|Have you ever wished you could just quit your job and follow your dream? While reality gets in the way for many, there are some who have taken the chance and ditched their steady paychecks in order to turn their business ideas into reality. Success is by no means guaranteed, but for the lucky ones the decision to say “I quit” has been handsomely rewarded. With hard work and determination, they’ve been able to turn their ideas into booming businesses. Click ahead to see 10 people who quit their jobs and went on to make millions, whether it was creating personal wealth or revenue for their company. “How I Made My Millions” premieres Monday, Jan. 30 at 9 p.m. ET, with a re-air at 12 a.m. ET.
Kim and Beaver Raymond, Marshmallow Fun Company Kim and Beaver Raymond both said “I quit” after a homemade toy they dreamed up for their son turned into a big hit. The Raymonds were working in the fashion industry in 2002 when they made marshmallow “shooters” out of PVC pipe for their son’s birthday party. Stunned by the success of the food fight they witnessed, the couple and some friends figured out how to construct and market a new toy marshmallow shooter…and the Marshmallow Fun Company was born. In 2010, the Marshmallow Fun Company sold more than $7 million worth of shooters.