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    Billionaire Roundup: Moving, Apologizing, Firing, And Taking Action

    Hey there party people! It's been a rough week with another school shooting and all the other stuff going on in the world. If the Winter Olympics aren't enough of a distraction, we've got the latest edition of the Billionaire Roundup for you. Peter Theil has opinions about his fellow Silicon Valley residents and he's not afraid to speak up and then call the moving vans. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's wife Louise Linton is very, very, very, sorry for her Instagram gaffe. Steve Wynn was given the heave ho from his company and his severance package is… MIA. And finally, ...

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    The Kremlin Report Is Targeting Billionaire Russian Art Collectors

    The list of 210 Russians released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury contains the names of prominent Russians believed to have ties to Vladimir Putin and/or the Kremlin. In Russia, this list has come to be known as the "Kremlin Report." It is made up of Kremlin officials and oligarchs who the U.S. government believes may have been involved in election meddling in the United States. The list contains a number of names that share a notable thing in common: they are all prominent and active art collectors.Among the names of Russian art collectors on the "Kremlin Report," are ...

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    Ex-Husband Loses Out On $50 Million Fortune With One Dumb Move

    Crocker Coulson is a 53-year-old Brooklyn resident, Yale graduate, former Fulbright scholar, father, and ex-husband. His ex-wife, 53-year-old Anne Resnik is the daughter of the late Philip Morris CEO Frank Resnik. She has an estimated $50 million net worth. Coulson won't see even one cent of it because he was, to put it bluntly, dumb despite his Yale degree and status as a Fulbright scholar. Coulson bugged Resnik's iPhone using $50 software and then recorded private meetings she had with her attorney and therapist to try and turn the divorce proceedings to his advantage.As a result, a Brooklyn Supreme Court ...

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    The Russian Oligarch, His Call Girl Girlfriend, And A $19 Million Loan To Paul Manafort

    Oleg Deripaska is a 50-year-old Russian billionaire oligarch industrialist who is buddy buddy with President Vladimir Putin. He has recently been getting a lot of attention due to his ties to President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort. Oh, and his girlfriend is a call girl who goes by the moniker "Nastya Rybka, Oligarch Huntress."Manafort owes Deripaska $19 million. Let that sink in for a moment. Forget the whole link to Trump thing, he borrowed $19 million from a Russian oligarch. That points to a certain lack of common sense. For that $19 million, Manafort allegedly offered to brief ...

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    Winter Olympics Star Red Gerard May Film Movies Instead Of Competing – Here's Why

    At just 17 years old, Red Gerard has become one of the breakout stars of the 2018 Winter Olympics. After winning a gold medal in the snowboard slopestyle, though, it's possible Gerard may stop competing and instead focus on another path: movies.Aside from rare exceptions like Shaun White, snowboarding competitions are not all that lucrative. Where talented snowboarders can earn (much) better money is in digital films. Some of these films sell online, others have screenings, and some even have sponsors.A snowboarder can make between $50,000 and $1 million per year by appearing in films. As one of the top ...

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    Christopher Nolan Had A Nice Side Hustle While Making Interstellar

    Christopher Nolan has a habit of making big, expensive movies. Luckily, they're usually huge box office successes, so the old adage of "spend money to make money" rings true.Sometimes, though, Nolan isn't content with making millions at the box office, so he finds another way to make money…while he's filming.Take Interstellar, for instance, which cost $165 million to make. Though a good portion of the film takes place in outer space, Matthew McConaughey's character is a corn farmer, so shooting in a cornfield was necessary.Rather than venture out to middle America, Nolan insisted a cornfield be built from scratch. And ...

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    Bill Gates Reveals His 2 Biggest Reasons For Giving Away His Fortune

    At this point, billionaires like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are probably as well known for giving away their money than for the ways they got rich in the first place. But Gates isn't finished enumerating and clarifying his reasons for his efforts to eventually give away the bulk of his $90 billion fortune. His latest explanation came recently in the annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and it basically comes down to two basic reasons: It's the right thing to do, and it's fun. Here's Gates on the first part:"Even before we got married, we talked ...

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    South Korean Billionaire Shin Dong-bin Going To Prison For Bribery

    South Korea was recently gripped by a massive corruption scandal that included ex-President Park Geun-hye among its victims for engaging in illegal influence peddling for cash. Shin Dong-bin, billionaire chairman of the Lotte Group conglomerate was also put on trial for bribery, and the verdict is in: According to a CNN Money report, he's going to prison.To be more precise, Shin was found guilty on the charge of bribing an associate of former President Park, and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison. Prosecutors alleged that the Lotte Group gave a "donation" of 7 billion won (or about $6.4 million ...

