Wealth

Matthew McConaughey speaks onstage during HISTORYTalks Leadership & Legacy presented by HISTORY at Carnegie Hall on February 29, 2020 in New York City. Noam Galai | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey has said that taking time off from Hollywood, in what he called an “unbranding phase,” actually helped revitalize his
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Bill Gates’ annual summer reading list has a theme for 2021: “the complicated relationship between humanity and nature,” he writes in a blog post announcing the list, released Monday. “Maybe it’s because everyone’s lives have been upended by a virus,” Gates writes. “Or maybe it’s because I’ve spent the last couple months talking about what
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Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is very bullish on the future of DeFi, or decentralized finance, and DAOs, or decentralized automated organizations. “There are a lot of financial institutions that should be concerned,” Cuban wrote in a blog post on Sunday. For one, “banks should be scared,” he wrote. For context, DeFi applications aim to recreate traditional
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As some nuclear power companies continue to shut down nuclear reactors for reasons ranging from economic woes to safety concerns, Bill Gates is bullish on nuclear power as a clean energy solution to climate change. Gates, who is also an investor in nuclear power, told the Nuclear Energy Institute’s Nuclear Energy Assembly on Wednesday that
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Today, William Tanuwijaya is a formidable force. As CEO of e-commerce site Tokopedia, the 39-year-old is one-quarter of the leadership of the newly- merged GoTo Group ’ Indonesia’s most valuable technology company. But his business may never have come to be if it weren’t for his determination in the face of critics. “Tokopedia’s story almost
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Nearly half of millennial millionaires have at least 25% of their wealth in cryptocurrencies, as the crypto boom continues to create wealth for young, early adopters, according to the CNBC Millionaire Survey. Fully 47% of millennial millionaires surveyed have more than 25% of their wealth in cryptocurrencies, according to the survey of 750 investors with
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When it comes to fame and infamy, former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes has apparently cornered the market. Internet sellers are cashing in on mugs, T-shirts and even shower curtains in the weeks before her criminal fraud trial starts in August. A review of online stores shows more than 50 listings of Holmes and Theranos merchandise
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The off-price retailer Saks Off Fifth has teamed up with The Phluid Project to create a line of gender-fluid apparel, coinciding with Pride Month. Source: Saks Off Fifth For Christina McCann, shopping at the mall involves sifting through the women’s and the men’s aisles in search of the perfect outfit. McCann, who is nonbinary, often
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Kevin Aluwi and William Tanuwijaya recently made Indonesian history. As founding members of GoTo Group, the 30-somethings are responsible for creating Indonesia’s newest and most valuable tech company after merging their ride-hailing and e-commerce start-ups in the country’s biggest-ever business deal. The combined entity contributes 2% to Indonesia’s GDP via its various business lines including
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Billionaire Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square, is extremely bullish on the future of bitcoin, the largest cryptocurrency by market value. “Bitcoin changes absolutely everything,” Dorsey said Friday at the Bitcoin 2021 Conference. “I don’t think there is anything more important in my lifetime to work on.” In fact, “if I were not at
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Five years ago, Lindsay McCormick was working as a TV producer on HGTV’s “House Hunters.” She was traveling the country, living out of a suitcase, and relying heavily on travel-size toiletries. “I kept going through toothpaste tubes and I was just like, this feels so wasteful,” McCormick says. An avid surfer and former surf instructor,
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When comparing different blockchains, billionaire Mark Cuban looks at a few specific characteristics before investing. “Most people look at speed and cost compared to BTC [bitcoin] or ETH [ethereum],” Cuban tells CNBC Make It. “While those things can be important, I look at blockchains as networks with development platforms via smart contracts.”  Cuban is referring
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Elizabeth Holmes, founder and former chief executive officer of Theranos, center, exits U.S. federal court in San Jose, California on May 6, 2021. Nina Riggio | Bloomberg | Getty Images In the case of Elizabeth Holmes apparently all publicity isn’t good publicity. Attorneys for the former Theranos CEO are citing widespread negative coverage as a
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Though billionaire investor Ray Dalio, founder of the world’s largest hedge fund, Bridgewater Associates, has previously expressed concern about the future of bitcoin, he has also noted that the cryptocurrency earned his respect. Now, he reveals, “I have some bitcoin,” Dalio told CoinDesk during its 2021 Consensus conference. The interview was recorded on May 6
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