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Wes Edens is a businessman who once dreamed of managing his own financial company. He graduated from the Oregon State University, taking up a Bachelor of Science degree, with a major in Finance and Business Administration. Knowing that his career would revolve around the financial and business sector, he started looking for a job at the top financial institutions in the country. After sending his resume to dozens of companies across the United States, The Lehman Brothers started contacting him, offering him a job as a managing director. He accepted the offer and began his career in the financial sector back in the year 1987.

Wes Edens started to know more about how a financial and investment firm works, and he also learned a lot of techniques based on his observation. He memorized these techniques by heart, hoping that he could also use it someday. He worked with the Lehman Brothers for six years, before he decided to quit and looked for a new job. In 1993, he was hired by the BlackRock Assets Investors, and he was given the position as a managing director, the same job title that was given to him at the Lehman Brothers. He met Rob Kauffman and Randal Nardone when he was an employee at the BlackRock Assets Investors, and together, the three planned to establish their financial and investment firm.

Wes Edens resigned from the BlackRock Assets Investors, and he joined the other three in establishing their own business. They named their new company as the Fortress Investment Group, and it was launched in 1998. It was difficult for them to manage an investment firm at first because they would have to get the trust of their clients. The three founders never surrendered, and they managed to get their first set of clients who will be working with them to success. Wes Edens and his colleagues have a great insight on how to manage their clients’ assets, and because of their impressive work, their clients started to refer them to other people, and their client base grew. From managing a few million dollars, the company is now known to handle $65 billion worth of assets.Aside from managing the Fortress Investment Group, Wes Edens is also known for managing sports teams, like the Milwaukee Bucks that is playing for the NBA, and the FlyQuest team that is playing for the League of Legends, an online MMORPG game.

Wesley Robert Edens, chairman and Co-Founder of Fortress Investment Group, is an American billionaire investor who amassed good wealth that saw him join the top 1000 list of the world’s wealthiest people. In 2007, he appeared as the 297th in the Forbes’ list of top 400 wealthiest Americans. A year later, Wes was listed as the 962nd in the Forbes list of the world’s wealthiest people.Before joining the corporate world, Wes Edens pursued his studies at the Oregon State University and graduated with Bachelor’s Degree in Finance. Afterwards, he worked in numerous organizations, holding various influential positions.

Wes Edens became the CEO of his co-founded Group, Fortress Investment Limited in April 1998, a position he served in till July 2003. Currently, Wes holds various positions at Fortress. He has been the principal, Private Equity Chief Investment Officer, Head of the Private Equity, the President of Private Equity, and the Co-Chairman of Fortress from August 2017. From December the same year, he has also been serving as the firm’s co-Chief Executive Officer. While at Fortress, Wes Edens has been responsible for the publicly traded alternative investment and private equity business.

As an experienced employee and administrator, Wes Edens has considerably stretched his career achievements to other firms as well. He is currently the Newcastle Investment Holding LLC’s Chief Executive Officer and its Chairman of the Board of Directors. He is the Trustee, United States Ski and Snowboard Team Foundation. Wes became a member of Drive Shark Inc where he has been serving as the chairman since 2002. In 2008, he became the chairman of the Board of Directors of Florida East Coast Holdings Corp. He still holds that position to date. In 2010, Wes became the chairman of the Board of Directors, both for Springleaf Finance Corporate and Springleaf Finance, Inc.In the past years, Wes also served in other organizations at various capacities. From June 2002 to February 2007, he was Newcastle Investment Holdings’ CEO. He also served at Eurocastle Investment Limited as the Chief Executive Officer from October 2002 to April 2006.

With less than six months to go until the 2018 Midterms, the importance of the End Citizens United PAC to the cause of Democrats and independent voters is being shown on a regular basis. As the organization established in 2015 as a traditional PAC limiting donors to just $5,000 in donations per election cycle is endorsing progressive candidates it is also looking to highlight the illegal use of funds by candidates at all levels.End Citizens United has looked to target the constituencies of some of the biggest names in the GOP including Ted Cruz who is being challenged by little-known Democrat Beto O’Rourke. Despite his message of election finance reform not being heard in Texas on a regular basis, the first Democrat endorsed for the 2018 Midterms has cut the gap between himself and the former Presidential candidate to single digits in recent polls.

To back the calls of End Citizens United and Beto O’Rourke for a change in campaign financing, the candidate has raised an impressive $6.7 million in the first three months of 2018 with none of the money raised provided by so-called dark money sources. Alongside providing Democrats and reform-seeking candidates with a large amount of support and funding, End Citizens United are also monitoring the campaign activities of many Republican candidates. One of those recently highlighted by the PAC headed by Tiffany Muller from its Washington D.C. headquarters is former Florida Governor Rick Scott.

