Monday, December 14, 2009

The 2009 List Of Tech Billionaires And How Much They Lost


Forbes released its list of the world’s billionaires and it looks like the U.S. tech billionaires took a pretty hefty hit from the economic crisis. The 40 tech billionaires we identified on the list collectively lost $81.5 billion compared to their standing in last year’s list. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.4 trillion in net worth that disappeared from the entire Forbes’ list, which also saw the total number of billionaires drop to 793 from 1,125, the first year-to-year decrease since 2003.

2009 Rank (2008) Name (Company) Net Worth Change From 2008
#1 (#3) William Gates III (Microsoft) $40.0 billion -$18.0 billion
#4 (#14) Larry Ellison (Oracle) $22.5 billion -$2.5 billion
#17 (#65) Michael Bloomberg (Bloomberg) $16 billion +$5 billion
#29 (#40) Michael Dell (Dell) $12.3 billion -$4.1 billion
#26 (#32) Sergey Brin (Google) $12 billion -$6.7 billion
#26 (#33) Larry Page (Google) $11 billion -$4 billion
#29 (#43) Steven Ballmer (Microsoft) $11 billion -$4 billion
#32 (#41) Paul Allen (Microsoft) $10.5 billion -$5.5 billion
#68 (#110) Jeffrey Bezos (Amazon) $6.8 billion -$1.4 billion
#119 (#142) Eric Schmidt (Google) $4.4 billion -$2.2 billion
#132 (#109) Rupert Murdoch (News Corp.) $4 billion -$4.3 billion
#146 (#87) Charles Ergen (EchoStar) $3.9 billion -$5.6 billion
#156 (#120) Pierre Omidyar (Ebay) $3.6 billion -$4.4 billion
#178 (#189) Steven Jobs (Apple) $3.4 billion -$2 billion
#196 (#236) John Sall (SAS Institute) $3.1 billion -$1.3 billion
#205 (#277) George Lucas (LucasArts) $3.0 billion -$0.9 billion
#246 (#288) Gordon Moore (Intel) $2.6 billion -$1.1 billion
#261 (#462) David Sun (Kingston Technologies) $2.5 billion 0
#261 (#462) John Tu (Kingston Technologies) $2.5 billion 0
#296 (#446) Mark Cuban ( $2.3 billion -$0.3 billion
#296 (#307) Ray Dolby (Dolby) $2.3 billion -$1.2 billion
#397 (#286) Jeffrey Skoll (Ebay) $1.8 billion -$1.8 billion
#430 (#503) William Randolph Hearst III (Media, Kleiner Perkins) $1.7 billion -$0.7 billion
#468 (#652) Thomas Siebel (Siebel Systems) $1.5 billion -$0.4 billion
#522 (#605) Andreas von Bechtolsheim (Sun, Google investor) $1.4 billion -$0.6 billion
#522 (#533) Omid Kordestani (Google) $1.4 billion -$0.8 billion
#559 (#652) Henry Samueli (Broadcom) $1.3 billion -$0.6 billion
#559 (#462) Craig McCaw (McCaw Cellular) $1.3 billion -$1.2 billion
#559 (#743) Irwin Jacobs (Qualcomm) $1.3 billion -$0.3 billion
#559 (#785) Todd Wagner ( $1.3 billion -$0.2 billion
#601 (#707) L. John Doerr (Kleiner Perkins) $1.2 billion -$0.5 billion
#601 (#677) Henry Nicholas III (Broadcom) $1.2 billion -$0.6 billion
#601 (#461) David Filo (Yahoo) $1.2 billion -$1.3 billion
#647 (#785) Vinod Khosla (Kleiner Perkins) $1.1 billion -$0.4 billion
#701 (#137) Sumner Redstone (Viacom) $1 billion -$5.8 billion
#701 (#897) Scott Cook (Intuit) $1 billion -$0.3 billion
#701 (#897) David Duffield (PeopleSoft) $1 billion -$0.3 billion
#701 (#897) Barry Diller (IAC) $1 billion -$0.3 billion
#701 (#847) Richard Egan (EMC) $1 billion -$0.4 billion
#701 (#785) Theodore Waitt (Gateway) $1 billion -$0.5 billion
40 names Totals $203.4 billion -$81.5 billion

Thursday, December 10, 2009

The Rabbit and The Turtle Race


Remember the famous Rabbit-Turtle race (Tortoise and the Hare)? We all know that at the end of the story the Rabbit was not able to win the race against the Turtle.

Well, this is actually not the end of the story. After a disgraceful loss to the Turtle, the Rabbit decided to have a race again. This time, he decided, he would not take a nap.

The race started & soon the Rabbit was far away from the sight of the Turtle & all the spectators. This time he didn't stop & defeated the Turtle by a big margin.

The Turtle lost the race this time; however, he didn't give up. He challenged the Rabbit again on a different racetrack. The Rabbit, full of confidence, accepted it. He knew the reason he lost earlier: his laziness during the first race. He was able to win the second race because he was able to work on it.

The Third Race started. The Rabbit, like always, soon disappeared. Everyone was laughing at the Turtle but the Rabbit didn't want to stop to see why & kept on running as fast as he could. He wanted to defeat the Turtle by a much bigger margin than the earlier race. Suddenly, he came to a river. He was not able to make out how to cross it & was forced to stop.

After some time the Turtle reached the river & very confidently stepped into it. He swam much faster than he could ever run. Within no time he crossed the river & moved towards the finishing point while the Rabbit helplessly looked on as the Turtle won the race.

The story does not end here.

After the first race, the Rabbit learned that he lost it because of his laziness.

After second race, the Turtle learned that he lost the race because his opponent was actually good at running.

After the third race, the Rabbit learned that being faster is not enough; one should have brains as well to complete the task.

The Rabbit & the Turtle decided to run again. This time it was just running & not a race.

While running, until they reached the river, the Rabbit put the Turtle on his back. Once they needed to cross the river, the Turtle put the Rabbit on his back. After crossing the river, the Rabbit again put the Turtle on his back & both of them reached the finishing point in less time than ever.