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    Dwayne Johnson To Join The $20M-A-Picture Club For First Time

    Making $20 million for a movie is like the movie star's version of the four-minute mile. Dwayne Johnson, the artist formerly known as The Rock, has been a big box office draw and a top-billed movie star for years now, but a recent story in The Hollywood Reporter indicates that he is only just now joining the elite fraternity of stars to hit that $20 million salary barrier, for an upcoming "scorching-hot" project known as Red Notice. Red Notice is described as belonging snugly in Johnson's action-comedy wheelhouse, and will have a budget of somewhere between $125 million and $150 million. In addition to the ...

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    Yu Darvish's $126 Million Contract With The Cubs Might Be Worth Even More Than That

    The Chicago Cubs agreed to a six-year, $126 million deal with pitcher Yu Darvish. One of the most sought-after pitchers this offseason, Darvish also received interest from the Brewers, Rangers, Dodgers, Astros, and Twins.And the contract contains escalators that could make the contract worth more than $150 million over the six years of the deal.Darvish was 10-12 with a 3.86 ERA in 31 starts last season. For his career, he's averaged 11 strikeouts per nine innings – more than any other pitcher with at least 100 career starts. His career record is 56-42 with a 3.42 ERA and a 1.18 ...

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    Adobe Created The First Version Of Photoshop Because Of A James Cameron Movie

    James Cameron has had a hand in a number of box office smash hits, from Terminator to Titanic to Avatar.But only one of his movies has created an entire suite of photo-editing products.Cameron's 1989 film, The Abyss, was notable for its visual effects. The most memorable use of VFX in the film: when streams of water would morph into aliens to communicate with humans.The software to create these scenes was created in 1987, as a side project of Thomas Knoll. Knoll, a doctoral candidate, wrote a program that could project grayscale images on a black-white bitmap monitor. The program, Display, was something ...

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    Kendall And Gisele Make It Look Easy, But Most Models Make Barely Enough To Live On

    It's time for New York Fashion Week again! That glorious time when gaggles of designers and models and celebrities descend on Manhattan to take a look at the hottest fashion for the next season. Runway models are integral to a successful New York Fashion Week. Kendall Jenner and Gisele Bundchen are the two highest paid models. Kendall made $22 million last year and Gisele brought in $17.5 million. Not too shabby, eh?Don't be fooled by the elevated earnings of those two famous faces. Behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week the reality is a bit less glamorous.If a model ...

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    Former MLB Pitcher Esteban Loaiza Arrested With 20 Kilograms Of Cocaine

    Former MLB pitcher Esteban Loaiza was arrested on suspicion of trafficking drugs after authorities found packages containing a white powder – believed to be cocaine – at his rental home in Southern California.Loaiza faces felony charges of possession, transportation, and sale of suspected cocaine. The 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of drugs are worth about $500,000. Loaiza is the second-winningest pitcher from Mexico in major league history. He played for eight teams from 1995 to 2008, starting the 2003 All-Star Game while with the Chicago White Sox. Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty ImagesThe former pitcher was stopped for a minor traffic infraction. Authorities were ...

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    YouTube Cuts Off Ads From Logan Paul's Videos, Costing Him About $1M A Month

    YouTube star Logan Paul, after a brief period of attempting to rehabilitate his image in the wake of the backlash to his universally despised "Suicide Forest" video, is reportedly back to his old tricks once more. And Buzzfeed reports that he is once again the subject of disciplinary action by YouTube, which has decided to take the additional step of cutting ads off from all of his videos, altogether. Here's a statement from the streaming platform on its decision:"After careful consideration, we have decided to temporarily suspend ads on Logan Paul's YouTube channels. This is not a decision we made lightly, however, ...

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    Biotech Billionaire Buys Los Angeles Times

    The Los Angeles Times has been sold and for the first time in nearly two decades, a local Angelino is the owner. Biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong bought the newspaper from its Chicago-based parent company, Tronc. It is hoped that Soon-Shiong's ownership will end what has been a very turbulent recent past for the 136-year-old newspaper. As part of the purchase, Soon-Shiong will also own the San Diego Union-Tribune, and Spanish language newspaper Hoy. Soon-Shiong made the $500 million purchase through his investment firm Nant Capital. The deal includes the assumption of $90 million in pension liabilities. Oh, and by the ...

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