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.

At first glance, marrying a guy like Elon Musk would seem to be every gold digger’s – oops, sorry, every gal’s – dream come true. It comes with no worries that the plastic will ever max out, and the lifestyle choices include being able to reach for the stars, both literally and figuratively. As Justine Musk found out, though, the gig’s not as easy as it looks. Elon has cycled through a lot of wives over the years, but at least Justine can lay claim to being the first. Marrying Elon has helped make her a rich woman, but there’s…

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Most lawyers want to win big cases. Some want to set legal precedents, or establish themselves as legislators. Others want to get rich and become celebrities, but they know full well that the profession often doesn’t lend itself to that, and most fail to climb that mountain. Not Judy Sheindlin. The woman who eventually became known as Judge Judy has flipped the legal celebrity game completely upside down, although she definitely didn’t become a lawyer with that in mind. So let’s trace her journey. Sheindlin really did chart a remarkable path to fame and fortune, and to many ordinary people,…

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If you’re a fan of “Stranger Things,” you likely know Brett Gelman as the guy who provides comic relief as a rather, um, “special” ex-journalist and conspiracy theorist whose appearances have become an integral part of the show’s success. If you’re a Gelman fan, though, you know him as a formidable comedic talent who has an amazingly long resume that many comics and actors would love to match. Gelman has been picked up as a regular for Season 4 of “Stranger Things,” so let’s take a quick journey through the twists and turns of his comedic career. Early Days Gelman…

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Not many actors get to break out the way Joe Keery did. Until 2016, the then-24 year old actor was experiencing a typical actor’s journey, trying to gain a foothold through various commercials, guest appearances and smaller roles in obscure movies. Then Stranger Things happened, and all bets were off. Kerry’s popularity skyrocketed when he took on the role of Steve Harrington, and it didn’t take long for that role, which was only supposed to last for the first season, to get continued. As a result, Joe Keery has a net worth of $4 million in 2022 and earns $250,000…

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If you’ve ever been hit up or torched by an internet scam, you’ve probably thought a lot about revenge. Fantasized about it, too. There’s a good chance you’ve imagined yourself in the same room or on the phone with your scammer, doing the same things to them that they did to you. Or maybe you’ve just watched Kitboga. He’s a Twitch streamer with a YouTube channel and a ton of followers, not to mention a serious net worth of about $1 million. He’s done all this by using his software engineering career to build the skills to hunt down scammers.…

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We all live for food in one way or another, and many of us live to travel, too. Some people live for both in very unique ways, but you’ve have to travel a long way to find anyone who’s done it quite as uniquely as Will Sonbuchner, aka Sonny Side. He’s the host of Best Ever Food Review Show, and he’s worth a lot of money – $2 million dollars, more or less, with a YouTube clan of over 5 million followers. Early Days For someone who’s gotten to know a lot about food, Sonbuchner was surprisingly ignorant about the…

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If you want to become a successful YouTuber these days, you’ve gotta have a great gimmick. That means getting a great name for starters, and it’s hard to beat Scammer Payback. But it’s not just a superb name, Scammer Payback is what he does. He also goes by the nickname “Pierogi,” so if you’re getting the idea that he’s not exactly eager to do a full reveal or bio, you’re on the right track. The story he puts out there is that he’s a Robin Hood-style vigilante acting on behalf of those who fall victim to various online scams. He…

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Travel has been on the minds of many as the world begins to open up again, and that preoccupation has made many curious about Eva zu Beck and her unusual story. There’s plenty to unpack, including a rags-to-riches saga about how zu Beck made it in the industry by taking a fascinating entrepreneurial approach to the travel game. That led to an estimated net worth of $1 million before a series of controversies marred her previously-charmed career, so let’s dig into the details of her story and find out how it all unfolded. Background Eva zu Beck was born in…

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For many actresses who start their careers doing films that are originally in Spanish, making the transition to English, Hollywood and the US market can be an uphill battle. Not for Ana de Armas, however. The 32-year old Spanish-Cuban actress has used her talent, beauty and work ethic to make the transition look relatively easy, and she’s well on her way to being a household name. As of 2022, Ana de Armas has a net worth of $4 million. Background De Armas grew up in Havana, Cuba, and her full name, Ana Celia De Armas Caso, is definitely a mouthful.…

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Have Turkish celebrity chefs become a new foodie cult? If you’ve followed their antics lately, you might be inclined to say yes, especially if you follow the antics of Burak Ozdemir, aka CZN, who’s definitely one of the contenders for the throne. Flamboyance is the key to success in their world, and Ozdemir has some great trikcs that have helped him become wealthy. As of 2022, Burak Ozdemir has an estimated net worth of $11 million. Before we get to the good stuff, though, let’s take a look at his background and see how he got here. Background Ozdemir was…

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