8:00 PM HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS #20
CNBC's "How I Made My Millions" goes behind the curtain to reveal how everyday people have taken ordinary ideas and turned them in extraordinary businesses. Companies that have surpassed that magic number of a million dollars.
Each of these entrepreneurs took a risk, believed in their dream and, thanks to a lot of hard work and a little luck, became millionaires.
"How I Made My Millions" puts the American Dream on display and shows you that it's alive and well if you have the heart, the desire and the know-how to make it big.
“Cleaning Up” —DYSON
It took Sir James Dyson five years, more than five thousand prototypes, and about a million dollars of debt to create his first true dual cyclone, bagless vacuum cleaner. Now, his namesake company offers a line of technically advanced household items and boasts an annual revenue of more than a billion dollars.
“Liquid Gold”—John Paul Mitchell
Billionaire John Paul Dejoria was homeless, living and working in a car in Los Angeles, when he teamed up with hairdresser Paul Mitchell to create a new line of hair products. After two years of unpaid bills and near bankruptcy, John Paul Mitchell Systems Inc. grew into a $900 million a year giant. Dejoria, with the late Martin Crawley, created a premium category of tequila with “Patron.”
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