August 9, 2006
According to Forbes.com the heiress earned a lousy $7 million in 2005. Thought she would have earned much more.
“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.”
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.”
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.
June 27, 2006
As several sources reported Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban have spent up to $200,000 to hire out Fiji’s exclusive Wakaya Club Resort for a weeklong honeymoon.
The island resort is a preferred destination for celebrities to avoid paparazzi and celebrity gawkers.
Other sources reported they’re travelling to Tahiti, not Fiji, because Fiji was once a favored vacation spot for Kidman and her former husband, Tom Cruise.
If she’s on Tahiti right now I think she made a very good decision, as the pics below show.
Wakaya Club Resort pics:
June 26, 2006
Paris Hilton bought a Mercedes SLR McLaren (I wrote about the car 4 days ago) in March 2006. She was spotted with her new toy at the Ivy in L.A. having lunch with her sister and her mom.
O.K., my favourite color for the SLR is silver, but I'm kind of envious…
Images via TheSuperficial and Sky Showbiz
June 26, 2006
The world’s second richest man, Warren Buffett, is giving away 85 per cent of his wealth mostly to a charity run by the world’s richest man, Sir William Gates III.Buffet, who is worth more than $44 billion, was Gates’ role model and the two have become close friends since they first met in 1991.
According to Fortune magazine, Buffett will give away his Berkshire Hathaway fortune to charity, something he’d previously promised to do after he croaked.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will get $37 billion. Buffett says that they inspired him into thinking about giving money back to society. Buffett will be joining them as trustees of the Foundation.
Dear Mr. Buffett,
as a part of the society you’re thinking of I would suggest to give $10 million to me. That’s only 0.023 % of your fortune, you wouldn’t even notice it!
Here’s a more plastic view:
$44.00 billion –
$10.12 million (0.023 %)
$43 989 880 000 still left 😉