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An eight-year-old boy who reviews toys on YouTube has been named by Forbes as the platform’s highest earner in 2019.

Ryan Kaji, whose channel Ryan’s World has 22.9 million subscribers, earned $26 million in 2019 — up $4 million from his earnings in 2018, when he also gained the highest-earning YouTuber spot.

Forbes estimates that the ten highest earners on YouTube, which is owned by Google (GOOGL), brought in a total of $162 million between June 1, 2018 and June 1, 2019.

1 — Ryan Kaji, $26 million

2 — Dude Perfect, $20 million

3 — Anastasia Radzinskaya, $18 million

4 — Rhett and Link, $17.5 million

5 — Jeffree Star, $17 million

6 — Preston (Preston Arsement), $14 million

7 (joint) — PewDiePie (Felix Kjellberg, $13 million

7 (joint) — Markiplier (Mark Fischbach), $13 million

9 — DanTDM (Daniel Middleton), $12 million

10 — VanossGaming (Evan Fong), $11.5 million

American Inventor Telecommunication Founder Software Engineer

Freddie Figgers is a computer programmer, inventor, and an African American Entrepreneur.

He is the founder of Figgers Communication and has four patents in his name.
Figgers lives in Coral Gates but was born in Quincy, Florida on September 26, 1989.  Freddie as a newborn was left at the dumpster by his mother. Nathan and Betty Figgers then adopted him.To help his father with the Alziemers disease, Freddie built a shoe with a GPS tracker with two-way communication. When he was 15 years old, Freddie started a cloud computing services company.  At the age of 16 years, Freddie started Figgers Communication.  By the time Freddie was 24, he had 80 custom software programs built, designed and executed.

Freddie has four patents, including the Figgers F1 Phone. Figgers also has a license spectrum band from FCC. Figgers is involved in his Florida community by sponsoring youth programs, paying senior citizens bills and helping to bail for homes in foreclosure, as well as offering college scholarships to area high school seniors.

www.figgersinc.com

www.figgers.com

Over the past two years, as technology companies continued to struggle with diversifying their work forces, Los Angeles-based venture capitalist Kobie Fuller wrestled with how to solve the problem.

As a black professional himself, Fuller had experienced the frustrations and isolation that can sometimes come with being the only person in the room who looked the way he did. He also dealt with being the go-to person for any startup company looking to hire from a diverse pool of candidates.

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Mark Luckie, a digital strategist and former journalist, says he accepted the job offer from Facebook reluctantly.

At first, he didn’t want to move to Silicon Valley from Atlanta, where he had been living, but he said his fiance was able to persuade him, telling him that the job presented an opportunity to make a difference on the influential social network.

“I was really excited. Facebook is an amazing company that reaches a lot of people,” Luckie, 35, said in an interview with The Washington Post. “I didn’t plan to leave.” Read More

What does it mean to scale a business?

Scale‘ is increasingly being used as shorthand for ‘scale up’ (“to grow or expand in a proportional and usually profitable way”) and as a noun that means “proportional growth especially of production or profit” and/or “a large market position.”

Here are 5 steps to Scaling a business in 2018: 

  1. Evaluate and Plan. Take a hard look inside your business to see if you are ready for growth
  2. Find the Money. Invest.  Scaling a business doesn’t come free
  3. Secure the Sales. 
  4. Invest in Technology.  
  5. Find Staff or Strategically Outsource.

Happy birthday to the phenomena that has brought us all here today: the internet.

The internet has come a long way in the last 49 years, since its inception as a link between 2 computers. Now, billions of devices are linked together across the world.

The inventor of the World Wide Web, a collection of web pages that can be accessed via the internet, recently said the internet is broken.

Source: CNBC

Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder, entrepreneur and owner of the Washington Post, talks to David Rubenstein about his background, how he came up with the idea for Amazon, building the company, some of the key businesses including Prime and Whole Foods, the space race and philanthropy. The world’s richest man says his most important decisions are made not with quantitative analysis but “with instinct, intuition, taste, heart.”

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