We all have our own version of a million dollar idea but most of us are too chicken to do what it takes to turn that dream into a reality. Here are 9 people who definitely weren't and ended up going from regular simpletons to super rich in the most bizarre ways.
Arbel created an app that allowed users to send the word 'Yo' either as an audio notification or via text to someone. He ended up making a million dollars and now the app allows users to attach links and locations along with their Yo's.
Ulukaya only had $3,000 with him when he migrated to the U.S. So he used that money to buy an abandoned factory and ended up creating what we now know of as Chobani Yogurt. He initially sold them to a Long Island kosher grocery store and in a few years his revenue skyrocketed to a billion dollars.
Tew needed money to pay for college so he created a site with a million pixels and then sold them for a $1 each. A million people had bought his pixels in just a few short months, providing him with a million dollars and a way to pay his college too.
They say that one person's trash is another person's treasure. Well that certainly proved to be the case for Climaco, who became a millionaire by sorting through scrap metal, bottles and other garbage in people's trash and then selling whatever she found useful. Eventually, the grade school drop out became a millionaire.
Johnson waited tables and lived in her car when she started selling weight-loss programs in the state she was living in. She saved as much money as she could to make this happen and even used a liquor store as her mailing address. Now, the once homeless waitress is a millionaire who specializes in weight-loss programs and books.
Robertson turned down an offer to play in the NFL and eventually started building handmade duck calls to help him hunt. His invention in combination with his reality show Duck Dynasty turned him into a millionaire.
Online Glitter Graphics
Back when Myspace was popular, 14-year-old Rhys Davies started making glitter graphics that people could add to their profiles. Since the graphics were tied to banner ads, he ended up earning over $100,000 in his first year alone and from there, he made enough money to start other internet ventures that made him rich.
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Swedish YouTuber PewDiePie became super successful by making funny commentaries on popular video games. Not only did his channel become one of the most subscribed channels on YouTube but he also ended up earning $7 million!
We love pets but owning one can be a huge responsibility. So Dahl came up with the Pet Rock that would look cute and wouldn't require owners to take it to the vet or feed it or bathe it. Initially sold at $4 each, Dahl made 1.5 million in a year selling rocks, making him our official hero!