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20 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

Oprah Winfrey has some advice for you. AP/Themba Hadebe Anyone can build wealth, but your beliefs about money can affect how much wealth you'll build. Just consider the world's self-made billionaires — they got where they are today because of their attitudes toward money and success. These quotes about money from self-made billionaires are sure to inspire you. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building wealth is possible regardless of your financial situation or education...
Tags: Google, Quotes, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Ebay, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Features, Larry Page, Sheldon Adelson


From Facebook to Tesla, here are the lesser-known cofounders of some of the biggest tech companies in the world

Apple cofounders Steve Wozniak, left, and Steve Jobs. Kimberly White / REUTERS Most of the world's most famous tech entrepreneurs had help building their companies.And while Mark Zuckerberg's and Steve Job's cofounders didn't all become household names, they're still credited with bringing Facebook and Apple to life.Tesla, for instance, had four cofounders, and none of them was Elon Musk. And Jack Dorsey is one of four people who helped create Twitter.Visit Business Insider's homepage for m...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Uber, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Elon Musk, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Ebay, Stanford, Singapore, US, San Francisco


The 27 youngest billionaires in tech, from Stripe's founders to the owner of TikTok

Snap cofounders Bobby Murphy, left, and Evan Spiegel. Lucas Jackson/Reuters Many of the world's youngest billionaires hail from the tech industry. Snap's Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy are 30 and 32, respectively, and Stripe's John and Patrick Collison are 30 and 31.Not every tech billionaire is young — the world's two richest people, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are in their 50s or 60s. And Oracle's Larry Ellison was 49 when he reached billionaire status.Still, companies like Airbnb, TikTok-p...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Elon Musk, Enterprise, Pinterest, Instagram, Drew Houston, Russia, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Features, Snapchat, Bill Gates


Amazon just announced a shake-up to its senior ranks, with a new second-in-command starting early next year. Here are the other high-powered executives behind some of the biggest CEOs in tech.

Many CEOs at the world's most valuable tech companies rely on No. 2 executives to help them get the job done.  Some of these execs may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities somewhere else.  For example, top executives like Sheryl Sandberg and Ted Sarandos are second-in-command at Facebook and Netflix, respectively.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't easy. For CEOs at co...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Trends, Tesla, Larry Page, Netflix, Williams, Larry Ellison, Tim Cook, Sergey Brin


How old 14 of the world's richest people were when they first became billionaires

Not all billionaires join the three comma club at the same age. Bill Gates may be richer than Mark Zuckerberg, but the Facebook CEO became a billionaire when he was nearly a decade younger. Oprah Winfrey became a billionaire at age 49. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. When Bill Gates became a billionaire in 1987 at 31, he was the youngest person to ever join the three comma club. In 2008, Mark Zuckerberg took that title when he reached billionaire status at 23.  But not all...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Microsoft, Ebay, Disney, Dallas Mavericks, America, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Snapchat, Larry Page


Human Capital: Uber and Lyft’s ongoing battle with the law and a brief history of diversity at Snap

Welcome back to Human Capital (formerly known as Tech at Work) that looks at all-things labor in tech. This week presented Uber and Lyft with a fresh labor lawsuit as a judge heard arguments from Uber, Lyft and lawyers on behalf of the people of California in a separate suit brought forth by California’s attorney general. Meanwhile, Snap recently released its first-ever diversity and inclusion report — something the company had been holding off on doing for years.  Below, we’ll explore the nua...
Tags: Google, TC, Lyft, Uber, California, San Francisco, Tech, Diversity, Evan Spiegel, Bob Marley, Human Capital, Snap, SPIEGEL, O'Connor, Los Angeles San Diego, Uber and Lyft


Snapchat is once again helping its young users register to vote in the app for the 2020 election (SNAP)

Snapchat is once again rolling out tools that will allow users to register to vote in the app for the upcoming presidential election. The TurboVote tool was also used in 2018 to register 450,000 people in the app, more than half of which turned out to vote, but this is the first time it will be integrated into Snap's new Minis feature. Other resources, like guides and voting information, will also be available for users. Snapchat has a largely young userbase, a demographic to whom voting can b...
Tags: Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Business Insider, NAACP ACLU, Democracy Works, BallotReady, Grace Panetta, Axios Snapchat


Snapchat is once again rolling out a tool that will allow its young users to register to vote in the app for the 2020 election (SNAP)

