After working as Walt Disney's family housekeeper for more than 30 years, Thelma Pearl Howard shocked friends and family when she left behind a multi-million dollar fortune. How did a lowly housekeeper become so rich?
In 1984 a man named Michael Larson figured out the secret formula behind the game show Press Your Luck. He then appeared as a contestant and used his formula to win an unprecedented fortune that changed rules of game shows forever.
In news that might be an early sign of the apocalypse, Kim Kardashian may earn $85 million dollars from an iPhone app this year. Excuse me while I go puke.
Imagine earning a $50 million dollar fortune off blockbusters like "Ace Ventura" and "Bruce Almighty", then suddenly deciding to give it all away and move to a trailer park. That's exactly what Tom Shadyac did.
If you met Weird Al Yankovic in high school, you'd never predict that this accordion playing nerd would someday be a multi-millionaire musician preparing to release his 15th studio album.
Sometimes I forget why I want to be extremely rich, then I see an absolutely insane house like this, and say: "Oh ya. This is why".
Why would Henry Paulson give up his $40 million per year salary as CEO of Goldman Sachs to earn $183 thousand as US Treasury Secretary? There were actually $200 million reasons.
Terry Fator has built a $100 million puppet empire in Las Vegas in under five years. But amazingly, Terry came within days of giving it all up before his big break on America's Got Talent.
Romeo Santos is a Latin artist who is burning up the charts, snagging superstar collaborations left and right, and playing to crowds of 50,000. And you probably haven't heard of him.
LeVar Burton and his children's television show "Reading Rainbow" just pulled off something pretty amazing on the crowd-raising site Kickstarter…
He was a runt of a kid with a serious health issue and plenty of doubters. Today Lionel Messi is one of the greatest and most beloved soccer players in the world. Possibly the greatest of all time.
How much will the referees get paid at the 2014 World Cup? And while we're at it, how much will the players earn in base salary and potential bonuses?
The FIFA World Cup is an absolutely massive business that brings in billions of dollars in revenue. But is it a good business? We break down the financials.