What did they learn?

They both learned that with teamwork they can finish the same task quicker & both of them can enjoy the reward. During the time they were competing against one another, just one of them was able to win after wasting a lot of time & energy.

TEAM, Together Everyone Achieve More

"Look at your past. Your past has determined where you are at this moment. What you do today will determine where you are tomorrow. Are you moving forward or standing still?" --Tom Hopkins

Remember we control our Destiny.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Times 2008 Young Rich List


The Rich List is published each year by the British newspaper the Sunday Times to highlight the richest people in the United Kingdom.

The Young Rich List is an extension of this for the 100 richest people aged 30 or younger.

The list

1 Camilla Hagen - £225m Retailing
2 Arthur Landon - £200m Inheritance
3 Dhani Harrison - £160m Inheritance
4 Fawn and India Rose James - £150m Inheritance
5 Andrew Gower - £109m Computer games
6 The Earl of Pembroke - £105m Land
7 Richard Walters - £100m Plant and equipment
8 James Benamor - £77m Finance -* Richmond Group
9 Valentino Rossi - £75m Motorcycle racing
10= Andrew Michael - £54m Internet
10= Thomas O'Donohoe - £54m Telecoms
12 Michael Owen - £41m football
13= Jenson Button - £35m Motor racing
13= Prince William and Prince Harry - £35m Land, Inheritance
13= Wayne Rooney and Coleen McLoughlin - £35m football , Media
16 Vanessa-Mae Nicholson - £32m Music
17= Guy Berryman - £30m Music
17= Jonny Buckland - £30m Music
17= Katie Price - £30m Fashion
17= Kiera Chaplin - £30m Films
17= Will Champion - £30m Music
22 Rio Ferdinand - £29m football
23= Adam Hildreth - £25m Computers
23= Karen Elson and Jack White - £25m Fashion, Music
25 Max Richard and family - £21m Property
26 Daniel Radcliffe - £20m Films
27= Frank Lampard - £19m football
27= Steven Gerrard - £19m football
29= Jamie Harwood - £18m Internet
29= Katie Melua - £18m Music
29= Keira Knightley - £18m Films
29= Ricky Hatton - £18m Boxing
33 John Terry - £16m football
34= Charles Walton - £15m Internet retailing
34= Cristiano Ronaldo - £15m football
34= Lewis Hamilton - £15m Motor racing
34= Richard Jones - £15m Internet
38 Damien Duff - £14m football
39= Didier Drogba - £13m football
39= Mitchell Carr - £13m Lottery
39= Harry Kewell - £13m football
39= The Earl of Shaftesbury - £13m Land
42= Emile Heskey - £12m football
42= Erin O'Connor - £12m Modelling
42= Joss Stone - £12m Music
42= Kieron Dyer - £12m football
42= Lisa Ratliffe - £12m Modelling
42= Perminder Bassi - £12m Mobile phones
42= Vivien Solari - £12m Modelling
49= Ashley Cole - £11m football
49= Charlotte Church and Gavin Henson - £11m Music, Rugby
49= Joe Cole - £11m football
49= Jonny Wilkinson - £11m Rugby
49= Natalia Vodianova - £11m Modelling
49= Nicolas Anelka - £11m football
55= Amy Winehouse - £10m Music
55= Craig David - £10m Music
55= Emma Watson - £10m Films
55= Luke Donald - £10m Golf
55= Michael Essien - £10m football
55= Mike Welch - £10m Tyres
55= Will Young - £10m Music
62= Craig Bellamy - £9m football
62= Katherine Jenkins - £9m Music
62= Robbie Keane - £9m football
65= Dan Wheldon - £8m Motor racing
65= James Toseland - £8m Motorcycling
65= Jonathan Kaye - £8m Restaurants
65= Jonathan Woodgate - £8m football
65= Liberty Ross - £8m Modelling
65= Richa Murgai - £8m Mobile phones
71= Barclay Littlewood - £7m Internet
71= Imran Kara - £7m Trade
71= James Murray Wells and family - £7m Internet, Spectacles
71= Justin Rose - £7m Golf
71= Louis Saha - £7m football
71= Rupert Grint - £7m Films
77= Andy Murray - £6m Tennis
77= Corinne Bailey Rae - £6m Music
77= Daniel Loughran - £6m Fuel
77= Fernando Torres - £6m football
77= Imraan Ladak - £6m Recruitment services
77= Jamie Carragher - £6m football
77= Kavineet Dhanda and family - £6m Drinks
77= Leona Lewis - £6m Music
77= Lily Cole - £6m Modelling
77= Mark Davis - £6m Finance
77= Natasha Bedingfield - £6m Music
77= Neel Chawla - £6m Country club
77= Paul Casey - £6m Golf
77= Ross and Ryan Bawn - £6m Property
77= Shaun Wright-Phillips - £6m football
77= Simon Webbe - £6m Music
77= William Gallas - £6m football
94= Barnaby Cardwell - £5m Finance
94= Cesc Fabregas - £5m football
94= Dominic McVey - £5m Pharmaceuticals, Cosmetics, Property
94= Graeme McDowell - £5m Golf
94= Jamie Cullum - £5m Music
94= Luol Deng - £5m Basketball
94= Simon Chorlton - £5m Direct marketing

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Philippines Billionaires


This list show the 2 known Billionaire in the Philippines according to forbes magazine.

Henry Sy & family

Net Worth:$2.7 bil
Fortune:self made
Country Of Citizenship:Philippines
Marital Status:married, 6 children

The richest man in the Philippines arrived there at age 13 from China to help out at father's small convenience store. Saved to start a small shoe store in Manila and built it into one of the country's largest retailers. Now controls the Philippines' largest shopping mall developer, SM Prime Holdings, which opened its 31st mall last year, run by son Hans Sy; country's largest bank, Banco de Oro Unibank, run by daughter Teresita Sy-Coson. Shares fortune, which includes stakes in a dozen companies with wife and children. Last year bought a 60% stake in Manila's National University for an undisclosed sum. In December family's SM Investment Corp. announced plans to start building casinos in Manila.

