From crack house to America’s pillow king  

Mike Lindell, the MyPillow man whose face with the push-broom mustache is “familiar to anyone who watches cable TV,” was once a crack addict.

Today, “Lindell is sober and phenomenally successful. He quit everything — alcohol, powdered cocaine, and crack — after one final party on Jan. 16, 2009, and presides over an empire that’s still growing precipitously. Last year he opened a second factory, saw sales rise from $115 million to $280 million, and almost tripled his workforce, to 1,500. To date he’s sold more than 26 million pillows . . .”