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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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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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Mark Cuban: Billionaire Hero or Villain?

Mark Cuban: Billionaire Hero or Villain?

When you think of Mark Cuban, what comes to mind? Maybe you’re a basketball fan and you automatically think of the Dallas Mavericks. Maybe you’re a baseball fan and think of his failed quest to purchase the Chicago Cubs or his current bid to purchase the Los Angeles Dodgers. Maybe you’re a movie buff and [...]


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Oprah Winfrey Media Mogul and Billionaire Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey Media Mogul and Billionaire Philanthropist

Oprah Winfrey is an actress, television producer, talk-show host, and media mogul. But many less fortunate people simply know her a great philanthropist and humanitarian.  In 2010, Forbes ranked her the wealthiest African American of the 20th century. Others have said she is the greatest black philanthropist in American history.  According to some assessments, she [...]


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Lloyd Blankfein: From Humble Beginnings to CEO of Goldman Sachs

Lloyd Blankfein: From Humble Beginnings to CEO of Goldman Sachs

Born in New York City, the man who would one day lead Goldman Sachs sold concessions at Yankee Stadium as a boy.  He grew up in public housing in Brooklyn, his father a postal clerk and his mother a receptionist. Lloyd Blankfein learned from a young age that to succeed in life you had to [...]


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Glenn Dubin Met His Business Partner In A Sandbox

Glenn Dubin Met His Business Partner In A Sandbox

Glenn Dubin, son of a taxi driver and former hospital administrator was born in Upper Manhattan’s, Washington Heights. When he was five he met future business partner Henry Swieca in a sandbox. Both attended Stony Brook University (where Dubin played football and lacrosse) and both worked at E.F. Hutton. Their profitable partnership  formed Highbridge Capital [...]


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From Farm Boy to CEO to Governer – Jon Corzine Now Under Fire for Missing Funds

Photo by Tony the Misfit Jon Corzine has had a lot of problems recently, stemming from the $1.2 billion in missing client funds from MF Global.  He resigned as CEO of MF Global in November 2011 and in December testified to congress that he did not know what happened to the missing $1.2 billion. His [...]


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Philip Falcone makes $11 billion on subprime, loses billions in iron mines

Phil Falcone has had a stunning ride to the top. He came from poverty, overcoming set-backs, made billions of dollars and is now battling AT&T, Verizon and the GPS lobby. Falcone is hoping his 2.9 billion bet on 4G private wireless network start up LightSquared pays off. Before he made billions, Falcone lived in Chisholm, [...]


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