It’s difficult (and generally not all that productive) to guess how wealthy someone is based on appearances. But if you really need a shorthand to figure out if someone is rich or not, a new study suggests all you need to do is see what kind of phone they own. If it’s an iPhone, odds are they’re doing well for…
For all the tortuous interactions with now-President Donald Trump that Apple CEO Tim Cook has endured over the past few years, in late April he was still making the rounds at fancy White House events—probably because his company has, all told, been a major beneficiary of Republican-backed tax cuts. On Tuesday, Apple…
How do you sleep at night? If you're rich, the answer is probably “really well." Research compiled by the CDC reveals that there’s a correlation between how much money you make and how much sleep you get. To no one's surprise, Americans who make less money aren't getting as much sleep as the wealthy.
All hail comics' most wealthy: Black Panther. Buddy Loans created the infographic below from a bunch of sources including Forbes, Wikipedia, and Comic Vine. I never thought that his comparatively low wealth would be a reason to feel bad for Magneto.
Everyone in Metropolis knows that Lex Luther is a very wealthy man, perhaps even the very wealthiest. But just where would he stand next to the real world's richest people?
Miami's starchitect magnet, "Super Zips" for the rich, the real story behind our city-dwelling squirrels, and why Americans are driving less. Plus, a chilling portrait of homelessness in gentrified New York City—all in today's urban reads.
Statistician Hans Rosling is about to explain the connection between global population growth, climate change and child mortality, in three minutes. With LEGO.
In less than sixty seconds, using nothing but a couple handfuls of stones and some pithy exposition, statistician Hans Rosling delivers an impromptu talk about how population growth and economic stratification will change in the coming decades.
Each year, Forbes magazine assembles its Forbes Fictional 15, comparing the fortunes of some of fiction's wealthiest folks. This year, dragons and vampires beat out corporate heirs, and Game of Thrones' richest family made the list.
If you've ever wondered how the obscenely rich squander their wealth, here's your answer. Tom Gonzalez made a small fortune when he sold his software company, so he purchased an elaborate estate in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, which includes one of the most over-the-top and drool-worthy garages we've ever seen.
I've read Jonathan Swift's A Modest Proposal, so forgive me a moment, but I couldn't help but wonder if the poor would make the best fuel for this floating in-your-face exuberance from the folks at Yacht Island Design.
In one of those quirky "lifestyles of the rich" stories, Fortune magazine recently highlighted Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg's new hobby: slaughtering animals for food. This bloody-minded pursuit has been popular among the young and privileged for years now. Though the "killing your own meat" movement is being…
When I become an incredibly rich technology magnate, perhaps next year, I will craft my palace as Henry Clay Frick did in 1913. There will be bowling. My staff will have their own diner. And the secrets will be many.
If you hate your life, pause, and consider that it could be much worse: "I get calls at quarter to 12 on New Year's Eve," says Ralph Ammirati, who tends to the maxed out aquariums of New York's megarich.
Aspiring Bond villains take note: there's only one of these Nautilus VAS luxury submersibles on the market today, so if you don't act fast you risk losing out on a $2.7 million submersible joyride like few others.
At first blush, you might look at this $381,000 gold coffin that comes with a cellphone and think: what a hopelessly tacky waste of money. You'd be so wrong. Here's just a few benefits:
Using facial recognition technology, the SmartFaucet is able to identify incoming hand-washers and adjust the temperature and rate of flow to their specific preferences. It's also networked, and has a touchscreen. Really!