'Shark Tank's' Jeff Foxworthy: A real redneck with real money

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Jeff Foxworthy isn't an Internet billionaire like Mark Cuban, a real-estate mogul like Barbara Corcoran, a ruthless venture capitalist like Kevin O'Leary, a fashion mogul like Daymond John, a computer giant like Robert Herjavec, or an infomercial king like Kevin Harrington, and he generally doesn't negotiate multiple multimillion deals before breakfast.But when your boss asks a favor, it's hard to say "no."In between being on the road as a standup comedian and writing books, Foxworthy had a stint as host of Fox's game show "Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?"That show shares an executive producer, Mark Burnett, with ABC's business-reality show "Shark Tank," which gives hopeful entrepreneurs that need an investment a chance to pitch their ideas to a panel of business experts that have money to invest."My boss asked me to do this," Foxworthy tells Zap2it on the "Shark Tank" set in Culver City, Calif., on a rainy day last October. He's shooting...


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