Rob's volunteer work with GOALmodels is particularly rewarding. I'm a managing editor at Forbes, overseeing our technology coverage online and in print. 3. Ferring, the name of the family business, is Frisian for the natives of the island. "It's a treat to portray a complex character," Rob explains about Pinky, a gangling mouse with funny teeth, a head filled with clouds and an inane imagination that is punctuated with a staccato laugh. There’s a particular species of billionaire who uses a chunk of their fortune seeking adventure and exploration. He says he made a “major contribution” to fund the private mission's $2 million budget. In Asylum, she portrayed Lana Winters, an intrepid journalist venturing into Briarcliff Manor. In Roanoke, she plays Audrey Tindall, an actress portraying as Shelby Miller in the horrific documentary "My Roanoke Nightmare". Ferring is building a $130 million manufacturing plant in Parsippany, N.J. “If you want to grow to be a $1 billion company in the U.S., as we do, you need to produce here,” says Paulsen. Paulsen's next expedition is a scientific journey this summer, in which he and a handful of pilots will fly two ultralights equipped with lasers from Switzerland’s Lake Geneva to Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a 4,500-mile trip with 17 stops along the way to measure the biome over each lake and the levels of atmospheric carbon in between. “We spent 17 years before we made any money in America.”, Paulsen and pilot before the ultralight crossing of the Bering Strait. In 2002 she played the titular character in Leap of Faith. He stepped back from running the company a few years ago, and spends most of his time and virtually all of his Ferring profits planning expeditions and underwriting philanthropic projects that are, literally, all over the map. Blending his life experiences with passion for his work, his presentations are informative, entertaining and inspiring. His television acting credits include guest-starring roles on MacGyver and St Elsewhere. Paulsen suspects that the atmospheric impact of Siberia’s forest fires is not integrated into global climate models. Paulsen, a tall, slim 62-year-old Swede who lives in Lausanne, Switzerland, was in New York to pick up an honorary directorship from the Explorers Club, whose annual dinner at … Enjoy, and thanks for stopping by! Both can be accessed at I got an email last week offering the rare opportunity to meet Paulsen. "Besides ... where else could I find a job where emotional outbursts and odd exclamations like 'Egad! Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Sarah Paulson He was one of the first to synthesize essential human hormones such as oxytocin and vasopressin, both now commonly used drugs. “I worked my tail off for 30 years.  Asylum One of Yakko's most popular musical skits, "The Nations of the World" (set to a Mexican hat dance tune), was memorized by Paulsen, and is a guaranteed showstopper if asked to sing it at a convention. He was the first to cross the Bering Strait from Alaska to Russia in an ultralight aircraft, basically a lawn chair attached to a kite and propeller. Paulsen's extensive credits include on-camera roles in numerous motion pictures including Body Double, Stewardess School, Eyes of Fire, The Perfect Match and Warlock.