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Reed Hastings-Net Worth, Age, Founder, Personal Life, Wife, Kids

Reed Hastings, an American billionaire businessman is the co-founder & CEO of media-services provider Netflix Inc., founded in 1997. Formerly, he served as a board member on Facebook (2011- 2019) & Microsoft (2007- 2012).

Starting his career as a math teacher at Peace Corps in Swaziland, Hastings, then worked as a software engineer in many companies, before founding his first company Pure Software (1991- 1997).

After the sales of the Pure Software, Hasting co-founded with Netflix with Marc Randolph- the company now stands with a market cap of $162.58 billion.

How Much Is Reed Hastings’ Net Worth In 2020?

According to Forbes, as of April 7, 2020, Hastings has a net worth of $4.3 billion. Reportedly, Reed made hefty sum through his venture in Netflix (its CEO & co-founder) & own a 1.3% stake in the company.

He ranks #239 in Forbes 400 2019 & #494 in Billionaires 2020.

In October 2011, as per Celebrity Net Worth, the Boston, Massachusetts-born businessman saw downfall of $640 million in the net worth (from the fortune of $858 million to $218 million) after the Qwikster fiasco.

Reportedly, at that time, the share price went down to $77 only from the original $305.

Later, by April 2014, Reed Hastings managed to cope up with losses in previous years & saw earnings of $100 million (on April 23), as the share price hiked to $217 in comparison of $53 (from late 2013).

Then, Hasting had a 5.1% stake, with roughly 2.8 million shares in Netflix in 2014.

And in March 2015, he had a net worth of $1 billion as per Forbes. Over the next 3 years, the Netflix co-founder enjoyed billion-dollars showers:

YearNet Worth
2016 (March)$1.2 billion
2017March$1.8 billion
October$2.2 billion
2018March$2.7 billion
October$3.6 billion
2019 (March)$4 billion

As per reports by CCN.com, since May of 2019 throughout September that year, Reeds lost approximately $1.3 billion of his stakein Netflix on paper.

In October 2019, Reed’s fortune recorded $3.5 billion & again saw incline in gaining.

Hastings’ Salary As CEO Of Netflix

Since the foundation of Netflix in 1997, Reed Hastings is serving as its CEO & without a doubt, he collects hefty payroll from his work.

The Hollywood Reporter, in December 2019, stated that Hastings’ annual salary for 2020 was $650,000 along with a $34 million in stock options in Netflix, totaling the earnings of $34.7 million.

Back in 2019, the Netflix CEO grabbed $31.5 million in total compensation- it includes payroll of $700,000 & stock options worth $30.8 million.

In 2018, he took home $28.7 million.

Sold Software Company & Co-Founded Netflix In 1997

Hasting’s business venture initially came through Pure Software, foundedin October 1991, a company focused on producing troubleshoot software.

Later, in 1997, (following a year of the merger with Atria), then formed as the Pure Atria Corporation was acquired by Rational Software Corporation for $700 million.

Thereafter, on August 29, 1997, Reed Hastings founded Netflix with his partner Marc Randolph, also his former employee at Pure Software.

Admiration with e-commerce company Amazon & an idea of selling large categories of portable items is considered their inspiration for the creation of Netflix.

Reportedly, Hasting invested $2.5 million in start-up cash for Netflix that would turn into a billion-dollar empire later.

Initially based merger of 2 technologies: DVD subscription service through an online website, Netflix began streaming content in 2007.

Reportedly, in April 2019, the paid subscribers count 148 million worldwide, with 68 million subscribers from the US only.

Did you know? In 2000, Blockbuster offered to acquire a 49% stake of Netflix for $50 million; then Netflix was losing money due to their dependence on U.S. Postal Service, though, the acquisition deal never came into action.

What Jobs He Did Before Founding Pure Software and Netflix?

  • Peace Corps as Math Teacher- From June 1983 to December 1985
     
  • Symbolics as Lisp instructor assistant- February 1986 to August that year
     
  • Schlumberger Palo Alto Research as Technical Staff- 1988 to 1989
     
  • Coherent Thought as Software Engineer- January 1989 to September 1990
     
  • Network Equipment Technologies as Software Engineer- From September 1990 to February 1991

Netflix Is A Billion-Dollars Company: Market Capitalization In 2020?

After 5 years of Netflix established, the company initiated IPO (Initial Public Offering) on May 29, 2002, & immediately sold 5.5 million shares, each for $15.

Later, that June 14, another 825,000 shares were sold for $15 each.

By 2003, the company reported a revenue of $272 million, with a net profit of $6.5 million. And reportedly by 2005, Netflix was shipping out 1 million DVDs each day.

In 2007, Reed’s media-services provider Netflix reached the billion-dollar milestone, with annual revenue of $1.205 billion, while each share traded at $4.09.

The same year, Netflix Inc. began content streaming & within 4 years of the streaming idea, it made a total digital revenue of $1.5 billion in 2011.

Later, it reached $100 billion in market capitalization on January 22, 2018, with yearly revenue of $15.794 billion. In 2019, it had annual earnings of $20.156 billion.

As of April 7, 2020, Netflix reported its market capitalization of $164.82 billion, with each share trading for $377.87.

