It's possible to break that premarital agreement—DuJour finds the loopholes
Just how fraught is the whole issue of prenups? Ask George Darren (not his real name) a prominent L.A. media executive. Darren loves his second wife very, very much. Only she is not his wife, despite the lavish Beverly Hills wedding. Virtually no one knows the truth—not friends, family, coworkers or children. The ... More
This hard-charging matrimonial lawyer, who's as charming as he is smart
When Ivana Trump famously advised women everywhere “Don’t get mad, get everything” in the ‘90s dramedy The First Wives Club, she wasn’t entirely kidding. The original Mrs. Trump’s oft-repeated catchphrase refers to the Donald’s scandalous affair with Marla Maples and the resultant divorce that saw the Trumps battle it out over the ... More
How the world's richest pets spend their inheritance
As monetary settlements called "pet trusts" grow in popularity, animal companions of the wealthy can continue living large even after their owners are long gone. "People develop a really strong bond with the animals they share their lives with," says Worcester, Massachusetts, attorney Tracy Craig, who sets up ... More
From procuring live monkeys with three hours notice to coordinating a lavish proposal, this company can make any idea a reality
For $15,000 a year, imagine getting any wish fulfilled—whether it be a last minute corner table at Nobu, tickets to the Oscars or a refrigerator filled with your go-to beverage wherever you travel. WGY Lifestyle makes it all happen.
Justin Keeperman and Luiz Hoinkis, co-founders of the luxury lifestyle management ... More
With hundreds of millions of dollars at stake, famous donors and prestigious organizations tread carefully in their philanthropic pursuits
Last summer, a small upstate New York college became the site of a philanthropic firestorm when former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill and his wife, Joan, revoked a promised $20 million donation. Considering the big-name donors and high financial stakes, what could possibly cause such a deal to go ... More
Our favorite films about making (and losing) money
American PsychoBefore Christian Bale was a caped crusader in Gotham City, he was the titular character in Mary Harron’s 2000 film American Psycho. Bale played Patrick Bateman, a well-to-do Wall Street investment banker, who also happens to be a serial killer. Greedy and materialistic, Bateman’s homicidal actions are driven by ... More
Ahead a new miniseries featuring the crimes of the infamous Ponzi schemer, we break down the damage
Seven years after being sentenced to prison, Bernie Madoff is back. This time, in a two-night ABC miniseries, premiering on February 3. Starring Richard Dreyfuss as the Ponzi scheme mastermind and Blythe Danner as his wife, Ruth, the miniseries—inspired by The Madoff Chronicles, a book written by ABC News Chief Investigative Correspondent Brian Ross—follows Madoff’s ... More
After no one won either of last week’s Powerball drawings, the total jackpot is expected to reach $1.3 billion by this Wednesday—almost twice as much as any lottery payout in U.S. history. Now naturally, exactly what a billion dollars can buy you has been of extra interest to the American public ... More
The U.S. is home to a dizzying number of wealthy, powerful Russians—but who's who?
Since the fall of the Soviet Union, a certain brand of highly connected and impossibly rich Russian has been a staple on the international scene. At first, the champagne-swilling, couture-loving oligarchs flaunted their wealth domestically and in Europe, but it wasn’t long before they hit U.S. shores. Once here, they ... More
The first question everyone asks after you mention you've napped on a $175,000 bed is: "Is it worth the price?"
I can't answer that; I'm not at the point in my life where any one item, except for a home, is worth the amount. But I can tell you this: More