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Rags To Riches Story of The Big Dreams of Eika Batista

Rags To Riches Story of The Big Dreams of Eika Batista

In 1956 Eike Batista was born to Eliezer Batista and Jutta Fuhrken in Brazil.  As a teenager his parents moved him and his six siblings to Europe for work where he remained even after his parents returned to Brazil when he turned eighteen.  He attended the University of Aachen in Germany, though he dropped out [...]


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Creator of Spanx Forbes Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

Creator of Spanx Forbes Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

“Don’t’ worry, we’ve got your butt covered!”  reads the tag line on the bright charming packages of Spanx shape wear, the brain child of Sara Blakely.  Working as a door to door salesperson, is no easy task, but when you add the sweltering heat of Florida, it becomes an even more uncomfortable job.  After desperately [...]


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A Humble Comedian Louis C.K. Makes $1 Million in 10 days and Donates a Lot

A Humble Comedian Louis C.K. Makes $1 Million in 10 days and Donates a Lot

Louis C.K. was born in Washington, D.C., but lived in Mexico until he was seven.  He then moved to Boston, MA and when he was ten his parents divorced, leaving him and his three siblings to be raised by his mother.  He attributes his desire to succeed and make movies and TV programs to wanting [...]


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Jessica Simpson: Singer, Actress, Reality Star and Fashion Mogul!

Jessica Simpson: Singer, Actress, Reality Star and Fashion Mogul!

Multi-talented singer, actress, fashion designer and business woman Jessica Simpson is worth $100 million dollars. She came from humble beginnings in Abilene Texas. Her mother was a home maker and her father was a minister and psychologist. Even with her popular chart topping hits, the majority of her money did not come from her music [...]


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The Rags To Riches Story of Ingvar Kamprad, the Frual Billionaire who Started IKEA

The Rags To Riches Story of Ingvar Kamprad, the Frual Billionaire who Started IKEA

A young boy living on a farm in a small Switzerland village began his first business when he bought matches in bulk and then sold them by the piece to his village neighbors. With the profits from his matches sales he went on to sell other small bits and pieces like pens, seeds, and Christmas [...]


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Bernie Ecclestone Forumula One CEO and Father to Petra, owner of Candy Spellings former $85 million home

Bernie Ecclestone Forumula One CEO and Father to Petra, owner of Candy Spellings former $85 million home

In 1930 Bernie Ecclestone was born in a small village in England to a fisherman.  When he turned sixteen he dropped out of school to start working so he could help support his family.  He also began concentrating on his hobby of motorcycles.  When World War II ended he opened a motorcycle dealership with a [...]


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Self-Made Publishing Giant Richard Desmond

Self-Made Publishing Giant Richard Desmond

Publishing giant Richard Clive Desmond is the owner of celebrity magazines: OK!, New!, and British national newspapers: Daily Star and Daily Express. He also owns British television network Channel 5 and Portland TV (an adult network). In 2010 he was ranked the 57th richest man in Britain and his current net worth of £950 million. [...]


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John D. Rockefeller: Oil Tycoon, Robber Baron and Philanthropist

John D. Rockefeller: Oil Tycoon, Robber Baron and Philanthropist

John D. Rockefeller, born July 8th 1839 was an oil tycoon, investor, philanthropist and to many a robber barron. He created Standard Oil, revolutionized the petroleum industry and created the structure of modern philanthropy.  As gasoline became more important to America, Rockefeller’s wealth grew to the point where he became the world’s riches man and [...]


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Pete Cashmore: The Brad Pitt of The Internet

Pete Cashmore: The Brad Pitt of The Internet

Pete Cashmore is the CEO and founder of Mashable, an award winning site and Top 10 Blog worldwide, with more than 20 million unique visitors per month. He founded Mashable at the young age 19 in rural Aberdeen, Scotland in 2005. Prior to starting Mashable, Pete was a web technology consultant and a freelance writing. Unlike other [...]


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Tyra Banks: Brains, Beauty, and a Whole Lot of Money!

Tyra Banks: Brains, Beauty, and a Whole Lot of Money!

On December 4, 1973, in Inglewood, CA, a baby girl was born to Carolyn London (now known as London-Johnson), and Donald Banks.  They would name there bundle of joy, Tyra Banks.  Her parents would divorce 6 years latter.  Tyra remembers growing up under the supportive guidance of her mother as an awkward, gangly looking kid.  [...]


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