profiles of people

David Swensen, of the Yale Endowment.

“In his three-decade career, he grew the university’s endowment from $1 billion in 1985 to $31 billion in 2020. The results speak for themselves as he is largely considered to be one of the greatest investors of our time.” | learn more

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The Sara Blakely (Spanx) story.

“At 27, she took her $5,000 life savings, a good idea and tons of hustle to build a BILLION dollar business. The Crazy Part? She had almost no prior experience in business.” | learn more

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Peter Thiel’s origin story.

“Thin, dyspeptic, and humorless, he had seemed like an alien to his classmates since arriving at Stanford two and a half years earlier. He didn’t drink, didn’t date, didn’t crack jokes, and he seemed to possess both an insatiable ambition […]

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The fall of the Billionaire Gucci Master.

“Authorities say Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, perfected a simple internet scam and laundered millions of dollars. His past says a lot about digital swagger, and the kinds of stories that get told online.” | learn more