Micheal J. Lindell Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Micheal Lindell|
Micheal J. Lindell
Karen Dickey (divorced)
Dallas Yocum (m. 2013; div. 2013)
|Profession:||Businessman, Investor, Inventor, Philanthropist|
|Net Worth:||$350 Million|
Micheal J. Lindell, simply known as Micheal Lindell or Mike Lindell, is a famous American inventor, businessman, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is the founder and chief executive officer of a noted pillow manufacturing company, My Pillow Inc., based in Minnesota, in the United States of America. He has also shown himself in the American political scene as well, and is a very prominent person in the society. Maybe you know about this individual very well, but do you know the details of his profession, accomplishments and his net worth? If you do not know more than just his name, we have prepared this well-documented piece to inform you on the details of Michael Lindell’s biography, career, professional life, personal life, family, and net worth today. Well, if you’re ready, let’s go!
Micheal J. Lindell’s Biography
On the 28th of June 1961, Mike was born in Mankato, Minnesota, in the United States into a Christian family, by his American parents whose identities have not yet been revealed. While growing up, he moved around different parts of Minnesota such as Chaska and Carver. During his adolescent stage, he used to work in drive-in movie theaters and grocery stores to be able to earn some small cash with which he took care of some of his needs.
Michael started his journey to entrepreneurship early in life by establishing a few small businesses. With the profits he made from managing bars and restaurants, he advanced into building his pillow producing empire which eventually turned his fortunes around.
Micheal J. Lindell’s Career
Earlier in his life, Mike started his journey as an entrepreneur by opening a carpet cleaning business. He diversified when he realized some profits from this and started a chain of many other small businesses like bars, restaurants and lunch wagons in the Carver County region in Minnesota. These businesses provided him with the capital with which he established his pillow producing company, MyPillow, in the year 2004. A hardworking and ambitious man, Mike did everything in his power to make his new business work, and it eventually became successful as it grew into a significant business venture.
He decided to start the pillow manufacturing company because of the low quality of pillows he bought from the market and had to sleep with at that time. These bad pillows left him waking up in after every sleep with a stiff neck and sore arm. He established his own company and started making his ideal pillow, and the process took him almost a year. He tried to sell his products in the stores, but nobody wanted to buy his home-made pillows. Having been turned down, Mike decided to sell his products by himself. He sold all his smaller businesses and dedicated his attention to marketing and selling his newest items. For a while, Mike Lindell had no success whatsoever. Eventually, luck came down on him after a customer bought and liked one of his pillows so much that he offered Mike a spot to sell his items in his Home and Garden show. On his first day in the home show, Mike sold all of his pillows and kept on selling his products in various home shows, fairs, and expositions.
In no time, he became a popular name in his vicinity, and his products also received the attention and exposure he had always fought for. MyPillow was featured in the business section of the largest newspaper in Minnesota, the Minneapolis Star Tribune, which attracted a lot of customers to Mike’s business. This kind of exposure was good for the business and it helped his company to start getting more and more orders. In the space of 40 days, the company hired ten times more workers than it had in the beginning.
Over the years, Michael Lindell’s company has expanded so much. From a business of one man, My Pillow now has more than 2000 employees serving the company in more than 15 retail locations, and has sold more than 40 million pillows to date. The company also produced approximately 50,000 facemasks in a bid to protect Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Michale J. Lindell is also a staunch supporter of the Republican Party and a close friend of former American President, Donald Trump. He also owns a not-for-profit organization named Lindell Foundation, which renders assistance to victims of natural disasters nationwide.
Awards & Achievements
His accomplishments portray Mike as an ambitious, go-getter who struggled to achieve everything he dreamed up. In his adolescent days he worked in grocery stores in order to earn some money for his upkeep. Moving on, he founded small businesses, saved up his profits, and started a pillow manufacturing enterprise which today, has become one of the biggest in the whole of America. This is a big achievement which anybody in this current generation will be proud of.
For all he has achieved for himself and also for what he has always given back to the community, he received an honorary Doctorate degree in Business from Liberty University.
Personal Life & Family
Earlier in his life, particularly between the 1980s and the 1990s, Mike Lindell was severely addicted to alcohol and drugs to the extent that it caused him big problems and almost cost his life. He used cocaine a lot and it led to failed marriages and foreclosure of his house. Later in 2009, he decided to stop living badly, and embraced reading the Bible, praying, and believing in God. He eventually became clean, but by then, he had earned an unhealthy reputation and public criticism as well.
Mike was married to women like Karen Dicky and Dallas Yocum in the past. He has four children: daughters, Lizzy and Heather, and sons Charlie and Darren.
Michael J. Lindell Net Worth
Lindell’s net worth is a massive $350 million as at the time of filling this report. He made his money initially by managing bars and restaurants, but today, his wealth comes from his My Pillow Company which generates around $280 million in revenue annually. He likes to live lavishly and owns several exotic cars and expensive apartments, which also adds to his treasure. Not only that, but he has financed many Hollywood films, radio shows, and advertisements, and also channelizes his fortune to helping others through his foundation. Currently, Mike is also investing in a number of entrepreneurship ventures and helping young people realize their dreams. His insane success story, from being a substance addict to a self-made multimillionaire, has attracted different kinds of people from all parts of the world, including dreamers and the media. For his invention, he is called as America’s Pillow king and also ‘Pillow Guy’. His inventions are loved by many people in America including ex-President Trump who was reportedly sleeping with a MyPillow during his time in the White House.