MARK RALSTON | AFP | Getty Images There’s a pretty good chance — okay, an overwhelming chance — that you won’t win the $475 million Mega Millions jackpot. Then again, someone at some point has to win. And, there’s generally no harm in daydreaming. “Buying a Mega Millions ticket gives our players ‘permission to dream’
Before Vitalik Buterin co-created Ethereum, he first learned about bitcoin in 2011, when he was 17 years old. Initially he dismissed it, but Buterin eventually connected with the idea of bitcoin after a second look, he told Wired in 2016. Like many bitcoin evangelists, Buterin, a Russian-Canadian programmer, was curious about the decentralized payment system.
Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant are two of the greatest shooting guards in NBA history. On Saturday, Jordan introduced Bryant’s widow, Vanessa Bryant, at Kobe Bryant’s posthumous Hall of Fame induction. “Thank you for being here. Kobe admired you,” Vanessa said to Jordan. Jordan and Bryant were constantly compared by commentators and they were great
Laurene Powell Jobs is set to deliver the commencement address on Monday to the University of Pennsylvania 2021 graduation class. Powell Jobs, who is Steve Jobs’ widow, is the founder and president of the Emerson Collective, an umbrella organization for her philanthropic and business endeavors that focus on education, immigration, climate and cancer research and
With vaccines rolling out across across the world, travelers want to reclaim something most gave up during the lockdown era: the summer vacation. Travel searches are surging, and bookings aren’t far behind. But it isn’t happening uniformly across continents. Here’s who is booking, where people are traveling, and what’s beckoning travelers from their homes again.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s leading expert on infectious disease, will deliver Emory University’s 2021 commencement address for the Emory College of Arts and Sciences graduation ceremony on May 16. “During the past year, the name Fauci has become synonymous with truth, clarity, and medical expertise,” Emory president Gregory L. Fenves said in a release.
kate_sept2004 | E+ | Getty Images Putting away enough savings for retirement has always been a struggle for many Americans. One reason workers tend to fall short: They often dip into the money they have set aside for their golden years. Now, some experts and lawmakers are discussing one idea that could help workers avoid
On Friday, Dr. Anthony Fauci gave advice to Vanderbilt University graduates to never stop learning. “The scope of you what you have learned here at Vanderbilt, and importantly what you will need to learn after you leave here, is like a giant mosaic,” he said while delivering the “Graduates Day” address. “This mosaic of your
Volunteers at a food bank in Duarte, California, load donation boxes. FREDERIC J. BROWN | AFP | Getty Images It appears the pandemic hasn’t dented charitable giving from wealthy households. Most affluent Americans — about 90% — gave to charitable causes in 2020, with a third of them giving more than in the past to
The cryptocurrency dogecoin’s value has surged over the past few months thanks to the alignment of several important factors, including extra capital from stimulus checks, the popularity of free-trading apps like Robinhood and the backing of billionaire SpaceX and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. But one reason has been understated in media reports, Billy Markus, the
Samuel Corum/Bloomberg via Getty Images There’s still time to make health savings account contributions for 2020. Those with high-deductible health plans have until the extended tax-filing deadline, May 17, to make HSA contributions for 2020. Self-only plans allow deposits of up to $3,550, while those with family coverage may save as much as $7,100. This
Kevin O’Leary is bullish on the future of NFTs, or nonfungible tokens. “I haven’t bought any yet. I’m waiting to see when the volatility of the pricing changes,” O’Leary, chairman of O’Shares ETFs, told CNBC Make It in April. But “this has legs. It’s going to work.” NFTs are unique digital assets that are represented
The Bahamian island Faith Hill and Tim McGraw spent years and many millions to develop is on the market for $35 million. The country music power couple bought the island known as Goat Cay in 2003. It’s located in the Exumas, a district of the Bahamas comprised of a chain of over 365 islands, about
In addition to on-site yoga classes and ergonomic desks, companies may have a new wellness initiative up their sleeves — granting workers an annual period of remote work. Remote work has proved popular with many workers, with 54% of employees saying they want to keep working from home after the pandemic ends, according to
Jamie Dimon, JPMorgan Chase chairman and CEO, shared a bit of wisdom with Ohio State University graduates during his commencement address on Sunday. “I’m always hesitant to give advice, because it sounds like I did everything right,” Dimon said, “but I assure you, I did not.” To start, Dimon told the graduates about the importance
