Author: Charles Judd

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Charles graduated from the University of Mindanao and has 3 years experience covering celebrity news, net worth and reality TV. His work has featured in Yahoo, the Sun and Rutgers Business School. In his free time, he enjoys coding and watching Shark Tank!

Pieter Levels is an unconventional entrepreneur, not just for his remarkable success but also for his approach to both coding and business. With this unique philosophy, Levels has managed to carve out a highly profitable niche for himself online. Born in The Netherlands, Levels is a self-taught developer and makes over $2 million per year hiring part-time contractors. The 37 year old has no degree in programming but has an MBA. The quirky coder is active on Twitter and has built a strong following online. Levels’ journey into web development began as a teenager. His first online venture was an…

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Shark Tank captures the dreams and nightmares of entrepreneurship and has become a staple of Friday night television. Fans would be surprised to find out the journey from pitch to paycheck isn’t always smooth sailing. With adrenaline pumping and cameras rolling, deals are struck, and dreams are seemingly realized. But how many of these handshakes actually translate to closed deals? In reality, it’s roughly half. According to Shark Robert Herjavec, “In general, probably about 50% of the deals close”. So why do half of these deals fall through? The reasons vary and have evolved over the years. In the show’s…

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In the golden age of content creation, influencers are everywhere. Influencers in the Wild is a satirical platform that shares a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of influencers creating content. Resch got the opportunity to pitch his board game on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2024, Influencers in the Wild is worth an estimated $5 million. George Resch’s Background George “Tank” Resch is a social media personality in his own right. Previously, he was a humble fence salesman from Smithtown, New York. He graduated with a degree in Communication from Farmingdale State University in New York.…

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Diving into the tumultuous world of Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Kitchen Nightmares’, we traverse through a culinary rollercoaster, exploring the fates of the restaurants that dared to invite the fiery chef into their kitchens. From thriving success stories to heartbreaking closures, every eatery has a tale to tell. Let’s take a look at which restaurants are still in business! Click on a season below to jump to the relevant section! Season 1 – 100% closed down Season 2 – 100% closed down Season 3 – 82% closed down Season 4 – 83% closed down Season 5 – 71% closed down Season 6…

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In the world of internet fame, few stories are as captivating as that of Shoenice. Real name Chris Schewe, the comedian was once a beloved YouTuber with a penchant for daring stunts, Shoenice has now retreated from the limelight following some controversies. In this article, we take a closer look at the rise and fall of Shoenice, revealing what he’s been up to lately. The Rise of Shoenice Shoenice’s adventure started in 2008 when his son convinced him to join YouTube. He gained notoriety in 2011 after sharing a video of himself consuming an entire roll of toilet paper in…

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On May 6, 2010, the US stock market experienced one of the most dramatic events in its history: the Flash Crash. Within minutes, the Dow Jones suddenly plunged 1,000 points, wiping off a trillion dollars of the value of US companies. Luckily the markets soon recovered. Five years later, the enigmatic figure of Navinder Singh Sarao emerged as one of the individuals behind this incident. Navinder Sarao, a British trader operating from his parents’ suburban home in Hounslow, West London, was accused of contributing to the 2010 Flash Crash. In 2015, the US Department of Justice charged Sarao with commodities…

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Mental health is being emphasized now more than ever. See The Way I See is a clothing brand that supports this movement. It has become known for its sweatshirts featuring reassuring short messages on their sleeves. They also sell other fashion items of a similar nature. Founder Sophie Nistico, pitched her company on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2024, See The Way I See is worth an estimated $3 million. Sophie Nistico’s Background Sophie Nistico hails from Trumbull, Connecticut and studied health science at Sacred Heart University. Not long after graduating, she started her own business.…

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Bleni Blends has brought something new to the vending machine industry. Instead of the usual snacks and drinks, their vending machines sell smoothies and iced coffees. Founders Peter and Stuart Shapiro got a deal with Lori Greiner and Daniel Lubetzky. As a result, Bleni Blends is now worth an estimated $3 million. The Shapiro’s Brothers Peter and Stuart Shapiro are from Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. Peter has an MBA from Temple University, while Stuart holds a BSM from Tulane University. Both had promising careers before pursuing entrepreneurship. At first, Peter was the VP of Enrollment Management at Tulane University, and Stuart was…

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Erik Conover is a YouTuber, actor and filmmaker who enjoys documenting his adventures. In addition to travel videos, Erik’s channel is known for the series giving people a glimpse into luxury properties. Previously Conover worked as a real estate broker in New York at Nest Seekers. As a full-time content creator, Erik Conover has a net worth of $2 million. Early Life Conover was born on October 21, 1989, in Pomona, New Jersey. For college, Erik went to Northeastern University in Boston and studied Communication and Media, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2013. After graduating, he left for New York…

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Using your phone while doing outdoor activities is a hassle, especially those that require you to wear gloves. Chubby Buttons is a bluetooth remote that allows you to control your phone while wearing gloves. Founders Justin Barad and Mike Cherkezian pitched on Shark Tank but couldn’t get a deal. Clearly their pitch didn’t press the right buttons! Now, Chubby Buttons is worth an estimated $2.5 million. The Founders Justin Barad hails from New York City, and studied chemistry at NYU. Barad has worked in business development at companies such as Rover Diagnostics, Fooda, and Boomerang, Inc. You could tell from…

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