Now Known As the PB Millionaire, Jim Lawlor, Whose Charity Work Involves
Helping the Homeless, Was Once Homeless Himself
The San Diego Icon "PB Millionaire" - Producer And Star Of the Upcoming
PB (Pacific Beach) Reality Show, Which Highlights His Lifestyle Of Living
In A Castle, Used To Be Homeless.
San Diego, CA, July 07, 2010 -- Watch it on Youtube:
Growing up in Iowa in a large family with a struggling single mom making
little income, Lawlor decided to make his move to San Diego to live out
his dream of someday becoming wealthy. Working at various odd jobs in
Iowa, including painting houses to support his college tuition, he
graduated from St. Ambrose University in Davenport with a degree in
First visiting San Diego in the late eighties on a peace project he
initiated and became famous for, Lawlor met up with some San Diego
investors that were intrigued by his goggles for spray painters invention
which he conceived when painting a house one day. A few months later, in
February 1991, he moved to San Diego to encourage them to invest in his
idea in February 1991.
However, the first few years in San Diego were tough for Lawlor. On
several nights he slept in his car until he found a small office in
Pacific Beach ( http://www.pbreality.com ) for only $200/month. The
landlord had no idea that he had planned to sleep there as well. The tiny
office provided a roof over his head as well as a place he could begin
working on his new company. He hid his clothes in the drop ceiling and
showered at the nearby fitness club. He was careful not to park his car
near the office at night and keep the lights low as to not draw any
attention to himself living there. For more than 2 years he got away with
it and was eventually able to find an apartment that he could finally
afford a few blocks away.
He continued to paint houses as he worked on improving the invention and
eventually obtained a patent. At that point the investors saw the light
and gave him his initial starting capital. By 2005 his company's annual
sales was over a million dollars. In 2006, he bought a house in PB and a
year and a half later converted it in a castle - better known as the "PB
Castle". ( http://www.pbreality.com )
Although he still owns his goggle business he spends most of his time
working on his newest brain child "The PB Reality Show". (
http://www.pbreality.com ) He attributes his success to his daily
meditations which he has been doing since he was a teenager. He says it
"puts me in touch with the laws of nature.
Since becoming a millionaire he puts his wealth to use with the PB
Millionaire Charity (pbmillioniarecharity.com) which donates to various
well-known charities. However, he says his favorite charity is helping
the homeless of San Diego. "With most charities you write a check and
never see the money go to work. With the homeless you get to see their
faces light up with gratitude when you give. It's a much more rewarding",
He has developed a personal relationship with some of the local homeless
people. He knows their street corners where they hang out and when
they're going to be there. He likes to surprise them by just showing up
with a "care package" or some cash. He is developing a "homeless survival
kit" that he wants to mass produce and distribute nationwide.
But the things Lawlor is most famous for in San Diego are his legendary
parties and millionaire lifestyle. A self-described "bachelor for life"
he enjoys giving his guest a "total experience that they will never
forget". He says "it's all about giving whether it be to a homeless
person or a guest at my party"
After much coaxing by his friends and assistants who told him that his
lifestyle would make a great reality show, he decided to go ahead and
start filming it all with all the parties and ensuing drama -including
his work with the homeless. After a year and a half of filming, "The PB
Reality Show" will air this September.
YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYuf9q-nR1g and
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