Singapore Airlines A380
The first Air Bus A-380 aircraft was delivered to Singapore Airlines four months ago and their maiden flight was from Singapore to Sydney, Australia and the ticket was $10,000 and all 455 tickets were sold in no time and all proceeds from it went to charity.
Advice To The 1%
Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance
1. If you work hard, and become successful, it does not necessarily mean you are successful because you worked hard, just as if you are tall with long hair it doesn’t mean you would be a midget if you were bald.
2. “Fortune” is a word for having a lot of money and for having a lot of luck, but that does not mean the word has two definitions.
3. Money is like a child—rarely unaccompanied. When it disappears, look to those who were supposed to be keeping an eye on it while you were at the grocery store. You might also look for someone who has a lot of extra children sitting around, with long, suspicious explanations for how they got there.
4. People who say money doesn’t matter are like people who say cake doesn’t matter—it’s probably because they’ve already had a few slices.
5. There may not be a reason to share your cake. It is, after all, yours. You probably baked it yourself, in an oven of your own construction with ingredients you harvested yourself. It may be possible to keep your entire cake while explaining to any nearby hungry people just how reasonable you are.
6. Nobody wants to fall into a safety net, because it means the structure in which they’ve been living is in a state of collapse and they have no choice but to tumble downwards. However, it beats the alternative.
7. Someone feeling wronged is like someone feeling thirsty. Don’t tell them they aren’t. Sit with them and have a drink.
8. Don’t ask yourself if something is fair. Ask someone else—a stranger in the street, for example.
9. People gathering in the streets feeling wronged tend to be loud, as it is difficult to make oneself heard on the other side of an impressive edifice.
10. It is not always the job of people shouting outside impressive buildings to solve problems. It is often the job of the people inside, who have paper, pens, desks, and an impressive view.
11. Historically, a story about people inside impressive buildings ignoring or even taunting people standing outside shouting at them turns out to be a story with an unhappy ending.
12. If you have a large crowd shouting outside your building, there might not be room for a safety net if you’re the one tumbling down when it collapses.
13. 99 percent is a very large percentage. For instance, easily 99 percent of people want a roof over their heads, food on their tables, and the occasional slice of cake for dessert. Surely an arrangement can be made with that niggling 1 percent who disagree.
|Some of the Most Expensive Homes in the World
If you want to live big, you have to pay big. Some of the greatest, largest, most exquisite homes in the world are on the market, but before you write out that initial deposit, remember your place in the world. If you go to the store and buy an extra can of Chef Boyardee because you got a bonus at work and feel like celebratin’, then you probably can’t afford any of the houses below.
10.Rybolovlev Estate – $95 Million
This house is the most expensive single family home in the country and, since it was owned by Donald Trump, it’s obviously the most expensive home ever fought over in a divorce case. The 33,000 square foot oceanfront mansion has become a key part of the proceedings since Trump’s ex-wife Elena Rybolovlev demanded jurisdiction due to infidelity.This home has 18 bedrooms, 22 bathrooms, and retails for $95 million, making it the most expensive single-family house in the nation…weird, we’re pretty sure we found nine more for this list. Unless we’re suddenly on TopOnez.NetOriginally on sale for $125 million, it ended up being haggled down to a mere 95. We guess the economy is hurting everyone these days.9.Silicon Valley Mansion — $100 Million
As the most expensive single-family home in the US, this house… wait, didn’t we just say that the Rybolovlev Estate was the most expensive single-family home ever? Well, okay, this one went for 100 million so I guess it wins.
With 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms, and an indoor and outdoor pool (in case it rains, we guess), it’s all-in-all a pretty fancy house.
8.Fleur De Lys — 125 Million
Fleur De Lys has 41,000 square feet and 15 bedrooms, but apparently no bathrooms, which we think is a huge oversight either by the architect or the person writing the articles we’re using as sources.
7.The Manor — $150 Million
This house features 56,000 square feet, 123 rooms, a bowling alley, an ice rink and allegedly an entire wing devoted to Spelling’s wife’s wardrobe.
6.The Pinnacle — $155 Million
5.Franchuk Villa — $161 Million
How fancy is this place? Allegedly, during some remodeling, the noise made the Mayor of Moscow angry. The house is located in London. That’s right: the house is so fancy it doesn’t make sense.
4.The Hearst Mansion — $165 Million
It features three swimming pools, 29 bedrooms (you have to supply your own horse heads har har har), movie theatre and, for some reason, a disco.
3.Fairfield Pond — $198 Million
2.Villa Leopolda — $736 Million
Located in Mumbai, Antilla challenges pretty much everything you’d expect about “what is possible in a home” and “what is possible for architecture.” The 27-story house features six floors of parking, a health level with a jacuzzi, gym, and “ice room,” a ballroom level (for dancing?) several floors of bedrooms and bathrooms and even a four-story garden — because, yeah, we guess that’s possible.
The architecture is based on an Indian tradition called Vastu Shastra, which is supposed to be conducive to the movement of positive energy. In keeping with this, each floor has not only a unique design, but an entirely unique set of materials and aesthetic design — meaning each room is meant to look like it’s from a different house.
Basically, this house has everything — things you can imagine, things you can’t imagine, and things you never thought to imagine but are now imagining because they sound like the greatest thing you’ve ever heard of.
How Rich People Think: 25+ Things They Won’t Tell You
Most of them weren’t always rolling in it. Here are 25 tips from rich people on how to make your money matter.
We’re cheap—and proud of it.
I think about it this way: Not spending money is the same as making money.
I go to the ATM only once a week and pay for everything with cash.
We’re just like you.
We loathe waste.
We invest on whims.
We’re gusty with our jobs.
We’re not as smart as you think.
We find investment ideas in everyday life.
We don’t quit until we get the deal.
We accept risk in order to achieve success.
We can’t win when we give a gift.
Contrary to popular belief, we do pay taxes—a lot of taxes.
We’re careful about giving to friends and family.
We come up with clever ways to deal with requests for money.
We don’t necessarily splurge on suits.
We admit we’re snooty.
We like to use initials.
Rather than handouts, we put people to work.
We get a tremendous amount of satisfaction from not wasting things.
We give a hand in unexpected ways.
We have neighbors who are billionaires, but you would never know it.
Our huge homes might have specific rooms dedicated to entertaining.
A lot of life is really about who you know and making sure you hold on to those relationships.
“My big break was when I was hired to represent a company started by people I knew from high school.”—A partner at a prestigious Washington, DC, law firm
When you’re buying something, it’s good to ask, ‘Where does the store get it?’
What’s in our wallets?
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Millionaires park supercars in their LIVING ROOM