Former Board Member Of Facebook And Microsoft

As per Reed’s LinkedIn profile, he served on the board on Bill Gates & Paul Allen- founded multinational technology company Microsoft from 2007 to 2012.

Moreover, in June 2011, Hasting became a board member of Facebook, co-founded by Mark Zuckerberg along with his Harvard mates: Eduardo Saverin, Andrew McCollum, Dustin Moskovitz & Chris Hughes.

In 2012, the Netflix co-founder bought Facebook shares worth $1 million, 47,846 shares of Facebook for $21.03 each.

Reed Hastings, reportedly, owned $10 million worth of Facebook shares in 2016 & later left the Facebook board membership on May 30, 2019.

Signed To ‘The Giving Pledge”: Charity Works & Donations

In 2012, Reed Hastings & his wife Patricia Ann Quillin signed The Giving Pledge, when he had only $280 million fortune & now is a billionaire.

The campaign started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett also includes signatures of other billionaires: Azim Premji, Elon Musk, Larry Ellison, Michael Bloomberg, & many others.

In 2016, the Hastings Fund founder pledged $100 million funds for children’s education betterment, through Silicon Valley Community Foundation.

In 2006, he donated $100,000 to Beacon Education Network to aid funding for the construction of new charter schools in Santa Cruz County.

Was On California State Board of Education

Formerly, the President of California State Board of Education (2001- 2004), Hastings worked on the promotion of the passage of Proposition 39 in November 2000.

The constitutional amendment (Proposition 39) aimed to lower the voter approval for local schools to pass a construction bond.

For the promotion, he spent $1 million of his own money for its promotion, while Silicon Valley venture capitalist John Doerr gave $6 million.

Lives In San Francisco: Wife & Children?

Raised in Massachusetts, the 59-year-old American businessman lives in San Francisco Bay Area, California, with wife Patricia Ann Quillin.

The couple shares 2 children together, however, he remains low-key about their children & also about their marriage details.

Moreover, no report on Reed Hastings’ house & other assets is out. Surely, as a billionaire, the Netflix CEO barely is barred from perks of luxury.

Short-Bio: Family Background & Education

Reed Hastings was born on October 8, 1960, in Boston, Massachusetts, the USA, to Wilmot Reed Hastings and Joan Amory. His birth name is Wilmot Reed Hastings Jr.

Hasting went to Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and later enrolled at Bowdoin College in 1979, graduating in 1983 with a BA in Math.

Thereafter, he joined the Peace Corps in Swaziland & worked as a math teacher from 1983 to 1985.

From 1986 to 1988, the future-billionaire billionaire went to Stanford University & obtained a Master’s Degree in Computer Science.

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Eric Yuan-Net Worth, Bio, Age, Founder, Personal Life, Wife, Kids

Eric Yuan is a Chinese billionaire entrepreneur. He is the founder and the CEO of Zoom Video Communications.The already successful company soared to new heights in light of the recent outbreak of COVID-19.  

According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, Eric Yuan is currently worth $6.37 billion.  

How Eric Yuan Became A Billionaire?

Early Beginnings: WebEx And Cisco Systems

Eric Yuan moved to Silicon Valley, California from China in 1997. He landed his first job with WebEx, a tech company that specialized in online-conferencing. When WebEx was acquired by the tech giant, Cisco Systems, in 2007, Yuan got promoted to the Corporate Vice-President of Engineering.     

Zoom Video Communications

When Eric got dissatisfied with the direction, or lack thereof, in Cisco, he resigned from his post and with 40-or-so engineers in tow, launched Zoom in 2012. 

Eric Yuan founded Zoom in 2012
Eric Yuan founded Zoom in 2012   Source: Zoom

The online-conferencing app could host remote meetings for as little as two and as many as 1000 people. 

Yuan described Zoom as:

“An enterprise-grade, affordable, all-in-one platform for video conferencing, audio conferencing, web conferencing, and IM/presence. It works on mobile and desktop devices, and in conference rooms. Its affordable, easy to use and is very scalable, so it can support collaboration groups of as few as two and as many as 500 people, all on video.”    

The broad-spectrum tool provides a variety of services like video-conferencing, screen-sharing, voice-only chat, and text-based messaging service that is highly scalable, highly affordable, and highly reliable. 

The service was rolled out to the public in January 2013 and within four months, had over a million clients. 

By June 2014, that number had proliferated to 10 million, and by February 2015, over 40 million people had been hosted by Zoom Meetings.

In January 2017, Zoom‘s valuation surpassed $1 billion and when the company went public in April 2019, its valuation was placed just under $16 billion.     

Increased Usage Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak 

Zoom transcended from a conferencing app to a risk-free socializing app in light of the recent coronavirus pandemic of 2019/2020.   

Due to the outbreak of the highly contagious pathogen, almost one-third of the world is in lockdown and people are advised to maintain social distancing and self-isolate to contain the spread.

At a time when global stock markets are tanking, Zoom has seen its revenue proliferate thanks to the coronavirus pandemic rendering social gatherings, or gatherings in general, impossible. 

