It’s tough out there. With sky-high inflation and the looming threat of recession, you’re probably thinking about new ways to make more money like never before. The CNBC Make It: Your Money virtual event will give you actionable and concrete information to level up your earning power. From making the most of that side hustle, to generating passive income, to learning how to negotiate like a boss, find out how you can earn more, while possibly working less.
Todd Baldwin is an American entrepreneur and investor best known for his unorthodox real estate strategy involving renting homes out by the bedrooms. He started his real estate company when he was 23, and he became a millionaire by age 25.
Baldwin grew up in a small town about two hours west of Seattle WA. He was raised by a single mother and knew early on that he wanted to make $1 million per year by the time he was 30.
He would eventually meet his goal by earning $1.4 million in profit by the time he was 28, and he continues to build his business every year.
Todd Baldwin and his wife Angela Baldwin welcomed their first child on July 7th 2022. The three of them currently reside in Seattle WA where they are building their dream home.
Kevin O’Leary was born in Montreal, Canada on July 9th, 1954. As the son of a United Nations ILO official, he had the opportunity to live and be educated in Cambodia, Cyprus, Tunisia, Ethiopia, France and Switzerland.
Kevin attended the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada where in 1977 he received an Honors bachelor’s degree in environmental studies and Psychology. He attended the University of Western Ontario where he received his MBA in 1980.
After working briefly as an assistant product manager at Nabisco Brands, he left to pursue a career in television production and became a founding partner in Special Event Television, an independent production company that produced original sports programming such as “The Original Six”, “Don Cherry’s Grapevine” and “Bobby Orrand the Hockey Legends”.
Kevin co-founded SoftKey Software Products in Toronto, Canada in 1986. SoftKey was the first software company to apply the principles of consumer goods marketing to the software industry. SoftKey grew quickly as the price of personal computers declined and millions of North American families began to buy software for family education and entertainment.
In January of 1994, SoftKey became a catalyst of consolidation in the software industry, raising over $ 1 billion in a series of debt and equity financings and completing the first trans-border three-way pooling, merging with Spinnaker Software and WordStar International. As a result of this merger the company moved its headquarters to Boston, Massachusetts. In late 1995, SoftKey acquired Compton’s New Media and The Learning Company. In early 1996, SoftKey completed the acquisition of the Minnesota Educational Computer Company. In late 1997 and early 1998, the company acquired three more of its competitors, Creative Wonders, Mindscape and Broderbund making SoftKey the world leader in the development of educational, reference and home productivity software and the world’s second largest consumer software company with annual sales over $800 million, two thousand employees and subsidiaries in 15 countries.
In 1996 SoftKey changed its name to The Learning Company. In early May 1999, The Mattel Toy Company acquired The Learning Company for $4.2 billion.
In 2003 he became co-investor and a director in Storage Now, a leading developer of climate-controlled storage facilities. Through a series of development projects and acquisitions, Storage Now became one of Canada’s largest owner/operator of storage services with facilities located in eleven cities serving such companies as Merck and Pfizer when it was acquired by the In Storage REIT in March 2007 for $110 million.
In July of 2007 Kevin became a founding investor and Director of Stream Global Services Inc., focused on the growing outsourcing business services market.
Kevin O’Leary is the Chairman of O’Leary Funds the Manager of the publically traded family of O’Leary Global Equity and Income Funds. He also serves on the board of The Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He is a member of Boston’s 107 year old Hamilton Trust. Kevin O’Leary is a contributing columnist to CTV, BNN and the Bell Media Radio Network. He is a contributor to CNBC, ABC News and Good Morning America and an entrepreneur/investor co-host for the Discovery Channels Project Earth series that explores innovative ways man could reverse global warming implementing large scale geo-engineering infrastructure projects. He is also an investor/host of ABC Television’s Emmy Award winning venture capital reality program “Shark Tank” produced my Mark Burnet/Sony/ABC.
Kevin O’Leary is an active photographer, guitarist and author of three number #1 best selling books “Cold Hard Truth”, “Men, Women and Money” and “Family Kids and Money”.
