ONCE UPON A TIME. . .A California man got rich with a concoction he devised to keep Alaska rough necks from cursing him and throwing plates at his head.
Two brothers get paid over $13 million a year to do nothing because they made the Deal of the Century.
A 17 year old English boy started his business in a room full of coffins. He is now a billionaire.
A man created a product now found in almost every home, from a bucket of sludge.
A man made and lost three fortunes but didn't mind because making another one "was so much fun".
A socialist and her boyfriend who was looking for something that wouldn't interfere with his anti-war protests started a small business that grew into a large business.
The first black woman millionaire became one because her hair fell out.
One picture changed an electrician/part-time photographer's life forever.
A college professor told a kid that he would never make it in school. He should go start a hot dog stand. So, he did and became a multi-millionaire.
A Texas man was the town joke until his idea changed the world.
A man took the advice of his boss to "sell something people use up and throw away."
A Russian immigrant who could not read or write started a business that became so successful that Warren Buffett bought it on a handshake. When she got mad at him, she opened up a new business in competition across the street. She was 95.
A North Carolina man puts everything he has made for a year on his front lawn and sells out in 60 seconds.
Two brothers and their father bought an old potato patch and revolutionized home building.
A famous drug company made a mistake that created more headaches than they have cured.
A man sat down after a frustrating day and wrote something that has sold over 100 million copies.
A man that sold furniture from an abandoned model home park was going broke and spent his last $5000 on television commercials. He is now famous and his business sells $200 million a year.
A man makes millions because he faithfully watches the Academy Awards.
A famous entertainer started a nearly billion dollar business because he got gristle caught between his teeth.
The family that originated billboard advertising because they couldn't sell their shaving cream.
The freeway was being built through his property. So, he mortgaged his house, borrowed his kids' college money and built a major tourist stop.
A man created a board game to try to save his family from the depression. It didn't and you almost never heard of it. But you probably have one, now.
A man that sold things in comic books that are normally worthless and made millions.
A poor kid from Brooklyn went to Mexico, saved a business, had a gun battle in the desert and became world famous.
The Electric Chair was the result of a famous inventor's dirty promotional scheme.