From casual gathering among friends to high-stake company meetings, and everything in between, Zoom has stepped in as the go-to app. Due to its litany of features specifically geared towards web-conferencing, the app has seen increased usage in recent months. 

The number of users increased dramatically when many academic institutions adopted the conferencing app to host online classes. It also saw increased usage among individuals who use the app casually to hang out with friends, or family members, spawning a pop-culture phenomenon. 

Increase in Zoom's stocks after COVID-19 outbreak
Increase in Zoom’s stocks after COVID-19 outbreak   Source: Investopedia

From the new year to mid-March 2020, Zoom gained 2.2 million new users and saw its usage increase by 67%. Consequently, the valuation of the company also saw a monumental increase and saw its shares increase from $36 to $$160.98 per piece: an increase of 263% from the time the company first went public.  

The increased valuation saw CEO Yuan’s net worth increase by $4 billion and have a net worth that as of April 2020, stands at $6.37 billion.     

Early Life And Childhood

Eric S. Yuan was born in 1950 in Tai’an, Shandong Province, China. Born to mining engineer parents, great things were expected of Yuan; and Yuan excelled. He enrolled in the Shandong University of Science and Technology where he earned his bachelor’s and master’s degree in applied mathematics and computer science.

Yuan spent the next four years after his graduation working in Japan before deciding to move to the United States. It was during his visa application that Eric would encounter his biggest hurdle: he was denied visa eight times.   

After two years and on his ninth try, Eric was finally granted a visa to the United States. He moved to Silicon Valley, California, in 1997, when he was 27.

Personal Life And Marriage 

Eric has been married since 22 to his girlfriend from university. While a freshman, he endured a 10-hour train ride just to be with his girlfriend. The inconvenience that it caused him would be the impetus behind his innovating Zoom

Happy couple: Eric Yuan and his wife
Happy couple: Eric Yuan and his wife    Image Source: Zim Bio

In his own words, Yuan said of the experience in an interview with Medium

“I first envisioned Zoom when I was a freshman in college in China and regularly took a ten-hour train ride to visit my girlfriend (who is now my wife). I detested those rides and used to imagine other ways I could visit my girlfriend without traveling — those daydreams eventually became the basis for Zoom.”     

The happy couple is surely an example. 

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Richard Branson-Books, Height, House, Charities, Age, Net Worth, Wife

Didn’t we all hear The Exorcist’s opening theme and fell in love with it? The theme taken from the multi-million selling album Tubular Bells was released by the record label founded by business mogul Richard Branson. 

Branson established the multinational venture capital conglomerate, Virgin Group Ltd., 50 years ago. Today, he is counted under the most influential people and one of the wealthiest people in the world. 

What’s Richard Branson Net Worth in 2020? 

Branson’s net worth is estimated to be $5.1 billion, according to celebrity net worth. 

The business magnate owes his jaw-dropping fortune to the multi-industry company, The Virgin Group. It has more than 200 entertainment, media, and travel companies around the world. 

Through the company, Branson has ventured into airline, airships, beverages, cosmetics, clothing, financial services, nightclubs, health clubs, internet services, mobile phone services, record labels, to name a few. 

However, Virgin Group isn’t his first business endeavour. At the age of 16, as a high-school drop-out, Branson launched a magazine called Student. The magazine’s first issue appeared in January 1968, and though it did not garner huge success, he was able to sell almost $8,000 worth of advertising. His estimated net worth at the time was around £50,000.

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How Brenson Grew His Start-Up Into A Multi-Billion Dollar Industry?

After dropping out of high school, Richard Branson initiated a mail-order record business, using Student magazine office as an operating base. He eventually started a record shop in Oxford Street in London. 

Though at this time around, he paid £70,000 fine after selling records that were declared as export stock, he had earned enough money from the store to launch a record label called Virgin Records with Nik Powell. Branson’s early employees recommended the name “Virgin” since they were all new at business.

Richard earned his first million dollars in 1973 after recording artist Mike Oldfield record, Tubular Bells, sold a million copies and became the best-selling album. 

The 69 years old businessman went on to sign controversial bands like the Sex Pistols, and artists & bands as Rolling Stones, Peter Gabriel, UB40, Steve Winwood, Paula Abdul, making Virgin Records the world’s largest independent record label.

By the end of the decade, Branson’s net worth was estimated at £5 million, and Virgin Records had become one of the top six record companies in the world, with branches in Germany, France, and Japan.

During the 1980s, Branson expanded his horizons from record labels to airline and package holiday industries. He formed Virgin Atlantic Airways and Virgin Cargo in 1984, and Virgin Holidays a year later. 

In 1992, he sold the start business of the Virgin empire, Virgin label, to EMI for £500 million, a bittersweet parting that left him weeping and upset for days. Following year, Brenson entered into the railway business, Virgin Trains and wireless communication brand, Virgin Mobile. He also created V2 Records to re-enter the music business. 

Branson got caught in a dispute with British Airways, which had been defaming Virgin Atlantic thinking of it as a competitor. He successfully sued British Airways for libel, and the case was settled with British Airways giving 500,000 pounds to Branson, a further 110,000 pounds to his airline, and a legal fee of up to 3 million pounds.