Snapchat is once again rolling out a tool that will allow users to register to vote in the app for the upcoming presidential election. The TurboVote tool was also used in 2018 to register 450,000 people in the app, more than half of which turned out to vote. Other resources, like guides and voting information, will also be available for users. Snapchat has a largely young userbase, a demographic to whom voting can be a daunting task, and voting in the upcoming 2020 election will likely be even...
Tags: Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Business Insider, NAACP ACLU, Democracy Works, BallotReady, Grace Panetta, Axios Snapchat


We now know exactly what Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg think about before they acquire a startup

Hello everyone! Welcome to this weekly roundup of Business Insider stories from executive editor Matt Turner. Please subscribe to Business Insider here to get this newsletter in your inbox every Sunday.  Hello! It's been a dizzying week for Big Tech, with Jeff Bezos et al appearing in front of Congress, then earnings, before the week wrapped up with an unexpected twist involving Tik Tok, President Trump, and Microsoft.  For smart commentary on the Congressional hearing on tech antitrust, I'd re...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Congress, Youtube, Washington, China, US, Trends, Walmart, Tim Cook, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Young


Elon Musk is sparring with Bill Gates after he criticized Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Elon Musk and Bill Gates are sparring over Gates' criticism of Musk's coronavirus comments. Here are 10 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech leaders.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, US, San Francisco


Walmart takes aim at Amazon with a new measurement tool for advertisers

Hi! Welcome to the Advertising Insider daily for July 30. I'm Lauren Johnson, a senior advertising reporter at Business Insider. Subscribe here to get this newsletter in your inbox every weekday. Send me feedback or tips at [email protected] Today: Walmart's new weapon against Amazon, the big four tech firm CEOs testify about antitrust concerns, and Snap's power players. Walmart is pushing harder into advertising with a new tool that shows if people buy a product after seeing an ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, US, Trends, Walmart, Tim Cook, Starbucks, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos, Sundar Pichai, Alphabet, Young Living, Reuters


Mark Zuckerberg was grilled over whether Facebook copied and threatened rivals, but the CEO says the social media giant just 'adapted features' (FB)

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company has "adapted features" from competitors during Wednesday's big tech antitrust hearing. Rep. Pramila Jayapal, Democrat of Washington, asked Zuckerberg whether Facebook had copied features from rivals as part of its competitive strategy. Jayapal pressed Zuckerberg on conversations that occurred during Facebook's acquisition of Instagram, asking whether the company threatened to copy Instagram's features while it attempted to buy it. The exchange was ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, Instagram, Congress, Washington, Trends, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Kevin Systrom, Zuckerberg, Systrom, Facebook CEO, Facebook Google Apple


Snap releases diversity report for the first time in its history, shows Black and Latinx employees comprise 10.9% of staff (SNAP)

Snap released a diversity report Wednesday, breaking down its employee demographics for the public for the first time since the company was founded in 2011.  Numbers show that in 2019, Snap comprised 6.8% Latinx and 4.1% Black employees. Sources told Business Insider that internal numbers shown to employees in 2018 identified 6% of employees Latinx and 3% staff Black. Business Insider reported in June that CEO Evan Spiegel told employees in an all-hands meeting that Snap wouldn't release diver...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, US, Trends, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Black, Mashable, Business Insider, Snap, SPIEGEL, Latinx, Latinx and Black, Black Business Insider


The 31 top power players helping CEO Evan Spiegel run Snap

Snap has come back after a string of troubles in 2018. The credit goes to cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel and the top executives who are helping him chart out the next phase of the company's growth. From chief business officer Jeremi Gorman to chief strategy officer Jared Grusd, here's a who's who of Snap's new leadership team. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap has charted a successful comeback. The company's botched redesign, increased competition, a plateauing user bas...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, UK, London, Supreme Court, Australia, Youtube, Stanford, Wall Street, Ipo, Singapore, India, US, NFL, Trends


Snap's reputation as a safe haven for advertisers is paying off as companies boycott Facebook, with revenue up 17% in the second quarter

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has long pitched his company as the anti-Facebook, and it appears to be paying off as some advertisers that have been fleeing Facebook planned to spend more with Snap. Ad revenue and the number of users rose 17% in the second quarter of 2020, though user growth was down from a 20% increase in Q1. The app positions itself as a more positive platform that's safe for advertisers. Some, however, remain skeptical about Snap's ability to siphon ad spending away from Facebook in...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Starbucks, Evan Spiegel, DOE, SPIEGEL, Gorman, Roter, Duane Brown, Michael Levine, Pivotal Research Group, Facebook Snap, Jeremi Gorman, Mike Mother


