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 Story Of How Patricia Kluge Blew A $100 Million Divorce Settlement But Persevered In The End

The Story Of How Patricia Kluge Blew A $100 Million Divorce Settlement But Persevered In The End

27 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Patricia Kluge divorced her husband John Kluge, founder of Metromedia, after nine years of marriage. She received a $100 million divorce settlement. By 2011 she had lost it all and declared bankruptcy.

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Robinhood's Co-Founders Will Be Paper Multi-Billionaires After Upcoming IPO And Could Make Billions More From A Generous Incentive Plan

Robinhood's Co-Founders Will Be Paper Multi-Billionaires After Upcoming IPO And Could Make Billions More From A Generous Incentive Plan

20 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Robinhood co-founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt are set to make a massive fortune when their company goes public in the coming weeks.

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100 Year Old Montecito Mansion Hits The Market For $74 Million

100 Year Old Montecito Mansion Hits The Market For $74 Million

15 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

A 100-year-old mansion located in the wealthy community of Montecito has just hit the market for $74 million. The estate is fresh off a 15-year renovation. If the property sells for even close to its asking price it will be the most expensive sale in history in the Santa Barbara area.

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100 Years Ago This Lesser-Known Railroad Tycoon Was One Of The Richest People In The World

100 Years Ago This Lesser-Known Railroad Tycoon Was One Of The Richest People In The World

15 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Arthur Curtiss James was a prolific railroad tycoon – he owned roughly 40,000 miles of railroad track – about one-seventh of the entire railroad network in the United States when he died in 1941. He was one of the richest Americans in the 1920s and 1930s with a net worth of $60 million, which is equivalent to nearly $1 billion today. 

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Sorry Kanye! Robert F. Smith Is Back On Top As The Richest Black Person In America

Sorry Kanye! Robert F. Smith Is Back On Top As The Richest Black Person In America

14 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Sorry Kanye! Your reign as the richest black person in America has come to an end… for now. Robert F. Smith has re-taken the crown!

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When The Titanic Sank, 20-Year-Old Vincent Astor Became One Of The Richest Men In The World

When The Titanic Sank, 20-Year-Old Vincent Astor Became One Of The Richest Men In The World

14 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

When the Titanic sunk and claimed his father's life, everything in Vincent Astor's life changed. He went from being an undergraduate at Harvard to the richest man in the world

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Chinese Government Orders Billionaire To Lie Low After He Published Controversial Poem

Chinese Government Orders Billionaire To Lie Low After He Published Controversial Poem

13 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Things are weird over in China. One billionaire, Wang Xing has been warned by the government that he better lay low after he posted a poem that sent the stock market into a frenzy and sparked a social media firestorm.

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These Three Heiresses Inherited Billion-Dollar Fortunes When They Were Still Children

These Three Heiresses Inherited Billion-Dollar Fortunes When They Were Still Children

12 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Some children of billionaires never inherit their family fortunes. These three heiresses inherited billions when they were still young children.

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Reese Witherspoon Exploring Sale Of Media Company For $1 Billion

Reese Witherspoon Exploring Sale Of Media Company For $1 Billion

09 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Reese Witherspoon's media company Hello Sunshine is reportedly shopping for a buyer in a deal that experts believe could be worth $1 billion.

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Beverly Hills Estate Hits The Market For $65 Million – Payment Via Bitcoin Preferred!

Beverly Hills Estate Hits The Market For $65 Million – Payment Via Bitcoin Preferred!

09 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

A $65 million estate hitting the market in Beverly Hills isn't huge news. But this property is offering buyers the ability to purchase the house with Bitcoin rather than cash or loans.

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