March 13, 2011 11:00 AM by Veronica Dudo
Secret Millionaire: on ABC is a new reality series, where six of America’s most successful business people will spend a week in the country’s poorest areas, ending their stay by giving members of the community hundreds of thousands of dollars of their own money. Meet the next millionaire, Marc PaskinIn the series premiere, America met Dani Johnson who traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee. After helping out in the community and volunteering at numerous charitable organizations, Johnson decided to give a family in need, ten thousand dollars; a non-profit organization, Special Spaces thirty thousand dollars; the Love Kitchen, a place where members of the community can come to get food, twenty thousand dollars and wrote a check to The Joy of Music School for forty thousand dollars.
This week, America will meet Marc Paskin, the president of Paskin Properties, a division of The Paskin Group, a privately owned real estate investment and management company. Paskin was raised in a poor family in Madison, Wisconsin. He worked his way through college at the University of Wisconsin. After graduation he took his life savings amounting at $1,000 and used it as a down payment on a duplex. Over the next 35 years he bought and sold real estate spanning from California to Nevada, Texas and Florida.
Paskin travels the world, speaking at companies and universities sharing his experiences. Now, 61 years old, Paskin says his goal is to “die broke” by giving away his money to worthy caused and people in need. Tune in tonight to watch as Paskin goes to Detroit, Michigan to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate.
Secret Millionaire airs on ABC Sundays at 8pm|7c.
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