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“Joji Is By far The Most Difficult Role I’ve Played”

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  One  Of  India’s Finest  Actors, the Malayali Maverick  Fahadh Faasil, a Modern-Day Dilip Kumar Is  Back Again Giving Yet Another  Layered  & Luminous Performance  In Joji. He  Discusses His Preoccupations As  An Actor With Subhash  K Jha

Congratulations, one  more incredibly unfathomable  portrait in  Joji.Who are  you????!!!

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(Laughs)Thank you. It’s been  a turbulent last few months for me. After the accident my stitches have recently come  out.

Are you fully healed?

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I basically fractured  my nasal bone.That requires  some more time to mend fully .

You do realize that no  role is  worth risking your life  and bones over?

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Now I realize it . I spoke to  Mr Kamal Haasan  who has a history of  innumerable  broken bones and injuries.

You must guard yourself . You are national treasure?

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(laughs uncomfortably)  I  don’t know  about that . But I do know life and health are  precious.I realize  as  an actor  I need to be responsible to  Fahadh Faazil the human being.And  also it was not dangerous shot. So it could  happen any time.But there has  to be a bridge between the character and  the  actor.

You lost  a lot of time  because of the accident?

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No, I don’t function on   timelines. I feel sorry for the people who are waiting for me to work. I am ready to work when I am ready. I  like my time off doing nothing. I take time  a lot  of time  off from shooting.

Tell me, how were  you able to work through the Covid in so many movies?

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Well, C U Soon was  shot during the initial  phase of  the  lockdown. But  Irul and Joji were shot  last year much later  after  a bit of a normalcy was  restored. I  decided it was  time to get back to work. There was no point in waiting for  the  Covid to be over. I decided to work on more modest-budgeted smaller projects which  did not require much commuting. Both Irul and Joji happen in one  given space.

 I  resent you calling Joji  a  smaller film?

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Smaller in the sense   that it was easier to  shoot but very difficult to capture  on camera. In fact  Joji is  by far the most difficult role I’ve  ever played.  It was  very stressful to shoot. Not just the actors shooting,  I could see even those  who were  out of camera range  getting stressed. I normally  like to get  feedback from the technicians  off-camera specially the lightmen because they’re able to observe the minutest  of  details from where they are.When I spoke to them  I could see  how stressed they were. Everybody  on the set of Joji was  completely logged  in  to the  drama.

How stressed were  you during the making of Joji?

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I didn’t realize  how stressed I was  until after the shooting. That’s the way  it is normally.When I  recently had  time  off  after my accident I realized how  stressful the shooting of Joji was  for me  personally. I don’t think I’ve ever been  more tense playing any character.

The mask always  played an important part  in Shakespeare’s plays. Now in  Joji(which is a Macbeth adaptation) the  mask acquires  a renewed relevance  because of what is going in the world?

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Yes, these were nuances that were  worked  into the script. We wanted to make Joji  relevant to  our times.

After two back-to-back films  are you exhausted , or are you one of those workaholic actors who is already going into his next project?

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Even if I was  –and I am  not—a film project cannot start when I want it to. It depends on the readiness of  a lot of people. This is  one  of  the  reasons  why I am  more comfortable producing my own  films. If I had gone to  another producer  to do Joji  it would have been very difficult to  convince  him.Producing my  own  films gives me more freedom. I am responsible  not for others’ money but  my own.

Is the producer’s responsibilities at the  back of your mind while shooting?

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Not really.When we are shooting we  don’t think about these things. We shoot a  film the way we want  to.

One   generic question. How  do you manage to immerse yourself so completely  in  all the characters  you play?

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To be  very honest, I don’t think  it happens in all the films I do. Yes it has happened occasionally , It has  happened in Dileesh’s three  film(Dileesh Pothan, the Joji director). I believe it’s  the  ambience he creates for me.Dileesh has a unique  way of approaching his subject and  characters . Also, Dileesh shoots his film chronologically. That really helps an   actor to  develop his character. I’ve worked with a  lot  of brilliant directors. But Dileesh is one  of  the  few who shoots  the  sequences  chronologically.

So is  this  a marriage  for  life?

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You mean Dileesh and me?No no.The next film that we are collaborating on , we are  producing together  but someone else is  directing. Dileesh is discussing projects with some other actors. But we’ve a  formed a production company  together  .

How important is  it for you to keep scaling new heights  as  an actor?

