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

Sam Adams Creator Becomes Billionaire as Craft Beer Rises

bloomberg.com — Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Armed with a family recipe and a flair for marketing, C. James "Jim" Koch popularized craft beer in the U.S. and turned Boston Beer Co. into the third-largest American-owned brewery. It also made him a billionaire, as sales of his flagship Samuel Adams brand helped Boston Beer shares double in the past year and reach a record high Friday.

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.
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Apr 17, 2015

.@Carl_C_Icahn added $34 million, or 0.1%, yesterday. $NFLX surged 18 percent. bloom.bg/1vDjCHt

Apr 17, 2015

Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli's wife Kirsty is a pop songwriter. She had a #1 hit, "Black Coffee" in 2000 bloom.bg/1IX08px

Apr 16, 2015

RT @BillGates: This is great. A wedding dress maker is helping to create a better Ebola suit: b-gat.es/1JEelHQ pic.twitter.com/hJMSYwTF13

Apr 16, 2015

Wow. the apt we once rented in Hoboken for $750/mo sold for $1.2 mln. Think drinking on the fire escape is still ok there, @savvysipper?

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