16 People Who Made Inexplicable Fortunes

It's easy to be derisive toward things we deem as dumb or subpar or belonging to unwashed philistines. But it turns out we should probably bite our high-falutin' tongues.

To illustrate what we're talking about, we asked our readers to give us the low down on products we consider to be beneath our tastes. The results will make your monocles drop.

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CRACKEDO THROUGH IRUCKS IBITED THROUSH TRUCES SIERRA GME IRTRV 1W These damn things: Chad Tombyll and David Ham, aka Bozzy Wills, have been fighting f

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Originally the Easy Button began as a marketing ad but consumers demanded it. In the first year alone, that was easy for a product with literally easy

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Entry by JadeCampbell

CRACKEDOON PINK FLAMINGOS Bane of homeowners associations everywhere They were designed by the aptly named Don Featherstone. as part of an artistic as

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Entry by Vicki Veritas

SILLY BANDZ INVENTOR ROBERT CLOAK STOLE THE IDEA FROM A DeSIGN He SAW AT A JAPANESE TRADE SHOW. in 2008 THE COMPANY SOLD An AVERAGE OF one MILLION PAC

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Entry by Kevin King

Plush toys filled with beans made H. Ty Warner a billionaire. The inventor of Beanie Babies, former aspiring actor H. Ty Warner, came up with the idea

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Entry by gicusudoru

CRACKEDGO COM I Getting punched in the head for a living didn't stop Floyd Mayweather from being a brilliant businessman. In 2006 he invested $750,000

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Entry by gatorboymike

CRACKED.COM GOLDEN PALACE COM CIno O DOMER German filmmaker Uwe Boll is considered one of the worst directors of all time. Every one of his films (man

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

AS SEEN ON TV Snuggio Snuggies are blankets with sleeves that make you look libe you wear a robe bacbwards. But Scott Boilen, the creator, somehow sol

A Pet Rock is exactly what you think, a freakin' rock that is sold to you as a pet. Which by the way turned Gary Dahl into a millionaire overnight in

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Entry by Kevin King

Larry the Cable Guy is actually the made up persona of Daniel Whitney. When Daniel first started his stand-up career his act was much different. Later

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Entry by Bernie Seixas

CRACKED CON DUCK DYNAST Y America's favorite hillbillies, the Robertsons, are famous for BLORY AOBLER their brand of beards and homophobia. But what s

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Entry by Jose Canyusi

TREE OF REVOLUT SEIU ale Ralhke Wode Rathke Bill Ac Valerie J. Cloward Piver Che SDS Wilsont Popular conservative conspiracy theorist Glenn Beck, who

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Entry by gicusudoru

Jessica Simpson might not seem the smartest celebrity, but she recently sold a 50% stake in her shoe, clothing and accessories brand which makes more

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Entry by Kevin King

A singing fish became a cultural sensation in the early 2000's. AL GREEN ort BOUITH BLLYBASS TAKE ERIVER BONT MIEREIN Invented by Joe Pellettieri, vic

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Entry by Chan Teik Onn

How much profit do you think can be made with an app that does nothing more than making fart noises? LAT&T 6:36 PM AT&T 1:59 AM IFARTIM IFARTM that on

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Entry by JadeCampbell

It's Wacky Waving Inflatable Arm Flailing Tube Man! Now most commonly associated with used-car lots, these fantastic figures were originally designed

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