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Shelby Bryan

Shelby Bryan Net Worth

2022 Net Worth:$200 Million

Net Worth:$200 Million
Full NameJohn Shelby Bryan
Birthday:March 21, 1946
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Business Executive, Entrepreneur, Venture Capitalist

Shelby Bryan Net Worth

Shelby Bryan is an American telecommunications pioneer, business executive, futurist, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist who has a net worth of $200 million. In the business world, he is best known for being the founder of Millicom International Cellular S.A. He is probably best known for being married to fashion editor Anna Wintour from 2004 until 2020. They began dating in 1999.

Bryan was born in Houston, Texas and attended Mirabeau B. Lamar High School in Houston where he excelled in football and boxing. At the age of 16 he became one of the youngest Golden Gloves contenders. Bryan received from the University of Texas a BA in 1968 and a law degree, graduating Phi Delta Phi in 1970. He was one of two law graduates in the United States chosen to work in Washington, DC for Ralph Nader, focusing on the passage of the Clean Water Act. In 1973, Bryan received an MBA from Harvard Business School.

In 1973, Bryan joined Morgan Stanley in the mergers and acquisitions department. He left in 1977 and moved to Houston to form an oil and gas company, Austin Resources Corporation, and a bank holding company, with Ned Holmes, which became Prosperity Bank, one of the largest Texas-based banks.

In 1980, Bryan moved back to New York to partner with Jan Stenbeck and set up a company, Millicom, to operate voice and data distribution which became cellular telephony. Bryan served as president of Millicom from 1981-1994. Millicom received one of the first three US cellular developmental licenses in 1981. In addition to operations in the United States, Millicom went on to form cellular joint ventures in over 20 countries throughout the world including Mexico, Hong Kong, the Soviet Union, the Philippines, and Pakistan. One of the companies, Vodafone, was formed in partnership with the British company, Racal Electronics. The company, currently at a market capitalization in excess of $200 billion, is the second-largest cellular company in the world.

In 1981, Millicom formed a company, Microtel Communications, in partnership with British Aerospace and Pacific Telesis which was awarded by the British government a personal communications network “PCN” which competed with Vodafone. The service branded as Orange was later acquired by France Telecom which subsequently changed its name to Orange.

In 1994, Bryan was asked to step in to replace the CEO of ICG Communications, which was in the midst of financial failure. Brought in by ICG’s board of directors as a change agent, Bryan turned the failing company around by immediately replacing the management team with more experienced, higher caliber professionals and implementing a new business plan. He successfully raised more than $2 billion in the financing, and from 1996–1999 revenues were raised 10 times from approximately $50 million to $500 million. By the end of 1999 ICG was carrying approximately 15% of the world’s internet traffic. That historical improvement in revenues enabled the company to grow from 125 to more than 3,500 employees. At the time, ICG was one of the first telecom companies aggressively deploying fiber in metropolitan areas.

Bryan saw the warning signs of the looming dot-com bust: an overbuilt, unpredictable industry that was over-funded. When he shared his concerns with the company’s stakeholders, his prediction was very unpopular. Bryan stepped down from his role at ICG in 2000 when the company, like most of those in the Internet business, began to face difficult times during the dot-com meltdown.

Following his departure from ICG, Bryan went on to form Pingtone Communications, one of the first VOIP (Voice over IP) companies in the United States. BusinessWeek currently lists Bryan as chairman and chief executive officer of the Washington, D.C.-based company.

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Drake

Drake Net Worth

2022 Net Worth: $300 Million

Net Worth:$300 Million
Full NameAubrey Drake Graham
Birthday:October 24, 1986
Country of Origin:Canada
Source of Wealth:Rapper, Singer, and Actor.

Drake Net Worth

Drake is a Canadian-born actor, producer and rapper who has a net worth of $300 million dollars.  Drake is consistently one of the highest-paid entertainers in the world.An influential figure in modern popular music, Drake has been credited for popularizing singing and R&B sensibilities in hip hop.

Gaining recognition by starring as Jimmy Brooks in the CTV teen drama series Degrassi: The Next Generation (2001–08), Drake pursued a career in music releasing his debut mixtape Room for Improvement in 2006; he released the mixtapes Comeback Season (2007) and So Far Gone (2009) before signing with Young Money Entertainment. Since first gaining mainstream success, Drake has earned more than $550 million in his career before taxes and lifestyle costs.

Among the world’s best-selling music artists, with over 170 million records sold, Drake is ranked as the highest-certified digital singles artist in the United States by the RIAA. As of this writing, he has won four Grammy Awards, six American Music Awards, a record 34 Billboard Music Awards, two Brit Awards, and three Juno Awards.

