July 20, 2012
CNBC’S “HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS #18” WILL PREMIERE ON JULY 23RD
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9:00 PM HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS #18
12:00 AM HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS #18
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"HOW I MADE MY MILLIONS"
CNBC's "How I Made My Millions" goes behind the curtain to reveal how everyday people have taken ordinary ideas and turned them in extraordinary businesses. Companies that have surpassed that magic number of a million dollars.
Each of these entrepreneurs took a risk, believed in their dream and, thanks to a lot of hard work and a little luck, became millionaires.
"How I Made My Millions" puts the American Dream on display and shows you that it's alive and well if you have the heart, the desire and the know-how to make it big.
“Twist of Fate” – Auntie Anne’s Soft Pretzels (PA)
Anne Beiler sold pretzels and other goodies from a local farmer’s market stand just to make money to support her husband Jonas’ free family counseling services. But the pretzels were so bad, Anne was about to stop making them. Then, Jonas tweaked the dough recipe and the new pretzels became an instant hit. Today, Auntie Anne’s soft pretzels are a worldwide franchising business with an annual revenue of more than $440 Million.
“Rolling in the Dough” – Top Pot (Seattle, WA)
Two Seattle brothers, focused on remodeling coffee shops, set out to open a café of their own. They decided doughnuts were a perfect match for their 1940’s design tastes and might set them apart from coffee shops selling high end pastries. Turns out, they were right.
“Millions in the Making?” – Hancock Gourmet Lobster Co. (Topsham, ME)
Cal Hancock remembered her grandmother’s lobster restaurant in Maine taught tourists the “right way” to eat lobster. Now, she’s taken all the fuss out, developing a roster of award-winning dishes using coastal delicacies from Maine, freezing them and shipping them to your doorstep.
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