In the 2000s, the 69 years old business tycoon joined forces with Burt Rutan, aeronautical engineer, to launch Virgin Galactic. With the Virgin Galactic, Branson would take paying passengers to space. He owns four space travel-themed companies in addition to Virgin Galactic. 

At present, the Virgin Group controls more than 400 companies in various fields. The company’s net worth is estimated at £ 5–5.5 billion. According to Forbes, Branson is involved in the cruise business with Virgin Voyages and is expected to take its first passengers in 2020. Below is the timeline of the business magnate earnings throughout the year:

Year Earnings
1969$61,000
1978$180,000
1979$6,152,575
2004$200,000
2010$4,000,000,000
2011$3,000,000
2012$30,600,000
2013$23,300,000,000
2014$4,600,000,000
2015$4,600,000,000
2016$4,600,000,000
2017$5,100,000,000
2018$5,100,000,000
2019$4,100,000,000

Richard Branson has authored 11 books as of now. His first book is titled. Losing My Virginity: How I Have Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way. 

Since then, he has published books as Screw It, Let’s Do It, Let’s Not Screw It, Let’s Just Do it, Arctic Diary: Surviving on Thin Ice, Business Stripped Bare, Reach for the Skies: Ballooning, Birdmen and Blasting into Space, Screw Business as Usual, Globalisation Laid Bare: Lessons in International Business, Like a Virgin: Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School, The Virgin Way: How to Listen, Learn, Laugh and Lead, and Finding My Virginity. 

Hurricane Wrecked His Necker Island Home  

Richard bought the 74-acre island located at the British Virgin Islands for $180,000, a 97% discount from an initial asking price. Today Necker Island is likely worth $200 million if Brenson would be willing to sell, that is. It has attracted high-profile guests from Princess Diana to former President Barack Obama. 

Kate Moss had given her 40th birthday party on Necker, and Google co-founder Larry Page exchanged his wedding vow on the island. With two infinity pools, a swim-up bar, a hot tub that fits 30, a personal chef, and around 100 employees, the whole island rent for a day is $78,000, while individual room cost starts at $4,280 per night, for a week minimum. 

The 2017 Hurricane Irma damaged the property. Luckily, there were no guests on Island at the time, and no staff sustained injury. 

However, this isn’t the first tragedy that struck the tropical paradise. In 2011, Hurricane Irene caused the lightning to hit the house, which immediately caught fire.

Fortunately, the people staying at the island were able to escape unhurt from the fire. The house was rebuilt after the incident, taking inspiration from Balinese architecture for the re-modelling. 

The 69 years old businessman owns a luxurious lodge at Verbier, Switzerland. In 2015, Branson bought an estate in Mallorca, Spain, for about $14.3 million with the hope of converting it into Europe’s best eco-resort. 

Besides, Richard also owns a private island, Makepeace Island, located off the coast of Noosa in Queensland, Australia. He purchased the island in 2003 with two other partners for nearly $3 million, according to CNBC. 

Marriage, Children, & Family 

Richard Branson’s father, Edward James Branson, worked as a barrister, while his mother, Eve Branson, is a philanthropist and child welfare advocate. Eve is also a former ballet dancer and air hostess. 

Richard is the grandson of the Right Honourable Sir George Arthur Harwin Branson, Judge of the High Court of Justice.

Branson is currently married to Joan Templeman since December 20, 1989. The marriage ceremony was held on Branson’s Necker Island. Branson and Templeman have two children together: Sam Branson, born in 1985, and Holly Branson, born in 1981. 

In an interview with Piers Morgan, Branson revealed that he and Templeman had a daughter, Clare Sarah Branson, born in 1979, who died when she was just four days old due to premature birth. 

Branson married Kristen Tomassi in 1972; however, the couple separated in 1979.   

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Yoshiaki Tsutsumi-Personal Life, Wife Height, House, Business, Age, Net Worth

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi is a disgraced Japanese business magnate and former billionaire who once held the distinction of being the richest man in the world.    Those days are long since passed and after a series of scandals rocked the businessman, his stock has greatly devalued — not to mention the fact that he is a convicted felon.  

Even the most optimistic reports estimate his net worth at a measly $500 million (as reported by celebritynetworth.com).

The Rise And Fall Of Yoshiaki Tsutsumi: How He Went From Being The Richest Man In The World To A Disgraced Felon

Seibu Corporation

Yoshiaki inherited control of the Seibu Corporation when his father passed away in 1964. The Seibu Corporation is a group of companies that controlled Japan’s largest privately-owned railway system, multiple real estate businesses, hotels, amusement parks, resorts, golf courses, and sports teams, among others.

The company held so much sway over Japan at the time that it shaped the political climate and influenced law enforcement.     

When Yoshiaki seized control of the company, he sought to proliferate his father’s business to unforeseen heights. At the height of his reign, Seibu companies controlled one-sixth of all the land in Japan. Coupled with record-high real-estate cost, Yoshiaki’s net worth amounted to $16 billion (unadjusted for inflation), and he topped the Forbes‘ richest persons’ list for four consecutive years: 1987 to 1990.     

