A $65 million miserable failure

Three failed businesses, $30,000 in debt, and $0 in revenue. Sam Ovens, Founder and CEO of Consulting.com (which has generated $690 million in revenue for its students), talks rapid growth and getting radicalised on a private island.

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About this video
Short biography Sam Ovens is the Founder and CEO of Consulting.com, an e-learning platform that helps people to start and grow their own consulting business.
Date: April 06 2019
Interviewers: Jake Millar
Full Biography

Sam Ovens is the Founder and CEO of Consulting.com, an e-learning platform that helps people to start and grow their own consulting business. In the five years after he started Consulting.com, and before he turned 28, Sam says he made over $18 million before moving to New York City and opening offices in Dublin and Manhattan. Today, Consulting.com reportedly has a thriving community of over 20,000 active students, has created 52 millionaires and generated a collective $690 million in revenue for its students. He is also the Founder of SnapInspect, a property inspection app for property management businesses which he later sold. Originally from New Zealand, Sam describes his first year in business as a "miserable failure." After working 12 hours a day from his parent's garage for two years, he had two failed businesses and was $30,000 in debt. Despite controversy around Sam's story, Forbes estimates Sam's net worth at US$65 million and in 2017 he was listed in Forbes ‘30 Under 30 Asia'.