Wealth

Young Elon Musk had two favorite subjects in high school – and in both, he performed “best” academically.  “When I was in high school … I got distinctions in two areas: physics and computer science,” Musk said on the “Third Row Tesla” podcast in February. “Those were my two best subjects.” So at the time, “I
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Billionaires, country clubs, private jet companies and Kanye West all received millions in government funding under the Paycheck Protection Program, according to the Small Business Administration.  The PPP loans and grants were part of the $2 trillion CARES Act, which President Donald Trump signed into law this spring. The loans were designed to help small
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The internet Musk believed the internet, nascent in the ’90s, would “fundamentally change humanity,” he said on the podcast. “I would not regard this as a profound insight but rather an obvious one,” Musk said. He compared the internet to the human nervous system: “If you didn’t have a nervous system, you wouldn’t know what’s
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“It’s been a whirlwind, to say the least,” says Rosemary Ketchum. Ketchum, 26, became the first openly transgender elected official in West Virginia when she won a city council seat in Wheeling on June 9. She is now one of 27 out trans elected officials in America, according to the LGBTQ Victory Fund.  Ketchum’s win may seem an
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In order to adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines and lower your risk of contracting Covid-19, you might have changed your spending habits to make your quarantine life more functional and enjoyable, like maybe cutting out gym memberships but investing in online fitness classes and better Wi-Fi for your home office.  Now, as states start opening back up, it might
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Dr. Jane Goodall speaks during the ‘Dr. Jane Goodall’s MasterClass’ New York screening in New York City. John Lamparski | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images World-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall has said young people should be striving towards different standards of success, besides money and fame.  Speaking to CNBC from last week’s CogX conference, Goodall
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Interviewing for a job “sucks for everyone,” according to Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive and now part owner and executive board member of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team. “It’s fast-paced, pressure filled and more mistakes are made in hiring and also NOT-hiring,” Palihapitiya wrote in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. To compensate for
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Tony Fadell, Inventor of the iPod and former CEO of Nest attends a conference during Viva Technology at Parc des Expositions Porte de Versailles on June 16, 2017 in Paris, France. (Getty | Christophe Morin) Before becoming known as the “father of the iPod,” Tony Fadell said he was rejected by 80 venture capital investors
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Entrepreneurs Julien and Kiersten Saunders are well on their way to achieving financial independence by growing their digital business, creating multiple revenue streams and putting the majority of their disposable income into low-cost index funds, where it can grow over time. They’re part of the FIRE (financial independence, retire early) movement, which embraces the concept of saving
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Kevin O’Leary, investor on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” isn’t one to shy away from offering business advice – from small business owners to anyone trying to save extra money or in need of career guidance. And on the debut of his CNBC web series “Money Dispute,” O’Leary helped a woman named Denise who was arguing with her family over an inheritance dispute.  “There’s
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