These days, it seems that everyone is looking for the next "get rich quick" tactic to stuff their pockets. People are into Pyramid schemes, weight loss resales, and seemingly everything short of selling their very souls to the devil himself. Shockingly enough, these tactics rarely work to provide a stable income, let alone bring in the big bucks. Once in awhile you'll hear stories of individuals becoming millionaires overnight - usually by way of stocks or lottery winnings. Those stories rarely end well, often winding up with someone filing for bankruptcy, or quickly blowing their easy-earned money on drugs and booze.
10 10. Cameron Johnson - The Child Entrepreneur
9 Jenna Marbles - YouTube Videos
8 Noel Biderman - AshleyMadison.com
7 The Robertson Family - Selling Duck Calls
6 6. Matthew Osborn - PooperScooper.com
5 Jason Sadler - I Wear Your Shirt
4 Phil Ozersky - Auctioning Off a Baseball
3 Johnny Earle - Johnny Cupcakes T-Shirts
2 Frank Warren - PostSecret
1 Blake Mycoskie - TOMS Shoes
Founded in 2006 by Blake Mycoskie, TOMS shoes has thus far given upward of fifty million pairs of shoes to children in need. How, you may ask? Well, Mycoskie created a business model, called "One for One", that says for every product sold, one is given away. The business began when Mycoskie was travelling in Argentina and was troubled by the fact that so many children in the area were without shoes - and so TOMS shoe company was born. TOMS has since expanded to include eyeglasses and bags in their collection. Each product sold is included in the "One for One" deal, allowing Mycoskie and his company to earn a profit, all while giving products away to children in need. Mycoskie has stated that he hopes that in the future more businesses will incorporate giving back into their business model, hopefully helping to make a better world for everyone.
Sources: forbes, nytimes, chicagotribune, people
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