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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 ...
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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

The life and career of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who just announced he's leaving Silicon Valley for Hawaii

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.2 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several h...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features

The 25 best MBA programs in the world for a career in tech

MIT (Sloan) has the best MBA program for a career in tech, according to Quacquarelli Symonds. MIT Sloan QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education analyst, released its list of the best MBA programs for people interested in a career in technology. This ranking is one of seven specializations lists that were recently published; The best MBAs for a career in finance was another one of these rankings that looks at a specific career path.  MIT Sloan School of Management's MBA program w...
Tags: New York, Texas, Stanford, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Barcelona, Features, Chicago, Paris, Oxford, Philadelphia, Seattle, Nus, Madrid

How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
Tags: Politics, England, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Minneapolis, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Life, Senate, White House, Iraq, US, Barack Obama

The 25 best US cities for veterans to live, ranked

Members of the US armed forces hold a flag during the Veteran's Day parade in New York. Reuters According to the Veterans Association, there are currently more than 19.5 million veterans living in America. However, when it comes to adjusting to civilian life, some areas of the country are better for veterans than others. WalletHub ranked the 100 largest US cities in four major categories — employment, economy, quality of life, and health — to determine the best cities for veterans to l...
Tags: New York, Texas, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Features, Veterans, Veterans Day, United States, Veteran, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Coast, US Navy

Texas televangelist who falsely linked pandemic to premarital sex dies of COVID-19

• In March, 'End Times' pastor Irvin Baxter said COVID-19 is a 'wake-up call' from God on the sin of fornication. Baxter died of complications from COVID-19 less than 8 months later. The Dallas Morning News is reporting that a Pentecostal televangelist who falsely linked the pandemic to sinful premarital sex — the preacher himself has died of COVID-19. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Sex, Dallas Morning News, Televangelists, Baxter, End Times, Pandemic, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Irvin Baxter, Fornication, Premarital Sex

27 photos of some of the most adorable dogs to live in the White House

President Barack Obama and his dog Bo were very close. Getty Dogs are the most popular pet for a president to have during his time in the White House. President Donald Trump broke the presidential tradition when he didn't bring a dog into the White House, saying after two years in office that he would feel "a little phony doing so." President-elect Joe Biden is poised to reset the tradition of dogs in the Executive Mansion with his two German shepherds, one of whom would be the first shelt...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Dogs, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Reagan, Joe Biden, Bbc, Features, Margaret Thatcher, Ronald Reagan

The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
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Question: How Do You Move Up The Ladder?

My Twitter friend from the UK, @itsamatar, asked me this: I’m inspired by your journey from intern to VP to MG and wanted to get your advice on how to move up the ladder from your experience. I’ve been stuck in Infrastructure and Technical roles for nearly a decade and want to know if you have 5-6 tips I should implement that would increase my chances. Thank you That’s a good question and it probably has a million answers. My journey, which drives my answer, will undoubtedly be different than y...
Tags: UK, Texas, Careers, Austin, Idaho, Dell Computers, Joe Job Seeker

The CEO of a Texas haunted house had to get creative to reopen. Here's how he's helping people feel safe in a place meant to scare them.

Norm Glenn is the founder and CEO of the Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park. Tamela Pruitt of Scream Hollow Norm Glenn is the founder and CEO of the Scream Hollow Wicked Halloween Park in Smithville, Texas. Before he opened up his own haunted house, Glenn spent two decades working in the haunted attraction industry; he loved haunted houses growing up. When the pandemic struck, Glenn wasn't sure if the haunted house would reopen. But through COVID screenings, mandatory masks, and "Monster ...
Tags: Halloween, Texas, Cdc, Careers, Trends, Connecticut, Haunted Houses, Glenn, Bastrop County, Adelia, Emergen, Lola Méndez, Coronavirus, Reopening, BI-freelancer, Contributor 2019

28% of people who moved this year did so to avoid catching COVID-19

A total of 15.9 million people moved between February and July this year, according to MyMove, a platform that provides information for people who submit a change of address with the United States Postal Service. Their reasons for doing so varied.
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Google is planning to add new 'hub' offices to provide flexibility for employees, and experts say these networks of satellite offices are the future in Silicon Valley

Amazon's office in Boulder, Colorado. Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images The future of the tech office isn't clustered in Silicon Valley, experts told Business Insider. Instead, tech companies will likely adopt a "hub-and-spoke" model, with satellite offices peppered across the US. In a post-coronavirus era, employees may have a "remote-first" work schedule, and commute to a satellite office when they need to from wherever they live.  Amazon, Apple, and Uber have alre...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Twitter, Texas, Labor, Colorado, New York City, US, Careers, America, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy

