Articles Written by Paula Wilson

Paula Wilson is a writer, director, production manager, and former professional dancer, originally from North America, who has worked as a performer or director in ten countries and sixteen states. When not writing for CNW, she serves as the Artistic Director of The International Partner Dance Intensive (www.tipdi.com). Follow her on Google+.


How Jay-Z Dropped Out Of High School, Dealt Drugs, Dodged Bullets… Then Earned A $1.3 Billion Fortune

How Jay-Z Dropped Out Of High School, Dealt Drugs, Dodged Bullets… Then Earned A $1.3 Billion Fortune

26 Jul 2021 @ 2PM PDT

How many high school dropout drug dealers go on to earn billion dollar fortunes? Just one: Jay-Z.

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A Teacher Predicted He'd End Up A Criminal Or A Millionaire. Instead Richard Branson Became An Intergalactic Multi-Billionaire

A Teacher Predicted He'd End Up A Criminal Or A Millionaire. Instead Richard Branson Became An Intergalactic Multi-Billionaire

11 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Richard Branson started his first business in the basement of a church and now he's developing space stations. This is his journey from struggling student to internationally powerful multi-billionaire.

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How A Shipwreck Off The Coast Of Jamaica In 1959 Changed Music Forever And Led To A Massive Fortune

How A Shipwreck Off The Coast Of Jamaica In 1959 Changed Music Forever And Led To A Massive Fortune

15 Jun 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Chris Blackwell is one of the most influential producers in the history of music. And believe it or not, his entire music career never would have happened without a near-death experience on a shipwrecked boat off the coast of Jamaica.

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If You Want To Make A Ton Of Money, Write A Beloved Children's Book. This Is The Story Of One Very Lucrative Caterpillar…

If You Want To Make A Ton Of Money, Write A Beloved Children's Book. This Is The Story Of One Very Lucrative Caterpillar…

26 May 2021 @ 10AM PDT

Eric Carle took a love of a nature and an understanding of childhood fear, and turned it into an enormously lucrative children's book phenomenon.

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How Two Doctors Saved A Generation From Polio Then Forfeited BILLIONS In Royalties… For The Good Of Humanity

How Two Doctors Saved A Generation From Polio Then Forfeited BILLIONS In Royalties… For The Good Of Humanity

09 Nov 2020 @ 5AM PST

Doctors Jonas Salk and Albert Sabin saved an entire generation from horrors of Polio. But more impressively, they both decided not to patent their creations and therefore forfeited billions in royalties.

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What's The Most Valuable Company In History?

What's The Most Valuable Company In History?

02 Aug 2020 @ 2PM PDT

What's The Most Valuable Company In History? Apple? Google? Maybe Exxon? These would all be very good guesses, but they don't even scratch the surface compared to one company…

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He Wrote The Most Recorded Song In Rock History, Then Sold His Rights For $750. Don't Worry, He Got Revenge Eventually…

He Wrote The Most Recorded Song In Rock History, Then Sold His Rights For $750. Don't Worry, He Got Revenge Eventually…

25 Dec 2019 @ 5PM PST

R&B musician Richard Berry wrote "Louie Louie", AKA the most recorded rock song of all time. He sold his rights for $750 and ended up homeless until something amazing happened…

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The Insane True Story Of theGlobe.com – Arguably The Biggest And Most Embarrassing Dotcom Failure of All Time

The Insane True Story Of theGlobe.com – Arguably The Biggest And Most Embarrassing Dotcom Failure of All Time

28 May 2019 @ 4AM PDT

During the dot-com bubble, theGlobe.com had the most successful IPO ever. It then became the most spectacular failure ever. So what went wrong?

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RIP "Grumpy Cat" :( You Wont Believe How Much Money This Feline Internet Celeb Generated During Her Life

RIP "Grumpy Cat" :( You Wont Believe How Much Money This Feline Internet Celeb Generated During Her Life

17 May 2019 @ 7AM PDT

We are so sad to hear about the passing of "Grumpy Cat". You will be missed… by your owners especially.

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When Bob Hope Died Some Thought He Was A Billionaire – How Much Was He Actually Worth?

When Bob Hope Died Some Thought He Was A Billionaire – How Much Was He Actually Worth?

10 May 2019 @ 5AM PDT

Bob Hope's long lasting popularity earned him millions of fans and millions of dollars, but how much was he worth at the end of it all?

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