People have been on the move since the Covid-19 pandemic hit. With remote work at play, many are leaving expensive cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago for the suburbs or for more affordable cities like Austin, Phoenix or Nashville, according to a LinkedIn report. Rents prices across the country have been adjusting to
Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, has been a key proponent in the latest surge of interest in dogecoin, according to analysts, as he consistently tweets about the cryptocurrency. But ahead of his appearance on “Saturday Night Live” on NBC on May 8, Musk had a new message for his 53 million Twitter
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes walks outside the courtroom where she’s standing trial for fraud, on May 6, 2021. CNBC Elizabeth Holmes’ jet-setting, lavish lifestyle as CEO of Theranos took center stage on Thursday as her attorneys argued it was irrelevant to her criminal fraud case. “What she wore, where she stayed, how she flew
In this article NCLH The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is allowing cruise ships to resume operations this summer, but Norwegian Cruise Line CEO Frank Del Rio says that will be unlikely given the agency’s tough requirements. “I seriously doubt we will be able to stand up a vessel out of a U.S. port
For some homebound travelers yearning for a vacation, the question isn’t whether to book a vacation this year, but when. Enthusiasm for travel is at its highest point in a year, with 87% of American travelers expected to take a trip this summer, according to a survey conducted last week by travel market research company
Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes attends pre-trial hearing in the U.S. government’s fraud case against her on May 5, 2021. CNBC Former Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes promised a technology breakthrough, but it was really a house of cards, prosecutors said during a court hearing on Wednesday. “Miss Holmes went out, told the world and told investors:
This is an excerpt from CNBC Make It’s weekly newsletter, written by money reporter Alicia Adamczyk. Subscribe here. Everyone I know is burned out. Burned out from the lack of separation between work and home life, or because they have to go into work each day with few measures in place to ensure their safety.
Ether, the cryptocurrency that runs on the Ethereum blockchain, hit a record high on Tuesday. Though it is still second behind bitcoin in market value, there is growing excitement surrounding Ethereum and its capabilities. According to billionaire investor Mark Cuban, “the number of transactions and the diversity of transaction types along with the development efforts
A pregnant Elizabeth Holmes appeared in court for the first time in 15 months for three days of hearings that will set the stage for her criminal fraud trial. At Tuesday’s session in the San Jose federal courthouse, Judge Edward Davila allowed only Holmes, her defense attorneys and the prosecution inside. As Holmes walked into
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s future with the NFL is reportedly in limbo after his team drafted a new rookie quarterback and after suffering ankle strains throughout the 2020 season. But at 29, Garoppolo has already had a lot of success. In addition to winning two Super Bowl rings as a backup quarterback with
Sotheby’s announced Tuesday it will accept bitcoin and ether in an upcoming auction of Banksy’s “Love is in The Air.” It represents the first time a major auction house will accept the two cryptocurrencies as payment for a physical piece of art, according to Sotheby’s. The winning bidder can also pay in U.S. dollars. “What
Alan Patricof, a longtime tech investor and Democratic donor, told CNBC on Monday he is not concerned about the prospect of higher capital gains taxes for wealthy Americans. In an interview on “Closing Bell,” the co-founder of venture capital firm Greycroft did not throw his support behind a specific rate for the capital gains tax.
Wealthy families could face combined tax rates of as much as 61% on inherited wealth under President Joe Biden’s tax plan, according to a recent analysis and tax accountants. As part of his American Families Plan, Biden is proposing to nearly double the top tax rate on capital gains and eliminate a tax benefit on
Leon Cooperman Scott Mlyn | CNBC If you have accumulated more wealth than you need, there are a number of things you can do with the excess money, according to billionaire investor Leon Cooperman. Founder of the Omega Family Office, Cooperman — who has an estimated net worth of $2.5 billion — shared his views
The list of places that’s welcoming vaccinated people is growing by the week. Proof of vaccines is easing travel restrictions to some places, and is the only way travelers can gain entrance to others. Yet from health forms to testing protocols, travel remains complicated even for the immunized. Rules differ from one country to the