Tag: millionaire

  • She's Only 6 And She's A Millionaire

    She's Only 6 And She's A Millionaire

    ABC News' Taylor Behrendt reports: Isabella Barrett made it big on the TLC hit-show "Toddlers & Tiaras" and many viewed her as the newest star on the kiddie-pageant circuit. But Isabella, now 6 (pictured), got attention for all the wrong reasons last year when video showed her offering scathing criticism... Continue Reading

  • College Dropout Turns eBay Page Into $100 Million Business

    College Dropout Turns eBay Page Into $100 Million Business

    As a 22-year-old community college dropout, Sophia Amoruso was living with her step-aunt and working a $13-an-hour job checking student IDs. She thought about photography school but blanched at the cost, so instead quit her dead-end job and started scouting out vintage clothes and selling them for profit on... Continue Reading

  • 1st-Grade Teacher Deanna Jump Earns $1 Million Selling Lesson Plans

    1st-Grade Teacher Deanna Jump Earns $1 Million Selling Lesson Plans

    How to reward good teachers -- and punish the bad -- is one of the most fraught issues in education. But now talented teachers can earn a bonus without going through unions or principals or politicians. On TeachersPayTeachers.com, they can sell their lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes for a few dollars --... Continue Reading

  • Confessions Of A Millionaire's Servant

    Confessions Of A Millionaire's Servant

    By Ashley Lutz A longtime servant of an eccentric millionaire wrote about what it's like to spend most of your time in a mansion while earning minimum wage. The man, who said he worked for a gentleman who made millions in real estate, posted on Reddit's Ask Me Anything to answer questions. Continue Reading

  • Ex-Barclays CEO, Citing Scandal, Gives Up $31 Million Bonuses, Still Takes Salary

    Ex-Barclays CEO, Citing Scandal, Gives Up $31 Million Bonuses, Still Takes Salary

    By the CNN Wire Staff London (CNN) -- Former Barclays bank chief executive Bob Diamond will voluntarily give up bonuses worth $31 million after he resigned in the wake of a rate-rigging scandal, the bank said Tuesday. Diamond will still receive 12 months salary after his resignation last week, the bank said... Continue Reading

  • Illinois Town Abuzz Over Lottery Jackpot Winner

    Illinois Town Abuzz Over Lottery Jackpot Winner

    RED BUD, Ill. -- Like every Mega Millions ticketholder, paramedic Dan Parrott let himself imagine all the cool stuff the world-record $640 million jackpot would buy -- a new house, a new car, even new ambulances and a new stationhouse for his employer. But his dreams imploded Saturday when his $40 worth of... Continue Reading

  • $1 Million Lottery Winner Still Uses Food Stamps

    $1 Million Lottery Winner Still Uses Food Stamps

    Winning the lottery can be world-rocking, and it certainly was for Amanda Clayton, who scored $1 million in Michigan's state lottery last September, or a little over $500,000, she says, after taxes. But there are downsides too: Like jealous friends who are looking for ways to bring you down, as in tipping off... Continue Reading

  • How Inner-City-Kid Farrah Gray Became A Millionaire By 14

    How Inner-City-Kid Farrah Gray Became A Millionaire By 14

    Farrah Gray got his start selling hand-painted rocks. Growing up in inner-city Chicago in the 1980s, Gray grew accustomed to days "when the only thing in our refrigerator was the light that came on when you opened the door," he writes in his book, "Reallionaire." Continue Reading