Lucio Tan & family

Net Worth:$1.4 bil
Fortune:self made
Country Of Citizenship:Philippines
Education:Far Eastern University, Bachelor of Arts / Science,
Marital Status:married, 6 children

Former chemical engineer from China mopped floors to pay for school. Now owns the Philippines' largest cigarette maker, Fortune Tobacco; Philippine Airlines; Asia Brewery; mining operations; banks; property developments in Hong Kong. Cigarettes and alcohol continue to do well during the downturn, but his property company, Eton, has been hit by lower property values and rents in Hong Kong and other parts of Asia. Being prosecuted by the Presidential Commission on Good Governance, which claims that much of Tan's wealth belonged to former president Ferdinand Marcos and should be returned to the country. Hobbies include flying helicopters.


Friday, May 15, 2009

30 Female Entrepreneurs Making Money Online


Thanks to Michael for having this list. This will surely inspire a lot of women!

Happy Mothers day!

30 Female Entrepreneurs Making Money Online

Name Company Founded Why She Matters
Amanda Marcotte

Pandagon 26-Nov-01 Amanda runs one of the most talked about feminism and politics blogs. Marcotte shot to fame when John Edwards asked her to run the presedential blog.
Ariana Huffington

Huffington Post 09-May-05
Is perhaps one of the most successful female Internet entrepreneurs ever and is the founder of the top blog in the world according to Technorati!
Ashley Qualls

What Ever Life 2004 Attracting millions of monthly visitors earning the 18 year old 7 figures a year.
Barbara Feldman 29-Jun-05
Founder of Surfnetkids, the website attracts more than 600,000 visitors a month, her newsletter lists are over 80,000 strong, and her self-published e-books are sold on dozens of sites.
Carrie Wilkerson

The Bare foot Executive 2007
In 2 years Carrie has gone from in debt to 7 figure Internet entrepreneur with over 100,000 followers!
Caterina Fake

Flickr 26-Jun-05
Caterina co-founded Flickr with Stewart Butterfield which was later acquired by Yahoo! for a high 8 figure deal.
Catherine Cook 27-Jun-05
Start 4 years ago when she was 15, MyYearBook has grown to 3 million members worldwide and rakes in annual sales in the seven figures!
Cyan Ta’eed

Eden Creative 2006 Ta’eed is the co-founder of Eden Creative Communities which attracts over 10 million visitors to their blog network every month earning her 7 figures a year.
Eileen Gittins

Blurb 26-Jun-05
Elieen is the co-founder and CEO of Blurb, a print on demand publishing service. The company’s revenue grew from $1 million to $30 million in two years.
Elaine Wherry

Meebo 01-Sep-05 Elaine co-founded Meebo, a instant messaging service you use in your browser. Meebo attracts 40,000,000 monthly users.
Erin Jansen 21-Jun-05
Founder of an Award-Winning Web Site since 1994, Erin is a Internet entrepreneur veteran.
Gina Bianchini

Ning 01-Oct-05
Gina is the Co-founder and CEO of Ning. There are 1,000,000 social networks on the Ning Platform, growing at a rate of almost 4,000 new social networks each day.
Gina Trapani

Lifehacker 01-Jan-05 Gina Trapani is a technology blogger, book author, and programmer. The founding editor of, a daily weblog on software and personal productivity, Gina authored a book based on the web site which is in its second edition: Upgrade Your Life: The Lifehacker Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, Better!
Heather Armstrong

Dooce 01-Feb-01
One of the biggest mommy blogger’s out there attracting millions of readers to her blog and has recently passed 500,000 Twitter followers.
Juliette Brindak

Miss O and Friends 22-Jun-05
Juliette came up with the idea for Miss O and Friends at just 10 years old, now 19 her business is worth over $15 Million and is visited by millions of girls every month.
Justine Ezarik

iJustine 27-Jun-05
It all started with a 300 page iPhone bill, now she is a social media rock star with millions of YouTube views and over 500,000 twitter followers!
Kim Polese

SpikeSource 25-Jun-05 Kim Karin Polese is CEO of SpikeSource, and was one of the most prominent Silicon Valley executives during the dot-com era. In 1997, she made Time Magazine’s list of “The 25 Most Influential Americans”.
Lisa Stone
Blog Her 01-Feb-05
Lisa is the founder of BlogHer which reaches more than 14 million women monthly through its conferences, Internet site and publishing networks.
Lisa Sugar

Pop Sugar April 2006 Lisa’s blog network is funded by Sequoia - the guys who funded Google and Youtube. Now one of the biggest celeb blogs on the net, Lisa sure is a top female blogger!
Louise Wannier

MyShape 26-Jun-05
Louise runs an online women’s apparel retailer that finds clothing for women based on their physical measurements and style and fit preferences
Maria Andros

Social Media Traffic Blueprint
Maria helps people create a buzz with social media. Recently she took 100 people into her mentoring program for $2500 each.
Meg Frost

Cute Overload 2005 Although she hasn’t got a pet herself, attracts 100,000s of visitors daily to her cute animal blog.
Meg Hourihan 21-Jun-05
Meg Hourihan is the cofounder of Pyra Labs, the company that launched the Blogger personal blogging software that was acquired by Google for for a 8 figure deal.
Mena Trott

Six Apart 23-Jun-05
Mena is a co-founder of Six Apart, creator of Movable Type and TypePad.
Michelle Malkin

Michelle Malkin June 2004 Michelle blogs about news and politics which attracts nearly 200,000 visitors a day to her site.
Penelope Trunk

Brazen Careerist March 2006 With multiple start-ups and over 30,000 RSS readers on her personal blog, Penelope is one female to follow.
Nancy J Price

she knows 1999
Nancy co-founded SheKnows which attracts 7.5 Million Monthly Unique Visitors and 76 Million Monthly Page Views!
Natalie Massenet

Net-A-Porter 22-Jun-05
Eight years ago she’d never even been on the internet. This year Natalie Massenet turned over £37 million with Net-a-Porter, the fashion website that has become a global phenomenon.
Rachna Kingston

