Oddly enough, some of the world's most wealthy individuals launched successful careers the moment they kissed their teachers goodbye. You'll be surprised to learn just who's listed in Biography.com's group of Famous Dropouts, including media magnate William Randolph Hearst, casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, musicians Kanye West and Madonna, and billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs.
All seven tracks on Kanye West’s new album, ‘Ye,’ debuted on Billboard’s Top 40 chart this week, with the song “Yikes” hitting the number 8 spot. The album is West’s eighth to launch in the top spot on the Billboard 200, tying him with The Beatles for the record.
Bob Dylan revamped the 1929 hit love song ‘She’s Funny That Way’ with same-sex pronouns for a new 6-song EP, ‘Universal Love: Wedding Songs Reimagined.’ The album, Funded by MGM, is meant to be inclusive of LGBT couples and features Kesha among other artists.
Mark Zuckerberg has topped Warren Buffett to become the world’s third-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Facebook co-founder trails only two other tech giants: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
Things are heating up after Angelina Jolie filed a court order claiming ex-husband Brad Pitt hadn’t paid “meaningful” child support payments since they split two years ago. Pitt claimed he’s paid over $1.3 million in bills and loaned the actress $8 million to help her buy her current home.
George Clooney was thrown off his motorcycle several yards into the air after a car veered suddenly into his lane. His spokesperson said he’s fine and recovering at home. Clooney was in Sardinia, Italy, filming a TV miniseries adapted from the novel ‘Catch-22.’
Janelle Monáe has come out as pansexual, or attracted to all gender identities, in an interview with ‘Rolling Stone.’ The singer told ‘The Guardian’ in February that she felt "sexually liberated" following the release of her Make Me Feel music video, considered by some a bisexual anthem.
Lady Gaga launched her Las Vegas residency at the Park Theater at the new Park MGM resort. The performer will play a total of 27 gigs, in different formats: Lady Gaga Enigma, focusing on her biggest hits, and Lady Gaga Jazz & Piano, featuring stripped-down versions of her songs.
A nude scene of Marilyn Monroe from the 1961 Clark Gable film ‘The Misfits’ was discovered, one of the first nude scenes shot for a major studio. Decades after Monroe’s death, experts are grappling with whether it’s ethical to release the scene, long believed to have been destroyed.
After almost a decade in the making, the film 'Gotti' has finally opened. The low-budget film about the notorious mobster John Gotti, played by John Travolta, opens in just 503 theaters and so far has 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on reviews from the Cannes Film Festival.
Twenty years ago today, Steve Jobs introduced the world to iMac, which had a 15-inch screen and 4GB hard drive. The computer was a minor revolution for its design, introduction of the USB and integrated design for internet use when it wasn’t a universal feature on other computers.
Madonna turned 60 on August 16. The boundary-pushing Queen of Pop has spent four decades of her life in the spotlight. "I think the most controversial thing I have ever done is to stick around," she's said. "I'm one of the lucky ones and every day I count my blessings."
A new forensic study by French researchers studying a set of teeth has concluded that Adolf Hitler did kill himself at his Berlin bunker on April 30, 1945 and that he was a vegetarian. Some press had floated theories that the dictator fled Germany at the end of World War II.