The Confident Job Seeker

In 2008 I wrote my first book on LinkedIn. Within a year or two I was in Minneapolis speaking at a few job clubs. Minneapolis (the Twin Cities area, really) holds a special place in my heart. I have spoken there probably 25 times over a few trips and have been welcomed so warmly. Of course, it’s Minnesota, right? So I go to Minneapolis for my first speaking tour and I was, well, of course, awesome. I had spoken in Texas and California and Washington and the D.C. area and Florida and other place...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Washington, Careers, Jason, Don, Joe Job Seeker, Job Search Depression

Netflix indicted by Texas grand jury over 'lewd visual material' in Cuties

French film about pre-teen girls who form a dance group is called ‘prurient’ in Tyler County prosecution. Netflix defends story as social commentary against sexualisation Netflix has defended the controversial film Cuties after it emerged the streaming giant is facing a criminal charge in Texas over the movie’s allegedly “lewd” depiction of children.Cuties follows an 11-year-old Senegalese girl living in Paris who rebels against her conservative family’s traditions when she becomes fascinated wi...
Tags: Business, Texas, Media, Film, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Film Industry, US news, Netflix, Culture, Paris, Young People, World cinema, Tyler County

$95,000 bespoke fragrances, $350 vintage reds, and an unseasonable boost in engagement rings: Some high-end sectors have been seeing a surge during the pandemic

Westend61 / Getty Images During lockdown, many wealthy Americans saw little impact on their incomes. At the same time, their outgoings cratered: Galas and charity events were canceled and vacations nixed. As a result, some high-end industries — think perfumes, fine wines, and jewelry — have seen a boost in business. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.  Perfumer Ben Krigler had a deadline to meet. He'd spent the last few months working on a bespoke fragrance for a client. T...
Tags: Travel, Texas, Australia, California, Life, La, Trends, Wealth, Diamond, Paris, Manhattan, Capri, Monte Carlo, Ritz, Cap, Moran

Behold, the Texas home with America’s largest closet

Formerly owned by Houston socialite Teresa Roemer, the 17,000-square-foot home — along with its three-story closet — has sold after six years on and off the market.
Tags: Texas, Listings, Lifestyle, America, Radio, Agent, Houston, Gucci Mane, Nancy Almodovar, Christie's International Realty, Luxury Lens, Nan and Company Properties, Teresa Roemer

How To Have Fun In Fort Worth While Remaining COVID Safe

On September 21, 2020, Tarrant County Public Health (TCPH) confirmed there have been 21,420 positive COVID tests in Fort Worth so far from a population of 900,000. According to the Star-Telegram news site, Fort Worth has reported five deaths from coronavirus on September 23, 2020. All of the people who died had underlying conditions. The deadly virus causes a severe respiratory illness with symptoms of cough, shortness of breath, and fever which can lead to pneumonia and bronchitis. ...
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JOB DIARIES: An inside look at the day-to-day lives of successful professionals from every industry

Erin Mursch is a certified KonMari organizational consultant. Erin Mursch We've dug into the careers and lives of a wide range of professionals to find out what their jobs are really like, how they got started in their industries, and what it takes to be successful in their roles.From a Christie's auctioneer to a Starbucks barista to a tarot card reader, our job diaries profile dozens of unique careers that people are curious about. We spoke to a USPS employee who's been working tirelessly ...
Tags: Google, Work, New York, Texas, Jobs, Australia, France, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Usps, New Jersey, Sex Work, Starbucks, Freelancers, South Carolina

Millennials are flocking to Colorado because they see it as a quarantine haven — here's what they're saying about life in the Centennial state

Blaine Harrington III/Getty Images Colorado is emerging as a top destination for millennials who are looking to relocate during the pandemic. Business Insider spoke to eight 20- and 30-somethings who have moved to Colorado since April to find out why they made the leap. They said they all fell for Colorado's charm for the same reasons: job opportunities, good weather, accessibility, and plenty of outdoor activities. Below are three of their stories. Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Texas, Minneapolis, Colorado, NYC, Washington, Life, Trends, Fort Collins, Johnson, Aurora Colorado, Business Insider, Denton, Aurora, Minneapolis Minnesota, Poudre River, Centennial

Dickies Goes International to Showcase More Talented Craftspeople

There was a time when Dickies was, at least to some, a little dorky. Since its 1922 founding in Texas by E.E. "Colonel" Dickie, the heavy-duty, no-nonsense workwear brand was what you bought if you happened to be a custodian--but not if you were, say, an artisan with a studio in Los Angeles. That changed...
Tags: Fashion, Texas, General, Advertising, Los Angeles, Dickie

The 14 most popular tiny homes you can rent in the US this fall, according to Glamping Hub

