John Ferber from Domain Holdings on ABC’s Secret Millionaire
One of ABC’s more popular and touching television shows will be back on the air on March 6, 2011. Each week, Secret Millionaire features a millionaire who interacts with others that may be down on their luck, without them knowing about the millionaire’s wealth.
John Ferber, co-founder of the company that sold Advertising.com to Time Warner for $500 million, and one of the founders of Domain Holdings, is one of the millionaires featured on Secret Millionaire this season. Ferber is a familiar face to those who have attended a domain conference, and it’s likely that you’ve seen or met him if you’ve attended one recently.
According to Ferber, “It was an amazing experience that I will never forget and I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to help such wonderful and deserving people who work hard to make their community a better place for everyone, the real stars of the show r the folks doing great things in their community, my role was just a bit part compared to them, the show in my opinion was mis-titled.”
One of Ferber’s big projects is Microgiving.com, a crowd funding website that lets people raise money online to fund a project, cause or entrepreneurial idea, and give a percent of what you raise directly to a charity, cause, individual or family in need. At the moment, Ferber is involved in his MrManuary competition, raising funds to fight prostate cancer. Check it out when you get a chance.
It’s great to see someone as successful as Ferber giving back to his community and the Internet community at large.
* Thanks to Charlie for the tip.