James Dondero, Co-founder and President of Highland Capital Management, has a very active career involving credit accounts.
The philanthropist started his career by getting two bachelor degrees in accounting and finance. He did his studies at the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce. In 1984, James started with JP Morgan Chase and Company. After a few more job changes and advancements in his career, James started his own company in 1993. Read more at Huffington Post about James Dondero.
Highland Capital Management handles accounts such as,
- Hedge funds
- Private Equity accounts
- Assorted large credit accounts
James Dondero not only believes in hard work within his company, but he believes in giving back in return to his Dallas, Texas community. Follow James on Linkedin.
Between James and other investors, the Dallas Zoo was able to reopen their hippopotamus exhibit in a new area, within the zoo. He has also provided charitable funds to the Perot Museum of Natural Science.
More recently, James Dondero saw a need for veterans, and helped fund the Brain Performance Institute. Within this institute there is a program to help veterans and their families transition back into a normal way of life. Due to the funds provided by Highland Capital and its President, these veterans can get the help they need, free of charge. The center and Mr. Dondero saw that first responders also need help. Now the center offers a program for them.
James Dondero knows that hard work and giving back is best for everyone. The hard work allows him to not only advance in his career, but it also allows him to give back in large amounts, to his community.
There are a lot of people looking at the DeVos family. Recently, Dick DeVos became the latest appointment on the FAA’s Management Advisory Council. He joins 12 others on the board who come from transportation official backgrounds and airline executive offices. Most on the board will help with policies and regulations, but others with business acumen are helping with budgets and future growth plans. Devos is one of those people who can help with both.
He has been working alongside airlines for quite some time, including executives from Southwest and Air Tran Airways. It was in the early 2000s that DeVos began talking to Air Tran about expanding the destinations at the local airport. He wanted to help the CEO of the Gerald R. Ford Airport at the time, who was trying to expand and grow the airport from what it once was.
While many people don’t realize it, Devos has also always been a pilot. He has trained and gotten multiple licenses to operate different aircraft, including jets and helicopters. That knowledge and connection has come in handy when he has needed to work with different airlines. For example, in the latest renovation of the airport, the new areas include a business traveler center, food court, and new technology in the terminals.
The whole point is to create a better atmosphere for travelers who want to get to where they are going, while also having more convenience and comfort built in. There is also a school founded by the DeVos Family that remains on the grounds of the airport, knowing as the West Michigan Academy. This school helps train students to become pilots, so that they can work as a pilot or join the aviation industry in some other way, perhaps as a flight operator.
The school is apart of DeVos’ plan to help Grand Rapids in several areas, including with unemployment and economy. The city had reached a stagnant period in the 1990s. DeVos had seen the devastation caused by certain city planning mistakes for Detroit, and he wanted to avoid that in Grand Rapids. He worked with business leaders in downtown to create better industry and build up community buildings, as well as entertainment centers to bring more people downtown.
In addition to that, he has worked with many of the airline executives on the council already. The council will meet once every three months to discuss progress with the FAA.
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Guilherme Paulus is a Brazilian entrepreneur known for his involvement in the tourism industry. He developed an interest in creating his own business, and by the age of 20, he decided to join IBM and become an intern. He studied how the business worked, and he took down notes to remember the things that he would have to consider once he established his business.
When he turned 24 years old, he became serious in establishing his own business. He spoke with a Brazilian politician and decided to come into a business deal. They established a tour operator services firm that would provide the tourists and visitors in the country with an unforgettable experience going around Brazil. The company was established in 1972, and they had a great start. However, four years after establishing the company, the Brazilian politician left Guilherme Paulus, and he became the sole owner of the business. He used the things that he learned from IBM and successfully managed the business even if he’s alone. Through the years, his tour operator services firm became the largest and the leading company of its kind in Latin America.
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In 2005, Guilherme Paulus decided to go into a different venture, this time investing in hotels and resorts. He built a company that would build hotels and resorts all across the country, and in the present, there are 15 branches of these establishments all across the country. The hotels and resorts are also built near the airports where tourists are coming in from all over the world, and they are falling in love with the services provided at the hotels and resorts owned by Guilherme Paulus. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games, millions of tourists visited the country, and most of them used the services provided by his two companies. Visitors checked in inside his hotels, enjoyed his resorts, and had a blast touring the country through his tour operator services firm.
The influx of tourists to Brazil helped Guilherme Paulus to reach a $1 billion net worth. His ranking was verified by Forbes, and he will join other billionaires in this year’s special issue.
Learn more about Guilherme Paulus: http://www.mercadoeeventos.com.br/noticias/agencias-e-operadoras/revista-elege-guilherme-paulus-como-empreendedor-do-ano/
Ganoderma Lucidem is an interesting mushroom which has been widely used in Asia, especially China, for a very long time. They eat it due to its broad health benefits of which there are a number. Organo Gold is a premium coffee and tea company which puts powdered Ganoderma Lucidem into their products for its health benefits. View Organo Gold’s profile on Amazon.com.
Heartburn is something that a number of people suffer from. This is sometimes also called acid indigestion and/or acid reflux. People feel a burning sensation in their chest as well as their throats. Many people experience this once in awhile which isn’t all that uncommon but people who experience it frequently may have an underlying health problem. Ganoderma Lucidem can provide relief for heartburn, lowering the symptoms and making them more tolerable.
There are many other health benefits associated with this mushroom. It helps balance pH levels, for instance, while it hydrates the body. It can boost the immune system and it is a natural way to remove toxins from the body. Because it oxygenates blood it can help the brain both increase in power as well as providing better concentration and focusing abilities. It also provide a person with better blood flow and helps people sleep better.
Organo Gold’s Ganoderma Lucidum is sourced from GanoLife, an outfit in China. They grow this mushroom in a lab where the climate is controlled including both the quality of the air and the light cycles. They grow their mushrooms organically and what they produce is certified by a third-party DNA firm which does a full DNA and chemical profile for each lot.
Because their Ganoderma Lucidem is produced in a lab it is very potent. It is much more potent than conventional ways of growing this mushroom since as cultivating it on a log or on top of a field of sterilized compost. Read more at patch.com about Organo Gold.