His success only galvanized him further, and Yoshiaki ventured into the lucrative sports market, building a stadium in Tokyo and managing a major baseball team, the Seibu Lions. His sway and influence were instrumental in the 1998 Winter Olympics being held in Nagano, Japan. 

Japanese Financial Recession Of The ’90s

Despite his ambitious expansion, his net worth tanked steadily in light of the great Japanese economic slump of the ’90s. His fortunes saw a downturn, and by 2004, he retained a fraction of his net worth: a measly $3 billion.   

But things would only get worse as a scandal rocked the already-perilous foundations of his once-prodigious empire.   

Falsified Financial Statements And Insider Trading

In 2005, an investigation into Seibu unearthed details of the falsification of financial records and fraud. 

Yoshiaki and four other executives became the center of the investigation. As the major shareholders of the Seibu Railways, they were charged with falsifying Seibu‘s 2003 financial statement that claimed that their stakes in the company only amounted to 43.1%, when in actuality, it was closer to 64.8%.     

Yoshiaki and the company were also charged with fabricating hundreds of individual shareholders to guise their own 88% stakes in the company. They had attempted to bypass Tokyo stock exchange rules, which stipulates that a firm’s major stockholders be forbidden from owning more than 80% of the total stakes.

Yoshiaki himself was found guilty of insider trading by selling his shares in Seibu Railway to his business partners to reduce his stake in the company. 

In light of the damning scandal, Seibu was delisted from the Tokyo stock exchange.

On March 3, 2005, Yoshiaki was taken into custody on charges of violation of securities trading law. Tsutsumi pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 30 months in prison and faced 4 years probation. He was also fined 5 million yen (approx. $46,000). His probation ended in October 2009, and he indirectly remains a major shareholder in Seibu Holdings.    

By 2007, Yoshiaki was not even tracking in the Forbes‘ billionaires’ list. The once-richest man in the world had been dethroned!      

Early Life And Childhood

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi was born on May 29, 1934, in Japan. He is one of the many children born to the Japanese entrepreneur, politician, and business tycoon, Yasujirō Tsutsumi.  

Known for his voracious sexual appetite, Yasujirō was a notorious philanderer whose documented sexual exploits were shared among three wives and two mistresses; he had countless more undocumented sexual relationships.  

Yoshiaki was the eldest born of Yasujirō’s extramarital relationship with his mistress, Ishizuka Tsuneko. Tsuneko was the daughter of one of his close friends. Yoshiaki had two biological brothers, Yasuhiro Tsutsumi and Yuji Tsutsumi

Besides his two biological brothers, Yoshiaki had four acknowledged half-siblings born of his father’s numerous documented relationships.

It is thought that Yasujirō fathered somewhere between 50 to 100 children between his numerous undocumented liaisons with call-girls and mistresses.      

Personal Life, Marriage, And Children

Yoshiaki was married off to Ishibashi Yuri. They went on to have three children together: sons Masatoshi, born in 1970, and Hirotoshi, born in 1975, and a daughter, Chika, born in 1973.     

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Novak Djokovic-Girlfriend, Cars, House, Business, Age, Net Worth, Life

One of the most powerful and influential tennis players in the early 21st century, Novak Djokovic is now the world’s No. 1 in the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) rankings in men’s singles tennis.   

Djokovic has won 17 Grand Slam singles titles, making his the third-most in history. His other finest achievements are the five ATP Finals titles, 34 ATP Tour Masters 1000 titles, and 14 ATP Tour 500 titles. 

With his first French Open win in 2016, Novak also became the third man in history to have won all four major titles at once and the eighth player to achieve the Career Grand Slam. 

The greatest tennis player also has managed a tremendous net worth with such a professional accomplishment. Let’s find out!  

How Much Is Novak Djokovic Net Worth? 

Novak Djokovic has an estimated net worth of $220 million, as per Celebrity Net Worth in 2020. Professionally turned since 2003, Djokovic has won over $143 million in prize money lonely to date.

After winning his fifth Wimbledon title in July 2019, Novak also broke the record of Roger Federer’s $124 million in total career earnings, topping him by $133 million. 

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Salary Highlights 

Here are the exclusive details of his salary and prize money,

Year  Earnings
20006 $644,000
2007$3,920,000
2008$5,600,000
2009$5,470,000
2010$4,270,000
2011$11,000,000 (salary and winnings)
2012$12,800,000  (salary and winnings)
2013$12,900,000 (salary and winnings)
2014$12,100,000 (salary and winnings) 
2015$17,200,000 (salary and winnings) 

Djokovic earned hefty $50 million between June 2018 and June 2019. 

Earnings From Endorsement

Novak’s multi-millionaire contract with various A-lister companies also brought him tremendous wealth. He endorses FitLine, a German nutritional supplement brand and Telekom Srbija, a Serbian telecommunications company.  

In 2011, the player made $9,000,000 from his endorsements. Additionally, Novak earned $14,000,000 in 2013, $21,000,000 in 2013, and $21,000,000 in 2014. 

On 23 May 2012, Djokovic was designated as Uniqlo’s global brand ambassador. He signed a five-year contract with the company that reportedly worth €8 million ($8.67 million) per year. 

