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Lebanon tycoon forgoes PM job under protest pressure

Lebanon's former finance minister has backed down from becoming the protest-hit country's new prime minister, after reports of his nomination sparked ire among demonstrators railing against the ruling elite. Wealthy 75-year-old businessman Mohammed Safadi said Saturday it would be difficult to form a "harmonious" government in the country rocked by a month of unprecedented nationwide protests demanding radical reform. The tycoon said in a statement that he hoped outgoing prime minister Saad Ha...
Tags: News, Lebanon, Wealthy, Saad Hariri, Mohammed Safadi


To get rich in real estate, you have to understand 1 simple reality

Most salary surveys will tell you that the average salary for a real estate agent in the U.S. is just $40,000 a year.
Tags: Real Estate, Marketing, Wealth, Radio, Luxury, Agent, Rich, Affluent, Luxury Real Estate, Wealthy, Luxury Agent, Kevin Leonard, Absentee Buyers, Affluence, Agent Advise


Can We Really Trust the Wealthy to Fix America?

Everywhere you look, people are mad at the rich. They’re mad at Mark Zuckerberg for maybe letting our election be compromised. They’re mad at the Koch brothers for buying the government. They’re mad at Steve Jobs because he was mean to his daughter. They’re mad at Elon Musk because what is Elon Musk doing? They’re…
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, News, Steve Jobs, Uncategorized, America, Philanthropy, Wealthy, Koch, Wealthy In America


Who are the super-rich and why they are paid so much?

One of the most common arguments against contemporary capitalism is that it generates extreme inequalities. Few individuals – it is often said – earn huge earnings, while the rest of society has to struggle to make ends meet. But, who are the super-rich and why they are paid so much? Observing the composition of top incomes reveals a striking novelty for what concerns the “who” question. In fact, while in the past, the large majority of individuals belonging to the richest segment of the populat...
Tags: Top 1, Books, Featured, Money, Wealth, Italy, Journals, Wages, Social Sciences, Kahn, Wealthy, Super Rich, Rosen, Adler, Oxford Economic Papers, Business & Economics


How To Become Independently Wealthy

Many of us dream of having enough wealth to walk into work one day, tell our boss, “I quit!” and walk out the door never to return. To not rely on anyone else financially, or on employment to support yourself is commonly called being independently wealthy. Becoming independently wealthy doesn’t usually just happen in an instant, unless you win the lottery or have a rich family member leave you their riches in their will. It takes hard work and very specific actions. Step 1 To Becoming Independ...
Tags: Marketing, Self Improvement, Wealthy, Brock Follow Clever Dude, Wealth Building, Independently Wealthy


Bill Gates and other billionaires have a New Model for Investing in Energy Innovation and will ramp funding to $30 billion by 2020

By the middle of this century, the world will use twice as much energy as we use today.There’s good news in this: more energy means better lives and stronger economies.But it also means the world needs a new energy supply—one that doesn’t contribute to climate change. Climate change is a serious threat, especially in the poorest parts of the world. Bill Gates (and other wealthy friends) announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV), a fund that will invest more than $1 billion in sc...
Tags: Energy, Food, Transportation, Microsoft, Climate Change, Future, Department Of Defense, European Union, World, Coalition, Bill Gates, Innovation, Electricity, Manufacturing, Buildings, University Of California


Anti-Aging Startup Raises $116 Million With big VCs and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Backing

Unity Biotechnology said Thursday that it attracted support for the Series B funding round from traditional biotech investors including Fidelity Management and Research Co., Arch Venture Partners, Partner Funds Management and Venrock. The San Francisco-based startup is also backed by Bezos Expeditions, the investment arm of Amazon.com Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos.The companies goal is 25 years (2041) from now, people coming of age grow up in a world where it’s considered relatively no...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Technology, Medicine, Future, David, Innovation, Jeff Bezos, Wealthy, Longevity, Bezos, Unity, Life Extension, Leonard, Alphabet Inc


Here's a HINT about Donald Trump and other rich taxpayers who pay Uncle Sam nothing

