After 27 years of marriage, his parents divorced in 1966 and Jango stayed with his father while his younger sister remained with his mother. With his father away from home so often, he became independent and began to search for some value or purpose to his being.

At 17, he and his brother became partners and started an independent landscaping company, competing with his father. During college he was immersed in the politics of the sixties, a student radical and a published poet, studying philosophy and religion and yet, a successful capitalist at home.