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This story appears in the January 2011 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Chris Guillebeau is a man on a mission. The entrepreneur runs a burgeoning media empire that includes a popular website and a bestselling book called The Art of Non-Conformity. But his primary ambition is to visit every country in the world by his 35th birthday. So far, so good--he's been to 151 of 192 countries, and he still has nearly three years to go.

Because world travel can be expensive, Guillebeau has made financial sacrifices to meet his goal. "Some people think I'm crazy," he says. "I don't own a car, so I walk everywhere. I don't even like spending a few bucks to use public transportation. But I spend thousands of dollars to fly all over the world."

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