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Former Gangster is Now the Badass CEO of a $3 Million Diving Business in Singapore

At 13, Jacki Ng was part of a local gang in Singapore, leading him through a life of petty crime and fighting, which later led to his expulsion from secondary school.

“I was always a child who was a bit different. I was neither conventional, nor rule-abiding,” Ng, who now heads a million dollar diving empire in Singapore, told the Vulcan Post. “I grew up in a dysfunctional family where illegal activities were by no means foreign to my family members.”

Why People Are Freaking Out Over Yahoo’s CEO Taking Such a Short Maternity Leave

Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has recently been under fire for her decision to take a short maternity leave following the expected births of her twin daughters later this year.

The soon-to-be mother of three announced on Tumblr, which is owned by Yahoo, that she will be taking as little as two weeks of maternity leave and will be “working throughout” the duration of her time off, according to The Guardian. Mayer wrote on Tumblr:

These CEOs Make a Disgustingly Large Amount of Money Compared to Their Employees

The Securities and Exchange Commission has adopted a new protocol mandated by the Dodd-Frank financial law that will require large companies to disclose their median compensation level starting in 2018.

The law was established for the benefit of company shareholders as they will be presented with more information pertaining to how executives are paid. While this law will undoubtedly benefit shareholders it may also come with some unintended backlash.

Why TOMS Shoe’s CEO Took 12 Weeks Off of Work and Everyone Applauded

The founder and CEO of Toms Shoes, Blake Mycoskie, told his company that he was going to take 12 weeks off after the birth of his son. Though many new fathers are hesitant about taking time off from their careers, Mycoskie could not imagine it any other way.

Mycoskie said his paternity leave would serve two purposes: to spend time learning the ropes of being a new father caring for his newborn baby and to set an example for his employees.

Angry Mob of Investors Capture Company President Who Took Their $6.3 Billion

On Saturday, Shan Jiuliang, founder of Fanya Metals Exchange, was attempting to escape from a luxury hotel in Shanghai when he was grabbed by about 200 of of his company’s angry investors and taken to the police station, reports the Financial Times.

Fanya investors are upset because of a product called Ri Jin Bao, a financial product linked to minor metals such as indium and bismuth. Initially, it was sold under the premise that retail investors would garner annualized returns as high as 13.7% and would have the right to withdraw funds from the account at any time. However, Fanya froze the account in April after experiencing money problems, according to Xinhua.