#24 - The Million Dollar Homepage

Thursday, May 01, 2014 - 10:35 AM

the million dollar homepage

In 2005, Alex Tew was a 21-year-old entrepreneur who wanted to make a million dollars before college. The only problem was he had literally nothing of value to sell. So he made The Million Dollar Homepage -- possibly the most ambitiously garish website ever created.

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Hi guys. I hope you can help me to promote my website, which i had created last week (http://milliondollarvoxelpage.com). It's a new version of the million dollar homepage in minecraft style. I thank you a lot

Dec. 14 2014 12:14 PM
epinardscaramel from Lille, France

I got a spam email a few days ago, where someone selling "pixels" on this kind of page, for bitcoin-related things.

That was really a blast from the past :D

May. 04 2014 11:00 AM
Tykho from New York

To Len Holliday:
The guy is from the UK. Ingenuity and spunk is worldwide!

May. 02 2014 05:07 PM
Ben from Brooklyn

The most ambitious garish website ever? Hah!

You clearly have never met Ling. Bow down before the master of the garish ambitious website.


Seriously, I have had entire conferences with my web design team where all we can discuss is how beautiful and horrible is Ling. And then when we posted notes to Facebook on this dilemma, and they ended up being quoted on Ling's home page within six hours. Ling sees all.

May. 02 2014 03:16 AM
Len Holliday from Belton, S.C. 29627

So, they really made a $million Dollars before they started to college! That is great! It does take some of the pressure off knowing you have $1 million as you enter college! I'm sure you would be the most popular student in your dorm, that is if you told them which I would not! I'm a 53 year old retired stockbroker and I know it takes a long time to make a million even if you are real smart! My hat is off to these guys! What a great story! Just proves once again; This is America and you can do anything you want if you will just put your head to it! THANKS! len Holliday

May. 01 2014 06:46 PM

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