The Governor is seeking election to the Senate in 2018 and has been accused by Muller and her team of illegally channeling funds from the New America Super PAC created by Scott to support the work of President Trump.In a complaint filed with the Federal Election Commission, the PAC explains its view Scott is using funds from the New America Super PAC to fund his own Senate bid in a clear violation of the rules regarding election funding. By bringing the case of Rick Scott’s election finance rule breaking to light, End Citizens United is showing it will not stand by and allow members of the GOP to act as if they are above the law.

Sean Penn’s literary debut earlier this year has had reviewers and readers alike scratching their heads about how exactly to receive it. Bob Honey Who Just do Stuff is the tale of one Bob Honey, a reclusive divorcee who works in waste management in suburban California while also operating as a secret agent tasked with assassinating the elderly. Through the one-hundred-sixty-page book, Bob Honey has the opportunity to interact with and comment on Penn’s version of modern America—from partying with an El Chapo stand-in aboard the drug dealer’s yacht, to writing a scathing letter to “Mr. Landlord,” the president of the United States.

 

For the USA Today, Penn’s stylistic choices overshadow the story of Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff; both his “addiction to alliteration” and his verbosity are hurdles they see getting in the way of some readers getting through his tale. Entertainment Weekly labels Penn’s prose as “sticky and overwrought.” Moreover, both sources find that it can be difficult to separate Bob Honey from the writer himself, especially given what the sources see as a thin layer of satire pervading the tale. Both are Baby Boomers and the USA Today sees the novel as Penn’s “loud, angry, absurdist response to the state of the world.”

Bob’s letter to “Mr. Landlord” works toward emasculating the president and references various real-world situations in the effort. The epilogue consists of a poem that touches on various current issues: the shooting in Las Vegas, the #MeToo movement, and the tension between the U.S. and North Korea. The poem criticizes the nature of the movement as “infantilizing” and “reckless,” and touches on a topic that is personal to Penn. Both Madonna and Lee Daniels accused Penn of assault during their marriages, though both recanted their accusations.

 

Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff touches on controversial and heated topics and has thus split readers about how to interpret it and on how it reflects on Penn himself. But Penn had expected this: “Some people, I think, will really enjoy it, others will loathe it. And… and that really is what I’d like to say about me, you know?”

Jacob Gottlieb is the Chief Investment Officer of Visium Asset Management which is a healthcare hedge fund until the year 2016 when a scandal erupted, but he survived that wave and continued serving in the same position. The fact that he was found innocent while the rest of his workmates went down speaks volumes about him as an honest and disciplined as well as dedicated person in his work. Before that position, he was a partner at Balysany Asset Management and before that he served as an investment portfolio manager at Merlin Financial. In that case, his history is abundant in the field of investment which he seems to take an interest in undoubtedly. He developed an interest in the area of investment at a young age and in seventh grade, he won a stock assortment competition in school. He attended the Brown University where he acquired a Bachelor of Arts in economics and a Doctor of medicine from New York University School of Medicine. Additionally, he completed his internal medicine internship at St. Vincent hospital. Having ventured into both the fields of medicine and finances, Jacob Gottlieb finds them similar in that those involved take a lot of risks to achieving their objectives and that has made him successful in his endeavors.

Beyond work, Jacob Gottlieb takes interest in giving back to the community and he therefore plays a crucial role in the Covenant House which is an international organization that helps and protects children. He contributes towards the services offered by the organization which include health care, education, drug abuse treatment and prevention as well as legal services. Being a privately funded agency, it means that Jacob Gottlieb contributes largely financially individually to keep it running. Surprisingly, he as well takes interest in baseball as a sport and he has at some point traded baseball cards which is also a pathway for his discovery of investing. Additionally, he was courageous enough to sell beverages to golfers using a wheel cart which depicts his resilience in achieving his set goals in the entrepreneurial world. Right from the word go, Jacob Gottlieb knew what he wanted to do in his life which is evident with when he left Sanford C. Bernstein & Co to pursue his career as a healthcare portfolio manager. By so doing, he took a risk but was confident that it was going to work out for him and his plans.

