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Divorces of the rich and famous: a 1% solution or the start of a trend?

With such high-profile splits at Bill and Melinda Gates and Jeff and Mackenzie Bezos, some say the wealthy play by their own rules but celebrities often set standards the rest of us followA cascade of recent high-profile divorces of the very rich and famous has presented new questions for the divorce industry – and offered a voyeuristic thrill-ride for millions of the less well-known.Some of the divorces of recent years have apparently been amicable or pseudo-amicable, such as the tech billionai...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, Life and style, US news, Divorce, Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Kim Kardashian West, Jeff, Mackenzie Scott, MacKenzie Bezos


From a yacht so big it has its own support boat to floating helipads and basketball courts, here are the luxury boats owned by some of the wealthiest people in tech

Katherine Taylor/Reuters Many billionaires like Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson enjoy spending their time on massive luxurious yachts. The boats are decked out with amenities that many Americans can only dream of. Here are some of the billionaires in tech who own private yachts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaires are often known for their luxurious lifestyles and high profile gadgets.Some billionaires, like Elon Musk and Bill Gates, buy private planes to take con...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Toys, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Entertainment, Steve Jobs, Life, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Cnn, Features


Bill and Melinda Gates divorce: why the over-60s are ‘silver splitters’

Divorce rates may be falling but there is only one demographic that bucks this trend … older couplesIf the announcement last week that Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced took observers by surprise, it nonetheless conforms to a growing trend of later-life separation. Bill Gates is 65, and his soon to be ex-wife is 56. In the UK the over-65s buck the trend of falling divorce rates. They’ve even earned their own demographic designation: silver splitters.A grey social revolution is under wa...
Tags: UK, Marriage, Life and style, Divorce, Bill Gates, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Colin Firth


Divorce showdown Bezos vs Gates which is saddest

Marriage with kids is co-parenting and ironically, divorce with kids is co-parenting: same decisions, same values, same uneven emotional investment. Going through a divorce just to co-parent from different homes wastes so much time and energy that some people argue courts should not intervene in post-divorce parenting decisions, which would legally call a spade a spade and make parenting while divorced the same as parenting while married. In a divorce with kids, timing is everything When asked ...
Tags: Careers, World Health Organization, Quitting, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Vox, Gates Foundation, Jeff, Bezos, Melinda Gates Foundation, Melinda, Jeffrey Epstein, Melinda Bill, Ann Winblad, Epstein Whatever Bill


Insider regularly talks to young people who are making their mark in luxury - here's who we have spoken to so far

(L-R), Alex Assouline, Destinee Ross-Sutton, Marina Raphael, Avi Hiaeve. Emilia Brandao; Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020; Marina Raphael; Avi & Co; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider Luxury spans many sectors: fashion, watches and jewelry, travel, real estate, and even publishing and night clubs. It could take years to build a strong luxury business, and even then, there is no guarantee that consumers will connect with the product. Insider regularly talks to young people who ar...
Tags: Transportation, Fashion, Milan, Beyonce, Small Business, Obama, Rihanna, New York City, Disney, Lifestyle, NFL, Trends, Wealth, Nas, Netflix, Watches


Bill Gates recently said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more during their marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates. Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen Bill and Melinda Gates are separating after 27 years of marriage. In his Netflix documentary, Bill said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more. The pair's divorce settlement is likely to be one of the largest ever. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are separating after 27 years of marriage. They announced their divorce with separate s...
Tags: Amazon, Marriage, Microsoft, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Divorce, Relationship, Netflix, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Cbs, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Scott


The life and career of Bernard Arnault, the luxury goods mogul who owns brands like Louis Vuitton - and whose wealth is surpassed only by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world's largest maker of luxury goods. ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images Bernard Arnault briefly surpassed Elon Musk as the world's second-richest person this week. Arnault controls the massive luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton. Four of Arnault's children work at LVMH brands, including Louis Vuitton, Berluti, and TAG Heuer. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to the world of l...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Fashion, Elon Musk, New York, London, Wales, Vladimir Putin, Steve Jobs, France, Life, New York City, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends


The CEO of a company you've probably never heard of earned $211 million in compensation last year - and the title of highest-paid chief executive, according to a new ranking

Paycom founder and CEO Chad Richison Business Wire Paycom founder and CEO Chad Richison was the highest compensated CEO in 2020, the New York Times reported. The company provides cloud-based HR management software to 31,000 employers. Since going public in 2014, the stock has vastly outperformed the S&P's index of software companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jeff Bezos may be the world's wealthiest man, but his $1.7 million pay package from Amazon was nowher...
Tags: Amazon, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Compensation, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Glassdoor, Oklahoma City, Company, JPMorgan Chase, Jason Clark, Paycom, DOMINICK REUTER, Chad Richison, Richison


Nearly 500 new billionaires joined the ranks of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk last year as the world's richest became $5 trillion richer

From left: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; Tesla CEO Elon Musk; LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault; and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images; Elaine Thompson/AP Photo The world's richest are $5 trillion richer than they were one year ago, according to Forbes. Executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bernard Arnault all saw massive gains amid the pandemic. Meanwhile, 2020 was a period of economic uncertainty and j...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Life, US, Trends, Tesla, Getty Images, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Lvmh, Forbes, Bezos


