From weekends in his basement, he built what became one of Google’s 2014 Global Enterprise Partners of the Year.

The allure of early wealth is the American entrepreneurial fantasy. How businesspeople achieve that dreamed-of status by age 40 is not consistent, but rarely does the story involve an MBA followed by two decades working for a Fortune 500 corporation. The paths are eclectic and often idiosyncratic, but the 2015 crop of Twin Cities Business young millionaires do have intriguing characteristics in common. Most are immigrants or first-generation Americans.

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