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner is the founder of Making Sense of Cents, where she helps readers make smart decisions about how to earn, save, spend and invest. She paid off nearly $40,000 in student loan debt in just seven months and now travels with her family on a sailboat. Follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.
Ramit Sethi is the author of the New York Times bestseller, I Will Teach You To Be Rich. He hosts the I Will Teach You To Be Rich podcast featuring couples sharing real stories with real numbers from behind closed doors. You can find him at iwillteachyoutoberich.com.
Grace Torres is a wedding and elopement photographer based in Florida and often traveling across the U.S. for work. She graduated from Southeastern University with a journalism and design degree in 2020 and went full-time as a photographer shortly after. With more than 90 weddings under her belt, she has extensive wedding and photography experience as well as business and marketing knowledge.
Today, Grace and her husband, Christian, run the business together full time offering photography and videography as well as a team of seasoned associate photographers and videographers to cover multiple weddings per weekend. The business has scaled from a side hustle in college to generating $200,000 of gross revenue.
Frank Holland is a general assignment reporter for CNBC based at CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. He joined the network in September 2018.
Before joining CNBC, Holland was an anchor and reporter at NBC 10 Boston and NECN. Previously, he was at WCVB in Boston where he spent two years covering breaking news, national stories and enterprising original series, including “Black in Boston.”
Prior to Boston, Holland spent three years as an anchor/reporter at WGN-TV in Chicago, where he covered the presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, the Republican and Democratic national conventions, as well as the National College Football Championship. He also held positions at NBC Affiliate WDIV in Detroit, News 12 in New York, and spent several years in television news in both the Virgin Islands and Alaska.
Holland holds a master’s degree in business administration from Bentley University and a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.
Kristina Partsinevelos joined CNBC in May 2021 and serves as the Nasdaq reporter for the network, based at the Nasdaq and CNBC Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. She covers the Nasdaq, semiconductors, ESG and precious metals, and her reporting appears on television and CNBC’s digital platforms.
Prior to CNBC, Partsinevelos was a business correspondent and economist for three years at the Fox Business Network, covering everything from technology, to the White House, to the Federal Reserve and reporting in the field around New York City during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also reported from South Carolina in the eye of Hurricane Florence, a category 4 storm, in September 2018.
Prior to that, Partsinevelos worked for Global News in London, BNN Bloomberg (Canada’s Business News Network), CTV News Channel and CBC Edmonton covering the latest financial news, including the retail, tech, and automotive sectors.
She is fluent in French and received her MBA from the University of Oxford’s Saȉd Business School. She also has a master’s in journalism from Carleton University.
Follow Kristina Partsinevelos on Twitter @KristinaParts.
*Agenda subject to change
Hard work is often seen as the key to success, but making smart decisions is critical to creating wealth. From the best ways to ask for a raise, to coming up with that million-dollar idea, to dispelling some age-old financial myths, get advice and smart ideas on how to increase your income in various scenarios.
Ramit Sethi, I Will Teach You To Be Rich Author
Interviewer: Frank Holland, CNBC General Assignment Reporter
Hear from people who followed their passions, seized opportunities and achieved financial success. They’ll share lessons they learned along the way, how they overcame hardships and what it’s like to make it on their own terms.
Todd Baldwin, Entrepreneur and Investor
Michelle Schroeder-Gardner, Making Sense of Cents Founder
Grace Torres, Grace Jicha Creative, LLC Photographer & Owner
Moderator: Kristina Partsinevelos, CNBC Reporter
If every new business idea, side-hustle or income-generating plan was a winner, everyone would do it. But for every success story there are challenges and times when things don’t work out. Kevin O’Leary, host of CNBC’s Money Court will share common mistakes and unexpected upheavals that many people face when trying to increase their income and lessons that can be learned from them.
Kevin O’Leary, Host, CNBC’s Money Court
Interviewer: Frank Holland, CNBC General Assignment Reporter
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