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Beth is a New England-based business and healthcare freelance writer. Prior to beginning her freelance career in 2015, she spent over six years as a business writer for a corporate valuation firm outside of Boston. Before that, she was editor-in-chief of her university student newspaper. When she's not writing, she's probably reading, hiking with her dog, or cleaning up after her latest DIY disaster. Follow Beth on Twitter.
Chinese tourists spent $215 billion abroad last year, an astonishing 53% increase from 2014, primarily due to a growing middle class.
The Chewbacca Mask Mom has garnered upwards of $500 thousand in gifts and perks since posting her viral laughter-filled video.
Tennis legend Serena Williams has been named the world's highest-paid female athlete, after earning almost $29 million in the past 12 months.
After being used by the Qatari royal family for over 20 years, a Boing 747 private jumbo jet has been put up for sale. The jet is being sold by Book A Jet, for an estimated $26 million.
By taking advantage of credit card and frequent flyer mile loopholes, Sam Huang flew around the world first class on Emirates Airlines for $300.
After amassing a fortune from liquor, airlines, and sports, "India's Richard Branson" Vijay Mallya is hiding in the U.K. after the Indian government announced it wants him to repay debts totaling over a billion dollars!
The Panama Papers leak reveals that China tops the list of people and companies with the most secret offshore bank accounts in the world. Government censors are working to scrub any mention of the leak in media reports and on the Internet.
Fans of infamously private singer Prince are discovering more reasons to love him – and mourn his tragic passing. In addition to his contributions to rock history, friends and acquaintances are beginning to come forward with stories of his secret philanthropy and dedication to social causes.
Katy Perry could soon be a California convent girl. A Los Angeles judge recently announced she would block an effort by nuns to sell their Los Feliz, California convent to a competing buyer, marking a huge legal win in the pop singer's year-long battle to purchase the property.