Mike Lindell is a founder of My Pillow Inc. He is also the founder of Lindell Foundation. He always had the spark to be an entrepreneur. His life is a picture-perfect story of how a person with drug addiction went on to become a self-made millionaire. Today, let’s learn more about the career, biography, and net worth of Mike Lindell in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Lindell was born on 28th June 1961 in Mankato, Minnesota. He was not a bright student and dropped out of college. His parents had a good source of income which allowed him to launch multiple small businesses. But his initial days of entrepreneur did not fare well. That is when he became a hardcore addict.
Mike is married to Karen Dickey, and they have four children. Karen divorced from Mike after nearly two decades due to his drug addiction. Mike started getting drug addict after turn 20 years. Starting from cocaine, crack cocaine to alcohol, the addiction continued until the ear years of his renowned MyPillow business. Due to his addiction, he also lost his house and was about to be thrown out of his business. On 16th January 2009, he gave up drugs once and for all through prayer.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
Mike set up many small businesses in his early career before becoming a hardcore addict. Some of those businesses were on pig raising, lunch wagons, carpet cleaning, bars and restaurants and likewise. But due to his lack of concentrate and planning, the businesses did not do well after initial days. He made money but also lost a lot in the process. After a few years of struggling in his entrepreneurship career, he came up with MyPillow product, and it was a huge success due to its therapeutic benefits.
In no time, the product he invented sold like hotcakes and the company he founded became a multi-million dollar company. His drug addiction got mainstream media attention as he was the face of the company and had meetings with many influential people like Donald Trump. Therefore, after losing his wife and house, he dedicated to giving up drug after nearly three decades. He also founded Lindell Foundation to help the addicts and MyPillow employees having work and spouse problems. The Foundation also helped cancer patients, veterans, and natural disaster victims.
Apart from that, he is more into film producing now and has produced two movies named Priceless and Church People and Trauma which came out this year. Moreover, he is a producer of the biography The Mike Lindell Story – An American Dream. It is a documentary that shows how he overcame drug addiction and channelized his energy in building a multi-million dollar business.
Net Worth & Earnings
How much net worth do you expect from a person who became a successful entrepreneur from a drug addict? Well, he has a net worth of over $220 million, and his MyPillow Inc is solely responsible for his income. He is producing a few movies now and has Lindell Foundation to channelize his wealth. He is called America’s Pillow King. He is also a close associate of President Donald Trump.
Lindell is a supporter of Donald Trump’s made in the USA campaign. He is considering opening multiple production units across the USA, and he is currently an investor in multiple entrepreneurship ventures.