Randy Koch (1955 - )

Mr. Koch grew up in the only county in the Land o' 10,000 Lakes without a natural lake and where a trip to the big city meant driving more than two hours to Sioux Falls. ''There we knew we were in the big city because finally we couldn't hear the cows,'' he says. ''We could only smell them.'' He was chosen Most Likely to Succeed in high school graduating class and spent the next 10 years working as a janitor at a nursing home.