Our Haute 100 list details the accomplishments of the most influential people in each of our markets—Miami, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. These people continue to make moves, so rather than waiting for the next Haute 100 issue to come out, we thought we’d provide you with regular updates on those Haute 100ers who are making headlines. Check back daily for more info on the most powerful people in your city. Today, the woman previously known as the “Money Honey,” Maria Bartiromo.
What MADE Her Haute In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the New York Stock Exchange. In today’s turbulent market, more people than ever are counting on the anchor of CNBC’s The Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo for information. Her nationally syndicated Wall Street Journal Report was recently rated the most watched financial news show in the country. See Haute Living‘s profile of Bartiromo for more info on the Money Honey.
What Makes Her Haute Now: She’s dropped the Money Honey, according to the New York Post. She trademarked the name three years ago, and anticipation grew for the CNBC hotshot to release a line of Money Honey products, especially after she hired lawyer Edward H. Rosenthal, who focuses on intellectual property and civil litigation, emphasizing trademark, copyright, right of publicity, privacy and publishing matters. His clients include businesses and individuals in the media, advertising, sports, and entertainment fields. But after Bartiromo signed a new seven-figure deal with the cable company last spring, eight filings for “Money Honey” Rat the US Patent & Trademark Office were abandonded. Looks like she doesn’t need to focus on securing additional streams of income.