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Million Dollar Challenge Contender: John Tepichin

Monday, 21 May 2007 | 4:15 PM ET

John Tepichin is a contender for the CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge contest--and competing for a prize of $1,000,000. He was weekly winner number four in the contest with a portfolio percentage gain of 64.02%, qualifying him for the finals. He's 20 years old, a sophomore at Southern Methodist University, and a day-trader--and currently in 11th place.

If John wins the $1,000,000, he says the first thing he'll do is "buy my mom a present and then put the rest into my trading account." Good idea on mom.

His favorite sport is Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. His favorite TV show is "Mad Money." (thanks for the plug, John.)

#11 John Tepichin: $1,100,229.66 up $78,440.04 +7.68%.
Sold 25,634 shares Friday of Focus Media up 7.68% making $78K.
John is all-in on Monster Worldwide.

Million Dollar Update
Looking at strategy of CNBC Million Dollar Portfolio Challenge contender John Tepichin, SMU student and CNBC's Margaret Brennan

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