This was the case for Even Omen and her husband Faith, the president and CEO team behind aerospace giant Sierra Nevada Corp. (SNC). After some English courses, Even decided to get her MBA and selected the University of Nevada, Reno at Faith’s suggestion.
Eventually, the couple decided to buy the company and took the business from the verge of bankruptcy to a top military contractor. The couple is also known for philanthropy, giving millions of dollars to educational causes and earning the #29 spot on Forbes' list of top givers.
Barry Miller (left) and Diane von Gutenberg run their own businesses in separate industries. Peggy and Andrew Cheng own and run $3.5 billion (sales) Chinese fast-food chain Panda Express.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence (center) joins Sierra Nevada co-founders Even and Faith Omen at the ... 34th Space Symposium. Mathew Steiner/© 2018 Bloomberg Finance LP The Omens built their defense contractor Sierra Nevada Corp. through a series of some 20 acquisitions.
Describing their strategy, Even told Forbes last year: “Our guys go hunting, and they bring me this giant bear and say, ‘Now you do the skinning and clean it up.’ ” The couple headed semiconductor company Marvell Technology for 11 years until they were forced out as a result of an internal accounting investigation in 2016.
She has honed her entrepreneurial focus more recently, buying back her Ivy Park leisure line and relaunching it with Adidas earlier this year. “I've worked too hard and sacrificed too much to do something silly that would mess up the brand I've created all of these years,” she told Forbes a decade ago.
Zack's work has also appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Billboard, Sports Illustrated, Vibe, Sweeney's and the Library of Congress. In over a decade at Forbes, he has investigated topics from Wu-Tang Clan's secret album in Morocco to the return of tourism in post-conflict Sierra Leone to the earning power of Hip-Hop's Cash Kings, writing cover stories on subjects ranging from Richard Branson to Ashton Butcher to Katy Perry.
A former child actor, Zack played the title role in the film Lorenzo's Oil (1992) and arrived at Forbes in 2007 after graduating from Yale with an American Studies degree. He and Beyoncé have been dubbed music's first billionaire couple, ” with a combined net-worth of $1.26 billion.
As chart-topping musicians, of course they've made a lot of money through their hits, but they've also brought in millions through other entrepreneurial pursuits, making them one of the richest power couples in the world. She then signed a $60 million deal with Netflix, which includes the documentary “Homecoming,” chronicling her preparation for Coachella.
He reportedly has a stake in Armand de Brignac, a company that makes $300 Champagne nicknamed “Ace of Spades,” and has his own brand of cognac, D'USE. His share was estimated at $350,000 when he sold it due to conflict of interest with ROC Nation Sports.
Some of their homes include this house in the Hampton's, this converted church in New Orleans, and an $88 million mansion in Bel Air, California. The couple is also said to have spent more than $80,000 on matching gold cribs for their twins, and they bought an $11,000 dress for their other daughter, Blue Ivy, to wear to the MTV Video Music Awards.
Today, FORBES’ hit us with their list of America’s Wealthiest Self-Made Women, and to no surprise, Beyoncé is part of the pack. In support of Beyoncé’s Lemonade album, which did exceptional on the charts, her Formation stadium tour raked in more than $256 million in ticket sales and merchandise across 49 dates in Europe and the US.
Her company Park wood Entertainment serves as a fully functional media apparatus dabbling in everything from artist management to film making to fashion. As everyone knows, HOV has put music on the back burner as of late in service of the many business ventures he’s juggling.
Earlier this month, Mr. Carter secured a $200 million deal with touring company Live Nation. Back in 2013, publications like International Business Times dubbed them pop music’s first billionaire couple, but perhaps prematurely.
Bey's solo concert tours are enough to make her a standalone force, while Jay's business endeavors with his streaming service Tidal brings in millions. After years of using Twitter to spew hatred, lies, racism, sexism, xenophobia and homophobia, Donald Trump’s account has been permanently suspended, the social media giant announced on Friday (Jan. 8).
The decision was made following a “close review” of Trump’s account and comes two days after he incited the terroristic siege on the U.S. Capitol. “In the context of horrific events this week, we made it clear on Wednesday that additional violations of the Twitter Rules would potentially result in this very course of action.
The statement continues, “However, we made it clear going back years that these accounts are not above our rules entirely and cannot use Twitter to incite violence, among other things. With no Twitter account, Trump no longer has a personal social media platform to use during his last two weeks in office as he has been banned from Facebook and Instagram indefinitely.
Maya Consent, the woman who wrongfully accused a 14-year-old Black boy of stealing her iPhone and then attacked him inside a Soho hotel, sat down for a virtual interview with Gayle King on CBS This Morning Friday (Jan. 8). The 22-year-old woman caught on camera allegedly physically attacking a 14-year-old Black teen and falsely accusing him of stealing her phone was arrested in California.
On Dec. 17, 2020, both parties agreed to Final paying Chapman $450,000 to avoid taking the case to trial, according to documents made public in a California federal court. “As a songwriter and an independent publisher I have been known to be protective of my work,” Chapman shared in a statement issued to The New York Times and other outlets.
In October 2018, Chapman sued Final for the unauthorized interpolated sampling of her 1988 single, “Baby Can I Hold You,” after the rapper's unreleased song, “Sorry,” was leaked by Hot 97's DJ Funk master Flex. Final's lawyer, Peter W. Ross, issued the following comment about the closed case: “We settled for one reason only.