I spent almost two decades working in Washington, D.C. I also have covered taxes for most of my writing career. So I love acronyms. That's why I'm jazzed that the current presidential campaign has highlighted a tax-related nickname for some rich taxpayers. Here's a HINT. Got it yet? For normal folks who speak regular English, it's High Income, No Tax, aka HINT. GOP HINT: David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and current thorn in Donald J. Trump's side, notes in a recent column...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Congress, Washington, Tax, Donald Trump, Sam, Rich, Trump, Donald, Wealthy, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Johnston, Filing, Skbell1


Here's a HINT about Donald Trump and other rich taxpayers who pay Uncle Sam nothing

I spent almost two decades working in Washington, D.C. I also have covered taxes for most of my writing career. So I love acronyms. That's why I'm jazzed that the current presidential campaign has highlighted a tax-related nickname for some rich taxpayers. Here's a HINT. Got it yet? For normal folks who speak regular English, it's High Income, No Tax, aka HINT. GOP HINT: David Cay Johnston, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist and current thorn in Donald J. Trump's side, notes in a recent column...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Congress, Washington, Marketing, Tax, Donald Trump, Sam, Rich, Trump, Donald, Wealthy, Internal Revenue Service, Donald J Trump, Johnston, Filing


Admire your domain as you ascend in a glass-cased, air-driven elevator

Although Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVE) wasn't explicitly inspired by the vacuum tube that sucked up the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the connection is clear. The post Admire your domain as you ascend in a glass-cased, air-driven elevator appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Trends, Yacht, Elderly, Mansion, Wealthy, Elevator


Suck it up: Pneumatic vacuum elevators help homeowners avoid the stairs in style

Although Pneumatic Vacuum Elevators (PVE) wasn't explicitly inspired by the vacuum tube that sucked up the gluttonous German, Augustus Gloop, in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the connection is clear. The post Suck it up: Pneumatic vacuum elevators help homeowners avoid the stairs in style appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Trends, Yacht, Elderly, Mansion, Wealthy, Elevator


EXPONENTIALS 101: ENERGY by Ramez Naam

Disruption of the $6 trillion energy industry1. Wind2. Solar3. Energy Storage4. After oil5. Take ActionTen times more wind in the last 11 yearsExponential decline in wind power cost 1980 55 cents per kwh2013 2.3 cents per kwhDouble the wind turbine blade length then you quadruple the wind powerBest sites now have 50% capacity factorIn the future it is going to 60% capacity factorNew algorithms can increase the amount of wind that can be used in the gridAltaeros Energy has tethered wind power Al...
Tags: Energy, China, Future, US, Innovation, Wind, Solar, Solar Power, Wealthy, Ramez Naam


Asia now has more superrich than North America and they have more cumulative wealth as well

The 2016 CapGemini wealth report shows that Asia now has more superrich than North America.Over the last 20 years the global high net worth individuals (HNWI, millionaires and billionaires) have increased by four times.The Asia-Pacific region has 5.1 million HNWIs, compared to North America’s 4.8 million, but for the first time has also pulled ahead in terms of wealth. The region has $17.4 trillion held by HNWIs versus $16.6 trillion in North America and $13.6 trillion in Europe. The global fig...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, China, Future, Wealth, United States, Asia Pacific, Innovation, North America, Predictions, Wealthy, Capgemini, Economic Impact


Google's Larry Page has spent over $100 million funding flying car startups Zee.Aero and Kitty Hawk

Google founder Larry Page has personally funded Zee.Aero since its launch in 2010 while demanding that his involvement stay hidden from the public, according to 10 people with intimate knowledge of the company.Larry Page has a plan to usher in an age of personalized air travel, free from gridlocked streets and the cramped indignities of modern flight. Zee.Aero now employs close to 150 people. Its operations have expanded to an airport hangar in Hollister, about a 70-minute drive south from Mount...
Tags: Google, Technology, Stanford, Nasa, Larry Page, Drones, Innovation, Mountain View, Flying Car, Boeing, Hollister, Ames Research Center, Vtol, Wealthy, Sebastian Thrun, Broderick


China Bans Rich Kids From TV So They Can’t Embarrass Their Parents or the State

Their hedonistic antics of some younger members of China's elite are thought to have no place amid a national austerity drive
Tags: Corruption, TV, China, Uncategorized, Elite, Wealthy, Fuerdai, Guanerdai


