Ryan Seacrest first made it big nationally when he appeared as the co-host for American Idol on Fox in 2002. The following year, he would take over as the sole host of the show, and when the show hit its stride, Ryan Seacrest became a household name. Now, with American Idol appearing on ABC for its first season in spring of 2018, Seacrest returns to the show that introduced him to the world.
Seacrest is more than just his role on American Idol; he is a successful entrepreneur and a passionate philanthropist. Listeners can catch his voice as the host of On Air with Ryan Seacrest on iHeartMedia’s 102.7 KISS-FM, a nationally syndicated Top 40 radio show. He is also co-host and executive producer of the morning talk show Live with Kelly and Ryan, where he has co-hosted since May of last year. Seacrest is also the head of Ryan Seacrest Productions, which produces Keeping Up with the Kardashians and E! Live from the Red Carpet, and NBC’s Shades of Blue¸ among other notable productions.
Ryan Seacrest Distinction, an exclusive menswear line at Macy’s offers buyers a wide range of products, including tailored clothing, pants, sweaters, accessories, and more. The line even makes use of Style Made Smart™ to offer style tips for buyers. His skincare line, Polished by Dr. Lancer, is the product of a partnership with esteemed dermatologist Dr. Harold Lancer. The line is made specifically for men to provide confidence and youthfulness to its buyers.
The Ryan Seacrest Foundation is focused on youth outreach and has opened ten broadcast media centers in pediatric hospitals throughout the United States. The Seacrest Studios, as they are called, help patients to gain experience working with radio, television, and new media to help those children and parents heal through during their time in hospital. The foundation also coordinates celebrity appearances at hospitals; most recently, Miss USA 2018, Sarah Rose Summers spent Independence Day at Children’s National, enjoying the fireworks and leading a dance party with the patients. Seacrest leaves his mark wherever he goes.
The Forbes Magazine recently declared Guilherme Paulus as the newest billionaire on their list. He will be joining other billionaires from around the world to be featured in the business magazine’s particular issue.
Guilherme Paulus have never dreamed of becoming a billionaire someday, but he managed to become one thanks to the continuous support of the public in his businesses which are related to the tourism industry. Upon hearing that he has already earned a net worth amounting to $1 billion, Forbes magazine started contacting him, informing him that they will be verifying the information and see if he could be included in the list of billionaires for the 2018 issue.
Guilherme Paulus started his career in the business world as an intern for IBM. He entered the company before he reached 20 years old, and he studied their strategies on how to build a performing and competitive company. When he was 24 years old, he thought of establishing his own business, wanting to apply what he learned from IBM and transforming his business into the leading tour operator services firm in the country. He had to look for a business partner, and a Brazilian politician has expressed his interest in joining Guilherme Paulus and helping him manage the business that he planned. Soon, their business was established, but four years after it was founded, the Brazilian politician left. He became the sole owner of the business, but it never stopped him from improving the products and services offered by his tour operator services firm.
In 2005, Guilherme Paulus decided to venture into another business, this time building resorts and hotels near airports and seaports to cater to the influx of tourists. Currently, the GJP Hotels and Resorts have 15 branches all across the country, and he is managing all of them. He wanted to make sure that the guests of his resort and hotel chains are taken care of, providing them with world-class services. He is confident that more people will be visiting the country shortly, and he stated that he is now preparing for the increasing number of tourists in Brazil by building more properties that would accommodate them.
Meet Fortress Investment’s Force of Innovation—Wes Edens
Wes Edens is a co-founder and the Chairman of Fortress Investment Group. The prosperous entrepreneur is also the owner of Milwaukee Bucks and a partner at the National Basketball Association franchise located in Wisconsin. Because of his commitment to steer development in Fortress Investment, the co-founder has become increasingly famous as the company experienced growth each year.
Wes Edens’ career at Fortress Investment
After years of turmoil with different with several development companies like Infrastructure Investors LLC and BlackRock Investors, Edens took a turn in 1998 to co-found Fortress Investment Group with other partners including Peter Briger, Michael Edward, Robert Kauffman, and Nardone Randal. He has since then been praised for the remarkable investment strategies that the company has shown since its establishment. The founders knew that many Americans require investment advisory services, and so they decided to expand the company across America. To keep their customer base, Edens and his team ensure that consumers’ needs are met and the employees and paid satisfactorily to foster productivity.
Achievement of the company
Under the leadership of Wes Edens as the company Chairman, Fortress Investment Group has witnessed tremendous growth. In 2007, the company became the first private investment company to trade publicly in the world through initial public offering (IPO). Since then it has become the leading company that majors in the alternative asset management. In 2009, the company sold its 8% share to the public at the cost of $600 million in which several assets like traded investment vehicles and private equity were sold. Nomura Holdings had also acquired 15% share of the company for about $888 million. Because of this purchase as well as the previous ones, Edens and the other founders became mega billionaires. Mr. Edens has held several operations which resulted in the company’s growth including the purchase of Springleaf Financial Services. In 2017, the Japanese Softbank Group Corporation purchased part of Fortress at $140 million because of the company’s high stock prices.
About Wes Edens
Edens graduated from the Oregon State University in 1984 with a degree in Business Administration and Finance. After his studies, he joined the Lehman Brothers where he served the company up to 1993. He then moved to BlackRock Investors where he became the Managing Director and oversaw all roles in the investment department. Because of his dedication and hard work, Wes Edens continues to make remarkable progress in the investment world.
Jason Hope, entrepreneur, futurist, and philanthropist, is an expert in the field of the Internet of Things (IoT), and he is also interested in blockchain technology as well as cryptocurrency. The cryptocurrency market is now valued at more than $100 billion, but companies like JP Morgan Chase & Co are having a hard time accepting the reality of this new kind of currency. They aren’t the only one who is doubting cryptocurrency, but there are also plenty of people and companies that believe that it will be the future of our financial world.
Jason Hope has watched as the IoT gets lumped into the same category as cryptocurrencies have and is baffled by it. The IoT has to do with everyday objects, items, or anything really that is connected to the internet. A spy cam that is operated from afar, a juicer that can start making juice as soon as you push a button on your phone, or a semi-truck that is guided by sensors are all examples of the Internet of Things. Jason Hope is excited by the technology and believes that it will change the world for the better. He has been advocating for the IoT for quite some time but is also highly aware of the fact that there will also be some new security challenges that come with it.
Jason Hope has commented about the fact that security in many IoT devices is not very great, and he is hoping for some stronger security measures in the future. One of the ways that a greater form of security for the IoT may happen is through blockchain technology. It has done wonders in the world of cryptocurrency, and experts are now looking to it as a possible answer for the IoT. Some feel that a joining of the two could create something truly incorruptible, but others are not convinced. Hope believes their minds will change soon enough when they realize the potential of a merger between the two.
Jason Hope studied at Arizona State University where he earned a degree in Finance. He has donated large sums of money to causes that he finds worthy and serves the youth as a mentor who helps them to create businesses out of their ideas.