How long does it take for the average rich person to become rich? Ten years, 20 years? How about a minimum of 32 years? That's how long it took the average self-made millionaire, according to my data. And let me repeat — that's the minimum. It took 38 years for 52% and 42 years for 21%. Only a handful, 4%, became wealthy in less than 27 years.
By Chris Katje: On October 26, the announcement came that Viacom had made a majority purchase of Bellator Fighting Championship. Bellator is a smaller version of the popular UFC, which competes in the growing Mixed Martial Arts sport. Back in August, Viacom lost its content distribution deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and since then has been rumored to be looking to make a play at a new league.
Sounds absurd, doesn't it? But, when doesn't an idea which pushes the limits of an industry (or in this case a sport) sound ridiculous initially? That is how industries evolve though. Perhaps salmon fishing in a country famed for its deserts is a trivial example, but it brings to light how - with enough passion, ...
This post is sponsored by Chivas Being a software engineer during the week and a Jedi knight on the weekends sounds like an unlikely combination. But Alain Bloch considers his two passions to be perfectly harmonious.