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10 Things That Made Millions

Updated on April 20, 2012

CNBC complied a list of ten business concepts that netted their creators millions of dollars. The list can be found here. Here you'll find the list with the basics.


Jason Scudamore, for $700 in 1989 he started his business that grew.


Sara Blakely cut off pantyhose and developed a new product.

Pillow Pets

Jennifer Telfer watched her kids get ready bed and had an idea.

Burt's Bee

Roxanne Quimby and Burt Shavitz started making bee's wax candles together in the 80's and turned it into a full company.

Boston Beer Company

Jim Koch started home brewing his great-great grandfather's recipe and drink up the profit.


Steve Ells, after checking out taco trucks, designed a fast food restaurant around the idea.

Life is Good

John and Bert Jacobs drew a cartoon and gave it name, then printed on a shirt.


Diane and Gary Heavin created a specialized 30 minute fitness routine that evolved into Curves Gyms that operate world wide topping $1 Billion in annual revenue.


Jim McCann started his flower shop in New York and now sells flowers around the country.


Adam Lowry and Eric Ryan got tired of getting sick from cleaning their apartment and started to research home made cleaning products.


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    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India


      Good facts here...

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      pipmistress 5 years ago from Qatar

      This is interesting :) I wish i can made millions too :)