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13 things you probably didn't know about Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who turns 57 on January 12, was born in New Mexico to a teenage mother and father.  Even at a young age, he showed a knack for engineering and inventing. You might not know that Bezos almost named his wildly successful company "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos is known as ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Ted Cruz, Billionaires, Holland, New Mexico


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


Here's the typical career path to become a Supreme Court justice

Jonathan Ernst/Reuters Most recent Supreme Court Justices have taken similar educational and career paths to the highest court in the US. Many studied law at Harvard or Yale. Some served as clerks to other judges after law school, and many were judges on circuit courts before being nominated to serve on the Supreme Court. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who served as an associate justice of the Supreme Court, died at 87 due to complications from ca...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Washington, Stanford, US, Careers, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Reagan, Features, Harvard, United States, Harvard University, Washington Dc, New Jersey


Jeff Bezos has gotten $70 billion richer in the past 12 months. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the Amazon CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is so rich that an average American spending $1 is comparable to Bezos spending $1.9 million. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is the the world's richest person, with a net worth of $183 billion, according to the Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. In August 2020, the Amazon CEO became the first person in history to be worth $200 billion, although his net worth his since dipped from that peak. Since the beginning of March, as most of the world's richest people have been l...
Tags: Amazon, London, Microsoft, Life, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Wealth, Walmart, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images, Britain, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University


The Story of a Curious Phone Call

The below is a true story from Auburn Sandstrom that blew my mind and opened my heart. It is excerpted with permission from All These Wonders: True Stories about Facing the Unknown. Read the whole thing. Trust me. Take the five minutes and be rewarded. Enter Auburn… The year is 1992, Ann Arbor, Michigan. I’m curled up in a fetal position on a filthy carpet in a very cluttered apartment. I’m in horrible withdrawal from a drug that I’ve been addicted to for several years now.  In my h...
Tags: Lifestyle, Ohio, Michigan, Detroit, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Princeton University, Buddhist, Ann Arbor Michigan, Sandstrom, Hare Krishna, Northampton Massachusetts, Writing And Blogging, University of Akron She, AUBURN SANDSTROM, Cleveland State University This


Money matters — but only up to a point

Agents tend to be satisfied with their income, a new survey from Inman suggests. But many also believe that after a certain point, money can't buy happiness.
Tags: California, Kentucky, Lifestyle, Analysis, Radio, New Jersey, Arizona, Commission, Agent, North America, University Of Virginia, Palm Springs, Louisville, Industry News, Princeton University, Gallup


Boman Rashid Kohinoor: In Memorarium

RIP Boman Kohinoor: Mumbai’s famed Britannia restaurant loses its beloved diamond Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard Pier, died Wednesday at the city’s Parsee General Hospital. Article in Indian Express Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard Pier, died Wednesday at the city’s Parsee General Hospital. (Express photo: Janak Rathod) Boman was 97 year o...
Tags: Europe, Japan, England, Life, India, Iran, Cambridge, Kate, William, Mumbai, Jack, Duke, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth Ii, Bombay, Britannia


13 Women Of Color In Journalism You Should Know

How many women of color in journalism do you know about? If you can't come up with a lot of names, it's probably not entirely your fault: A new report found that female reporters of color are severely underrepresented in media outlets across America.The 2018 Status of Women in the U.S. Media study, by the Women's Media Center, found that women of color make up only 12.6% of local TV news staff, 7.95% of print newsroom staff, and 6.2% of local radio staff. For the sake of comparison: People of c...
Tags: South Korea, Fashion, Music, Japan, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Ap, Cnn, Colombia, Kkk, Muslim, Npr, Charlottesville


Easy Life Hacks for Better Organization

You're reading Easy Life Hacks for Better Organization, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. Organization and productivity hacks are a hot topic right now. From best sellers like Kingston’s “Clear your Clutter with Feng Shui” to the Marie Kondo “Bringing You Joy” method, there seem to be almost as many ways to ditch your clutter as there are plans to lose weight. While studies show t...
Tags: Featured, Organization, Happiness, Success, Kingston, Lifehacks, Self Improvement, Clutter, Life Hacks, Pickthebrain, Productivity Tips, Princeton University, Declutter, Organization Tips, Marie Kondo, Yale School of Medicine


Black & Latinx Ivy League Students Are Underrepresented — & They Feel It

As college students across the country gear up for another school year, a pervasive problem persists: Students of color are still largely underrepresented at top universities. A New York Times analysis published Thursday shows that even with affirmative action efforts, Black and Latinx students' overall representation at 100 of the nation's most prestigious schools hasn't improved in the past 35 years. In fact, students of color are even less represented today than they were in 1980.Students of...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Brown University, Africa, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Times, Columbia University, Ivy League, Mike Brown, Upper West Side, Black Lives Matter, Princeton, Black, Columbia


The Truth About Using Coconut, Argan, and Other Natural Oils on Your Hair

Hair care brands are finally figuring out that healthy, natural ingredients are more effective in treating issues than synthetic junk. Good, right? As long as those hair oils actually work. It's common to see natural oils, like argan, macadamia, and jojoba, in hair treatments, but are you getting the biggest bang for your buck with these? And what has actually been proven to work on treating hair issues? Let's take a look at the most popular hair oils and see if the touted benefits are warran...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Natural Beauty, Hair Care, Princeton University, Beauty tips, St Tropica Coconut Oil Hair Mask


