Steve Irwin said he loved money and couldn't get enough of it—for the best reason, of course

Steve Irwin was a unique man with a singular focus—conserving the natural world. The guy had so much enthusiasm for wildlife and such a love for the wonders of nature, it was hard not to be influenced by him. Few people come at their work—or life—with as much purity and passion as he did. Even 13 years after his death, his absence is still felt.


However, Irwin's wife and kids—Terri, Bindi, and Robert—have "carried the football" of his work, as he would say. He would undoubtedly be as proud of them as he said he would in a video compilation about his legacy.

The video starts with Irwin explaining, in his patented passionate way, why he was put on this planet—with Terri gazing at him with unbridled love. Then Irwin starts talking about how much he loves money and how he can't get enough of it. But of course, like everything else he talked about, it all came back to his primary purpose.

The whole video makes it clear why Irwin was universally beloved. (Just grab a tissue before you watch. Don't say we didn't warn you.)

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Inside the walls of her kitchen at her childhood home in Guatemala, Evelyn Klohr, the founder of a Washington, D.C.-area bakery called Kakeshionista, was taught a lesson that remains central to her business operations today.

"Baking cakes gave me the confidence to believe in my own brand and now I put my heart into giving my customers something they'll enjoy eating," Klohr said.

While driven to launch her own baking business, pursuing a dream in the culinary arts was economically challenging for Klohr. In the United States, culinary schools can open doors to future careers, but the cost of entry can be upwards of $36,000 a year.

Through a friend, Klohr learned about La Cocina VA, a nonprofit dedicated to providing job training and entrepreneurship development services at a training facility in the Washington, D.C-area.

La Cocina VA's, which translates to "the kitchen" in Spanish, offers its Bilingual Culinary Training program to prepare low-and moderate-income individuals from diverse backgrounds to launch careers in the food industry.

That program gave Klohr the ability to fully immerse herself in the baking industry within a professional kitchen facility and receive training in an array of subjects including culinary skills, food safety, career development and English language classes.

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Vanna White appeared on "The Price Is Right" in 1980.

Vanna White has been a household name in the United States for decades, which is kind of hilarious when you consider how she gained her fame and fortune. Since 1982, the former model and actress has made millions walking back and forth turning letters (and later simply touching them—yay technology) on the game show "Wheel of Fortune."

That's it. Walking back and forth in a pretty evening gown, flipping letters and clapping for contestants. More on that job in a minute…

As a member of Gen X, television game shows like "Wheel of Fortune" and "The Price is Right" send me straight back to my childhood. Watching this clip from 1980 of Vanna White competing on "The Price is Right" two years before she started turning letters on "Wheel of Fortune" is like stepping into a time machine. Bob Barker's voice, the theme music, the sound effects—I swear I'm home from school sick, lying on the ugly flowered couch with my mom checking my forehead and bringing me Tang.

This video has it all: the early '80s hairstyles, a fresh-faced Vanna White and Bob Barker's casual sexism that would never in a million years fly today.

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