Global wealth inequality is 'founded on sexism': Oxfam International

Global wealth inequality is ‘founded on sexism’: Oxfam International

Wealth inequality is also a story of gender inequality. Or more precisely, wealth inequality is in part because of gender inequality, according to Oxfam International’s latest report on global inequality, released Sunday. There were 2,153 billionaires in 2019, and together they have the same amount of wealth as of the poorest 4.6 billion people in the … Read more…

17-year-old discovers planet on third day of internship with NASA

17-year-old discovers planet on third day of internship with NASA

During his junior year at Scarsdale High School in New York, Wolf Cukier landed a two-month internship with NASA. So during the summer of 2019, he traveled down to NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. His first assignment was to examine variations in star brightness captured by NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, known … Read more…

Multimillion-dollar mansion has a tequila lounge, moat

Multimillion-dollar mansion has a tequila lounge, moat

This 28,000-square-foot, $65 million mega-mansion in Bel Air is one of the most expensive homes currently on the market in Los Angeles. It has a moat, 160-foot swimming pool, a glass wine room and a full-service hair and nail salon in the master suite – and that’s just the beginning. The $65 million mega-mansion is … Read more…

Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg at Costco

Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg at Costco

Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people in the world — but the Facebook founder and CEO apparently shops at bulk, discount mecca Costco. Friday, celebrity news website TMZ published a photo of the 35-year-old tech titan shopping at a Costco, reportedly in Mountain View, California on Dec. 13, according to the site. Zuckerberg, … Read more…

Money advice from Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett and other experts

Money advice from Mark Cuban, Warren Buffett and other experts

There’s a lot of money advice out there to sort through. To make your life easier, CNBC Make It rounded up some of the smartest things personal finances experts and self-made millionaires and billionaires had to say about earning more and growing your wealth this year. Here are five helpful pieces of advice that Mark … Read more…

Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic with a board and $39 flights

Richard Branson started Virgin Atlantic with a board and $39 flights

A canceled flight, in many of us, inspires frustration and anger. And for billionaire Richard Branson, it’s no different. Only when the British entrepreneur was met with a cancelled flight in the early 80s, it inspired another response, too: A new business idea. Branson — already a successful businessman, having formed Virgin Records some years … Read more…

How home workout technology changed over the past 10 years

How home workout technology changed over the past 10 years

The same way that Jane Fonda’s iconic VHS workout and “The Richard Simmons Show” are synonymous with the 80s, and the 90s conjures images of Suzanne Somers’ ThighMaster and step aerobics, the 2010s will be remembered for Peloton bikes, activity trackers and social networks devoted to fitness. While people are still working out in gyms … Read more…

How many hours of sleep do successful people get each night

How many hours of sleep do successful people get each night

Accomplished people from Apple CEO Tim Cook to singer Dolly Parton claim that waking up extremely early is the key to making the most out of a workday. But when it comes to productivity, success and health, getting a solid night’s sleep is just as important. Tobias Lutke, founder and CEO of the e-commerce company … Read more…

What Bill Gates gave his 2019 Reddit Secret Santa

What Bill Gates gave his 2019 Reddit Secret Santa

Bill Gates has outdone himself yet again: For Reddit’s annual Secret Santa gift exchange, in which Reddit users are matched up with Internet strangers to give presents, the billionaire shipped an 81-pound package to one lucky recipient, u/szor. Gates, who lives in Washington, sent the package via Fedex overnight “across eight shipment zones,” Szor posted … Read more…

How Okta CEO Todd McKinnon convinced wife he should leave Salesforce

How Okta CEO Todd McKinnon convinced wife he should leave Salesforce

Okta co-founders Frederic Kerrest (left) and Todd McKinnon Okta As the 2010s come to a close, Okta co-founder Todd McKinnon leads a $14.6 billion company at the center of the rapidly expanding cloud economy. His personal stock is worth about $640 million. It almost never happened. In late 2008, as the economy suffered through its … Read more…