New Undercover Billionaire Season Will Feature Three Business Tycoons Risking It All
Can they build a million-dollar company in just 90 days?
In the first season of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, self-made businessman Glenn Stearns bet big that the American Dream was still alive and well. Glenn was stripped of his name, wealth, and contacts and dropped into a brand new city to see if he could build a million-dollar company in 90 days. Oh yeah, and he only had $100 in his pocket. Inspired by Glenn’s audacious bet, three new entrepreneurs have stepped forward to embark on the same bold challenge.
This season, three successful entrepreneurs are betting $1 million that they can go undercover in three different cities, start their own business with just $100, and top the million-dollar mark in just 90 days. At the end of the challenge, each of them will reveal their true identities to the people who helped build their business. But will they be able to turn their big ideas into a reality? And can they navigate the impact of COVID-19 that has forced so many businesses across the country to shutter?
Each person will need to rely on their own unique secrets of success. Everyone has their own game plans, secret business hacks and strategies. After all, there’s more than one way to make $1 million dollars.
Take a look at the entrepreneurs going undercover this year below.
Grant is an unapologetic entrepreneur and real estate investor. He's also an international motivational speaker and author of two best-selling publications. The traditional concept of the American Dream -- work hard, save money and own a home -- is wrong, according to Grant. He maintains that people have everything they need, and cash is trash when it sits idle. He believes you need to put your money and your contacts to work. There’s nothing Grant won’t do for an opportunity to succeed, and he believes that relentless attitude should be adopted by everyone.
Monique the founder and CEO of Reign Ventures, a technology fund that empowers young entrepreneurs to create their own multimillion-dollar businesses. Monique has generated hundreds of millions for the startup companies she’s collaborated with. After a childhood of adversity, Monique proved herself as a young executive on the rise at USA Today. She made her first fortune by creating an agency that partnered corporations with entertainment and sports stars. Monique went on to become the brains behind the Mosley Music Group, in partnership with her now ex-husband Tim “Timbaland” Mosley, where she was responsible for managing the successful careers of such high-profile artists as One Republic, Nelly Furtado and Chris Cornell.
Elaine is a real estate developer, interior designer, builder, and founder of House of Rock. A visionary and serial entrepreneur since the age of 14, Elaine broke into the male-dominated construction business and bulldozed her way into becoming one of the industry's biggest players. Elaine doesn’t let anyone or anything stop her from achieving her goals. She has developed and built everything from luxury homes to casinos and hospitals. Elaine moves forward with intense determination, no visible fear of failure, and an uncanny ability to get her way.
UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE will premiere on Discovery Wednesday, January 6th at 8P ET. That's not all!
Following the premiere of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE will be the all-new series UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE: COMEBACK CITY. In this new series, Glenn Stearns from the first season of UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE, returns to Erie, Pa., where he built his business, Underdog BBQ, in just 90 days. Now he has a new mission: rescuing small businesses on the brink of going bust.
When the economy hit the skids earlier in the year, Glenn was contacted by other Erie businessmen and women who were struggling to keep their own dream alive. Each episode will follow Glenn as he works to turn around one of these small businesses. After assessing their operation and identifying areas to change, he’ll work with them to transform it in just 27 days. Why 27 days? The average small business in America has just 27 days in cash reserves. Glenn believes that if a business can’t turn it around in that amount of time, they'll never be able to.
Each episode will give all business owners key lessons on how to stay afloat and grow. Glenn will identify the many pitfalls new businesses face and lay out a plan to reach their money-making goals. Though, no money will be handed out. Viewers will get simple tips on how to earn fast money and thrive despite all the odds. From diners and boxing gyms to coffee shops and rust belt manufacturing, Glenn will share all that he’s learned and might have a few surprise tricks up his sleeves as well.
In addition to watching the special on Discovery, viewers can check out UNDERCOVER BILLIONAIRE by downloading the Discovery GO app. Viewers can join the conversation on social media by using #UndercoverBillionaire and follow Discovery on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest updates.