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From Elon Musk to Tim Cook, here's where the world's most influential tech founders and CEOs went to college — and what they studied

College is where many figure out what they're actually interested in and determine the career they want to pursue. We researched the degrees and schools attended by well-known tech CEOs, many of whom launched their companies or landed on the idea for their first startup while studying at college. Here's where 52 CEOs and founders in the tech industry went to school, and what they studied. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. For new college students, choosing a major can feel l...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Europe, Elon Musk, Cook, Sweden, Maryland, Microsoft, Yahoo, Mba, Stanford, India, Satya Nadella, Trends


Elon Musk made almost $12 billion in the past week as Tesla's stock soars. Here's how the eccentric CEO makes and spends his $45.2 billion fortune.

Tesla announced last week that its fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates, sending both its share price and Elon Musk's net worth soaring. Musk said in January 2018 he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even said he planned to spend his 48th birthday improving Tesla's logistics. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also may be expec...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Ebay, Stanford, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Earth, Canada, New York Times, The Times, Cbs


Elon Musk made $2.3 billion in the hour after Tesla announced better than expected earnings. Here's how the eccentric CEO makes and spends his $33.6 billion fortune.

Tesla announced Wednesday that its fourth-quarter earnings beat Wall Street estimates, sending both its share price and Elon Musk's net worth soaring. Musk said in January 2018 he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even said he planned to spend his 48th birthday improving Tesla's logistics. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO also may be expec...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Ebay, Stanford, Wall Street, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Earth, Canada, New York Times, The Times, Cbs


Study Business in the Ivy League – Expert Advice

So, you want to study business in the Ivy League? If you want to major in business at an Ivy League university, you may need to broaden your horizons. First, a bit of history The Ivy League universities are among the oldest in the country. Five of the eight are among the 10 oldest universities in the country: Harvard – 1636Yale – 1702Penn – 1740Princeton – 1746Columbia – 1754 Brown and Dartmouth were founded a little bit later (in 1746 and 1769, respectively). Cornell is...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Washington Post, College, Mba, Stanford, Uncategorized, America, Harvard, United States, Yale, Dartmouth, Columbia University, Ivy League, University of Pennsylvania, John Adams


12 wildly successful companies started by people in their 20s

It's never too young to act on a great idea, and these successful entrepreneurs prove just that. Steve Jobs was only 21 when he started Apple out of his parents' garage, and Tyler Haney was 25 when she launched clothing company Outdoor Voices. David Karp, who founded Tumblr in his early 20s, faked a deep voice during important phone calls to get adults to take him seriously. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Whether they dropped out of college, spent hours holed up in their ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Florida, Maryland, Steve Jobs, Ebay, US, NFL, San Francisco, Trends, Vogue, EK, Richard Branson, Tumblr, Vox, Gq


Health and Beauty Businesses Rank Highest for Creditworthiness in Recent Report

Are you a health or beauty business owner and thinking about obtaining financing? If yes, then you’re more likely to get it than other small business owners. Most Creditworthy Businesses According to The Capital Report prepared by Square in partnership with the Wharton School’s Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, health and beauty businesses have got the highest (89 on a scale of 0-100) creditworthiness index. This simply means health and beauty businesses are more eligible to acquire f...
Tags: Sales, United States, Square, Wharton School, DepositPhotos, Small Business News, The Harris Poll, Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance, Creditworthiness Index Creditworthiness


January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong

You're reading January is Financial Wellness Month: Here Are 3 Tips To Start The Year Off Financially Strong, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please visit our site for more inspirational articles. 2020 is not only the start of a new year—it also marks a new decade full of opportunities for growth, improvement and forward momentum. One specific area in which many people could stand to improve is financial management. January is Fina...
Tags: Featured, Money, Savings, Uncategorized, Success, United States, Medicare, Dallas, University of Pennsylvania, Ira, Lifehacks, Self-improvement, Los Angeles Times, Irs, Money And Finance, Productivity Tips


Voices in AI – Episode 105: A Conversation with Andrew Busey

[voices_in_ai_byline] About this Episode On Episode 105 of Voices in AI, Byron speaks with Andrew Busey about the nature of intelligence and how we differentiate between artificial intelligence and ‘real’ intelligence. Listen to this episode or read the full transcript at www.VoicesinAI.com Transcript Excerpt Byron Reese: This is Voices in AI brought to you by GigaOm, I’m Byron Reese. Today my guest is Andrew Busey. He is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on building products. He created th...
Tags: Google, Blog, Seo, Artificial Intelligence, Egypt, Cern, Nvidia, Espn, Ai, Duke, Byron, Marc Andreessen, Penn, University Of Illinois, Wharton School, Duke University