Let's have an answer! Take our fiendish University Challenge quiz

Ahead of the grand final of the brain-squeezing series next Monday, test your mental mettle with 15 questions set by the show’s quizmastersThe opening scene of which of Shakespeare’s plays comprises just 61 words, the longest of those words being "lightning", "hurlyburly" and "graymalkin"?Macbeth Twelfth Night Timon of Athens Comedy of Errors What term for a type of particle accelerator also applies to a type of electromagnetic radiation generated by charged particles spiralling in magnetic fiel...
Tags: UK, Television, US, Life and style, Bbc, Rome, Culture, Television & radio, Athens, Argentina, Jeff Bezos, Shakespeare, Game Shows, Salzburg, Florence, Niger


55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Washington, Finance, Careers, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Tesla


2 long-time Amazon insiders wrote a book on how the company runs - here are the best anecdotes and quotes

Amazon has many unique corporate practices, like 20 minutes of silence at the beginning of every important meeting. David McNew/Getty Images Kevin J. Delaney is the founder of Reset Work, a newsletter about work and leadership in the pandemic era and beyond. This post is part of Reset Work's weekly business book briefing, republished with permission. In it, Delaney breaks down "Working Backwards," a new book from Amazon alums Colin Bryar and Bill Carr. Visit the Business section of Insider...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Books, Microsoft, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Amazon Prime, New York Times, Toyota, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Amazon Music, Nordic, Carr, Jeff


5 lessons business leaders can learn from Jeff Bezos' handoff to incoming Amazon CEO Andy Jassy

Andy Jassy is set to succeed Jeff Bezos as Amazon CEO later this year. Mike Blake/Reuters; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images Peter Cohan is an author, strategy consultant, and startup investor. He says company leaders can learn a lot from Jeff Bezos' succession planning with incoming CEO Andy Jassy. To find the best successor, plan ahead, set clear criteria, and time the announcement carefully. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Earlier this month, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos an...
Tags: Amazon, Business, Texas, Leadership, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Walmart, Aws, Jeff Bezos, Amazon Web Services, Nordic, Bezos, Inc, Andy Jassy, Sam Walton


Trump’s one-time Palm Beach property to sell for close to $140M

A Palm Beach spec house that was once part of an estate belonging to Donald Trump is under contract to sell for around $140 million.
Tags: Amazon, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Luxury, The New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Donald Trump, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Treasury Department, Palm Beach, Douglas Elliman, Dmitry Rybolovlev, Ryan Serhant, Serhant


As Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO, feast on his giant RE portfolio

From LA to Seattle and even West Horn, Texas, Bezos owns property all across the country. As he prepares to step down as Amazon's CEO, Inman takes a glimpse at his portfolio.
Tags: Amazon, La, Listings, Lifestyle, Barack Obama, Radio, Luxury, Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, Jack Warner, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Warner Brothers, Blue Origin


Amazon just announced a major shake-up to its senior ranks, with Jeff Bezos' second-in-command replacing him later this year. Here are the other high-powered executives behind some of the biggest CEOs in tech.

Andy Jassy, left, and Jeff Bezos. Mike Blake/Reuters; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images CEOs at some of the biggest tech companies rely on No. 2 execs to help them get the job done. Some may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities elsewhere.  For example, Jeff Bezos' No. 2, Andy Jassy, has just been named the future CEO of Amazon.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't eas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Enterprise, Youtube, Careers, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Features, Getty Images, Larry Page


Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, possible interference from a foreign government, and now, Bezos stepping down as CEO. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then, they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Now, Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. In...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


Tips to Consider When Choosing a Home Restoration Service Provider

All homeowners want their houses to look beautiful without breaking the bank in the process. This is why many who are looking for a new look for their homes are flipping through various home restoration services. However, you should not have to sacrifice the quality of the restoration while trying to save costs. Instead, you should leverage a mix of styling and restoration materials with the flexibility of using them in different ways. This will make your next remodeling or restoration pro...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Jeff Bezos, Contractors, Contractor, Home Renovation, Home Life, Home Repairs, Home Repair, Amazon Home Services, Home Remodel, Home Reno, Home Renovations, Home Repair Service, Professional Home Restoration Service


13 things you probably didn't know about Jeff Bezos

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. MARK RALSTON/AFP via Getty Images Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, who turns 57 on January 12, was born in New Mexico to a teenage mother and father.  Even at a young age, he showed a knack for engineering and inventing. You might not know that Bezos almost named his wildly successful company "Cadabra." In August 2020, he became the first person to accumulate a fortune of over $200 billion. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jeff Bezos is known as ...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Texas, Jay Leno, Washington, Life, Wall Street, New York City, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Ted Cruz, Billionaires, Holland, New Mexico


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


Jeff Bezos appears to be creating a massive Beverly Hills estate worth as much as $175 million. Here's everything we know about his record-breaking Southern California compound.

