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Before The Big League


Some people know what they want to do from an early age and focus on it relentlessly. Others are driven enough to reinvent themselves, changing careers and industries, and continuously pushing until they find what works for them. As a reminder that the path to success is not always linear, here are the highlights of what some successful people were doing at age 25:

wealthymattersMartha Stewart worked on Wall Street for five years as a stockbroker for Monness, Williams, and Sidel. Before that, she was a model, booking clients from Unilever to Chanel.In 1972, Stewart left Wall Street to be a stay-at-home mom. A year later, she started a catering business and became a household name and an empire unto herself.

At 25,Arianna Huffington was Arianna Stassinopolous,and after meeting famed journalist Henry Bernard Levin, she travelled to music festivals around the world with him as he wrote for the BBC. Now she is best known for her news website The Huffington Post, she is also an author,speaker and a syndicated columnist. Read more of this post

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Starting With Next To Nothing


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Anti-Paparazzi Shield


wealthymattersRoman Abramovich’s $1.2B super yacht, Eclipse, is equipped with an anti-paparazzi shield in the form of infrared light lasers that sweep the surroundings.  When they detect a CCD, they shine a light right at the digital camera to prevent the photograph.

A similar technology,an anti-paparazzi clutch, developed by Adam Harvey , detects the flash of a camera and responds with a bright flash of its own, cloaking the intended target in a blob of white light.  Read more of this post

The Superyacht Azzam


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