Paris Hilton earned approx. $7 million in 2005

August 9, 2006

According to Forbes.com the heiress earned a lousy $7 million in 2005. Thought she would have earned much more.

Paris Hilton fortune

“The celebutante has amassed her personal fortune mainly through licensing deals. Her name is attached to a perfume, watches, nightclubs and a new videogame.

The “That’s hot!” heiress is a master of the photo opportunity, grabbing countless press mentions thanks to a slew of high-profile flings, fallings-out (most recently with Lindsay Lohan) and fashion hits and misses.

She boasts the most Web hits of anyone else on the Forbes Celebrity 100, although she’s also the only lister with her own highly publicized (and downloadable) porn tape.”

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Lindsay Lohan and the Chateau Marmont bill

August 9, 2006

Lindsay Lohan racked up a massive $1 Mio. bill while staying at Hollywood’s most expensive hotel. The 20-year-old star reserved a luxurious bungalow at the Chateau Marmont Hotel – for most of last year. But after splashing out to reserve the suite it appears Lindsay barely even visited Los Angeles in 2005.

A source said: “She tries to keep the bungalow reserved on the off chance she’ll pop into LA. But it’s a real waste of time and money.”

Her accountants were furious when the actress handed them her bills and appeared unaware of how much money she was spending.

Another source revealed: “Her accountants were disgusted because she didn’t realize she’d racked up such a huge bill.”

Lindsay Lohan bill


Beverly Park, Los Angeles

July 22, 2006

Beverly Park

A few days ago I found a very posh area in Los Angeles while surfing on Google Earth. First I had no idea which area in L.A. it could be, but according to this article on Forbes it’s “Beverly Park”, an exclusive, gated community for the very very upperclass. It’s the highest accumulation of mega swimming pools and tennis courts I’ve ever seen.

People like Eddie Murphy, Denzel Washington and Haim Saban have an estate their.

Google Earth link: Beverly_Park.kmz

Beverly Park

Beverly Park


Holiday on Gran Canaria in September

July 22, 2006

OK, my eBay auction failed. There where zero bids when the auction ended…

I got a little depressed and decided to take a vacation on Gran Canaria for the second time in my life. I’ll stay in a nice bungalow with bedroom and balcony on the first floor for 2 weeks just for me. 🙂

The coolest thing on Gran Canaria are the dunes located direct at the beach in Maspalomas:

Maspalomas dunes

Maspalomas dunes

The bungalow complex is called “Vistaflor”:

Vistaflor

Vistaflor

Vistaflor


Win a charity dinner with me

July 7, 2006

In the style of the Warren Buffett Power Lunch I’m selling a charity dinner with myself!

50% of the proceeds from the winning bid will benefit a non-profit charity organisation.

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> View the auction details on eBay


Your own Marlboro Country for $110,000,000.00

July 6, 2006

Rancho El Cojo

The most expensive property on Sotheby’s Realty.com in California these days is the Rancho El Cojo in Santa Barbara.

The ranch includes nine miles of pristine ocean coastline, sandy beaches with sea lion haul-out areas and a working cattle ranch since the early 1900’s.

Amazing! $110 Mio. for a piece of land. I’m wondering if this property will ever be sold at Sotheby’s and keep an eye on it!

(All images from Sotheby’s International Realty®)

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Warren Buffett power lunch sells for $620,100.00

July 6, 2006

Bids on lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett finished with a record price of $620,100.00 on eBay. The winner of the auction is an ebay member with an username of “fastisslow”.
Money raised by the auction benefits the San Francisco-based Glide Foundation, which helps the poor and the homeless.

Yongping Duan, the man behind “fastisslow”, obviously considers it money well spent. The Californian was ahead of the pack when the hammer went down on the auction of lunch with Warren Buffett. He topped the bid from magicyourlife and will now get to take himself and seven friends to meet the legendary investor, or world’s greatest philanthropist, depending on how you view him.


Dreams vs. Reality: PC

June 29, 2006

Dreams:

Apple Power Mac G5 Quad Core 2.5GHz, Apple Cinema HD Display 30″, Apple Cinema HD Display 20″ as secondary monitor

Apple G5 Quad

Apple shopping cart

Reality:

Pentium 4 3.2GHz, 19″ display

My PC


Dreams vs. Reality: My flat, second round

June 29, 2006

Compared to this $40 million residence my flat somehow looks hotter than ever…

Description on Sotheby’s Realty.com:

“Superb Rosario Candela coop. Sun-flooded, high floor with spectacular views of Central Park. The gallery opens to a corner living room, dining room and library all with 12 ft. +/- ceilings, wonderful original details and 5 fireplaces.
The private quarters include 4 grandly scaled bedrooms with ensuite marble baths. A breakfast room adjoins the butler’s pantry, kitchen, laundry and generous staff wing.
Decorated by Alberto Pinto; this stunning residence is the ultimate trophy apartment.”

That’s the ugliest most expensive residence I’ve EVER seen (sorry Alberto). Look at those s/m cats!

New York flat

New York flat

New York flat

I like my flat!

Reality


Paris Hilton wants to meet Lukas Podolski

June 29, 2006

Paris Hilton has discovered a keen interest in soccer and the World Cup 2006 in Germany following the realisation that it involves well-defined men running around in shorts. She admits she has crushes on Sweden midfielder Freddie Ljungberg and England captain David Beckham.

But the guy she’d most like to score with is German striker Lukas Podolski, who plays for FC Cologne.

“I think Lukas is the sexiest man on the pitch. I would really like to meet him,” she told The Sun.

Podolski-Hilton

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