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This Entrepreneur's First Gift to Himself: a Huge House on the Shore

Check out a family home two and a half decades in the making.

This story appears in the April 2018 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Steve Vicario married young, bought a house young and had to work three jobs just to keep the bills paid. But despite the pressure, he had ambition. “I told my wife, ‘One day we’re gonna have our own shore house,’” he says. “ ‘We’re gonna have the things we want.’ ” She believed him “one hundred percent,” he says. “She knew the type of person I am. I don’t believe in failure. For me it was just a matter of grinding and grinding, and at some point something will click.”

Steve Vicario

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