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    The Combined Wealth Of The World's Billionaires Has Hit A Staggering Number–But Is It Sustainable?

    There is a new report out of the Swiss global financial services firm UBS tracking the growth of the wealth of the world's billionaires. Let's put it this way, it is a very, very, very good time to be a billionaire. The wealth of the world's 1% is growing at a rapid rate. There's no doubt about it, the world is seeing a boom in the billionaire class. While this is good news for those chosen few, it could signal some hard times ahead for the rest of us.In the UBS/PwC Billionaires report, the financial services firm revealed that billionaires ...

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    Six Power Couples Who Have It All

    It is a fact of life that there are those people who have a lot and those that don't. There are couples that are rich, good looking and successful, and then there are those that aren't. Many people want to be like Tom and Gisele, Bill and Melinda, Jeff and Mackenzie, but the truth is these power couples just have a little something extra that make them special. Often that is how they relate to and help each other get through business and life. Regardless, their lives and lifestyles are enviable.The following six couples have made it in life: they ...

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    Jay-Z's '4:44' Tour Will Be His Highest-Grossing Solo Tour, Ever

    Jay-Z would appear to have struck on a win-win scenario for his ongoing 4:44 Tour. Billboard reports that despite bargain basement ticket prices as low as six dollars on StubHub, the tour will be the highest grossing solo tour of Jay's career.It only took three dates into the tour for Jay-Z's 4:44 Tour to break that record, with ticket sales seeing a 21 percent spike over figures from Jay's 2013 tour in support of his album Magna Carta Holy Grail. Part of the tour's financial success can be attributed to the ways promoters are changing pricing models in order to ...

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    The 25 Highest-Paid Coaches In College Football

    College football is big business. What was once a sport confined to Saturdays, you can now find college football games on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and even occasionally Wednesday. Television revenue is big business for the NCAA and with increased audiences tuning in, coaches of the country's biggest programs are expected to vie for their conference titles year in and year out. For some schools, the goal is the national championship or jobs are on the line.The 25 highest-paid college football coaches come from the biggest conferences. There are nine SEC coaches, five coaches from both the Pac-12 and Big Ten, ...

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    Man Threw Away Hard Drive With Key To $52.7 Million In Bitcoin On It

    Bitcoins are a hot commodity. However, unlike banks, they are not regulated. If your bank account is hacked, or you lose your debit card, or you forget your online banking information- – you can still access your funds. If a Bitcoin owner passes away without giving their private key (password) to someone else, those bitcoins die with them. They will remain in the cloud. They will never be able to be spent. It's not hard to think that at some point hackers will acquire the technology to crack those private keys. That's actually pretty unlikely. Bitcoin uses a 256-bit key. ...

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    The 13 Top-Earning Dead Celebrities

    When it comes to celebrities that continue to earn big bucks long after they have been buried six feet underground, the King of Pop is still King even eight years after his death. Michael Jackson is continuing to break records from beyond the grave with a thrilling $75 million in earnings for 2017. Recently, CBS aired Michael Jackson's Halloween, an hour long special featuring a soundtrack of Jacko's music, scoring the antics of a dancing pumpkin, feline scientist, and a spider security guard. Strange as that sounds, it is a testament to the continued interest in Jackson's music. His empire ...

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    Drake Wants To Spend $160K On A 'Harry Potter' First Edition

    For four years, Drake has been on an Ahab-like quest to secure a rare first edition of the first Harry Potter novel, presumably when it was published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. In a recent interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Drake revealed that he was considering purchasing a copy that had recently gone up for sale at $160,000.It might not have been the wisest move in the world to say such a thing to a reporter, since now the seller might have motivation to raise the price even more. But given Drake's status as one of ...

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    Now That He's The World's Richest Person, Jeff Bezos Is Poised To Change The Philanthropy World

    As you've probably heard by now, there was a shakeup at the top of the list of the world's richest people. That title no longer belongs to Microsoft founder Bill Gates. A surge in Amazon stock after the company's earnings report for the third quarter elevated its founder, Jeff Bezos, above Gates in terms of net worth, making him the richest man in the world.Now, Bezos is poised to make a shift in the way the wealthy think about philanthropy. Traditionally, Bezos has focused on for-profit companies that forward his interests in social change and human progress. An example of ...

