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Ive only seen the first episode but I can tell that this is a show Ill be watching regularly. Having been in a similar situation and learning how to crawl out of a tough situation, I find it very inspiring. Im very anxious to see how he pulls it off (creating a million $ business in 90 days). My situation didnt improve as much as Glenns did unfortunately! (I have to assume he succeeds in his mission because I dont see the show being aired if he doesnt pull it off). To sum up my review: Great show Discovery Channel! I highly recommend it!
Expected The Usual. Boy Was I Surprised! Great Show!!!
This is the first Rich Guy Goes Undercover reality show where I cant wait for the next episode to come on. Basically, the guys story for the locals is that he just gave up his corporate job at age 55 to start his own business and the film crew is documenting his success or failure as he makes the journey, for a TV show. He arrives in the area in a private jet with the in cabin GPS showing his location and steps outside as a poor guy, $100 in pocket, a cellphone with no contacts in it and a rickety old truck. From there, he goes to work placing online ads and applying for jobs. By the end of the week, hes turned that $100 into over $400. He didnt make his goal of $3300 by the end of the week. But, hes on the right track. I cant wait for next weeks show! Will he create a Million Dollar Business in the 90 day time limit? No idea. But, I cant wait to see. Honestly, just seeing a Billionaire who isnt scared of manual labor is a breath of fresh air! Watched the 2nd episode this week. It was better than the first. Glen got food poisoning and had to go to the hospital. It didnt stop him for long though. Before long, he was out digging thru trash piles and made either $1500 or 1600 that day. He rented a $435 apartment (no more sleeping in his truck) and then made a $700 purchase that he flipped for $3900. Hes definitely on his way. I definitely have respect for this guy. Hes a Billionaire and he doesnt mind scavenging trash piles to meet his goal. Cant wait for the next 6 episodes (its an 8 part mini-series).
Finally, a TV series that makes people think in a positive and in an inspiring way! Everyone should watch this show because it actually teaches ordinary people HOW to get out there and make an honest living! No excuse for laziness and a life of crime stealing from others when YOU can use YOUR brain and make a few bucks with little in your pocket! It proves that you dont have to rely on the government for anything! Get out there an look for creative ways to put money in your pocket – not by stealing, killing someone else because you dont want to work hard to make money. The Government only wants to keep you down and dumb so they can control your mind and make you a slave to them!
I first heard about this billionaire, when he was worth about $100 million, back in the early 2000s. He was living in Orange County CA, building company. I remember hearing his wife say that on their first date, as he was telling her a story about his past, she all of a sudden knew that he was the man she was going to spend her life with. So happy to see that they have been married for 16-years now. I recall that she was a news reporter working in L.A. To help her deal with the rush hour drive, he hired her a personal driver to make the daily commute.
Now about the show. Not much happens in the first episode with regards to seeing him build a business. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find out that this is not like other business reality shows in that the entire season takes us through this one billionaires journey rather than a new store, new billionaire each week.
Even though he states several times, that he has a cover story about why their are cameras following him around, I have to assume that in reality, some if not most of the people in the town, knew right away that all was not as it was presented to them. Lets face it, when was the last time someone made a reality show about a homeless man trying to find a job and create a life in a small town? Thats basically the cover story he and the show are claiming to be selling to the small town community.
I plan to DVR the entire season not just because I am an entrepreneur but also because I happen to like the guy as I had a very good impression, reading about him and seeing a video of him in the early 2000s, seeing his home and his wedding that he had in his Newport Beach backyard.
Show me where anybody with no job is going to be given a loan to buy a house by a bank with no JOB… AND a $10,000.00 cash loan to fix the house up with. NEVER going to happen. Never going to happen!!
The lessons within the show alone are invaluable because he can truly be applied in real life to achieve similar results. It just takes a unique perspective in order to assimilate & apply what hes sharing.
I truly hope this show inspires people to realize that it doesnt matter where youre at in life, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.
Episode 3, This guy is able to secure a housing loan with a fake name, no residence established and no steady income.
