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This show hosted by Vijay Peduru is about the amazing stories of world-class multi-millionaire and billionaire founders , how they started and how they succeeded. Founder Stories include the founders of Facebook(Mark), Linked-in(Reid), WhatsApp(Jan), Ben and Jerry Ice creams(the name says it), Instagram(Kevin), Amazon(Jeff), Pandora(Tim), Hershey Chocolates(Milton) and more. You will hear their struggles and seemingly insurmountable problems and how they emerged victoriously, so you too can succeed as a founder. Keep Rocking.. my friends.

This show hosted by Vijay Peduru is about the amazing stories of world-class multi-millionaire and billionaire founders , how they started and how they succeeded. Founder Stories include the founders of Facebook(Mark), Linked-in(Reid), WhatsApp(Jan), Ben and Jerry Ice creams(the name says it), Instagram(Kevin), Amazon(Jeff), Pandora(Tim), Hershey Chocolates(Milton) and more. You will hear their struggles and seemingly insurmountable problems and how they emerged victoriously, so you too can succeed as a founder. Keep Rocking.. my friends.
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This show hosted by Vijay Peduru is about the amazing stories of world-class multi-millionaire and billionaire founders , how they started and how they succeeded. Founder Stories include the founders of Facebook(Mark), Linked-in(Reid), WhatsApp(Jan), Ben and Jerry Ice creams(the name says it), Instagram(Kevin), Amazon(Jeff), Pandora(Tim), Hershey Chocolates(Milton) and more. You will hear their struggles and seemingly insurmountable problems and how they emerged victoriously, so you too can succeed as a founder. Keep Rocking.. my friends.

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English


Episodes

067:Box.com -Rising from multiple failures to becoming a multi-millionaire at a very young age

9/20/2018
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Aaron Levie dropped out of college and started box. He was getting crushed by big players like Google and Microsoft. Yet, he overcame all this, took Box public and became a multi-millionaire at a very young age. Holly Fruit Cake,Let us see how he did it.

Duration:02:14:22

066: Wrigley's Gum - A school dropout to one of the world's richest man

8/16/2018
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William Wrigley, Jr.was a school dropout but after many failures, he started Wrigley’s Chewing Gum and grew it to one of the world's largest chewing gum producer and became on of the world's richest man. Holy Lemon Pie. Let's check out how he did it.

Duration:01:56:11

065: Craigslist - From a poverty stricken poor boy to a multi-millionaire internet icon

7/26/2018
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Craig Newmark started Craigslist as a part-time hustle while working full-time. It grew and soon became one of the iconic brands in the world and made this poor kid a multi-millionaire. Holy Banana Pudding, Let's check out how he did it.

Duration:02:05:28

064: Noah's Bagels: From Selling on the streets to a Multi-million dollar Bagel chain founder.

6/21/2018
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Noah Alper started selling stuff on the streets and later on started Noah's Bagels with a single store in California and built it into a chain of multiple stores, ultimately selling it for $90+ million. Holy Yummy Pie , Let us check out how he did it.

Duration:01:25:43

063: Huffington Post - The rise of a poor girl who could barely speak English to a Media Mogul

6/7/2018
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Arianna Huffington grew up in a poor family where money was scarce. She faced many failures, rejections, and heartbreaks. Yet, how did she start and sold Huffington Post for 300+ million? Let us check it out.

Duration:02:22:07

062: Kate Spade Fashions - From a scared salesgirl to a multi-million dollar Fashion empire

5/24/2018
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Kate and Andy Spade put in all their savings and borrowed from credit cards to create a different kind of handbags. They almost failed, but eventually grew into a multi-million dollar Fashion empire. Holy Lemon Pie, Let us check it out!.

Duration:02:08:34

061: Hotmail - An immigrant with less than $300 in his pocket to becoming a multi-millionaire.

5/10/2018
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Sabeer was working as a programmer and had a personal problem with accessing his email. He started Hotmail and it grew fast. Microsoft came calling and he sold it for $300+ million.

