You could call Abraham Piper an accidental entrepreneur.
At 36, he lives in Los Angeles and runs a digital media company that he expects to make $30 million in revenue this year.
But he didn't set out to start a business.
In his 20s, the Minneapolis native was not terribly focused. It took him 11 years to graduate from college — he took time off four times, including once to learn how to make guitars.
In 2008, Piper was living with his wife and young son in a house four blocks from where he grew up. He was working in a mailing warehouse.