Entheos 30-May-08
Is a pregnant work at home mum who runs a web design resource website that attracts over a million visitors a month!
Xeni Jardin

Boing Boing 22-Jun-05 Xeni is the editor of one of the top 5 blogs in the world, Boing Boing.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Threadless Millionaire


Jacob DeHart, 25, and Jake Nickell, 27, Chicago
Projected 2007 Sales: $25 million to $30 million
Description: Online T-shirt design company

Ready to Wear: A great business idea can come from life's basics--just ask Jacob DeHart and Jake Nickell. Every day, about 150 T-shirt designs from all corners of the world are submitted to their website. With designs ranging from political to comic to abstract, the artists behind them hope their creations will be selected as a favorite of the company's online community. Each day, members of the online community can cast their votes for the week's winning designs, which are put on T-shirts and made available for sale. Since the site launched six years ago, every design printed has sold out.

Village Voice: Understanding that uniting a community comes with responsibility, DeHart and Nickell regularly consult with their users for feedback and are careful to protect the integrity of the T-shirts. They've turned down offers from Target and Urban Outfitters, preferring to work with smaller vendors instead. Says Nickell, "We were just another product to put in their stores, and that's really not the way we view ourselves."

A Common Thread: With more than 500,000 registered users, is sizing up to be a powerful force. It just opened its first retail store in Chicago; launched, a new children's clothing line; and has plans to expand distribution internationally and obtain partners in Europe. The site today is also just one of many communities under the partners' larger umbrella company, SkinnyCorp; other communities include Naked and Angry, which pursues the same idea on canvases like neckties and wallpaper, and 15 Megs of Fame, which puts the spotlight on undiscovered musicians.

Follow Their Lead: Give your customers a voice, and they just might use it to spread the word about your business

Sunday, April 5, 2009

30 Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online


Google leads again for the 30 websites that make a lot of money!

Hi! I featured last week the 30 top blogs that makes a lot of money online. Now, I will feature the top 30 websites that makes a lot of money, not per day but per second. This site can earn more than a dollar per second without resting. Wow! I hope I can be one of them. This research is credit to Michael again! Tanx dude!

30 Websites That Make A Lot Of Money Online

Rank Website Founders Annual Revenue Per Second
1 Larry Page and Sergey Brin $21,800,000,000 $691.27
2 Jeff Bezos $19,166,000,000 $607.75
3 Jerry Yang and David Filo $7,200,000,000 $228.31
4 Pierre Omidyar $6,290,000,000 $199.45
5 Nathan Myhrvold. $3,214,000,000 $101.92
6 Max Levchin, Peter Thiel, and Luke Nosek, $2,250,000,000 $71.35
7 Jeff Robbin $1,900,000,000 $60.25
8 Marshal Vace $1,892,000,000 $59.99
9 Jesse Fink $1,884,000,000 $59.74
10 Added Mark Schroeder $1,447,000,000 $45.88
11 Reed Hastings $1,200,000,000 $38.05
12 Terry Jones $1,100,000,000 $34.88
13 Nick Swinmurn $1,000,000,000 $31.71
14 David Litman $1,000,000,000 $31.71
15 Erik Prince $968,000,000 $30.70
16 Jeff Katz $870,000,000 $27.59
17 Robert Brazell $834,000,000 $26.45
18 Tom Anderson $800,000,000 $25.37
19 Niklas Zennstrom $550,841,000 $17.47
20 Zhang Chaoyang $429,000,000 $13.60
21 Robb Brock $400,000,000 $12.68
22 Eric Baker $400,000,000 $12.68
23 Jack Ma $316,000,000 $10.02
24 Mark Zuckerberg $300,000,000 $9.51
25 Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim, $300,000,000 $9.51
26 Mark Vadon $295,000,000 $9.35
27 Stephen Kaufer $260,000,000 $8.24
28 Mark Getty $233,200,000 $7.39
29 Garry Itkin $207,000,000 $6.56
30 Henry Jarvis Raymond $175,000,000 $5.55

To the success of Internet Entrepreneurs! We love you!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

30 Blog’s That Make A Lot Of Money Online


To my readers, as I made a lot of data gathering on the web for Internet Millionaires, the challenge of presenting it to you is my difficulty. But don’t worry, I’m trying to construct a good story soon that will continue to inspire you. For now, I will give you a list of 30 Blog’s that really make big money in the Internet Industry. This is a research of Michael Dunlop who I’m a fan of also.

Feast this and enjoy. There are maybe 1000 more of this which needs proof. Anyway, please leave a comment if you know some sites and or love this post. Thank much!

Rank Website Owner Monthly Earnings Main Income
1 Techcrunch Michael Arrington $200,000 Advertising Banners
2 Mashable Pete Cashmore $180,000 Advertising Banners
3 Perez Hilton Mario Lavandeira $140,000 Advertising Banners
4 Gothamist Jake Dobkin $80,000 Pay Per Click
5 Timothy Sykes Timothy Sykes $80,000 Affiliate Sales
Venture Beat Matt Marshall $62,000 Pay Per Click
Life Hacker Nick Denton $60,000 Advertising Banners
Tuts Plus Collis Taeed $55,000 Advertising Banners
Smashing Magazine Vitaly Friedman $50,000 Advertising Banners
Steve Pavlina Steve Pavlina $45,000 Pay Per Click
TPM Josh Marshall $45,000 Pay Per Click
Car Advice Alborz Fallah $42,000 Advertising Banners
JohnChow John Chow $35,000 Affiliate Sales
Kotaku Nick Denton $32,000 Advertising Banners
Coolest Gadgets Allan Carlton $30,000 Advertising Banners
Problogger Darren Rowse $25,000 Advertising Banners
Joystiq AOL $18,000 CPM Advertising
PC Mech David Risley $16,000 Affiliate Sales
Shoemoney Jeremy Schoemaker $12,000 Private Advertising
Informasi Dan Tips Mustofa Alaydrus $9,500 Pay Per Click
Sizlopedia Saad Hamid $9,000 Pay Per Click
Retire at 21 Michael Dunlop $5,000 Affiliate Sales
Noupe Noupe $4,930 Advertising Banners
Uber Affiliate Paul Bourque $4,500 Second Tear Affiliates
Abduzeedo Fabio Sasso $3,920 Advertising Banners
Click For Nick Nick Skeba $3,900 Pay Per Click
Tyler Cruz Tyler Cruz $3,200 Advertising Banners
Just Creative Design Jacob Cass $3,000 Services
Sizzled Core Haris Nadeem $3,000 Pay Per Click
Filmonic Liam Goodwin $2,200 CPM Advertising

