Birthday: 1959

Eric Watson, a business person by profession, from New Zealand, was born in 1959, and currently, he resides in London. In 2011, he was listed as the 30th richest New Zealander by the National Business Review. Watson obtained his schooling from Xavier’s College, in Christchurch. Watson’s immediate job after his schooldays was as a butcher apprentice, later he joined the sales department of Whitcoulls, where he had been made the manager. After that, he was appointed as a manager at Xerox.

In 1992, Watson resigned from Xerox to start his company Blue Star Group. In 1999, Watson and his business partner, Mark Hotchin, created a Hanover group composed of several Finance businesses that include Elders Finance Company. In December 2009, all the debentures, notes, and bonds of the Hanover group were swapped to the Allied Farmers Limited; this had been done by the respective debenture holders, note holders, and bond holders, this became the underlying cause of the decline of the Hanover. Small investors suffered losses; Hanover group had lost its financial position, and it came to an end. Watson in 1995, founded Cullen Investments, a private investing company, of which he is currently the Executive Chairman.

The company revolves around a wide variety of sectors, which include, agricultural, fashion, real estate, and financial services and entertainment and sports. The firm focuses onto build up international portfolio across United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand. Watson is the owner of Bendon lingerie, through the firm and the sales have extended all across UK, US, UAE, and Europe. It has also got channels of sales across Australia. With his developing business, Watson has invested in the sports sector.

In 2000, he bought 75% stake in the New Zealand Warriors, which is the top-profile sporting franchise, it has been privately owned, and it competes in the Australasian National Rugby League. He had once sold his shares to Owen Glenn, to a New Zealand billionaire, but later, in 2015, he adopted the sole ownership of the Vodafone Warrior’s franchise, after buying all the shares. Watson also owns a charitable trust which helps to enrich the lives of the poor and aids them with their needs and also provides the unprivileged and the needy with the basic requirements.

The charity is named The Watson Foundation, which was an initiative of the Cullen Investments. The foundation also provides sponsorship to charities like The First Tee of New Zealand. In his course of life, Watson got married twice; his ex-wife was named Nicola Watson, who is a model, now known as Nicola Robinson, and his current wife is named Lisa Henrekson, who belongs to Sweden. Watson has fathered two sons from his wife, Lisa.

David Silverman English Actor

David Silverman

David Silverman is the president of a non-profit organization named American Atheists at present. The NPO supports the atheists' rights and strives for the removal of terminology of religion in public places. He had been an atheist since the age of six. He started challenging the concept of religion publicly. Even though he was against the religious beliefs, he was often forced to perform his Bar Mitzvah. The turning point of his life was that point when he decided that he will never lie that he is an atheist as he went on to the stage and announced that he is theist, and he knew it. After seventeen years, his father agreed that he also did not believe in God. He completed his bachelor's degree from the Brandeis University, an American private research university in Massachusetts , in the subject of Computer Science. He continued his studies with MBA in the field of Marketing from a research-intensive university named Pennsylvania State University. He completed his advanced graduation in the field of International Business from a private Roman Catholic University in New Jersey named Seton Hall University. He owns 74 patent rights as he is a former professional inventor. He wrote many articles which include Inventors Digest, a monthly magazine, and website devoted to promoting the interests of independent and professional inventors. He also worked in a non-profit organization named American Atheists in the United States since 1996 in various positions and roles like Communications Director, New Jersey State Director, and Vice President. He became the president of this organization on 16th September 2010 after Edward Milton Ed Buckner, who was the president of the organization from 2008 to 2010. He appeared several times in the media when he worked as the Vice President and Communications Director. He is now visible on the media specially since he started holding the position of the president. The billboard campaign for atheist awareness, which was launched in the year 2010 led to some controversies due to which the exposure of the organization in the media increased drastically. He appeared on many TV shows as a result of this billboard campaign since late 2010. Most prominently on the show named The O'Reilly Factor in the year 2011. Under his direction, the group of American Atheists started blocking the World Trade Center skeleton's cross-beam section's preservations, which were similar to the symbol of a cross. According to Silverman, the center's cross turned into a Christian icon. He went and expressed Reason Rally at the American Atheists National Convention in the year 2011 in Des Monies, the most populous city in the U.S. state of lowa. The rally was the biggest gathering of the atheists in the history of the world. On 28th October 2011, he participated with Dines D'Souza, an Indian-American political commentator, in a public debate on the topic about the benefits of Christianity for America. He went on the television show on the Fox News Network to talk and discuss about the topic of billboards, which in  Christmas,  were put up by the American Atheists in Times Square, a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in New York City. His first book was named Fighting God: An Atheist Manifesto for a Religious World, which was released in the year 2015, on 1st of December. He was married to Hildy Silverman, a publisher for two decades. They have a teenage daughter. 

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Ericka Huggins

Ericka Huggins, her former name being, Ericka Jenkins was born on January 5, 1948, in Washington D.C, United States. She is popular as an American activist and pedagogue. In all Ericka had two elder siblings. However, her parents’ identity is yet not known. Ericka was the youngest of her siblings. In 1966, Ericka completing her school days at a high school in Washington DC, Ericka got enrolled in Cheyney State College, though later she moved to Lincoln University to complete her collegiate, and there she met her future husband from Vietnam, John Huggins, who attained the Master’s degree in Sociology. Huggins was a professor who taught Sociology at the Laney College, in Oakland and also taught at Berkeley City College. In 1972, Ericka was elected as a member of the Berkeley Community Development Council, after she traversed to California. Also, Ericka was also the Director of the Oakland Community School, which belonged to the Black Panther Party. She also worked as an educator at Stanford, Cornell, and UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles). After being an active member of the Black Panther Party, Ericka along with the support of the other two women, Kathleen Neal Cleaver, an American professor of law, and Elaine Brown, an American activist, writer and singer, who was once the chairman of the Black Panther Party, in Oakland, California, preached the chapters of Black Panther Party in New Haven. On January 16, 1969, her husband John Huggins was killed, because of a rivalry between the Blank Panther Party and a US organization, a Black Nationalist group. The burial ceremony of John Huggins took place at his birthplace, New Haven, which was attended by Ericka, loaded with a lot of grief. In 1970, when Alex Rackley was murdered, for being a suspect, who exchanged information, Huggins along with the co-founder of Black Panther Party, Bobby Seale was accused of kidnapping, conspiracy, and murder. This created a riot across the country, and everything became unstable and torturous. There were protests saying “Free Bobby, Free Ericka” or whether the Panther party would get obtain affair judgment. While waiting for her trials, Ericka inculcated spiritual practices in her life and learned meditation. While, after a term of ten years, when she came out of the jail, she started sharing her meditation experiences. In 1967, Ericka married John Huggins and gave birth a daughter, Mai Huggins when she was just 20 years of age. Three months after John was shot to death and Ericka brought up her child as a widowed mother. Besides Mai, Ericka has two sons, one from James Mott, who was the lead singer of the Black Panther troop. Ericka has always lectured across the world, encouraging well-being of women, children, and the young generation. She was the first black person and a woman both who made it to the Alameda Co. Board of Education. Her desires of preaching humanity arose in 1963 when she attended the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. She was great at poetry and many of her works even appeared in magazines and newspapers. She even took to reading as she believed that it would hone her thought process. For public awareness of HIV/AIDS, Ericka had been the first women volunteer to support the movement and took to help in spreading awareness, and hence volunteered the Shanti Project. She even developed programs to spread awareness of gay or lesbian relationship.

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