Business Endeavours

Despite having millions of dollars, quintessential Novak Djokovic doesn’t have the word of ‘rest’ in his dictionary instead; he also started venturing into the business world. 

In 2008, Novak came with his Novak Café & Restaurant. First launched in the Belgrade municipality of Novi Beograd, it is now operated in many other locations like Belgrade, Kragujevac, Nov Sad, and Banja Luka.  

Djokovic also launched a line of nutritional food products, Djokolife, in May 2015. 

Where Does Djokovic Live Now? 

Novak Djokovic owns a number of luxurious mansions around the world. One of the most beautiful residents of his is the Miami Beach condo. 

According to some sources, Djokovic spent $5.77 million in the newly remodelled Eighty-Seven Park condo nestled in Miami Beach. The developers unveiled that Novak signed a contract for a unit in 2017. But, they didn’t reveal the amount of their deal. 

The building with an eco-conscious glass structure boasts a three-bedroom, three-and-a-half-bathroom. 

Djokovic said in a news release when he purchased the property, 

I was inspired by the unmatched level of service, exclusive park access, in-house botanist, and panoramic views of both land and sea. It all provides the perfect lifestyle for me and my wife Jelena

It was designed by Renzo Piano, a Pritzker Prize-winning architect. The house surrounded by the panoramic views of both land and sea. It also features a large swimming pool in front of the house. 

Additionally, the player also plunked down over $5.41 million on his penthouse in New Belgrade. The luxurious villa features three bedrooms, a big living room, a kitchen, three baths, and a dining room. It has a swimming pool on the terrace. 

Djokovic reportedly spends $16240 a month to maintain the duplex. Moreover, he also has an apartment in Manhattan in New York, which features two bedrooms. 

Novak currently resides in his hillside mansion in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

Exotic Cars Collection

Novak Djokovic is also an avid car collector who has a smashing car collection. Some of them are listed below. 

  • Bentley: $225,000
  • Mercedes Benz: $220,000
  • Aston Martin: $201,000
  • Audi: $140,000
  • Peugeot: $100,000
  • BMW M55D: $120,000

Charity Work 

Novak Djokovic founded Novak Djokovic Foundation in 2007. The organization predominantly helps destitute children to grow up and develop safe environments. It has built over 43 schools around the world. In August 2015, the foundation announced its collaboration with the World Bank to promote early education for the needy children in Serbia. 

Djokovic also became the 2012 Arthur Ashe Humanitarian of the Year for his individual contributions to the various charity organizations. 

Novak helped the victims survived from the horrific natural devasting like the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2010–11 Queensland floods, and the 2014 Balkans floods. 

Furthermore, the player gave his 2014 Rome Masters’ prize money and $600,000 from his foundation to the flood victims in Serbia. He likewise donated $20,000 to Melbourne City Mission’s early childhood education program.  

In March 2020, Djokovic and his wife Jelena Đoković announced they would give $1.08 million to buy the medical equipment, including ventilators in Serbia for the 2019-20 coronavirus pandemic. 

Short-Bio Of Novak Djokovic

Novak Djokovic was born on 22nd May 1987, in Belgrade, SR Serbia, Yugoslavia. He is the son of Dijana Djokovic and Srđan Djokovic.  

Djokovic also has two younger brothers, Marko Djokovic and Yugoslavia Djokovic. His siblings both have an amazing career in tennis as well. He did his schooling from the Belgrade local school. 

Talking about his further study Novak stated in an article by NDTV

 I never went to university. Well, if I can say, that’s one wish I have in life, one regret, that I would like to go in some university, because I really like the idea of educating yourself and being part of a group of students

Married High School Sweetheart Jelena Ristić

Novak Djokovic tied the knot with his girlfriend-turned-fiancee Jelena Ristić on 12 July 2014, in the Church of Saint Stephen. The couple first acquainted when both of them were in high school.

Djokovic and Ristic started dating in 2005 and got engaged after over 8-year of relationship in Sep 2013. The enduring couple is also blessed with two children. They welcomed their first child, a son, Stefan Djokovic, on 21st October 2014. Jelena announced her pregnancy news on 24th April 2014. 

Ristic gave birth to their second child, a daughter Tara Djokovic on 2nd Sep 2017. 

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Bernie Ecclestone-Net Worth, Age, Married Life, Divorce, Parents

British business magnate Bernard Charles Ecclestone AKA Bernie Ecclestone is one of the famous billionaires, who manages Formula One and is the former chief executive of the company. Starting a professional career in 1950, he has worked hard to collected such a hefty amount of worth.

How Much Is Bernie Ecclestone’s Net Worth In 2020?

From taking Formula One Group from the niche racing competition to the global phenomenon, Bernie has been earning a high figure of money from his decades’ long career.

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According to Forbes, the 89 years old business tycoon, Bernie Ecclestone, has a net worth of $3.2 billion, all thanks to his 5.3% ownership of Formula One Racing. Likewise, he also 62% stake in the London club, Queens Park Rangers.

His Earnings And Salary

Bernie’s business ventures, investments, and companies are the primary source of income. Back in 1987, he collected $5 million from the sale of the Brabham team. They purchased the team from Ron Tauranac for the worth of $120 thousand only.

