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    'Fortnite' Star Ninja Signs Deal With Red Bull

    Fortnite star Tyler Blevins, better known as Ninja, made headlines earlier this year for his lucrative Twitch and YouTube streams, but in the meantime he's managed to secure some major sponsorship deals. Now, Forbes reports that he has at least one in the bag, a deal with energy drink brand Red Bull, which is putting together a live event in Chicago called "Rise Till Dawn."On July 21st, the "Rise Till Dawn" event will take place at Chicago's Willis Tower, otherwise known by its former name of Sears Tower. Fortnite players will get the chance to compete against Ninja in an all-night free-for-all, with the opportunity ...

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    To Avoid A Bankruptcy Case, Former Tennis Star Boris Becker Is Claiming Diplomatic Immunity

    Boris Becker is the youngest man to ever win at Wimbledon, securing the championship in 1985, at just 17 years old. The German eventually won six singles titles, and coached Novak Djokovic from 2014 to 2016. As of summer 2017, Becker has served as Head of Men's Tennis of the German Tennis Federation.Since about that same time, the UK's Bankruptcy and Companies Court declared him bankrupt. Now, Becker is fighting back by claiming diplomatic immunity.In April, the government of the Central African Republic appointed Becker as sport and culture attache to the European Union. His lawyers pointed to the 1961 ...

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    How Much Is Al Cowlings' White Ford Bronco From The O.J. Simpson Chase Worth?

    The sight of the 1994 white Ford Bronco from the O.J. Simpson chase is one of the most iconic moments in modern history. The car was owned by Al Cowlings, Simpson's friend and former teammate. Simpson rode in the back during the chase, refusing to turn himself in around the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman.The chase through Los Angeles, which spanned 60 miles at low speeds, was broadcast live around the world. And it made the car a national symbol. Simpson's former agent, Mike Gilbert, purchased Cowlings' car soon after the chase. It's been ...

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    Lisa Marie Presley's Money Drama Continues. Claims Her Manager Bankrupted Her.

    Lisa Marie Presley is claiming that her ex-business manager paid himself more than $700,000 per year, while he was losing her $100 million fortune. In a new case filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Elvis' 50-year-old daughter is alleging that Barry Siegel and his company, Provident Financial Management, "enriched himself with exorbitant fees." She has accused Siegel of "reckless and negligent" investments that ran her $100 million trust fund set up by her father "into the ground." She has just $14,000 left of the trust fund.The biggest failed investment was in the holding company for American Idol, which ended up going ...

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    How Jay Leno Went From McDonald's Employee To Host Of The Tonight Show

    Jay Leno has a net worth of $400 million. He's best known as the former host of The Tonight Show, a job he had for 22 years and made about $30 million a year at. That's all a long way, however, from the beginning of his working life when he earned minimum wage cutting French fries at a McDonald's in Andover, Massachusetts, from 1966 to 1968. Even in those early days, Leno had a strong work ethic. He always had at least two jobs or income streams. Why? He realized that would be the quickest way to become a millionaire.Another ...

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    Hungry Rat Chews Up $17,500 Worth Of Cash Inside An ATM

    Normally when you think of hungry rats, we picture of them eating bread crumbs out of the garbage or entire slices of pizza down in the subway. But as it turns out, rats have a much more sophisticated and diverse palate. Heck, if a rat is hungry enough, he'll go so far as to scarf down entire pieces of paper. And if a rat is legitimately starving, he'll demolish and entire ATM worth of money.Don't believe me? Here's the aftermath of what happened when a rat got into an ATM filled with $17,500:AFP/Getty Images

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    Billionaire Jeweler To The Stars Seeking Asylum In London, On The Run Again

    Nirav Modi is a jeweler whose designs have been worn by Hollywood and Bollywood stars. He's also a fugitive from the law in India due to his involvement in defrauding Punjab National Bank of $1.8 billion. Two bank employees were accused of initiating fraudulent loans to companies tied to billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi. It is believed that Modi used fake bank letters of understanding to get loans from Punjab National Bank.Indian police issued a warrant for Modi's arrest. His stores in India have been closed, his bank accounts, cars, and other assets have been seized. Five executives at his company ...

