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From Farm Boy to Billionaire: The Glen Taylor Success Story

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Who is Glen Taylor?

American billionaire politician and business magnate Glen Allen Taylor was born in Springfield, Minnesota USA, on 20 April 1941, making Taurus his zodiac sign. He became a wealthy man thanks to his printing company Taylor Corporation, which he established in North Mankato, Minnesota in 1975; the company today employs over 10,000 people at its facilities in 32 US states and various countries around the world, including Bulgaria, China and India. Glen’s also known for being the majority owner of the National Basketball Association (NBA) team the Minnesota Timberwolves, the owner of the Minnesota newspaper “Star Tribune”, and for having served in the Minnesota Senate from 1981 through 1990.

As of 2023, he’s reputedly the wealthiest person in Minnesota.

Education and early life

Glen and his brother Larry Taylor were raised in Springfield by their parents about whom Glen’s yet to speak in public, as he respects their privacy; it’s still known that his mother was a well-educated woman, and that his father was an athlete during his college years.

Glen studied at Comfey High School and was mostly into sports during his four years there; he played both football and baseball, and also enjoyed running track and appearing in school plays. He was 16 when his girlfriend Glenda became pregnant, and Glen was thus forced by his parents to marry her; she moved in with Glen and his parents, and he found a job on a neighboring farm to financially support himself, his wife and their child.

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He was expelled from Comfey, however, as he was a remarkable student, the teachers complained and the principal was forced to allow Glen to return to school; he matriculated in 1959 and then enrolled at Minnesota State University, Mankato from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in social studies, physics and mathematics in 1962.

Glen eventually enrolled at Harvard Business School, from which he graduated with a Master of Business Administration degree in 1978.

Glen’s career

Upon moving to Mancato to attend college, Glen began working as a clerk at a hotel to financially support himself, then switched to working at a drugstore.

He eventually began working at the printing company Carlson Wedding Service, which made annual sales of over $500,000; Glen’s friends at college told him what they wanted from the printing company, and he soon incorporated his ideas into it. He introduced different paper colors and ink, as well as different fonts and wording, and changed several things around which led to a cut in the delivery time.

It was in 1966 that he got the idea to buy the business from his boss, and his first step was to build a stamping press which would put a name on a napkin in one rather than two moves, thus saving a penny per napkin. Glen’s boss let him have the majority ownership of the company in 1974 for $1 million and another $1 million in 10 years, and he made his first acquisition in 1975 by buying the struggling Indiana wedding invitations company McPherson’s; the company had plants nationwide by the end of the ‘70s.

Glen’s company today numbers over 70 operating divisions, and is the largest wedding invitation printing company in the USA, although they’re also the dominating national printing company in making business cards, W-2 forms and customized Post-It Notes. He’s still today the chairman and CEO of Taylor Corporation.

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Glen’s today also the owner of the large egg producing company Rembrandt Enterprises, owning thousands actress of farmland in both Iowa and Minnesota.

He purchased the majority ownership of the Minnesota Timberwolves for $94 million in 1994, and five years later the majority ownership of Minnesota Lynx of Women’s NBA; he also wanted to buy the Minnesota Twins of Major League Baseball (MLB) but was unsuccessful in the attempt. Glen bought the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League in 2017, and they’re today called the Iowa Wolves.

He bought the newspaper “Star Tribune” for $100 million in 2014.

Politics

In 1981, Glen became a Republican Minnesota State Senator; from 1983 through 1985, he served as assistant minority assistant, and then spent the following three years serving as the minority leader.

He resigned in 1990 wanting to focus on business, but had plans to run for Governor of Minnesota in the same year, but decided against because of his divorce, then spent three years serving as a member of the Minnesota Commission on Reform and Efficiency.

Glen’s still today a member of the Republican Party.

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Love life and marriages

Glen and his first wife Glenda filed for divorced in 1989, but their marriage was instead annulled because of irregularities during their wedding.

He met Becky Mulvihill when she was still married to her husband Jim; the two were attracted to each other, but Becky remained loyal to her husband. Jim eventually died from cancer, and Glen and Becky married in a private ceremony in 2007.

Glen’s today a father of six, including his child with Glenda, but not many details have been disclosed about his other five children’s mother/s.

The names of other women whom Glen’s been with haven’t been disclosed, he’s married to his second wife Becky Mulvihill as of May 2023 and has six children.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Glen was banned by the NBA for a year in 2000 after signing American former professional basketball player Joseph Leynard Smith to a secret contract.

He had a falling out with NBA legend Kevin Garnett in 2015, because Kevin mistakenly believed that he could become a minority owner of the Timberwolves following his retirement; Glen didn’t allow this to happen, and even though Kevin spent 14 years playing for the team, he still refuses to have his jersey retired.

