Gurbaksh Chahal is an American entrepreneur and a self multi-millionaire, I actually got to know of Gurbaksh when he appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show to discuss his life and business journey, and the interview really inspired me.
At age 16, Gurbaksh Chahal dropped out of high school and started his first venture, ClickAgents, I’m sure you can say he made the right decision when he started making $300,000 a month with the Internet advertising company he founded in his bedroom.
ClickAgents was an advertising network focused on performance-based advertising which after two years was sold to valueclick in a deal worth $40 million..
Chahal formed BlueLithium another advertising network which was recognized as an innovator in the online advertising space in a Business 2.0 article, Yahoo! Then bought BlueLithium for $300 million in cash On October 15, 2007.
By the age of 25, he founded two advertising companies worth $340 million, more recently appeared on several TV shows and published a memoir.
Chahal started his third venture, gWallet, a virtual currency platform for social media. He remains the Chairman & CEO of the Company.
On December 1, 2009, gWallet raised its first institutional round of financing totaling $12.5 million from Adam Street Partners, Trinity Ventures, Stanford University and various others.
He has appeared on other talk shows such as The Bonnie Hunt Show, The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet, CNBC, Current TV and on Neil Cavuto's show.
Chahal appeared on an episode of the Fox TV reality show Secret Millionaire, where he went undercover in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco to give away at least $100,000 of his own money. Chahal was the pilot episode for the series. He is shown donating $90,000, but claims that other donations (which raised the total above $100,000) were "left out of the editing room floor."
Not bad for a kid who started his company at 16 in his bedroom.