She's Only 6 And She's A Millionaire

Isabella Barrett Toddlers TiarasABC News' Taylor Behrendt reports:

Isabella Barrett made it big on the TLC hit-show "Toddlers & Tiaras" and many viewed her as the newest star on the kiddie-pageant circuit.

But Isabella, now 6 (pictured), got attention for all the wrong reasons last year when video showed her offering scathing criticism of her rival, Paisley Dickey, and in a reference to the girl's costume, calling her a "hooker."

Her comments caused an uproar and her mother, Susanna Barrett, pulled her from the show and off the pageant circuit.

A lot has changed since Isabella left the pageant world. She became a global star and millionaire, thanks to her hugely popular reality-TV show in Germany and her company, Glitzy Girl, through which she offers her own line of jewelry, lip gloss and velour hoodies.

Part of the proceeds from Glitzy Girl's sales benefit an anti-bullying campaign, her mother said. "It's nice that we can customize things to really raise money to really raise awareness," Barrett said in an interview with ABC News that aired today on "Good Morning America."

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Isabella is now in first grade, and she's already a fashionista. She owns more than 60 pairs of shoes and has her own pageant room worth more than $100,000.

Isabella is young, but her spending is very grownup. She once spent more than $1,000 on room service and, during a recent trip to Los Angeles, purchased 14 velour track suits at a Juicy Couture store.

"I bought so much stuff it wouldn't fit in the car," Isabella said.

Asked whether she was worried that Isabella would become spoiled, mom Barrett said: "Bella is educated, she's cultured, she speaks four languages. ... I really think at the end of the day it's perception. Some people buy some things for their kids that I'm like, 'Oh, my God, I would never, that's a little extravagant.'"

With her retail empire growing, Isabella is setting her sights on another challenge: pop stardom.

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Isabella has already recorded the song "LOL" with fellow pageant princess Eden Wood, and there's a music video for it. Another potential hit is on the way.

Barrett wants to be remembered for spreading a positive message, in stark contrast to the incident that caused her to withdraw from the pageant world.

Wendy Dickey had dressed her daughter, Paisley, in a costume that mimicked that of actress Julia Roberts' prostitute character in the movie "Pretty Woman." Paisley appeared in the 2011 pageant in the costume that was complete with fitted, skin-baring white blouse, tight blue mini-skirt and thigh-high, shiny black boots, and blond wig.

In a video obtained by TMZ last year, Isabella complained that Paisley copied her tanning style, adding "but my mom doesn't dress me up as a hooker."

Speaking to "GMA" after the incident, Barrett said, "We had a discussion about it ... children pick up on things and I should have never pushed my personal views through my daughter. However, the fact still remains that [Paisley] did this and she gained national attention for it."

Dickey took to social media to admonish Barrett for her comments about her child. The incident elicited tremendous reaction online and both mothers were criticized for their behavior. Dickey has said she and her daughter were quitting pageants because of alleged bullying since the incident. She said her daughter had had new opportunities, too.

Paisley has her own hit single, "The Booger Song," and just wrapped shooting her first short horror film, "Exeter," her mother said.

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Despite four decades of chairing or CEO-ing media companies, Alan Meckler, 65, has no plans to quit. Now CEO of media empire WebMediaBrands, and with a net worth of over $400 million, according to Forbes, why does one of the most successful media entrepreneurs of all time keep doing another day, another dollar?

He told Forbes it's "for posterity. Need to go out with another winner." 

When grandmother Joanne Gilberts won the lottery in 2007, scooping £1.1 million ($1.7 million) into her bank account, she decided to still return to her £6-an-hour job at a hospital laundry. 

"I know it might seem strange to some people but I've been working at the hospital for 21 years, and it is a big part of my life. I just wanted to get back to normality," she told the BBC. "...I'm determined to keep my feet on the ground and just wanted to put my life back on an even keel after all the excitement."

In 60 years, Rupert Murdoch has transformed an Australian news agency into a sprawling global media empire, and racked up a net worth of $9.4 billion in the process. And at 81, he remains on the offensive, with the modest ambitions of conquering the web.

"So long as I can stay mentally alert;-- inquiring, curious -- I want to keep going," he told Esquire." I love my wife and my children, but I don't want to sit around at home with them. We go on safaris and things like that. I can do that for a couple of weeks a year. I'm just not ready to stop, to die."

Al Davis, the coach, general manager, and owner of the Oakland Raiders for 50 years, who's bullishness ultimately led to the creation of the Super Bowl, reportedly said in 2007, at the age of 78, that he wouldn't retire until his team won two more of the Vince Lombardis. Unfortunately, he died first. But his franchise's motto lives on: "Just win, baby!"

Investor of legend Warren tax-me-and-my-rich-friends Buffett, 82, the second richest man in American (with a net worth of around $46 billion) has no plans to retire as chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Even a prostate cancer diagnosis last year failed to trip up his resolve.

The reason is simple. As he said at the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club in Washington: "I'm having the time of my life!" 


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