Money & Power

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

NFL Asks Musicians To Pay For Super Bowl Halftime Show Spot


Sources tell The Wall Street Journal the NFL asked its potential Super Bowl halftime show candidates; Rihanna, Katy Perry and Coldplay to pay for using the coveted spotlight.

 

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The World’s Highest Paid Models


Year after year since 2002, Gisele Bundchen has made more money than any other model in the world. At 34, she is still sitting pretty at the top of the world’s highest-paid models list, pulling in an estimated $47 million before taxes and fees in the last 12 months.

Saturday, August 16th, 2014

The Monocle Guide to Good Business


The Monocle Guide to Good Business is a book for would-be business leaders, start-ups and established companies that feel it’s time for some new ideas. It’s a book to be used—write in the margins and turn over the corners of the pages.

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014

The Multi-Million Dollar 77m X R-EVOLUTION Concept Yacht


You may think any superyacht would be large and luxurious enough for the most discerning of people. But now the world’s most luxurious vessel has enough room for guests and an entourage of helpers because it features its own detachable floating bungalows and even a swimming pool and garden.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Man with the $200K Golden Shirt


Every rapper competing on the swag playing field can just pack it up and go home, because this Indian businessman just murdered the game. Pankaj Parakh just turned 45, and to celebrate, the living-deity made the most legendary custom cop of all-time: a shirt spun from 18 to 22 karat gold, weighing in at ten pounds and ringing up at $211,000. Someone tell the previous record holder for shirt-stunting that his cop’s been reduced to chump change. Five figures for a golden shirt? Psh.

Monday, August 4th, 2014

‘Big Bang Theory’ Cast Earn a Big Raise


Kaley Cuoco, Johnny Galecki and Jim Parsons of The Big Bang Theory will earn $1 million dollars per episode for the remaining two seasons, and 72 episodes of the show.

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

The Worst Bad Beat in Poker History


Let’s start with this crazy fact: These guys paid $1 million to play in a poker tournament, the only tournament of its kind with $15,306,688 to the winner (let that sink in for a moment).

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.”