Charles B. Brooks

While most people will never actually get behind the wheel of a self-propelled street sweeper, without the Brooks-designed truck — equipped with trash-and-debris-pushing brushes — city streets would probably be much less clean. The Newark, New Jersey, native’s two other successful 1890s patents included dust-proof collection bags for his street sweeper, as well as a ticket punch that collected the tiny circular paper discards instead … Continue reading Charles B. Brooks

Biden Won’t Extend Student Loan Relief And Confirms Student Loan Payments Restart February 1

The Biden administration won’t extend student loan relief and confirmed student loan payments restart February 1, 2022. Here’s what you need to know. Student Loans White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed to reporters during a press briefing that the Biden administration won’t extend student loan relief — and the student loan payment pause will end January 31, 2022. (No, Biden won’t extend student loan relief again). … Continue reading Biden Won’t Extend Student Loan Relief And Confirms Student Loan Payments Restart February 1

Fenty’s Fortune: Rihanna Is Now Officially A Billionaire

Forbes.com When Robyn Fenty, known to the world as Rihanna, launched Fenty Beauty in 2017, she sought to create a cosmetics company that made “women everywhere (feel) included.” A perhaps unintended consequence: The beauty line has helped her enter one of the world’s most exclusive ranks: Billionaire. Rihanna is now worth $1.7 billion, Forbes estimates—making her the wealthiest female musician in the world and second only to Oprah Winfrey as … Continue reading Fenty’s Fortune: Rihanna Is Now Officially A Billionaire

Ryan Kaji, 9, Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid YouTube Stars of 2020 with $29.5 Million

This is the third year in a row that Ryan Kaji has topped the list! Ryan Kaji continues to bring in the big bucks with his YouTube channel, Ryan’s World. The 9-year-old child star tops Forbes’ list of Highest Paid YouTube Stars of 2020 for the third year in a row, beating out other well-known YouTube personalities like Jimmy Donaldson (otherwise known as Mr. Beast) David Dobrik, makeup guru Jeffree … Continue reading Ryan Kaji, 9, Tops Forbes’ Highest-Paid YouTube Stars of 2020 with $29.5 Million

Kanye West is finally a billionaire, Forbes says. He sent the magazine a text to say it undervalued him

Kanye West has long coveted the title of “billionaire. “Last year, the rapper and fashion label mogul even suggested he may legally change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a little while. Now, the 42 year old star has been given the title by Forbes magazine, which estimates he has a current net worth of $1.3 billion — though he is reportedly still … Continue reading Kanye West is finally a billionaire, Forbes says. He sent the magazine a text to say it undervalued him

Anne Cox Chambers, media heiress and former US ambassador, has died at 100

Anne Cox Chambers, who with her sister took over the family media conglomerate that became Cox Enterprises and once served as US ambassador to Belgium, died Friday at her Atlanta home at the age of 100, the company said. Chambers and her sister Barbara Cox Anthony in the 1970s became controlling owners of the newspaper, TV and radio empire founded by their father, three-term Ohio … Continue reading Anne Cox Chambers, media heiress and former US ambassador, has died at 100