Author: Simeon Ganzallo

Simeon Ganzallo

Simeon Ganzallo is a versatile writer with five years experience contributing to established publications across entertainment, celebrity, lifestyle and crypto. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and reading.

Going barefoot has many benefits, but doing so isn’t always appropriate. This is why Lena Phoenix and Steven Sashen designed Xero Shoes, a brand of minimalist footwear. The founders didn’t get a deal on Shark Tank, which was a missed opportunity for the Sharks. As of 2024, Xero Shoes is worth $20 million. About the Founders Lena Phoenix and Steven Sashen are a married couple and long-time business partners from Colorado, United States. Lena graduated from Naropa University, and Steven is an alumnus of Columbia University. Steven is a former All-American gymnast currently hailed as a Masters All-American sprinter, meaning…

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Frank Abagnale is famous for being portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the film Catch Me If You Can. Abagnale is a convicted felon notorious for allegedly working as a physician, police officer, and pilot without any qualifications. As of 2024, Frank Abagnale has a net worth of $10 million. Early Life Frank William Abagnale Jr. was born on April 27, 1948, to a French mother and an Italian father. He grew up in the Bronx, New York and his parents divorced when he was 15. After the divorce, he chose to live with his father in Mount Vernon, New York.…

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Haven Lock aims to transform the way we see home security. Instead of deadbolts, the company provides a smart wedge that rests at the base of a door. Founders Clay Banks and Alex Bertelli made one of the more memorable pitches on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2024, Haven Lock is worth $8 million. About the Founders Clay Banks and Alex Bertelli are both from Nashville, Tennessee. Alex is a decorated special operations helicopter pilot. After retiring from the U.S. Army, he pursued higher education and eventually earned an MBA from UNC Kenan. It was also…

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Chip and Joanna Gaines are a married couple and reality TV stars who rose to fame after starring in HGTV’s Fixer Upper. They started out by turning their home improvement business into an empire and are now household names in the home renovation industry. The real estate couple have a combined net worth of $50 million. Key Takeaways Substantial Net Worth: The Gaines couple boasts a combined net worth of $50 million, primarily built through their home renovation and real estate ventures. Magnolia Empire: Their business, Magnolia Homes, founded in 2003, expanded into a multifaceted empire including Magnolia Realty, Magnolia…

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Getting bullied because of your looks isn’t a pleasant experience, but Tania Speaks suffered from it throughout her childhood. And what did she do about it? She launched a self-titled organic beauty product line, pitched it on Shark Tank, and got a deal with billionaire Mark Cuban. As of 2024, Tania Speaks is worth $3 million. About the Founder Tania Speaks is from Baltimore, Maryland, and attended Hofstra University. Before this, she was bullied for having thick and bushy eyebrows from elementary through middle school. One day after school, she got tired of all the insults and decided to remove…

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Busking may be an uncommon way to make money, but it’s how Allie Sherlock became a millionaire. The singer shot to fame recording herself performing on the streets of Dublin and uploads the clips to her YouTube channel. As of 2024, Allie Sherlock has an estimated net worth of $3 million. Early Life Hailing from Cork, Ireland, Allie was born on April 7, 2005. Her mother died when she was aged nine, and her father, Mark Sherlock, has been her biggest supporter ever since. Allie began busking at 11 years old in her home city, but later moved to Grafton…

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Investing in crypto is too complicated for the average person, but it doesn’t have to be with Bundil. The app automatically invests a user’s spare change from daily spending. It was developed by software engineer Dmitri Love and he made a deal with Mr. Wonderful on Shark Tank. As of 2024, Bundil is worth $1.5 million. Dmitri Love’s Background Dmitri Love is from Cave Springs, Arkansas. While studying biochemistry at the University of Arkansas, he was a research scientist and a soccer player. But when he got a severe knee injury, he taught himself how to code. In 2016, he…

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One of the hardest things about going vegan is missing the taste of pork. Fortunately, plant-based meat products are slowly being introduced to the market. Amanda Stiles and Beth Zotter created Umaro, which is bacon that’s made with seaweed. After pitching it on Shark Tank, they got a deal with Mark Cuban. As of 2024, Umaro is worth $15 million. About the Founders Amanda Stiles is a research scientist from Berkeley, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Virginia Tech. At the same institution, she received her Ph.D. in plant molecular biology. Beth Zotter is from the San…

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Jason Calacanis is an entrepreneur, angel investor and podcaster. He initially became a notable figure during the dot-com bubble after selling his first startup. His most successful venture was co-founding Weblogs, Inc. Despite his success, most people know him as the host of the “All-In Podcast.” Manily due to angel investing, Jason Calacanis has accumulated a net worth of $100 million. Background Born on November 28, 1970, Jason grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He’s one of three children and is of Irish and Greek descent. After graduating in 1988, he studied psychology at Fordham University. In the mid-1990s, Jason…

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There’s a long list of shiny products that claim to help with losing weight, and Minus Cal bars is another addition. Founders, Crom Carmichael and Barrett Jacques claimed their new protein bar could block fat absorption. They pitched on Shark Tank but didn’t get a deal. As of 2024, Minus Cal is worth $0 as they went out of business. The Founders’ Backgrounds Raised in South Bend, Indiana, Crom Carmichael met Barrett Jacques when he moved to Nashville, Tennessee. Both men are alumni of Vanderbilt University, where Crom got a master’s degree and Barrett earned his business degree. Carmichael started…

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