Snap Reports Strong Revenue Growth in Q2, but Falls Short on User Growth Expectations

For the second quarter of 2020, Snap reported better than expected revenue growth. But its user base did not reach previous company projections. The company's revenue grew to $454 million, a 17% increase year over year for the same quarter. Snap CEO Evan Spiegel chocked that success up to "high levels of engagement on our...
Tags: Advertising, Evan Spiegel, Publishers & Platforms


Snapchat Users Climb 17% in Q2, Snap Stock Falls as Investors Hoped for Bigger Lift

Snapchat boosted its daily active user rolls with a hefty gain of 9 million in the second quarter of 2020, as the company grew revenue 17% year over year to beat analyst expectations. But investors appeared to have been expecting a bigger coronavirus-fueled lift from still-unprofitable Snap, which again — citing the pandemic — did […]
Tags: News, Snapchat, Evan Spiegel, Snap


Snap beats Q2 revenue estimates but falls short on user growth (SNAP)

Snap reported its Q2 2020 earnings Tuesday, showing better-than-expected revenue but falling just short on growth of daily active users. The company generated $454.2 million in second-quarter revenue and 238 million DAUs. Digital advertising has seen substantial negative impact from the coronavirus pandemic, and Snap results could be a barometer for the future of the industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snap reported better-than-expected Q2 revenue but fell just short...
Tags: Digital, Trends, Bloomberg, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, DAUs Digital


Snap is investigating allegations of racism and sexism within the company after some employees complained of a 'whitewashed' culture (SNAP)

In June, some former Snapchat employees spoke to Mashable about what they called racist and discriminatory practices at the company. After the report came out, Snap CEO Evan Spiegel said at an internal meeting that the company would be investigating the incidents. Business Insider has learned that Snap recently hired a northwest law firm, Williams Kastner, to lead part a "confidential" investigation into allegations of discrimination at the company. The Williams Kastner lawyers have so far rea...
Tags: US, Trends, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Bob Marley, Business Insider, Snap, SPIEGEL, Signal Telegram, Rolling Loud, Williams Kastner, northwest US Snap, Business Insider Spiegel


Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts, including Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, and Kanye, were hacked in a colossal bitcoin scam: here's the full list (TWTR)

Dozens of high-profile Twitter accounts were hacked on Wednesday as part of an elaborate bitcoin scam. Accounts belonging to billionaires, music artists, politicians, and tech founders and startups were all hacked. After more than an hour of bitcoin scams coming from large accounts, Twitter appeared to temporarily disable verified accounts from posting to the site as it looked into the issue. "We are aware of a security incident impacting accounts on Twitter," the company wrote on Twitter. "We ...
Tags: Twitter, Microsoft, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Square, Evan Spiegel, Floyd Mayweather, Miranda Kerr, Kanye, Wendy, Mike Bloomberg, Warren Buffett Elon Musk, Bill Gates Tesla, Apple Uber Kanye West Amazon, Jeff Bezos Billionaire


Inside the whirlwind romance of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel and model Miranda Kerr, who are raising 3 kids together while running their own companies (SNAP)

Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel are one of the most influential power couples, each having dominant presences in their respective industries. Kerr is a model and the founder and CEO of Kora Organics, a natural-skincare line. Spiegel is the founder and CEO of social-media company Snap. The couple began dating in 2015 after meeting at a dinner for Louis Vuitton. The night they met, Harper's Bazaar then editor in chief Glenda Bailey predicted they would get married. They tied the knot in 2017 and ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Shania Twain, Instagram, La, White House, US, Los Angeles, Barack Obama, Trends, Snapchat, Sergey Brin, Sydney, Venice, Evan Spiegel, Harrison Ford


Snap's reputation as a safe haven for advertisers is paying off as companies boycott Facebook, but some ad buyers think they'll crawl back eventually

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has long pitched his company as the anti-Facebook, and it appears to be paying off as some advertisers fleeing Facebook plan to spend more with Snap. The app positions itself as a more positive platform that's safe for advertisers. It's been on an ad sales and user growth tear, leading its stock price to the highest level since its 2017 IPO. Some, however, remain skeptical about Snap's ability to siphon ad spending away from Facebook in the long-term. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Starbucks, Evan Spiegel, SPIEGEL, Roter, Duane Brown, Michael Levine, Pivotal Research Group, Facebook Snap, Jeremi Gorman, Mike Mother, David Roter, Coca Cola Ford


