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Coolest Cooler Heats Up Kickstarter to the Tune of 13.3 Million
Sometimes you just need to tweak something that is already out there to make something ordinary extraordinary.  In this case a traditional cooler gets amped up to beome the Coolest Cooler, a cooler with all sorts of nifty gadgets to make tailgating or any party even more fun. Ryan Grepper, the creator of the Coolest Cooler, took it to funding site Kickstarter and got it funded for $13.3 million [...]
Teen Bella Weems Creates Multi-Million Dollar Company
When she was 14, teen Bella Weems wanted her parents to buy her a new car for her 16th birthday.  Her parents told the Chandler, Arizona, teen that she needed to pay for it herself.  So, what did she do?  She started her own company called Origami Owl.  Her product was quite brilliant.  She combined charms with a locket and called it a living locket.  Today at 17 her company is worth $250 million! Essentially [...]
A $27 Bitcoin Investment Turns into a Million in Just 4 Years!
So, how does one turn an investment of just $27 into a million in just about 4 years?  Be in the right place at the right time and take a chance on something that has potential.  In this case, that something was Bitcoin, a new type of digital currency. Kristoffer Koch from Norway made an initial investment in Bitcoin in 2009.  He promptly forgot about it and when he went back to check it's value [...]
Nail Artist Makes How Much?
Mei Kawajiri is a nail artist.  She paints nails.  She is so talented that last year she made $300,000.   That is $300,000 to do something creative that she loves and that her clients love.  Is there something creative that you love that could generate you some extra income? Mei is only 30 years old and hails from Tokyo.  She is now living in NYC and is booked everyday of the week.  She has [...]
Doctor Quits His Job to Start Camera Rental Business
Watch the video of the doctor, Roger Cicala, who quit his job and started his own camera rental business called Lensrentals. How did it happen?   With a hobby as a photographer this doctor needed to rent a specific telephoto lens that happened to be very expensive.  When he couldn't find anybody in his local area to rent it from he was forced to spend a couple of thousand to buy it.  He then [...]
How Would You Make a Million?
How would you make a million dollars?  CNN interviewed ordinary folks on the street to get their take on that question.  Before watching what do you think the most common reply would be? The answers all seemed pretty solid and some pretty funny. Answers to the million dollar question on how to make a million dollars included: "Start saving from the age of 8." "Get a higher paying job." "Come [...]
TOMS Gives Back and Makes Money at the Same Time
TOMS is the brainchild of Blake Mycoskie.  After an enlightening trip to Argentina in which Mycoskie found that the children there were in dire need of shoes, he devised an idea for a shoe company that would give one pair of shoes away for every pair they sold.  The result is that Mycoskie now makes money and gives back at the same time.  And, how many shoes has his company provided for the less [...]
Making Money by Magic
Making money by magic is something that Wayne Hoffman has been doing for years.  Hoffman is a mentalist and illusionist and has the ability to make over $350,000 a year should he choose to.   He has travelled the world performing his magic act.// // // ]]>He is a great model for anyone wanting to follow their passion and make money doing it.  Is there something you love that you can do and [...]
Sarah Oliver Handbags Hires Local Knitters
Sarah Oliver started by hand knitting every stitch in her homemade handbags.  She would give the handbags as gifts and when they proved so popular she decided to go into business.  Sarah grew up watching her relatives knit and so she went to the local Redwoods Senior Retirement Community and hired knitters from that community.  They are now dubbed the Purlettes + one, the one being the lone man [...]
He Went From Poverty in Pakistan to Billions in the U.S.
How does one go from poverty to billions?  For Shahid (Shad) Khan that trick involved leaving his native Pakistan to head to the United States in the mid 60s.  He started as a dishwasher at a YMCA in Chicago making $1.20 an hour which he thought was fantastic at the time. His goal in coming to the U.S. was to study engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaigne. Khan worked [...]
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