Author: Bob McCullough

Bob McCullough is an experienced author, journalist and freelance writer. As a journalist he's worked for the Boston Globe, the Boston Phoenix, the LA Times, and Publishers Weekly.

For some foodies, the path to their career happens in a roundabout way. That’s defiantly the case for Molly Yeh, the cookbook author who has parlayed her love of food and cooking to amass a fortune. As of 2022, Molly Yeh has a net worth of $9 million. Early Life Molly Yeh was born in 1989 in Glenview, Ohio, which is a suburb of Chicago. She definitely had an interesting parental mix, as Yeh is of Jewish and Chinese descent. Yeh grew up with artistic inclinations. She attended the Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, and Yeh was a member of two…

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On the surface, you’d think that being born into a royal family would be a serious impediment to business success. That doesn’t seem to be the case at all for George Farmer, though, as the UK businessman has amassed a net worth of $180 million, with a relatively small amount of that sum stemming from his royal background. His path definitely isn’t that of a typical businessman, so let’s trace his journey. It comes with a surprising number of twists and turns, and he’s managed to make himself a political powerhouse in the UK. Early Days George Farmer was born…

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If you’re a gamer or a Wall Street investor, you’re probably familiar with the handle “Roaring Kitty.” You likely know about the uproar it caused in both the investment and the gaming world, but you may not be familiar with Keith Gill, the man behind the handle. As of 2022, Keith Gill has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Gill’s journey to becoming a multi-millionaire wasn’t atypical, so let’s trace the path of this unique investor. Early Days Keith Gill’s early upbringing was both innocuous and normal. He was born in 1986 in Brockton, Massachusetts, and he graduated from…

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Wall Street success stories come in all kinds of sizes, colors and variations, but Ryan Cohen’s story is definitely one of the more unusual ones. He’s the founder of Chewy, the well-known pet-based e-Commerce company that recently made him a billionaire. As of 2022, Ryan Cohen has a net worth of $2 billion. Cohen’s journey to acquire this wealth wasn’t an easy one, so let’s trace the path of this unique Canadian billionaire. Early Days Ryan Cohen was born into a Jewish family in Montreal in the mid-80s, and his father was an entrepreneur who ran a glassware company. The…

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If you’re a foodie, you probably know Guy Fieri’s name. Heck, even if you’re not a foodie, you probably still know Fieri’s name. He’s one of the most famous restaurateurs out there, and given the success of the TV aspect of his career, there are times when it seems like he’s everywhere. Fieri’s food empire has allowed him to build wealth beyond his wildest imagination. As of 2022, Guy Fieri has a net worth of $50 million. Early Days Fieri was actually born in Columbus, Ohio in 1968, but he grew up in Humboldt County, California. He immediately displayed a…

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Lots of rich guys think they can run for office and be successful politicians. They’ve run companies, after all, so how much harder could running a government be? This kind of “what could possibly go wrong?” scenario applies to the vast majority of rich wannabe politicos, but Andrew Yang set himself off from the herd by offering free money to everyone as part of his campaign. The idea was to create a safety net for everyone, rich or poor, and it made Yang wildly popular for a brief stretch. His fanciful version of financial equality didn’t work, but it resulted…

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If you’re a fan of “Shark Tank,” part of the reason you like the show is due to the appeal of the basic concept. Who can resist the appeal of ordinary Joes and Janes, pitching their fledgling businesses and business ideas to a group of rich panelists, who give the idea or concept a thumbs up or down based on their success? But Shark Tank has a bit of a funky history, and there have always been rumors about hinky double dealings happening behind the scenes, which is hardly surprising given the amount of money the principles on screen represent…

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If you were a fan of the original “Shark Tank” back in the day, you probably remember Kevin Harrington as one of the most successful early Sharks. He wasn’t on the show for all that long, but he did make some great investments and showed impressive business acumen. As of 2022, Kevin Harrington has an estimated net worth of $400 million. Early Days In many ways, Kevin Harrington was born to go into business. The entrepreneur was born and raised in Cincinnati, and his father ran a successful Italian restaurant. Dad started Kevin’s business training at an early age, and…

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There comes a moment in the life of every career politician when moral imperatives intersect with the demands of political expediency. Most cede to the latter, but Liz Cheney definitely isn’t most politicians. Depending on which side of the fence you’re on, Cheney is either an authentic American hero or a vile villain. It takes some unusual twists and turns to shape that kind of journey. As of 2022, Liz Cheney has a net worth of $15 million. So let’s take an up close and personal look at how all of that played out for the senior representative from Wyoming.…

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For some men, recognition enters their lives in mostly predictable ways. They become sports stars or famous politicians. Or maybe they become part of an important news event by being in the right place at the right time and acting as heroes. It’s safe to say that very few imagine achieving fame as the husband of one of the stars of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey, but that’s what happened to Luis Ruelas when he married Teresa Guidice. As that sentence implies, it’s an unusual journey, so let’s examine the path Ruelas took to become a famous Real Housewives…

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