Duration:01:53:36

060: Patagonia - A poor boy living on 50 cents a day to a Billionaire

4/26/2018
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Yvon Chouinard grew up poor, dropped out of high school and was a failure in life. Accidentally,he started a business and it grew wildly and he became a billionaire. Holy Mango Pie. Let us check out how he did it

Duration:02:36:00

059: TripAdvisor - Building a business from personal problem to selling it for $100+ million

4/12/2018
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TripAdvisor is a great site to plan and book a perfect trip. Steve, the founder did not get the idea in a bath tub, He had his own problem, couldn't find a solution. He built it and sold it for $100+ million. Bingo Bango,Let us check out, how he did it.

Duration:02:46:03

058: Baby Einstein - How a stay-at-home mom started a business by accident and became a multi-millionaire

12/21/2017
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Julie was a mother of two. She created a product for her kids called Baby Einstein. but then others liked it and she was accidentally pulled into creating a multi-million dollar business. Let us see how she did it.

Duration:02:53:55

057: iContact - How Ryan became a multi-millionaire at a young age

11/16/2017
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Ryan had a dream of starting a company and becoming a multi-millionaire while he was young. He ran out of money and faced many personal tragedies. Did he succeed? I am sure you know the answer by reading the headline. Let us check out how he did it.

Duration:00:32:47

056: Chick-fil-a Restaurants - A poor boy with just a high school education to a billionaire

11/9/2017
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Truett Cathy , the founder of Chick-fill-a grew up dirt-poor and in utter poverty. He focused his life on truly serving people and he rose from a poor boy living in poverty to a billionaire. How did he do it. Let us find out.

Duration:03:31:21

055: Cranium - Quitting a stressful software job to starting a $70+ million dollar gaming company

8/31/2017
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Richard quit his stressful software job and tried to become a DJ. He failed miserably. He got an idea for a board game. None of the stores wanted to carry it. He figured out solutions and finally sold Cranium for $70+ million. Let's check how he did it.

Duration:02:48:42

054: Blogger.com - A web developer with no connections to selling it to Google for multiple millions.

8/24/2017
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We all know Evan Williams who was one of the founders of Twitter. Way way back before Twitter, he had started Pyra, but created blogger.com by accident and in 2003, sold it to Google for multiple millions. Let us check out this fascinating story.

Duration:02:54:51

053: Zumba - An immigrant who didn't knew English to a multi-million dollar eclectic fitness empire

8/17/2017
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Beto had a passion for dance and later immigrated to America to bring Zumba, his dance fitness to America . He did not have a place to sleep and faced many hardships and rejections . Yet ,How did he build this multi-million dollar company ?. Let us check it out.

Duration:02:50:13

052: Archives.com - Two college dropouts selling their company for $90+ million

8/10/2017
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Brian and Matt had a simple idea of enabling anyone to search for family history across centuries. Initially they did not have this idea, but found it from their users. They sold this company for $90+ million. Holy Waffle, Let us check out how they did it.

Duration:02:37:25

051: SoulCycle -Two moms with humble beginnings to a Multi-million dollar fitness empire

8/3/2017
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Everyone hates working out in the gym, Yet these two moms invented a fitness that made exercise effective and joyful. They had very humble beginning and started in a sublet scrappy studio and built a Multi-million dollar indoor cycling fitness empire.

Duration:02:41:31

050: WhatsApp: How a poor kid and later an orphan who lived on food stamps built WhatsApp and sold for $15+ billion

7/27/2017
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Jan Koum migrated to America in his teens. His family was poor,Yet this kid rose to build an app called Whatsapp. It grew like crazy and was purchased for a whopping $15+ billion. Holy smokes. How is this possible. Let us check out this unbelievable story.

Duration:02:36:39

049: Cheese Cake Factory - How a failed musician who took over his mom's tiny struggling business and built it into a billion dollar business

7/20/2017
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David set aside his dreams of becoming a professional musician to help his parents with their struggling cheesecake business. He helped them open a small restaurant and today it has become a billion dollar global phenomenon. Let us check it out.

Duration:01:52:19

048: WeGoLook - A farm girl who didn't know much about technology to a tech multi-millionaire

7/13/2017
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Robin's story is an inspiring one . She grew up on a farm, had a bunch of personal and business setbacks. Yet she bounced back and finally sold her startup for 30+ million. Let us find out how she did it.

Duration:01:23:02