Showing posts from June, 2011

Billionaire William Koch Pays $2.3 million for Photo

The energy billionaire William Koch bought a photograph of Billy the Kid for $2.3 million at an auction held by Old West Auction in Denver, Colorado. This is the only known photo of Billy the Kid known to exist. The estimate was $300,000 to $400,000. The picture is from approximately 1879 and shows 'The Kid' with a Winchester carbine and a Colt 45 pistol.

$110,000 for a Gun

A Colt .38 revolver that was previously owned by the famous gangster Al Capone was auctioned off by Christie's and was hammered at $110,000. The pistol was manufactured a few months after the famous Valentine's Day massacre in Chicago. The buyer and seller were not disclosed.

Dress Sold for $4.6 Million: It Belonged to Marilyn Monroe

Do you remember the dress that Marilyn Monroe wore in 'The Seven Year Itch' when she was standing over a grate on the sidewalk with air blowing up under her? That dress just sold for $4.6 million at the Profiles in History auction house. Actually, the total cost to the buyer was $5,520,000 with auction fees. The dress was consigned by actress Debbie Reynolds, along with numerous other Hollywood collectible memorabilia items. Total amount raised in the auction was $22.8 million. If you feel bad about missing out, they will be more memorabilia auctioned off in December of this year. Photos courtesy of Wikipedia

A Million Dollar Lunch with Warren Buffett

You now have an opportunity to have lunch with with Warren Buffett, head of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett will host a lunch to benefit the San Francisco based Glide Foundation and its programs. The bidding has just begun on eBay and will close June 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm PDT. Buffett will have a meal with the winning bidder and up to seven friends at Smith & Wollensky in New York City on a date agreed to by both parties. All bidders must pre-qualify. The current bid is still at the opening bid of $25,000. 100% of all auction proceeds from the winning bid will benefit Glide, a social service institution which alleviates human suffering and poverty in the San Francisco Bay Area. Last year, $2.6 million was paid by an anonymous person from the US for lunch with Buffett, and the year before $1.68 million was paid by a Canadian investment firm. It is expected that this year's lunch will be hammered for at least one million dollars.

Gisele Bundchen May Be First Billionaire Supermodel

The 31 year old Brazilian supermodel and businesswoman, Gisele Bundchen , may become the first billionaire supermodel. According to Forbes Magazine, she earns $45 million a year and may have a net worth of a billion dollars by next year, through her real estate, clothing lines, jewelry lines, and celebrity contracts. Gisele B√ľndchen is also the center of her own stock index developed by, the Gisele Bundchen Stock Index . She is connected to many publicly traded companies, acting as spokesperson for their products. Based on the returns on the stocks she is connected with over the last four years, the Gisele Bundchen Stock Index has significantly outperformed the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

Top Designer Jeans for Billionaire Women

Top Designer Jeans for Billionaire Women By A. Brown In the last decade, designer denim has been on the rise in fashion. Every woman wants a pair of jeans that make her look good, and there are many brands out there that can deliver. Here are a few brands worth checking out. True Religion Perhaps the most iconic designer denim brand and most definitely the first that comes to mind for fashionistas is True Religion . If you’re unfamiliar with them, you may be familiar with their Buddha logo stitched most often on the back. True Religion creates 1970’s inspired denim that is both fashionable and timeless. For instance, you can grab the “Shiloh Falls” from their Premium Vintage Collection, a distressed denim flair, for $341. If you are more interested in the skinny denim look, you’re covered there as well with the Women’s “Stella Titan,” a lowrise, medium-washed denim, for $224. Rock & Republic A brand that carries both basic and edgy styles of denim is Rock & Republic . Fans of a