Saturday, April 25, 2009

Bling Bikini is Most Expensive Swimsuit

In Great Britain, the most expensive swimsuit went on sale for $2,900. 'Bling Bikini' is handmade with 5,000 crystals, and is on sale at the Selfridge's department store in London.

Billionaire Accused of 'Looting' the Yellowstone Club

Billionaire Tim Blixseth, founder of the Yellowstone Club, a 13,600-acre private ski resort, is accused by the creditors' attorney of 'looting' the resort.

Billionaire Ron Baron Has to Tear Down Wall

Founder of the investment management company, Baron Capital Management, billionaire Ron Baron was told that he needs to tear down a wall at his East Hampton property, if he wants to get out of his eight misdemeanor charges for the destruction of a 3,000-year-old sand dune. He paid $103,000,000 for the home a couple years ago.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Malibu Mega-Mansion

The blog, ThisIsTrueLies, has a picture of a huge Malibu mega mansion that was used in the Jay-Z video 'Hey Papi'.

Billionaire Icahn Wants MGM to File for Bankruptcy

Activist investor and billionaire Icahn wants MGM to file for bankruptcy because of the company's $13 billion debt load. Icahn is a major bondholder of MGM Mirage.

Raffles Hotel is Up for Sale

The grand hotel in Singapore, the Raffles, owned by the famous investor Prince Alwaleed of Saudi Arabia, is up for sale. The price is only $450 million. The Prince decided to sell as his net worth dropped from $21 billion to $13 billion.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Billionaire Allen Stanford Threatens to Punch Interviewer in the Mouth

Allen Stanford is the billionaire who was accused of financial fraud to the tune of $9 billion. When a journalist asked Stanford about the accusations, Stanford threatened to punch him in the mouth.

Who Wants to be a Billionaire

A recent Forbes article describes how to become a billionaire, and what billionaires have in common, such as dropping out of college, joining Skull & Bones, and getting a job at Goldman Sachs.

Friday, April 3, 2009

US has the Most Expensive Ski Lift Tickets in the World

19 of the 20 most expensive six-day lift tickets are in the United States, according to the 2009 World Ski Lift Ticket Price Report. The most expensive is Deer Valley, Utah, with Vail in second place.

Billionaire Francois-Henri Pinaul (Salma Hayek's billionaire husband) Held Hostage

The husband of Salma Hayek, billionaire Francois-Henri Pinaul, was held hostage in his car by some of his employees because of layoffs at his company, PPR, owner of Gucci stores.

Billionaire Larry Ellison Now the Official Challenger in the America's Cup

Oracle software billionaire Larry Ellison, won a lawsuit against Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli to become the Official Challenger in the America's Cup, the leading international yachting championship.