7 self-made immigrant millionaires

These entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds built their fortunes in a variety of businesses. One wound up in politics.

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Nov 12, 2012 9:48PM
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Excuse me! But in the United States of America, WE THE PEOPLE are all immigrants. So cut the crap with the propaganda. Oh, and another thing. The only native Americans were the American Indians and we killed practically all of them, stole their country, and put them all on reservations. Celebrate that why don't you.
Nov 12, 2012 10:53PM
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Only two of these people came here illegally...or did you not read the article?  And it was to flee guerrillas (the people with guns...not the animals).  And they did BECOME citiizens.  It's not like they are still illegal immigrants.  It's funny that these people have the willpower to make something out of literally nothing...and on the other hand, people who must have no sense of their own family's history and just assume that they have always been REAL Americans are the first ones to bitch when somebody works harder than they do. 
Nov 13, 2012 2:06AM
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They are all very inspirational stories. And proof that in this country, a good idea and hard work pay off.

 

Nov 13, 2012 12:50AM
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This is up to the individual, it does not matter who he or she is the only way to make money is to work hard and intelligent but if you are a lazy bum then you are dead 
Nov 13, 2012 1:58PM
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America is weak country now due to their little infightings

can't you see were in state of civil war non stop.. america

as many say its the HAS BEEN Country..the new super powers

are China,Brazil. E.U and others merging powers.. why..

americans  are best at calling each other name i.e he/she is

a tea baggers,he is 'liberal' he is a moron

she is desperate house wife. the media is DESTROYING America

Kids are consumed with porns,alcohol .. in few yrs. there will be no

'america'

Nov 13, 2012 11:19AM
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What is the benefit of being an American citizen if you can get a drivers license, get a job,and get free medical  and citizenship for your children by coming here illegally? Also why do we even let legal immigration take place when our unemployment rate is unacceptably high? We need to do like China and close our borders until we get our own situation straightened out.
Nov 13, 2012 11:19AM
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WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE THE MINORITY SOON
Nov 13, 2012 1:01PM
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All LEGAL immigrants.

BIG difference.
Nov 13, 2012 2:45PM
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Nice propaganda piece to promote comprehensive amensty and de facto open borders.

 

Immigration should be legal and limited to those with truly unique job skills (and not to drive downwages) or those with large amounts of financial capital who start businesses and hire U.S. citizens (not import more of their friends and relatives)

Nov 13, 2012 11:17AM
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THEY WONT BE FOR LONG ALL THE 47% WILL TELL OBAMA TO DISTRIBUTE HIS WEALTH
Nov 13, 2012 4:38PM
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You missed Gene Simmons, probably the most well-known immigrant self-made millionaire.
Nov 21, 2012 3:36PM
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I think it is wonderful these people did well.  But I have one question?  Why is MSN reporting these self-made millionaires as inspirational and great stories but when natural born Americans do well and become millionaires it is a sin!!!  They are terrible and selfish people!!!  Stating they should pay higher taxes to help those that didn't do as well.    I just don't get it.  The American dream but not for natural born Americans!!!              
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$1 million in sales for one year with 30 employees?? hmmmm...  let me do the math here... that's $33,333 per year per employee (not including the owners) Unless the owners are taking all the money I would hardly call that a " self-made immigrant millionaire" story...
Nov 13, 2012 3:07PM
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This is a good point at which a pro-illegals scumbag should come in and say...see, immigrants are good, and pretend that illegal and legal immigration are the same thing.

Seize the opportunity, pro-illegals slime!  Seize it!

Nov 21, 2012 2:23PM
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Ohhhhhhhhhh goshhhhhhhhhhhh damm them for taking their piece of the capatalist pie.

 

You another thing they have in common.  They either didnt attend The Regressive Liberal indoctrinating higher education scholastic system or did not obtain liberal arts degrees that so many do and wonder why they cant find jobs after graduating.

Nov 13, 2012 2:59PM
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It's really great, but the article will be more informative if you would name it  "7 Immigrants who made many Americans millionaires and added a lot of wealth to USA.:)
Nov 21, 2012 1:58PM
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as an individual that is wanting to start a small business.  these are very inspirational stories. 
Nov 13, 2012 6:19PM
Nov 21, 2012 3:21PM
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Obama said they are not self made.
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