Million Dollar Genius

Million Dollar Genius

Million Dollar Genius reveals the incredible true stories of ordinary people who started with an idea and, through hard work and perseverance, transformed their ideas into wildly successful products. Some of the stories covered include the creator of the Java Jacket, a simple cardboard coffee cup holder we all use today, the inventor of Rollerblades and the person who made millions from his idea for a collapsible garden hose. Along the way, we uncover the secrets of their successes, from the initial light-bulb moment right through the development and eventual marketing of each idea. Every story has its own unique twists and turns, as well as insights into the mind of each inventor, revealing how each overcame seemingly insurmountable obstacles to become a success. Each hour contains multiple stories that are not only aspirational, inspirational, and identifiable; but they are also packed with plenty of drama and big money payoffs. (Source: History Channel)

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Rico Elmore was a car salesman who could never find sunglasses wide enough to fit his head. He decided to create large sized glasses and named them Fatheadz. Roni Di Lullo had a successful career as a software engineer when she discovered something about her dog while playing catch. He was squinting in the bright sun and missing the Frisbee she was tossing. Roni created sunglasses for her dog and called them Doggles. Jan von Heland was a Swedish Civil servant when he had an idea to create something that could bounce on water. Jan created a ball that continuously bounced across the surface of water; naming it the Waboba Ball. David Palmer was a massage therapist and teacher when he decided he wanted to make massage more mainstream. Today you will find David's massage chairs everywhere from airports and malls to street fairs and corporate events.


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Classification: Reality
Genre: Finance | Lifestyle
Status: New Series
Network: HISTORY ( USA)
Airs: Fridays at 11:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: February 19, 2016
Episode Order: 10
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