When we speak of Mike Lindell, all we sense is successful entrepreneurship and business. However, that’s not all. Before we disclose Mike Lindell net worth, know that he’s tried his hands in carpet cleaning, restaurants, and on lunch wagons.
In this article, we’ll discuss everything about the founder of My Pillow, Mike Lindell. From his early life to his wife and his Twitter violation and ban.
Who is Mike Lindell?
Mike Lindell is an American business executive and entrepreneur who is the most famous for his business, My Pillow.
Mike is also an advisor and a staunch supporter of the former US president, Donald Trump. It is reported that Donald Trump slept on a ‘My Pillow’ at the White House.
Mike Lindell Early Life and Addiction
Mike was born on 28th June 1961 in Minnesota. He was later raised in Chaska and Carver.
Before he started his entrepreneurship journey, Mike struggled with drug addiction. During the 1980s to 1990s, he was highly addicted to cocaine and alcohol and due to his addiction, his house was confiscated.
However, in 2009, he bid farewell to his addiction.
Mike Lindell Career
Despite being born with an entrepreneurial mindset, Mike had his fair share of struggles. He worked for small businesses in Carver country, including carpet cleaners, restaurants, bars, and lunch wagons.
In 2004, he shifted all his focus to his company, My Pillow, which turned out to be Minnesota’s biggest manufacturing company.
Mike Lindell, The CEO of My Pillow
In 2004, Mike Lindell founded My Pillow, and he is the sole inventor and owner of My Pillow, poly-foam design.
When he first established the company, he had only five
Employees. However, today My Pillow facilitates over 1,500 employees.
The success of My Pillow was spontaneous and organic. Mike sold his first pillow at a mall kiosk. Later, he spent his initial six years selling the pillows at malls, trade, shows, and fairs.
However, in 2011, with the launch of My Pillow’s first infomercial, the sales skyrocketed. A 30-minute show was shot in one day in front of a live studio audience and cost $500,000 to produce and aired an average of 200 times.
It is reported that the company generated approximately $280 Million per year at its peak.
Does my pillow really work?
The company claims that My Pillow is the most comfortable pillow you’ll ever own. But, is it worth all the hype?
When Consumer Reports’ testers tested this product, this is what they said:
“My Pillow is “kind of lumpy, but comfortable.” Half of the 18 staffers said it helped a lot, 17 percent said it helped a little, and 33 percent said it didn’t help at all. Only one-third of the group said they would buy My Pillow again.”
Mike Lindell Net Worth
As of 2021, My Pillow CEO’s net worth is estimated to be around $100 Million.
Apart from his business, My Pillow, Mike generates a huge sum of money from Lindell Recovery’s Network, which works for the welfare of society. Furthermore, Mike runs Lindell Foundation that caters to cancer patients, drug addicts, and veterans.
Reportedly, Mike is currently working on a special project to help the victims of the Harvey Hurricane.
As far now, almost $280 Million has been generated by his company. Besides, Mike also owns riches, including his majestic house and luxury cars.
Mike Lindell & Donald Trump
Mike Lindell has always been an avid supporter of Donald Trump ever since he met him in August 2016.
Later, Mike attended the final debate in presidential elections and talked about Trump’s rally in Minneapolis.
However, in July 2017, Mike and Trump sat near each other at the White House that spoke volumes of their commendable chemistry.
Mike Lindell Controversy
In 2017, My Pillow was surrounded by controversy in which the company allegedly advertised false ads for their pillows.
The ads claimed that My Pillow helps in reducing bad breath, fibromyalgia, and migraines. However, the issue was resolved for $1 Million.
Is Mike Lindell married?
Mike Lindell was married, not once but twice in his life. However, he was a bit unlucky in matters of a successful married life.
My Pillow Guy’s first wife is Karen Dickey, with whom he shares four beautiful children; Heather Lueth, Lizzy Meyers, Darren, and Charlie Lindell. Unfortunately, his first marriage ended as a result of his relentless addiction to drugs after 20 years.
Mike was later married to Dallas Yocum in June 2013. However, they parted ways just after a month of their marriage. Mike, in an interview with Star Tribune, said that his second wife thought he was ‘boring.’
In 2021, Mike was rumored to be dating the actress Jane Krakowski. However, they both brushed these rumors away.
Mike Lindell talks about his Addiction and other Personal Stuff on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
On 29th April 2021, Mike talked about recovering from his addiction and going into hiding after many threats on the Jimmy Kimmel Show.
He also shared the tidbits about his meeting with Donald Trump in 2016 and being photographed in papers.