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10 Youngest Billionaires Of Our Time: How Did They Do It? (Infographic)

We love them, we hate them, we wish we had their money or we look up to them, whatever the emotions these phenomenal people inspire, one thing remains constant: They have enough money to turn our city into their ping…

From Poverty To A $3 Billion Fortune: The Incredible Rags-To-Riches Story of Oprah Winfrey

As a child, Oprah Winfrey wore potato sacks because clothing did not always fit into the budget of her poverty-stricken family. Today, Forbes estimates Winfrey’s net worth at $3 billion, and she is the only black woman on the publication’s list…

Tech Bubble Much? Uber Hits $40 Billion Valuation

One of the world’s biggest startups just got a hell of a lot bigger. According to The New York Times’ DealBook, Uber confirmed today that “a major round of venture financing” was underway, valuing this mind-blowing tech-company at about $40 billion. Now keep in mind that just…

Mega IPO: 3 Reasons Why Snapchat Is On Its Way To Becoming One Of The Worlds Biggest IPOs

Evan Spiegel truly impressed everyone in the tech-world when he turned down Facebook’s reported $3 billion acquisition offer in December 2013. At the time, I truly thought Spiegel was out of his mind – turning down that kind of money for an…

Too Poor To Succeed? How The Whatsapp Founders Went From Welfare To Billionaires

As an online generation, wired up to every single source of information within touch of a button, we have seen amazing ventures flourish into the spectacular, and regular average individuals blossom into iconic characters. We´re living in an era where…

The Billion Dollar Burger: From A Small NYC Kiosk To A Mind-Blowing IPO

If someone passed by your food kart and told you that one day your business would skyrocket to a $1 billion company, would you believe them or call them crazy? Guess you’ve never heard of Danny Meyer and his Shake…

Snapchat Valued At $10 Billion But Has Never Made Any Profit

After turning down Zuckerbergs’ check of an amazing  $3 billion, Evan Spiegel, the co-founder of Snapchat, had to explore other options – with the Chinese. As of now, Snapchat is currently dealing with Chinese investors who are giving the company a…

News Flash: Facebook’s $2 Billion Acquisition Of Oculus Is Officially Sealed

Yep, its finally official – Facebook now owns Oculus! But this really comes as no surprise as the $2 billion acquisition of this mind-blowing product has been going on since March, getting approved by regulators and whatnot. According to TechCrunch, the…

Startup From The Bottom: Here Is How Uber Started Out

Few are those companies who blow you away and make you wonder how a business can be so cool and so awesome. We have Apple, Facebook and Tesla, and then we had Uber come along. The only difference is: Uber…

Here Is How Angry Bird Started Out

Downloaded over 2 billion times, across all platforms available, in over 100 countries – as one out of 52 failed apps, talk about perseverance! Angry Bird is without a doubt one of the most successful and most downloaded apps in…

The Startup Formula That Will Make You Billions

We all wish there was a secret formula, a magical recipe, that poured down money from the heavens, establishing that financial freedom we all seek. Well, as there might not be a precise socio-economic formula for success, there is definitely…