Any tabloid that you see while patiently or impatiently standing in line at your local supermarket will be plastered with sordid headlines and the images of the rich and the famous. We love to read about the escapades of millionaires. The stories are incredible and interesting, and it seems as if everyone is doing something ridiculous in order to gain attention.
There are some millionaires, however, who fly under the radar. They prefer to keep their heads down and avoid the scandals and the drama that seem to go hand in hand with fame. These people do not use their fortune to seek glory. They just try to live their lives as ordinary people who just happened to make it big.
Ed Slinin is one such person. His company, Corporate Transportation Group is one of the largest and most successful transportation service in New York and the surrounding area. He also does business in 450 other countries. But you will not read about Ed in the paper. You will not see him trading banter with the host of a popular talk show or find his name on any Forbe’s list. Ed is a quiet millionaire.
It all started when Ed’s family moved to America from Russia. He began working a string of odd jobs at the age of twelve in order to help support his family. One of these jobs was as a limousine driver. One day, while driving a stranger from place to place, Ed found his calling. He loved the transportation business and decided to revolutionize it.
At the age of eighteen, Ed began working toward this goal. He opened his own small transportation business in 1982. He had one car and only a handful of clients, but he never lost sight of his ultimate goal. He continued to work towards it tirelessly.
Today, Ed is the president of Corporate Transportation Group. His little company has grown into one of the most successful transportation services in New York and the surrounding area. He maintains a fleet of around 1300 vehicles and a client list that features celebrities, politicians, athletic teams, academic institutions, and others.
The key to his success is that neither he nor his company actively seeks to further themselves financially. Ed believes that a key component of business is sticking to your morals and satisfying the client before taking into account the corporate overhead. This policy has directed Corporate Transportation Group to the be one of the industry’s best in terms of technological advances, and customer safety, service, and satisfaction.
You will not read about Ed in the tabloids as you stand in line at the supermarket. You will not see him on tv or in a magazine. He is not a millionaire who seeks attention or accolades. He is a quiet millionaire, a man who made himself into the successful person he is today, and enjoys that success without the drama or hubbub that we usually associate with millionaires. He is a man to be admired.