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How did Christian Grey become a billionaire?

Let’s face it, part of the allure and fantasy of 50 Shades of Grey is how loaded Christian Grey is. Meghan Daum even argued that Christian’s unimaginable wealth, and not kinky sex, is really what’s behind the “50” craze. What’s even more impressive is not that Christian’s a billionaire, but that he’s a self-made billionaire at the age of 27. How did he make all this money in such a short amount of time?

Albuquerque candy store selling fake meth in honor of Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad fans are going through both a glorious and traumatic time right now as the series starts to wrap up, and Albuquerque, the town the series is set in, is looking for ways to cash in on the show’s popularity with everything from Breaking Bad tours to fake meth candy. It kinds of makes me want to get on the next plane to Albuquerque.

That Men’s Warehouse guy ain’t gonna like the way he got fired, I guarantee it!

Before “the most interesting man in the world” started dominating the TV advertising landscape, the original gravelly-voiced, bearded pitch man superstar was Men’s Warehouse founder and (former) executive chairman George Zimmer. Zimmer is known for his catch phrase, “You’re going to like the way you look. I guarantee it.” Speaking of guarantees, I can assure you that Zimmer ain’t gonna like the way the company’s board of directors just unceremoniously fired him! Find out why the company made the move, what Zimmer had to say in the bitter parting and watch a commercial in memory of “that guy.”

What is Snooki’s net worth? A lot, thanks to her brand empire!

She rose to fame on Jersey Shore, but Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi never restricted herself to the New Jersey state lines. In addition to appearing on the show and the spin-off Snooki & JWOWW, she started her own line of beauty products and has lent her famous moniker to other brands. As a result, the pint-sized reality star has accumulated an impressive net worth.

SiliCon Valley: How one young woman Photoshopped her way to the top

Apparently, being a Photoshop wiz can land you in the upper echelons of Silicon Valley — just not by following the path you might imagine. That was the case with Shirley Hornstein, who climbed her way onto a top-40 list of the most influential women investing in technology in Silicon Valley, by doing little more than dropping names and digitally altering photos.

How much money has Psy made from “Gangnam Style?”

South Korean viral video sensation Psy has taken the world by storm with his addictively fun and surreal music video for the single “Gangnam Style,” which has surpassed Justin Bieber’s “Baby” as the most watched video on Youtube, recently becoming the first Youtube video ever to get a BILLION views! Yes, that’s right, I said a BILLION! So what does being an overnight viral video sensation with the most watched music video in the history of mankind equate to in dollars? I’ve tracked down two different accounts of the estimated revenue and constructed two handy dandy graphics illustrating their findings.