March 17 is a day of celebration for two reasons.
- St. Patrick’s Day
- JR Ridinger’s birthday
That’s right, today is a monumental day because March 17 marks the birthday of our Chairman and CEO, JR Ridinger. JR has done so much for us over the years that the Market America team felt that he deserved special recognition today.
You always hear about “the luck of the Irish” especially on St. Patrick’s Day. March 17 is a lucky day indeed because of JR’s birthday. Imagine if JR was never born. Would there be a Market America? Would the Shopping Annuity even exist? How would we be converting our savings into earnings? In a way, today is a day to be thankful because we are lucky to have JR and his vision in our life.
To commemorate our founder’s birthday, let’s take a look at some of JR’s most recent memorable moments in Market America.
Market America Buys SHOP.COM
It’s hard to imagine a time when SHOP.COM was not owned by Market America, but that was the case for the first 18 years of the the company. It wasn’t until late 2010 when JR and Market America purchased SHOP.COM and the rest is history.
The Tightrope and The Shopping Annuity
This video deserves the label “must-watch.” At the 2015 International Convention, to illustrate the power of belief, JR performed a symbolic tightrope walk across Niagara Falls with the Shopping Annuity Wheelbarrow. The revolutionary concept was introduced as a way to convert your spending into earning and it is now a pillar of the company. Much like the original daredevil who performed this stunt, JR’s belief in himself and his will to succeed helped see him through to the other side.
The Secret To Success
Just like the tightrope, JR loves to present his principles and beliefs in dramatic fashion in order to prove his point. At the 2016 World Conference, JR wanted to show the secret to success in high flying fashion. Let’s just say you need to take the stairs to the top.
Still to come…
Celebrating 25 Years At The 2017 Market America International Convention
Nothing would bring a bigger smile to JR’s face than seeing you at MAIC2017 in Greensboro this August. 25 years as a company is a monumental occasion and JR has told us that he wants as many UFOs to attend the biggest celebration in Market America’s history. Don’t forget that from now until April April 30, it’s buy one ticket to MAIC2017, get one free! For more details, click here.
On behalf of the Market America team, we want to wish JR a very happy birthday! May this year be our best to date and we can’t wait for the future!