Yesterday, I got off at the wrong subway stop two separate times, ate a bowl of cereal for lunch, and fell asleep reading the entirety of OJ Simpson’s Wikipedia page. Mark Zuckerberg, on the other hand, made $3.4 billion in an hour. You win this round, Mark.
Last year, Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of troubled blood-testing company Theranos, was at the top of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women list with an estimated net worth of $4.5 billion, making her the
first youngest self-made female billionaire. On Wednesday, the magazine revised its estimate to “nothing.”
Nike likes to say “Just Do It,” and when you look at all the crazy stuff the sportswear giant does, it may be more than just an empty slogan. If designers need input from athletes on new shoes, they prototype it with 3D printers. They test speed suits for Olympians in wind tunnels for 1,000 hours. And when they need…
When everyone—including you—jokes that you have a secret volcano lair, it’s probably more than likely some other off-color remarks might find their way out of your mouth. A new book about Elon Musk contains at least two dozen such statements. If even a third of these are true, he’s probably even smarter than we…
Photos of garbage or (fully clothed) people posing with fruit are big business. Stock photo sites, which provide images for news organizations, blogs, corporate campaigns and all manner of low-budget advertising, have been growing for years. And Shutterstock, founded in 2003 by Jonathan Oringer, has expanded from…
Joining up with Bill Gates, George Lucas, Warren Buffett, and 50 other billionaires, Zuckerberg has agreed to donate the majority of his wealth to charity, as part of the Giving Pledge movement Gates launched back in August.
In the richest of rich person problems, airline-and-Formula-One-team-owner Richard Branson just lost a bet to airline-and-Formula-One-team-owner Tony Fernandes. The stakes? He's got to be a flight attendant on an Air Asia flight from Kuala Lumpur to London.
Hours after Forbes reported Zuckerberg overtook Steve Jobs on their Forbes 400 rich list, news escaped that he's donated $100 million to New Jersey's Newark schools. A clever move, considering he made $4.9 billion in the last year alone.
Our favorite charity-worker Bill Gates has successfully signed up 38 billionaires to give away half of their wealth to those less fortunate, in what could be the largest-scale philanthropic work ever.
This site is no stranger to multi-million dollar mega yachts, but rarely do we see such an in-depth video tour of these modern day sea monsters as we do in this video of Andrey Melnichenko's "A" from the WSJ:
In today's Remainders: excellence. Carlos Slim overtakes Bill Gates as the world's richest man; Battlestar Galactica and the Beastie Boys get mashed-up real good; Everquest data is a motherlode for behavior scientists, and more!