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    A.J. McCarron Is Filing A Grievance Against The Cincinnati Bengals

    A.J. McCarron thought he was finally going to be a starting quarterback.The Cincinnati Bengals had just agreed to trade him to the Cleveland Browns for a pair of draft picks. Everything was set…except the Browns didn't notify the league before the 4 p.m. trade deadline. The deal never happened, and McCarron landed back in Cincinnati.And now, per Adam Schefter, it's being reported that McCarron filed a grievance against the Bengals earlier this season. If the result goes his way, he can skip restricted free agency and become an unrestricted free agent when this season ends.The reported grievance goes back to ...

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    Billionaire Russian Oligarch's NYC Mega Mansion Plans

    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has some big plans for his new Manhattan home. In fact, it has just been four months since New York City approved his mega-mansion plans and he has decided to go even bigger by buying the fourth townhouse in a row on the Upper East Side.Originally, the Russian tycoon planned to turn 11, 13, and 15 East 75th Street into an 18,000 residence by combining the three townhouses into one enormous house. Now, he's also purchased 9 East 75th Street as well and plans to use 9, 11, and 13 for his new home. It is ...

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    9 Celebrities Who Live Below Their Means

    It would be easy to get out of control with spending if you were making $20 million or more per film or $1 million per episode of a television show. That's why so many celebrities end up owning colossal homes and driving expensive cars and traveling by private jet. But not every celeb has a taste for the high life. It is always refreshing to encounter a celebrity with a multimillion net worth who still drives their pre-fame car, or come across one who is an enthusiastic bargain shopper or coupon clipper. Even these nine frugal stars have some indulgences ...

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    Keyshia Ka'oir Says Her Businesses Have Made Her $30 Million

    Gucci Mane's wife, Keyshia Ka'oir, isn't your average celebrity wife. Rather than resting on the laurels of her rapper husband, Ka'oir has been working hard at getting her own money through her own business ventures, namely Ka'oir Fitness and Ka'oir Cosmetics. A quick glance at Ka'oir's Instagram feed reveals how dedicated the 32-year-old is as it pertains to promoting and growing her businesses; and that dedication has manifested itself into a lot of dollar signs.Keyshia Ka'oir and Gucci Mane's high profile relationship has without a doubt helped the newlywed couple reap many benefits, including having their own television show on ...

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    A 'Lord Of The Rings' TV Series Is Being Shopped Around For $250M Just For Rights

    The Lord of the Rings series by author J.R.R. Tolkien is one of the most perennially popular book series ever written, in no small part thanks to Peter Jackson's award-winning adaptation of the trilogy from the early 2000s. Those films are still pretty popular today, and Jackson's prequel trilogy based on The Hobbit is only three years old, but that hasn't stopped the Tolkien estate from going to several major TV content providers with the rights to make another adaptation of Tolkien's famous work, this one for the small screen. There's nothing small about their asking price, though, which Deadline ...

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    Billionaire Ken Griffin Donates $125M To University Of Chicago's Economics Department

    It makes sense that when you're as rich as Ken Griffin, founder and CEO of asset management firm Citadel, you'd have much more than a passing interest in the study of economics. The Associated Press reports on Griffin's latest effort to pay that interest forward, in the form of an extremely sizable gift to the economics department at the University of Chicago.The University of Chicago announced that Griffin cut a $125 million check to its own Department of Economics, a gift that ranks as the second largest donation in the entire history of the university. In exchange for his generosity, ...

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    Brett Ratner Reportedly On Verge Of Losing $450 Million Warner Brothers Deal

    Back in 2013, director Brett Ratner was getting ready to start the next phase of his career with a massive, four year, $450 million deal with Warner Brothers. Ratner launched RatPac in 2012 with James Packer, the Australian hotel heir who had designs on being a Hollywood player.Ratner and Packer were to finance 75 films for the studio. Before they could do that, however, they needed a wealthy investor willing to make a huge investment in the fledgling production company. This is where now Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin comes in. At the time he was with his hedge ...

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