Everyone has that vague dream of coming up with an idea for an invention that will change the world, and make that person a millionaire. Or even a billionaire! Getting rich quick by coming up with a single perfect product is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s not easy. There are people obviously that have done it, for example look at Sara Blakely of “Spanx.” She came up with the idea for this woman’s shaping garment by cutting off the legs of a pair of ordinary control top panty hose. Now she’s a billionaire, and her invention is on the bodies of millions of women around the world. No one on the red-carpet celebrity wise shows up in an evening dress without their Spanx. Simple and effective. So what are some of the other simple inventions out there that are worth millions of dollars? Here are 11 of the top products that are very valuable in today’s marketplace.
This simple plastic shoe nets over a billion dollars annually, and is worn by everyone from nurses, to chefs, to stay-at-home moms. The comfort and sturdiness of the shoe is what makes it appealing to many, because let’s face it, they aren’t a cute shoe at all. Most people think they are kind of ugly, but still happily own a few pairs in a variety of colors. The color selection is vast, and now the company makes more styles than just the original one making it even more appealing to different people.The inventors originally came up with the shoe to be waterproof enough to wear in a sauna. Men, women, and children all can wear Crocs now, and it looks like they don’t seem to be going out of fashion anytime soon.