6 Companies That Got a Lift From Oprah

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James Ray International, Carlsbad, California, No. 478

In 2006, self-help guru James Ray appeared on Oprah in a segment about the movie The Secret, which suggests that people can draw good or bad luck based on the "Laws of Attraction." His company James Ray International promptly took off, posting a jump in revenue of 225 percent. And the growth was sustained: James Ray recorded 77 percent growth the following year.--M. David Hornbuckle