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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #150 on: July 11, 2019, 12:21:11 PM »
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #151 on: August 29, 2019, 11:08:36 PM »
https://thepointsguy.com/news/tpg-update-nathan-richardson/
Not entirely sure why TPG needs someone who led Yahoo Finance and Dow Jones Online.
Also not entirely sure why he needs 100+ employees...
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #152 on: August 30, 2019, 12:21:52 AM »
3. Apparently shakers are treif: "Service at the bar was also very good, though they couldnít make some of the drinks I requested Friday evening, as using a shaker for a cocktail would compromise the barís kosher status."
I assume it's a problem of borer but I could be wrong.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #153 on: August 30, 2019, 12:22:49 AM »
https://thepointsguy.com/news/tpg-update-nathan-richardson/
Not entirely sure why TPG needs someone who led Yahoo Finance and Dow Jones Online.
Also not entirely sure why he needs 100+ employees...
The one thing we know for sure is that he makes way more money than any other blogger in this industry so if he needs 100 employees to do it then that's what it takes.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #154 on: August 30, 2019, 12:24:53 AM »
The one thing we know for sure is that he makes way more money than any other blogger in this industry so if he needs 100 employees to do it then that's what it takes.
What's the estimate? What does he make a year?
@dan maybe chime in.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #155 on: August 30, 2019, 12:25:54 AM »
What's the estimate? What does he make a year?
@Dan maybe chime in.
Who cares? It's millions, does the number of millions really matter?
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #156 on: August 30, 2019, 12:32:31 AM »
What's the estimate? What does he make a year?
@Dan maybe chime in.
He sold his blog way back in 2012 I believe, rumors were in the ballpark of $15MM.
No idea what his salary is now.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #157 on: August 30, 2019, 01:56:11 AM »
What would you say his cc referrals is making the blog?

Do you think its profitable?

I am sure part or all of his salary is based on performance.

IMHO, regardless if TPG is profitable at the moment, if they figure out a way to make some app with even minor travel benefits, they should have no hard time getting ppl to sign up and charge some a monthly fee which should be very profitable.
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #158 on: August 30, 2019, 03:08:26 AM »
What would you say his cc referrals is making the blog?

Do you think its profitable?

I am sure part or all of his salary is based on performance.

IMHO, regardless if TPG is profitable at the moment, if they figure out a way to make some app with even minor travel benefits, they should have no hard time getting ppl to sign up and charge some a monthly fee which should be very profitable.
Lol, they have over 100 employees and are owned (at least partially) by bankrate, you really think they're not profitable?
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #159 on: August 30, 2019, 08:38:43 AM »
It's fully owned by Red Ventures, which bought BankRate.

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #160 on: August 30, 2019, 09:31:17 AM »
He probably got a nice earn-out in the Bankrate deal and made a nice chunk of change.  And I would imagine that he has an attractive incentive package to continue growing the TPG platform with Red Ventures - he's using their balance sheet to drive growth and hire people (no risk to him), and if/when things continue to work out, he'll do really well with his incentives.  Don't forget that Red Ventures isn't likely to own it forever - they will want to monetize their investment at some point, so TPG performance will be important to help them generate a decent return...

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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #161 on: August 30, 2019, 10:21:08 AM »
So my question still begs,   What are you guys estimating TPG makes a year off referrals?
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #162 on: August 30, 2019, 10:26:16 AM »
So my question still begs,   What are you guys estimating TPG makes a year off referrals?
Enough to support 100+ employees. Who cares and who could possibly know a hard number?
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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #163 on: August 30, 2019, 12:37:57 PM »
What would you say his cc referrals is making the blog?

Do you think its profitable?

I am sure part or all of his salary is based on performance.

IMHO, regardless if TPG is profitable at the moment, if they figure out a way to make some app with even minor travel benefits, they should have no hard time getting ppl to sign up and charge some a monthly fee which should be very profitable.


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Re: TPG Master Thread
« Reply #164 on: August 30, 2019, 02:14:58 PM »
So my question still begs,   What are you guys estimating TPG makes a year off referrals?
Keep in mind that TPG income includes payment by media websites to publish his articles.
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