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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$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 3:49PM
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I know, confiscate all their money as taxes and then deport them.  That way both the Democrats are happy because they get to stick it to the rich man and the Republicans are happy because they get to deport immigrants.  I am sure I will make no friends with that statement.  Well, maybe a few libertarians out there.

 

Nov 13, 2012 3:49PM
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People wake up......things are not always about racism. It's appalling how some people have spinned this discussion into a racist dialogue.

By the way, one individual that was conspicuously omitted from this list is Kase Lawal. He's an African immigrant from Nigeria. He own Camac energy and Forbes listed him as the second richest African-American. You can google him.

www.forbes.com/profile/kase-lawal-1/
You +1'd this publicly. 
Kase Lawal on Forbes - ... of the wealthiest people in the U.S. added to their fortunes, boosting their average net worth by $400 million to a record $4.2 billion
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 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 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 2:10PM
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I have heard that they do not have to pay any taxes for seven years if

they set up a business. Is this correct?

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'

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Former CA governator,Google founder,among others immigrants who have made megabucks in this land full of greedies and stuck-up snobbies.
Nov 13, 2012 1:01PM
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All LEGAL immigrants.

BIG difference.
Nov 13, 2012 11:19AM
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WHITE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE THE MINORITY SOON
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 11:17AM
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THEY WONT BE FOR LONG ALL THE 47% WILL TELL OBAMA TO DISTRIBUTE HIS WEALTH
Nov 13, 2012 9:23AM
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There is no such thing as self made millionaire. Its G-d who made them rich not themself.  If its in the will of G-d to make you rich, with you doing your part  you will become rich by the help of G-d ALMIGHTY. What G-d wants from us is to help others who have less and when you do that your always going to be blessed with more from G-d.   "DON'T BE GREEDY  HELP THE NEEDY. RESPECT. 1 LOVE. 
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 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 12, 2012 9:57PM
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My grandparents were immigrants but they were legal.  I have the paperwork to prove it.  They were very proud of their citizenship.  Interesting how these folks have it in them to become millionares but don't think twice about breaking the law to make it happen. 
Nov 12, 2012 9:56PM
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WELL THEN OBAMA IS COMING AFTER THEM FOR THIER MONEY! CAUSE THEY DIDN'T BUILD THAT BUSINESS!

ANYWAY WHY AREN'T THE NATIVE AMERICANS PIZZED AT ELIZABETH WARREN FOR LYING ABOUT BEING ONE OF THEM?

WHY ISN'T THE MEDIA ON TOP OF HER ABOUT HER OBVIOUS LIE? WHY ISN'T SHE UNDER CHARGES FOR USING THAT

TO GET GOVT MONEY? HOW THE HELL CAN PEOPLE ELECT A OBVIOUS LIAR WHO DOESN'T BELIEVE IN THE TRUTH?

OH THAT'S RIGHT SHE A FING LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LIKE OBAMA! ALL THEY DO IS FING LIE!

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