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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
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SECRET MILLIONAIRE: AMOS WINBUSH, NEW ORLEANS, LA (8/19)
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FOUNDER OF A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR TECHNOLOGY FIRM, AMOS WINBUSH III
RETURNS HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE HURRICANE KATRINA TO LEND A HAND TO THE PEOPLE OF NEW ORLEANS, ON ABC'S "SECRET MILLIONAIRE"
"Amos Winbush, New Orleans, LA" - CEO and founder of multi-million dollar technology company CyberSynchs, Amos Winbush III returns to his Louisiana roots to visit the hurricane ravaged city of New Orleans, on "Secret Millionaire" SUNDAY, AUGUST 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC. Over the course of a week, Winbush will leave his luxurious Manhattan home to live and volunteer his time in New Orleans, concealing his identity from those who will change his life and perspective forever. While there, he will get to know people who have suffered tremendous loss and sacrifice but found the strength to help restore hope and revitalize the community that was utterly devastated by Katrina in 2005. Inspired by these amazing heroes, Winbush will surprise those in need with a gift of hundreds of thousands of dollars of his own money
Winbush is the CEO and founder of CyberSynchs, the world's leading universal data transfer and synchronization company. Frustrated when his iPhone crashed, he turned a problem and a $250 investment into a universal synchronization company with global reach. Under 30, he is one of the youngest and brightest CEOs in the tech industry. Winbush directs his passion, energy and intellect into everything he does, including his dedication to education and improving the social condition. Understanding and devoted to providing technical tools and education in both rural and urban areas, he donates resources and technology to schools nationwide and speaks frequently to organizations that promote social change like the New York Urban League, Project Enterprise and others. He leads the CyberSynchs' executive team on the path of high growth, revolutionizing the world of data synchronization for virtually any digital device.
Based on the hit UK series of the same name, each episode of "Secret Millionaire" follows one of America's most successful business people for one week as they leave behind their lavish lifestyles, sprawling mansions and luxury jets, conceal their true identities, and go to live and volunteer in some of the most impoverished and dangerous neighborhoods in the country. Their mission is to discover deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need, and ultimately encourage others to do the same. Throughout this incredible, life-changing experience, the Secret Millionaires attempt to remain undiscovered, coming face to face with extraordinary people battling the odds every day of their lives. On the final day, in an emotional and dramatic climax, they reveal their true identities. Ultimately, the millionaires each give away a great deal of their own money, changing lives forever and encouraging others to keep giving back.
Narrated by accomplished actor Blair Underwood, "Secret Millionaire" is executive-produced by Natalka Znak, Claire O'Donohoe, Grant Mansfield and Leslie Garvin. Paul Osborne is co-executive producer. The series is a Zodiak USA Production. Zodiak USA is the North American operations for Zodiak Media, one of the world's leading creators, producers and distributors of content for TV, film, radio and new media. Zodiak USA's credits include "Celebrity Wife Swap" (ABC), "Secret Millionaire" (ABC), "Hardcore Pawn" (truTV),"Lizard Lick Towing" (truTV) and the upcoming "Killer Karaoke"(truTV), hosted by Steve-O. Zodiak Media consists of 45 production companies with a presence in 20 countries, including the U.S., the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Scandinavia and Russia. The Group also incorporates an international distribution business based in London and Paris whose catalog boasts over 15,000 hours of content.
"Secret Millionaire" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG parental guideline.
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