Ella Coney: From Welfare to Millionaire

Ella Coney

hide captionElla Coney reclines in cash she earned from the sale of her first home.

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Today in our series, "Great Expectations," we meet Ella Coney.

She went from a single parent facing jail time for welfare fraud to a real estate millionaire.

Coney tells Farai Chideya how she overcame some tremendous obstacles in her life and talks about her new memoir, When You Fall Down - Get Up!

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When You Fall Down - Get Up!
When You Fall Down - Get Up!

A Millionaire's Memoir

by Ella M. Coney

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