By Gurbaksh Chahal
Gurbaksh Chahal's family members emigrated from India to San Jose, California whilst he was once six. He began the web ads corporation ClickAgents from his bed room on the age of sixteen, and bought it years later for $40 million, turning his sibling staff into millionaires and saving his family's dream residence. dealing with relations pressures and discrimination as a result of his Sikh historical past, Gurbaksh moved clear of domestic and labored on the ValueClick for 2 years, changing into the youngest govt of the multi-billion buck NASDAQ-listed corporation. Chahal then went directly to discovered his moment corporation, BlueLithium, which he bought in 2007 to Yahoo! for $300 million. Encouraging humans to successfully harness possibility and self-discipline for his or her personal achieve, Chahal stocks his bold own imaginative and prescient and his awesome reviews to bare that good fortune is way nearer than such a lot aspiring marketers realize.
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