The new Discovery Channel series, Undercover Billionaire aired the final episode of its first season on Tuesday, September 24. If you haven’t been following the series, it features Glenn Stearns, a self-made billionaire, who is given just 90 days in an average American town to build a million-dollar business from scratch. He assumed a different identity and was not to use any of his resources or contacts. With only $100 in his pocket, he sets out to recreate his rags-to-riches success and prove the American Dream is still alive.
The 8-episode show took place in Erie and during the first show, Stearns showed up to help at the SSJNN soup kitchen. The SSJNN was contacted by a man who said he lost his job and business, was starting over, and asked if he could work at the soup kitchen in exchange for a meal. He served food, did dishes and mopped floors at the soup kitchen.
The series went on to show Stearns collaborating with local people to launch the new Underdog Barbeque. During the final episode, Stearns reveals his identity and rewards those who helped him along the way. This included presenting a $10,000 gift to the SSJ Neighborhood Network.