I write all sorts of things. Now: Bloomberg News reporter. Before: lots of bylines- Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Esquire, WaPost Mag, WSJ & places that no longer exist

Tips From Billionaire Gordon Getty

bloomberg.com — The J. Paul Getty heir Gordon Getty always goes big-whether it's economic ideas, his classical music, or a 'perfect' Napa cabernet. Brendan Coffey interviewed him for the May issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine. This story appears in the May 2015 issue of Bloomberg Markets .

Scientology Donor Becomes a Billionaire With Cancer Drug

bloomberg.com — Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Robert W. Duggan, the Church of Scientology's biggest donor and the chief executive officer of Pharmacyclics Inc., which makes an experimental treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, has become a billionaire after the company's shares tripled in a year. Pharmacyclics' medicine, called ibrutinib, inhibits an enzyme that promotes cancer growth.

Cancer Drug Once Bought for $7 Million May Now Fetch $18 Billion

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- An overlooked drug bought by a biotech company for a mere $6.6 million a decade ago could become one of the biggest selling cancer treatments ever. Those high expectations have its maker, Pharmacyclics Inc., considering selling itself in a deal that could be worth as much as $18 billion.

Amway Billionaires Debut After Bad Year for Direct Seller

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Bringing the American way of selling skin-care products and vitamins to China helped make Amway Corp. the world's largest direct seller. It also made the children of one its co-founders billionaires. Amway chairman Steve Van Andel and his siblings David Van Andel, Barb Van Andel-Gaby and Nan Van Andel own half of Alticor Inc., Amway's Ada, Michigan-based parent company.

Sierra Nevada Founder Grossman Becomes Billionaire on Pale Ales

bloomberg.com — Ken Grossman is working the taps. Clad in a trucker cap, blue jeans and Keen sandals, the 60-year-old is doling out samples of Hoptimum and Harvest Single Hop, two imperial pale ales made by his Sierra Nevada brewery. For many of 3,300 people who've paid $65 to attend the Portland, Maine, beer tasting with 117 breweries, Grossman's the star attraction.

‘Van Gogh or Van Goo’? Matters Little to Billionaire Carl Berg

bloomberg.com — Billionaire Carl Berg, the Silicon Valley real estate mogul and venture capitalist, collects rent from Tim Cook, loves asking stupid questions and owns a suspect van Gogh. Brendan Coffey interviewed him for the February issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine. Q: What was your best investment?

The Four Companies That Control the 147 Companies That Own Everything

forbes.com — There may be 147 companies in the world that own everything, as colleague Bruce Upbin points out and they are dominated by investment companies as Eric Savitz rightly points out. But it's not you and I who really control those companies, even though much of our money is in them.

Youngest Oil Tycoon Finds Fortune After Washout as Trader

businessweek.com — When he left Midland, Texas, in 1997, Bryan Sheffield didn't plan on returning. His father and grandfather both had earned their fortunes drilling wells in this flat, dusty landscape, living through oil industry booms and busts. Sheffield aimed for a career in finance. After earning an undergraduate business degree, he moved to Chicago and traded futures.

Youngest Oil Tycoon Finds Fortune After Washout as Trader

bloomberg.com — When he left Midland, Texas, in 1997, Bryan Sheffield didn't plan on returning. His father and grandfather both had earned their fortunes drilling wells in this flat, dusty landscape, living through oil industry booms and busts. Sheffield aimed for a career in finance. After earning an undergraduate business degree, he moved to Chicago and traded futures.

Silicon Valley billionaire Carl Berg is developing prostate cancer test

biznews.com — Silicon Valley real estate billionaire Carl Berg (pictured) thinks he has found a better prostate cancer test, and he's investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it to market. His company, Berg LLC, plans to introduce a blood-based test that promises to detect more accurately who'll develop the cancer, including the millions of men who show signs of the malady yet may never develop it.
More Articles →
Apr 01, 2015

RT @pierre: After Snowden, The NSA Faces Recruitment Challenge : NPR ow.ly/3xFY22

Apr 01, 2015

Los Angeles Police Investigate Death of Heir to Getty Empire bloom.bg/1Hi6s9N via @business

Apr 01, 2015

RT @chrishelman: Busting The Myth Of Oil Storage Hitting 'Tank Tops' onforb.es/1Cx9Ts0 by @chrishelman via @forbes

Apr 01, 2015

How Gun Rights Harm the Rule of Law. Thoughtful piece by an old college friend theatlantic.com/politics/archi…

Apr 01, 2015

Armed law enforcement officer sent to blogger's house over critical post of Florida Governor. tampabay.com/news/politics/… via @TB_Times

Apr 01, 2015

Culture Shock: Social rights and Hollywood wrongs – why Rambo has a lot to answer for irishtimes.com/culture/film/c… via @IrishTimes

Mar 31, 2015

Wow. Very saddened to learn of the death of one of Gordon Getty's sons late today. Every parent's fear is outliving their child

Mar 31, 2015

RT @BBGBillionaires: "It’s always fun to make more [money], but it’s just a game!" Gordon Getty speaks to @bpcoffey bloom.bg/1GagBqi pic.twitter.com/p3s2KAGF5c

Email Brendan by joining Muck Rack Pro



Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.


Share This Profile