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How They Made their Millions

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This show is about the amazing stories of world-class multi-millionaire and billionaire founders , how they started and how they succeeded. Founder Stories include the founders of Facebook(Mark), Linked-in(Reid), WhatsApp(Jan), Ben and Jerry Ice creams(the name says it), Instagram(Kevin), Amazon(Jeff), Pandora(Tim), Hershey Chocolates(Milton) and more.You will hear their struggles and seemingly insurmountable problems and how they emerged victoriously, so you too can succeed as a founder.

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This show is about the amazing stories of world-class multi-millionaire and billionaire founders , how they started and how they succeeded. Founder Stories include the founders of Facebook(Mark), Linked-in(Reid), WhatsApp(Jan), Ben and Jerry Ice creams(the name says it), Instagram(Kevin), Amazon(Jeff), Pandora(Tim), Hershey Chocolates(Milton) and more.You will hear their struggles and seemingly insurmountable problems and how they emerged victoriously, so you too can succeed as a founder.

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Great content

By Ashirodk - Nov 22 2019
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I love how much research you do and the format of the presentation. Keep it coming. Thanks.

Super interesting!

By chucktheschmuck - Jul 21 2019
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Just want to give Vijay some love. Very informative and inspirational. Underrated for sure!

iTunes Ratings

84 Ratings
Average Ratings
62
2
6
8
6

Great content

By Ashirodk - Nov 22 2019
Read more
I love how much research you do and the format of the presentation. Keep it coming. Thanks.

Super interesting!

By chucktheschmuck - Jul 21 2019
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Just want to give Vijay some love. Very informative and inspirational. Underrated for sure!

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How They Made their Millions

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This show is about the amazing stories of world-class multi-millionaire and billionaire founders , how they started and how they succeeded. Founder Stories include the founders of Facebook(Mark), Linked-in(Reid), WhatsApp(Jan), Ben and Jerry Ice creams(the name says it), Instagram(Kevin), Amazon(Jeff), Pandora(Tim), Hershey Chocolates(Milton) and more.You will hear their struggles and seemingly insurmountable problems and how they emerged victoriously, so you too can succeed as a founder.

021: Ben and Jerry ice Cream: The wonderful story of two Guys, their love of ice cream, a $5 investment to a multi-million dollar business

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Two friends turned their passion of ice creams into a multi-million dollar empire. They just started with $5 investment and did not know anything about how to start a business. Yet they became wildly successful. Let us see how they did it.

Jan 05 2017

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010: Chobani: How an immigrant with simple yogurt business beat the giant companies and became a billionaire.

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We all heard about internet unicorns --the billion dollar-- valuation companies. but can that be done with a non-internet business that too with a simple Yogurt business. Hamdi Ulukaya an immigrant proved it can be done and became a billionaire. Here is how he did it...

Oct 27 2016

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053: Zumba - An immigrant who didn't know English to a multi-million dollar eclectic fitness empire

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Beto had a passion for dance and later immigrated to America to bring Zumba, his dance fitness to America . He did not have a place to sleep and faced many hardships and rejections .  Yet ,How did he build this multi-million dollar company ?. Let us check it out.

Aug 17 2017

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029: Instagram: A side hustle to selling it for $1 billion in 2 years

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Kevin worked on his startup idea close to 2 years but it didn't take off.  He took a risk, scraped his old idea and went with a new idea, which he found almost by accident. It was a hit and Facebook bought it for $1 billion. Let us check out how he did it

Mar 02 2017

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060: Patagonia - A poor boy living on 50 cents a day to a Billionaire

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Yvon Chouinard  grew up poor, dropped out of high school and was a failure in life.  Accidentally,he started a business and it grew wildly and he became a billionaire. Holy Mango Pie. Let us check out how he did it

Apr 26 2018

40mins

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049: Cheese Cake Factory - How a failed musician who took over his mom's tiny struggling business and built it into a billion dollar business

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David set aside his dreams of becoming a professional musician to help his parents with their struggling cheesecake business. He helped them open a small restaurant and today it has become a billion dollar global phenomenon.

Let us check it out.

Jul 20 2017

28mins

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038: LinkedIn: A bad student always playing video games to starting LinkedIn and selling it for $20+ billion

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Reid Hoffman was bad at academics , then he started and failed at his first startup. Yet he persevered and later started Linkedin.

He  sold it to Microsoft for $20+  billion.

Holy Tasty Strawberry pie. How did he do it. Let us check it out.

May 04 2017

45mins

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018: LifeisGood: Living in a van, eating peanut butter sandwiches to a $100+ million company – The story of Life is Good and the power of optimism

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Is it possible to invest $200 and make millions from a simple message of “Do what you like, like what you do” and also bring happiness to millions of people. Let us check out how two brothers Bert and John Jacobs did it.

