Articles Written by Dina Zipin

Articles Written by Dina Zipin

Dina is the author of Brokenomics, a book of humorous essays and tips about money. She has written for Forbes, Marie Claire, The Billfold, and Bustle. You can find her on Twitter @TheElf26. Follow her on Google+.


How A Son's Mental Illness Inspired A Billionaire's Shocking Act Of Philanthropy

How A Son's Mental Illness Inspired A Billionaire's Shocking Act Of Philanthropy

24 Dec 2015 @ 4AM PST

Billionaire Ted Stanley handed over most of his considerable fortune in 2014. Not because he'd broken the law or had to pay a debt – because he wanted to.

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400 Years Before The Dotcom Bubble Burst, The World Economy Was Eviscerated By… Tulips???

400 Years Before The Dotcom Bubble Burst, The World Economy Was Eviscerated By… Tulips???

01 Oct 2015 @ 4AM PST

Today, we have $39,000 alligator backpacks and million-dollar cars, but back in the 1600s, they had luxury… tulips.

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In 1999, A Recently-Divorced Masseuse Took A Risky Job At A Tiny Startup Called Google. She Chose…Wisely.

In 1999, A Recently-Divorced Masseuse Took A Risky Job At A Tiny Startup Called Google. She Chose…Wisely.

08 Sep 2015 @ 4AM PST

For Bonnie Brown, her quick path to fortune involved a very lucky part-time job with a little Silicon Valley startup called Google.

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The Absolutely Insane Story Of A Man Who Made $200 Million Worth Of Counterfeit USD… And Got Away With It!

The Absolutely Insane Story Of A Man Who Made $200 Million Worth Of Counterfeit USD… And Got Away With It!

07 Sep 2015 @ 4AM PST

Frank Bourassa might be history's best counterfeiter, and his path to fame and fortune was definitely not boring…

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The Fascinating Ups And Downs Behind The Multi-Million Dollar "Happy Birthday" Royalty War

The Fascinating Ups And Downs Behind The Multi-Million Dollar "Happy Birthday" Royalty War

30 Aug 2015 @ 4AM PST

If "Happy Birthday" becomes public domain, it'll cost the rights holder, Warner Music Group, millions in licensing fees.

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Jared Polis Is One Of The Richest Politicians In America – And The Way He Got Rich Is Amazing…

Jared Polis Is One Of The Richest Politicians In America – And The Way He Got Rich Is Amazing…

25 Aug 2015 @ 5AM PST

Love him or hate him, Jared Polis is one of the wealthiest members of Congress.

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The Insane True-Life Story Of John Holmes: One-Time King Of Adult Movies

The Insane True-Life Story Of John Holmes: One-Time King Of Adult Movies

14 Aug 2015 @ 4AM PST

Before there was Ron Jeremy, before there was James Deen, there was John Holmes, the one-time king of adult movies.

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The Insane Life Story Of Eddie Nash: L.A.'s Most Notorious 1970s Gangster

The Insane Life Story Of Eddie Nash: L.A.'s Most Notorious 1970s Gangster

13 Aug 2015 @ 4AM PST

You might remember the tweaked out drug dealer in Boogie Nights who danced around to "Sister Christian." Word is, he was based on Eddie Nash.

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Fake Socialite, Drug Smuggler, Convicted Criminal – The Completely Insane Life Of "Pot Princess" Lisette Lee

Fake Socialite, Drug Smuggler, Convicted Criminal – The Completely Insane Life Of "Pot Princess" Lisette Lee

12 Aug 2015 @ 3AM PST

She's been called the "Pot Princess of Beverly Hills," but drug dealer Lisette Lee is anything but regal.

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Revisiting Our List Of The Richest Human Beings Of All Time (Adjusted For Inflation)

Revisiting Our List Of The Richest Human Beings Of All Time (Adjusted For Inflation)

11 Aug 2015 @ 5AM PST

We did the research and found ten of the wealthiest people in history, and some might surprise you.

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