“I have devoted much of my time to study natural resources and their effect on human life. This has taken me over 20 years. Still, I can say that I haven’t accomplished my mission. I want to study them even more,” says Matt. Many people who know Matt Badiali consider him a guru in the field of natural resources that include oil, natural gas, agricultural industries, and mining. As for Matt, it is not the right time to consider him an expert in this.

Twenty Years of Rich Experience

Matt Badiali confesses that for over 20 years, he has worked in various sectors that are closely linked to natural resources. Most of these things that Matt has done have created a major positive impact first in him then to his community and many other people around the globe.

A larger part of the time that Matt has spent time in the natural resources sector has been to study, explore abandoned mines, create businesses around natural resources, and allow others to have wealth from untapped markets. He has owned and drilled several wells some in areas that do not seem to have potential. Matt Badiali’s exploration in the natural resources field has taken him to several places in the world. Some of the places he has visited include Papua New Guinea, The Gulf of Mexico, Hong Kong, Iraq, Iraq, and several other places. Some of these places have very hostile climatic conditions but those conditions have not deterred Matt Badiali to visit them in a bid to explore business opportunities.

Why does Matt have to visit places that sometimes look harsh? He has a reason to that question, “In my area of work, natural resources, you will never know whether there is potential or not unless you travel to the place to see what exactly is on the ground.”

Starting Point

Matt Badiali was a geology lecturer at the University of North Carolina when he received an invitation via a call from a friend, a financial expert. The friend wanted Matt to assist him to do some research on a project that involved some digging into his career. Perhaps what makes Matt Badiali even famous is his saving strategy, Freedom Checks.

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Shervin Pishevar used Twitter as a means to express some serious concerns he has about the US economy, technology, bitcoin, immigration, and more. This tweet storm lasted 21 hours and was in response to one of the most dramatic drops in the stock market that has been seen in recent history.

One of the things that Shervin Pishevar pointed out in his tweet storm was that he felt like the stock market was going to crash. He says that US citizens should expect to see the stock market go down an aggregates 6,000 points in the next year. He feels like this will occur because of increasing credit account deficits, rising interest rates, and increasing tax giveaways. He says that people should expect to see the government use quantitative easing to stabilize the market. However, he warns that no one should be fooled by this tool because it has been used too many times in the past. He says that bonds are not what they used to be.

Shervin Pishevar is especially well-known in Silicon Valley. That’s where he got his start and has made his fortune. In his tweet storm, he said that Silicon Valley is no longer a physical place but an idea that’s gone viral. Entrepreneurship is not something that just helps people fulfill the American dream. He says that it is a movement and has become borderless. The United States builds physical walls to keep out immigrant talent, but immigrant talent no longer needs to come here. Frictionless innovation is flourishing in other countries, which is good for their economies. However, it is not good for the economy in the United States.

Toward the end of his tweet storm, Shervin Pishevar had some grim predictions for financial and governmental institutions. He says that they are facing a reckoning of irrelevance that is only seen every 1,000 years. The shift is going to be the result of a revolution in stateless digital currencies. Nowadays, if a person wants to start a company, they can choose their currency. Currency is the ultimate app. Shervin Pishevar sees a possible expansion in entrepreneurship because of digital currencies and ways to raise funds.


The Fortress Investment Group is a publicly traded company that is involved in investment management that mostly includes real estate properties that are valued over $70 billion assets. The company’s stakeholders comprise mainly of private individuals and institutional organizations all over the world, and it has service offices strategically located in Hong Kong, Singapore, Italy, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia – its main office is located in New York City. Fortress Investment Group started its operations in 1998, and it became a publicly traded company in 2007. In 2015, the company sold its Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village options for $5.3 billion. The stakes in question was owned by CWCapital – a holding company of Fortress that it acquired in 2010. By 2014, the Alabama Inverness Corners Retail Center became a subsidiary of the Fortress Investment Group.The Retail Center has facilitated the funding of buildings and condos all over the city of New York. In February 2017, the SoftBank Group Corporation, a Japanese technological company based in Tokyo, promised to acquire Fortress, and on the 27th of December 2017 it has finalized the acquisition deal by paying $3.3 billion in cash.

The transaction is the first recorded event that a U.S. private equity company has been taken off the list of the New York Stock Exchange. And since the purchase transaction is over, the trading of Fortress stocks likewise stopped prior to the morning of the announcement.The SoftBank Group Corporation has adhered to the stipulation endorsed by the regulatory agencies that the daily operations and business investments will function independently from SoftBank. Thus, Fortress will still be supervised by its founders and principals – Wesley Edens, Pete Briger and Randal Nardone. Fortress’s main office will also remain in New York. Masayoshi Son, SoftBank’s CEO, stated that the culture, processes, employees, brand, business model, and management style of the Fortress Investment Group shall be maintained as it is. The cited Fortress Principals have similarly consented to carry on and manage Fortress and pledged to invest fifty percent of their net tax proceeds coming from the Fortress-operated vehicles and funds, SoftBank’s equity securities including the vehicles and managed funds of SoftBank.

Moreover, Peter Briger, Wes Edens, and Randal Nardone similarly agreed to elect shares that signifies a 34.99% cumulative outstanding voting shares of Fortress that were held by the cited principals in lieu of the acquisition deal.The Fortress Investment Group likewise manages a credit venture that is spearheaded by Pete Briger, Co-Chairman of the company, and the investment company sold its fixed-income business in Logan Circle Partners that netted over $30 billion.According to Peter Briger and Wes Edens, teaming up with SoftBank under the leadership of Masayoshi Son sets Fortress forward on an even greater course and at the same time generates a substantial value for investors.Fortress offers a diverse kind of workplace, and some employees have said that interns working at the firm are expected to learn quickly since it is a fast paced kind of company. Another remarked that the company often challenges its employees, and habitually acknowledge dedication and hard work.

There are many doctors out there and many businessmen, but there are few who delve deep into both fields. Dr. Mark McKenna is a medical practitioner who earned his medical degree from Tulane Medical School and has since become a licensed and board-certified doctor. However, during Dr. Mark McKenna’s time in medical school, he realized the medical field was not going to bring him everything he wanted. He wanted to make much more money than what was available as a doctor. He knew this because his father is also in the medical industry and owns his own practice, which Mark interned at for several years.

Instead of focusing on medicine, Dr. Mark McKenna decided he wanted to focus on business and once he completed his education he started up his own company. Mckenna Venture Investments, a real estate firm, was Mark’s first successful business. Mark was making roughly half a million dollars a year and his company was worth around five million dollars in 2005. Unlucky for Mark, he lived in New Orleans, which was struck by Hurricane Katrina that year, which devasted most of Mark’s company. This caused Mark to lose millions in a single day, but he was able to recover a fair amount of money staying in New Orleans and flipping properties that had been destroyed.

Dr. Mark McKenna’s latest venture in business is the medical-aesthetic business, OVME, or “of me. Mark named his company this because it puts the attention on his customers. OVME will function similar to Uber, since users will have an app that allows them to browse OVME and order services and products to be delivered straight to them. There are many freelance doctors registered with OVME that offer products and give out personal advice to customers who ask for support through the app. These day’s, at 43, Mark spends a great deal of time working on his business and practicing a healthy lifestyle when he’s not spending time with his family.