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"How'd You Get So Rich?" hosted by Joan Rivers, is an American television series that focuses on individuals that have made their millions in intriguing and frequently unexpected ways. Some of the best financial successes include the inventor of the Wee Wee Pad and the five-chamber bubble blower. The millionaires share the back stories on all of their financial ventures and we find out how these lucky dreamers got to where they are today.

The show highlights the extreme wealth of the individuals and how they spend their money. Each episode you'll be asking yourself, "Why didn't I think of that?" if you haven't already grabbed a pen and paper and started jotting down all of those ideas that you just know would land you a spot in the millionaire's club. It's an inspiring show that reveals people who worked very hard and believed in themselves, but also may have had a stroke of dumb luck that led them onto the path of riches.

Wednesday 10:00 PM et/pt on TV Land
2 Seasons, 12 Episodes
August 5, 2009
Reality
5.4/10
Cast: Joan Rivers, Daniel Staniszewski
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How'd You Get So Rich? Full Episode Guide

  • Joan Rivers tours a pharmacy tycoon's Hamptons waterfront estate and gets an invitation to the Tennessee mansion owned by the creator of the Mrs. Fields cookie franchise.

  • Joan Rivers meets Phil, a man who was once down to his last 28 cents, but is now a billionaire married to a beauty queen. Phil turned his life around by pioneering self-service gas stations and then went on to pay $1.2 billion in CASH for the Treasure Island Hotel and Casino. Next, Joan hits Daytona Beach to meet the schoolteacher and part-time lifeguard who invented Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. Ron sold his company for $160 million and lives in the ultimate bachelor pad compound with four swimming pools that you have to see to believe!

  • Joan visits a Georgian mansion with a private golf course and then a woman who struck it rich by making cakes.

  • Meet five mega-millionaires who reveal the excessive and outrageous ways they spend their fortunes: Jamie, a high-school drop out who invented a do-it-yourself Mold Test Kit and now he spends millions on exotic cars and diamonds for his wife. Next, a Las Vegas 'Zen decorator' who shows off his $40 million collection of art and antiques. Then it's on to Hollywood where Joan meets a guy who spent his fortune on a house with celebrity neighbors Keanu Reeves and Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Joan visits a $23,000,000 mansion with 13 bathrooms and 6 kitchens. The owner is a man who scrubbed toilets at Harvard.

  • Joan's got two billionaires: first a homeless bum who became the hair care mogul behind the Paul Mitchell line. Then it's off to the top of Trump Tower to visit her old boss (from Celebrity Apprentice) Donald Trump.

  • Meet a fashion junkie who spends over $1 million on clothes - a year! And even more spectacular than his wardrobe? A house that's dangerously designed. Joan also meets a man with money up the wazoo... from an invention unappealingly called Butt Paste. Next up is the show's youngest millionaire, who snuggles up with the money he made from putting arms on a blanket and calling it: The Slanket. Snuggie whaaa? Plus: a couple so broke they served pizza at their wedding. Now they're worth billions. BILLIONS! How did they get so rich?!

  • This Croatian immigrant grew up with dirt floors and no running water - but now he has a ballroom to dance in and does laps in his very own indoor pool. Joan visits his 55,000 square-foot mansion and learns out how he got it all. Plus: Meet an ad exec who switched careers at age 40. Now he's decorating his own castle with seven-figure antiques!

  • It slices. It dices. It makes billions of dollars! It's the amazing infomercial, and Joan meets the man who invented it. See how he ended up with an eye-popping fortune. But wait, there's more: She'll also meet the middle-aged woman who went on to make millions after her rich doctor husband split. Find out how!

  • In this episode, meet the Mardi Gras Millionaire, a man who started off penniless and built an empire around parade floats and plastic beads. Wait till you see where he lives; you're in for a shock! Tour the former Versace Mansion in South Beach, which is now owned by a college dropout! Plus, Joan hits Rodeo Drive, where we'll meet a comic book king as well as the makeover mogul behind Two-Faced Cosmetics - who used to be a department store counter boy. Joan gets the answers as she asks innocent passersby: 'Are those boobs yours?' 'What did you pay for that outfit?' and, of course 'How'd you get so rich?!'

  • The $23,000,000 waterfront mansion with 13 bathrooms and 6 kitchens. Three boats. A gorgeous wife with 200 pairs of shoes. Would you believe they all belong to a guy who made his way through Harvard by scrubbing toilets? Follow Joan as she gets the grand tour and snaps on the rubber gloves for a lesson in basic bathroom cleaning. Then, it's a Rivers-style ambush as she invites herself over to a tricked-out, ultramodern palace in the hills - owned by someone who used to fold sweaters at the mall! From rags to mega-riches, what could be more inspiring?

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