Author: Bob McCullough

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.

The “Craig” on Craigslist is none other than Craig Newmark. His basic looking website has been one of the leading classified ad websites for over a decade now. Before becoming an internet entrepreneur, he worked as a programmer for firms like Charles Schwab, Bank of America, and IBM. Thanks to the success of Craigslist, Craig Newmark now has a net worth of $800 million. Early Life Newmark was raised in Morristown, New Jersey, with his younger brother, Jeff. His father Lee was a salesman and his mother Joyce was a bookkeeper. Sadly his father passed away when he was 13…

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Patrick Boyle is an author, hedge fund manager, and finance expert who runs a popular YouTube channel. He is a professor of finance at King’s College London and teaches Financial Derivatives and Portfolio Management. When he’s not lecturing or uploading videos, Boyle manages his hedge fund Palomar Capital Management. As of 2024, Patrick Boyle has a net worth of $2 million. Early Life Boyle was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1976, but grew up in Dublin as his family relocated there. In 2000, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Trinity College Dublin. Five years later, he…

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For some people, the key to living a rich, rewarding life is finding a suitable alter ego. That’s definitely been the case for Garrett Mitchell, who reinvented himself as Cleetus McFarland, often described as the most fascinating car guy on YouTube. This might sound like a somewhat superficial title, but it’s serious business. As of 2024, Cleetus McFarland has a net worth of $2 million. That’s a lot of money for just being a car guy. Early Days Born in 1995 in Omaha, Nebraska in 1995, Garrett studied to become a lawyer during his college days. That sounds like the…

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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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Brad Lea is an entrepreneur and businessman with a large following online. He’s become somewhat of a thought leader with his podcast, books, and courses. He made his money by founding LightSpeed VT, an interactive virtual training system. In 2024, Brad Lea has a net worth of $8 million. Early Life Lea was born in Cottage Grove, Oregon, on November 9, 1969 and is now 54 years old. He has four other siblings but didn’t grow up in a stable environment. When his parents split up, three siblings were taken to the orphanage. Eventually, his father got his life back…

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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 the investment and gaming world, but you may not be familiar with Keith Gill, the man behind the handle. As of 2024, Keith Gill has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Gill’s journey to becoming a multi-millionaire was 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 graduated from Stonehill College in…

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Being sick is already stressful enough, but getting lab results can be more draining. Everlywell resolves this by providing a way to perform health testing at home. Founder Julia Cheek appeared on Shark Tank and made a deal with Lori Greiner. It is now one of the most successful Shark Tank companies. As of 2024, Everlywell is worth $2.9 billion. Julia Cheek’s Background Hailing from Austin, Texas, Julia Cheek studied at Vanderbilt University and received her MBA with honors from Harvard Business School. In her early days, she was a world champion in horse riding before retiring in 2009. Her…

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Lucas Cruikshank is an internet personality famous for portraying the persona of Fred Figglehorn, a 6-year-old kid with anger management issues. During this time, YouTube was a small startup and Fred was one of the first breakout stars on the platform. But since retiring the character, fans are asking, what happened to Fred? Who is Lucas Cruikshank? Lucas “Fred” Cruikshank was born on August 29, 1993 in Columbus, Nebraska. Raised by Molly Jeanne and Dave Alan Cruikshank, he comes from a big family! The funnyman has seven siblings, five sisters and two brothers. He is of Scottish, German, and Irish…

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Nate O’Brien is a finance and lifestyle content creator who runs a popular YouTube channel. He is an entrepreneur and investor, teaching others how to start building wealth. As of 2024, Nate O’Brien has an estimated net worth of $2 million. Background Nate was born on March 3, 1999 and his father and grandfather had a significant impact on his life. Growing up, Nate watched his father work for the same company for over 40 years. On the other hand, his grandfather ran a successful landscaping business. He wanted to go down the entrepreneurial path and to emulate his grandfather’s…

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If you’re a fan of “Shark Tank,” part of the reason you like the show is the appeal of the basic concept. Who can resist the appeal of ordinary Joes, pitching their fledgling businesses to a group of rich panelists. But Shark Tank has a bit of a funky history, and there have always been rumors about what happens behind the scenes. What Cuban Says Mark Cuban has been one of the most prominent cast members on the show for years, and the billionaire definitely walks the walk when it comes to the wealth he’s accumulated. Cuban claims the show…

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