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    Here's How Tiger Woods' $20M Yacht Compares To Other Celeb Yachts

    It's a good time for Tiger Woods' nautical publicist, since his reportedly $20 million yacht Privacy was seen docked at the Hamptons during the US Open golf tournament over the weekend. Privacy is a generously proportioned vessel at 155 feet, but in case you're curious about how that stacks up against other celebrity yachts, here's the short version: Bigger than some, smaller than others.To get a more detailed sense of how Privacy compares to other famous-by-association yachts of the rich and famous, Business Insider compiled a size chart doing just that. It shows that Woods' yacht is near the top of the celeb yacht hierarchy, at ...

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    Roseanne Has Reportedly Agreed To Give Up $100 Million In Future Profits To Allow Spin-Off Series "The Conners"

    When Roseanne Barr's social media antics finally went far enough to get ABC to cancel the highly successful renewed version of her classic sitcom, many fans began speculating whether a show about the Conners could continue without the family's famous (and now infamous) matriarch. One obstacle towards this has been that any traditional agreement would still direct profits (and probably a lot of profits at that) to Roseanne, which at least one of her former co-workers, ex-showrunner Whitney Cummings, has cited as a reason any such reboot would be a bad idea, telling TMZ:"I don't really have words at the moment, ...

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    Cristiano Ronaldo Has Reached A Settlement In Tax Evasion Case

    Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to a $21.8 million fine and two-year, suspended prison sentence for tax evasion in Spain. He was accused of defrauding Spanish tax authorities of $17.2 million last June. The Portugal FC star admitted his guilt in the case in exchange for a reduced penalty. Because this is his first offense, he will not serve any time behind bars. The same day the tax sentence was announced, Ronaldo scored a hat trick in the Portugal vs. Spain game. Take that Spain!Ronaldo, considered to be the best soccer player in the world, originally denied the charges ...

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    Puma Is Making A Return To Basketball In A Major Way

    When you think of basketball shoes, the first thing you probably think of is Nike. Despite some competition from other companies brand with the Swoosh logo, along with its Jordan Brand line has had a stranglehold on the basketball shoe market for decades. But one company that has been out of the basketball game for two decades is making a big splash in its return to the hardwood.Puma, one of the world's oldest sportswear companies, has made a string of moves over the course of the past week in an effort to return to prominence on the basketball court. Last ...

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    Paula Hawkins Had To Borrow Money To Write "Girl On The Train" Last Year She Made $53,000 PER DAY

    Ah, it's a dream for a writer to go from struggling journalist to writing a book, selling that book, having a film made out of that book, and sitting back and watching the money roll in. That's what happened to Paula Hawkins, the author of The Girl On The Train. Last year she made $53,253 from book and film royalties. Does that not sound like a lot? Oh, that's because we forgot to add that she made $53,253 PER DAY last year. The 45-year-old author went from a struggling, unknown writer to a New York Times bestselling writer nearly overnight. ...

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    Stan Lee Seeks Restraining Order Against Jailed Business Manager

    Stan Lee's business manager, Keya Morgan, has been arrested and accused of filing a false police report. He was released on $20,000 bail. Last week, Lee posted a short video saying that Morgan is the only person he trusted to deal with his business. In it, Lee said:"It has come to my attention that many people contact other companies or other people trying to get in touch with me. I just want to go on the record as saying I have only one partner, only one person that represents me and that's Keya Morgan. Anybody else who claims to be my ...

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    How Much Money Does An NBA Draft Pick Make?

    The NBA Draft is an exciting time for everyone involved. There's hope everywhere. Fans celebrate their next potential franchise savior. Teams welcome the (hopefully) missing pieces to their playoff successes. And the players get to embark on their dream – playing in the NBA. And boy, does that dream come with a nice little monetary bonus attached to it.The league uses a sliding scale for incoming rookies. This scale changes annually, and isn't an exact reflection of how much a rookie will make. Teams can pay a player anywhere from 80 to 120 percent of the player's salary at their ...

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    How Much Is LeBron Worth To The Cavs – And The City Of Cleveland?

    When LeBron James returned to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the summer of 2014, he had one goal in mind: bring the city a championship. He accomplished that goal in 2016, ending a 52-year championship drought in the city. He came close three other times, leading Cleveland to the NBA Finals in 2015, 2017, and 2018.It's anyone's guess where LeBron will end up next season. If he does decide to leave Cleveland, the city will take a substantial hit of more than $300 million.Right now, the Cavs are worth about $1.3 billion, largely thanks to James. He regularly sits atop the ...

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