Articles Written by Joseph Gibson

Articles Written by Joseph Gibson

Joseph Gibson is a freelance writer currently based in Austin, TX. His main interests are movies, music, books, and other things you can watch, read, or listen to. Follow Joseph on Google+.


T. Boone Pickens Is Selling His Massive 65,000 Acre Texas Ranch For $250M

T. Boone Pickens Is Selling His Massive 65,000 Acre Texas Ranch For $250M

09 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

If you've got $250 million to burn, you can be the new sole owner of the property, a massive real estate triumph that took decades for Pickens' to bring to its present state

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Matt Lauer Tried, And Failed, To Get A $30M Parting Gift From NBC

Matt Lauer Tried, And Failed, To Get A $30M Parting Gift From NBC

09 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

Lauer wanted NBC to pay him for the remainder of his contract, which was worth $20 million a year and still had about a year and a half left before it ran out.

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Court Says The IRS Can Have Info From Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase On More Than 14,000 Users

Court Says The IRS Can Have Info From Bitcoin Exchange Coinbase On More Than 14,000 Users

07 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

The IRS has scored a big victory over Bitcoin exchange Coinbase over the matter of access to identifying records for more than 14,000 of the service's highest rollers – but they originally wanted a lot more than that.

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Amazon's Offices Were Next To A Pawn Shop And "Porno Parlor" Back In 1999

Amazon's Offices Were Next To A Pawn Shop And "Porno Parlor" Back In 1999

06 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

It might be easy to get the wrong idea about all this, and think that Bezos himself was a long way from the mega-billionaire he is today. But that's not really the case – he was still a very healthy billionaire in 1999.

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In 2010, Someone Bought A Pizza For 10,000 Bitcoins – Today Those Coins Would Be Worth $100 Million

In 2010, Someone Bought A Pizza For 10,000 Bitcoins – Today Those Coins Would Be Worth $100 Million

05 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

The exchange is believed to have been the first time bitcoins were used in a real-world financial transaction, and May 22nd is forever known to Bitcoin enthusiasts as Bitcoin Pizza Day.

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Bitcoin Has Seen Pretty Incredible Investment Returns Compared To Big Companies

Bitcoin Has Seen Pretty Incredible Investment Returns Compared To Big Companies

03 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

Right now, Bitcoin is seeing a definite good phase, and it can be at the very least interesting to take a look at how it's fared as a straightforward investment over the last ten years compared to big, successful publicly traded companies.

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LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Says His Philosophy Degree Helped Him More Than An MBA

LinkedIn Founder Reid Hoffman Says His Philosophy Degree Helped Him More Than An MBA

02 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

Hoffman makes it clear that philosophy and business aren't as different as one might think, since "philosophy is a study of how to think very clearly," which obviously has its uses in not just the business world but in myriad other aspects of life as well.

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Peter Thiel Sells Most Of His Stake In Facebook, Pockets Almost $30 Million

Peter Thiel Sells Most Of His Stake In Facebook, Pockets Almost $30 Million

01 Dec 2017 @ 4AM PST

Thiel chose to sell 73 percent of his stock in Facebook, which he was an early investor in as well as serving as a member of the social media giant's board since 2005. In more precise language, that comes to 160,805 shares.

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The 14 Countries That Have The Most Billionaires

The 14 Countries That Have The Most Billionaires

30 Nov 2017 @ 4AM PST

The US has a healthy lead of more than 200 billionaires more than China in the second place slot. But if China and India continue to gestate billionaires at current rates, it's only a matter of time before Asia overtakes North America on lists like this one.

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Michael Jordan's Game-Worn Air Jordan 1 Sneakers Sell For Record-Breaking Sum

Michael Jordan's Game-Worn Air Jordan 1 Sneakers Sell For Record-Breaking Sum

30 Nov 2017 @ 4AM PST

$55,000 is the most ever paid for a pair of sneakers in this style, but the buyer is apparently uninterested in soaking up any publicity from breaking that record.

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