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I don’t think about it. After Joji  my audience is  not thinking about  my other works. But yes  after Irul  people went  back to my earlier works.

Would  you agree with when  I say Irul  was  a disappointment?

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Yes yes absolutely. It was made with a lot  of   limitations.

Tell me  about your film with  Kamal Haasan?

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It’s a very interesting narrative. And  my character  takes on  the narrative.I am really looking forward  it.I am hoping to  join the  shooting in August 2021. In May I’ve Maalik on release in which we take on the coastal politics of Kerala. It’s  a fictionalized  version of reality. I don’t want  it discussed  for  its controversial  aspects. I’d like it to be  discussed not for its  politics but its cinematic merits. The  first 12 minutes of  Maalik is one single  shot.

Wow! How? That’s a world record.

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(laughs) Is  it?We  just shot  it like that.I don’t think it’s  a world record. I think there have been entire films that have been done in a single shot. I believe Mr Ram Gopal Varma has also done something like that.

Tell me about your future projects?

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I am doing a  film called  Malayankunu which my dad(filmmaker Fazil) is producing. He had produced the  film that had launched me  as an actor.I am collaborating  with him  after  18  years. It’s  again a subject something I haven’t done. Its  a very interesting subject. It’s  based  on  a real-life incident. It will be completed  in July. We are looking at a theatrical release  on August-September 2021.

When we spoke the last time you were very emphatic on keeping the theatrical and digital release apart?

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I still believe  that the two platforms  are  separate.I don’t think Joji would have worked   if released in theatres.

I disagree?

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I don’t think Joji would have  appealed to audiences who look for commercial aspects  in their cinema. Everything in Joji from the sound to the pace is designed for home  viewing. In fact I plan to  do a theatrical version of  my digital  film C U Soon.

How satisfying it it for  you as an actor to  have such a large  pan-India, in fact global, audience watching your films  on the  digital platform?

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 It’s an  honour  .It’s  an amazing feeling.But I don’t think too far ahead .I don’t plan my films for posterity.

Do you intend  to be  an actor all your life?

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(Sighs) I really don’t know. I keep wondering how people do the same job for 20-30 years. I would be an actor , yes. But I could explore the stage  later  in my life.

Finally do you crave to be in Hindi cinema?

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I  crave  to be in cinema.I  crave to get to know  more about the technical side of filmmaking. If am in a plane  with a  superstar  and  a screenwriter  I would rather sit next to the writer.

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Undekhi A Dark Compelling  Thriller Set In The Heartland

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Undekhi  the  forthcoming webseries  from Applause Entertainment  and Sony LIV which  starts  streaming from July 10,   looks  like  the  kind  of   thriller  that  won’t let  us rest  easy until we see  the last episode. It is mounted  with  a  stress on growing pressure.

One  promo shows  a rotund  cop investigating  a gruesome  murder  in  a dense tribal area.The other promo  shows a politician gunning  down a dancer on stage  in front of  the public and  the  press.

Wild  West  comes to the North. Undekhi is a thriller set in Manali, Himachal created for Applause by Siddharth Sengupta. It’s a gripping story that sees Harsh Chhaya making an  impressive comeback as a drunk Papaji in a super-rich amoral Punjabi  family. And Surya Sharma (Prince from Hostages) really shines as Rinku ,  the main bad guy and Papaji’s nephew. It’s got a terrific cast of other characters, many of whom we  all  recognize as names .

The talented  Harsh Chhaya  makes a debut of sorts  on the  digital medium  with Undekhi.

Says Harsh, “I  have never played anything so wild and mad. I am looking forward to Undekhi, hope it works for the audience too.This is a debut in a sense that this is the first one I shot for the OTT  platform.But the other two I shot for after this was  streamed   before this one Out Of Love and  Rangbaaz, Phir Se.

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Phil Ivey’s Net Worth (Updated 2021)

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What is Phil Ivey’s net worth? 

Net Worth: $100 Million
Age: 44
Born: February 1, 1977
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Professional Poker Player
Last Updated: 2021

Introduction   

Phil Ivey is an American professional poker player.

Ivey has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets, one World Poker Tour title, and appeared at nine World Poker Tour final tables. Ivey is regarded by numerous poker observers and contemporaries as the best all-around player in the world.

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He was elected to the Poker Hall of Fame in 2017. 

As of 2021, Phil Ivey’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million. 

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Early Life

Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. was born on the 1st of February, 1977, in California.

