From Homeless to Millionaire: Dani Johnson on Bouncing Back

Dani Johnson is an entrepreneur, author and mom who was featured on the ABC program Secret Millionaire. Raised on welfare, pregnant at 17 and homeless at 21, Johnson became a millionaire at 23. She talks about overcoming economic hardship and raising money-smart kids with DailyFinance columnist Laura Rowley.



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janet

Feel like Dani in reverse. Raised in upper middle class, unwed pregnant teenager, put myself through college & law school became millionaire lived in a $3.9million dollar home on Flathead Lake, MT owned my office bldg and several residential income properties until breast cancer/2008 recession/divorce lost my homes to foreclosure and medically ended up on Social Security Disability while still raising my youngest children. Struggling to come on back. There is always hope.

October 17 2011 at 1:10 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dabrownman

SSSSHHHH......She better be quite,. Now Obam will tax her back into poverty for being evil and just plain despicable, Hope she doesn't;' die from the messiah's assault on her very being. Joe the plumber knows all about how nice the Anointed one is.,

October 14 2011 at 12:02 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
larry

Hope she pays back welfare for what she used back in the day she was pennyless. If Obama gets his way----Many of us will need that welfare !

October 13 2011 at 8:30 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
greatqb44

Someone email this to ELIZABETH WARREN

October 13 2011 at 8:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
elayne

Great story !!!

October 13 2011 at 8:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
DrProcto

Let's face facts - if any of the snarky posters here had her brains, they could do it too. Admit it - she is just smarter than we are, myself included, and there's no use whining - WAAAAA - boo hoo - pity me - it's all Wall Street's fault, I wasn't nurtured by my mommy, I was bullied, yada, yada, yada..

October 13 2011 at 7:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Musicby Les Mack

Oh, my, now Obama and his bunch of 60's hippies will be after her.....

October 13 2011 at 7:51 PM Report abuse -2 rate up rate down Reply
gbelter777

I suppose but I really don't know.

October 13 2011 at 7:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MATT

Look out here comes obama and OWS coming to take it away. Mean old millionaires , they dont deserve it . She needs to hire some security

October 13 2011 at 7:44 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Terry

OMG I know this girl she was the biggest con in a multi level marking scheme about 17 years ago in Stockton Ca. Her idea of homeless was; she moved from Hawaii when she was around 19 and slept on anyones couch!! She is the biggest liar I've ever met!!! She tells the same stories over and over all lies! Very scary human being!

October 13 2011 at 7:44 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply