Gurbaksh Chaha (By: SanFranciscoSentinel.com)
Gurbaksh Chahal will share his inspiring story of how he become a multi-millionaire at age 18 with the Cal State East Bay community on Tuesday, November 22 at 5pm in the University Union Multi-Purpose Room. This free event is sponsored by the Pioneer Bookstore, CSUEB College of Business and Economics and the CSUEB Entrepreneurship Association.
Chahal started the Internet advertising company ClickAgents from his bedroom at the age of 16, having emigrated to the United States with his Sikh family from the small town of Tarn Taran, India. He dropped out of high school to pursue the venture full-time, and two years later sold ClickAgents for $40 million, making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires in history and allowing him and his entire family to realize their dreams. Chahal went on to become the youngest executive of a multi-billion dollar NASDAQ-listed company, and then sold his second company, BlueLithium, to Yahoo! for $300 million, turning many of his employees into multi-millionaires as well.
Chahal has appeared on The Oprah Show, Fox America’s Secret Millionaire and Extra TV’s America’s Most Eligible Bachelor. He has also been awarded an honorary doctorate degree by Pace University and was named as one of the Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs by BusinessWeek in 2010.
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