Indonesian, 28, turns $700 into a multimillion-dollar fishery business

When she was young, Utari Octavianty often felt like the underdog because of where she came from. Her hometown is Kampung Bahru, a remote fishing village in North Sumatra, Indonesia, where many don’t have access to education. There was even a common saying: “If you come from a fishing village, you cannot win.” That’s why … Read more

Netflix ‘Is it Cake’ contestant Justin Ellen makes 6-figures in business

When Justin Ellen received a “random” direct message on Instagram asking if he would like to be part of a Netflix show called “Is It Cake?” — he thought it was “very sketchy.” It was only when they said there was an interview that he realized, “OK, it’s legit,” said the youngest contestant of the … Read more

How this 29-year-old turned his side hustle into a $1.5 million business

In 2014, I was fresh out of college and thought I had my life all planned out: Go to medical school, get a six-figure job as a doctor, and make my parents proud. None of that worked out. I realized I hated blood and needles, and got rejected from more than 15 medical schools. My … Read more

This 29-year-old left the U.S. for Budapest. Now he makes $120,000 — and pays $800 a month for rent

In 2014, I had a life-changing wake-up call: I survived an opioid overdose that put me in the intensive care unit. Hitting rock bottom made me realize how lucky I am to be alive. I spent some time in my hometown, Memphis, to focus on my recovery and staying sober. Once I felt stable, I … Read more

This is Warren Buffett’s simple advice for periods of high inflation

Inflation is taking a toll on the American economy, with everything from gas to groceries seeing a steep price increase. There is little that individuals can do to avoid inflation at the cash register, but Berkshire Hathaway CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett says that people can make certain moves to protect against its effects. … Read more

Elon Musk could run three major companies at once — like Carlos Ghosn

Elon Musk’s bid to acquire Twitter might have an undesirable side-effect for the billionaire: adding yet another large company to his jam-packed schedule. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has offered to buy every Twitter share he doesn’t already own — 90.8% of the company — in a deal worth roughly $43 billion, according to a … Read more

Humans could eventually download their brains into robots

Elon Musk says a lot of seemingly fantastical things. For example: The billionaire Tesla and SpaceX CEO seems to believe that humans will eventually be able to live forever, by downloading their brains into robots. “I think it is possible,” Musk, 50, recently told Insider. “Yes, we could download the things that we believe make … Read more

How much money you’d have if you invested $1,000 in Twitter in 2017

Twitter shares soared on Monday morning trading after filings revealed that Tesla CEO Elon Musk had purchased a 9.2% stake in the social network. Musk’s 73,486,938 shares make him Twitter’s largest shareholder, and were valued by CNBC at $2.89 billion at Friday’s closing price — a fraction of the world’s richest man’s $273 billion fortune, … Read more

Mark Zuckerberg’s young people advice: Focus on building relationships

Most people know Facebook’s dorm-room origin story. But according to Mark Zuckerberg, you might have learned the wrong lesson from it. On a recent episode of the “Lex Fridman Podcast,” hosted by MIT computer scientist Lex Fridman, Zuckerberg said his initial ability to launch Facebook back in 2004 wasn’t because he dropped out of college … Read more