ORIGINAL AUTHOR Jeremy Shepherd is the founder of PearlParadise.com, a multimillion-dollar online retail business he started while still a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines. While on a stopover in Beijing, he bought some freshwater pearls at a local market for a girlfriend, had them appraised back home for 30 times what he paid, and immediately launched a business selling high-quality pearls around the globe. He lives in Santa Monica, CA.
REVISER Nicole L. Augenti, Esq. has been successfully selling online on eBay since 2006. In addition to running her own eBay business (Facebook Fan Page ID: City Chic Style), she is also a practicing attorney with a solo law practice in Bridgeport, CT.