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Practicalities of Winning $640 Million in the Mega Millions Lottery

Practicalities of Winning $640 Million in the Mega Millions Lottery

Who hasn’t dreamed of winning the lottery?  I’m sure everyone has fantasized about what they would do with their winnings at some point in their life.  Whether you buy a baseball team, mansion, yacht, invest the money, give it to friends and family or a combination of all there are practicalities to think about when you [...]

Strategic Success Bernard Arnault and His Luxury Brands

Strategic Success Bernard Arnault and His Luxury Brands

There are over 3 million millionaires and close to 450 billionaires that live in America alone.  And these well financed people love to live the life of luxury, helping to create even wealthier people.  So who benefits the most from the extravagant lifestyles of the rich and powerful?  Perhaps no one more than the world’s [...]

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Chinese Businessman Spends $328,000 on a Dutch Pigeon

Chinese Businessman Spends $328,000 on a Dutch Pigeon

Chinese shipping businessman, Hu Zhen Yu broke a world record by paying $328,000 for a Dutch pigeon. This is the single most expensive purchase of a pigeon. Auctioneer Pieter Veenstra sold Hu the pigeon online via his website Pigeon Paradise (PIPA). Veenstra auctioned 245 other pigeons at that time and made a total of $2.5 [...]

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John D. Rockefeller: Oil Tycoon, Robber Baron and Philanthropist

John D. Rockefeller: Oil Tycoon, Robber Baron and Philanthropist

John D. Rockefeller, born July 8th 1839 was an oil tycoon, investor, philanthropist and to many a robber barron. He created Standard Oil, revolutionized the petroleum industry and created the structure of modern philanthropy.  As gasoline became more important to America, Rockefeller’s wealth grew to the point where he became the world’s riches man and [...]

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Apple’s Best Quarter with $46B in Revenue!

Apple’s Best Quarter with $46B in Revenue!

Apple posted its best quarter ever. Netting $46 billion in total revenue due to iphone sales during the holiday period.  Analysts projected that the company would reach $38.9 billion but Apple far surpassed all estimates. The company sold 37 million iphones and 15 million ipads! http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/24/idUS320185923420120124

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The Most Expensive Art Purchases of 2011

The Most Expensive Art Purchases of 2011

Classical Pieces at 9 Figure Prices When it comes to investment value, nothing truly invests quite like a work of art. The most famous pieces are always in demand, always accumulating value and worth, and in 2011, some of these pieces fetched eight and even nine figure purchasing prices. The top piece of 2011 is [...]

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The Most Expensive Celebrity Baby Photos

The Most Expensive Celebrity Baby Photos

With Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt expecting another baby, the first official photographs are expected to fetch millions. What will Brad and Angie do with all that cash?!?! And what about Blue Ivy Carter, first child of Beyonce and Jay Z. We have not seen baby pictures yet, but are waiting with baited breath. Will [...]

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Toys of the Rich and Famous

Toys of the Rich and Famous

With great power comes great responsibility, and with a gigantic wad of cash you can afford to be completely irresponsible! Here are some of the most extravagant and mindblowingly awesome toys made by mankind to grace the exclusive dens of the rich and famous. So sit back and enjoy these delights.   $52,000,000 757 Jet [...]

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Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction Brings in $137 Million

Elizabeth Taylor Jewelry Auction Brings in $137 Million

Christie’s two day auction of Elizabeth Taylor’s art, clothing and jewelry exceeding expectation, bringing in a record breaking $137 Million. All items sold for more than their estimated price, making this one of the most valuable sales in auction history. Many observers believed the auction would bring in $20 Million and they were mistaken. The [...]

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