Famous Self-made Millionaires: Catherine L. Hughes, Bert Jacobs, Ali Brown

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CEOs and founders Catherine L. Hughes of “Radio One”, Bert Jacobs of “Life is good”, Ali Brown of “AliBrown.com,” Jill Blashack Strahan of “Tastefully Simple”, Farrah Gray of “Farrah Gray Publishing” and Jesse Conners of “PeppermintPark.com” are famous self-made millionaires who have been able to achieve success from hard working, determination as well as sound advice from mentor, friends and family

Catherine L. Hughes - Radio One


Catherine L. Hughes was a teen mother by 16 and a high-school dropout. Catherine later completed high school and tried to work. She could later buy her fist radio station at the age of 32 and found Radio One a year later. Although the millionaire had to sleep with her son on the floor of her radio station, thirty-two years later, her empire includes the radio company, the television network TV One and some other interactive ventures


Catherine has attempted to do charitable, including helping students from financially strapped families

Catherine has attempted to do charitable, including helping students from financially strapped families

 

Bert Jacobs - Life is good


Bert Jacobs, 46, accompanied by his brother started selling their T-shirts on the streets of Boston in 1989. The two brothers even had to go door-to-door at college dorms and sleep in their van in order to save money. However, now, Bert Jacobs’ company has revenues of more than $100 million. Each year, “Life is good” helps a lot of children overcome life-threatening challenges.


Bert Jacobs, co-founder of Life is good started making T-shirts when he was a Fitchburg State undergraduate

Bert Jacobs, co-founder of Life is good started making T-shirts when he was a Fitchburg State undergraduate

 

Ali Brown - AliBrown.com


Ali Brown gave up her boring job in 1998 and opened her first company, AKB Communications. Thirteen years later, Ali Brown has achieved many successes and become a millionaire by the age of 35 thanks to her hard work. Brown has donated a lot of money and supported several organizations.


Ali Brown has achieved many successes thanks to her hard work

Ali Brown has achieved many successes thanks to her hard work

 

Jill Blashack Strahan - Tastefully Simple


Strahan was born in a dairy farm in Minnesota. The later millionaire started her business career selling gourmet food baskets. Then, Strahan operated her Tastefully Simple company with only $6,000, including her savings and loans from acquaintances. The company has become much bigger and donated over $5 million.


Millionaire Jill Blashack Strahan

Millionaire Jill Blashack Strahan

Farrah Gray - Farrah Gray Publishing


Farrah Gray was an “entrepreneur” when he was 6, selling hand-painted rocks. Gray had founded and run several businesses by the age of 17. Now, at the age of 27, his latest venture “Farrah Gray Publishing” is one of several big milestones for him.


Farrah Gray

Farrah Gray

 

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This article was published on 2011/11/28