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He first began to develop his poker skills by playing against co-workers in New Jersey in the late 1990s. 

His nickname “No Home Jerome” stems from the fake ID card he secured to play poker in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in his teenage years. Ivey was given the nickname “The Phenom” after winning three World Series of Poker bracelets in 2002. 

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Career 

Ivey’s tournament accomplishments include winning three bracelets at the 2002 World Series of Poker, tying Phil Hellmuth Jr, Ted Forrest, and Puggy Pearson. 

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He also has bracelets in Pot Limit Omaha from 2000 and 2005. In 2000, he was the first person to defeat Amarillo Slim heads-up at a WSOP final table.

Ivey placed in the top 25 four times between the 2002 World Series of Poker and the 2009 World Series of Poker. Ivey finished 23rd in 2002, 10th in 2003, 20th in 2005, and 7th in 2009.

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In the 2010 World Series of Poker, he received the most votes for the Tournament of Champions. At the 2010 WSOP, Ivey won his eighth bracelet in the $3,000 H.O.R.S.E. event in a final table made up of other notable players. 

Between 2002 and 2009, he finished among the top 25 players in the Main Event four times, in fields ranging in size from 600 entrants to just under 7,000.

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As of 2021, Phil Ivey’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million. 

 

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How Does Phil Ivey Spend His Money?

Phil Ivey spends some of his money going on expensive NBA games and donating money to charities. 

 

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Phil Ivey’s Hobbies 

Ivey is a huge fan of the NBA’s Houston Rockets and L.A. Lakers. But cheering on his favorite teams is only one of Ivey’s hobbies.

He also likes to partake in golf. Ivey finished third in the inaugural World Series of Golf. He also enjoys video games and making a few side bets in his spare time. 

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Phil Ivey’s Charity Work 

Ivey also has a very charitable side, with generous donations to Empowered to Excel and as co-founder of the Budding Ivey Foundation. 

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Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Phil Ivey’s career:

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  • Has won ten World Series of Poker bracelets
  • Poker Hall of Fame (2017) 

 

Favorite Quotes from Phil Ivey

“The biggest thing when you’re playing live is that you’re sitting across from the player and can get a detailed impression of how they’re acting, and whether they’re expressing strength or weakness. Online, it’s much more about betting patterns, and you’re using a much narrower range of cues to what they’re holding and thinking.” – Phil Ivey

“I never thought about poker not working out. When I started playing poker, I just thought this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life. You have to think that way, and if it doesn’t work out, of course, you move on from there. But if you start out thinking any other way, you’re setting yourself up to fail.” – Phil Ivey 

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“I’d start out by joining training sites, like Ivey League. There’s free content there for people who are starting out, fundamental strategy for folks building their game, all the way up to very high-level content for professional players. I’d work on my game online and at casinos, build my bankroll, find good games.” – Phil Ivey

“I see Ivey League as part of my legacy, and I want to teach the world to win at poker. Want to build a training site that can help people who have never touched a deck of cards as well as support the particular needs of top-tier players who are building a world-class game.” – Phil Ivey 

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“I actually spent most of that time working with my team to define and prototype parts of Ivey Poker and Ivey League. From my point of view, it was a hectic time.” – Phil Ivey 

 

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3 Life Lessons from Phil Ivey

Now that you know all about Phil Ivey’s net worth and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from him: 

 

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1. Chances 

You’ve got to take some chances, know when you’re beaten and know how to get certain advantages.

 

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2. Ambitions 

Many people these days are too ambitious; their sights are set too high at the start, and they end up diving in too deep, quitting their day job too soon.

 

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3. Fight 

You get your chips your way if you fight for it. 

 

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Summary  

Phil Ivey is an American professional poker player. Ivey moved to Roselle when he was just a baby. Ivey is an eight-time winner of the World Series of Poker.

He has also won the World Poker Tour title. Ivey first became interested in online poker while working at a telemarketing firm in New Jersey. He would play with his co-workers during breaks and after work.

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As of 2021, Phil Ivey’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $100 million. 

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Stephanie Beacham’s Net Worth (Updated 2021)

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What is Stephanie Beacham’s net worth? 

Net Worth: $25 Million
Age: 74
Born: February 28, 1947
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Source of Wealth: Professional Actress
Last Updated: 2021

Introduction 

Stephanie Beacham is an English radio, film, and theatre actress.

