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How Bob Williamson Went From Homeless Heroin Addict To Multimillionaire

How Bob Williamson Went From Homeless Heroin Addict To Multimillionaire

Patrick Sauer  03.14.2011
Bob Williamson has lived the kind of life most of us can only dream of -- but only if half of those dreams are terrifying nightmares. In...
Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.com: My First Million

Jim McCann, 1-800-FLOWERS.com: My First Million

Lauren Drell  02.24.2011
Looking for a way to make some extra money back in the 1970s, Jim McCann took a side job at a flower shop on New York's Upper East Side....
Sara Blakely, Spanx: My First Million

Sara Blakely, Spanx: My First Million

Lauren Drell  02.13.2011
Starting with $5,000, an entrepreneurial vision a little irreverence, Sara Blakely has become a millionaire several times over. Her product,...
Alexis Maybank And Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Gilt Groupe: My First Million

Alexis Maybank And Alexandra Wilkis Wilson, Gilt Groupe: My First Million

Lauren Drell  12. 8.2010
Sample sales are a time-honored New York shopping tradition. For years, shoppers in the know would swarm to often underground locations,...
Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar: My First Million

Dylan Lauren, Dylan's Candy Bar: My First Million

Lauren Drell  11.15.2010
As a child, Dylan Lauren fell in love with Willy Wonka -- and she's been a self-described "candy freak" ever since. She majored in art...
Andrew Mason, Groupon: My First Million

Andrew Mason, Groupon: My First Million

Geoff Williams  08. 9.2010
The idea behind Groupon is a simple one -- send out one coupon a day, every day, to people who sign up. Subscribers get great deals at...
Gary Erickson And Kit Crawford, Clif Bar: My First Million

Gary Erickson And Kit Crawford, Clif Bar: My First Million

Darren Dahl  06.14.2010
While the entrepreneurial bug infected Gary Erickson early on in his life, it was a 175-mile bike ride that inspired him to invent the...
Jason Fried, 37signals: My First Million

Jason Fried, 37signals: My First Million

Darren Dahl  05.26.2010
In many ways, Jason Fried seems like a throwback to the dot-com days, when countless young entrepreneurs believed they had found a better...
Tim Leatherman, Leatherman Multi-Tools: My First Million

Tim Leatherman, Leatherman Multi-Tools: My First Million

Darren Dahl  05.17.2010
While there are many knives on the market, most lack a key component: pliers. That's why Tim Leatherman's invention, which features pliers...