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(1961-06-28) 1961 년 6 월 28 일 (59 세)
직업 마이 필로우 창업자 겸 CEO
순자산 3 억 달러 (2018) [1]
정당 공화주의자
배우자
달라스 요컴
( m. 2013; DIV. 2013)
어린이 4 [2]
웹 사이트 michaeljlindell .com

Michael James Lindell [3] (1961 년 6 월 28 일 출생)은 미국 사업가입니다. 그는 My Pillow , Inc., [4] [2] [5] 의 창립자이자 CEO이며 "My Pillow guy"라고도합니다. [6]

초기 생애와 경력

Lindell은 1961 년 6 월 28 일 미네소타 주 Mankato 에서 태어났습니다 . 그는 미네소타 주 ChaskaCarver 에서 자랐습니다 . [4]

Lindell은 1980 년대에 카펫 청소, 점심 마차 , 미네소타 카버 카운티 에 몇 개의 바 및 레스토랑을 포함한 여러 소규모 사업체를 시작하고 운영했습니다 . [4] [2] 1980 년대와 1990 년대에 Lindell은 코카인 , 크랙 코카인 , 알코올 에 중독되어 집을 압류했고 아내는 이혼을 신청했습니다. Lindell은 2009 년에기도를 통해 금주얻었 으며 그 이후로 깨끗해 졌다고 말했습니다 . [4] [7] [8]

MyPillow

Lindell은 2004 년에 MyPillow 베개를 발명했으며이 사업을 미네소타의 주요 제조 회사로 성장 시켰습니다. [9] [10] 이 회사는 2019 년에 150 명의 직원을 해고했습니다. [11] 미래의 정치적 야망을 인용하여 Lindell은 그의 아들 Darren을 회사의 최고 운영 책임자로 지명했습니다. [11]

2016 년에 Lindell의 My Pillow 회사는 코골이, 섬유 근육통, 편두통 및 기타 의학적 상태를 돕는 베개에 대한 허위 주장 광고를 게재 한 혐의로 캘리포니아 오클랜드의 Alameda 카운티 고등 법원 에서 고소당했습니다 . 캘리포니아 9 개 카운티의 검사는 잘못된 정보 광고에 대해 기소했습니다. [12] MyPillow는 약 1 백만 달러를 정산했으며 잘못된 행위는 인정하지 않았습니다. [12]

2017 년, Better Business Bureau 는 MyPillow의 인증을 취소하고 소비자의 불만 패턴에 따라 등급을 F로 낮추었습니다. BBB는 계속적인 제안이 Buy One, Get One 제안을 인용하여 판매 가격이나 무료 제안이 아닌 제품의 정상 가격을 인용했습니다 . [13] 성명에서 Lindell는 "당연히, 나는 몹시 BBB의 결정에 실망하고있다"고 말했다. [13]

기초, 회고록 및 자서전

Lindell은 신앙 기반 재단 인 Lindell 재단을 만들었습니다. 회사와 재단은 2017 년 허리케인 하비 피해자들에게 물품을 기부했습니다 . [14] [15] 그 후 재단의 초점은 중독 환자, 암 피해자 및 재향 군인을 돕기 위해 확대되었습니다. [7] [16]

Lindell은 또한 마약 중독에 시달리는 사람들에게 "희망, 회복 및 멘토링"을 제공하기 위해 Lindell Recovery Network를 설립했습니다. 네트워크는 회복 된 중독자의 이야기를 공유하고 기독교 회복 조직에 대한 정보를 제공합니다. [17] [18]

2017 년 3 월 Lindell은 마약 중독을 극복하고 사업을 구축하는 것에 관한 Mike Lindell Story : An American Dream 을 제작했습니다. 자서전은 미네소타 주 미니애폴리스Pantages Theatre 에서 촬영되었습니다 . [19] 2020 년 1 월 Lindell 회고록 What Are the Odds?를 발표했습니다 . Crack Addict에서 CEO로 . [20] [21]

정치 활동

In August 2016, Lindell met with then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump,[4][22][23] and became an avid supporter, calling Trump "the most amazing president this country has ever seen in history", following his 2016 election.[24] In a speech at Liberty University in August 2019, Lindell said "When I met with Donald Trump, it felt like a divine appointment, and when I walked out of that office I decided I was going to go all in."[25][26]

On October 19, 2016, Lindell attended the final presidential debate in Las Vegas.[27] He spoke at a Trump campaign rally in Minneapolis on November 6, 2016, and attended the Official Donald Watch Party on November 8. He attended Trump's inauguration, and Trump gave him an inauguration lapel pin as a personal gift.[24][28][22]

In 2017, Lindell sat next to Trump at an industry roundtable event at the White House.[29][30][4][23]

2018 년 6 월 27 일 노스 다코타 주 파고에서 열린 집회에서 트럼프는 린델의 비즈니스 통찰력을 칭찬했습니다. [31] Lindell은 2018 년 10 월 4 일 미네소타 주 로체스터 에서 열린 트럼프 집회에서 연설했습니다 . [32] 린델은 2019 년 보수 정치 행동 회의 에서 트럼프를 "역사상 가장 위대한 대통령" [33] 과 "하나님이 선택하신 "것으로 홍보 했습니다. [11]

In a March 2020 appearance on Fox News, Lindell said that his company's bedding factories had been refocused on face mask production at the behest of the Trump administration. Later that month, Lindell appeared with Trump at a White House coronavirus press conference, at which Lindell praised Trump: "God gave us grace on November 8, 2016, to change the course we were on. God had been taken out of our schools and lives, a nation had turned its back on God. I encourage you to use this time at home to get back in the word. Read our Bible and spend time with our families."[34]

Lindell has publicly considered running for governor of Minnesota in 2022 against Democratic incumbent Tim Walz.[11][35] reportedly at Trump's urging.[11] He attended a Republican Governors Association meeting, at which he was encouraged to run.[11] In May 2020, he became the campaign chair for Trump's reelection campaign in Minnesota.[35] A few hours before Trump spoke at a 2020 Mount Rushmore Independence Day celebration, in response to an audience question at a small rally nearby, Lindell said he's "99% sure" about running for Minnesota governor.[36]

In November 2020, Lindell was identified as among those who paid for the bail of Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse.[37]

Promotion of unproven coronavirus "cure"

In White House meetings with Trump and public appearances, Lindell has promoted a plant extract, oleandrin, as a "cure" for COVID-19, saying "This thing works — it's the miracle of all time."[38] In a television appearance, Lindell made a misleading statement about the testing of the substance.[38] Lindell has a financial stake in Phoenix Biotechnology, a company that makes oleandrin, and sits on its board.[38] Lindell's unsubstantiated claims alarmed scientists, since there is no scientific evidence that oleandrin is a safe or effective coronavirus treatment, and since the plant is poisonous at low doses.[38][39][40][41] After the efforts by Lindell and HUD Secretary Ben Carson to promote oleandrin, Trump said his administration would "look at" the substance.[38]

Personal life

Lindell has been married twice. His first marriage was for about 20 years.[42] He married second wife Dallas Yocum in June 2013 and filed for divorce in mid-July 2013 after she left him. Lindell stated that they had a prenuptial agreement.[43][44]

Lindell is a Christian[7] and received an honorary Doctor of Business from Liberty University in 2019.[45]

Works

  • Mike Lindell (2019). What Are the Odds? From Crack Addict to CEO. Minnesota: Lindell Publishing. ISBN 978-1-7342-8341-9.[35]

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