This could be your fall getaway this year. Courtesy Glamping Hub As states continue to reopen, Americans are beginning to travel again, opting for socially distanced getaways close to home. Business Insider teamed up with Glamping Hub, an online marketplace for luxury outdoor accommodations, to identify their most popular tiny house rentals in the US. Glamping Hub defines a tiny house as a living space that has elements of a traditional house, but is small enough to encourage guests to con...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Autumn, Fall, Utah, New York, Texas, Design, Camping, Colorado, Life, US, Trends, Features, Nature, Road Trips

The richest people in America, ranked

Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters The 16 richest Americans in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List are collectively worth more than $1 trillion. While tech moguls continue to dominate the top ranks, inherited wealth, like in the Walton family, also makes a strong appearance in the list.The four richest people in America are also the richest people in the world.On August 31, Elon Musk became the third-richest person in the world after Tesla stock split, causing shares to sha...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Board of Directors, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Life, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella

Elon Musk now has another lavish Gulfstream private jet in his arsenal

A Gulfstream G550 jet similar to the one recently acquired by Falcon Landing LLC. Koichi Kamoshida/Getty Elon Musk now has another private jet in his arsenal, FAA records show. Falcon Landing, an LLC connected to SpaceX and Tesla, registered a second Gulfstream plane in August. Musk has been putting plenty of miles on the first plane jetting between California and SpaceX's Texas launch site. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Elon Musk is known to put plenty of miles on jets...
Tags: Transportation, Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, News, California, Life, Trends, Tesla, Faa, Musk, Gulfstream, Hawthorne California, Tech Insider, Graham Rapier, Washington Post Musk

American workers are failing drug tests at the highest rate in 16 years, despite a growing trend of marijuana legalization

Canada-based marijuana producer Aurora Cannabis pulled off a high sales volume during the early months of the coronavirus pandemic Denver Post via Getty Americans tested positive more often for drugs in 2019 than the last 16 years. Quest Diagnostics, one of the largest US testing providers, said in its annual report that marijuana rates were up while opiates and heroin continue to fall. Some activist organizations oppose how prevalent workplace drug testing has become, especially in non "sa...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Science, News, Marijuana, US, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Canada, Aclu, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Drug Testing, Denver Post, Quest Diagnostics

Landing CEO: Flexible living has accelerated amid pandemic

New member enrollment at Landing, a flexible living company with a leasing model for fully furnished apartments, soared 210 percent month over month in May.
Tags: Texas, California, New York City, Lifestyle, Austin, Radio, Airbnb, WeWork, Landing, Housekeeping, Denver, Rentals, San Francicso, Bill Smith, Select, Concierge Service

Here’s where wealthy millennials are moving

Washington, Colorado and Texas are the states where wealthy millennials are moving the most, a new study by SmartAsset has found.
Tags: Texas, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, SmartAsset, Washington Colorado, Select, News Brief, Luxury Lens

9 Civil War Battles Every Man Should Know

Undoubtedly, the Civil War was the most consequential event in American history. The fate of the fledgling nation — geographically, culturally, existentially — hung in the balance between the years 1861 and 1865. Despite its significance, the average American doesn’t possess a very expansive understanding of the conflict. Most of us know a few names — Grant, Lee, Sherman, Jackson; we know Lincoln gave an important speech at Gettysburg; and we know who won the war. But our grasp of everything el...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, Washington, Life, Virginia, Atlanta, Shiloh, Pennsylvania, United States, Arkansas, Tennessee, Arizona, Army, Union

Zoroastrianism Rises in North America

The faith is shrinking in Iran and India but growing in the U.S. and Canada. Most elementary-school boys spend their free time playing videogames or hanging out with friends. Zerkxis Bhandara’s childhood was a bit different. He started training to become a Zoroastrian priest when he was 9. Article by By Amy DePaul | Wall Street Journal Mr. Bhandara, whose family traces its lineage to a 12th-century Indian cleric, was born into the role. But the 25-year-old graduate student from Irvine, Ca...
Tags: New York, Texas, News, California, Life, India, Iran, Canada, North America, Mumbai, Southern California, Amy, Depaul, Persia, Irvine Calif, Orange Calif

Defund the Police: Warum die US-Polizei staatlich definanziert werden sollte

Polizeigewalt mit Todesfolge an BIPoC ist nicht erst seit dem Mord an George Floyd ein Problem in Amerika. Gegen Derek Chauvin, den Polizisten, der Floyd tötete, gab es zum Beispiel schon mindestens 17 Anzeigen wegen Fehlverhaltens im Dienst. Die für den Tod von Philando Castile, Freddie Gray und Terence Crutcher verantwortlichen Beamt*innen wurden entweder freigesprochen oder die Anklage gegen sie wurde fallen gelassen, und die Beamt*innen, die Michael Brown, Alton Sterling und Tamir Rice tötet...
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