Everyone has a money story to tell. Life Lessons looks at what some of the most notable Americans have learned about being wealthy through their successes – as well as their failures. In a question & answer format, titans of business, culture, sports and more tackle the financial ins-and-outs of topics such as family, philanthropy, education and investing.
NEW YORK After a 20-year career in baseball's Major Leagues that included three World Series championships with the Boston Red Sox, slugger David Ortiz has earned the right to put his feet up.
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NEW YORKAs part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Cindy Citrone had the connections to get help when she wanted to raise awareness for organ donation. She got the National Football League team to sign on to a fundraising campaign, and got the city's pro baseball and hockey teams, the Pirates and Penguins, on board as well for an upcoming all-Pittsburgh effort to get more people screened as potential organ donors.
NEW YORK When most people hear the name Tony Hawk, they picture him whirling through a 900 on his skateboard at ESPN's X-Games, or on the cover of the iconic video game series, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater, which has collectively sold millions of copies.
NEW YORK Chance encounters can lead to entirely new career paths. Just ask Mathilde Thomas, who co-founded the Caudalie luxury skin care and spa company after meeting a doctor in 1993 at her family vineyard in the French city of Bordeaux.
NEW YORK Billionaire real estate developer Rick Caruso learned about entrepreneurship and money at an early age.
NEW YORK Sally Forster Jones has sold about $4 billion of luxury real estate in Southern California in her nearly 40-year career, but she credits her success to hard work and thrift rather than an opulent lifestyle.
NEW YORK Travelers these days take it for granted that they can journey to remote places like Antarctica or the Galapagos, but it was one family, the Lindblads, that helped make that even possible.
NEW YORK Need a master class on how to succeed as an entrepreneur? Just follow the career of Bobbi Brown, who went from waitress to makeup artist to the founder of a now-ubiquitous cosmetics line.
NEW YORK Facundo L. Bacardi had little interest in joining the family business, which happens to be the largest privately held spirits company in the world, with a portfolio of more than 200 brands, including Bombay Sapphire, Grey Goose and Dewar’s.
NEW YORK Alex Trebek may be an American icon, but he hails from a little nickel-mining town in northern Ontario.
NEW YORK India Hicks - goddaughter to the Prince of Wales, granddaughter of Britain’s last viceroy in India and bridesmaid of the late Princess Diana - may have been born into aristocracy, but she has not rested on her laurels.
NEW YORK As success stories go, chef Marcus Samuelsson’s is as geographically varied and fascinating as they come.
NEW YORK For a complete history of broadcasting, you do not need to go through archives or visit a museum. Just have a chat with Larry King.
NEW YORK OPI's nail polish is ubiquitous around the world, but the beauty products company had humble beginnings as a dental supply operation in the 1980s.
NEW YORK Most people would be thrilled to succeed in one field. Sheila Johnson has triumphed in some remarkably different ones.
NEW YORK If you had to name just one person on Earth who is living his or her best life, David Copperfield would have to be among the finalists.
NEW YORK One of the biggest ways that Bill and Melinda Gates have revolutionized the world of philanthropy was to start giving away their Microsoft Corp fortune before they were old.
NEW YORK When you think football dynasties, you do not often think about daughters being in the mix.
NEW YORK It is hard to know which business is trickier: Hollywood, with its cinematic hits and misses, or the National Football League, where Super Bowl success is so elusive.
NEW YORK Award-winning chef and restaurateur José Andrés got his start the old-fashioned way - as a teenage apprentice.
PURCHASE, N.Y. Morgan Stanley's executive compensation plan received the support of over 90 percent of its shareholders at the bank's annual meeting in its Purchase, New York wealth management headquarters on Monday.