10 ideas that each made $100 million

These entrepreneurs took simple ideas and successfully converted them into booming businesses.

By Michelle Fox, CNBC.com

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Sep 14, 2012 3:48PM
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How do the people that are negative ever expect anything. Be positive and this could happen to you.
Aug 4, 2012 3:26AM
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So many good ideas...so few ever make it to fruition.
Aug 4, 2012 7:38AM
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But they didnt do it by themselves...the government and a whole lotta people helped....so thus they should be taxed out of business...at least nobama thinks so.
Aug 4, 2012 11:03AM
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Panties without legs, what a concept. In my day they were called bloomers.
Nov 29, 2012 11:53AM
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It was Al Gore who invented all of those things!!!
Aug 4, 2012 3:57AM
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hey good things happen to those who wait.This is good just like Shark Tank.We will get back think postive and we will have good times just like the 90's.
Sep 14, 2012 1:10PM
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wallpaper that glows in the dark. goodbye, electric lights.
Aug 5, 2012 10:45AM
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Thanks DKScully, now i know where i went wrong...a$$hole
Aug 4, 2012 7:07AM
Nov 29, 2012 8:39PM
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Those pillow pets are made in China crapola...Chipotle, quit putting cilantro in your rice...it tastes like dish soap.
Sep 15, 2012 2:25AM
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Airless tires. Tires that are the same color or compatible color of your car. Baby clothes that give a signal if the baby is not breathing. A hat that moniters your brain waves and gives you a signal when your in Alpha, the calm state. Cars with phones in the steering wheel. A massage machine. A motorcycle that can also fly. An ice cube machine that you can program to produce any shape or name. A Ring that plays music and has interchangable stones. I have about a 100 more.
Aug 4, 2012 3:18AM
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Thanks CNBC and MSN for posting the same article you did the other day, with the exact same entrepreneurs.  It was an excellent read!
Nov 29, 2012 5:51PM
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DK Scully is an animal with pointy ears who used to carry produce to market. He must be an Obama backer with a little brain and a big mouth, and most probably gets a public assistance checque from uncle sam.

This is mainly predicated on his opinion that anyone who is or has been successful has had the government do it for him or her.

 

I have run up on people like him or her who think that : to help grow the economy, the gov. should print money and give it to the poor people so they can buy what they need , and consequently grow the economy.LOL.

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They didn`t make that. The goverment did. (Obama mantra)
Aug 4, 2012 11:03PM
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That's right wingnut Indymav, the government did do it and provided most of what was needed for these people to be successful.  They came up with the initial idea, but the people they hired to make their products were educated by and large via public/government education.  In fact, they were able to come up with and design their idea due to their own public education most likely.  
The government provided lots of resources such as manufacturing and production facilities, the Internet, public road and utilities, not to mention government loans, etc. that also probably helped them get their businesses off the ground, not to mention continued tax cuts and subsidies even after they became successful.
So yes Indymav... the government did do it and gave these successful entrepreneurs didn't go it all on their own but got a lot of help along the way.  And I bet that most of these entrepreneurs would admit that they didn't build their companies alone... unless they are as pin headed as many conservatives are. Only a rightwingnuts living in the "empty spaces" in their head think they don't need or receive help from the government.
In fact I would wager that the reason you can read this is because you learned how to  read from a teacher in a public school.  You drive on the roads provided by the government, use the electricity, the Internet and other public utility services provided and  subsidized by the government, etc. etc. etc. So unless you are living in a cave somewhere with no access to public utilities or roads, most of what you have is provided by the government.  Deal with it rightwingnut.
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