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Stanley Tang - A Teen Entrepreneur's Journey To Internet Success



My name is Stanley Tang and I’m a 16-year-old entrepreneur, best-selling author and student from Hong Kong. I am not a millionaire yet but I do make a comfortable income online for a teenager through things like information marketing, affiliate marketing and social media.

My Story

I had a computer since I was 3 years old (back then they were still Macs) and got involved with the internet in 2001 when a friend of mine introduced me to web design (HTML, javascript - there were no such thing as CSS or blogging). So I started building websites for myself and my friends as a side hobby and hosted them on free hosting servers like Angelfire and Geocities.

A few years gone past and one day I was at my local bookstore where I picked up the book that will ultimately changed the course of my teenage life. It was called Rich Dad Poor Dad. It was then when I was first exposed to the concept of money, business, assets, cashflow, leverage. In fact, I loved it so much that I bought the entire Rich Dad Series. I also went on the internet to get more information and download interviews, PDF reports etc relating to the lessons taught in Rich Dad Poor Dad. Unknowinly, I also signed up to dozens of email mailing lists… Then on May 13th 2006, I received a “spam” email that introduced me to the concept of Google Adsense. And it was then when I realized the potential of making money from the internet. So I created a couple of free blogspot sites, wrote some articles and slapped a couple of Adsense ads on it.

By July 2006, I’ve made my first $100 and first $1000 by January 2007. In my first proper year online, (between January 2007 and December 2007) my “business” generated over 5-figures in sales (not bad for a 14 year old). And currently it’s on track to do 6-figures by the end of 2008. In December 2008, I released my new paperback book, eMillions: Behind-The-Scenes Stories of 14 Successful Internet Millionaires, which was an instant #1 best-seller on Amazon. This makes me the youngest best-selling business author in the world. In fact, I got featured by

EBook: eMillions

"Could A 16-Year-Old Teenager
Get 14 Of The World's Most
Successful Marketers To
Agree To All His Wishes?"

I guess the answer is yes, because I was able to complete these interviews with flying colors... and get a New York Publisher to publish this best-selling book!

Not bad for a teenager huh?

But look, books are great. You can sit down in the park or anywhere and read this book for yourself. You can read it in bed before you go to sleep and I guarantee you, you will love every single page!

As you turn the pages of this best selling book, you'll quickly realize your decision to Buy It could rank as one of the very best financial decisions you've ever made, period!

After all, you are a motivated Internet Marketer and this book is the poster child for all things "online marketing!"

You get to extract the wisdom and insights from these stars and use those methods quickly to get the results you deserve!

Anthony Robbins is right too, because there's no better way to get to the top, than to model those already there!

This is your chance to do the exact same thing! And, I welcome you to grab this book right now!

This guy claims he is not yet a millionaire but based on his performance, just compute.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Asian-Filipino Millionaire: Ian Del Carmen


Rags to Riches internet business success story.

The internet has spawned its fair share of millionaires, and Ian Del Carmen, CEO of Fireball Planet ( can count himself amongst the rank of success stories. Ian learnt early on how to make money online and work from home and is now a bona fide internet business success!

From a broken family, Ian’s mother had to work as a street vendor just to buy him milk while they lived with his grandparents – moving on one occasion to avoid a typhoon! Ian was a dedicated student and studied hard to make the honor rolls, as he knew the value a good education would bring him later in life.

Ian’s first brush with a computer had him in awe as he asked a good friend “how the texts on the monitor got printed” as he thought bond paper had been held so close to a screen until the words got transferred there. This still embarrasses Ian until this day.

Ian worked hard to pay his own way through college, starting out at the local McDonalds restaurant, then branching out on his own into network marketing. Building up his skills and confidence, he had a limited success at starting his own line of clothing, however that was short lived due to a lack of working capital. Ian even worked as an actor for $4 per hour, which sparked his enthusiasm for writing for which he was paid handsomely at the time.

Life was progressing for Ian, and he was soon married to his lively wife Iza, and they had a baby boy Ruiz Christian together. After selling Caesar’s pizza coupons to supplement his scriptwriting wage, Ian landed one of only 40 spots in a nation-wide search for new TV writers. After training in the US, and being signed up by one of the networks, Ian’s biggest break came when he was asked to write, direct, and produce different segments for the local version of the reality show ’Big Brother’ where he was paid more than $600 a month as a writer-slash-segment director. At that time, $600 a month was enough for him and his family and he could afford to buy a big can of milk for his kid.

It was during his spare time when not writing for the networks that Ian would surf the net in the local internet café and discovered the ebook phenomenon. He realized he could package his own writing digitally and sell it online for a profit. Ian soon fell in love with Adobe.

With a new found enthusiasm, Ian bought a second-hand PC and started investing all his spare funds into duplicating his ebooks onto CDs for distribution in stores all around Manila. However, they were not the best sellers he had hoped for. The problem was the cost of duplication and distribution, and the fact that his market was limited. Ian applied himself to studying how the American’s distributed their ebooks, and soon realized that digital delivery was the way to go. So once an affordable internet connection became available, Ian signed up, got a free hosting account and listed his ebooks online.

It was around this time that Ian found out about resell rights, so he got an ebook package and used this to build his first email list. Once Paypal became available in the Philippines, Ian repackaged all his ebooks and priced them at $27 and made his first sale! With the future in sight and his aim to sell one $27 product a day, Ian registered to start branding himself online and stand out from the crowd.

