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Unlike the Olsen twins, millionaire mogul Gurbaksh Chahal is a high school dropout who was teased relentlessly as a child for being different. Now, he's happy to stand out from the crowd as one of the youngest and wealthiest entrepreneurs on the planet.

At just 26 years old, Gurbaksh is living the American dream in a big way. When he was a 16-year-old high school sophomore, he discovered the potential of online advertising and created a company called Click Agents. Two years later, he sold the company for $40 million.

Then, in 2004, Gurbaksh launched BlueLithium, his second Internet enterprise. In 2007, Yahoo! bought the company for $300 million. "I think, at the end of the day, there's a path to do a thing, and it's not only one path," he says. "There's different ways to do it, and I'm fortunate that I was able to find that path very early on in life and take that risk."

Gurbaksh may drive a sports car and live in a penthouse, but he says his humble beginning made him the man he is today.
FROM: Young Millionaire Moguls: Ashley and Mary Kate Olsen
Published on October 23, 2008


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