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Los Angeles County/Pictometry Back in February, Bezos became the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills, California, that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The estate features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guesthouses, a pool, and a tennis court.  Then, in August, both Variety and Daily Mail reported that Bezos had become the new owner of an adjacent house, which he is said to have purchased for...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, California, Life, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Spain, Features, Michelle Obama, Beverly Hills, Manhattan


Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, a lawsuit, and maybe even interference from a foreign government. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor In January 2019, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple the same day Bezos and his wife, MacKenzie, announced their divorce.   The National Enquirer had been investigating Bezos and Sanchez for months and had obtained leaked photos and texts the couple had sent, including the now-famous message where Bezos called Sanchez "alive girl."  In the 18 months since, bo...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Hollywood, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Relationships, India, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Spain, Features, Fox, Culture


Business Insider regularly talks to young people who are making their mark in luxury - here is a guide to who we have spoken to so far

(L-R), Alex Assouline, Destinee Ross-Sutton, Marina Raphael, Avi Hiaeve. Emilia Brandao; Courtesy the artist and Destinee Ross-Sutton 2020; Marina Raphael; Avi & Co; Yuqing Liu/Business Insider The luxury sector is made up of many parts: fashion, watches and jewelry, travel, real estate, and even publishing and night clubs.  It could take years to build a strong luxury business, and even then, there is no guarantee that consumers will connect with the product. Business Insider regularly ta...
Tags: Transportation, Fashion, Beyonce, Small Business, Obama, Rihanna, Disney, Lifestyle, NFL, Trends, Wealth, Watches, Luxury, Justin Bieber, Paris, Netherlands


10 Songs That Make People Happy

Inc. Magazine shared a recent article about 10 songs that make people happy, based on some findings by a neuroscientist several years ago. I don’t normally find Inc’s articles worthwhile because they publish so many fluffy clickbait pieces (often padding out one minor quote from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, or Jeff Bezos into a whole article). But I can say that Rachelle and I listened to several of the songs on this list last night while making dinner, and we did feel happier. Here...
Tags: Stephen King, Careers, Emotions, Jeff Bezos, Steve, Inc Magazine, Rachelle, Billie JoelEye, Cyndi LauperLivin, Jon Bon, Gloria GaynorWalking


A minimalist mountaintop home is Aspen's most expensive sale this year at nearly $32 million — take a look inside

Courtesy Coldwell Banker A 7-bedroom home that sold for $31.85 million last month is Aspen's most expensive home sale this year, according to listing agency Coldwell Banker. Aspen, Colorado, an affluent ski town, has become a hotspot for wealthy Americans looking to relocate during the pandemic. Take a look inside 34 Placer Lane, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, an infinity pool, and stunning views of the Rockies. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.   A seven-bedr...
Tags: Travel, Home, Mountains, Real Estate, Design, Colorado, Life, Trends, Wealth, Features, Architecture, Luxury, Jeff Bezos, Rockies, Business Insider, Aspen


Mexico's richest man lives a surprisingly frugal life for a billionaire. Take a look at the life of Carlos Slim, who owns Sears Mexico and has lived in the same house for 40 years.

Carlos Slim is the wealthiest man in Mexico by far. Cario Lopez-Mills/ AP Carlos Slim is the richest person in Mexico, worth an estimated $43.6 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. The 80-year-old Mexican billionaire controls America Movil, the largest mobile-phone operator in Latin America, and holds stakes in several other publicly traded companies, including The New York Times. Slim also owns Sears Mexico, which has been growing and opening up new stores despite the cha...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Life, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, New York Times, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Mexico City, Time Magazine, Jordan, Fifth Avenue, Jeff Bezos


Here's how the ultrawealthy got even richer during the pandemic while millions of Americans faced job loss, hunger, and homelessness

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos laughs as he talks to the media while touring the new Amazon Spheres during the grand opening in Seattle. Reuters Stock market gains over the past six months have allowed America's wealthiest to get even richer, while at the same time a growing number of Americans struggle with basic necessities like food and shelter. Elon Musk alone made over $67 billion during the first six months of the pandemic. The ultrawealthy's profits and the resilience of professi...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, New York, Life, Elizabeth Warren, America, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Tesla, Unemployment, Billionaires, Jeff Bezos, Stock Market, Inequality


What a dream retirement plan looks like for 10 of the richest CEOs in America

Bill Gates has already retired as CEO, but Warren Buffett is still going strong. Rick Wilking/Reuters Retirement is inevitable, even for the world's richest CEOs. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will retire eventually.  While some of the world's richest CEOs say they can't imagine retiring, others fantasize about alternate lives as a bartender or living in space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's hard to im...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Life, Retirement, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Epic, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Berkshire Hathaway


20 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

Oprah Winfrey has some advice for you. AP/Themba Hadebe Anyone can build wealth, but your beliefs about money can affect how much wealth you'll build. Just consider the world's self-made billionaires — they got where they are today because of their attitudes toward money and success. These quotes about money from self-made billionaires are sure to inspire you. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building wealth is possible regardless of your financial situation or education...
Tags: Google, Quotes, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Ebay, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Features, Larry Page, Sheldon Adelson



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