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Sara Blakely used to sell fax machines all day before coming home to her apartment to fulfill orders of Spanx all night.

11 famous people who built their fortunes off their side hustles

These 11 entrepreneurs built their fortunes from ventures that started out as part-time gigs, but not all of them gave up their day jobs.
Apple CEO Tim Cook shared advice with graduates from Tulane University.

The best advice CEOs gave the class of 2019 at college graduations

CEOs from Apple's Tim Cook to FUBU's Daymond John shared stories and advice on leadership, adversity, and success.
The producers took pity on her. Nicki Radzely pictured.

An entrepreneur who landed a $250,000 offer on ‘Shark Tank’ was thrilled when a Shark said her company ‘sucks’ and questioned ...

When she appeared on "Shark Tank" pitching the Pop Pacifier, Nicki Radzely, a cofounder of Doddle & Co., was told her company "sucks" by Daymond John. She's glad he said that — and she went on to win $250,000 from Kevin O'Leary.
"You have to remind yourself that it's a television show." Randy Goldberg (left) and David Heath pictured.

‘Shark Tank’ founders who were called ‘sock cockroaches’ on national TV prepared answers to about 300 questions before they ev...

Before their appearance on "Shark Tank" in 2014, the cofounders of sock company Bombas rehearsed their answers to all questions and potential follow-up questions from the Sharks. Ultimately, they scored a $200,000 deal with Daymond John.
"You have to remind yourself that it's a television show." Randy Goldberg (left) and David Heath pictured.

The ‘Shark Tank’ founders who were called ‘sock cockroaches’ on national TV before landing a $200,000 deal have become one of ...

When the founders of sock company Bombas appeared on "Shark Tank," they didn't take the investors' insults personally. Instead, they knew it was all in the name of good TV. Ultimately, they landed a deal with Daymond John.
"Shark Tank" investor Daymond John and his mom work out of their house in FUBU's infancy.

‘Shark Tank’ investor Daymond John explains how his mom helped FUBU become a $350 million company

Daymond John said his mom was crucial to FUBU's success and was his main inspiration to work hard.
John and his fellow Sharks Barbara Corcoran and Kevin O'Leary.

3 of the 6 ‘Shark Tank’ investors are dyslexic — and they credit it for their success as entrepreneurs

"Shark Tank" sharks Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, and Kevin O'Leary are all dyslexic, but consider it an advantage in business.
"Shark Tank" star Daymond John has tracked his goals since he was 14.

‘Shark Tank’ investor Daymond John says this daily ritual changed his life

"Shark Tank" star Daymond John's goal-setting allows him to always be aware of what needs the most attention in both his professional and personal lives.
Daymond John, center, built FUBU out of his mom's house in Queens.

‘Shark Tank’ investor Daymond John landed a deal that helped him make $30 million by taking out a newspaper ad

In 1996, "Shark Tank" star Daymond John used a newspaper ad to bring his company FUBU to the international stage through a distribution deal with Samsung.

Before Daymond John became a millionaire investor on ‘Shark Tank,’ he was waiting tables at Red Lobster and talking his way onto LL Cool J...

Daymond John talks about founding the hip-hop fashion line FUBU and becoming a TV star on the hit show "Shark Tank."