America loves a good comeback story.  It’s not too often you hear of people climbing out of the nasty hole of addiction and becoming a multi-millionaire, but the subject of today’s episode, MyPillow founder and CEO, Mike Lindell, did just that.  Plastered on TV sets across America, Mike Lindell seemed to be just another annoying pitchman, until his new group of “friends” put him in the national spotlight during the last election cycle.  But does being a wealthy business owner make you a political expert?  Was the crack addict version of Mike Lindell cooler than the CEO version?  We’ll dive into this and much more in this episode of AHC Podcast.

 

 

 

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