After purchasing “Star Tribune” in 2014, Glen revealed that the newspaper would become less liberal.

He’s a huge fan of American actor Mel Gibson, and some of his favorite movies include “Forever Young”, “Father Stu” and “Braveheart”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Glen’s age is 82. His eyes and hair are brown, he’s 6ft 3ins (1.91m) tall and weighs around 190lbs (86kgs).

As of May 2023, Glen’s net worth’s been estimated at over $2.2 billion.

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The Untold Truth Of Jeff Dunham’s Ex-Wife – Paige Dunham

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Introduction

Sometimes, working together can ruin one’s marriage, and this is apparently what happened to the famous business duo, Jeff and Paige Dunham. You all most likely know Jeff from his comedy skits and puppet Walter, but how much do you know about his ex-wife, Paige, and did their marriage end on good terms?

Early life and education

Paige Dunham was born Paige Brown on 13 March 1968, in Savannah, Georgia USA – nothing is known about her parents or possible siblings.

She grew up on Amelia Island, Florida, but when she was in middle school she moved with her family to West Palm Beach, Florida, where she finished her high school classes, while learning to dance at her family’s dancing school. After matriculation, Dunham enrolled at Clemson University located in South Carolina, US, and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. She had a daughter, Bree Aleece Brown, with an undisclosed man, and raised her as a single parent during her first years.

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Marriage to Jeff Dunham

After returning to West Palm Beach with her daughter, Paige met the stand-up comedian Jeff Dunham, who was known for his comedic puppet characters. It isn’t known when exactly the two started dating, but their wedding was held on 13th August 1994 in Los Angeles, California, to where the new family relocated; Jeff adopted Dunham’s daughter and became her legal guardian. In 1995, the couple welcomed their first daughter together, Ashlyn Evelyn, and two years later, their second daughter, Makenna Paige was born.

However, the two began to have marriage problems around the time their business began to thrive. In 2008, Jeff filed for separation, but Dunham filed for divorce and the process ended in 2012. That same year, Jeff remarried to personal trainer, certified nutritionist and competition bodybuilder, Audrey Murdick, and the two became parents of twin boys, James Jeffrey and Jack Steven, in October 2015.

Career

During her marriage with Jeff, Dunham wasn’t just his wife but also his co-worker; in fact, she is said to be responsible for most of his success at the time.

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She was helping him to write material and make show ideas, and also ran the merchandise shop and online store that brought them a lot of income. She was the one responsible for the creation of the database of Jeff’s fans in 1994, and this helped Jeff win the Best Male Stand-Up Comic Award at the American Comedy Awards in 1997. Paige was the one creating newsletters and other promotional work, and in 1999 she launched Brasma Publications as a continuation of the family business – it published the book “Dear Walter” in 2003, which was a collection of questions asked by Jeff’s audiences, together with live answers given by Walter, a grumpy old puppet controlled by Jeff.

Dunham launched the Jeff and Paige Dunham Foundation in 2006, which focused on helping people in need. For a while, $1 from a ticket sale of Jeff’s comedy shows, and 100% of the profit from their eBay store went to the foundation. That same year, their foundation and Ronald McDonald House of Houston presented a $35,000 check to the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund.

After the end of her marriage in 2012, Dunham became a motivational speaker for women who are going through the divorce process.

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She also has her own charity organization, The Paige Dunham Foundation.

Dunham works as an executive film producer too; her movies include the romantic film “The Face of Love” that aired in 2013, as well as the history movie “Last Days in the Desert” in 2016.

Personal Life

Dunham is a supporter of numerous children’s charities and humanitarian causes.

She is a fan of running, and she thinks of it as a therapeutic hobby for her. She even ran the San Francisco half-marathon, and raised $6,000 that she donated to the National Institution for Mental Health.

In 2015, Jeff’s wife Audrey filed a lawsuit against Dunham, because Dunham registered various domains under the name ‘Audrey Dunham’ without permission – even before Audrey took her husband’s last name! Audrey sued for damage of $100,000 per domain name, and filed a claim of unfair competition. As of May 2020, the lawsuit outcome still isn’t known to the public.

Dunham is fairly active on various social media platforms. She has official Instagram and Twitter accounts that she frequently posts on.

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Net worth

Dunham made a fortune while working behind the scenes with her former spouse. She made a lot of income herself too, through her various business endeavors. As of May 2020, her net worth is estimated at around $20 million. On the other hand, her ex-husband’s net worth is reputedly an astonishing $140 million! Just in 2011, he reportedly earned $20 million from his business and acting career.