Blue Origin has third reusable rocket landing

New Shepard flew again on April 2, 2016 reaching an apogee of 339,178 feet or 103 kilometers. It was the third flight with the same hardware. We pushed the envelope on this flight, restarting the engine for the propulsive landing only 3,600 feet above the ground, requiring the BE-3 engine to start fast and ramp to high thrust fast.Blue Origin tested a new algorithm for the crew capsule which separates from the rocket and lands via parachutes. The New Shepard got some additional cargo: a couple m...
Tags: Amazon, Space, Future, Launch, Jeff Bezos, Wealthy, New Shepard


Virgin partnering with Boom Aerospace for a 40 seat mach 2.2 supersonic commerical jet

Startup Boom aerospace is making commercial supersonic jets that travel at Mach 2.2 is 1,451 MPH. This is 2.6X faster than other airliners.Virgin Group founder Richard Branson is teaming up with Boom to help build a new fleet of supersonic commercial jets. The vehicles will be able to travel from from New York to London in just 3.5 hours, with tickets costing an "affordable" price of $5,000 per seat — "the same price as business class." Virgin will initially help Boom with research and developm...
Tags: New York, Technology, London, Commercialization, Airplanes, Virgin, Virgin Group, Richard Branson, Commercial, Mach, Wealthy


Funding Roundup: Wealthy, Hello Curry, Liftiee & more

Wealthy raises $250,000 from a clutch of investors Bangalore-based investment management portal Wealthy has raised $250,000 (~Rs 1.5 crore) in angel funding from a clutch... .
Tags: Mobile, News, Internet, Investments, Funding, Bangalore, Wealthy, AppAlert, goSporto, Hello Curry, Liftiee


Advice Wednesday #7: My ex became more controlling when I stopped earning. Is financial equity critical to relationship success?

The tricky situation: Mani asks, I would really like your thoughts on the financial aspects in a relationship. Inadvertently I have experienced that a person with more financial strength has a upper hand in a relationship. My first ex’s behaviour became worse as he started earning more money. He became more controlling. Although I was earning more than him at one point, I had to give that up when our child arrived. This brought the worst in his behaviour over time. The recent ex-boyfriend was v...
Tags: Money, Wealthy, Mani, Money Beliefs, Patterns & Habits, Control In Relationships, Fear In Relationships, Fear Of Loss Of Independence, Miss Independent Miss Self-Sufficient, Partners Earning More Or Less


Virgin Galactic revealed an upgrade Spaceship Two

Richard Branson unveiled Virgin Galactic’s much anticipated second SpaceShipTwo at a ceremony in Mojave, CA, attended by his family, Virgin Galactic’s Founder Future Astronauts, stakeholders and partners. Professor Stephen Hawking named the new vehicle Virgin Spaceship (VSS) Unity via a recorded speech and said, “I would be very proud to fly on this spaceship.”The space tourism project was dealt a major blow after an in-air explosion killed one of the company’s pilots on a test flight in 2014. V...
Tags: Space, California, Future, Launch, Virgin Galactic, Stephen Hawking, Richard Branson, Wealthy, Space Port, Michael Alsbury, Mojave Air, Mojave CA, Will Pomerantz, National Transportation Safety Bureau


20 firm orders to Aerion supersonic business jet for delivery in about 2023 so the wealthy 0.1% will fly twice as fast as others

Aerion Corporation is making a 8-12 passenger AS2 supersonic business jet, with key engineering support provide by the Airbus Group. Aerion has set a target to achieve FAA certification in 2021 and enter service in 2023Aerion recently announced that the flight-service provider Flexjet has placed a firm order for 20 examples of the Aerion AS2 supersonic jet—for which the company began taking orders last year—making Flexjet the first fleet operator for the plane, the first publically available sup...
Tags: Technology, Future, Airplane, Faa, Mach, Aerion, Wealthy, FlexJet, Aerion Corporation, Airbus Group Aerion, Kenn Ricci


Donald Trump is wrong: America is no oligarchy

Many people who don't make much money today can rationally hope to end up in the top 10pc or even top 1pc at some point in their careers [Author: Allister Heath]
Tags: Technology, US, America, Billionaires, President, Allister Heath, Donald Trump, Forbes, Wealthy