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9 Highly Wealthy & Influential Returned Missionaries

Business Week wrote an article called “God’s MBAs: Why Mormon Missions Produce Leaders,” (see link below) and we thought that we would just highlight a few of these amazing (and wealthy) influencer-leaders who have served full-time LDS missions.

President Brigham Young once said:

The worst fear that I have about this people is that they will get rich in this country, forget God and his people, wax fat, and kick themselves out of the Church and go to hell. This people will stand mobbing, robbing, poverty and all manner of persecution, and be true. If my greater fear for them is that they cannot stand wealth; and yet they have to be tried with riches, for they will become the richest people on this earth. 

Here are 9 LDS returned missionaries who have fulfilled Brother Brigham’s prophecy:

1. Josh James (Served in Tokyo, Japan)

Josh James is a BYU grad who founded Omniture, a tech company that was bought by Adobe for $1.8 Billion.

3. Clayton Christensen (served in Korea)

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