The Craziest Ways Regular People Like You Became Millionaires

2. A personal letter from Santa


More than 50,000 letters have been sent. | Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Would you pay to have someone pretend to be Santa Claus and mail your child a letter from the North Pole? Well, that’s exactly what some parents will do to keep the kiddies happy. Byron Reese figured this might be a good way to make money, so he created Santa Mail. So far, more than 50,000 letters have been sent to children across the nation. Once the business started becoming more successful, Reese also began offering birthday cards from Santa. In 2005, Santa Mail earned $1 million in sales.

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