Jason and Brett spent time in jail and correctional facilities when they were younger?!

Jason ATE a rattlesnake and I am shook

So, it turns out Jason and Brett Oppenheim have had quite a journey from when they were younger to where they are now. As teens, the pair went to correctional facilities and even spent time in jail before become the hotshot real estate moguls they are today.

They have spoken in interviews about having a troubled childhood, which left them feeling at “rock bottom”. They used to be in trouble with police a lot, got into fights and spent time in a half-way house before turning their lives and careers around.

According to reports, the twins were suspended or expelled from five schools whilst growing up, being raised by their single mother. She is said to have sent them to a harsh reformist teen correctional camp in Idaho when they were 13, where Jason was so hungry he ate half a rattlesnake and ants at one point. Jason described the camp as a “living hell” and said it was the “worst month of my life”.

Jason and Brett Oppenheim are also said to have spent time in jail in their lives, with Jason admitting he picked up a DUI conviction when he was much younger. They were reportedly “out of control teenagers, regularly getting into fist fights and scrapes with the law.”

“My brother and I were incorrigible kids,” Jason told a TEDx Talk. “We lacked respect for authority, fought incessantly … We were just frustrated, constantly getting into trouble at home, at school, with our teachers, and even the police.” He added they “spent several nights in jail, whether for underage drinking, fighting, or just adolescent belligerence.”

Jason told DailyMailTV it was his father who helped him turn his life around. His dad, who is a Vietnam war veteran, staged an intervention, and after three years living with him, Jason was doing better at school. Jason went on to graduate from leading university UC Berkeley and Brett went to UCLA.

Jason told DailyMailTV: “I am not ashamed of my past, but I am not proud of it either. I made mistakes, a lot of them, but right when it seemed like there was no hope, I was given a second chance and I made the best of it. I found purpose in first school, then as a lawyer, and now in real estate. That direction saved me. I wouldn’t change any of it. It made me who I am.”

Details of Jason and Brett Oppeheim when they were younger and their early life

via Instagram @brettoppenheim

Both of the guys are qualified lawyers and had a career in law, also working with celebrity clients, before heading up the number one luxury real estate company in LA. They now have a net worth of an estimated $50million (£37.5million) each.

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