International cricket player for the West Indies
Entrepreneur, Star of Shark Tank USA
NBA professional basketball player for the Texas Legends
West Indies Cricket Player
Christopher Henry Gayle, OD (born 21 September 1979) is a Jamaican cricketer and a former captain, who plays international cricket for the West Indies and has captained the West Indies' Test side from 2007 to 2010.
Considered one of the greatest batsmen in limited-overs cricket, Gayle has set and tumbled numerous records across all three formats of cricket. He is known as a hard hitter, very often hitting sixes; in 2012 he became the first player to hit a six off the first ball of a Test match.
He is one of only four players who have scored two triple centuries at Test level: 317 against South Africa in 2005, and 333 against Sri Lanka in 2010. Gayle became the first batsman in World Cup history to score a double century when he reached 200 off 138 balls against Zimbabwe during the 2015 World Cup. He finished on 215 runs, which was the record for highest score in a World Cup until it was broken by Martin Guptill against Gayle's own team. He is one of the five players to score a double century in ODIs. In March 2016, Gayle became only the second player (after Brendon McCullum) to hit two Twenty20 International hundreds, scoring 100 not out against England.
Entrepreneur and Star of Shark Tank
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit and Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co-Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co-Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO).
Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC.
Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. Kevin currently operates a private consulting firm where he works with companies to increase distribution; analyze electronic retailing opportunities; effectively market on digital, social media, TV, radio, or print; source manufacturing; celebrity relationships; open up his rolodex; and has been able to 10x the stock price of several public companies.
In today’s competitive world, companies cannot operate the way they have in the past because of the advancements in technology and the digital marketplace. Kevin provides the advice and expertise on how to navigate the constant changing distribution and marketing outlets. Kevin also brings his rolodex and relationships to all companies he works with, including help in financing, like he did with Russell Simmons and Celsius Holdings.
Professional NBA Basketball Player
At 9 years old, Singh was taller than the majority of adults in his village in the Barnala district of Punjab, India. His father took him to a local basketball court around this time, despite having a meager understanding of the game. Nevertheless, Singh continued to play using a hoop his father mounted in a dirt courtyard near his house.
Singh's interest in the game prompted his father to search for players and coaches in the Punjab region where he soon participated in youth leagues. Quickly though, he began to dominate his opponents. At age 10, his father was urged to enroll him in the Ludhiana Basketball Academy (LBA) in the large Punjabi city of Ludhiana, a school designed to develop talent in 14 to 18-year-olds from Punjab and its neighboring states.
At the LBA, Singh was taught some of his first basketball skills and drills by former Punjab basketball coach and Sports Authority of India director Dr. Sankaran Subramanian. When he was 13 years old, Singh was 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) tall, 230 lbs (104 kg), and wore size 18 shoes. As he began getting more exposure to professional basketball and the National Basketball Association (NBA), he began to idolize stars such as Kobe Bryant and would try to model his game after Yao Ming and Dwight Howard. Outside of the league, he looked up to Ludhiana alum, Jagdeep Singh Bains. On June 25, 2015, Singh became the first Indian-born player to be drafted into the NBA as the 52nd pick by the Dallas Mavericks. In July 2015, Singh joined the Mavericks for the 2015 NBA Summer League. On October 31, 2015, he was acquired by the Texas Legends, the D-League affiliate of the Mavericks. On November 13, 2015, he made his professional debut in a 104–82 loss to the Austin Spurs, recording four points, three rebounds and one assist in nine minutes. On February 5, 2016, he had a season-best game with six points and six rebounds in a 22 minutes of action as a starter in a 136–80 loss to Raptors 905. He appeared in 9 games (two starts) for the Legends in 2015–16, averaging 1.5 points and 1.5 rebounds in 7.9 minutes per game. On October 30, 2016, Singh was reacquired by the Texas Legends. One in a Billion is a documentary on Netflix of Satnam Singh Bhamara's journey as he works to fulfill his dream of becoming the first India-born player to be drafted into the NBA.