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.

Nicknamed “The Phenom” and “The Tiger Woods of Poker”, it’s no surprise Phil Ivey is rated as one of the top poker players in the world. Ivey has one World Poker Tour title and ten World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelets to his name. Given his success on the poker table, Phil is now the second richest poker player around. As of 2024, Phil Ivey has a net worth of $100 million. Early Life Phillip Dennis Ivey Jr. was born on February 1, 1977. and was raised in Riverside, California. Here he spent some of his childhood hanging out with…

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If you’re a fan of “The Joe Rogan Experience,” you’ve noticed Jamie Vernon, aka Young Jamie quietly working behind the scenes. The podcast producer’s job is to ensure everything runs smoothly and of course, pull up random videos for Rogan. But you probably don’t know much about his journey, and you’re probably curious about how much Rogan pays him! Fans estimate that Vernon makes $125,000 to $150,000 per year. Getting paid a six figure salary and working closely with Joe Rogan is a dream job for many. Vernon’s unique journey as part of Rogan’s crew began in 2013, when he…

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Lex Fridman is a computer scientist, MIT researcher and podcaster. Born in Russia and now a proud American, Fridman has been able to cultivate a significant following through his engaging podcast, where he frequently hosts renowned personalities such as Elon Musk, Joe Rogan, and Mark Zuckerberg. Despite his public persona, many aspects of Fridman’s life and career remain unknown to his audience. Who is Lex Fridman? Alexei Fedotov was born on August 15, 1983 in Chkalovsk, Russia. Despite his youthful appearance, he is nearly 40 years old! His father Alexander Fridman is a famous plasma physicist and served as a…

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Seasoned financial journalist Charles Payne provides insightful but sometimes questionable market tips on his Fox Business show “Making Money with Charles Payne”. Previously, he was a Wall Street analyst who founded the Wall Street Strategies research firm. As of 2024, Charles Payne has a net worth of $12 million. Early Life Hailing from New York City, Charles was born on November 15, 1960. Not much is known about his early years, but he revealed that he always wanted to work in finance as a kid. However, before his career in finance began, he joined the United States Air Force at…

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If you’re a fan of the hit Netflix series, Ozark, then you’ve almost certainly enjoyed the acting skills of Sofia Hublitz. who plays Charlotte, the daughter of Marty and Wendy Byrde. She’s become a star as a member of the notorious, problematic Byrde family. Fans of Hublitz got to see her play an important role in season 4, which unfortunately was Ozark’s swan song. But there’s more to Sofia Hublitz than just her supporting role in Ozark. Foodies may remember her as a prominent contestant in MasterChef Junior, where she ran afoul of Gordon Ramsey after making a mistake in…

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21-year-old Gaten Matarazzo plays the lovable Dustin Henderson in the hit series Stranger Things. Fans of the show will have noticed that Dustin appears to be missing his front teeth. In the first episode of the show, bullies insult Justin’s toothless grin but he quickly snapbacks stating “his teeth are still coming in”. Cleidocranial Dysplasia It turns out in real life, Gaten suffers from cleidocranial dysplasia, a genetic disorder that affects the growth of bones, mainly his teeth and collarbones. CCD is very rare and only impacts 1 in 1,000,000 as verified by Johns Hopkins Medicine. The average person has…

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It’s one of the ultimate physique memes on the Internet, so much so that people have questioned the existence of the person who’s behind it. Ernest Khalimov is the supposed originator behind the GigaChad meme, which is listed on Instagram as berlin.1969, and the account has around 1 million followers. As best anyone can tell, Khalimov is 54 and lists himself as a Russian fitness trainer and model. The earliest images of him first surfaced in 2017, but a Russian photographer named Krista Sudmalis has traced his online origins back to 2015. Sudmalis appears to have an intriguing ulterior motive…

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Muff Waders are the first bib overalls that can hold cans or bottles of your favorite drink, so you can work and play. It’s a fun clothing idea that was pitched on Shark Tank by founders Garret Lamp and Taylor Nees. Sadly, they didn’t get a deal but the company was later acquired. As of 2024, Muff Waders is worth an estimated $500,000. About the Founders Taylor “Earl” Nees and Garret “Buddy” Lamp are childhood friends and grew up in Holstein, Iowa. They grew up in a small town and had similar dreams. Buddy studied advertising at Iowa State University,…

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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 tricks that have helped him become wealthy. As of 2024, 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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One of the most unique ways to get rich is inventing a scientific product that’s indispensable, and that’s definitely the case for Andy Hildebrand, the inventor of Auto-Tune. The pitch-correction software has been used for nearly every chart-topping album made in the past 20 years. As loathed as Auto-Tune is by many, it made Hildebrand a rich man. As of 2024, 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 wasn’t a normal kid. He was an easily-distracted…

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