Winner of "The Apprentice" Season 1; The "Original Apprentice"; New York Times Best Selling Author of "You're Hired"; CEO & Founder of Cigars Around the World, Inc
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Not slowing down since becoming Donald Trump’s original Apprentice, Bill can be seen on the A&E channel series “We Mean Business” Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. EST/PST. In addition to regularly appearing in The Board Room » Read Full Bio
Not slowing down since becoming Donald Trump’s original Apprentice, Bill can be seen on the A&E channel series “We Mean Business” Saturday mornings at 10 a.m. EST/PST. In addition to regularly appearing in The Board Room on the popular NBC prime time show “The Apprentice", Bill has been a premier guest on NBC’s Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CNBC and quoted in many major national and daily newspaper outlets.
Most recently, Bill completed his second book, titled "Beyond the Lemonade Stand" which was written to help educate and motivate young people around the world about the value of money and how to leverage your skills, talents and abilities at an early age. All proceeds from the sale of this book have gone to charity. "Beyond the Lemonade Stand" is the follow up to the New York Times best-selling book in 2003, titled "You're Hired: How To Succeed in Business and Life from the Winner of The Apprentice," which chronicled Bill's successful life, experience and proven advice.Bill Rancic founded the successful company, Cigars Around the World twelve years ago in a 400 sq. ft. studio apartment.Today, it is a thriving multi-million dollar national operation.
The son of educators, he is a true entrepreneur, who originally earned his way through college by starting a boat wash and wax business in the Chicago area. Bill is involved in many charities and is an active board member for the Mercy Home for Boys and Girls.In his spare time, Bill has competed in marathons and triathlons and travels extensively speaking to businesses and universities around the country.