Category Archives: Famous Men and Women in Business

Famous people in business and finance are celebrities in their own right. Read about the highest paid CEOs, most powerful women, and top earning celebrities.

James Packer Speedo and Shirtless Photos: Mariah Carey Boyfriend

Mariah Carey Boyfriend. Superdiva Mariah Carey has got herself a new beau. She must have listened to Wendy Williams advice to get herself an older billionaire and not a boytoy like Madonna’s Timor Steffens or JLo’s Casper Smart.

So who is the new Mariah Carey boyfriend? His name is James Packer. He is an Aussie. He is about the same age as Mariah (he is 47 years old to Mariah’s 45). And, most importantly, he is a billionaire!!! Yay!

According to Forbes Magazien, James Packer is worth USD4.7 billion. Forbes has more details about Packer’s wealth:

James Packer severed his family’s deep ties to the media business in 2012 when he sold pay-TV company Consolidated Media Holdings to News Corp, pocketing $1 billion. That left him to focus on his gaming empire Crown Ltd., which owns casinos in Australia and has a joint venture–Melco Crown Entertainment–in Macau and Manila with billionaire Lawrence Ho. Packer inherited a $5 billion business when his father Kerry Packer died in late 2005. The family fortune was built on media assets. Continue reading James Packer Speedo and Shirtless Photos: Mariah Carey Boyfriend

Lionel Messi Sponsors and Endorsement Deals: How Much Money Does Messi Make?

Lionel Messi Sponsors and Endorsement Deals. How much money is Lionel Messi is making from his sponsorship deals? Furthermore, what companies signed him as a celebrity endorser or spokesmodel? We’re pretty sure you already know that the Argentine football star is one of the highest paid endorsers in the world. But did you know how much his endorsement contracts pay? We also don’t know. So we decided to make a Lionel Messi sponsors list and this is what we came up with. If we missed any sponsors on this list, do mention them in the comments.

Lionel Messi Sponsors and Endorsement List:

1. Huawei Mobile. The Chinese mobile company reportedly paid US$6 million to Lionel to be its global brand ambassador. Continue reading Lionel Messi Sponsors and Endorsement Deals: How Much Money Does Messi Make?

How Rich is Rupert Grint?

How rich is our favorite redhead Rupert Grint? According to the Daily Mail, the Harry Potter actor is “is worth around £24million”. How much would that be in US dollars? We’re too lazy to do the conversion so you have to convert it yourself. Haha. Okay, if you use the conversion rate at the time this was posted, Rupert Grint is worth US$36.5 million.

That’s a lot of money for a young man of 24 so we’re happy to note that he has a management team that helps him see to it that his hard-earned money does not go to waste. Heaven knows how many child stars ended up in poverty because they did not know what to do with the financial bonanza that came their way. Anyhoo, Rupert’s management group which he calls Clay 10 is apparently headed by his dad, Nigel Grint.

What we find most interesting in the Daily Mail’s report is Rupert’s real estate properties. According to the tabloid, Rupert lives in an 18th century mansion worth £5.4million. The mansion has “five reception rooms, six bedroom suites and indoor and outdoor swimming pools”. We wonder what financial guru Suze Orman will say about the maintenance cost of this mansion. Haha. Continue reading How Rich is Rupert Grint?

Highest Paid CEO in the World: Stephen Schwarzman or Aubrey McClendon?

Highest Paid CEO in the US. Stephen Schwarzman, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Blackstone Group investment firm, is the highest paid CEO in the United States. According to the Corporate Library, a group which monitors corporate governance on behalf of shareholders, Schwarzman received US$ 702.4 million in compensation last year.

Who decided to pay him that amount? Well, according to the Corporate Library, the entire compensation package “was decided not by a compensation committee but by Mr. Schwarzman himself.” Yup, that’s right. He decided how much he’s gonna get paid. Does that not violate the “conflict of interest” thingie?

Anyhoo, here’s the top ten highest paid CEOs in the U.S.
1. Stephen Schwarzman, $702.4 million, Blackstone Group
2. Lawrence Ellison, Oracle Corp., US$556.9 million
3. Ray Irani, Occidental Petroleum, $222.6 million
4. John Hess, Hess Corporation, $159.6 million
5. Michael Watford, Ultra Petroleum Corp.’s, $116.9 million
6. Aubrey McClendon, Chesapeake Energy, $114.3 million
7. Bob Simpson, XTO Energy, $103.5 million
8. Mark Papa, EOG Resources, $90.5 million
9. Eugene Isenberg, Nabors Industries, $79.3 million
10. Michael Jeffries, Abercrombie & Fitch Co., $71.8 million Continue reading Highest Paid CEO in the World: Stephen Schwarzman or Aubrey McClendon?

Highest Paid Football Player: Eli Manning and David Beckham

Highest Paid Football Player: Eli Manning and David Beckham. After signing a very lucrative contract with the NY Giants, Eli Manning is now considered as the highest paid footballer (the American version). However, he has some catching up to do with David Beckham, the other highest paid footballer (the soccer version), who’s making £30.1 million a year including endorsements. That’s pounds, baby, pounds.

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Anyways, here’s an NBC report on Eli Manning’s contract with the New York Giants: Continue reading Highest Paid Football Player: Eli Manning and David Beckham

Highest Earning Celebrities: Directors, Actors, Actresses – List

Highest Earning Celebrities. Holy canoly, did you know that Oprah Winfrey made US$275 million in the last 12 months? We knew she makes lots of money but we didn’t realize she’s making LOTS and LOTS of money. Here’s the top 25 highest earning celebrities according to Forbes.com:

1. Oprah Winfrey: $275 million
2. George Lucas: $170 million
3. Steven Spielberg: $150 million
4. Madonna: $110 million
5. Tiger Woods: $110 million
6. Jerry Bruckheimer: $100 million
7. Beyonce Knowles: $87 million
8. Jerry Seinfeld: $85 million
9. Dr. Phil McGraw: $80 million
10. Simon Cowell: $75 million
11. Tyler Perry: $75 million
12-14. Bruce Springsteen: $70 million
12-14. Coldplay: $70 million
12-14. Howard Stern: $70 million
15-17. Harrison Ford: $65 million
15-17. Kenny Chesney: $65 million
15-17. Dave Matthews Band: $65 million
18-20. Rascal Flatts: $60 million
18-20. AC/DC: $60 million
18-20. James Patterson: $60 million
21-22. Adam Sandler: $55 million
21-22. Larry David: $55 million
23. Rush Limbaugh: $54 million
24. Toby Keith: $52 million
25. Bon Jovi: $50 million

For a list specifically for singers, check out our post on the Highest Paid Singers or Musicians. Continue reading Highest Earning Celebrities: Directors, Actors, Actresses – List