13 Oddest Ways People Have Made $1 Million
From viral memes to miracle mops, we rounded up the craziest ways people have made a fortune.
Play video games professionally
Don't call your kid a slacker, he or she may be training for a million-dollar career! According to CNBC, kids are making millions in their teens and retiring by 30. Called "esports," competitive video game competitions, between individuals and teams alike, are gaining popularity with prizes reaching into the millions. Particularly popular in Asia, the burgeoning industry is expected to reach 1.4 billion dollars in 2020.
Sell your old clothes online
Before you head to the Goodwill to donate, think again! Mom of two, Suzanne Canon, started selling clothes on the side on the popular app Poshmark and unwittingly became the apps first million dollar maker. "I don't understand how it happened," she told Business Insider. "I went on the app to make a little money on extra clothes." Well if she can do it, maybe so can you?
Create a crazy cat meme
Two friends, Eric Nakagawa and Kari Unebasami, nearly invented viral memes when they posted a picture of a chubby gray cat saying "I can has cheezburger?" This silly meme went viral and the duo sold their accompanying animal site, Icanhascheezburger.com for $2 million. Need more cash? There are ways to make money fast, though no promises you'll be an overnight millionaire.