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Gurbaksh "G" Chahal - Secret Millionaire (FOX) in HD Episode. Part 1 of 5.

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Published on Dec 16, 2008

FOX Secret Millionaire, Gurbaksh Chahal goes undercover to San Francisco's Tenderloin District. Part 1 of 5.

Gurbaksh Singh Chahal (born July 17, 1982) is an American entrepreneur, author and TV Personality. He was the Founder, Chairman & CEO of two advertising companies which were sold for over $340 million.

Chahal was born in the town of Tarn Taran, near Amritsar in Punjab, India to Avtar and Arjinder Chahal. He is of Punjabi-Sikh descent. In 1985, his parents received a visa for America through a lottery-based system in India. A year later, he immigrated to the United States at the age of 4 with the rest of his family and settled in San Jose, California. Gurbaksh is the youngest of four siblings.

On December 15, 1998, at the age of 16, he started his first venture, ClickAgents. ClickAgents was an advertising network focused on performance-based advertising. Two years later, on November 1, 2000, ValueClick announced it agreed to buy ClickAgents in a $40 million all-stock merger. Chahal had a three year non-compete agreement with ValueClick.

In January 12, 2004, Chahal formed BlueLithium another advertising network which was recognized as an innovator in the online advertising space in a Business 2.0 article.

In 2006, under Chahal's leadership, BlueLithium was named Top Innovator by AlwaysOn.

On October 15, 2007 Yahoo! bought BlueLithium for $300 million in cash. He was 25 years old at the time. Chahal remained CEO of the company through the transition period. [6] Chahal is now working on his next start-up, gWallet, a site intended to allow users to find deals on merchandise they are looking for via the internet.

Chahal appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show to discuss his childhood and business journey. He also starred in one episode of the FOX philanthropic reality show Secret Millionaire, where he went undercover in the Tenderloin district of San Francisco, California to give away at least $100,000 of his own money. He is shown donating $90,000, but has written that other donations (which raised the total above $100,000) were "left out on the editing room floor."

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