Dec 26 2016

25mins

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056: Chick-fil-a Restaurants - A poor boy with just a high school education to a billionaire

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Truett Cathy , the founder of Chick-fill-a grew up dirt-poor and in utter poverty. He focused his life on truly serving people and he rose from a poor boy living in poverty to a billionaire. How did he do it. Let us find out.

Nov 09 2017

52mins

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062: Kate Spade Fashions - From a scared salesgirl to a multi-million dollar Fashion empire

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Kate and Andy Spade put in all their savings and borrowed from credit cards to create a different kind of handbags. They almost failed, but eventually grew into a multi-million dollar Fashion empire. Holy Lemon Pie, Let us check it out!.

May 24 2018

33mins

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051: SoulCycle -Two moms with humble beginnings to a Multi-million dollar fitness empire

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Everyone hates working out in the gym, Yet these two moms invented a fitness that made exercise effective and joyful. They had very humble beginning and started in a sublet scrappy studio and built a Multi-million dollar indoor cycling fitness empire.

Aug 03 2017

37mins

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045: Subway Restaurants - A poor kid who started with a borrowed $1000 and built a billion dollar restaurant empire

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Before he turned 20, Fred used a borrowed $1,000 investment to open a sandwich shop in Connecticut. Today, Subway has more than 40,000 locations worldwide and Fred became a billionaire. Holy Macaroni, How did he do it, Let us find out.

Jun 22 2017

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003: GeekSquad: Starting with $200 and selling to Best Buy for multiple millions

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Robert Stephens started Geek Squad with just himself and $200 investment. He did some fascinating marketing without any money. and he grew  to thousands of employees and sold Geek Squad to Best buy for Millions. How did he do it. Let us check out.

Sep 01 2016

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041: Mary Kay Ash Cosmetics - A poor girl with tough childhood to a billionaire

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Mary kay Ash had a very tough childhood growing up as a poor girl. She faced many personal and professional setbacks and was depressed. She finally started a cosmetics company with $5000 and became a billionaire. Let us check out, how she built it.

May 25 2017

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036: GrubHub - How two programmers bootstrapped a side hustle and made billions

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Mike and Matt started GrubHub as a side project while working on their day jobs as computer programmers. They bootstrapped it with their own money and took GrubHub to a 3+ billion IPO.

Holy Chocolatey Doughnut. How did they do it. Let us check it out…

Apr 20 2017

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008: IMDB: Movie watching hobby business Sold to Amazon for multiple millions

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Can a movie watching hobby be turned into a serious business that too a multimillion dollar business. Col Needham did this with one of the world’s top entertainment website IMDB.com and sold to Amazon. Let us check out how he did it.

Sep 15 2016

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070: In-N-Out Burger -From a poor food delivery boy to a multi-billion-dollar restaurant icon

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Harry and Esther, who grew up poor started a small burger stand. It grew to 300 stores and developed a cult following. Now it is valued at more that a billion dollars. Holy Yummy, How did they do it. Let's check it out.

Mar 07 2019

28mins

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032: StubHub: How Jeff started StubHub at the worst possible time, survived and sold to eBay for $300+ million

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Jeff ran out of money and was not able to pay his employees. On top of this, his company got sued, yet he kept pushing forward and succeed and sold StubHub to ebay for $300+ million. Let us check out how he did it.

Mar 23 2017

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020: FUBU: How Shark Tank's Daymond John went from a Restaurant waiter to multi-millionaire founder

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Daymond John was an ordinary guy working as a waiter in a restaurant and in his spare time started FUBU(For us by Us) a sports apparel company with just $40 and turned it into $350+ million in revenue.

Let us check out how he did it.

Jan 02 2017

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028: Hershey's Chocolates: A fourth grade dropout ,and a farm boy to a world-famous billionaire chocolatier

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Milton Hershey started many business and failed in all of them. Any one else would have been crushed by these failures but not Milton. His passion  kept him going and he became one of the richest person in America.

Let us find out how he did it.

Feb 23 2017

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086: Costco - From a grocery store bagger to a Billionaire

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Jim Sinegal started as a grocery bagger in a grocery store. How did he start Costco and became a billionaire. Holy coconut Donut, Let us check out, how he did it.

Dec 03 2019

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085:Netflix - From a door-to-door-salesman to a billionaire

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Reed never knew anything about running a business. He later started Netflix and faced several problems. But he overcame all those and Netflix grew beyond his wildest dreams and became a billionaire.

Nov 19 2019

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084: UnderArmour - From grandma's basement to a billion dollar company

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As a student and a football player in college, Kevin saw a problem with his sports inner wear. He did not know anything about business. Yet, he started Under Armour and slowly grew it into a billion dollar company. Let us check out how he did it.

Nov 05 2019

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083: Reddit - Two friends starting in an apartment to multi-millionaires

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Alex and Steve started Reddit in a small apartment. Despite its many problems and coming close to shutting down, it survived and today is valued at more that a couple of billion dollars. Let us see how they did it.

