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General Motors Makes History and Appoints Industry's First Female CEO

GM CEO Mary Barra
By: Noah Josephcomments 0 | 2014
The automotive industry may have taken a hit in recent years, but it's still one of the largest industries in the world. And its leaders rank among the most powerful and influential captains of industry the world has ever known. Yet, every...

Floating Seastead City Offers Alternative Social System

floating city Seastead
By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2013
For those of you who are growing increasingly frustrated with the government, you've probably already heard of "seasteading," — which is to live in a city floating offshore and away from any land-based jurisdiction. The idea...

The Bitcoin Controversy: A New Disruptive Consumer Currency

By: Susan Kimecomments 2 | 2013
Even though the Bitcoin idea appears new, it has been around since 2009. And the idea is part of an important, economic disruption: the emergence of the peer-to-peer (P2P) economy. The argument for this seemingly necessary emergence is...

The Neptune Memorial Reef: An Underwater Cemetery that Also Creates Life

The Neptune Memorial Reef
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013
An underwater graveyard located off the coast of Key Biscayne, Florida, is creating an abundance of marine life in a once-barren ocean floor. The Neptune Memorial Reef, operated by cremation service provider the Neptune Society, is the...

Wearable Tech Is Positioned To Reach $8 Billion By the End of the Year

wearable technology
By: Marissa Stempiencomments 1 | 2013
As we approach the close of the fiscal year the numbers start rolling in, and the wearable electronic market is on track to exceed $8 billion by the end of 2013. Wearable tech—like smartglasses, smartwatches, and even those simple little...

Two Swiss Hospitality-Management Schools Rank Among the World's Best

Glion Institute of Higher Education The Switzerland-based Glion Institute of Higher Education and the Les Roches International School of Hotel Management rank among the top three hospitality schools in the world, according to a recent survey conducted by Taylor Nelson Sofres Travel...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013

Real Estate Star Joe Farrell On Giving People the Homes They Really Want

Joe Farrell hampton homes for sale
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2013
Joe Farrell is one of the few people who is changing the face of high net worth real estate — more specifically, moderate luxury estates from three to $10M in the Hamptons. Because the Hamptons isn't a very large area, land is at a premium,...

Club Secrets of a Boss: Marcus Pelle, Miami's Hottest Doorman

Marcus Pelle With Art Basel right around the corner, ushering in Miami's annual high season, socialites and playboys from the Tri-State to South America to Italy are preparing for day parties by the pool and all-night Champagne-fueled frolics. But as...
By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2013

Spear's Magazine and WealthInsight Report Shows Global Multimillionaire Gender Gap

A recent research project conducted by Spear's magazine and WealthInsight has uncovered a stark gender gap among high net worth individuals: Only 10 percent of the world’s multimillionaires with a net worth of $30...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013

Just How Much Do Twitter's Top Executives Make?

Twitter's highest-paid starting salaries
By: JustLuxe Teamcomments 0 | 2013

This probably won't come as a surprise for those who work at Twitter, but for the rest of us who always wondered how much those top executives at the company make from of our tweets about eating breakfast, CNN is here to tell you. On top of the dollar pile is Chief Executive Officer Dick Costolo, making $200k annually and once stock and option awards are added, it bumps up to $11.3M. Next up is Senior Vice President of Engineering Christopher Fry, who makes $10.1M once everything is added up. The President of Global Revenue comes in third at $6.5M, the Director of Sales Operations makes between $192k and $209k, and the Staff Engineer comes in fifth with $186k. For the complete Top Ten, visit CNN Money.

The Godfather of Sports Insurance: An Interview With Rich "Big Daddy" Salgado

Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado the CEO of Coastal Advisors, LLC
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013
When I was assigned the task of interviewing Rich “Big Daddy” Salgado, the CEO of insurance brokerage company Coastal Advisors, LLC, I wasn’t sure what to expect or what my exact angle would be. Two minutes into getting to know Mr....

Demeure's Vacation Vision: Creating Collaborative Travel Experiences in The Sharing Economy

Peter Schwartz, CEO Peter Schwartz, is CEO and founder of Demeure, an online travel provider that operates its own travel marketplace and licenses its proprietary Marketplace Management System (MMS) to others to power their own networks, allowing travelers,...
By: Susan Kimecomments 0 | 2013

Spear's Magazine Releases List of Top Millionaire-Producing Schools and Majors

Students who want to become millionaires should attend Harvard University or major in engineering, according to a recent study performed by WealthInsight for Spear’s magazine. The ivy league giant topped the list of the 500 schools that...
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013

Digital Assets for Sale: Top Level Domain Names Go to Auction

Domain Names Go to Auction
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013
A bevy of generic domain names will go to the highest bidders at the first auction of its kind to be presented by a high-end auctioneer November 21 in New York City. One- and two-word domain names that succinctly describe specific objects and...

