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Academy of Achievement Tom Haggai

Tom S. Haggai

Inducted 1994

Son of a minister, Thomas S. Haggai was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the youngest of three sons. Living with his family in Massachusetts, at age 12 he was stricken with a life-threatening illness. He lived, and this survival was the beginning of his service to God. An inspirational speaker, he is a very strong proponent of the free-enterprise system and believes that “work is the means of being fully alive.


Productivity is the pragmatic way of counting your blessings.” This minister, teacher, businessman and radio commentator believes our greatest challenge is to help the young understand that work is their ticket to continued freedom.