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.

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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When it comes to entrepreneurs and motivation, few have more drive than Patrick Bet-David. The 44-year-old Iranian-American entrepreneur seems to get much of his drive from a stint in the US Army, which he joined right after high school, and that drive helped him to establish his fortune. As of 2022, Patrick Bet-David. has a net worth of $150 million. Bet-David was born in Iran in 1978 to parents of Armenian and Assyrian descent. He fled the country in the late 1980s with his father, and they lived in Germany for a brief period before moving to the US. After…

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One of the most unique ways to get rich and famous is to invent a scientific product that’s indispensable, and that’s definitely the case for Andy Hildebrand, the inventor of Auto-Tune, the pitch-correction software that’s been used for just about every chart-topping album that’s been made in the past 20 years. As reviled and loathed as Auto-Tune is by many, it’s made Hildebrand a rich man. As of 2022, Andy Hildebrand has a net worth of $20 million. So let’s explore his history as well as that of his unique creation. Early Days Hildebrand is the first to admit he…

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When it comes to rich guys who happen to be smart, they generally run a dime a dozen. Few are as smart in the unique way that Jimmy Wales is smart – he is the founder of Wikipedia, after all, and he certainly qualifies. As of 2022, Jimmy Wales has a net worth of $15 million. As you might expect, Wales has a unique tale to tell, and it goes beyond the sanitized version you could probably look up on Wikipedia. As rich as Wales is, he takes an annual salary of exactly $0 a year, and that alone makes…

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Back in the day, they were known as touts. Then they became wise guys, and slowly they evolved into insiders. Who are we talking about? Why, sports betting experts, of course. They’re the people who go beyond the odds and help you pick the winners. Those picks come at a nominal price, of course, and for “Vegas Dave,” aka Dave Oancea, those picks have helped make him rich. As of 2022, Vegas Dave has an estimated net worth of $20 million. The majority of his wealth has come from making some savvy moves in the memorabilia market. Early Life The…

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.When it comes to the fitness business, one of the best ways to make money is to get into the supplements game. Few have done it better than Andy Frisella. He’s the CEO of 1st Phorm International, a supplements company that makes $175 million per year. As of 2022, Andy Frisella has an estimated net worth of $30 million. He’s become a motivational speaker as well, so his story is well worth reviewing. Early Days Frisella definitely wasn’t very ambitious as a child, and there were no signs that he would go on to become a multimillionaire. The 37-year old…

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If you know anything about business podcasts, you’ve probably come across Shaan Puri’s name. That statement might also be true if you’re a Twitch type, or if you’ve heard of Blab, Bebo or Milk Road, which is Puri’s personal newsletter. He’s a busy guy, so let’s delve a little. Exactly how did Puri learn so much about investing and business, and more importantly, how did he build a net worth of $10 million? Early Life Puri was born in 1988, and he’s currently based in San Francisco. He graduated from Duke in 2010 with a degree in Biology and Chemistry,…

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There are many newcomers in the celebrity chef world, but very few originals who helped define it. Gordon Ramsay is definitely one of them. If someone decided to construct a Mount Rushmore of celebrity chefs, Ramsay’s chiseled facial profile would definitely be carved in stone. He’s had an interesting journey, so let’s see how Ramsay reached the top of the mountain and how he managed to build a net worth of $220 million! Early Life Ramsay was born in Scotland, in 1966 in Renfrewshire. He was raised in England, though, and some of his rough ways can be traced back…

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