Ian also learnt about affiliate marketing and membership sites. With his passion for mobile technology, he created his very first membership site supplying ebooks that are read on mobile devices. was born. Subsequently, Ian launched over 20 membership sites and was then able to afford his very own laptop worth nearly $3000!

With his workload increasing at a greater rate than ever, Ian decided to hire a virtual assistant to help out. One night, a huge idea hit him. He thought of packaging all his 20+ membership sites to sell with resell rights. Merging two profitable business models, Ian had a feeling it would be a blast! This could be his first big ticket venture. Ian planned to sell the package for $197 to $297 per license.

The next day, he followed his gut feeling. He thought the big idea should be released as soon as possible. He started setting up everything that he would need and got the domain name which was luckily available. There was no one doing what Ian had in mind at that time! Wholesaling membership sites were not yet saturated in the marketplace!

Being online for less than a year, Ian had managed to gain friends from the Internet business industry. So when he launched, he had some affiliates who helped in getting the word out to the online buyers for 50% commissions.

In less than a week after the launch, the project was approaching the five figure mark. Ian had earned about $20,000! That’s ONE MILLION in Philippine pesos!

In less than a year, Ian had become an Internet millionaire!
Being sick and tired of forking out for cab fares all the time, Ian inquired from his bank how he could get an auto loan. There were a lot of requirements. So he decided to just get a Toyota Forunner and paid P1.4 Million or about $22,000.

Indeed… life is now good for Ian!

As Ian continued running his virtual empire, he thought he should formalize the business as a separate entity. Together with some friends and his wife, Ian established Fireball Planet Corporation and it was incorporated in May 2007.

As of this time of writing, Ian has lost count of how many websites he is running. The main site became and some of his major sites include,,, and his flagship membership sites and With almost 20 employees and more than 50,000 regular clients worldwide, branches out in Singapore and China in April 2008 and has immediate plans to open in India, Canada, Australia, and Indonesia. Fireball planet is a true internet business success. Ian has also started venturing into outsourcing services to give jobs to talented Filipinos so they can make money online and work from home. Brace yourself for some more success stories and home business stories.

And this… is only the beginning…

Quoted from Ian Del Carmen;

“Most people think that the Philippines is a place where a lot of scams take place online, so I had to overcome that by building good relationships with my clients.”

“People go to the net to surf for whatever information they may need or look for certain talent or skills that they can use. If you can offer that, why not sell it online?”

Good advise from a man who struck gold in the virtual landscape.

Sources: WiredNews

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Millionaire Blogger: John Chow


“My World! My Rules!”

About John Chow

A little somethinig about me. My name is John Chow (as you no doubt notice from the domain name). I also go by the nick name “Moto”, named after the old video game Moto Racer. I live in Vancouver, Canada pretty much all my life. Before discovering the internet, I was a partner in a local Richmond printing company. After over a decade of running a print shop, I decided it was time for a change, and the internet was where I was going to stake my claim.

On April 1999, I started a little technology site call The TechZone. That site has risen to become one of the largest hardware tech sites on the net. Currently the site has over 10,000 pages and gets over 200,000 page views per day.

Besides taking care of the day to day business at The Tech Zone, I can be seen riding my bike around Vancouver, working out at Fitness World or climbing Grouse Mountain. I am best known for his famous quote “My World! My Rules!” and “Oh well.”

Online ventures:

John Chow started with TheTechZone, in 1999 —”a major resource for hardware news and reviews.” Later on, he created TTZ Media Network, which provides a shopping and price comparison engine for technology-focused web publishers, with over 250,000 page views per month. It’s his main source of income.

Make Money Online: At, John Chow dot Com, he writes articles on how to make money online, along with variety of content on food, travel, and cars. His website is full of articles of “how you can monetize your website, increase traffic, and build an online business.”

John Chow dot Com is currently PR6 with Google, and receives 300,000 page views/month. Back in December, 2006 —John Chow started a very aggressive link back campaign, in which he would give a link back for every review of his blog when the text anchor ‘make money online‘ was used. Which proved to be a huge success, John now has over 870 links from various sites as a direct result of this campaign.

This has proved to be very successful for John not only his getting huge link, but also, since the inception of link campaign his blog income has grown from $2790.05 in December, 2006 to $12,569.61 in June, 2007, an increase in revenue of $9,779.56.

Link campaigns haven’t attributed completely to the growth in links, and revenue, but in advertising also. In the below image, you can see the difference.

Source of income: While many bloggers generate most of the income from Google AdSense. John Chow dot Com, get only about 6% (about $800) of the total income of from AdSense. The largest increase came from ReviewMe ($3,800 for June), because the cost for a review from John has gone up from $100 to $400.

John Chow dot Com has has about 10 income sources. Some of these sources are Text-Link-Ads, Kontera, ReviewMe!, AdSense, and affiliate sales. So, you see, diversification is an important concept on his blog.

The aggressive tactics which have resulted in such high links, and revenue growth have come to him at a high price. It seems that Google is punishing John down and has dropped him to the 51st result for the term “John Chow”. Technorati has listed John as number 55 of the top 100 blogs indexed, if you look at the top 100 page there is no mention of him at all.

More importantly, John Chow is very generous with his readers. For e.g., he set up a deal with Kontera to allow small-time publishers into their advertising program, which normally has a high traffic requirements. He frequently gives away stuff he gets for free, like video cards, Zunes etc. in exchange for links to him.

John Chow dot Com is a must-read for anyone interested in monetizing a blog or other website, or just generally interested in how SEO techniques work. While many SEO e-books require you to pay, his is totally free.

John Chow is Now a Multi-Millionaire

So, John Chow is on his permanent vacation. I just hope that it’s not an RIP vacation (just kidding).

