Money & Power

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Buscemi | The Key to Selling an $800 Sneaker


The Wall St. Journal explores what it takes to sell an $800 sneaker to the marketplace in a spotlight of Jon Buscemi and the company that shares his surname. Noting his roots in the sneaker world, his Birkin-bag inspired strategy, and his celebrity-fueled endorsers that reinforce the exclusive nature of the product, it’s certainly an interesting read.

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Will LeBron James Lose Jersey Sales By Choosing No. 23?


LeBron James has finally decided on which jersey number he will wear for next season, with his official return back to 23. By picking his old number, could LeBron James be missing out on big jersey sales? It doesn’t look that way so far.

Sunday, July 27th, 2014

Michael Jordan’s $33M Contract Up For Auction


Following Michael Jordan‘s fifth title run, the legendary shooting guard signed an unprecedented $33 million USD contract – the most valuable contract in NBA history – with the Chicago Bulls for the ’97-’98 season, which of course proved to be worth every penny. Featuring the signature of MJ, former Bulls General Manager Jerry Krause and Financial Officer Irwin Mandel, the historical 24-page contract was purchased back in 2000 for less than $1,000 USD by an anonymous buyer. Now with a current bid of $47,500 USD at the time of posting, the internet auction can be seen here until its closes on July 30. “It’s hard to compare this to anything we’ve sold,” said Chris Ivy, Heritage Auctions’ director. “It’s Jordan, who is in a class by himself, and, to our knowledge, this is the only Jordan playing contract to ever surface.”

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Dan Bilzerian on The Howard Stern Show


Professional poker player turned actor, Dan Bilzerian has done things by the age of 33 most will never live to do in a lifetime. From partying with 10 ladies last night and hooking up with one who he didn’t even ask for a name, Bilzerian’s luxurious lifestyle has transformed him into a social media icon – gaining 3 million Instagram followers to see his “p***y of the day post.”

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Robert Downey Jr is the Highest Paid Actor


For the second year in a row, Robert Downey Jr is the highest-paid actor in Hollywood as he tops Forbes’ List Of Top Earning Actors.

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Stuart Scott’s Jimmy V Perseverance Award Speech


Stuart Scott’s speech at the ESPYs was nothing short of inspirational. The SportsCenter anchor touched the crowd last night when he accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance award for his ongoing battle with cancer.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

SoundCloud Said to Near Deals With Record Labels


The largest record labels are closing in on a deal for a stake in buzzy digital-music service SoundCloud Ltd., in exchange for an agreement not to sue the startup for copyright violations, according to people with knowledge of the plans.

Sunday, July 13th, 2014

The Cash Cannon


The Cash Cannon is the most unique novelty item on the market today. Don’t just make it rain – make it tropical storm – with this quick dispensing cash cannon. Built for speed and performance, this baby will shoot your entire life savings all over the dance floor in record time.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

LeBron James & Carmelo Anthony Sign


COMPLEX is reporting that Carmelo Anthony made his decision and will sign a mx contract with the Knicks. LaLa approves. LeBron James seems to be returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Time to replaced those charred jerseys, C-Town.

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

Robin Thicke’s Album Sales Are a Disaster


Robin Thicke may be pleading to get his wife back, but he needs to work on getting his fans back, too. His album “Paula” is debuting horribly, selling only 530 copies in the U.K. during its first week.