Billionaire Offers Entrepreneurial Help Online

Self-made billionaire Bill Bartmann has released an online curriculum for aspiring entrepreneurs.

Bartmann, once a homeless teenager, gang member and a high school drop-out, pulled himself together to finish school, put himself through college and obtain a law degree.

He and Kathy -- his wife and business partner -- have since graced the covers of various business magazines. Inc. magazine called him the "billionaire nobody knows."

Bartmann built his wealth and business acumen primarily through a debt collection startup that grew to nearly 4,000 employees with revenues of more than $1 billion.

He charges $100 a year for the new course and accompanying videos and advice that can be accessed through his Web site,

"I have lived a very eventful life, both personally and professionally. Having been a millionaire three times, bankrupt twice and a billionaire once, I have not only witnessed, but also experienced, the devastation and ramifications caused by business failure," Bartmann said in a statement.

By Sharon McLoone |  September 4, 2008; 8:00 AM ET Tools and Tips
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If it's $100, I don't think of it as "help" so much as a course. I'm not saying I can't use it (I'm no billionaire!), but I'm not convinced that it would be different from anyone else's "here's how to get rich" advice.

Posted by: Chuck | September 4, 2008 2:21 PM

He's charging $100? I was expecting FREE. Oh well, I'll still check out the billionaire's Web site!


Posted by: BDavis | September 5, 2008 6:46 PM

Honestly, Bill is a day late and a dollar short on this. There are about 10,000 other websites ahead of his offering the same services.

Posted by: Garth | September 8, 2008 3:20 PM

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