Gary Rubens: Life Before and After Building a $120M Business

Gary Rubens on Beyond the Surface Podcast with Alonso Chehade

This time I met with one of Seattle's most prominent angel investors; philanthropist and entrepreneur Gary Rubens.  

We talked about his life's highs and lows, his passion for education, the valuable lessons he learned during his journey to building a $120 million dollar business, and why he recently decided to go back to school to get a college degree.

I hope you enjoy listening to this interview, as much as I did learning from Gary.

In this Episode:

  • Gary on being accepted, but too poor for college
  • Preparing for bankruptcy: when Gary almost threw the towel
  • On building a $120 million dollar business from scratch
  • ATGstores.com: Why Gary rejected a $26.5 million buyout offer
  • Gary on his passion and the importance of higher education

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Gary Rubens at an annual lunch with recipients of his family foundation's scholarship program.

Gary Rubens at an annual lunch with recipients of his family foundation's scholarship program.

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