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Ali Brown '93 gives big on ABC's 'Secret Millionaire'

After graduating from Simmons in 1993 and floundering at a small New York ad agency, Ali Brown did what most women are too afraid to. She quit her full-time job and ventured out on her own, determined to make it big as an entrepreneur helping other women entrepreneurs. Nowadays Ali is everywhere - blogging for Forbes.com, speaking at conferences, and selling her own magazines.

But, throughout all this, Ali says she has had one experience that has drastically altered her outlook on life forever.

She was asked to be featured on ABC's new hit show "Secret Millionaire." The episode, airing on Sunday, April 10 at 8 p.m., is the season finale and will show Ali as she goes undercover in Venice, California, lives off minimum wage and gets to know the locals who may need and deserve her help. In the end, Ali gives away part of her fortune.

In a recent blog post about her upcoming debut, Ali explains why she does not plan on throwing a party for the big show:

"During my week of living in poverty, surviving on welfare wages, and volunteering in some hard situations, my life was changed forever. You'll have to watch my episode to learn more, but let me just tell you the true stars of my journey were the amazing people I encountered who give endlessly to make their worlds a better place."

Watch the full episode of Ali's incredible journey and see how she chooses to use her money to help others. Also, learn about being a successful entrepreneur through her website, personal blog, and Forbes.com blog and make sure to follow her on Twiter, like her on Facebook, and watch her on YouTube.


Posted by Kellie Ryan


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This page contains a single entry by Kellie Ryan published on April 7, 2011 11:07 AM.

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