Articles Written by Mark Kurlyandchik
A Soviet-born, Detroit-bred journalist and writer, Mark is currently a student at UC-Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism, where he reports on the food and businesses of San Francisco's Mission District. Before furthering his studies, he was a senior editor at a monthly general-interest magazine in the Motor City. He lives in the Bay Area with his wife and their Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Penelope. Follow him on Google+.
He is a self-made multi-billionaire whose $7.7 billion personal fortune has increased more than 200% in the last 12 months alone! This is the absolutely fascinating life story of Elon Musk.
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Shaquille O'Neal earned $300 million in salary alone during his career in the NBA. Today, he is on pace to earn much more than that off the court thanks to a burgeoning business empire.
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Despite earning $15 million per year from HBO alone, George R.R. Martin still drives a beat up old Mazda. Other celebrities may want to pay attention and follow Mr. Martin. I'm looking at you Floyd Mayweather…
ISIS has looted between $500 million and $1 billion from banks in Iraq and Syria, and now wants to return to gold currency.
Cheap oil could bankrupt Saudi Arabia and further destabilize the Middle East.