Casper's money-losing mattress business will face a tough IPO path, and some observers think the IPO might even get scrapped

Online mattress company Casper, which filed for an initial public offering last week, could find it hard to complete its IPO, business experts told Business Insider. Wall Street has soured on unicorns, or startups valued at $1 billion or more, that lose money. Casper is losing money, thanks to high marketing, administrative, and return costs. But the company's valuation could also hinder its IPO; comparable public companies that are actually profitable are valued far less on a price-to-sales b...
Tags: Wall Street, Ipo, Softbank, Trends, Nasa, University of Pennsylvania, WeWork, Casper, Wharton School, Santa Clara University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Hendershott, Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, Business Insider Wall Street, David Hsu


Here's why business experts think $1 billion Casper's planned IPO could be a bust

Online mattress company Casper, which filed for an initial public offering last week, could find it hard to complete its IPO, business experts told Business Insider. Wall Street has soured on unicorns, or startups valued at $1 billion or more, that lose money. Casper is losing money, thanks to high marketing, administrative, and return costs. But the company's valuation could also hinder its IPO; comparable public companies that are actually profitable are valued far less on a price-to-sales b...
Tags: Wall Street, Ipo, Softbank, Trends, University of Pennsylvania, WeWork, Casper, Wharton School, Santa Clara University, Stanford Graduate School of Business, Hendershott, Dan Morgan, Synovus Trust, Business Insider Wall Street, David Hsu, Rob Siegel


5 Free Online Courses to Sharpen Your B2B Marketing Skills

No matter how much you already know, in 2020's always-on B2B marketing landscape there’s always more to learn. That's why savvy B2B marketers are continually seeking out new methods and research, and refining and honing their existing skills. Whether it's influencer marketing, conversion optimization, or search engine optimization (SEO), with more options available for learning new marketing skills today than ever before, choosing where to start can sometimes seem overwhelming. Online cours...
Tags: Seo, B2b Marketing, CMO, Mit, Harvard, Harvard University, Online Courses, University of Pennsylvania, Berkeley, Mooc, Victor, University Of Colorado, Wharton School, University of California at Berkeley, Hugh, Jonah Berger


Elon Musk is a notorious workaholic. Here's how the father of 5 makes and spends his $30.2 billion fortune.

Elon Musk's girlfriend and Canadian singer Grimes posted a photo on Instagram hinting that she's pregnant.  The Tesla and SpaceX CEO currently has a net worth of about $30.2 billion, Bloomberg estimates. Musk said in January he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even planned to spend his 48th birthday improving Tesla's logistics. Vi...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Instagram, Ebay, Stanford, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Earth, Canada, New York Times, The Times, Cbs


Insiders say these are the 10 most transformative M&A deals of the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 M&A deals that transformed industries and defined the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 M&A deals that upended industries and defined the decade

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


These 10 deals defined the 2010s. Here's how they upended industries, drew regulatory ire, and transformed M&A.

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


10 business deals that defined the decade and transformed their industries

The decade started off cold, but the 2010s produced some of the frothiest years for mergers and acquisitions in history.  Business Insider spoke with M&A bankers, lawyers, and academics to determine 10 of the most significant deals of the decade.  While some of the largest deals of the 2010s appear on this list, this is not a list of the largest deals of the 2010s — we considered and included deals of all sizes and from a variety of industries.  Visit BI Prime for more stories With the econom...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Hbo, Usa, Instagram, Time Warner, Senate, White House, Disney, US, America, Trends, Walmart, Bloomberg


Elon Musk says 250,000 people have already pre-ordered Tesla's new Cybertruck. Here's what entrepreneurs and marketers can learn from his ability to inspire 'true believers' to commit to his brand. (TSLA)

More than 250,000 people pre-ordered the newly announced Cybertruck within a week of its launch, with "no advertising and no paid endorsement," according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk's ability to persuade people to pay in advance for products they have never seen before — well before they will ever receive it — is a case study for entrepreneurs looking to build a following for their buzz-worthy brand. Business Insider reached out to marketing experts at Columbia, Penn, and NYU business schools...
Tags: Elon Musk, Taylor Swift, Trends, Tesla, Ford, Columbia, Musk, Business Insider, Penn, Nyu, Wharton School, Toubia, Tom Meyvis, Meyvis, Reibstein, Cybertruck


