Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.
Owning a pro-sports team is a very exclusive club. In fact, it's a club open exclusively to billionaires. That's true in the NFL, NBA, and the NHL. The 15-richest NHL hockey team owners have a combined net worth near $115 billion.
Ed Roski, Jr. is a billionaire real estate developer. Roski has also attempted to climb Mt. Everest, K2, and Mt. Kilimanjaro and he's one of the owners of the Los Angeles Kings and Lakers. He's a pretty interesting guy.
George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Oprah, Paul McCartney, David Copperfield, Jay-Z, Michael Jordan, and now Kylie Jenner are all members of the very exclusive celebrity self-made billionaires club.
San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital is going to get a state-of-the art, "top to bottom transformation," thanks to a $200 million gift from Ernest and Evelyn Rady.
Björgólfur Thor Björgólfsson is Iceland's only billionaire. He made his fortune over a decade and lost it over a week. Four years later, he was once again a billionaire.
Kylie Jenner's Cosmetics Company Now Owned By Billionaire Krispy Kreme Family, Which Has A Nazi Past
Kylie Jenner truly became a self-made billionaire when she sold 51% of Kylie Cosmetics to Coty for $600 million. Coty is part of the German conglomerate JAB, which also owns Krispy Kreme. JAB is owned by the Reimann family, who you may remember learned that during World War II, their relatives were Nazis.
There are about 2,153 billionaires in the world today. There are a number of countries with just one billionaire, however, and we've done the digging to find out where that is, who they are, how much they're worth, and how they made their fortunes.
The world's richest person has been an American since the list started. Bill Gates has claimed the title for most of the time. Jeff Bezos had his moment. But now, it looks like a Frenchman will claim the title of the world's richest person for the first time.
Is Real Estate Mogul (And Father Of Super Models) – Mohammed Hadid – Broke After Building Enormous Illegal Bel Air Mansion?
The saga over Mohamed Hadid's Bel Air mega-mansion is ongoing. Over the summer, we reported on the alleged bribes he paid to city inspectors and the reportedly falsified reports, and how his construction manager calls the structure unsafe. Now, he's claiming to be too broke to tear the house down.
Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix Stand To Earn Massive Joker Paydays Thanks To Lucrative Back-End Deal
The Joker is a massive box office hit. The origin story has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide and is well on its way towards becoming the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. This is excellent news for Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix.