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Don Lapre: The Notoriously Sketchy King of 90s Infomercials

Because as we know, all the most important knowledge you can acquire in life has to be purchased from an infomercial.

Long before that girl who never spoke to you in high school started trying to recruit you to sell essential oils with her, there was a much bigger player on the multi-level marketing scene — Don Lapre.

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Long before that girl who never spoke to you in high school started trying to recruit you to sell essential oils with her, there was a much bigger player on the multi-level marketing scene.

Don Lapre went from a middle class background to being one of the most talked about entrepreneurs in the United States.

He started working when he dropped out of high school, painting houses for his father’s company and selling used furniture he found by the side of the road.

In 1990, he started a credit repair business called Unknown Concepts, then began selling a booklet on recovering a Federal Housing Administration insurance refund after paying off a home mortgage. And you thought finance was exciting!

He rose to fame in the early to mid 90s through infomercials claiming that he was making $50,000 a week through newspaper ads.

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