This vacation is actually the result when John Chow finally sold his “TTZ” company. He didn’t disclosed the amount of sale but I think it’s multi-million, if not billions based on his statement:

Sarah and I plan to spend the next year traveling the world. This is the final realization of a dream. Truth of the matter is, I never expected this day would come so soon. I remember the first time I received a multi-million dollar offer for TTZ. It was during the Dot Com boom days and I said no. Six months later, the Internet crashed. Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat them. I do not intend to repeat the same mistake by saying no this time around. (emphasis mine)

That multi-million offer was actually happened before which according to him he’s carrying his regret after rejecting the offer. So since he bit the offer for his TTZ now, it obviously means it’s again another multi-million offer if not billions.

Additional: (As of May 2008 Data)
John Chow dot Com now makes over $30k / month on the blog alone!


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Million Dollar Homepage: Alex Tew


The Million Dollar Homepage Networth: $3 Million
Founder: Alex Tew
Age: 22

It took a 21-year-old a few minutes to come up with an idea which has made him more than one million dollars in four months. So what's his secret?

It started with a blank notepad, an overdraft and a shortage of socks.

Now it's a million-dollar business.

Last August, as a three-year degree loomed, Alex Tew lay on his bed in his family home in Cricklade, Wiltshire. It was time for his nightly brainstorming session.

This time, the problem was his finances. He already had an overdraft, which was sure to multiply at university, and he felt his poverty was reflected by his lack of decent, or matching, socks.

The first thing he wrote in his pad was "How can I become a millionaire?" Twenty minutes later, the Million Dollar Homepage idea was born.

It was selling pixels, the dots which make up a computer screen, as advertising space, costing a dollar per dot. The minimum purchase was $100 for a 10x10 pixel square to hold the buyer's logo or design. Clicking on that space takes readers to the buyer's website.

With $999,000 banked so far, Alex recalls his thought process at the time. He says: "I wrote the title to spark the creativity and then wrote down the attributes the idea needed. It had to be simple to set up and understand.

Launched on 26 August 2005, the website became an Internet phenomenon. The Alexa ranking of web traffic peaked at around 127; as of 18 February 2009 (2009 -02-18), it is 42,735. On 1 January 2006, the final 1,000 pixels were put up for auction on eBay. The auction closed on 11 January with a winning bid of $38,100 that brought the final tally to $1,037,100 in gross income.

Sources: BBC News,

Monday, March 2, 2009

Meebo Millionaires: Seth Sternberg, Sandy Jen, and Elaine Wherry


Meebo an Internet Millionaire Story Networth: $3.5 Million
Founders: Seth Sternberg, Sandy Jen, and Elaine Wherry
30,29 and 27

"When we put it out we did not know if anyone would like it; we just knew that it solved our problem," explains Seth Sternberg, 28, chief executive and co-founder of

The "it" in question is Meebo, a web-based instant messaging (IM) system which lets users send and receive messages from a number of different IM services, such as AOL, MSN, Yahoo and Jabber.

It is an elegant solution to the problem of having multiple accounts - many of which are not interoperable - and requiring different software downloads.

Community built

Mr Sternberg is not concerned that Meebo could be rendered obsolete if the big IM firms decided to work together and end interoperability issues.

"Yahoo and Microsoft have already made their IM network interoperable - we saw no impact.

"Meebo is a service but it has a community built around it. It is available in 59 different languages and our users did all that translating. The users felt so passionately about the product."

While he jokes about one day setting up a Meebo airline, Mr Sternberg says the priority remains to roll out essential features and to take advantage of the growing power and flexibility of the web to deliver new services.

"There are very, very few limitations to the types of software that can be run as web applications.

"Microsoft and Adobe are working on technology that will completely blur the line between whether an application comes over the web or is on the desktop."

But does he ever wish he was sitting in a cubicle at IBM, worrying about other people's budgets?

"Definitely not. When it's your own project, you are passionate about it all the time."

Sources: BBC News,

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Top 20 Young Entrepreneurs Under 30


Mark Zuckerberg

Do you know that the internet is the greatest monetary equalizer? You don’t have to be an old tech savvy, computer geek, seo specialist, first-world-straight-As genius just to be rich online. As long as you have a reliable computer, internet connection and a brilliant idea; even young kids can retire young and rich!

Check out this list of young internet millionaires under 30.

1. Mark Zuckerberg [ Facebook ] 23 years old | $700M
2. Andrew Gower [ Runescape ] 28 years old | $650M
3. Blake Ross and David Hyatt [ Mozilla ] 22 years old | $120M
4. Chad Hurley [ Youtube ] 30 years old | $85M
5. Angelo Sotira [ Deviant ART ] 26 years old | $75M
6. John Vechey [ PopCap Games ] 28 years old | $60M
7. Alexander Levin [ WordPress ] 23 years old | $57M
8. Jake Nickell [ Threadless ] 28 years old | $50M
9. Sean Belnick [ Biz Chair ] 20 years old | $42M
10. Kevin Rose [ Digg ] 30 years old | $31M
11. Ryan Block [ Engadget ] 25 years old | $20M
12. Aodhan Cullen [ Stat Counter ] 24 years old | $18M
13. Tom Fulp [ Newgrounds ] 29 years old | $15M
14. Rishi Kacker and Matt Pauker [ Voltage ] 24 years old | $12M
15. Markus Frind [ Plenty of Fish ] 29 years old | $10M
16. Catherine and David Cook [ My Year Book ] 17 & 19 years old | $10M
17. Fredrik Neij [ The Pirate Bay ] 28 years old | $10M
18. David Hauser & Siamak Taghaddos [ GotvMail ] 24 years old | $8M
19. Jermaine Griggs [ Hear and Play ] 23 years old | $5M
20. Jay Westerdal [ Domain Tools ] 29 years old | $5M

Their each stories soon shall be featured in our blog. For now, just a list. Enjoy and have fun with this young and rich internet millionaires.


Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ashley Qualls and Case Study of a Teenage Millionaire


Her numbers are indeed impressive. 17 years old high school dropout. Made more than $1 million. Earns as much as $70K a month. Owns a website that attracts more than 7 million monthly visitors and 60 million page views.
Her first Adsense paycheck was $2,790 and she has already rejected a $1.5 million buyout offer. I’m referring to Ashley Qualls, the founder of, a free MySpace layouts website.

