Author: Bob McCullough

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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.

Making a mark in the world of appearances is hard. It goes beyond looks and into a combination of luck and hard work. Jeannie Mai has definitely done the work, and she’s had her share of luck to go with it. The result is that she’s been able to establish herself as a genuine star, with so many premiere gigs that it’s hard to guess where she’ll turn up next beyond her own show. Her journey has definitely been a process, so let’s trace her path. In some ways, it’s a blueprint rags-to-riches story of how to make it in…

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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, who’s been described as the most fascinating and popular car guy on YouTube. This might sound like a somewhat superficial title, but it’s serious business. Car guys are everywhere on YouTube, and climbing the ladder is a dog-eat-dog affair. The serious business side has to do with Mitchell’s wealth. As of 2022, Cleetus McFarland has a net worth of $2 million. That’s a lot of money for just being…

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Many couples want to travel, and plenty would love to get paid to do it. But the road from paying for exotic travel to getting paid to do it is paved with broken bank accounts, so it takes hard work and a lot of luck to end up being the exception to the rule. But Kara and Nate Buchanan pulled it off. As of 2022, Kara and Nate have an estimated net worth of $2 million. Their journey has been fascinating so let’s take a look at how they managed to see the world and become wealthy. Main Income Sources…

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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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