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
It takes guts to leave the fat paychecks, and yet more and more bankers have traded in their suits and security to risk it all on their so-called American Dreams
While Main Street is clearly world-weary of Wall Street, particularly after the financial crisis of 2008, it seems that some of Wall Street is feeling the fatigue as well. There’s a growing exodus of financiers leaving their high-paying jobs in the dust to pursue other opportunities. Instead of channeling money to and from institutions, some ... More
What it's like for kids growing up in the shadow—or bright light—of success
At 12, Sam was bright and eager but sad, almost clinically so. His mother and father did not fall into that category of wealthy parents we've begun to indict for working too much and pressuring their kids to perform. They were encouraging but mindful not to push too hard. They ... More
A new biography reveals the severe financial struggles of the famous prime minister
In No More Champagne: Churchill and His Money, author David Lough reveals a lesser known side of Winston Churchill. Although the famous prime minister is certainly seen as a risk-taker by many for his fearless decision-making during World War II, the extent of the chances he took with his personal finances ... More