Author: Techie Gamers

The circadian rhythm prepares the human body for expected changes throughout the day. When it’s interrupted, sleeping problems will occur. Amber Leong created a solution for this problem with a light therapy lamp called Circadian Optics. She pitched it on Shark Tank and secured a deal with Lori Greiner and Mark Cuban. As of 2022, Circadian Optics is worth an estimated $7 million. About the Founder Amber Leong is a Malaysian native, her parents spent $10,000 of their retirement money to take her to the United States. She settled down in Bemidji, Minnesota, where she went to Bemidji State University.…

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The “Craig” on Craigslist is none other than Craig Newmark. His website has been one of the most popular classified ad websites for over a decade now. Before becoming an internet entrepreneur, he worked as a programmer for firms like Charles Schwab, Bank of America, and IBM. As of 2022, Craig Newmark has a net worth of $800 million. Early Life On December 6, 1952, Craig Alexander Newmark was born to a salesman named Lee and a bookkeeper named Joyce. He was raised in Morristown, New Jersey, with his younger brother, Jeff. When he was 13, his father died, and…

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Owning a private swimming pool in your backyard is a dream for many. However, it’s an expensive dream. This inspired Bunim Laskin to build Swimply, an online marketplace where users can rent other’s pools by the hour. Think of it as an Airbnb but for swimming pools. He pitched his startup on Shark Tank but was unable to get a deal. As of 2022, Swimply is worth an estimated $30 million. About the Founder Bunim Laskin is a very private person, but it is known that he is from Lakewood, New Jersey. He is also the eldest of 12 children,…

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Zipz became a household name by popularizing single-serve wine in creative containers. Its founder, Andrew McMurray, pitched this on Shark Tank and bagged one of the largest ever investments on the show. Zipz has stopped making wine to focus on packaging and licensing. As of 2022, Zipz Wine is worth an estimated $1 million. About the Founders Andrew McMurray is from Scarsdale, New York. He studied business, management, and marketing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, graduating in 1990. Three years after getting his bachelor’s degree, Andrew became the vice president of Zachys Fine Wine, a position he still holds…

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There were no disposable wipes specifically targeted at men until Dude Wipes came onto the market. This personal care product was pitched to Shark Tank by a trio of entrepreneur friends: Jeff Klimkowski, Ryan Meegan, and Sean Riley. They struck a deal with tech investor, Mark Cuban. As of 2022, Dude Wipes is worth an estimated $30 million. About the Founders Jeff, Ryan, and Sean have been best pals since their early childhood in Chicago, Illinois. They call themselves “The Dudes.” Though only three of them appeared on television, they have another friend and partner named Brian Wilkin. All four…

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After becoming well-known after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show, former psychologist Phil McGraw ventured out on his own and became the host of the renowned talk show Dr. Phil. The success of the series helped him launch other media endeavors and a telehealth app called Doctors on Demand. As of 2022, Dr. Phil has a net worth of $460 million. Early Life Phillip Calvin McGraw was born in Vinita, Oklahoma on September 1, 1950. His parents, Joseph and Anne, raised him in North Texas along with three sisters named Deanna, Donna, and Brenda. Phil’s father dreamed of studying psychology…

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Although he was born amid a civil war, Marcus Lemonis grew up to become a renowned businessman who spearheaded various companies, such as Camping World, The House Boardshop, and Gander RV. He also stars in CNBC’s The Profit and has a show on HGTV. As of 2022, Marcus Lemonis has a net worth of $500 million. Early Life Marcus Anthony Lemonis was born on November 16, 1973, during a civil war in Beirut, Lebanon. He was originally named Ricardo by his biological parents, Abdallel and Nadia, who left him at an orphanage when he was just four days old. As…

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Tolerance of ambiguity, intelligence, optimism, and critical thinking are some of the characteristics of a successful entrepreneur. These are all personified by businessman, philanthropist, and author Daniel Lubetzky. He is known for founding the snack company Kind LLC and as a frequent guest investor on Shark Tank. As of 2022, Daniel Lubetzky has a net worth of $2.2 billion. Early Life Daniel is originally from Mexico City, Mexico. His exact date of birth hasn’t been disclosed, but it was sometime around 1968. His father, Roman, was a partner in the United Export Trading Association and is a holocaust survivor. When…

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Good hygiene is always attractive to the opposite sex. That’s why more men nowadays pay attention to their personal hygiene and physical appearance. Father-and-son duo Steve and Josh King promote this idea through their startup, Manscaped. They secured a deal with Mark Cuban and Lori Greiner on Shark Tank. As of 2022, Manscaped is worth $750 million. About the Founders Though it was Steve and Josh King who pitched the company on Shark Tank, its original founder is Paul Tran, a Vietnamese entrepreneur who currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tran attended the University of Southern California where he studied…

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When stressed, one of the best things to do is go outdoors, meditate, and relax your body. Yellow Leaf Hammocks, woven by the Mlabri tribe of Thailand, are the perfect option for these situations. The founders, Rachel Connors and Joe Demin, pitched their product on Shark Tank and got a deal with Daniel Lubetzky. As of 2022, Yellow Leaf Hammocks is worth $4 million. About the Founders Rachel Connors and Joe Demin are husband and wife, hailing from Los Angeles, California. Joe attended DePaul University to study finance and majored in real estate, graduating in 2006. After college, Denim was…

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