Articles Written by Paula Wilson

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+.


This Child of Slaves Grew Up to Become America's First Female Millionaire

This Child of Slaves Grew Up to Become America's First Female Millionaire

29 Sep 2016 @ 10AM PDT

Madam CJ Walker went from being the child of slaves to America's first female millionaire. Her remarkable story is a reminder that anything is possible.

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How Folorunsho Alakija Went From Humble Secretary To Multi-Billionaire Oil Tycoon

How Folorunsho Alakija Went From Humble Secretary To Multi-Billionaire Oil Tycoon

23 Sep 2016 @ 12PM PDT

Folorunsho Alakija is the richest black woman in the world. She's also a former secretary and fashion designer. How'd she pull this incredible feat off? By fighting her way to the top, tooth and nail.

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The 10 Wealthiest Landowners in the United States

The 10 Wealthiest Landowners in the United States

17 Sep 2016 @ 9AM PDT

Owning land is big business, and these 10 people probably own whatever land you're standing on right now.

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How Bill Gates Makes $1 Million Per Day Just For Waking Up

How Bill Gates Makes $1 Million Per Day Just For Waking Up

16 Sep 2016 @ 12PM PDT

Bill Gates is the wealthiest man in the world. He's so wealthy in fact, that he makes $1 million per day, simply by existing.

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How Elvis Presley Died Nearly Broke Then Became One Of The Richest Dead Celebrities Of All Time

How Elvis Presley Died Nearly Broke Then Became One Of The Richest Dead Celebrities Of All Time

16 Sep 2016 @ 12PM PDT

Elvis Presley sold more singles than anyone else since recordings began. However, he died with only $5 million to show for it. What went wrong? His rockstar life is a cautionary tale for all young celebrities.

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How Jay-Z Dropped Out Of High School, Dealt Drugs, Dodged Bullets… Then Earned A $700 Million Fortune

How Jay-Z Dropped Out Of High School, Dealt Drugs, Dodged Bullets… Then Earned A $700 Million Fortune

15 Sep 2016 @ 12PM PDT

How many high school dropout drug dealers go on to earn $700 million fortunes? Just one: Jay-Z.

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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

01 Sep 2016 @ 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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Violent Military Coups, Mysterious Family Murders And Immense Wealth And Power. The Life Of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Of Thailand

Violent Military Coups, Mysterious Family Murders And Immense Wealth And Power. The Life Of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Of Thailand

13 Aug 2016 @ 12PM PDT

The King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej, is the richest and longest serving monarch in the world. His country was also just seized in a military coup. What will happen to the country when he's gone?

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Back In 1998, This Stanford Professor Gave Two Students $100k To Build A Search Engine. Guess How That Turned Out…

Back In 1998, This Stanford Professor Gave Two Students $100k To Build A Search Engine. Guess How That Turned Out…

27 Jul 2016 @ 3PM PDT

This college professor decided to invest in his students' tech start-up. That proved to be the best $3.3 billion decision he could have ever made.

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Forget Tyler Perry And Oprah. Byron Allen Is The Most Successful Black Person In Hollywood… And You've Probably Never Heard His Name.

Forget Tyler Perry And Oprah. Byron Allen Is The Most Successful Black Person In Hollywood… And You've Probably Never Heard His Name.

06 Jun 2016 @ 11AM PDT

Byron Allen produces 32 television shows, runs a massively successful studio, and is worth $400 million. So why haven't you heard of him?

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