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This is How Long it Took 21 of the Most Renowned Millionaires to Become Billionaires

This is How Long it Took 21 of the Most Renowned Millionaires to Become Billionaires

Post-modern philosopher and well-known telecommunications spokesperson Aubrey Drake Graham once famously tweeted the following: The first million is the hardest. — Drizzy (@Drake) May 30, 2012 Not to be outdone, oil tycoon T. Boone Pickens chimed in with his own...
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These Are the Most Googled Products in G20 Countries

Canadians want to travel, Americans strive to invent and innovate, and Germans just want a new toy for the Autobahn. Yup, we think it's time to re-consider stereotypes of countries based on their Google search activity
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The Average TIFF Film in Eight Easy Steps

As the cinematic whirlwind breezed through town, we ran the 401 showings through our patented Averagometer — yes, it’s like a blender that accepts ANYTHING: carrots and silent comedies alike. If there was such a thing, here is what the average TIFF film looks like
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The Benefits of Ben

What’s in a name? For directors at TIFF, a lot. The title of the film is their first opportunity to hook curious moviegoers, hardcore TIFF fans and critics alike. But what about the directors behind the films? We did a number crunch on all the directors involved and uncovered some surprising ben-efits associated with certain first names in this year's festival
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The Perfect Pitch for TIFF

For directors and producers, a film's pitch (although just a succinct sentence or two) can pack the verbal punch needed to pique interest and sell their film to a quick-skimming festival goer. As we (ok, our guided robots) scoured through pitches for the 401 TIFF 2012 films, we spotted some compelling word choice and phrasing trends in the TIFF ’12 roster
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Putting TIFF12 on the Map

TIFF blends talent, creativity, press and partiers from around the world. The cosmopolitan culture-clash is part of the TIFF charm of course, but how many, from where and who plays nice together? We looked a little closer at the films and the 142 country-combinations they hailed from; this is what we unearthed, along with an interesting tidbit about the polygamous France
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31,055 Minutes of Film

TIFF's street cred on the festival circuit has undoubtedly been on the rise, more than just another locale to generate Oscar-buzz; a real celebration of film and culture with significant global participation. Since inception in 1976, the festival has grown significantly, as have the number of films annually. We knew the festival lasted 11 days, but we wanted to know how long the festival really is, you know, in actual film. Here's what we found
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