Saturday, 24 November 2012 19:20
Notre Dame is going to play for college football’s crown jewel – The BCS National Championship. ND is the first to start the season unranked and end up earning a BCS birth. A movie will probably be made about this unimaginable rags-to-riches saga, complete with last-minute victories against all odds. Yet according to my informal unscientific poll of football fans, Brussels sprouts have an approval rating 74% higher than Notre Dame Football. The reasons are numerous tasty morsels for the haters. First, most in the US are not Irish. Most are not Catholics. [Read More]
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Sunday, 28 October 2012 20:49
A rare glimpse inside the Miami compound of the infamous Chicago gangster, Al Capone. The massive compound on Palm Island in Miami will hit the market in the next few days — but only modern-day robber barons could afford the $9.95 million asking price. Capone bought the home at the height of his power in 1928 for just $40,000. Last year, Peter Corsell, founder of the energy solutions conglomerate Grid Point, bought it for $5.65 million with the intention of fully restoring it to its original gangster grandeur. Enjoy.
Monday, 15 October 2012 16:13
Before the arrival of the Tiffany & Co setting in 1886, engagement diamonds were a bit repressed.“All diamonds were set in a bezel so only the crown (top) was visible,” says Russell Shor, senior analyst for the Gemological Institute of America. Kind of like a turtleneck sweater, but for gemstones. Seeking to expose more of the diamond’s surface and with it, more shine, Charles Lewis Tiffany, along with company gemologists, proposed a new contraption: a raised claw to hold a diamond securely but visibly atop a ring band. The blueprints for the Tiffany setting, as it was called, insisted on a special number of prongs, meticulous collet (base that grips the diamond) engineering and, most importantly, less metal obscuring the main attraction. The world's favorite engagement ring style, the Tiffany Setting. It’s been called “the most brilliant ring ever”—another way to say it’s got shine down to a science. Just how does it do that exactly? Watch the video above to find out. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 16:34
Check our friend Dancehall superstar Sean Paul's new album, Tomahawk Technique, includes a cut that started as an idea on an airplane. Who needs a $100,000 recording studio and production equipment when you have an iPad 3. Enjoy.
Wednesday, 05 September 2012 20:20
Forbes recently revealed its latest Hip Hop Cash Kings list, and one rapper narrowly missed the cut. After earning almost $5 million in concert ticket and record sales, Wale has now been named a Cash Prince by the magazine. Wale sat down with the magazine to talk about his financial situation, saying, “I’m not in no rush at all, I don’t want to be one of those guys that you see who made $4 million, invested $3.5 million and now you work at Wendy’s.” Wale went on to say that he’s working on a line of hats, a bottled water line and some deals with athletes. Enjoy.
Thursday, 16 August 2012 12:09
Don't smack your son if he tells you he wants to be a DJ. These guys are making "that bread" (Stevie J voice). Checkout our friend Zack O' Malley Greenburg break down Forbes' first-ever ranking of electronic music's most lucrative artists. Dutch born DJ Tiesto tops the list with earnings of $22 million, buoyed by an average nightly gross of $250,000 according to concert data provider Pollstar. Enjoy.
Saturday, 11 August 2012 01:58
Forbes' reporter Hannah Elliott takes the new 16-cylinder Bugatti Vitesse supercar for a spin. The massive engine has an output of 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb/ft of torque and capable of hitting 0-62 mph in just 2.6 seconds. It's the fastest production roadster ever. Can anyone loan me a two million? Enjoy.
Tuesday, 24 July 2012 16:57
Big pimpin' Michael Dell, CEO & Chairman of computer systems giant Dell Inc. shares insight for budding entrepreneurs and future leaders with Moira Forbes. Enjoy.
Sunday, 01 July 2012 14:57
Over the last 12 months, the combined earnings of the top ten highest-paid models, from Gisele Bündchen to the international super-cutie Candice Swanepoel, totals just under $100 million. Take a gander at the Forbes list of "Highest Paid Models", and one thing will surely stick out: it’s good to be number one. Enjoy.
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 15:30
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has ended Tiger Woods' long run as the world's highest-earning athlete by taking the title himself. The boxing champ, who is currently incarcerated, has ended Tiger's incredible ten-year reign as the highest-paid athlete in a new Forbes rich list. Floyd's victorious fights with Victor Ortiz and Miguel Cotto, the latter of whom he fought in May, have earned him a staggering $85 million. [Read More]
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