INTERNET MILLIONAIRE JEFF USNER HELPS HIS LOCAL COMMUNITY
AS HE DONATES SOME OF HIS FORTUNE, ON ABC'S "SECRET MILLIONAIRE"
"Jeff Usner: San Antonio, TX" -- On this week's episode of "Secret Millionaire," self-made millionaire Jeff Usner will travel not far from his luxury home and loving family to an impoverished area of San Antonio, TX. During his weeklong stay, he will try to survive on the equivalent of welfare assistance. Driving by taxi only 30 minutes from where he lives, Usner will seek out deserving people and organizations that are making a real difference in the community - including a one-of-a-kind organization that helps children with disabilities, a charity giving food and other essentials to seniors and an advocacy group improving lives of at-risk youth through boxing - and will ultimately surprise these heroes with donations of hundreds of thousands of dollars from his own bank account, on "Secret Millionaire" SUNDAY, JULY 15 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on The ABC Television Network.
Jeff Usner is a self-made millionaire, a comeback kid on his own, rising from tragedy to triumph to now becoming one of the most sought-after online business coaches and mentors. Usner's is a very heartwarming and touching story: Not born into wealth, Usner learned through challenges and struggles what it takes to grow a successful company. The path has not been easy, marked by frustrations, losses and heartbreaks. Before unlocking the code to making millions on the internet, Usner was drowning in debt, working endless hours and missing out on his family. He then suffered two major tragedies that changed his life forever -- within a four-month period, he lost his son, James, then found himself close to death from a stroke in the same hospital where he'd just lost his son. Today Usner is focused on putting his family first, all while building four successful companies on a part-time basis. As a sought-after internet marketing and business consultant, he helps other business owners increase profits and create balance in their lives. He is an expert in outlining systems and creating effective sales funnels for business growth and development. Usner is also involved in a number of nonprofit organizations, reaching out to people of various ages and needs to improve their quality of life.
Based on the hit U.K. series of the same name, each episode of "Secret Millionaire" follows one of America's most successful business people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Their mission is to discover deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately to encourage others to do the same. Throughout this incredible, life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires attempt to remain undiscovered, coming face to face with extraordinary people battling the odds every day of their lives. On the final day, in an emotional and dramatic climax, they reveal their true identities. Ultimately, the millionaires each give away a great deal of their own money, changing lives forever and encouraging others to keep giving back.
Narrated by accomplished actor Blair Underwood, "Secret Millionaire" is executive-produced by Natalka Znak, Claire O'Donohoe, Grant Mansfield and Leslie Garvin. Paul Osborne is co-executive producer. The series is a Zodiak USA Production. Zodiak USA is the North American operations for Zodiak Media, one of the world's leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, film, radio and new media. Zodiak USA's credits include "Celebrity Wife Swap" (ABC), "Secret Millionaire" (ABC), "Hardcore Pawn" (truTV),"Lizard Lick Towing" (truTV) and the upcoming "Killer Karaoke"(truTV), hosted by Steve-O. Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 20 countries, including the U.S., the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalog boasts over 15,000 hours of content.
"Secret Millionaire" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.