Physical characteristics

Paige is a woman with dyed blond hair and blue eyes. Her height is 5ft 4ins (1.65m), but her weight and other body measurements and shoe and dress sizes haven’t been disclosed.

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Everything You Need To Know About Mathilde Tantot – Wiki

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Who is Mathilde Tantot?

Mathilde Tantot was born in Paris, France, on 29 December 1994 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn and she holds French nationality. She is a social media star, businesswoman and a model, perhaps known best for her Instagram account which is followed by over 8.5 million people, and counts close to 150 pictures uploaded onto it – most of Mathilde’s pictures feature her either naked or barely dressed.

Sister, childhood and education

Mathilde was raised alongside her twin sister Pauline in Paris, by their father who is a businessman and their mother who is a former model. Mathilde’s sister is also a social media star and a model, who has gathered close to five million followers onto her Instagram account and has uploaded over 550 pictures most of which feature her (and other models’) buttocks and breasts.

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Mathilde grew up being interested in modelling, as she and her peers often read girly magazines – she also dreamed about becoming an actress, and often practiced in front of her bedroom mirror. She attended a local high school at which she was physically active, as she played soccer and was a cheerleader, but upon matriculation in 2012, Mathilde chose to focus on a career on the internet rather than to pursue a college degree.

Career as a social media star

Mathilde is also active on various other social media networks including Facebook, which she’s mostly using to keep in touch with her closest friends and family, as it counts around 210 friends while its followed by only 720 people. She has launched her Twitter account just recently in July 2020, and has gathered over 21,000 followers, and she tends to tweet at least once a day.

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Mathilde has also created her TikTok account, but it seems that she’s abandoned it before uploading a single picture or a video.

Mathilde is a bit of an actress, as she played Jumelle 2 in the 2019 family comedy drama movie “Nous Finirons Ensemble”, written and directed by Guillaume Canet, and which starred Francois Cluzet, Marion Cotillard and Gilles Lellouche – the film follows friends and relatives who decide to meet up after not seeing each other for over seven years; it received mixed reviews and was nominated for two awards.

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Mathilde also appeared in a single 2019 episode of the talk-show “De Quoi J’me Mele!” hosted by Eric Naulleau, Thierry Cheze and Yann Moix.

She is an entrepreneur too, as she has founded her own bikini company called Khassani Swimwear, and she usually wears Khassani bikinis in her Instagram pictures – she is today running the company together with her sister Pauline.

Love life and boyfriend

Mathilde rarely talks about her boyfriend or features him in her pictures on the internet. She started dating Martin Offenstein on 22 January 2018, and the two moved in together after around a year.

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Martin is a French model who isn’t nearly as popular as Mathilde, as he’s only amassed around 18,000 followers onto his Instagram account – it is widely believed that he was in a relationship with another model when he met Mathilde, and then decided to start seeing Mathilde.

Mathilde hasn’t talked about any other boys she might have dated, but there are rumors circulating the internet that she was in a long-term relationship with her high school sweetheart, and that they split after matriculation as the boy decided to attend a college away from Paris.

As of October 2020, Mathilde is dating Martin Offenstein, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.

Hobbies and other interests

Mathilde is a fitness freak who works out at the gym nearly every day of the week, thus her curvaceous figure – she is also taking good care of her mental health as she does yoga and meditates on a daily basis.

One of her main hobbies is travelling, and Mathilde has been all around Europe, vacationing in countries such as Croatia, England and Greece. Summer is her favorite season, as she enjoys sun tanning, swimming in the ocean and playing beach soccer.

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Mathilde is a lover of animals but doesn’t have a pet due to lack of time to take proper care of it.

She is keen on watching movies, and a few of her favorite actors and actresses are Leonardo DiCaprio, Natalie Portman and Julia Roberts, while a few of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “V for Vendetta” and “Leon the Professional”.

Age, height and net worth

Mathilde’s age is 25. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m), she weighs around 130lbs (59kgs), and her vital statistics are 34-26-34 – she wears bra size 32D.

As of October 2020, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.

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How Jon Taffer Created NFL Sunday Ticket and Revolutionized Sports Entertainment

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Who is Jon Taffer?

American entrepreneur and TV personality Jonathan Peter ‘Jon’ Taffer was born in Great Neck, New York State USA, on 7 November 1954, making Scorpio his zodiac sign. He’s known for a couple of things, including for hosting the reality show “Bar Rescue”, while he’s probably known best for conceptualizing the sports package NFL Sunday Ticket which broadcasts National Football League (NFL) games that aren’t available on local affiliates; the program was launched on DirecTV on 4 September 1994, and will switch to YouTube TV in September 2023.