In 1995, his salary was $91 million per annum, as F1 executive. Four years later, he made $2,330,000.

Bernie then sold 50% of his F1’s rightsholder to the two private equity firms named Hellman & Friedman and Morgan Grenfell for the total worth of $1 billion. In the following year, he made $987, 500, 000.

His earning, in 2006, was $478 million, as the trust worth from its 25% stake in F1’s rightsholder. In 2009, his salary was $6,670,000 for running Formula One company.

In 2011, he received a salary of $8 million, whereas he also got $1,660,000 as a bonus. In the following year, he sold his stakes in the Formula One Group to CVC Capital for the worth of $2.5 billion.

Assets, Company, Yacht, Jet, And Mansions

Back in 2013, the value of Bernie’s Glacier 300 Les Debleretes resort was $3.8 million, whereas his chalet in the Swiss resort of Gstaad was $38 million.

Back in March 2009, the billionaire sold his worth for the worth of £57 million after his wife refused to move in. Currently, he, along with his wife, Fabiana, resides in an extravagant house on Chelsea Square in London.

The billionaire owns a Petara Yacht that costs around $35 million. The yacht was named after his daughters Patra and Tamara. Not only this, but he also owns Dassault Falcon 7X private jet that accommodates 14 passengers. The price of the jet is $40 million.

Back in December 2019, thieves stole jewelry for worth $60 million from Tamara’s Kensington home. His daughter Petra is the owner of the famous Manor. She once kept it for sale for $200 million. On the other side, his daughter owns a $70 million worth of villa in London.

Who Is He Married To? His Divorce Settlement

The business tycoon is married twice. He was first married to Slavica Ecclestone. The former couple tied the knot in 1985, and later divorced in 2009. They were married for 23 years and welcomed two kids together.

The former duo first filed for divorce in 2008, and their divorce was finalized on 11th March, in the following year. Their divorce was settled with her received around $1 billion to $1.5 billion, making her the richest woman in history.

Three years after the divorce, in April, he announced his engagement with Fabian Flosi, who is 47 years younger than her. They also married in the same year.

While pandemic corona has brought a massive buzz on the internet, Bernie is all set to become a father at the age of 89. The duo is expecting a son in July.

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Benjamin Maisani- Bio, Son, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Gay, Married Life

Benjamin Maisani is a French businessman who owns three bars. He is openly gay and he made headlines after being in a relationship with CNN broadcaster, Anderson Cooper, who currently serves as an anchor on Anderson Cooper 360°.

The couple are no more together but Cooper recently asked his ex-boyfriend Maisani to help raise his son Wyatt Cooper who was born via surrogate.

Born in Corsica, France

Benjamin Maisani was born on January 27, 1973, in Corsica, France. He holds dual nationality of French and American and he belongs to Caucasian ethnicity.

Maisani completed his preliminary education from France and then moved to New York where he studied filmmaking. He completed his graduation from Hunter College in NYC.

Maisani initially worked as a bartender and now he is the owner of three bars. He also had employment at the Barracuda in Chelsea

Maisani, who is a book lover, has also worked at the Morgan Library in Madison Avenue.

Relationship With Ex-Boyfriend Anderson Cooper

Openly gay Benjamin Maisani and Anderson Cooper were in a romantic relationship for nine long years. The former couple had started dating in 2009 and they were enjoying each other’s company until calling it quits in March 2018.

Openly Gay Benjamin Maisani with Ex-boyfriend Anderson Cooper

At the time, Cooper, who is the author of Rainbow Comes and Goes, announced his split with Maisani by sharing a statement that reads,

Benjamin and I separated as boyfriends some time ago. We are still family to each other, and love each other very much. We remain the best of friends, and will continue to share much of our lives together.

Following the split, Cooper went on to date Victor Lopez and Andy Cohen, but none of the relationships lasted for long.

Asked to Raise Anderson Cooper’s Son

Cooper, who is currently single, welcomed his first child, a baby boy, via surrogate in late April 2020, and he named his son Wyatt Cooper.

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I want to share with you some joyful news. On Monday, I became a father. This is Wyatt Cooper. He is three days old. He is named after my father, who died when I was ten. I hope I can be as good a dad as he was. My son’s middle name is Morgan. It’s a family name on my mom’s side. I know my mom and dad liked the name morgan because I recently found a list they made 52 years ago when they were trying to think of names for me. Wyatt Morgan Cooper. My son. He was 7.2 lbs at birth, and he is sweet, and soft, and healthy and I am beyond happy. As a gay kid, I never thought it would be possible to have a child, and I’m grateful for all those who have paved the way, and for the doctors and nurses and everyone involved in my son’s birth. Most of all, I am grateful to a remarkable surrogate who carried Wyatt, and watched over him lovingly, and tenderly, and gave birth to him. It is an extraordinary blessing – what she, and all surrogates give to families who cant have children. My surrogate has a beautiful family of her own, a wonderfully supportive husband, and kids, and I am incredibly thankful for all the support they have given Wyatt and me. My family is blessed to have this family in our lives I do wish my mom and dad and my brother, Carter, were alive to meet Wyatt, but I like to believe they can see him. I imagine them all together, arms around each other, smiling and laughing, happy to know that their love is alive in me and in Wyatt, and that our family continues.

