Solomon grew up in poverty, his mother a Russian immigrant, his father barely in the picture. While his mother was working everyday, Solomon became somewhat of a delinquent. A product of his environment, you could say. His crimes were small at first, and for fun. Vandalism, breaking and entering, graffiti. Although at some point his view shifted towards money. Solomon left his home at the age of 22 to chase a business venture. Through connections and friends, he traveled to an island called Altis. It was wrought in political conflict, as well as domestic. It was ripe for illegal activity, so Solomon originally began illegally important cigars to the island. This built him a small empire, and he would expand his business to fencing illegal goods, vehicles, minerals, weapons. He was a cutthroat buisness man, and would sell out anyone as long as the other side was paying more. He sold arms and vehicles to the government, and to its resistance, made deals with the competition only to sell them out to their enemies. He had pulled himself up from the bootstraps and climbed from the pits of poverty into this corporation he had built. His business booming and needing room to expand, hearing news reports a country called Chernarus was in similar discord as Altis was when he had first arrived. So he purchased a warehouse, and a house, and traveled there.
Violent and unpredictable, but intelligent and calculating, he is a master negotiator who uses violent outbursts and confusing language to intimidate and dominate everyone around him. Even after the apocalypse, Solomon still looks for a way to build a new business, profit, and come out on top of the world. He's determined to never be on bottom again.