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.

Also known as the Mexican turnip, Jicama is a nutrient-rich root plant that can serve as a delicious snack. Xin and Melissa Colella-Wang, fell in love with the tasty veggie and started a food company based on it. They pitched their product on Shark Tank and got a deal with Barbara Corcoran. Jica Foods is now worth an estimated $5 million. The Founders Xin and his partner, Melissa Colella-Wang, are based in Rowland Heights, California. He studied illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology and has a master’s degree in package design from Pratt Institute. Melissa has a bachelor’s degree…

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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. It takes hard work and a lot of luck to be the exception to the rule but Kara and Nate Buchanan pulled it off. As of 2024, 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 1. YouTube -…

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When it comes to the fitness business, one of the best ways to make money is getting 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 over $100 million per year. As of 2024, Andy Frisella has an estimated net worth of $30 million. Early Days Frisella wasn’t ambitious as a child, and there were no signs he would become a multimillionaire. The 39-year old fitness entrepreneur was born in Missouri in 1984, and describes himself as unmotivated when it came to school, not to…

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Nowadays people are more conscious of germs and their personal hygiene. This is why Bob Mackey and Michael Green invented the Yono Clip, a suction hanger to keep belongings from touching dirty surfaces. They secured a deal on Shark Tank with Daymond John. As of 2024, Yono Clip is worth an estimated $400,000. The Founders’ Backgrounds Michael Green and Bob Mackey are from Atlanta, Georgia. Michael has a bachelor’s degree in English and Linguistics from Morehouse College. Since 2001, he has been an educator and president of Science for Everyone, Inc. Mackey dropped out of high school but later finished…

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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 unique ways, but you’ll have to travel a long way to find anyone who’s done it uniquely as Will Sonbuchner, aka Sonny Side. He’s the host of Best Ever Food Review Show, and is worth $2 million dollars, more or less, with a YouTube clan of 10.6 million followers. Early Days For someone who’s gotten to know a lot about food, Sonbuchner was surprisingly ignorant about the subject growing up in St. Cloud, Minnesota. His idea…

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Travel has been on the minds of many as the world has opened 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. This has given Beck 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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You probably think that pickup as a thing is dead. You may think they’re dated, maybe even anachronistic, and misogynist to boot. There’s a good chance you even cringe at the concept, not to mention the horde of gurus who’ll be happy to sell you their best “lines” for a price. Or maybe you’re into Erik von Markovik, the Canadian pickup artist who carved a career out of this kind of thing. Back in the day he was the king of pickup, going by the name of “Mystery,” and formed a group of guys to chat up women in nightclubs.…

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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, you’re on the right track. Pierogi acts as a Robin Hood-style vigilante acting on behalf of those who fall victim to various online scams. He claims to work in cybersecurity by day, then…

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There are many ways to fulfill the American dream, and some of those include doing jobs that most of us would rather avoid. Adam Weitsman has definitely done that as part of his path to amassing a $1.2 billion net worth from the scrap metal business. He’s the owner of Upstate Shredding – Weitsman Recycling, a business with $750 million dollars in annual revenue. Early Days 55-year old Weitsman was born and raised in Owego, New York and gave no signs that he was going to have a remarkable life early on. He majored in banking at Long Island University,…

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For most of the cast, Malcolm in the Middle was the springboard to a lucrative career. The best and brightest, Bryan Cranston, went on to star in Breaking Bad and become a household name. In comparison, Erik Per Sullivan has gone off the radar. He played Dewey in the hit series, which ran from 2000-2006. What is he Doing Now? He was out of acting by 2010, although there were rumors in 2009 that he was in a relationship with actress Daveigh Chase. Sullivan has kept a low profile and has avoided several Malcolm in the Middle cast reunions. He’s…

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