Colin Cowie makes his living throwing lavish parties for wealthy clients, including major celebrities like Oprah and Hugh Hefner, according to PopSugar. Born in Zambia, Cowie saw combat as a medic during his late teens in Africa, which taught him the necessary organizational skills to fulfill his dreams as a successful entrepreneur. He started 26 years ago as a "one man show" but now runs world-renowned businesses specializing in event planning, weddings, consulting, and design.
"There is nothing more thrilling, rewarding, or fabulous than making people happy," Cowie told Popsugar. "And to think I get paid well to spend other people's money making other people happy — I can't imagine anything better."
For his 50th birthday, Cowie was his own client, throwing a four-day bash in Mexico with 170 friends from 11 countries and plenty of tequila, his favorite drink. Cowie plans to write an autobiography he believes will be "the juiciest page-turner ever," according to David magazine.
"I've lived the most fascinating life," he told David. "I've served in the military, traveled to close to 100 countries. I've met the most extraordinary people — heads of state, kings and queens, celebrities, innovators, motivators."