Beacham is best known for her television roles in the BBC drama ‘Tenko,’ ‘Connie’ and ‘The Colbys’. Her film appearances include ‘Dracula A.D. 1972’, ‘Schizo’ and ‘Troop Beverly Hills’.

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She started to appear on British television in 1967. She made her big-screen debut in ‘The Games’ in 1970. 

As of 2021, Stephanie Beacham’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $25 million. 

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Early Life 

Stephanie Beacham was born on the 28th of February, 1947, in London, England.

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Beacham is the daughter of Joan and Alic. Her mother was a housewife, and his father was an insurance executive and the managing director of the Grosvenor Estate.

Beacham attended Barnet’s Queen Elizabeth’s Girls’ Grammar School and later traveled to Boulogne-Billancourt in Paris, France, to study mime with Etienne Decroux, before attending the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. 

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Career 

Beacham’s goal was to teach dance movements to deaf children. She then started a career in modeling and then began acting in television. In 1967, she received her first screen role in the BBC series ‘The Queen’s Traitor’. 

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She continued to appear on multiple films, television, and stage. From 1981 to 1982, Beacham featured as a member of the ensemble cast of the BBC series ‘Tenko,’ about a group of women prisoners of war held captive by the Japanese after their invasion of Singapore in 1942. 

In 2003, she returned to the UK to play the drama ‘Bad Girls’. She remained with the series to the end in 2006. She was involved in launching the Sense-National Deafblind and Rubella Association Fill in the Gaps campaign. 

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In 2016, Beacham was a guest on BBC Radio 2’s Graham Norton Show. She discussed her role as Princess Margaret. The play, A Princess Undone by Richard Stirling, premiered at the Cambridge Arts Theatre. 

As of this year, agent and novelist Melanie Blake announced plans to plans to launch a new British soap opera, ‘Falcon Bay.’ She confirmed that Beacham would star in the soap. 

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As of 2021, Stephanie Beacham’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $25 million. 

 

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Highlights

Here are some of the best highlights of Stephanie Beacham’s career:

  • The Nightcomers (Movie, 1971) 
  • Superbitch (Movie, 1973) 
  • Inseminoid (Movie, 1981) 
  • The Colbys (TV-Show, 1985 – 1987) 
  • Sister Kate (TV-Show, 1989 – 1990) 

 

Favorite Quotes from Stephanie Beacham 

“When I look in the mirror, I sometimes think I’m getting old, but then I have two generations behind me so that helps puts things into perspective. I am a grandmother now, but at least my nine-year-old grandson Jude calls me Glamma and not Granny.” – Stephanie Beacham

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“One of the reasons I wanted to teach deaf children was because it made me very sad that they spoke so clumsily and that they moved with less grace that I knew was possible of deaf people.” – Stephanie Beacham

“When I was young I used to smother myself with olive oil mixed with a dash of vinegar to keep the flies away and lay in the sunshine for hours on end. But we knew no better then. Now we know how stupid that was.” – Stephanie Beacham

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“I have to concentrate more intently when people speak. Always have to position myself on their right side so that I can hear out of my left ear. I sometimes get a crick in my neck from listening. But I don’t there’s too much else.” – Stephanie Beacham

“When I got into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, a doctor told me to give up the course as I’d be totally deaf within a couple of years. But I refused to give in.” – Stephanie Beacham

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“When I was young, I used to smother myself with olive oil mixed with a dash of vinegar to keep the flies away and lay in the sunshine for hours on end. But we knew no better then. Now we know how stupid that was.” – Stephanie Beacham

 

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3 Awesome Lessons from Stephanie Beacham

Now that you know all about Stephanie Beacham’s net worth and how she achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the lessons we can learn from her: 

 

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1. Life Changes 

Life changes very quickly, in a very positive way, if you let it.

 

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2. Sunshine 

Keep your face always toward the sunshine and shadows will fall behind you.

 

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3. Motivation 

Motivation comes from working on things we care about. 

 

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Summary  

Stephanie Beacham is an English actress. Beacham studied mime with Etienne Decroux in Paris, France, and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

In 1967, her first screen role came in the BBC series ‘The Queen’s Traitor.’ She made appearances in The Saint,’ ‘Callan,’ and ‘UFO.’ 

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As of 2021, Stephanie Beacham’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $25 million. 

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Mike Lindell’s Net Worth (Updated 2021)

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What is Mike Lindell’s net worth? 

