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Bill Belew has raised 2 bi-cultural kids, now 34 and 30. And he and his wife are now parenting a 3rd, Mia, who is 8.

Perry Chen - Kickstarter co-founder

Perry Chen – Kickstarter co-founder

Perry Chen is a Chinese-American. And he is #25 in my list of influential Chinese-Americans.

He also the co-founder of Kickstarter. I think he might have kick started the whole crowd funding movement, too.

In 2010, he was listed #74 by Fast Company as the most creative person. Same year he was one of  two Chinese- Americans in the Time Top 100 most influential people.


I don’t know Perry Chen from Adam, but I understand that Kickstarter is a great idea and it has helped launch a lot a lot of other great ideas.

Here is his story of how he came up with the idea of Kickstarter.

Kickstarter ties up creative types with money types to make things happen, to make the world a richer place. Richer not in money, but in experiences and pleasing the senses.

I need to think of how I might be able to use Kickstarter to launch my career as a child prodigy author and publisher.

My big brother, Benjamin Belew, is planning on doing something with Kickstarter. He’s really really good on the piano and with a pen. He just needs more people to know about him. Kickstarter can help with that.

But, first I need to finish kindergarten. Wait! I need to start kindergarten. I am going to do that next weer

After that, I’ll think about how to enrich the world.

Talk to Bill and others about their experiences raising bi-cultural Japanese-American kids.


Bill Belew

Professional Blogger, social media marketer, professor of marketing, Christian and dad.

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