Education and early life

Jon was raised in Great Neck by his mother Yvette Taffer and father whose name remains undisclosed; he hasn’t shared many details about his parents, nor has he spoken about having siblings, which is why Jon’s believed to be an only child.

He studied at William A. Shine Great Neck South High School, and was mostly into sports during his time there, especially football. Jon matriculated in 1972, and then enrolled at the University of Denver, then transferred to a college in Los Angeles, California from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1976.

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Jon’s career

Jon began working as a bartender at Barney’s Beanery in West Hollywood in 1973, wanting to financially support himself while attending college; he was also a drummer in a local band at the same time.

He became the manager of the West Hollywood nightclub The Troubadour in 1978, and was given full control over it in 1981; this motivated Jon to become a bar owner, and he opened his first in 1989, while the same year saw him patent a method and an apparatus for selecting and playing music.

The programming package NFL Sunday Ticket was launched in 1994, and Jon played an important role in its distribution and marketing, thus spending three years on the board of NFL Enterprises.

The year 2010 saw him appointed the president of the Nightclub and Bar Media Group, and then inducted into the Nightclub Hall of Fame.

He published his first book “Raise the Bar: An Action-Based Method for Maximum Customer Reactions” in October 2013, in collaboration with author Karen Kelly.

Jon developed the nightclub management app BarHQ in November 2014.

He became the host of CBS series “Face the Truth” in 2018, and in 2019 hosted the reality show “Marriage Rescue”, in which he tried to help save 12 couples’ marriages and relationships.

Jon’s today hosting his own podcast “No Excuses”, in which he’s interviewing celebrities and talking about current events in sports and politics.

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TV shows

Jon’s probably known best for producing and starring in all the 242 episodes of the reality show “Bar Rescue”, created by Darrin Reed, and which also stars P. J. King and Mia Mastroianni. It’s been airing since 2011, follows Jon and his team of experts as they’re helping bar owners save their failing establishments, and the show’s been nominated for three awards.

Some of Jon’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “Jesse Watters Primetime”, “Fox News Live” and “Gutfeld!”

YouTube channel

Jon’s YouTube channel “Bar Rescue” was launched on 3 February 2021, and it’s today subscribed to by more than 420,000 people, while all of his videos combined have been watched nearly 450 million times; most of these are scenes taken from his reality show “Bar Rescue”, and we’re about to cover Jon’s three most watched YouTube videos, as these have contributed to his popularity on the internet.

His #1 video “Most Jaw-Dropping Recon Discoveries | Bar Rescue” has been watched more than 7.2 million times since 12 August 2020, and covers Jon’s most horrible discoveries since he began hosting the show “Bar Rescue”.

His second most popular video “4 Times Jon Taffer Walked Out (Compilation) | Bar Rescue” has been viewed over 7.2 million time since 12 July 2019, and covers four bars which Jon gave up on trying to fix.

His #3 video “The WORST Bartenders of Bar Rescue Season 6” has been viewed nearly six million times since 25 July 2020, and covers some of the worst bartenders whom Jon’s met while starring in the show “Bar Rescue”.

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Love life and wife

Jon prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but it’s still widely known that he’s been married to American TV personality and social media star Nicole since 4 April 2000; she’s today starring alongside him in the reality show “Bar Rescue”, and usually visits the bars first to see whether or not Jon should be helping its owners.

This is Jon’s second marriage, but he hasn’t spoken about his former wife in public, and her name and profession thus remain undisclosed; he hasn’t shared the dates of their wedding and divorce either, although it’s believed that their divorce was finalized in 1998, and it’s only known that he has a daughter Samantha from the marriage.

Jon’s married to his second wife Nicole as of April 2023, and has a daughter with his first wife.

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Interesting facts and hobbies

Jon’s interested in politics, and in 2021 compared the US citizens receiving temporary unemployment benefits during the coronavirus pandemic to dogs which are being kept hungry so that they would be obedient; he eventually apologized for the statement. Jon also praised former US President Donald Trump’s economic policy, while he’s against the rise of minimum wage, believing that it will eventually lead to technology replacing restaurant workers.

Jon’s highly active on Instagram, as he’s posted close to 1,600 pictures onto the network, while he’s today followed by close to 400,000 people; he’s been active on Twitter since September 2010, has tweeted over 32,000 times, and today has more than 250,000 followers.

Jon’s a huge fan of American actor and musician John Christopher ‘Johnny’ Depp II, and some of his favorite movies are the franchise “Pirates of the Caribbean”, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Alice in Wonderland”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Jon’s age is 68. He has brown hair and eyes, is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall, and weighs around 200lbs (92kgs).

Jon’s net worth’s been estimated at over $14 million, as of April 2023.

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