Tom Huddleston Jr., CNBC

Tom Huddleston Jr.


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Recent articles by Tom:

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson says his dad taught him to give every 'ounce of effort you can'

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson said his famous father taught him at an early age to give every 'ounce of effort you can' and that helped him succeed. Rocky Johnson died at 75 this week. → Read More

NFL star Luke Kuechly is retiring at 28—how much money he's made and how much he could be giving up

Carolina Panthers star linebacker Luke Kuechly is the latest NFL star to retire early despite a successful career. He's made more than $60 million from his NFL contracts, but he could be leaving even more on the table. → Read More

This woman conned investors out of $5.4 million and spent it on travel and expensive fashion

In 2018, Keisha Williams pleaded guilty to multiple criminal charges stemming from a $5.4 million scam in which federal officials found that she'd lied to dozens of investors about a business opportunity only to spend millions on luxury shopping sprees and first-class travel to exotic locales like Thailand and Tahiti. → Read More

Mercedes-Benz made a concept car inspired by the movie 'Avatar' — take a look

At 2020 CES in Las Vegas, Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new electric, autonomous concept car inspired by James Cameron's 2009 sci-fi movie "Avatar. The futuristic car uses sustainable materials and would be controlled by a center console instead of a steering wheel. → Read More

This Twitter user 'invented' the hashtag in 2007 — but the company thought it was 'too nerdy'

In 2007, social media hashtag inventor Chris Messina was a Silicon Valley product designer who thought of a way to make Twitter easier to use. When the company turned down his initial request to work the hashtag into their platform, his friends and other users utilizing the symbol to post news of a San Diego wildfire helped it take off, grass roots style. "The hashtag happened to be the… → Read More

Bill Gates: Tax rates on the wealthy were nearly double when we started Microsoft and 'it didn't hurt' us

Billionaire Bill Gates has been a vocal advocate for higher taxes on the wealthy. He wrote in a year-end blog post that higher marginal tax rates when he and Paul Allen launched Microsoft in 1975 did not discourage their desire 'to build a great company.' → Read More

How a fake Saudi Prince conned investors out of nearly $8 million

Anthony Gignac was born in Colombia and raised in Michigan, but somehow he spent years posing as a member of the Saudi royal family, spending tens of thousands of dollars on luxury clothing and jewelry, and duping investors out of nearly $8 million. In 2019, he was sentenced to over 18 years in prison. → Read More

Mark Cuban says President Trump calls him to ask about the stock market

Mark Cuban tells comedian Kevin Hart that President Donald Trump recently called him to ask for the billionaire's insight into the state of the stock market. Cuban and Trump have publicly sparred in the past. → Read More

This sushi speakeasy opened in a tiny NYC hotel room and brought in over $1 million in its first year

The premiere episode of CNBC's "Five Day Biz Fix" finds Chrissy and Erik Kopplin, owners of KCC Design + Build, helping a boutique NYC hotel convert a tiny hotel room into a high-end sushi restaurant to boost revenue and buzz. → Read More

Couple paid $100 for abandoned car they found in a storage unit—Elon Musk bought it from them for nearly $1 million

In 2013, Tesla CEO Elon Musk paid almost $1 million for a 1976 Lotus Esprit submarine car that was featured in the 1977 James Bond movie "The Spy Who Loved Me". Years after the film released, the car had been missing until discovered under blankets in an unclaimed storage unit by a couple in Long Island, New York. → Read More

Tofurky's creator was living in a treehouse when he invented the tofu 'bird' that's still a Thanksgiving staple

Seth Tibbott founded Turtle Island Foods in 1980 and spent over a decade scraping by selling homemade tempeh. But in 1995, he and a friend teamed up to create the Tofurky, a stuffed tofu loaf that went on to become a vegetarian Thanksgiving staple that's sold more than 5 million units. → Read More

Jeff Bezos makes $98.5 million donation, UK leader calls him out: 'Just pay your taxes'

Jeff Bezos donated $98.5 million to dozens of groups helping the homeless population last week. But one of the world's wealthiest men still faces criticism from the likes of U.K. Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn, who thinks the Amazon CEO should pay higher taxes and donate a larger share of his net worth. → Read More

This is the James Bond sports car Elon Musk bought for nearly $1 million that inspired Tesla Cybertruck

The long wait for Elon Musk to unveil Tesla's all-electric pickup truck finally ended on Thursday night — the big reveal definitely caused a stir. One Wall Street analyst said the electric Cybertruck looks "really weird," while other viewers marveled that at the much-hyped, live-streamed unveiling a Tesla designer smashed two of the truck's windows, which Musk had described as bulletproof. ("We… → Read More

Ray Dalio says this tactic helped him go from 'hardly any money' to successful billionaire

Billionaire Bridgewater Associates' founder Ray Dalio says that following this principle was instrumental in creating the success that led to his massive fortune. "For most of my life, I hardly had any money and I still found tremendous benefit from triangulating with the smartest people I could get to speak with," Dalio tweeted. "It was my doing that that got me the success in what I do, which… → Read More

Jeff Bezos can afford to buy every team in the NFL—with enough left over for every NYC sports team

The Amazon CEO boasts a net worth north of $100 billion. Now, rumors are flying that Jeff Bezos could be interested in buying an NFL team, but he has more than enough money to buy the entire league and then some. → Read More

Billionaire Tom Steyer tells fellow 2020 presidential candidates to fly commercial like him to help the environment

Flying commercial is nothing new for billionaire Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer, as he's even been known to fly economy. The self-made hedge fund billionaire says climate change is his 'No. 1 priority' and he encourages his fellow presidential hopefuls to 'walk the walk' when it comes to reducing their environmental footprints. → Read More

These are the NFL's 10 richest billionaire owners

These are the wealthiest billionaire owners in a league where the average franchise is valued at $2.86 billion. → Read More

Bill Gates: 'I didn't even want to meet Warren Buffett' —but their first dinner conversation changed everything

"I thought, 'Hey this guy buys and sells things...that's not value added to society...that is almost parasitic,'" Bill Gates said at The New York Times/DealBook conference about his view of Warren Buffett before they met. Now they're billionaire best friends. → Read More

Marcus Lemonis: The idea that business isn't personal is 'total BS'

Self-made millionaire and host of CNBC's "The Profit," Marcus Lemonis says entrepreneurs should not shy away from putting their personality and backstory into their business, because "people like to do business with people." → Read More

Venus Williams says this mindset makes her successful on the tennis court and off

Tennis icon Venus Williams has been playing professionally for 25 years, and she also runs multiple businesses. She credits her success as an athlete and entrepreneur to this mindset. → Read More