Posts tagged "wealth"

Say What? 1-In-25 New Yorkers Is A Millionaire

If you were to chuck everybody who wasn't a millionaire out of New York City, the city would still have a higher population than New Orleans, according to a new study. Researchers at Spear's magazine say 4.63 percent of the city's population have assets of $1 million or more—excluding their primary residences—adding up to 389,100 millionaires.
By: Newser / July 24, 2014

Mommie Dearest: Kids Shouldn’t Believe The World Revolves Around Them

There’s an old Chris Rock bit where he explains that his only job as the father of a girl is to keep her off the pole. The joke itself is a tired one, incredibly sexist with a dollop of slut-shaming on the side. Yet at the center of its warped core i…
By: Avital Norman Nathman / December 12, 2013

The Soapbox: Kanye West May Be Arrogant, But He’s Also Right About Black Wealth

Over the past fortnight I’ve watched as a familiar narrative re-emerged around rapper Kanye West. Basically, Kanye’s an arrogant ranting asshole who needs to shut up, and stick to music. The end. Admittedly, Kanye doesn’t help his cause. At times his behavior lends credence to what I think is a shallow theory. Yes, Kanye West…
By: Christiana Mbakwe / October 14, 2013

Who Gives A Crap How Sofia Vergara Spends Her Money, Jezebel?!

I'm not really interested in the aspect of blogging where you go around writing snotty comments about your competitors. We're all in this together and FEMINISM RAH RAH. But last night I read an unnecessarily nasty post on Jezebel tearing "Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara a new one for the eighth deadliest…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 12, 2013

“Caviar Is The New Black” And Other Color Names For Rich People

This weekend my friend Molly and I went to the fabric store and picked out a piece of gorgeous black fabric with pink polka dots. "You know," said the woman at the counter, "we're not supposed to call this color 'black' anymore. 'Caviar' is the new black." Molly and I were stunned by this new…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / July 17, 2012

What It’s Like To Be A Billionaire — For A Day

riving in a Rolls Royce, getting a bodyguard, flying on a private plane: These aren't normally things that New York Times financial reporter Kevin Roose gets to do. But as a guy who writes about billionaires, he wanted a chance to live like one for 24 hours, he explains in a first-person article. It's a key "paradox" of…
By: Newser / April 7, 2012

The Connection Between Wealth And Wanton

The term "classy" winks at, well, the upper class. When we say someone has "class," we mean to say that such a person is refined or even elegant in their behavior and the way they carry themselves, in a manner that's typical of a higher caste. It suggests that people who are born into, or…
By: Rachel Krause / February 28, 2012

Rich Lady’s Jokes About Cutting Back Turn Out Not To Be So Funny To Not-Rich People

Rich people are having a hard time, y'all! Cutting back on helicopter rides. Re-soling shoes instead of buying new pairs. No new clothes, handbags or makeup. It utter cruelty is what it is! These are the tongue-in-cheek gripes of Lisa Unwin, who blogged anonymously at a blog called Austerity Mum about cutting back o…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 19, 2011

5 Rich Celebrity Minimalists

Even though New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a mega billionaire, he recently admitted that he only owns six pairs of shoes. He joked, “A story emerged recently that shocked many in your industry, leaving them confused, perplexed, maybe even a little bit hurt. I’m talking about the stunning revelation in the September 20th editio…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 19, 2010

How Far Will Funny Get A Guy?

Show me a person who doesn't have at least a handful of characteristics she or he is looking for in a mate — or date — and I'll show you the real-life leprechaun I keep as a mascot on my rooftop garden. Whether it's brains, a great bod, or a timeshare in Boca Raton, we…
By: Wendy Atterberry / August 21, 2009

Rich Women Have More Sons Than Daughters

If you thought the easiest way to tell the financial status of a woman was by the kind of car she drives, the size of her diamonds, or how affected her accent is, guess again. A new "scientific" study claims that wealthier woman have more sons than daughters. Um, ohh-kay. A grou…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 8, 2009

Why Marrying For Money Isn’t A Totally Bad Idea

There's a new book out called Smart Girls Marry Money: How Women Have Been Duped Into the Romantic Dream—And How They Are Paying For It, by Elizabeth Ford and Daniela Drake. Forget for a moment that they annoyingly refer to grown women as "girls" in their title and check out their thesis: because,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2009

Size Apparently Really DOES Matter

A new study reveals that when it comes to a woman’s pleasure during sex, size does indeed matter, but not in the way you may think. Apparently, men with large incomes give women more orgasms than men with smaller ones. The Chinese Health and Family Life Survey interviewed 5,000 Chinese people about their personal lives,…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 20, 2009