In 1981, Masayoshi Son founded SoftBank Group, and by the peak of the dot-com bubble, his net worth was surging by billions a week. He’d become one of the earliest investors in Yahoo, bet $20 million on Alibaba, and invested in about 800 other startups at the time. Today, he’s still Japan’s richest man.
Credits: AngelList via Outlook
Today marks the launch of GDPR, the Europe-wide data protection legislation which gives more power to the individual about how their data is used, gathered, treated and stored by public and private corporations. As someone who works a great deal with customer data, this is something I’ve been prepared for for a while. My inbox meanwhile, is groaning from all the GDPR compliance emails from companies I never realised I had any dealings with XD
Credit: Virtual College
In 2015, there were two instances of hundreds of dollars’ worth of banknotes mysteriously blown through the streets, in Kuwait and Dubai. The appearance of so much cash sparked free for alls among passers-by and drivers, news outlets reported.
Credits: Nomad Ltd via GifCities and Internet Archive
Thousands of dollars just for stapling together booklets. Really!? I know people who do this as part of their duties in full time office work, and they don’t get that much!
Credits: Worldwide Work At Home Employment Opportunities and Resources: via GifCities and Internet Archive
Shut up and take my money.
Credits: Matt Groening and Fox Broadcasting Company via Cheezburger MEMEBASE Señor GIF, Cheezburger and Giphy
In 2016, $66.75 billion was spent on pets in the U.S.
Credits: Nicolette Groome via Giphy
In 2008, Nintendo launched a version of the DS games console that could print American dollars. However the Federal Reserve made sure the prototype never saw the light of day. Gotta protect the money monopoly (not Monopoly money) nahmean!
GIF: prints_Money DATE: 07/03/2008
Credits: Ratedesi Forums