10 Greatest Salespeople of All Time

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Ron Popeil

The Ronco founder pioneered the process of selling consumer appliances and other products by infomercial. His exuberance created a market for The Solid Flavor Injector, Mr. Microphone, and the Showtime Rotisserie. "If I create a product, I can market it as well as or better than anyone on the planet," he told Inc. in 2009. "I have the confidence and the passion. People see that, and they know it is real."