Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Would You Pay $2.5 Million for a Penny?

A 1792 American penny was hammered at more than $2.5 million at a Heritage Auction in Orlando, Florida. It was one of the first penny coins produced in the United States.

The coin, which is only one of ten in existence, is referred to as a "Birch Cent", named after the designer, Robert Birch.

The coin was purchased by Kevin Lipton of Lipton Rare Coins.

$25,000 for Abe Lincoln's Hair

A lock of President Abraham Lincoln's hair was hammered at $25,000 in an auction held in Dallas, Texas.

The hair was cut off of Lincoln's head by the Surgeon General at the time, Joseph Barnes, right after John Wilkes Booth committed the assassination.

The item was consigned by the son of a Fort Worth, Texas consigner. The lucky buyer of the hair was not disclosed.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Justin Bieber Reportedly Buys $60 Million Gulfstream Jet

According to various reports, pop singer Justin Bieber  bought a Gulfstream 650 private jet, also known as a G6.

Although he may be only one fifth of a billionaire, it is enough to purchase a $60 million private jet, or at least a shared interest in one.

He posted pictures of himself on the jet on Instagram.

Lux iPhone 6 Plus in 24K Gold with Diamond Apple Logo fit for a Billionaire

Lux iPhone 6 Plus
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Here is a gift that all billionaires might want to buy for themselves. It is the Lux Apple iPhone 6 Plus from, which is finished in two layers of 24K yellow gold. In addition, it has a diamond Apple logo, made with 1.68 carats of DE color and VVS1 clarity brilliant diamonds.

The phone has 128 GB of memory and is GSM unlocked for world wide use. The Lux iPhone is made in Los Angeles, California.

If you don't like yellow gold, the company also has a pink gold phone and a platinum phone.

The price for the Lux iPhone 6 Plus is a reasonable $11,895.00. It can be ordered from

Thursday, December 11, 2014 2014 Christmas Gift List

The time to start shopping is now. Whether you are looking for gifts for yourself or someone else, there are plenty of moderately priced items to choose from for the billionaire. Get them now before they are sold out.

1. How about a nice home in California? Graceland West in Palm Springs was formerly the home of Elvis Presley, Ray Kroc, and Frankie Valli. Price is only $2,590,000.

2. I think it's time for a Men's Zenith Academy Minute Repeater Automatic Watch. Price only $110, 720, marked down from %173,000.

3. Haven't you ever wanted your own private island? How about the 222 acre Cave Cay Island in the Bahamas, for only $110,000,000.

4. Jewelry always makes a great gift. How about a Platinum Cushion Cut Blue Sapphire and Round Diamond Pendant for only$96,626, marked down from $120,782, with a list price of $241,564.

5.  Now here is a great gift, a comic book, Action Comics Number 1 for just $3.2 million.  (The price has been increased from its original issue price of 10 cents.)

6. I think a 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO would be nice, at a cost of only $35 million.

7.  In the area of technology, there is the Original Macintosh Computer for $30,000. (I actually have one of these.)

8. If you are into fine art, you can obtain a Picasso woodcut, Jacqueline au Bandeaufor $100,000.

9.  The Samsung UN105S9 Curved 105-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TVis available at a price of $119,999.99.

10. Last but not least, for the billionaires who want to become trillionaires, you can get a genuine $100 trillion dollar bill from Zimbabwe.

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy Holidays!!!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Buy Tom Cruise's Home for $59 Million

The 300 acre estate of Tom Cruise in Telluride, Colorado  is up for sale. The price is a reasonable $59 million, which would probably be one of the most expensive celebrity homes ever sold.

There is a 10,000 square foot main home with four bedrooms and six bathrooms, and a 1,600 square foot quest house with three bedrooms and three bathrooms.

The home's neighbors include Oprah Winfrey, Jerry Seinfeld, Ralph Lauren and Oliver Stone.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Buy Elvis Presley's Home Graceland West

Here is an interesting opportunity for the billionaire, the house that was owned by the famous rock and roll star Elvis Presley, Ray Kroc of McDonald's fame, and the singer Frankie Valli, immortalized by the movie Jersey Boys. The property has been referred to as Graceland West.

The house is located at 845 West Chino Canyon Road in Palm Springs, California. This 5,040 square foot home with a swimming pool and entertainment suite has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and is located on a 1.75 acre lot. it is being sold as a foreclosure and is being sold at $2,590,000. Zillow gives a foreclosure estimate of  $1,748,237

 In March of this year, it was listed for $3,950,000, then in August, it was lowered to $2,999,999. Then this month, it was dropped to $2,590,000.

If you like homes with celebrity connections, this is the one for you.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

$1,000,000 for a Parking Spot in New York City

How much you pay for a condo in SoHo in New York City? Would you pay one million dollars for a parking spot in SoHo in New York City? If you think that's a bargain price, you now have your chance.

A development, 42 Crosby Street, is offering such parking spaces at that price. The parking spots, at $5,000 to $6,666 a square foot, are more expensive than the apartments above it, on a square footage basis.

The apartment are going for around $8 million to over $10 million.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

$3.2 Million for a Comic Book

If only you had saved your comic books that you had when you were a kid, you might have a fortune by now. Here is one extreme example. Action Comics No 1, printed in 1938, recently sold on eBay for $3.2 million, an all time record. The comic is in mint condition. 

The original cost of the comic was 10 cents. It was the first comic ever to feature Superman. 

A portion of the sale will go to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Half Billion Dollar Condo

If you are looking for a nice little vacation home, you should consider pocking up this penthouse in Monaco. It is a 35,500 square foot condo at the top of The Tour Odeon.

One of the features is a water slide from a dance floor to a swimming pool.

Just the parking space alone costs 250,000 euros. This home is expected to sell for at least $400,000,000, and probably as much as a half a billion dollars.