Tesla's Cybertruck fiasco cost Elon Musk $768 million in a single day — here's how the notorious workaholic and father of 5 makes and spends his $23.6 billion fortune

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk currently has a net worth of about $23.6 billion — down $768 million from what it was before a failed demonstration of Tesla's new Cybertruck sent shares of the automaker down 6% Friday, Forbes reported. Musk said in January he will not receive any form of payment or compensation until Tesla reaches $100 billion in market cap. A notorious workaholic, Musk doesn't spend his money on lavish vacations or expensive hobbies; he even planned to spend his 48th birthday ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Ebay, Stanford, America, Los Angeles, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Paypal, Earth, Canada, New York Times, The Times, Cbs


Gridiron Capital hires senior associate

Gridiron Capital LLC has named Nick Weido as a senior associate. Gridiron invests in middle-market companies in the consumer, B2B and B2C services sectors. PRESS RELEASE NEW CANAAN, CT, November 21, 2019 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), a leading investment firm focused on partnering with founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, is pleased to announce that Nick Weido has joined the firm as senior associate. In this role, Mr. Weido will focus on new investment opportunities, du...
Tags: Trends, People, Canada, United States, University of Pennsylvania, NICK, Wharton School, KEVIN JACKSON, University of Notre Dame, New Canaan, Gridiron, Gridiron Capital LLC, Gridiron Capital, Nick Weido, Weido, Morgan Stanley Mr Weido


NEA promotes two

New Enterprise Associates Inc has promoted Ed Mathers to general partner. Also, the firm has promoted Blake Wu to partner on the healthcare investing team. Mathers first joined NEA in 2008 while Wu came on board in 2014. PRESS RELEASE Menlo Park, CA — Oct. 28, 2019 — New Enterprise Associates, Inc. (NEA) today announced the promotion of Ed Mathers, a healthcare investor focused on biotechnology and specialty pharmaceuticals, to General Partner. Since joining NEA in 2008, Mathers has been a treme...
Tags: Trends, People, Medimmune, University of Pennsylvania, Novartis, Allergan, Ed, Nea, Wharton School, Blake, North Carolina State University, Menlo Park CA, Wu, Ares Management, Mathers, New Enterprise Associates Inc


SoftBank likely had the Vision Fund on its mind when it decided to rescue WeWork

In deciding to rescue WeWork, SoftBank likely was motivated by more than just the coworking company's potential, business experts told Business Insider. The Japanese conglomerate was almost certainly also trying to defend its $100 billion Vision Fund — and better its chances to attract investors to its second Vision Fund. Some of the Vision Fund's biggest investments have been struggling — Uber and Slack have both fallen below their public offering prices. But WeWork, which has seen its valuat...
Tags: Uber, Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Softbank, Trends, New York Times, United Arab Emirates, University of Pennsylvania, WeWork, Son, Neumann, Wharton School, Robert Siegel, Adam Neumann, Masayoshi Son, Stanford Graduate School


SoftBank likely had the Vision Fund on its its mind when it decided to rescue WeWork

In deciding to rescue WeWork, SoftBank likely was motivated by more than just the coworking company's potential, business experts told Business Insider. The Japanese conglomerate was almost certainly also trying to defend its $100 billion Vision Fund — and better its chances to attract investors to its second Vision Fund. Some of the Vision Fund's biggest investments have been struggling — Uber and Slack have both fallen below their public offering prices. But WeWork, which has seen its valuat...
Tags: Uber, Saudi Arabia, Ipo, Softbank, Trends, New York Times, United Arab Emirates, University of Pennsylvania, WeWork, Son, Neumann, Wharton School, Robert Siegel, Adam Neumann, Masayoshi Son, Stanford Graduate School


The Entrepreneur’s Essentials: Afterword (by Bob Campbell)

Back to Contents Written by Bob Campbell on Sept. 19, 2019:I first met Brett Hurt over 25 years ago. He was completing his undergraduate studies with a major in Management Information Systems at the University of Texas and was aspiring to a management consulting position. I was one of his interviewers. He tells me that it was his toughest interview, and that he had no idea where he stood in my eyes. He jokes today that he is still not sure! In fact, I found a bright, personable, and high perfo...
Tags: Startups, Wisdom, Entrepreneurship, Startup, Austin, Mentorship, Board, Wharton School, Brett, University of Texas, BazaarVoice, Public Benefit Corporation, Josh Baer, Brett Hurt, Bob-campbell, Austin Startups