This show is great for anybody who doesnt believe in themselves and doesnt know if theyre good enough to chase their dreams. Your family, friends, and anybody who isnt you will not believe your most wonderful dreams are possible. Glenn Stearns proves that with a little hard work, patience, and perseverance, everything is possible. Self-esteem and success shouldnt be mutually exclusive. No matter who is in what office of any government, the people will always have the heart, soul, and mind to achieve anything they set out to do. Once youre feeling a little inspired by something, pay it forward!!!! All you need is love. And thats what Undercover Billionaires is about; the intangibles, not millions of dollars.
This is how you make a documentary TV series.
It is well shot, well paced, well edited and follows the story with a great plot. Really interesting concept for the reality show.
I dont care if its fake, its entertaining and I enjoy every minute of it.
The whole idea behind the show is flawed. It is impossible to make 1million from nothing in such a short time period! It takes time to save some money for starting capital, establish connections, build a reputation etc… We are talking for at least 10 years of hard work to get to that figure legally. Nobody, will do business with you or lend you money just like that. Couldnt be further away from the truth. Thats why the American dream is dead!
So far this is an unbelievable process. Flipping $3000 cars for almost $10G, with a car wash. OK, not likely but Could happen, I guess. Obtaining a construction loan on the house with a fake name and background and no income IS NOT going to happen. Unless he had help from the network, at a minimum its fraud and the show does not explain this impossibility. He wants to flip for $80K. Again, not likely and also how will he get the cash for the profits with fake ID and background. Since this is a lynch pin of the show its already foolish. Without explaining the mortgage loan, the concept falls apart. Even a no docs mortgage requires a credit score… More Fraud?
From only watching 3 episodes, I can already tell you that this is a show worth watching! It highlights what it means to be american! From the BBQ rubs, beer, and location. This is one of my all time favorites!
So, a guy gets dropped off in Erie, PA with $100 in cash, a cell phone with internet access (and knowledge and access to job posting sites), and a large truck that appears to be full of gas. I feel for him because hes really got it tough. In the end he has the means, the knowledge and the experience that is needed to survive…so dont waste your time (because it wont work for you). This may have some good educational information, but most of the people that really need it probably arent watching.
Could this show be anymore exciting! Im sorry but I found this show to be soooo boring. Glenns voice is irritating as well (sorry Glenn). I dont know who decided this type of show would be a good idea, maybe it would have been with someone else as the star but not him. After just 2 episodes I took it off my recording list.
Billionaire gets dropped into erie pa, with in a week finds a business partner after spending a couple hours making his shirts at his business for $60 ? Lmfao
Come on discovery, lets be real for a minute. the only way this idea could properly be executed would be by using a real person, real name etc and undercover hidden cameras.. as is, everyone is playing it up for the camera, looking for advertising, self promotion etc. It just cant work. The show fails on the most basic level as it would be impossible for anyone to do much of these things without proper identification, background checks etc. anyway.. good idea, but its a fail.
When I started to watch the show I was excited to jot down some helpful tips. Yet, as the show went on I realized some plot holes………
………I know some hospitals have a co-pay, but there is still a bill. A bill that he is not including in his budget to pay back or mentioning.
………How did he drive as much as he did with the dually? I had two, and they are gas guzzlers. There is no way he drove as much as he did, without the gas giving him a problem. His budget would be a bit sacrificed.
………Most people would not be willing to work without pay, especially having families. That was because of cameras, type of thing.
………Another thing is, he was able to get that flipper home so easily due to his credit score, which a lot of people are lacking. How did he get a loan without a job? Was his loan a shark loan? The construction loans are not too common with regular banks, but more common with shark loans. Just because he said program does not mean, safe or logical.
All I am saying is that as the show goes on, there are things that do not fit. If people think it would work for them, I hope they realize cameras and other conditions would make their situation different then his. The rich has a way to swindle their way, that is why they are rich.
Yeah i have a bunch of usless tyres, make me rich….
The moral of the show was to create a million dollar business, which will never happen without owning a building. This show also has guidelines of being discreet without anyone knowing his name, The next episode prevew says he himself let his name out and a member of his group confirms this, which means the show is over. He needs to pay out his million and stop all episodes, as he has breached his own rules. They can not make any more shows as he is making money on these. Law wise I believe he can not get payed for any episode as he breached. This show was an impossible task before is started and needs to be removed as it attacks alot of business owners at how stupid they are because they cant do this in a period on a year etc. Just another rich man fails in todays world.
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