Fastcompany recently published a fascinating feature article on Ashley, a teenage entrepreneur from Detroit who has made a substantial amount of money online by targeting a niche market (girls on Myspace/social networks) and fulfilling their needs.

Ashley is evidence of the meritocracy on the Internet that allows even companies run by neophyte entrepreneurs to compete, regardless of funding, location, size, or experience–and she’s a reminder that ingenuity is ageless.

She has taken in more than $1 million, thanks to a now-familiar Web-friendly business model. Her MySpace page layouts are available for the bargain price of…nothing. They’re free for the taking. Her only significant source of revenue so far is advertising.

Inspirational, no doubt. And a clear example of the massive potential that the web has when it comes to generating substantial and consistent income. The amount of money she currently earns would be difficult to replicate offline, although what is really important here is that her online income is very scalable.

What she is currently earning can be exponentially increased through the development of business models which make use of her influence within the specific demographic. In this article I’ll take a quick look at her website and offer some general suggestions on how she can improve her income and reach.

Monetization Strategies: How Can Make More Money

Like other high traffic websites, runs CPM ads by Casale Media and Value Click, alongside Google Adsense and Nabbr, a revenue sharing video widget. The integration for each ad type is relatively well done and not too intrusive. The main problem is that Ashley doesn’t seem to be selling ads directly, which is a huge loss considering the amount of traffic she gets.

Currently, a site like Techcrunch makes $10K per 125 x 125 ad block and that’s with 4.0 million page views per month. Whateverlife gets 15 times more pageviews and I’m sure an aggressive direct ad campaign will bring in at least $10K more per month, even after one takes into account the variance between technology and lifestyle/teens-oriented advertisers.

According to the article, has a larger audience than the combined circulation of magazines like Seventeen, Teen Vogue, and CosmoGirl!. This is something remarkable, that should be taken advantage of in full.

I would suggest contacting these magazine owners and many other similar businesses which share the same demographic to pitch ad space on your site. I’m quite sure many of them would be interested. It’s also important to set up a simple Advertise page in order to better accommodate potential advertisers.

  • Affiliate Programs. Establishing affiliate arrangements with products or brands Ashley already uses or supports is also an excellent way to make some extra income through personal recommendations. Even generic web hosting affiliate programs or other non-specific items would generate some income, because of the sheer amount of traffic.
  • Donations. They work best when combined with a free service and I think she should put up a simple Paypal badge or customized icon for those who might want to make donations. Even if most visitors are teens, some do have access to online money accounts and can offer appreciation in the form of money.
  • Premium Services. Instead of producing layouts en masse for free, Ashley could offer premium design services for corporate clients, businesses or individuals who want a highly customized and specific design. In essence, brand as a design community which understands the teenage demographic. She already has a number of employees working for her and their output can be partially directed towards premium services instead of free content.
  • Personal Branding. One of the ways to make more money from any website without increasing traffic or reach is to leverage the exposure the website generates to build your personal brand. Depending on her interests, Ashley could participate in conferences as a paid speaker on specific topics or hold workshops or classes for aspiring young entrepreneurs/designers.
Pushing the personal brand gives you the ability to delve into parallel or adjacent industries that might require your services or skills.

Apart from these monetization strategies, I do like how Ashley is aiming for the mobile market by launching $0.99 to $1.99 cell phone wallpaper downloads in September. This will be a big step forward and will provide some much needed diversification: Currently Adsense is responsible for 60% of her total revenue.

Entrepreneurial Strategy: How to Branch Out for Greater Income and Reach

I like the fact that Ashley has branched out into a magazine, a shop and has set up a forum. It’s important to direct the attention you receive elsewhere, particularly into areas which will spread your brand. Let’s say a visitor arrives at and downloads a free layout. Do you want her to click off and visit another website?

Or would you rather have her sign up as a community member in your forum or subscribe to your newsletter? Never assume that a visitor will come back once they visit your website. Some will but others do not and your greatest chance of building an audience is to encourage recurrence and loyalty.

1. Build Sticky Communities. A community is a great way to do this. Create your own social network and learn to cross-market your existing sites. Don’t think that a search engine visitor will know of your other websites if you don’t tell them about it.

Connect the dots for them. Each of your websites or projects should increase size or reputation of another, if they are just simply feeding off traffic from one another, you are doing something wrong.

2. Create Multiple Niche Sites. Another good strategy would be to develop multiple niche sites off the same domain, each offering a specific bait. Unless you have a link building strategy at hand, it is better to put most projects on a single domain because you are leveraging the trust that search engines has already given you.

If you create multiple new sites on different domain names, be sure that you know how to build links and an audience that will help you develop authority and the ability to rank, particularly if you are in a competitive niche market.

Examples of niche areas to explore include a teens marketplace, a classifieds section, niche Yahoo Answers clone, social video community, a teens social news/voting site, wallpapers and entertainment fields like celebrities etc.

Reinvesting Income into Your Business is Important

Fastcompany reports that Ashley doesn’t do any paid advertising of any sort. I’m not sure how she reinvests her income into Whateverlife but I do think that some of it should definitely go back into the promotion of her online empire.

Such a substantial monthly income ($70K) will allow you to play around with various paid advertising programs, particularly for your business models or spinoff websites which are not prominent in their niche. Her lifestyle magazine is an example of a site that could do with more promotion outside of the design/layout crowd.

Apply these Strategies for Your Own Ventures

Hopefully some of what I’ve written will be applicable to your own online business or websites. Let this case study remind you that it is indeed possible to make lots of money through the simple act of building of websites that work.

I particularly like how Ashley quit high school and took classes online to concentrate on her business because it shows her passion and her determination for success. She knows that she has a golden goose and did the right thing by devoting full attention to it. Never be afraid to quit your day job when you have a real money maker that has potential.

Don’t despair if you aren’t making money now. Research your market, consult with those more experienced, learn the business and be strategic to achieve your goals. Want more inspiration? Here are profiles of some other money making websites.

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