Lufthansa Honors Joe Sutter "Father of the Boeing 747" at The Lambs Club

Lufthansa Boeing
By: Kimberly Fishercomments 0 | 2013
On November fourth, members of the media, special guests and aviation experts gathered at The Lambs Club with Lufthansa Airlines to honor Joe Sutter the “Father of the Boeing 747” with the Lufthansa Lifetime Achievement in...

Where To Send the Kids to School—The Top 20 Universities in the World For Producing Millionaires

Harvard University
By: Marissa Stempiencomments 0 | 2013
In case you were wondering where to send your children to college, or just want to check for your own alma mater, Business Insider has curated a list of the top 20 universities in the world for producing millionaires. And while many millionaires...

Power of Positivity: Got Your 6 Transcends Politics In Support of Veterans

By: Mila Pantovichcomments 2 | 2013
"I've got your six" quite literally means that you have someone's back, that you have them covered in any situation and you'll be there for them no matter what. While this phrase is used often in the military, the Got Your 6 national campaign has...

The Tipping Point Of Tipping: The Gratuity Controversy

By: Susan Kimecomments 1 | 2013
No, this is not a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s excellent book, but it is a discussion on one of the reasons why Mr. Gladwell titled his book, The Tipping Point, that way. A tipping point is actually a critical point in an evolving situation...

CEO Wade Eyerly Explains How Surf Air Operates Like Netflix For the Skies

private plane
By: Katherine Bondcomments 0 | 2013
"Let's buy a plane. . . and start an airline!" That's not the usual aspiration of those who find flying a casual hobby, but Wade Eyerly listened to his brother (who was then in flight school) and started Surf Air in 2011. A former Economist for...

Africa's Wealthiest Billionaire Resides in Nigeria & Tops the Wealth-X's 2013 List

south africa Nigeria, Africa may not conjure up images of gold and sparkling palaces like Abu Dhabi or Singapore, but if you’re Aliko Mohammed Dangote — the wealthiest man in Africa with a personal fortune of USD $17 billion — that is exactly...
By: Nicolle Monicocomments 0 | 2013

Coldwell Banker Releases Luxury Market Report Listing Most Exclusive U.S. Cities and ZIP Codes

aspen colorado
By: James Rothaarcomments 0 | 2013
According to Coldwell Banker’s Luxury Market Report, the 81611 ZIP code in Aspen, Colorado was the only non-coastal area to make the top 20 list for the most luxury real estate sales exceeding $10 million for the 12-month period ending June...

NYC's House of Kooser Makes Travel Service Personal Again

Loden Hotel, Vancouver-- Represented by House of Kooser Relationship-building, brand integrity, appreciation for quality, and taking that extra effort to truly understand a client — these are the traits which seem to be disappearing in today's social-media hyper-driven world. From big chains, we...
By: Lena Katzcomments 0 | 2013

Italy Sells Historic Castles and Villas to Boost Economy

orsini castle italy
By: Mila Pantovichcomments 0 | 2013

Italy has been having a bit of a budget problem and in efforts to reestablish the depleted funds, the country is selling off some of their most historic sites to private investors. Over the weekend, RT Network reported that  a Grand Inquisitor's villa, a Pope's fort and a Venetian island are just three of the 50 sites that will be sold to help raise the 500M Euros needed to stay in line with EU austerity rules and keep the country's budget deficit within the three percent threshold set by Brussels.

Prime Minister Enrico Letta is hoping that the sold castles and villas will be turned into hotels, museums and restaurants, which would create countless jobs to support the economy. Originally built for Pope Nicholas III in the 1270s, the Orsini Castle near Rome was used as a prison in the mid-19th century and is believed to be haunted, which may make for a great tourist attraction if a buyer is brave enough to open it to the public.

A similar move was made by Greece last year when they sold several beaches, islands and ski resorts.

What Would You Do With A Million Dollars?

Million Dollar couple
By: Marissa Stempiencomments 0 | 2013
What would you do with a million dollars? I cannot tell you how many times that question was posed to me as a child, perhaps as a way to spark my imagination or to make sure that I would grow up into a financial savvy adult. Either way, my juvenile...

Where do The Super Rich go to Spend Their Billions? It May Surprise You

airplane The thing about billionaires is that they can go, see and do whatever they want. You might think they are planning the next trip to Fiji and buying real estate in Paris, but as it turns out they’re actually dreaming of Wisconsin and...
By: Nicolle Monicocomments 0 | 2013
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