Dani Johnson was selected by ABC for the season premiere of the one-hour reality television series Secret Millionaire whose premiere episode aired on Sunday, March 6, 2011. The series followed Dani Johnson, America’s favorite millionaire, on an once-in-a-lifetime journey as she spent a week in one of the country’s poorest areas and ultimately gave large sums of her own money to help community heroes in their service to the needy. The series continues weekly through April and follows five additional millionaires on their journey.
Watch the entire one hour season premiere episode below. You will be moved by the touching stories of the three organizations Dani visited and the people’s lives that were impacted.
Dani Johnson’s appearance on Secret Millionaire will follow her as she leaves behind her life and conceals her true identity to go live and volunteer in one of the most impoverished communities in America. Surviving for a week on welfare wages, her mission is to discover the unsung heroes of America—deserving individuals who continually sacrifice everything to help those in need. Throughout this experience, Dani “The Secret Millionaire” will attempt to remain undiscovered, coming face to face with extraordinary and amazing people battling the odds every day of their lives. On the final day, in an emotional and dramatic climax, Dani reveals her true identity. Ultimately, Dani will give away at least $100,000 of her own money, changing lives forever.
Dani Johnson was raised on welfare, pregnant at 17, homeless at 21 and a millionaire at 23 – now multi-millionaire and entrepreneur of five companies, best-selling author and internationally sought after speaker. Dani kicked off her early success by licensing a weight loss product and eventually started and built a thriving company manufacturing her own nutritional and skin care products. With a strong passion to help people improve their lives and achieve their personal goals in every area she parlayed her success into a training program for personal and professional development to train her clients with the exact steps she used to attain success.