Franklin grew up in and around gangs, growing up in the mid to late 70's and early 80's there wasn't a lot to do apart from drink and work. In Franklin's case he was a goods distributor. He would travel to countries buy products at a lower price and sell them for profit in the UK. When the airline industry started knuckling down on importing and exporting after 9/11 Franklin thought he was move his business to another country. With a low economy, this is how he found Chernarus. After living there for a decade things started getting strange and all of a sudden he had to fight to survive instead of having everything handed to him on a silver plate.