Oct 22 2019

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082: The Body Shop - Starting with no money to building an international cosmetics empire

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Anita Roddick had to earn money to support her two kids. She started a store and sold chemical free, cruelty-free cosmetics. It grew from one tiny shop into a billion dollar enterprise. Let us see how she did it.

Oct 08 2019

24mins

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081:CollegeHumor - College students to Millionaires

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Josh and Ricky wanted to make money when they were in college. They got an idea for a humor site about college. It grew and grew and they finally sold it for more than $15 million. Let us check out how they did it.

Sep 24 2019

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080:Sam Adams Beer - From Kitchen table entrepreneur to a billionaire entrepreneur

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Jim started to brew beer in his kitchen. He faced many rejections while trying to sell. Yet he persevered and grew Boston Beer company into a billion dollar company. Let us see how he did it.

Sep 10 2019

21mins

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079: Product Hunt - A one-person startup to selling it for Millions

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Ryan started a side project with no idea to make money or to make it big. He first started as an email list and it grew phenomenally. It was sold for more than $15 million. Let us see how he did it.

Aug 27 2019

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078: ESPN - From a radio jockey to a Multi-millionaire Media icon

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Bill was fired from his job and he accidentally stumbled upon the idea for 24 hours sports network. Everyone thought he was crazy and said it will not work. Today it has millions of viewers and valued at more than $15 billion. Let us check it out.

Aug 15 2019

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077: Shazam - How four friends took a trivial idea and became multi-millionaires

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When you listen to a song on the radio or a cafe, you sometimes may want to know who sang it. Chris and his friends solved this problem through Shazam. It was hard but they did it and sold it for multiple millions.Let us see how they did it.

Aug 01 2019

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076: Spanx - A Disneyworld worker putting belts on passengers to a billionaire

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Sara worked at Disneyworld checking belts on passengers on theme rides. Yet step by step she grew and started Spanx and became a fashion icon and billionaire. Holy Heavens, Let us see how she did it.

Jul 18 2019

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075: Netscape - How a fresh college grad brought us the internet and became a billionaire

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In the early days, the World Wide Web, wasn’t easily accessible. Marc Andreessen along with Jim Clark brought us easy access to the internet with their browser Netscape and it doing so, became multi-millionaires. Let us check out how they did it.

Jul 04 2019

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074: Nordstrom - Starting with $5 and becoming a billionaire fashion icon

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John Nordstrom was poor and immigrated to the united states. He had to endure tough working conditions in his youth. He saved up money and opened a small store. Today it has grown to a billion-dollar fashion empire. Let us see how he did it.

Jun 20 2019

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073: Angie's List- The daughter of a UPS driver to a multi-millionaire entrepreneur

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Angie Hicks a fresh college grad accidentally started a business. She had very bad days and almost gave up. Later it was sold for multiple millions. Let us see how she did it.

Jun 06 2019

24mins

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072: Forever21- A gas station attendant to a Billionaire.

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Do Won Chang started as a gas station attendant. He then started a small shop and grew it to a multi-billion dollar fashion empire. Let us see how he did it.

May 16 2019

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071: TiVo - From a tiny scrappy startup to a billion dollar startup

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Mike Ramsay and Jim Barton had a Home automation idea, which didn't work out. They switched to another idea and TiVo was born. Giant media companies tried to stop them, yet they came out successful and sold it for $1+ billion. Let's see how they did it.

Mar 28 2019

31mins

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070: In-N-Out Burger -From a poor food delivery boy to a multi-billion-dollar restaurant icon

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Harry and Esther, who grew up poor started a small burger stand. It grew to 300 stores and developed a cult following. Now it is valued at more that a billion dollars. Holy Yummy, How did they do it. Let's check it out.

Mar 07 2019

28mins

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069: OpenTable - A business which almost failed to an astonishing billion dollar business

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While Chuck saw his wife struggling for hours to get a reservation at a restaurant, He hit upon a business idea. OpenTable was born. He struggled but finally he sold it for $2+ billion. Bingo Bango , how did he do it, Let us check it out.

Dec 20 2018

24mins

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068: Gordon Ramsay - A poor boy with abusive childhood to a world-famous multi-million dollar restaurant icon

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Gordon Ramsay was born poor and grew up in abusive situations. But this didn't deter him. He rose to become a world-famous chef and media personality. Holy mango Pudding!, Let us see who he did it.

Oct 25 2018

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067: Box.com -Rising from multiple failures to becoming a multi-millionaire at a very young age

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Aaron Levie dropped out of college and started box. He was getting crushed by big players like Google and Microsoft. Yet, he overcame all this, took Box public and became a multi-millionaire at a very young age. Holly Fruit Cake,Let us see how he did it.

Sep 20 2018

33mins

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