Jamal “Monster Mash” Mashburn (university of Kentucky) is a retired American professional basketball player who earned $75 million over his NBA career. Mashburn was a prolific scorer in his 12 seasons in the league, with a career scoring average of 19.1 points per game. Since retiring from basketball, Mashburn has worked for ESPN as an analyst and launched a number of successful business ventures including 34 Outback Steakhouse franchises, 37 Papa John’s franchises, and two car dealerships across the state of Kentucky; one Toyota, one Lexus dealership and a real estate group in Kentucky!
Mashburn most recently invested in LevelEleven (video below), a Sales Motivation App From Salesforce.com
This is what #GWOP is about, starting business, creating jobs and making people lives bettter.
According to ESPN,
Allen Iverson earned over $200 million in his NBA career and is broke and in debt.
Antoine Walker (university of Kentucky) earned over $110 million in his 12 year NBA career and is broke and in debt.
Moral of the story: Don’t gamble. Save your money and start a business (not a record label). Be a entrepreneur.
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg paid top dollar — more than $30 million in total — for the four residential properties located next door and behind his Palo Alto home.
Zuckerberg is one of several prominent tech CEOs who own homes on Palo Alto’s tree-lined streets. Yahoo’s (YHOO) Marissa Mayer and Google’s (GOOG) Larry Page live there, as did the late Apple (AAPL) chief Steve Jobs.
Zuckerberg, who rented for many years, reportedly paid $7 million two years ago for the 5,000-square-foot home in Palo Alto’s Crescent Park neighborhood where he lives with his wife, physician Priscilla Chan. Zuckerberg, whose personal fortune is estimated at $19 billion, also owns a home in San Francisco.
Hiroshi Yamauchi, who transformed Nintendo from a maker of playing cards and board games into a global videogame giant, has died at 85.
He was Nintendo’s second-largest shareholder with about 10 percent of the stock, according to data compiled by Bloomberg, and was the principal owner of the Seattle Mariners baseball team. The great-grandson of Nintendo’s founder led the company from 1949 to 2002, transforming a maker of Japanese playing cards into the world’s biggest producer of video games on the back of hits including Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong.
The Associated Press reported that Yamauchi passed away of pneumonia on Thursday in a hospital in central Tokyo.
Inspiring short documentary on Q, the founder one of the world’s biggest Hip Hop websites: worldstarhiphop.com
Red Bull self made billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz just dropped $1.7 million on a new extreme submarine. Part jet fighter, part great white shark, the DeepFlight Super Falcon glides underwater with the agility of a dolphin. Mateschitz hired Graham Hawkes Ocean Technologies to build the bespoke submersible for guests at his posh Laucala Island resort in Fiji.
“If you’ve Never Failed, You’ve Never Tried Anything New”
Moziah Bridges has been in business since 10 years old and is an inspiration to kid entrepreneurs around the world.
After seeing a report on
ABC7 TV, the legendary rapper Nas is helping a single father of eight kids get back on his feet. The musician was visiting D.C. this week when he saw a report on Stanley Young. The father and his kids were left homeless after a fire destroyed his apartment. Touched by the family’s plight, Nas launched an online campaign to raise money for the Youngs. So far Nasir Jones has raised $50k for the family.
Self made millionaire Farrah Gray discusses unity in the black community.
Jay talks about Magna Carta Holy Grail, Samsung deal, and new legends. Read More
China may soon be the birthplace to half the world’s billionaires but Singapore – the world’s richest city – is where they go to play. Some of the rich and famous who have moved to the tiny Southeast Asian island republic include Indian telecom tycoon Bhupendra Kumar Modi, Chinese movie superstars Gong Li and Jet Li, New Zealand billionaire Richard Chandler, and famed US investor Jim Rogers. One in six households in Singapore have a net worth of $1m, reflecting the flow of wealth eastwards as the centre of global economic activity shifts to Asia. With low taxes, a reliable, corruption-free government and protective private banking laws, the world’s ultra-rich are flocking to make Singapore home, giving it the highest percentage of millionaire households in the world. While the rich have fun, locals are struggling to keep up with the rising cost of living.