OG Juan had his birthday party thrown by friends which later went viral considering that it was lavish and the monies that were spent on drinks and food was unbelievable. He partied with his wife Desiree Perez and friends like Jay Z who contributed towards the success of that party. Jay Z and OG Juan are acquaintances, and they are both executives at ROC Nation which indicates that despite them partying extravagantly, they are business oriented. In that case, their spending could be said to be relevant and not exaggerated. Further, they both have individual money-making activities as Jay Z is a renowned hip-hop rapper while OG Juan is Hova’s co-pilot at Roc Nations Sports. Being his 50th birthday, OG Juan had something special for himself and his friends while his friends as well wanted the same for him on his special day. Having gone viral, most people wondered why they had to spend so much on that party and viewed it as a waste and showoff which made many people feel disgusted. Either way, it was their hard earned money and had every right to spend it whatsoever way they pleased.

The fact that OG Juan and Jay Z have been friends from way back explains the lavish treatment the latter offered the former and therefore no big deal on whatever gets spent on birthday party. Additionally having been in business ventures together means that they have earned each other’s trust and therefore know what the other deserves without holding back. OG Juan has had a background in business for long and therefore has an advantage in surviving in the business world no matter what comes his way. His wife Desiree Perez has been on his side in almost all business ventures together he pursues which has as well navigated him towards the right path.

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Ryan Seacrest has been extremely busy this year and as it turns out he’s can only do so much. We all have seen him in his multiple jobs whether its On Air with Ryan or sitting next to Kelly Ripa for their show Live with Kelly and Ryan. He now lives in New York from the busy life of Los Angeles and looks like he has no intentions of slowing down. At 43, he is fit and healthy and doing making good with the adjustment to New York. His morning TV show keeps him on his toes. He juggles his day by waking up at the crack of dawn around 6 a.m. This means a fast shower and shave then he’s off to check the forecast of the day. Next, he is dressed in a hoodie, t-shirt, sweats and Uggs heading out the door. Ryan visits his normal spot downstairs to start his day off with matcha tea then a coffee.

Seacrest admits that back in his 30s and 20s, working out was essential in his life. He was working out during the noon hour and felt embarrassed to tell people. Now while he is on the live show, Ryan has a trainer in tow to help keep him balanced. His daily fitness can go from boxing or using the Peloton bike right before work. To prepare the best for his show, he looks over the current news and often takes a phone call interview. Ryan Seacrest says if you want success, then people like to hear “yes.”

His other passion is being a vegan. Ryan considers himself an insane foodie. To keep his mind tight and clear its been suggested to him that he should consider meditation. Ryan also talks about how now he simply puts his phone down. He finds this to be very comforting especially away on a trip.

Ryan Seacrest lives by keeping it easy when being a host on his many jobs. He learned that great advice when he worked with Dick Clark before he died. Ryan Seacrest is certainly a man to admire when it comes to balance, great work ethic and enjoying life.

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Mina came to age in a family that loved baking, and she fell in love with the food industry from the family passions. Today, she is a career woman who has earned her spot as an accomplished caterer in America.

Though Mina did not stick to baking only, she has diversified her brand to include all kinds of food for all types of occasions. She is the author of various menus and will invite you for menu tasting once you contact her for catering. Not only does she believe in top-notch service for her diverse client base, she thinks that everybody deserves to eat mouthwatering and healthy food. Junking is not her style.

Whether you are a bride that has fallen head over heels in love, a corporate boss seeking to impress a client or hosting a day out with the boys or girls, Mina ensures that you get your money’s worth. Her career is her daily life.

Self-made

The food industry has scandals from poor delivery systems, lousy food, small portions or unhygienic food preparation conditions. Scandals, however, are not Mina’s story as she has successfully run the Saint Germaine catering business since its inception without a dissatisfied customer coming back to complain. She started small and now is at the top managing food equipment worth millions and quite some focused staff. Her business is operational in four states, her recognition as one of the top forty women under the age of forty in the business world is phenomenal. She also wowed the enterprising world enough, for her to win the award under the women category. There is no stopping this woman that begun her climb from the dirt and is now dining with the crème de la crème of society.

She Believes in

Her philanthropy is empowering women, and women handle all aspects of Saint Germain Caterers. She believes that America holds opportunities for everyone that is keen enough to pursue it. Finally, she feels that it is never too early or too late to start a business.

More about Mina

She has a food blog dedicated to food. She hosts menu tastings every month to extend her clientele base. She is also involved in the designing of the Saint Germaine website, to broaden their horizons further.

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Graeme Holm has invested almost two decades of hard work into establishing his career in the financial services sector. He gained his inspiration towards this niche when he learned of the poor level of financial dealings that Australians have to undergo. With great strength and vigor, he ventured out to open up his own broker firm that prioritizes paying off mortgage with a reduced interest.

