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As the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year recognizes business leaders who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities.
Russell Brunson was selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a special black tie Gala on Saturday, June 2, 2018, at The Grand America Hotel in Salt Lake City.
„Entrepreneur of the Year – Advertising, Marketing, & Public Relations: Russell Brunson” ”
„Fastest Growing Tech Company of the Year – Up to 2,500 Employees: ClickFunnels” ”
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„I’m honored to be chosen as a finalist for EY’s Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 Awards,” Brunson said,
„I can not express how grateful I am to be considered and recognized for these awards. It is a privilege serving each and every one of you. These are proof that we are changing the world – one funnel at a time!”
Over the past 10 years, Russell Brunson, 38 years old, has built and followed over a million entrepreneurs, sold hundreds of thousands of copies of his books, popularized the concept of sales funnels, and co-founded a software company called ClickFunnels that helps thousands of entrepreneurs quickly get their message out to the market.
In high school Russell was a state champion wrestler, and then became All-American his senior year taking 2nd place in the country at high school nationals. He continued to wrestle in college, learning valuable lessons about competition, hard work, and the art of winning. He graduated as one of the top ten wrestlers nationally.
In college, Russell had his first success as an online marketer selling potato gun DVDs. This small business hobby became an obsession, and launched Russell into the world of Internet Marketing, where he quickly became one of the top marketing minds in the world. Within a year of graduating college, he’d made his first million dollars selling his products.
Russell sold everything from shakes and supplements, to coaching, books, consulting, coupons, t-shirts, technology services, and software. He reached top ranking status in several network marketing companies, winning a Ferrari and generating 1.5 million leads in just six weeks.
The limitations and obstacles Russell encountered with the technology required to bring his sales funnels to life, became the birthplace of the idea for his software company, ClickFunnels. Together with his partner Todd Dickerson, Russell launched their sales funnel software in October 2014, and the company has grown to $100,000,000 and 55,000 customers in just three years.
With a following of over a million entrepreneurs, he’s published and sold over 250,000 copies of his marketing books (which btw, if you haven’t read them yet, I highly recommend to get read it), Expert Secrets and DotComSecrets.
Russell Brunson popularized the concept of sales funnels and free plus shiping, and helped tens of thousands of entrepreneurs quickly get their message out to the marketplace.
As of 2018, Russell’s training, teaching, and software has created over 206 millionaires who are in his exclusive club called the 2 Comma Club.
Russell’s mission for Clickfunnels extends out to non-profit organizations like World Teacher Aide, where every new funnel that goes live inside of Click funnels community equals a $1.00 donated to building schools in Africa.
Click funnels is also working to produce a documentary and sales funnel for Operation Underground Railroad, a non-profit that rescues children from sex trafficking all over the world.
In personal life, Russell is a family man, married to the love of his life and college sweetheart, Collette Brunson. Together they have five children and live in Boise Idaho.
P.S. At Grant Cardone’s 10xGrowth Con 2018 event Russell Brunson, sold over 3 MILLION DOLLARS in 90 minutes!!! If you want to see Russell in action, click here.
Online Business & Marketing Sr. Consultant, Strategist