Many of us have, at one time or another, concocted a hare-brained scheme. But how many of us have actually seen it through? Well, some of those people who did put their faith in a laughable idea are the ones that are now having the last laugh – all the way to the bank. Yes, these people made or did weird stuff that eventually earned them a fortune. So have a good chuckle and then perhaps shed a tear over the fact that you didn’t think of these things first.
20. Roni di Lullo, Doggles inventor
What do you do if your dog keeps squinting? Buy it a pair of sunglasses, obviously. This isn’t a bad joke; this a genuine produce known as Doggles. And while the Doggles idea has made it into various “most useless inventions” lists, its inventor Roni di Lullo managed to get thousands of shops around the world to stock the pet accessory. In fact, in 2012 Doggles earned $3 million in revenue.