Gurbaksh Chahal

Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, CEO, Visionary

Gurbaksh Chahal

Entrepreneur +

Gurbaksh Chahal Entrepreneur

Gurbaksh Singh Chahal, affectionately known as "G" by friends has been featured, interviewed, and quoted on major Television networks (Oprah Winfrey), World Conferences ( Gravity G4 Sales Conference), News Outlets (BBC World News) and University campuses (Stanford University) for his insights into the fields of business and entrepreneurship. To view current and past businesses, view (CEO) tab from main page.

Featured on Oprah Winfrey show "Millionaire Moguls"

Gurbaksh Chahal Featured or Cited on (61) Major TV Networks, Magazines and Universities

Featured on Fox TV "The Secret Millionaire"

 

Featured on the Bonnie Hunt show

 

Featured on The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet on Fox TV

 

Featured on ABC News Money Matters

 

Featured on Foundr Magazine

 

Featured on Elite Daily

 

Welcomed by Ron Lesniak, UC Berkely

 

Interviewed by CNBC

Interviewed by Urban Rush: Michael Eckford and Fiona Forbes

 

Interviewed by Neil Cavuto, Fox Business News

 

Interviewed by CNN, Headline News

 

Interviewed by NDTV Big Fight show hosted by Vikram Chandra

 

Interviewed by Digital Copenhagen

 

Interviewed by Anupam Kher, Click Asia Summit 2011

 

Interviewed by BizWeek Media in India

 

Interviewed by Fox Business

 

Interviewed by The Drum

 

Entrepreneurship discussion hosted by Pace University

 

"One of the Top 5 CEOs" Bloomberg TV

 

Interviewed by Jesse Draper, Valley Girl

 

Interviewed by Fanny Kiefer, Shaw Studio 4

 

Interviewed by Brass Magazine

 

Interviewed by Vator

 

Interviewed by Young Turks International in San Francisco

 

Interviewed by Current TV

 

Featured on CBS Inside Edition

 

Interviewed on ABC 7 from the Bay

 

Featured on NBCs Tech Now

 

Interviewed by Janice Edwards, Bay Area Vista

 

Interviewed by CTV Canada

 

Interviewed by Breakfast TV: Riaz MeghjiCTV Canada

 

Interviewed by WomenNow TV

 

Philanthropy +

Gurbaksh Chahal Philanthropy

Coming from a background of poverty, Gurbaksh Chahal believes deeply in the power of helping others achieve their dreams and alleviate the burdens of the most vulnerable members of society - children. He started a charity, and a national movement, The Chahal Foundation

5 core tenants:

  • creating awareness of social causes
  • university scholarships and mentorships
  • supporting disaster relief efforts
  • improving schools in third world countries
  • build awareness to eradicate child sex trafficking

Gurbaksh Chahal with President Barack Obama, commended for his business leadership and philanthropy efforts.

Give Away 100k to Charities, recognized by New York's PIX 11

Panel Discussion on #BeProud movement to end discrimination

Website & Social Media +

Gurbaksh Chahal Social Media and Website

  

Author +

Gurbaksh Chahal Author "The Dream"

The Dream by Gurbaksh Chahal

The Dream: How I Learned the Risks and Rewards of Entrepreneurship and Made Millions

One of America's most successful young internet entrepreneurs tells his unique and inspiring story, and reveals the risks and rewards behind the sky's-the-limit possibilities of internet entrepreneurship.Gurbaksh Chahal started the Internet advertising company ClickAgents from his bedroom at the age of 16, having emigrated to the United States with his Sikh family from the small town of Tarn Taran, India. He dropped out of high school to pursue the venture full-time, and two years later sold ClickAgents for $40 million, making him one of the youngest self-made millionaires in history and allowing him and his entire family to realize their dreams. Chahal went on to become the youngest executive of a multi-billion dollar NASDAQ-listed company, and then sold his second company, BlueLithium, to Yahoo! for $300 million, turning many of his employees into multi-millionaires as well.In The Dream, Chahal's refreshing advice for entrepreneurs encourages them to embrace risk and to carve out new niches in the marketplace. He emphasizes the value of good business timing: how to execute an idea and get it to the marketplace, how to create and maintain solid business relationships, how to stay grounded, and -- most importantly -- how to teach yourself that failure is not an option. Chahal's story not only shows how a 16-year-old immigrant overcame discrimination and adversity to fulfill his highest ambitions, but also provides aspiring entrepreneurs with valuable hands-on advice on how to achieve success.


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CEO (Businesses) +

Gurbaksh Chahal CEO (Current & Past Businesses)

 

Lydian is the first Artificial Intelligence Big Data Marketing Cloud for BlockChain. Endorsed by celebrities (Paris Hilton), and crypto-currency enthusiasts.

G4 Holdings Worldwide is a global conglomerate holding company. It’s subsidiaries are spanned across the globe that operates within in the sector of energy, natural resources, software, marketing and digital media.

Some of the marquee brands within G4 Holdings Worldwide include: G4 Natural Resources, G4 Pharmaceuticals and Gravity4.

G4 Natural Resources has a wide customer base that includes the industrial, automotive, construction, steel, power generation, with both thermal & metallurgical coal needs, working with governments and the investment community to bring unrivaled expertise across a full spectrum of natural resource sectors. In-depth insights, and employing rigorous analysis using technological advancements, to provide actionable suggestions to support clients, helping them achieve targeted supply & demand-side goals. Over the past few years, G4 Natural Resources team has built a great reputation with its exceptional diverse client base by always delivering focused results and tackling major strategic issues in the energy sector.

Gravity4 is disrupting a 200 billion dollar advertising industry through deep learning artificial intelligence and automation. Key features include:

  • Anticipate What Audiences
  • Omni-Channel Demand Side Platform
  • Data Management Platform (DMP)
  • Enterprise App Center

ClickAgents: first ad networks focused around performance-based advertising (sold to ValueClick for $40 million)

Blue Lithium: behavioral targeting, data, optimization, and analytics (sold to Yahoo for $300 million)

RadiumOne: constantly evolving view of consumers, enabling advertisers to make connections with real people, not faceless impressions. (sold to RhythmOne for $22 million)

Early Life +


Bullied Child Turned Multi-Millionaire (Origin Story)


Gurbaksh Chahal bullied as a young child

Chahal was born in Tarn Taran Sahib in Punjab, India to Avtar Singh and Arjinder Chahal. In 1985, his parents received a visa for America through the Diversity Visa (DV) program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, and the following year, when he was four, the family settled in San Jose, California.

With no friends to hang out with, Chahal had the spare time to work side jobs and make thousands of dollars buying low and selling high. For example, he’d buy refurbished printers from a local flea market for $50 and sell them on eBay for up to $200.

Gurbaksh Chahal with Mother and Father

Chahal was born in Tarn Taran Sahib in Punjab, India to Avtar Singh and Arjinder Chahal. In 1985, his parents received a visa for America through the Diversity Visa (DV) program, also known as the Green Card Lottery, and the following year, when he was four, the family settled in San Jose, California.

With no friends to hang out with, Chahal had the spare time to work side jobs and make thousands of dollars buying low and selling high. For example, he’d buy refurbished printers from a local flea market for $50 and sell them on eBay for up to $200.

He used that money to capitalize a startup, ClickAgents, at age 16, and ended up selling that business for $40 million (AdvertisingAge). ClickAgents was an advertising network focused on performance-based advertising. Two years later, on November 1, 2000, ValueClick announced it agreed to buy ClickAgents in a $40 million all-stock merger. Chahal had a three year non-compete agreement with ValueClick.

Then he started his second business, an online advertising company, BlueLithium. BlueLithium specialized in behavioral targeting of banner advertising (a process that tracks web users’ habits online in order to show ads they are most likely to respond to). On October 15, 2007, Yahoo! bought Blue Lithium for $300 million in cash( Reuters ). Chahal remained CEO of the company through the transition period.