How To Get Emergency Contraception If You're Traveling Abroad

Some people are just really bad at packing for vacations, and usually that just means having to buy toothpaste at an unfamiliar drug store. But, if you forget to bring your birth control and need emergency contraception in a foreign country, that's a whole different story. One minute, you're having incredible vacation sex; and the next, you're barking " pillola del giorno dopo " ("morning-after pill") at an Italian farmacista. The good news is that getting your hands on emergency contraception ...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Italy, Iceland, Princeton University, International Planned Parenthood Federation, Trussell, James Trussell, Office of Population Research, ICEC


Huma Abedin Could Write A Book About Anthony Weiner & The Election

The Obamas and the Bidens are not the only key players in the 2016 election who will be penning books in the upcoming years. Huma Abedin may score a similar publishing deal.The longtime aid to former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton — and estranged wife of controversial former New York Rep. Anthony Weiner — has been meeting with literary agents over the past weeks to discuss possibly writing a book, The Hollywood Reporter said on Thursday.  According to the report, the project "is envisio...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, Congress, New York City, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Anthony, Clinton, Princeton University, Huma Abedin, Weiner, Obamas, Abedin, Bidens


This College Student Shared A Powerful Message About Being A Female Athlete

Princeton University student Quinn Parker is proud to be an accomplished athlete — but she still has to face obstacles in terms of gender inequality.In a post to the Princeton Athletics Instagram account, Parker opened up about what being a female athlete means to her."To me, women's empowerment means being unapologetic in your confidence & ability as a woman," she wrote. "I see this mentality on the @PrincetonAthletics women's track team — not only are all of these ladies incredible athletes, ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Princeton, Princeton University, Don, Parker, Quinn Parker, Princeton Athletics Instagram, Weaver Stadium, Princeton Athletics


Are You Ready for the Rise of the Contract Workforce?

When we think of the gig economy, ride-sharing companies like Uber and Lyft come immediately to mind. However, it’s much bigger than that. The US Department of Labor actually breaks down the four main types of alternative work arrangements into independent contractors, on-call workers, temp workers and workers employed by contract firms. Since 2005, the number of workers in alternative arrangements has climbed by more than half, rising to nearly 16 percent of the workforce from 10 percent a deca...
Tags: Uber, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Careers, Management, Current Affairs, Harvard University, Millennials, Princeton University, Katz, Krueger, US Department of Labor, Rand Corporation, HR Issues, Employment Trends, Life in the 21st Century


The Truth About Using Coconut, Argan, and Other Natural Oils on Your Hair

Hair care brands are finally figuring out that healthy, natural ingredients are more effective in treating issues than synthetic junk. Good, right? As long as those hair oils actually work. It's common to see natural oils, like argan, macadamia, and jojoba, in hair treatments, but are you getting the biggest bang for your buck with these? And what has actually been proven to work on treating hair issues? Let's take a look at the most popular hair oils and see if the touted benefits are warran...
Tags: Beauty, Skin Care, Natural Beauty, Hair Care, Princeton University, Beauty tips


Why We Shouldn't Forget This Community When Talking About #BlackLivesMatter

What does it mean to be Afro-Latino in the time of Black Lives Matter?This community is often overlooked when we discuss race in the United States, almost as if being Black and being Latino were mutually exclusive. But you probably recognize the names of celebrities such as Zoe Saldana, Rosario Dawson, and Joan Smalls, even if you never knew that they were Afro-Latinos. They’re some examples of the scope and influence of this community across the U.S.Black Latinos make up almost a quarter of th...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Mexico, New York City, Africa, United States, Michael Brown, Venezuela, States, Donald Trump, Costa Rica, Central America, Pew Research Center, Latin America, Puerto Rico, Princeton University


Therapy Has A Race Problem

Across the country, access to mental health care is sadly not guaranteed, with roughly 20% of adults with a mental illness not getting the treatment they need. And it may even be worse if you're Black or working-class, a new study finds.For the study, published today in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, lead author Heather Kugelmass had voice actors called 320 New York City psychotherapists PhD or PsyD degrees, pretending to be patients seeking an appointment. Each therapist rec...
Tags: Fashion, Music, New York City, Kristen Bell, Princeton University, Journal of Health


Nani Palkhivala and The Constitution of India

On 16-1-1920 was born a child in Bombay whom his parents christened Nanabhoy. It was not an earth-shattering event at that time. In later years, he was known as Nani Palkhivala—a household name, not only amongst lawyers, but throughout the length and breadth of our country. What was the constitution of this man who became an authority and a guardian of our Constitution in later years? What was his background? FROM THE LEGAL ARCHIVES by Soli J. Sorabjee    Cite as : (2003) 4 SCC (Jour) 33 Physi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Washington, Life, India, US, Pakistan, Fame, Un, Geneva, Victoria, Parliament, Montreal, Delhi, Steel, Nani, Bombay


30 Strange College Courses Worth Investigating

I’m not sure what spurred my obsession with weird college degrees and courses, but I’ve been keeping a journal with a list for years now. Every once in awhile I enjoy sharing the weird things I stumble upon in course catalogs or on the internet, and today is one of those sharing days. After some research*, I created a new list of 30 strange college courses you might consider enrolling in. Some may seem to be for just for laugh and some may ignite your curiosity, so why not check a few of them o...
Tags: California, Jay Z, Life, Cnn, Fun, Mit, United Kingdom, Ikea, University of Pennsylvania, Lists, UC Berkeley, Canon, Carnegie Mellon, American University, Princeton University, Tufts University


Recruiting for Princeton University: Raising the Bar

"I liken our organization to a small city. We recruit for security officers, cooks, nurses, financial professionals, athletic coaches, fundraising professionals, research assistants, I've even recruited for chaplains in our office of religious life." Loretta O'Conno
Tags: Careers, Princeton University



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