The tagline to the new CNBC show Blue Collar Millionaires is “ordinary people living the American dream.” But there’s nothing really ordinary about them. The millionaires profiled on the show “worked hard by getting their hands dirty to become rich” instead of inheriting their wealth or by having White Collar jobs.
Erick McCallum is one of them. He earns his millions by cleaning up toxic substances. His company, CG Environmental – Cleaning Guys, cleans up toxic substances, mostly hazardous materials on construction sites. But in 2014, McCallum was challenged to clean the apartment and hospital room once occupied by Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan, who died of the disease at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas in October 2014. In addition to cleaning up, McCallum also holds several patents on the mechanisms he’s created for the cleaning community. He lists his personal worth as over $25 million. Blue Collar Millionaires premieres on July 15 at 10pm and 10:30pm on CNBC.