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.
The last several years have seen a boom in reality TV – and we're not just talking about on the television schedule. The producers and production companies behind our favorite reality shows have been cashing in big time. Pilgrim Studios' Craig Piligian is one of them.
Mukesh and Anil Ambani are billionaire brothers. Just two years apart, they grew up being groomed to take over the company their father built, Reliance Industries. But Mukash is driving Anil's telecom business into bankruptcy.
SallyAnn Salsano is the co-creator of the Jersey Shore and a self-proclaimed Guidette. Salsano worked as an intern for Howard Stern before starting her 495 Productions in 2006 and launching Guido culture on the world. In 2014, she sold 75% of her production company to Freemantle Media for more than $50 million.
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger have been friends since 1959. They've worked together since 1978. Buffett and Munger have never had even one argument in their more than 40 years working together and 60 years of friendship.
Can you imagine a world without Facebook? Zuckerberg's sister Randi revealed that their father offered them the option of going to college or being given the money to invest in a franchise and run it.
Microsoft has been having a good run over the last five years, since Satya Nadella took on the CEO position. Microsoft has added nearly $500 billion to its market cap since Nadella moved into the CEO's office. So why isn't he being paid more?
Steven Spielberg is the man behind Jaws, ET, Indiana Jones, and Jurassic Park, so of course, he's a very wealthy man. Do you realize just how wealthy he is? It takes a certain amount of savvy deal making to amass a net worth of $3.7 billion, even with a career that spans five decades.
Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman led an anti-corruption campaign that began in November 2017 and saw many high-ranking government officials, royal family members, and prominent businessmen arrested. Was it a shakedown all along?
Philanthropy is a big part of the lives of some of the world's richest people and thank goodness that's the case! In fact, of the top 50 philanthropists of 2017, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, 60% of them came from the tech industry.
You may remember Prakazrel "Pras" Michel as a member of the 90s band the Fugees. The founding member of the Fugees is fighting the U.S. Justice Department over that agency's claim that he was involved in the scheme to embezzle money from a Malaysian investment fund.