Drake has achieved 10 number-one hits on the Billboard Hot 100 and holds further Hot 100 records; he has the most top 10 singles (54), the most charted songs (258),the most simultaneously charted songs in one week (27), the most Hot 100 debuts in one week (22), and the most continuous time on the Hot 100 (431 weeks).

He additionally has the most number-one singles on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, and Rhythmic Airplay charts.

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LeBron James

LeBron James Net Worth

2022 Net Worth: $1.2 Billion

Net Worth:$1.2 Billion
Full NameLeBron Raymone James Sr.
Birthday:December 30, 1984
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Professional Basketball Player, Entrepreneur

LeBron James Net Worth

LeBron James is an American professional basketball player and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $1.2 Billion. Nicknamed “King James“, he is widely considered one of the greatest players of all time. As of this writing, James has won four NBA championships, four NBA MVP awards, four NBA Finals MVP awards, three All-Star MVP awards, and two Olympic gold medals.

James has scored the most points in the playoffs, the second-most career points, and has the seventh-most career assists. He has been selected an NBA All-Star 18 times, to the All-NBA Team a record 18 times, and to the NBA All-Defensive First Team five times. He has competed in ten NBA Finals, the third-most all-time, including eight consecutively between 2011 and 2018. 

In 2021, James was selected to the NBA 75th Anniversary Team, and in 2022 became the first member of the 10K-10K-10K Club (accumulating 10,000 or more career points, rebounds, and assists)

In June 2022, LeBron James became a billionaire, marking the first time an active NBA player has achieved that milestone, according to one calculation. Forbes said that the Los Angeles Lakers star had “maximized his business,” generating more than $1.2 billion in pretax earnings. His NBA salary from three different teams during the past 19 years had amounted to $383 million, and James had “raked in upwards of $900 million in income from endorsements and other business ventures,” the magazine said.

He earns more than $60-90 million per year in endorsements and has a $1 billion lifetime contract with Nike. He has parlayed his fame and wealth into a veritable business empire, with investments in a number of startups. He is a part-owner of Liverpool F.C.

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Rob Dyrdek

Rob Dyrdek Net Worth

2022 Net Worth: $100 Million

Net Worth:$100 Million
Full NameRobert Stanley Dyrdek 
Birthday:June 28, 1974
Country of Origin:United States of America
Source of Wealth:Entrepreneur, Actor, Producer, Reality TV Personality, Skateboarder.

Rob Dyrdek Net Worth

Rob Dyrdek is an MTV reality star, former professional skateboarder, actor, producer, and entrepreneur who has a net worth of $100 million.

He is best known for his roles in the reality shows Rob & Big, Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory and Ridiculousness. He also is the creator of the animated series Wild Grinders, in which he voices the series’ main character, Lil Rob. In 2014, Dyrdek was labeled as one of the “most influential skateboarders of all-time” by FoxWeekly.

Dyrdek was born in Kettering, Ohio on June 28, 1974. He got his first skateboard when he was 11 from pro-skateboarder Neil Blender. This set his desire to become a pro skateboarder on fire and it was all he focused on. In school, he thought about all the trick he would try out later, and then after school he would skate and practice until his parents called him in for the night. By the time he was 12, he got a sponsorship and began his pro-skateboarding career. At 16, he left home to move to Southern California to be a professional skateboarder.

Dyrdek is the founder of the Street League Skateboarding (SLS) skateboard competition enterprise, which has become an international event. The league offered the highest overall purse in the history of the sport ($1.6 million) for its championship event broadcast on ESPN in 198 countries. The league also partnered with the Boys and Girls Club of America to develop new skate parks in California.

Dyrdek first starred in the MTV reality series Rob & Big (aired November 2006 to April 2008) with his best friend and bodyguard Christopher “Big Black” Boykin, as well as his cousin, Chris “Drama” Pfaff, and friend Rashawn “Bam Bam” Davis.

Dyrdek has set 21 individual “Guinness Book of World Records” skateboarding records.

In 2011, Dyrdek appeared in the movie “Jackass 3.5.” That same year, Dyrdek started another show on MTV called “Ridiculousness.” Dyrdek hosted this show alongside two friends, Chanel West Coast and Sterling Brim. In 2012, Dyrdek was on the TV show “Punk’d”— on Dyrdek’s episode, Justin Bieber tried to prank the pro-skateboarded and failed. Dyrdek was also featured in the 2012 documentary, “Waiting for Lightning,” about his friend, skater Danny Way.

Through his production company he has produced “Ridiculousness,” the CMT series “The Dude Perfect Show” and a number of other shows.

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