Sean Belnick is featured on ABC ‘Secret Millionaire,’ season 3 episode 6 in Brooklyn, New York ; see video and photos. The program will have its broadcast premiere on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on ABC. The ecommerce entrepreneur spent a week in disadvantaged areas of Brooklyn, New York.
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A preview video is above; more video is below. The ABC reality TV series Secret Millionaire enlists millionaires, often entrepreneurs and business owners, who spend a week living in the typical housing of an economically devastated area of the U.S., and survive on a week’s equivalent of welfare wages, oftentimes less than $50. They seek out opportunities to work, without fanfare or revealing who they really are, as volunteers in service-oriented charities and non-profit foundations that help local residents. At the end of the episode, in emotionally compelling scenes, they reveal their true identities and give generous financial gifts to the people with whom they have worked alongside during the week.
Season 3 episode 6 focuses on Sean Belnick, CEO and founder, in 2001 at age 14, of BizChair.com, a Georgia-based online retailer of office chairs and office furniture. By age 16, he had become a millionaire through the growth of the multimillion dollar company which he began with a $500 investment. He spent his week in Brooklyn, New York where he worked with charities that included Friends of Firefighters in Red Hook helps New York City firefighters in Red Hook, Brooklyn who are still coping with the aftermath of 9/11. He also worked with Children of Promise, NYC an organization based in Bedford-Stuyvesant (Bed Stuy), Brooklyn, that helps at risk children who have a parent or parents who are incarcerated.
He said of his experience:
“When I look back at my life, I realize that I’ve been very successful and not given much back to the community and charity compared to how well I’ve done,” Belnick told ABC.
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An overview of Secret Millionaire, with episode guide, synopsis, pictures, video clips and on demand free full episode replay video of the series are at the official Web site: click here. You will also find the official Sean Belnick biography and background; another profile is here. Follow him on Twitter @sbelnick. Learn more about Friends of Firefighters in Red Hook at their official Web site: friendsoffirefighters.org and Children of Promise, NYC at cpnyc.org
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