"The Dream"--The Entrepreneurial dream comes to Coventry

9 Oct 2023 - 14:30
9 Oct 2023 - 16:00

Location : Coventry Union Society

Gurbaksh Chahal is a 28-year old Indian-American self-made multi-millionaire. By the age of 25, he had founded two companies worth $340 million. He is a US national celebrity and appeared on several shows including "The Oprah Winfrey Show" and "Secret Millionaire".

Gurbaksh came from very humble beginnings. His family of seven struggled to make ends meet and initially they all lived in a crammed one bedroom apartment. He was bullied as a child for wearing a turban. At the age of 16, fed up with people’s stereotypes against him, he started an internet advertising company in his bedroom. He had no start-up capital or experience in computing. Two years later, he sold his company for $40 million. By the age of 25, he sold the second advertising company he founded for $300 million to Yahoo.

This year, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from Pace University. He is the author of “The Dream”, an international best seller.