Serena Williams’ next chapter

After years of investing, the tennis legend is going all-in on VC.

Samir Javer • August 18, 2022

Is anyone the true queen of Christmas?

Mariah Carey wants to trademark “Queen of Christmas.” Another singer is suing to stop her.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 17, 2022

The ultra-wealthy’s private jets are under scrutiny

Celebs are taking private jets despite climate change woes. One Twitter account is tracking them.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 28, 2022

Khaby Lame is the king of TikTok

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Rob Litterst • June 29, 2022

RIP to an eyewear legend

Eyewear tycoon Leonardo Del Vecchio passed away at the age of 87.

Rob Litterst • June 28, 2022

That Tom Brady NFT might not be real

Scammers are impersonating crypto celebs to sell bogus NFTs.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 3, 2022

The evolution of Guy Fieri

Guy Fieri has become one of Food Network’s most bankable stars, and has used his power to become an advocate for workers in the restaurant industry.

Rob Litterst • May 24, 2022

Digits: Tom Cruise, military baby food, Uber prices

Plus: Apple’s wild repair program, and one helluva expensive Mercedes.

Jacob Cohen • May 23, 2022

Where’d crypto’s celebrity boosters go?

As crypto prices fall, crypto’s biggest spenders are cutting back, and their celebrity boosters have gone silent.

Rob Litterst • May 19, 2022

The enormous impact of Stephen Wilhite, inventor of the GIF

The man behind the looping graphics synonymous with internet culture passed away this week.

Jacob Cohen • March 25, 2022

Is Brady Brand the next Jordan Brand?

Tom Brady follows in MJ’s footsteps by launching his own apparel line.

Rob Litterst • January 12, 2022

Football legend John Madden’s legacy in tech

For those of us who will never play professional football, Madden helped make the next best thing.

Jacob Cohen • December 29, 2021

Fast-food celebrity collaborations, explained

Celeb collabs are a great way for fast-food chains to drive app downloads and appeal to Gen-Z.

Trung T. Phan • December 10, 2021

CAA is buying ICM, creating a super-agency to take on a changing Hollywood

CAA’s purchase of ICM will create a super-agency to take on a changing entertainment industry.

Rob Litterst • September 30, 2021

Travis Scott continues his hot streak of brand partnerships

Travis Scott has signed a production deal with A24, the film studio behind prestige films like “Uncut Gems,” “Moonlight,” and “Lady Bird.”

Rob Litterst • August 5, 2021

Why the ScarJo vs. Disney drama is just the beginning

ScarJo’s complaint argues that the simultaneous theater/streaming release of “Black Widow” will cost her back-end money. And she might not be the only one.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 2, 2021

Landis is a startup you should know — with some legendary investors

Landis, a ‘rent-to-own’ startup focused on financial inclusion, raised a $165m round from investors that include Jay-Z and Will Smith.

Rob Litterst • August 2, 2021

What’s going to happen to the Gates Foundation?

After announcing their divorce, Bill and Melinda Gates say they are committed to the $50B+ Gates Foundation. Some questions remain.

Trung T. Phan • May 6, 2021

How Kim Kardashian West entered the 3-comma club

Kim Kardashian’s shapewear brand Skims is on track for $300m in sales this year. It’s not her first massively successful venture.

Jacob Cohen • April 13, 2021

The world’s youngest billionaires

The world’s youngest billies include inherited wealth, a crypto trader and the founders of hot tech startups that just went public.

Trung T. Phan • April 8, 2021

Square spends $297m for a majority stake in Jay-Z owned streaming service, Tidal

Trapital’s Dan Runcie breaks down the strategic angle behind Square’s acquisition of Tidal.

Trung T. Phan • March 5, 2021

This health tech startup just added 100+ celebrities to its cap table

The maker of the popular percussion massage Theragun just added serious names to its cap table, including Kevin Durant, Rihanna, James Harden, and Maria Sharapova.

Trung T. Phan • February 24, 2021

How’s Rihanna’s fashion empire going?

Rihanna’s Fenty clothing line (in collab with LVMH) is shuttering. The rest of her Fenty lines are going strong.

Shelley Tang • February 12, 2021

Celebrities are taking shots at the liquor market

Actors, athletes, and celebrity chefs are eyeing massive payouts in the lucrative liquor space.

Jacob Cohen • February 10, 2021

Why would Square buy streaming music service Tidal?

Square’s acquisition of Tidal would supercharge its Cash App, among other benefits.

Trung T. Phan • December 30, 2020

Why is the Chinese government going after Jack Ma, the country’s richest man?

Jack Ma’s Alibaba empire has become too big and influential during a period of rising wealth inequality in China.

Trung T. Phan • December 28, 2020

Ryan Reynolds is rewriting the celebrity-investor playbook

Ryan Reynolds used his marketing magic to sell Aviation Gin for $610m. Now he’s trying to make it happen with Mint Mobile.

Trung T. Phan • December 1, 2020

How Cameo is breaking into the B2B market

Cameo’s partnership with Sendoso is part of a multi-pronged attack to establish itself in the B2B space.

Trung T. Phan • October 27, 2020

The Gap’s turnaround plan includes a lot of athleisure (and Kanye)

The Gap is shutting down 30% of its stores (Gap, Banana Republic) by 2023 while making big bets on Athleta and Kanye.

Trung T. Phan • October 27, 2020

The man who made Samsung has died

Lee Kun-hee built Samsung from a noodle trading company into a sprawling conglomerate that is among the world’s most valuable firms.

Trung T. Phan • October 26, 2020

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