We all have illusions of grandeur. We fuel these wayward dreams by imagining the fame and fortune we could amass by following through on that million dollar idea that’s been rattling around our brain for who knows how many years. Nevertheless, doubt and wavering belief tend to quickly follow once the enormity of the undertaking is fully appreciated. Now hold on to that thought while you read about the six weirdest ideas that made millions.
The Million Dollar Homepage
Created in 2005 by Alex Tew, the goal behind this website was to raise enough money to help pay for college tuition. Individual pixels were sold for a $1 apiece. Initially meant as a gag, the notoriety of the site become widespread with every pixel being sold off. Alex Tew reportedly made a net profit of $650,000.