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How I Made My Millions: Burton Snow Boards | Blendtec | Zane's Cycles

EPISODE 21

"King of the Hill"- Burton Snowboards
Jake Burton Carpenter left his job in finance to pioneer a sport that was virtually unknown: snowboarding. Despite little training in design or construction, he built his first snowboards inside a Vermont barn. A decade later, Burton would be selling his iconic boards in 33 countries, the dominant player in a fast-growing industry.

"Mix Master"—Blendtec
Tom Dickson, a self-proclaimed poor student, went on to invent several successful kitchen machines including the Total Blender-- his best-selling product that pulverizes anything from glowsticks to iPads in the smash hit YouTube series, "Will it Blend?" Now, his multi-million dollar company, Blendtec, also boasts hundreds of millions of internet views.

"Millions in the Making?"- Zane's Cycles
Chris Zane starting repairing bikes when he was 12. By age 16, he owned and managed his own bike store in Connecticut. Today, he has embraced a "customer for life" philosophy that has helped to make him one of the largest distributors of bicycles in North America—and growing.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

  • King of the Hill     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Jake Burton Carpenter left his job in finance to pioneer a sport that was virtually unknown: snowboarding.

  • Mix Master     Thursday, 15 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET

    Inventor Tom Dickson cooks up crazy concoctions in his Blendtec Total Blender and creates an Internet sensation and consumer product hit.

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