Sverica Capital promotes Harstad, Osenkowski

Sverica Capital Management said Oct. 17 that Ryan Harstad and Gregg Osenkowski were promoted to partner effective immediately. PRESS RELEASE Sverica Capital Management Announces the Promotions of Ryan Harstad and Gregg Osenkowski to Partner Boston and San Francisco – October 17, 2019 – Sverica Capital Management, a leading growthoriented private equity firm focused on the lower middle market, announced today the promotions of Ryan Harstad and Gregg Osenkowski to Partner effective immediately. Da...
Tags: Boston, San Francisco, Trends, People, Greg, Wharton School, Ryan, Northeastern University, Gregg, Wake Forest University, Sverica, University of Pennsylvania He, Sverica Capital, Sverica Capital Management, Gregg Osenkowski, David Finley


Apple and Goldman Sachs are being picky about who gets an Apple Card

Apple and Goldman Sachs are being picky about who they approve for Apple Card, the new credit card they launched in August. "The approval rates early on have been lower," Goldman CEO David Solomon said on the bank's third-quarter earnings call, adding that the bank is favoring applicants with excellent credit scores. "Keeping approval rates low suggests that at least initially Apple wants to focus on low-risk (higher credit score) customers, rather than catering to higher-risk customers," a Wh...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Goldman Sachs, University of Pennsylvania, Goldman, Wall Street Journal, Kfc, Wharton School, Solomon, Wharton, David Solomon, Apple Card, Markets Insider Apple, Markets Insider Watch Apple, Benjamin Keys


Eveloff, Lesniak join Norwest Equity Partners

Norwest Equity Partners said Oct. 8 that Adam Garcia Eveloff and Beth Lesniak have joined the firm as managing directors, while Jason Sondell was promoted to managing director. Eveloff joined NEP from Castanea Partners, while Lesniak worked for Grey Mountain Partners. PRESS RELEASE Norwest Equity Partners Boosts Investment Team by Adding Three Managing Directors MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Norwest Equity Partners (NEP), a leading middle market investment firm, announces the addition of Adam G...
Tags: Minneapolis, Trends, People, Jason, Northwestern University, Emory University, Wharton School, Lesniak, Castanea, Boston Mass, The Riverside Company, Kellogg School of Management, Castanea Partners, Credit Suisse First Boston, NEP, Grey Mountain Partners


GTCR announces promotions

GTCR said Oct. 8 that it promoted Michael Hollander to managing director, while Stephen Master and KJ McConnell were elevated to principal. PRESS RELEASE GTCR Promotes Michael S. Hollander to Managing Director and Stephen P. Master and KJ McConnell to Principal CHICAGO, October 8, 2019 — GTCR, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, announced today the promotions of Michael S. Hollander to Managing Director, and Stephen P. Master and KJ McConnell to Principal. Mr. Hollander joined GTCR in 2...
Tags: Trends, People, Chicago, University Of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, Ba, Northwestern University, Wharton School, Hollander, McConnell, Indiana University Kelley School of Business, Harvard Business School, GTCR, Simpli, Stephen Master, Michael Hollander


Is your CEO brilliant, a jerk, or both? Here's how to tell

Marc J. Epstein and Rob Shelton are the authors of "The Brilliant Jerk Conundrum: Thriving With and Governing a Dominant Visionary." They write that WeWork CEO and founder Adam Neumann was a classic "brilliant jerk." Being a brilliant jerk isn't necessarily a bad sign — Steve Jobs is one such example — but others have more in common with a leader like Elizabeth Holmes of Theranos or Travis Kalanick of Uber. It's hard to distinguish between who will lead a company towards success, and who will ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Uber, Elon Musk, Steve Jobs, Trends, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Travis Kalanick, Jeff Bezos, Elizabeth Holmes, Wharton School, Houston Texas, Shelton, INSEAD, Enron


Pennsylvania Is Helping Pay For The Philadelphia Orchestra’s China Tour. What Do State Taxpayers Get Out Of It?

Basically, as one executive put it, “there are two Philadelphia brands the Chinese respect — the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and the Philadelphia Orchestra.” Classical music is often used as a conversational warm-up for business discussions in China, not unlike the way sports is used elsewhere, and, as another executive puts it, the orchestra’s tour “serve[s] as a big draw for potential Chinese investors and companies to explore investment opportunities in the Philadelphia area....
Tags: Art, Music, China, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Philadelphia Orchestra, 05.13.19