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Weekly Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week

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Here are the top 10 highlights for this week.

1. (Q&A) Entrepreneur Journey: This Millennial Built A $12M Coworking Platform In 3 Years

Since launching in 2015, Leanne’s built a $12M company, sold out her seed round in record time, and is now running a 19-man remote team looking to make a dent in the gazillion dollar co-working market. Here’s her story.

2. INFOGRAPHIC: How Amazon Makes Money—And Why They’re Worth Over A Trillion Dollars

Amazon’s stupendous growth from continuous negative returns for decades to being valued at over a trillion dollars, is hard to miss. Check out the breakdown of Amazon’s vast money streams in this infographic.

3. Here Are Central America’s Biggest Real Estate Hot Spots

For US investors thinking about making the leap to invest in Central America, this article is designed to help you along the way. Take a look at the five best places for real estate investment in Central America and make sure you’re making your money work for you.

4. Millennials To Gen Z: 5 Ways They Differ In The Workplace

There has been plenty of focus on millennials in the past few years, but it’s now time to redirect our attention to Gen Z. Right now Gen Z is entering the workforce and are ready to become the face of corporate America. Here’s how they are faring.

5. Why Are Investors And Wall Street Picking Up Unprofitable IPOs?

IPO investors capitalize on high growth companies and might strike a fortune in the long-run if they stay invested in successful companies. Here’s more on the story.

6. INFOGRAPHIC: What You Can Learn From Super Investor Warren Buffett

With a net worth that crosses a whopping $84B, it’s hard to question Warren Buffett’s investment moves. Here’s what you can learn from him.

7. 10 Mistakes Homebuyers Must Avoid At All Costs

Buying your home can be quite daunting, and if done wrong, it can bring with it enough financial regrets for the homebuyer. Here are 10 mistakes to avoid when buying your home.

8. Quiz: How Much Should You Be Saving Every Month?

Take this quiz to gauge and measure how much you need to save.

9. The No. 1 Strategy To Build A Rental Property Empire

Here’s how you can launch your own real estate empire that’s banking high on rental income.

10. Lil Wayne’s Tha Carter V To Hit No. 1 With Third-Largest Streaming Week Ever

After a lengthy legal battle with business partner and surrogate father Baby that left him musically sidelined since 2013, rapper Lil Wayne returned in a big way last week, releasing his hotly anticipated 24-track album Tha Carter V. Read more here.

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$137 Billion On The Line With Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos Divorce

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A year after becoming the richest person, Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, is getting a divorce from his wife MacKenzie. The news broke in the below tweet from Jeff last Wednesday.

MacKenzie is said to have played a significant role in Amazon in the early years of the company. If the split goes as predicted, she will then become the richest woman in the world.

Investors will be comfortable once the divorce does not affect the growth and profitability of Amazon

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What Are Your Favorite Christmas Songs And How Much Money Do They Make?

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Christmas is the gift that keeps on giving for a select group of singers, songwriters and producers. An article in Forbes recently pegged U.S’s Christmas Music as the “Global King” compared to other genres of music like Pop.

So how much money are they talking? CNBC’s Tom Chitty explains.

 

 

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This Uber Killer Wants To Drive You Around In A Lambo…For £5

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Uber and Lyft broke the internet last week with the headline-grabbing news of their impending IPOs.

While all that was going on, another ride-hailing service called miwhip (“my whip” — get it?) came out of left field, announcing their desire to drive ride-hailers around in luxury sports cars like Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and whatever the hell else the heart desires.

But as usual, there’s a caveat…

Not going to call it a bait-and-switch, but here’s what Forbes wrote on their Instagram:

A new Uber rival in London, miwhip, lets you travel in gold supercars, and trips can cost as little as £5.

The ride-sharing app launched at the end of last month with an Austin Powers villain-worthy Lamborghini Aventador, Ferrari 488, Rolls Royce Ghost II, Mercedes G Wagon and McLaren 720s.

Within 48 hours of receiving the private hire operator license from Transport for London, miwhip spent over £1.5 million on supercars.

Miwhip takes 10% less commission than their competitors and offers daily cash outs as an homage to the five cofounders’ father, who was a mini-cab driver who worked to juggle work and family life.

 

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