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Later in May, he asked Maisani to help him raise the child. A response from Maisani has yet to come.

Holds a Net Worth of $8 Million

Being one of the most successful businessmen, Benjamin Maisani has earned a huge amount of money throughout his career.

According to the Wealthy Persons website, Maisani has a whopping net worth of $8 million, as of 2020.

While in a relationship with Cooper, he was living with him at a renovated firehouse in Greenwich Village which the two had bought shortly after starting dating in 2009.

The former couple had also purchased several other homes including a waterfront in the Hamptons and a mansion in Connecticut.

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Benjamin Maisani-Bio, Net Worth, Age, Life, Wife, Career

Professionally, Benjamin Maisani is an American entrepreneur who is the owner of a gay bar, Eastern Bloc, and also deals with property. But he is famous for his relationship with the broadcast journalist, Anderson Cooper.

Short-Bio of Benjamin Maisani

Benjamin Maisani was born on January 27, 1973, in Corsica, France. He grew of in a Catholic family and is of French nationality. 

Talking about his education, he completed his schooling from a local school in France and later on moved to New York where he received his degree in Arts from Huter College.

Openly Gay; Relationship with Anderson Cooper

The 47 years old, Benjamin Maisani openly came out as gay in the year 2012. As of now, he is single but previously he was in a dating relationship with a broadcast journalist, Anderson Cooper. The former couple started dating secretly since 2009 and later officiated it in 2012.

Benjamin Maisani with his ex-partner Anderson Cooper
Benjamin Maisani with his ex-partner Anderson Cooper

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However after nine years of a romantic relationship, the pair decided to separate from their relationship. After being separated, they remained as a closed friend to each other for thier son, Wyatt Morgan who was born via surrogacy on April 27, 2020. As of now, they are co-parenting their son.

How Much is His Net Worth? Career as a Businessman

As of 2020, the net worth of the businessman, Benjamin Maisani is calculated to be around $8 million. From his millions and millions of fortune, he is leading a lavish lifestyle; however, the detail on his property is missing.

While talking about his career journey, he started his career as a librarian in Morgan Library when he was just 21 years old. After a few years, he started working in a gay bar. After several years of experience, he opened his own bar named Eastern Bloc.

After becoming the owner of the company he started meeting several famous personalities and finally his life came into a turning point after he became the personal server of Anderson Cooper. Later on, they started enjoying thier company and started dating each other.

As of now, Maisani is a very famous business personality and also the co-owner of several restaurants. He is also the owner of the Bedlam Bar along with Atlas Social Club.

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Harris Mayer-Selinger’s Bio, Net Worth, Wife, Height, Age, Youtube

Harris Mayer-Selinger is a New York-based American Chef who serves as a managing partner at Creamline and President and Founder at Hospitality Made Simple Founder. Among people, he is also popular as the fiance of fellow chef and Youtube personality Claire Saffitz.

Graduated From The Culinary Institute Of America

Harris Mayer-Selinger was born on July 19, 1984 in New York, United States. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds the American nationality. 

Selinger graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management in 2006. The same year, he joined The Culinary Institue of America and completed his Culinary Arts in 2007.  

Career As A Chef And Businessman

Harris Mayer-Selinger started his career as a Sous Chef/assistant to Chef de Cuisine in Hundred Acres. He worked there for a year from Oct 2011 to Oct 2012. Then he went to work as a Chef de Cuisine in Five Points Restaurant for a year. 

After getting basic knowledge of a restaurant business he started his own business, Hospitality Made Simple in which he helps restaurants to create memorable guest experiences and increase profitability. 

He also a co-owner and managing partner of the Creamline restaurant franchise a fast-casual American Classics restaurant. 

Engagement With Pastry Chef Claire Saffitz

Harris Mayer-Selinger is in a relationship with Claire Saffitz. Harris and Claire first met in 2014 and their love for Culinary lead them to fall in love with each other. 

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Harris’ fiancee Claire announced first that Harris and Claire were in a relationship in one of her videos in November 2019. The couple secretly got engaged and is all set to walk down the aisle.

Short Introduction Of Claire Saffitz

Claire Saffitz is an American pastry chef, food writer, and YouTube personality. She started her career from the show Bon Appetit in 2013. She worked as a senior food editor while she started her career. 

In 2017, she started Youtube Gourment Makes attempts to create snack food such as Doritos, Twinkies, and Gushers. She left the work as a senior food editor until August 2018. Then she returned as a freelance recipe developer and video host. 

Claire Saffitz on her show
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With her fame, she appeared in the show The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. She is also gonna make her debut as a writer Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence which is scheduled to be released in October 2020. 

Net Worth Of Harris Mayer-Selinger

Harris Mayer-Selinger has earned pretty well from his varied career. He has an estimated net worth of $500,000, as of 2020. On the other hand, his fiancee Clarie Saffitz has collected $1.5 million from her career. 

The average salary of a Managing Partner is around $83,758 per annum. His earning is close to the average salary. 

Harris and her fiancee are currently living in the Upper West Side and the median price of a house in that area is around $750,000. 

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