Articles Written by Paula Wilson
Paula Wilson is a writer, director, production manager, and former professional dancer, originally from North America, who has worked as a performer or director in ten countries and sixteen states. When not writing for CNW, she serves as the Artistic Director of The International Partner Dance Intensive (www.tipdi.com). Follow her on Google+.
This Former NASA Scientist Earned An Insane Fortune Off An Accidental Invention Called: The Super Soaker
Lonnie Johnson is a nuclear engineer who worked on NASA's missions to Jupiter, Saturn, and Mars. But none of those missions matter because Lonnie also happens to be the inventor of a little toy called The Super Soaker.
How Two Doctors Saved A Generation From Polio Then Forfeited BILLIONS In Royalties… For The Good Of Humanity
Doctors Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin saved an entire generation from horrors of Polio. But more impressively, they both decided not to patent their creations and therefore forfeited billions in royalties.
Back In 1998, This Stanford Professor Gave Two Students $100k To Build A Search Engine. Guess How That Turned Out…
This college professor decided to invest in his students' tech start-up. That proved to be the best $3.3 billion decision he could have ever made.
Bill Gates is the wealthiest man in the world. He's so wealthy in fact, that he makes $1 million per day, simply by existing.
How Jay-Z Dropped Out Of High School, Dealt Drugs, Dodged Bullets… Then Earned A $700 Million Fortune
How many high school dropout drug dealers go on to earn $700 million fortunes? Just one: Jay-Z.
Violent Military Coups, Mysterious Family Murders And Immense Wealth And Power. The Life Of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Of Thailand
The King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, is the richest and longest serving monarch in the world. His country was also just seized in a military coup. What will happen to the country when he's gone?
Madam CJ Walker went from being the child of slaves to America's first female millionaire. Her remarkable story is a reminder that anything is possible.
Folorunsho Alakija is the richest black woman in the world. She's also a former secretary and fashion designer. How'd she pull this incredible feat off? By fighting her way to the top, tooth and nail.
Elvis Presley sold more singles than anyone else since recordings began. However, he died with only $5 million to show for it. What went wrong? His rockstar life is a cautionary tale for all young celebrities.