TV personality, Advertising entrepreneur, Gurbaksh “G” Singh Chahal

18 09 2008

g1Gurbaksh Singh Chahal, known to his friends as “G,” is an award winning American entrepreneur who has created companies worth over $340 million. He is the Founder & CEO of two advertising companies which were sold for over $340 million.

G grew up as a Sikh in California, the religion that requires wearing a turban. He recalls,

Once when I was 10, I went to the local elementary school to play basketball. While I was playing, two kids were saying derogatory things to me. One said, “Come here.” He pulled a knife on me and told me to take my blue turban off.

I untied it, handed it to him and ran for my life. I was more or less in shock.

Yet that only made G more determined to succeed. At the age of 16, Gurbaksh noticed a called DoubleClick was providing Internet ad services. He figured that they would need to track visits online at some point and found a developer who was selling that technology for $30,000.

G and his 19 year old brother didn’t have money but made arrangements to pay the software engineer $30,000 in 90 days after testing the software.

He then went online and incorporated the company for $99.

In 3 months, he made $100,000 and realized he had a business, ClickAgents. When Gurbaksh showed his father his bank account, his dad asked, ““Is this legal?”

His dad supported G and he soon dropped out of high school growing his business until he was making a $1 million a month in revenue–ultimately selling the company 2 years later for $40 million.

In 2004, he started BlueLithium, an advertising network, that was named Top Innovator by AlwaysOn. What made it different? G was able to serve highly targeted ads on the Web by monitoring everyone’s clickstream. In October of last year, Yahoo bought the company for $300 million cash.

G was 25 years old at the time. Gurbaksh Singh Chahal is now working on his next start-up gWallet, a new prime-time network show, “Secret Millionaire” on Fox premiering December 3rd, 2008, and releasing his book, “The Dream” 5 days later.

Guys, G is going to have an incredible career, let’s follow along by reading his blog: http://blog.chahal.com/

Source
http://www.chahal.com/
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/07/jobs/07boss.html?_r=2&scp=1&sq=Gurbaksh%20Chahal&st=cse&oref=slogin&oref=slogin
Image from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gurbaksh_Chahal
http://money.cnn.com/2006/09/15/technology/disruptors_bluelithium.biz2/index.htm

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