Bloomberg: Profiles

Bloomberg: Profiles

Bloomberg: Profiles

The Company Behind TikTok Is Taking Over the World

Bytedance, the company behind hit video app TikTok, has achieved extraordinary success in its home country China. Now it wants to be the next global internet titan. Duration: 04:50

Oprah Makes Money in Her Sleep Then Gives it Away

Often called the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey has been an institution for decades and she doesn’t seem to be slowing down. With a net worth of over 3B, she has big plans for her and the world’s future. Bloomberg Profiles takes a closer look at this quintessentially American success story. Duration: 06:13

How the WWE Plans to Take Over the World

Ridiculous costumes, outrageous personas, and over-the-top storylines. That WWE from the 1990s is long gone. Today, World Wrestling Entertainment is a technologically savvy company, with ambitions far greater than their biggest wrestlers. Duration: 05.22

Elon Musk: The Man, The Myth, The Meme

Billionaire CEO and ‘real-life Iron Man’ Elon Musk is the very public face and voice of his many companies. His style and transparency have earned him both failures and successes, not to mention a fair share of trouble. Duration: 08:08

How Red Bull Got the World Hooked on Energy Drinks

Not only did Red Bull transform the beverage industry, it created its own category: the ‘Energy Drink’. It’s inspired countless other brands and made twelve billionaires along the way. But selling the drink in such high volume has been possible because of how the founder, Dietrich Mateschitz, revolutionized the way the company approached marketing. Duration 05:54

Elon Musk’s First Moon Tourist Is an Eccentric Billionaire

Retail tycoon Yusaku Maezawa has made billions by ignoring Japanese cultural norms and grabbing publicity through increasingly controversial stunts. Now, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is sending him to the moon. Duration: 05:59

Julian Assange’s Long Road to Prison

Julian Assange rose from a post college hacker to launching WikiLeaks, and in so doing became one of the most notorious and influential people in the world. This video was updated in May, 2019. Duration: 04:57

The Global Ambitions of India’s Hug-Loving Leader

Since being elected as the country’s prime minister five years ago, Narendra Modi has been trying to rebrand India as a modern economy. But, the reality doesn’t all match his rhetoric. Duration: 05:34

Kim Jong Un: Nuke-Wielding ‘Madman’ or Astute Dictator?

At first Trump branded Kim a madman with a nuke, but then the U.S. president described North Korea’s supreme leader as “talented” after their historical meeting in Singapore last year. Soon they are going to have a second summit in Vietnam. So is the young dictator really as crazy as he has been portrayed in the West, or is he a shrewd operator? Duration: 05:11

Online Gaming Is Nintendo’s Next Big Boss Fight

Taxis, playing cards, and love hotels are among the many Nintendo products in its 130 year history. Whenever everyone had written them off, they came up with a new, innovative idea to keep moving forward. This is the story of how Nintendo reinvented itself time and time again and stayed relevant in today’s gaming industry with great games and classic characters. Duration: 05:42

Elizabeth Warren’s Winding Road to the Top of U.S. Politics

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has risen to prominence as a symbol of everything the GOP stands against. Now after much anticipation, she has announced her aspirations for the White House. Bloomberg’s Profile takes a closer look at the progressive presidential hopeful. Duration: 05:44

How Activist Investor Paul Singer Made His Billions

Aggressive, tenacious and litigious Paul Singer may be the most feared investor in the world by hedge fund rivals, companies and even countries. This is how he made billions through activist investing. Duration: 06:19

This Billionaire Assembles the iPhone. Now He’s Building an American Factory

One of Taiwan’s richest men, billionaire Terry Gou, turned a small operation in a shed, into the biggest electronics operation on the planet. Now he’s building a $14.5 billion factory in Wisconsin. Duration: 06:01

How SpaceX’s First Moon Tourist Went From Punk Drummer to Billionaire

Retail tycoon Yusaku Maezawa has made billions by ignoring Japanese cultural norms and grabbing publicity through increasingly controversial stunts. Now, Elon Musk’s SpaceX is sending him to the moon. Duration: 05:59

Michael Avenatti Could Be Trump’s Worst Nightmare

Michael Avenatti hopes to beat Trump at his own game, and might just take his fight all the way to a presidential bid in 2020. Bloomberg Profiles takes a closer look at this high powered attorney and moonshot presidential hopeful. Duration: 05:57

The Rise of China’s Tencent Billionaire 

Pony Ma is one of the richest people on the planet. He created Tencent, China’s tech giant and one of the ten largest companies in the world. But few signs in his early years suggest that he would become a big fish. Duration: 05:07

The Millennial Crown Prince Running Saudi Arabia

Known as Mr. Everything for his deep influence in all aspect of Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is radically changing his country before he even takes his seat on the throne. Bloomberg’s Profiles takes a closer look the most powerful young man in the region. Duration: 05:38

Erdogan Tightens His Grip on Turkey

The most pivotal elections in modern Turkish history took place in June and Recep Tayyip Erdogan has emerged victorious. Now the once ceremonial position of president that he holds will become the formal nexus of political power. Turkey remains under a state of emergency and Erdogan is cracking down on opposition news sources, making the country the world’s biggest jailer of journalists. Duration: 06:14

Giuliani Is Back Where He Wants to Be: In the Spotlight

More than three decades after taking down the New York mafia, is now back into law as President Trump’s personal attorney. And with those same tactics he once used to take down the mob, he will now use to shield Trump from Robert Mueller’s investigation. Duration: 05:33

John McCain: Remembering a Fighter

Arizona Senator John McCain has proven to be a maverick from his long career in politics, to his toughest fight yet with brain cancer. Bloomberg profiles commemorates this American hero, a maverick to the end. Duration: 07:15

How Masayoshi Son Became One of the Most Powerful Investors in Tech

Love him or hate him, Masayoshi is shaking up Silicon Valley and global investing. He once lost more money than anyone has ever lost in history, but has since recovered to make some of the world’s most successful tech investments. Duration: 05:50

How Alibaba’s Jack Ma Went From KFC Reject to Asia’s Richest Man

Jack Ma wasn’t born rich but now he is the richest man in Asia. This Bloomberg profile tells the story of how Ma started as a poor kid in China’s countryside, learned English, got rejected from a job at KFC but then went on to found Alibaba, the massive e-commerce site. Duration: 05:54


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