Monday, June 11, 2012

Your Next Secret Millionaire Steve Kaplan


So, you have already seen Scott and Alexa Jacobs volunteer in Newark, NJ, and donate $150,000 to people in need. Last night, you saw Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen volunteer their time and donate money to worthy Oklahoma City causes. Who will be the next millionaire to appear on the ABC runaway hit show Secret Millionaire? Drumroll, please! It will be none other than Steve Kaplan, whose episode will air on July 1.

Steve Kaplan is an author and self-made multimillionaire. He will not be traveling far to volunteer his time while undercover, but it will seem like a different world. Kaplan will take the El from his luxurious Chicago area home to spend time on the south side of town, an area characterized by poverty, gang violence, and a general feeling of despair. For one week, Kaplan will live in this environment, surviving on the equivalent of welfare assistance, while his family continues the posh lifestyle to which they are accustomed.

As part of Kaplan’s volunteer efforts, he will spend time in an after school program designed to provide a safe environment for children and a residential community for low income senior citizens. He will also work for a charity that collects basic goods to donate to those less fortunate. Those he interacts with will have no idea that Kaplan is actually very wealthy and is looking for people and causes that deserve a portion of his massive fortune.

So, who is Steve Kaplan, anyway? Well, in addition to being a self-made millionaire, he has allowed more than a hundred other people to achieve the same lifestyle. He is known worldwide as an achievement and success expert. His unique approach to achieving success has empowered tens of thousands of people to reach for the stars. Through speaking engagements, books, and consulting sessions, Kaplan provides individuals and small businesses with proven tools, techniques, and tactics for realizing their potential.

Kaplan created one of the largest marketing firms in the country and built an organization with 29 international offices and 1,300 employees. He currently owns multiple businesses including Steve Kaplan Live. He has also served on the EURORSCG Executive Committee, the group responsible for strategic development of an advertising agency conglomerate comprised of 176 companies. He even toured universities throughout the country, preparing students for success.

This multimillionaire is not all business. He has written two books that became New York Times, Business Week, USA TODAY, and The Wall Street Journal bestsellers. Kaplan even served as producer for the Broadway musical Leap of Faith, which received a Tony nomination for Best Musical. Oh, and in his spare time, he climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and ran with the bulls in Pamplona!

Kaplan continues to travel the world, providing inspiration for achievement and success. He views life as an adventure and one of his latest was appearing on Secret Millionaire. His passion for life is infectious and his determination is fierce. Kaplan hopes these traits rub off on everyone he encounters including the amazing people he met on the south side of Chicago.


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