The New Hollywood
There is a new Hollywood emerging and it’s a little further north.
According to the New York Times more people are becoming fascinated with the lives of the people ruling over Silicon Valley. For example the wedding of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan made the cover of People magazine and the paparazzi have followed them on every leg of their Italian honeymoon.
Ryan Tate a former gossip blogger for Gawker says more interest is being spent on people such as Zuckerberg, late Apple CEO Steve Jobs and the heads of companies such as Google and Dropbox. He says when the economic news is so bad people want to be distracted by the lives of celebrities. And these days those celebrities reside in Silicon Valley where some of the richest people are under 35.
One theory according to the Times is that besides striking it rich fresh out of college these people also hold the power to some of our favorite forms of entertainment. This includes Facebook, the game angry birds and almost every Apple product ever made. Nothing like having a strong fan base; especially when they’re all customers.