The Dallas Cowboys, better known as the “America’s Team,” is the most valuable franchise in the National Football League’s history. Behind the team’s on-field successes and their $3.2 billion worth is their feisty owner and general manager, Jerry Jones.
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Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, age 62, is considered as the wealthiest doctor in history. He dedicated his career into developing new methods, medication, and treatment to battle health-related diseases, most especially diabetes and cancer. Dr. Soon-Shiong is a visionary who only wanted to improve the healthcare system through advancement of science and technology. As a surgeon, physician, and scientist, he values accountability in the medical field and continues to conduct various researches to develop new way of curing illnesses. Moreover, he is an influential icon in the medical and business communities.
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Celine Dion was born into an impoverished but happy family on March 30, 1968. She was the youngest of 14 children and was raised in the small town of Charlemagne, Quebec in Canada. Her childhood was filled with music as she learned to sing with her older brothers and sisters, so she never lacked musicians to accompany her. While still enduring adversity in her early years, Dion already felt the influence of her family’s love for music.
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“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place,” says
J.K. Rowling, the author of the best-selling children’s fantasy novel, Harry Potter.
Joanne Rowling was born in England in 1965. She grew up in Chepstow, Gwent with her family, who had average socio-economic means at that time. Despite this, they made sure that Rowling got proper education. She studied at Michael’s Primary School in Gloucestershire then moved to Chepstow at age nine. In school, Rowling grew enthusiastic towards English and Languages subjects.
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Unlike many successful women in the world, Jackie Cochran’s life has always been a puzzle with many missing pieces. As early as six, she realized that she was an orphan, and no one in her foster family knew her exact birth date. Eventually she learned that her real name was Bessie Lee Pittman, but she chose to use the name Jacqueline instead. She picked her own surname, Cochran, from a phone book.
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