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 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 Apr 2020 @ 11AM PDT

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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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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A Deeper Look Into The Life Of Mansa Musa–The Richest Human Being Who Ever Lived

A Deeper Look Into The Life Of Mansa Musa–The Richest Human Being Who Ever Lived

07 May 2019 @ 12PM PDT

Step inside the world of Mansa Musa–the richest and most powerful human being who ever lived.

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How Paul Newman Accidentally Launched A $400 Million Charity Empire With A Bottle Of Homemade Salad Dressing

How Paul Newman Accidentally Launched A $400 Million Charity Empire With A Bottle Of Homemade Salad Dressing

07 May 2019 @ 7AM PDT

Paul Newman took a bottle of salad dressing and launched one of the most successful charitable organizations in the world. $400 million later, Newman's Own is saving the world one food product at a time.

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Think Billionaires Are Weird Today? No Billionaire Will Ever Top Howard Hughes In The Weird Department

Think Billionaires Are Weird Today? No Billionaire Will Ever Top Howard Hughes In The Weird Department

07 May 2019 @ 7AM PDT

Howard Hughes was so wealthy he could do just about anything. This included buying an entire casino so he could turn off their flashing neon sign.

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While Most Of Us Zone Out To Reality TV, Dutch Entrepreneur John de Mol Is Behind The Scenes Making BILLIONS

While Most Of Us Zone Out To Reality TV, Dutch Entrepreneur John de Mol Is Behind The Scenes Making BILLIONS

06 May 2019 @ 4AM PDT

John de Mol is the third richest person in the Netherlands. How'd he make his billions? Finance? Tech IPO? Nope and nope. John de Mol earned his fortune from reality TV.

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High School Dropout Berry Gordy Turned An $800 Loan Into Motown Records And A $400 Million Fortune

High School Dropout Berry Gordy Turned An $800 Loan Into Motown Records And A $400 Million Fortune

21 Apr 2019 @ 12PM PDT

It's hard to believe, but Berry Gordy is a high school drop-out who wanted to be a boxing star. He ended up changing American music forever and earning hundreds of millions of dollars along the way.

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