Showing posts from June, 2009

Billionaire Steve Jobs had a Liver Transplant

The new is out now. Steve Jobs, who has a net worth or $3.4 billion, had a Liver Transplant in Tennessee a couple months ago.

Picasso Portrait Sells for $95 million

At a recent Sotheby's auction, a Picasso portrait of his mistress from 1941, called "Dora Maar with cat," sold for $95 million , the second most expensive auction price for a painting in history. Trivia: Did you know that at the time of Picasso's death, he was considered the wealthiest man in the world, based on the retail value of his paintings?

Soldier Auctions Off Rare 'Federalist' Book

A soldier who paid only $7 many years ago for the rare book, The Federalist , from the 1700's, is having Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas auction it off for him today. The current bid is $30,000.

Most Expensive City in the World for Culture

According to a recent survey, London is the most expensive city in the world , with regard to culture, landmarks, and museums.

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Remember, Father's Day is only a little over a week away, on June 21. Here are some more gift ideas, courtesy of : Zimbabwe $100 Trillion Dollar Bill Forbes subscription The Wall Street Journal [1-year subscription] subscription Brass Bull & Bear Marble Bookends, Chrome Plated Executive Gift Wall Street Stock Market Brass Bull and Bear Sculpture Desk Clock

Parking Space Sells for $300,000

A parking space in the Back Bay section of Boston sold for $300,000 , believed to be the highest price ever paid for a parking space in Boston and the most expensive real estate in terms of square footage. The starting bid was $250,000.

President Lincoln's Pitcher Up for Auction

A Tiffany's silver pitcher that reads, "To The President of the United States Abraham Lincoln. From your friends in Washington." is up for auction on Saturday June 6th at 10 a.m. at Cowen's Auctions.

Corvette Creator's 1963 Corvette Up for Auction

Speaking of Cars, the personal Corvette of Harley Earl, the man responsible for the Chevrolet Corvette's conception , will be sold at auction in June at the Mecum Bloomington Gold Corvette Auction.

Most Expensive Car to Insure

Can you guess what the most expensive 2009 car to insure is? According to, the most expensive car to insure is the 485-horsepower 2009 Nissan GT-R , which costs about $2,533 in premium.

$232 Million Jackpot Largest in History

A young, poor, unmarried rancher won the largest undivided lottery jackpot in history , $232 million. He bought the ticket in a town called Winner.

Who Wants to be a Quadrillionaire !

Want to be a Quadrillionaire? Just buy ten $100 trillion dollar bills issued by Zimbabwe, and you will become a quadrillionaire (in Zimbabwe dollars). Now that the inflation rate of Zimbabwe has exceeded 231,000,000% (that's the official rate, some economists believe that it is 89,700,000,000,000,000,000,000%), the country has been issuing $100 trillion dollar bills! Therefore, if you own one of these bills, you are technically a trillionaire (in Zimbabwe dollars). These bills, which are available from, would make great Greeting Card stuffers , corporate giveaways, or inflation-related lecture handouts. So next time a friend or relative asks for a loan, give them one of these.