Snap's longstanding pitch as a safe haven for brands is paying off as advertisers boycott Facebook

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel has long pitched his company as the anti-Facebook, and it appears to be paying off as some advertisers fleeing Facebook plan to spend more with Snap. The app positions itself as a more positive platform that's safe for advertisers. It's been on an ad sales and user growth tear, leading its stock price to the highest level since its 2017 IPO. Some, however, remain skeptical about Snap's ability to siphon ad spending away from Facebook in the long-term. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, US, Trends, Starbucks, Evan Spiegel, SPIEGEL, Roter, Duane Brown, Michael Levine, Pivotal Research Group, Facebook Snap, Jeremi Gorman, Mike Mother, David Roter, Coca Cola Ford


Elon Musk called Jeff Bezos a copycat — again — over Amazon's Zoox acquisition. Here are 9 other rivalries that have formed between some of the world's biggest tech CEOs.

While there are many close friendships among tech CEOs in Silicon Valley, there are plenty of feuds, too.  Some appear to be friendly rivalries — like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison — but others have become more contentious.  Tim Cook and Mark Zuckerberg, for example, have been openly feuding for years, while Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have made digs at each other over outer space.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, Cook, Jobs, Instagram, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, Washington, Time, San Francisco, Trends


The head of Snapchat's news division has left the company (SNAP)

The person overseeing Snapchat's news team, Xana O'Neill, has left the company. O'Neill has been the executive producer for news since August 2017, after serving as a managing editor at ABC News. Snapchat pushed into news content in 2015 with the launch of its Discover feature. The news division was first run by political correspondent Peter Hamby, who now hosts Snapchat's daily political show. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The person overseeing Snap's news content has l...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, America, Trends, Cnn, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Donald Trump, Abc News, Pew Research Center, Business Insider, Snap, Trump, Peter Hamby, Neill


Snapchat's executive producer for news has left the company (SNAP)

The person in charge of Snapchat's news team, Xana O'Neill, has left the company. O'Neill had been the executive producer for news since August 2017, after serving as a managing editor at ABC News. Snapchat pushed into news content in 2015 with the launch of its Discover feature. The news division was first run by political correspondent Peter Hamby, who now hosts Snapchat's daily political show. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The person overseeing Snap's news content has...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, America, Trends, Cnn, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Donald Trump, Abc News, Pew Research Center, Business Insider, Snap, Trump, Peter Hamby, Sean Mills


Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter asking users to 'smile' to break chains

Snapchat removed its Juneteenth filter on Friday after critics said it was tone-deaf, per CNBC. The filter asked users to smile, after which chains appeared and then broke.  Juneteenth commemorates the effective end of slavery in the U.S. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Snapchat's Juneteenth filter has been removed after receiving criticism, per CNBC. The filter displayed a Pan-African flag and read "Juneteenth, Freedom Day." Like many other Snapchat filters, the Junetee...
Tags: Texas, London, US, Trends, Nike, Snapchat, Silicon Valley, Evan Spiegel, Cnbc, Trump, Don, Mark S Luckie, Mark Luckie, Juneteenth


Meet the 13 execs who left Amazon's 'CEO Factory' and went on to become power players at major enterprise companies like Twilio, Tableau, and Intel — including 3 sued over noncompete agreements (AMZN, CRM, DATA, INTC, SQ, TWLO)

Amazon has been described as America's "CEO factory," given how many former execs go on to run (or help manage) major companies.  Just look at Amazon Web Services, where alumni have gone on to become power players at companies like Tableau, Square, Intel, and Twilio. Business Insider compiled a list of notable former AWS employees who have become power players at other companies. 3 people on the list have been sued by AWS for allegedly violating their noncompete agreements — most recently, mar...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, US, America, Trends, Linkedin, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, Intel, Ford, Square, Aws, Goldman Sachs, Evan Spiegel, Jeff Bezos


Silicon Valley tore up the playbook for dealing with Washington DC. Now Facebook, Twitter and Google are bracing for turbulence.

Twitter's move to label certain tweets from President Trump has triggered a reckoning for social media platforms, which have generally spent the last few years placating politicians. Snapchat followed suit, removing Trump from its Discover page, and Facebook is now weighing future changes. As the November election gets closer, platforms are being forced to decide what risks they're willing to take politically. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley's social media g...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Fcc, Obama, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Trends, Tech, Joe Biden, Snapchat, Fbi, Washington Dc