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My First Million

Telebrands
Telebrands

My First Million: A.J. Khubani, TeleBrands

7/26/11 at 6:00 PM

How a part-time pizza-delivery guy took $7,000 and turned it into a $1 billion "As Seen on TV" infomercial empire. Continue Reading

AOL
AOL

My First Million: Barbara Corcoran, The Corcoran Group

6/02/11 at 5:00 PM

How a self-made salesperson took $1,000 and took on the titans of New York's legendary real-estate industry. Continue Reading

Bob Williamson
Bob Williamson

My First Million: Bob Williamson, Horizon Software International and Honey Lake Plantation

3/14/11 at 6:00 PM

How an alcoholic, drug-addicted homeless drifter turned to God, turned his life around -- and went on to start several multimillion-dollar companies. Continue Reading

AP
AP

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

2/24/11 at 5:00 PM

Jim McCann began with a single flower shop on New York's Upper East Side. By embracing technology in a historically low-tech industry -- first 800 calling, then the Web -- he transformed it into a global flower empire. Continue Reading

Harpo Productions
Harpo Productions

My First Million: Sara Blakely, Spanx

2/13/11 at 11:00 PM

Sara Blakely took a homemade solution to an everyday problem -- cutting the feet off her pantyhose, to help women look shapelier -- and created Spanx, a multimillion-dollar international apparel phenomenon. Continue Reading

Gilt Groupe
Gilt Groupe

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

12/08/10 at 1:30 PM

The former Harvard classmates teamed up to help launch Gilt Groupe, a wildly popular online "sample sale" site that has expanded into fashion, accessories, home furnishings and travel. Continue Reading

Dylan's Candy Bar
Dylan's Candy Bar

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

11/15/10 at 5:00 PM

A self-described "candy freak," Dylan Lauren set out to build a lifestyle brand centered around sweets. Today, she presides over the largest candy store in the world. Continue Reading

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Bloomberg/Getty Images

Groupon's Andrew Mason: The Unlikely Dealmaker

8/09/10 at 5:30 PM

Groupon founder Andrew Mason took a simple concept -- e-mailing people one coupon a day -- and turned it into one of the hottest sites on the Web. All before his 30th birthday. Continue Reading

Clif Bar & Company
Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar: How a Husband-Wife Team Built a $235 Million Empire

6/14/10 at 6:00 PM

Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford started out selling calzones door-to-door. Until they had the idea to create "a better energy bar." Continue Reading

37signals
37signals

37signals' Jason Fried: Old-School Wisdom from a Software Pioneer

5/26/10 at 12:00 AM

With Basecamp and other software, 37signals helps millions of users keep projects on track. Co-founder Jason Fried says the company has found success through a simple approach -- slow and steady growth. Continue Reading

Leatherman
Leatherman

Tim Leatherman: An Inventor on the Cutting Edge

5/17/10 at 6:00 AM

For Tim Leatherman, a broken-down car and constant search for pliers to fix it sparked the idea for an invention. Today, his Leatherman Multi-Tool has become a favorite of Mr. Fix-Its around the world. Continue Reading

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