Wealth

Investors often reject startups for sloppy pitches or unprofitable business models. On Friday’s episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank,” billionaire Mark Cuban left a deal in less than two on-screen minutes for a different reason: the “dumbest marketing move ever.” The company in question, a Los Angeles-based car air freshener company called Ride FRSH, was on
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This holiday season, billionaire Bill Gates is gifting you a list of five books to read while you’re hopefully enjoying some much-deserved downtime. Gates, a voracious reader who reads at least 50 books each year, regularly releases lists of the best books he’s read each year — alongside seasonal recommendations for holiday books and summer
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Peathegee Inc It’s no secret that it’s a tough market for prospective home buyers. In October, U.S. buyers needed to earn $107,281 to afford the median monthly mortgage payment of $2,682 for a “typical home,” Redfin reported this week.  That’s 45.6% higher than the $73,668 yearly income needed to cover the median mortgage payment 12
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Jeff Bezos finally said he plans to give away the “majority” of his $122 billion fortune during his lifetime. The announcement, in an interview with CNN released on Monday, came after years of Bezos facing questions and criticism over his relative lack of philanthropic donations, especially compared to fellow high profile billionaires like Bill Gates,
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damircudic | Getty After a rough year for cryptocurrency, taxes may not be a top priority for digital currency investors battered by steep losses. But the falling crypto market and the recent collapse of digital currency exchange FTX may affect next year’s tax bill — and beyond, according to financial experts. Despite recent losses, “gains
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The Valuable 500, a business coalition, released its list of the top 10 most accessible cities in the world.  The report cited a survey conducted among 3,500 individuals with disabilities, who rated cities based on “transport links, proximity of accommodation to attractions, shops, and restaurants, and the availability of information about accessibility.” The survey was
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Kevin O’Leary’s daily money-saving morning habit sounds simple — but isn’t, the “Shark Tank” host and chairman of O’Shares Investments tells CNBC Make It. After waking up between 5:00 and 5:30 a.m and working out, O’Leary spends one hour reading the news. He sources research from banks, reads articles and watches broadcasts from around the
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Everyone approaches money differently, and I’ve always been fascinated by how the world’s wealthiest people do it. As a CEO and host of the podcast “We Study Billionaires,” I’ve interviewed 25 billionaires and more than 100 self-made millionaires, including prominent investors like Howard Marks and Cathie Woods. What have I learned from them? For starters,
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The investments of 125 billionaires cause 393 million tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions each year according to a report published by global poverty charity Oxfam. Florian Gaertner / Contributor / Getty Images The investments of 125 billionaires produce 393 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions every year, according to a report by Oxfam. That’s
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It’s hard to imagine what it would be like to win Powerball’s $1.9 billion prize. But the reality almost always falls far short of the fantasy. “The curse of the lottery losers is very real,” said Andrew Stoltmann, a Chicago-based lawyer who has represented several recent lottery winners. One of the very first decisions a
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Getty Images As Americans head to the polls, several key personal finance issues are weighing on voters’ minds and wallets. This week, the Federal Reserve enacted its fourth consecutive 0.75 percentage point interest rate increase to fight inflation, triggering further stock market losses. Meanwhile, recession fears are growing, with 84% of Americans worrying how a
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