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Celebrity Apprentice Winner: John Rich Talks About How His Son Inspired Him

By WendyM |

Celebrity Apprentice 2011 winner John Rich

Celebrity Apprentice 2011 Winner John Rich

Celebrity Apprentice winner John Rich was no doubt a solid player during the 2011 season of Celebrity Apprentice, winning the $250,000 prize for his charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

While John Rich has been involved with St. Jude’s for over 15 years, Rich credits his son for helping him see the charity in a new light… and inspiring him to do even more for the organization.

John Rich explains, “The first time I ever went to St. Jude, I was a bass player in Lonestar. This would’ve been about 1995…As a young punk kid in a rowdy country band, I was sobered by going there. I walked in as a young bachelor, and it knocked me down then.”

Rich explains having a different perspective after going to visit the hospital now that he has a son, saying that “going back now as a guy with a 15-month-old son, you walk in that hospital…their parents are in agony, scared to death of what’s going to happen next…It’s almost more than you can stand.”

John adds, “I would urge all country music artists to make sure you go there, because once you do, you’ll never get over it and you’ll always want to help.”

What do you think of John Rich as Celebrity Apprentice winner? From what I can tell, Rich played a really honest game and was always a strong contributor.

Also, sidenote, John Rich’s son’s name is Cash – Cash Rich!


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About WendyM



Wendy Michaels** has been an entertainment writer for many years, covering the celeb buzz for both TV Crunch and Movie Crunch blogs. She loves celebrity gossip on any level, from A-listers right down to those pesky reality stars. Wendy's passion for entertainment news is a strange addiction, but she wouldn't have it any other way. She lives in the Finger Lakes region of New York, where she enjoys time with her husband and two children.

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