YOUNGEST "SECRET MILLIONAIRE" YET RETURNS TO NEW YORK CITY TO HELP
NYC FIREFIGHTERS AND KIDS AT RISK, ON ABC'S "SECRET MILLIONAIRE"
"Sean Belnick, New York, NY" - 24-year-old entrepreneur Sean Belnick, the series' youngest "Secret Millionaire" yet, moves to Brooklyn, NY to volunteer over the course of a week and find unsung heroes in the days leading up to anniversary of 9/11. While there, he encounters a brotherhood of NYC firefighters still suffering from the aftermath of 9/11 and an inspiring group of children living with the pain of having at least one incarcerated parent. After a week of getting to know these amazing people, he surprises them with a gift of hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own fortune, on "Secret Millionaire" SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This episode was originally scheduled to air July 29.
Belnick, founder of BizChair.com, is one of the nation's youngest and most successful entrepreneurs. At 14 he spent $500 to build an online business selling office chairs from his home. Ten years later, his Atlanta-based company has evolved into BizChair.com, a multi-million dollar e-tail enterprise with such clients as Google, Microsoft, Abercrombie & Fitch, among many others.
Based on the hit UK 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, 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 sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same. Throughout this life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires try 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" and "Secret Millionaire" (ABC), "Hardcore Pawn" and "Lizard Lick Towing" (truTV) and the upcoming "Killer Karaoke"(truTV), hosted by Steve-O. Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies 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.