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From Gangster To Millionaire: Ryan Blair's Story Shows Why There's ‘Nothing To Lose'

As a businessman alone, Ryan Blair has already built an impressive résumé.

The cofounder and CEO of ViSalus, Blair founded his first company at the age of 21, which marked the start of a career that would eventually see him named 2012's Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young.

At the helm of ViSalus, Blair led his company from financial peril to generating $600 million in revenue in 2012, and surpassing $1 billion in total sales in March 2013.

But while his entrepreneurial endeavors might be enough to earn him praise from all corners, what's been most impressive about the 36-year-old Southern California native is not the height his career has reached, but the depths from which he came.

“I lost my father when I was 13 years old, my mother suffered from alcohol addiction and my brothers and sisters for the most part got caught up in crime and trouble. I was in and out of juvenile hall as a kid a couple of times and arrested a number of times as a kid. It shaped me a lot,” Blair said in an exclusive interview with Elite Daily in December.

Those experiences, the impact they had on Blair and how he transitioned from them to become the success story he is today, were all the subject of the entrepreneur's book, “Nothing to Lose, Everything to Gain: How I Went from Gang Member to Multimillionaire Entrepreneur.” 

His story proved to be an unparalleled success, reaching the New York Times Best Sellers List in its category.

Now, Ryan Blair is taking his story to the big screen with the upcoming release of his award winning film, “Nothing To Lose: The Documentary.” 

A week before it's released to the general public on April 9, Elite Daily will host a one-time screening that will be available for a select time period. In addition, Blair will be donating a dollar to support Autism awareness for each “like” and share of the film.

So on April 4, be sure to catch the exclusive sneak peek of a story that has proved to be nothing short of sensational, as Ryan Blair shares his life story in a documentary that truly shows there is nothing to lose.

To see the film’s official site, visit NTL documentary by click here. 

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Joseph Milord

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Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.
Joseph is a Senior Writer, Editor and early member of the Elite Daily team. He studied Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers University and will probably call Jersey home forever.

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