Net Worth: $50 Million
Age: 60
Born: June 28, 1961
Country of Origin: United States of America
Source of Wealth: Businessman
Last Updated: 2021

Introduction 

Mike Lindell “My Pillow Guy” is a businessman. Lindell is the founder of My Pillow.

He is a supporter of former President Donald Trump. After Trump’s defeat in the 2020 election, he spread false conspiracy theories about electoral fraud in that election. Since then, he has been an active promoter of the toxic plant extract oleandrin. 

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As of 2021, Mike Lindell’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $50 million. 

 

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Early Life 

Michael James Lindell was born on the 28th of June, 1961, in Minnesota. Lindell was raised in Minnesota. He struggled with a gambling addiction growing up. He attended the University of Minnesota after high school. Lindell later dropped out a few months after his studies. 

In his adult years, he was addicted to cocaine and was a frequent user of the drug. His addiction became more serious after he switched to crack in the 1990s.

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Career

In 2004, Lindell invented My Pillow, and he made the business grow into a major manufacturing company. The Better Business Bureau later revoked the accreditation of My Pillow. 

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Lindell started to make donations to the Salvation Army, Union Gospel, and other organizations. Growing up being an addict, he thought it would be a great idea to create his own non-profit organizations for former addicts. He formed the Lindell Foundation as a result.

In 2019, he launched the Lindell Recovery Network, which connects addicts that have been through drug addictions. 

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Major retailers stopped carrying My Pillow products as of this year. Lindell thought that was the result of his claims relating to the 2020 United States presidential election results. Lindell appointed his son the company’s CEO in 2020. 

In March this year, media reported that Lindell was launching a social media platform, which he described to be a platform that looked like between Youtube and Twitter. It’s called “Vocl.” 

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Lindell later changed the name to Frank, because of a dispute with a company that had established a website called Vocal. It took him a total of four years to develop Frank. 

As of 2021, Mike Lindell’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $50 million. 

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Highlights 

Here are some of the best highlights of Mike Lindell’s career: 

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  • My Pillow (2004)
  • Frank Website (2021)
  • Lindell Foundation 
  • Lindell Recovery Network

 

Favorite Quotes from Mike Lindell 

“We take such good care of our employees. What I do is think about what I would want my employer to be like. We started helping our employees with every facet of their lives, and our HR problems went from A to Z in reverse.” – Mike Lindell

“I first met Mr. Trump in August of 2016, during which we specifically spoke about everything made in America, bringing jobs back to the U.S. and strategies for reviving the inner cities. I realized right then he would be the best president ever.” – Mike Lindell

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“I always had the dream of doing a ‘real’ infomercial because I had done smaller home shows and fairs. Everyone said it wasn’t going to work. ‘You need a movie star,’ they said. But I wanted to do it myself because I’m selling the passion – there is a problem, and I have a solution – that had resonated well with people.” – Mike Lindell

“I live in the same town I grew up in, and all my kids have worked for me, and now, I have grandkids, and now, it’s amazing. They came through. They all played a part in my business, and that’s pretty amazing.” – Mike Lindell

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“I was 16 years old at the Supervalu Store in Chaska, Minnesota, working as a bag boy, and with one of my checks, I went out and bought a $70 pillow in 1977. Who does that as a teenager?” – Mike Lindell

“You got this guy out here. He’s claiming to be me. That’s an imposter. First, they went for our phones, and now they’re sending in clones.” – Mike Lindell 

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3 Amazing Lessons from Mike Lindell 

Now that you know all about Mike Lindell’s net worth and how he achieved success; let’s take a look at some of the best lessons we can learn from him: 

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1. Strengths 

God’s given me a gift to be able to put people in the right position, where their strengths are!

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2. Addiction 

Addiction’s some kind of disease? No, it’s not. It’s a mask of pain that usually comes from childhood and fatherlessness.

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3. The Police

There are bad people in all walks of life, including the police.

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Summary 

Mike Lindell rose to fame for being the founder and creator of My Pillow. Being a supporter of Donald Trump, he has been involved in Trump’s attempts to overturn the presidential elections.

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Lindell is best known for providing financial supports and spreading conspiracy theories that have shocked many around the world. Lindell is the man behind the non-profit organization Lindell Foundation, which has helped drug addicts to obtain treatment. This is a perfect example of a struggling man who has turned his life for the better, and now he is helping others. 

As of 2021, Mike Lindell’s net worth is estimated to be roughly $50 million. 

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