 

Being the founder of Infinity, Holm explains his approach is different from that of traditional brokers in the sense that it uses a fact-finding technique, which includes going into great detail regarding household expenses, to accommodate clients with expert advice and practice. These expenses focus on needs, as well, as wants. His firm interacts with clients thoroughly, usually, spanning over multiple meetings to understand, analyze and assist clients in implementing scheduled cash spending budgets for various necessities such as groceries, fuel, travel etc.

 

The approach attracts all sorts of individuals and families and the firm hasn’t yet met a client it hasn’t been able to help. Infinity’s clients range from athletes like Paul Gallen to young navy officers. Infinity’s debit card concept is aimed at controlling consumer spending. This basically entails using cash to pay and if one doesn’t have cash, then he’s not buying it. Every dollar is assigned a purpose before being spent. This helps the consumer focus and learn the difference between a need (necessity) and a want (desire), all the while, he stays accountable to his goals.

 

Realistically, consumers’ hard earned money ends up being spent on things that just end up in the garbage just within a small period of being purchased, when this money could be and should be put towards their mortgage. This will not only help reduce daily interest but will also enable them to mitigate expenditure.

 

Having direct access to a form of financial security such as credit cards is an average enemy to consumers. A debit card can also operate with the same flexibility, as electronic spending is psychologically easier and instills less guilt in spenders. Statistically, it can be seen that nearly 30% of Australian households were over-indebted in the years 2015 and 2016. Capital cities Sydney and Melbourne ranked highest over accumulating households debts. This is why consumers should learn to exercise restraint when it comes to hyper-expenditure.

 

Graeme Holm explains that Infinity goes beyond commissions on mortgage products to earn money. It charges a fee to work out a debt reduction model and assigns clients personal bankers. It then charges 10% of clients’ annual debt reduction. The resulting benefit is that an Infinity client will pay more towards home loans in the first three months than he did in the 12 month period without the guidance and support from Infinity.

 

Infinity established a debt reduction model so as to counter the banks’ tendencies to discourage debtors from paying off their loans so quickly.

Infinity believes in a win-win situation for both the client and the company. It believes the stronger the result is for the client, the stronger it is for itself as well.

 

About Graeme Holm

 

Holm is a former Australian indoor soccer representative. He has over 15 years of experience in in the financial industry. His focus has been to keep banks honest. This passion resulted in accomplishing great endeavors. In 2012 Graeme was introduced to Rebecca, through mutual friends when he was in need of a trainer, whom he pursued with absolute persistence proving that persistence beats resistance. After 6 months, he finally got a date with her but this isn’t all to their story. This union went beyond just romance and towards corporate collaboration. Today, Rebecca and Holm together along with their team seek to progress in the finance protection, taking Infinity forward to higher levels. Learn more: https://www.crunchbase.com/person/graeme-holm

With the aim of transforming people’s lives all over the world, Jeunesse Global provides youth enhancement products to their customers. They have distributors all over the world to ensure that everyone benefits from them. Their commodities are unique and you can rarely find them elsewhere. Here are some of their products and the advantages that you will enjoy the moment you start using them.

RESERVE™

This product provides the defence that you need against radical damage. It blends various types of fruits that are super rich in antioxidants for maximum efficiency.

Nevo™

Nevo is one of the best energizers that you can find. It comes in four refreshing formulas, and it features real and healthy fruit juices. With each carrying 50 calories, it provides you with adequate energy to do anything you want to. This product doesn’t have any artificial sweeteners, flavours or colours.

ZEN BODI™

As a fitness enthusiast, this is precisely what you need to get for yourself. It is designed to facilitate all the essential factors that are required to achieve and maintain physical fitness. The benefits include burning body fat, building muscle and suppressing your appetite.

Luminesce®

Luminesce is best for those who want their skin to remain youthful and glow at all times. With anti-ageing properties, it is designed to restore radiance to your skin. It minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and facial lines, consequently building your confidence.

AM Essentials™

This is an innovative formula that is specially created to reduce premature ageing. It also comes with the vitamins and minerals that are required to provide you with energy and improve your mood.

Jeunesse provides other products that include PM Essentials™, FINITI™, M1ND™ as well as Instantly Ageless™.

Jeunesse Global origin and growth

The company was started by Wendy Lewis and Randy Ray who launched it on September 9, 2009. Their dream was to share their products with the world and empower their clients to be whatever they want in spite of their age, race or profession. It has registered tremendous growth over the years, with 32 offices, which are operational, in more than 130 countries worldwide.

With their products, Jeunesse Global has brought positive changes to the world. They make their customers feel energetic, young and look radiant. This motivates them to achieve their full potential.

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