Articles Written by Mark Kurlyandchik

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+.


The Absolutely Fascinating Life Story Of Self-Made Billionaire Elon Musk

The Absolutely Fascinating Life Story Of Self-Made Billionaire Elon Musk

18 Nov 2016 @ 12PM PST

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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Virgin Records Once Paid Mariah Carey Millions to Go Away

Virgin Records Once Paid Mariah Carey Millions to Go Away

12 Oct 2016 @ 2PM PST

In 2001, Virgin Records signed Mariah Carey to one of the biggest contracts in record-industry history. A few years later, they essentially paid her to go away. Was that the right call? You be the judge.

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How John D. Rockefeller Became The Richest Person In Modern History

How John D. Rockefeller Became The Richest Person In Modern History

08 Oct 2016 @ 12PM PST

John D. Rockefeller started from nothing and ended up with $350 billion. That's enough to make him the richest person in modern history. Here's how he did it…

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How Paris Hilton Cost Her Family $4.3 Billion

How Paris Hilton Cost Her Family $4.3 Billion

08 Oct 2016 @ 12PM PST

Paris Hilton's 92 year old billionaire grandfather was reportedly so embarrassed by how she has acted in public over the last few years that he decided to leave 97% of his fortune to charity when he dies.

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Shaquille O'Neal: From NBA Superstar To $400 Million Business Tycoon And Future Billionaire

Shaquille O'Neal: From NBA Superstar To $400 Million Business Tycoon And Future Billionaire

30 Aug 2016 @ 10AM PST

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 $25+ Million Per Year, George R.R. Martin Still Lives A Surprisingly Simple And Frugal Lifestyle

Despite Earning $25+ Million Per Year, George R.R. Martin Still Lives A Surprisingly Simple And Frugal Lifestyle

24 Apr 2016 @ 7AM PST

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…

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Money Is Leaving China Faster Than Ever

Money Is Leaving China Faster Than Ever

09 Jan 2016 @ 4AM PST

With a slowdown in its economy, money has been leaving China at a record pace.

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After Pulling Off Huge Bank Heists, ISIS Wants To Return To Gold Currency

After Pulling Off Huge Bank Heists, ISIS Wants To Return To Gold Currency

18 Dec 2015 @ 4AM PST

ISIS has looted between $500 million and $1 billion from banks in Iraq and Syria, and now wants to return to gold currency.

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How ISIS Collects $1 Billion in Taxes Per Year

How ISIS Collects $1 Billion in Taxes Per Year

16 Dec 2015 @ 4AM PST

In a single year, ISIS brings in close to a billion dollars in "taxes" that are strong-armed from people living within its territory.

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Believe It Or Not, Saudi Arabia Could Go Totally BROKE In Just 5 Years!

Believe It Or Not, Saudi Arabia Could Go Totally BROKE In Just 5 Years!

20 Nov 2015 @ 4AM PST

Cheap oil could bankrupt Saudi Arabia and further destabilize the Middle East.

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