Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tiger Woods Offered $100,000 From Cigar Company



Some brands are running from Tiger Woods as a celebrity endorser but Orlando-based Corona Cigar Co. is running toward him offering the golfer $100,000 as a celebrity "smokesperson." The brand is clearly looking for publicity. Owner Jeff Borysiewicz has said that the company doesn't condone anyone's alleged extramarital affairs but welcomes Woods as a potential endorser. Woods has visited Corona in the company of Charles Parker before. Some of Woods' core endorsers including Accenture, Gillette and Gatorade have said they will review their association with the golfer and he won't be playing golf for a little while so perhaps he should take the deal for some running around money.
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Friday, December 25, 2009

Casino Mogul Steve Wynn Is The New Owner Of Pricey Rembrandt

A REMBRANDT


It has been revealed that casino mogul Steve Wynn is the proud new owner of the Rembrandt painting that sold for a record $33.2 million last week at Christie's in London. The 1658 "Portrait of a Man, Half-Length, With His Arms Akimbo," was sold over the telephone. Wynn has not officially revealed that he was the buyer but the NY Times reported that he called several art dealers and scholars to ask their opinions of the piece before the sale. Wynn is famous for his art collection which includes excellent pieces by Rubens, Vermeer and Cezanne as well as the Picasso masterpiece, Le Reve. Wynn, who suffers from the eye disease retinitis pigmentosa, famously put his elbow through the picture in 2006.
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Morgan Freeman Gets A Jet For Christmas

MORGAN FREEMASN XMAS GIFT
TO HIMSELF



One of our favorite celebrity pilots actor Morgan Freeman has a new toy for the holidays, a fancy new private jet. Gulf News reports that Freeman bought the SJ30 plane which was produced by Sino Swearingen Aircraft Corporation, a subsidiary of United Arab Emirates-based Emivest. Earlier this year as my colleague Jared Paul Stern reported, the SJ30 set a world speed record from London to Dubai in just 7hr 7 min including a fuel stop in Istanbul. The six-seater can retain sea level cabin pressure at 41,000 ft., reducing jet lag, and can fly more than 2,800 miles nonstop at speeds of up to 630 mph. It sells for approximately $8 million. Freeman flew the plane from Los Angeles to Dubai to attend a a press conference at the Executive Flight Center at the Dubai Airport Free Zone to announce the sale of the new SJ30 from Emivest to Freeman. The Gulf News article says that Freeman is expected to stay in the UAE until December 27.
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Friday, December 18, 2009

Steven A. Cohen’s Palatial Life Maybe Crumbling to the Ground

uh oh
The Ex Wife is pissed......
Billinoaire
Steven Cohen




uh oh


The Ex Wife is pissed......









Steven A. Cohen's Giant Mansion Might Be Built on Sand
Here is a tip for the super-wealthy: Do not build a ludicrously large mansion if you may someday be accused of racketeering. This mansion will change from a symbol of your stupid wealth to a symbol of your outright stupidity.
The house that reclusive billionaire trader Steven A. Cohen built is 35,000 square-feet. Well, maybe 36,000 now: Last year, Cohen applied for a permit to add 1,000 more. This act of hubris must have angered the gods, because he's in trouble now.
(Cohen's Greenwich, Conn. mansion as it might look to a vengeful god)
The Times is reporting today that Cohen's ex-wife, Patricia, has filed a lawsuit against him. In it, she claims he scammed millions of dollars during their 1988 divorce by hiding money from her—and the IRS—in shady real-estate deals. The suit also accuses Cohen of insider trading. According to the Times Dealbook blog:
She claims in her suit that in 1985, while they were married, Mr. Cohen confessed to her that he received inside information on the takeover of RCA by General Electric. When she asked him if trading on such information would be illegal, Mr. Cohen said that that he knew that the source was a former classmate of his from Wharton. But he obtained the information from a mutual friend, so he was not involved in insider trading.
Also, just sleazy finance-related behavior in general: After Patricia made almost a million dollars through real-estate deals, she claims Steven took the money, placed it in an account in his name and told her she couldn't touch it. This thing is going to be messy. Patricia Cohen's lawyer told the Times, "What I look forward to most is the day when Steve Cohen has to face 12 people on a jury and have to answer for what he did to his former wife." Damn.
And the case will seriously compound Cohen's other recent troubles: He and his company, SAC Capital Advisors, are being eyed by feared FBI investigator B.J. Kang in the case of an insider trading ring involving ex-SAC employees. (Which also encompasses the charming story of Andrew Tong—a trader allegedly forced to perform oral sex on his boss.)
Who knows how Cohen will fare in the lawsuit or the investigation. One thing's for sure: Behind the walls of his huge mansion, Cohen has got to be fuming about the attention this is bringing him. This man is private to the point of neurosis: According to Reuters, "Cohen is so intensely private he hates being photographed and has even bought the rights to some pictures taken by freelancers."
This description of his house from a lengthy 2003 BusinessWeek profile completes the image of the shut-in billionaire who values his privacy as much as he does his wealth:
It is completely obscured from the street by a roughly 12-foot-high wall. Cohen is so secretive that he installed an extensive alarm system that beeps whenever someone walks into a room or out, say acquaintances.
The grounds, which some neighbors call Chelsea Piers — after the mammoth Manhattan sports complex on the Hudson River — include a basketball court that becomes an ice-skating rink in winter, several golf holes, and a bubble-enclosed swimming pool. "For kids, getting invited to the Cohens is one of the most coveted invitations in Greenwich," says a neighbor.
Remember, billionaire readers: It's always those last 1,000 square feet that bring fate crashing terribly down on your head.
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Dubai Says Tiger Woods Development Will Proceed as Planned




He is Money in the bank, all he have to do is deal with his wife and that is no crime.
Above it all, just get out your checkbook Tiger and prepare for visitations.

Friday, May 29, 2009

THINKING THURSDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES




DR. MARK DEAN
Mark Dean (born March 2, 1957) is an inventor and a computer scientist. He holds three of the nine original IBM patents upon which the IBM PC personal computers were based. He led the team that developed the ISA bus, and he led the design team responsible for creating the first one-gigahertz computer processor chip.
Born in Jefferson City, Tennessee, Dean holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Tennessee, a master's degree in electrical engineering from Florida Atlantic University and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.
Dean is the first African-American to become an IBM Fellow which is the highest level of technical excellence at the company. In 1997, he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame. Currently, he is an IBM Vice President overseeing the company's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, California.
Dean led a team that developed the interior architecture (ISA systems bus) that enables multiple devices, such as modems and printers, to be connected to personal computers.
Dean made history again by leading the design team responsible for creating the first 1-gigahertz processor chip, another significant step in making computers faster and smaller.
IN OTHER WORDS
THIS AMAZING BLACK MAN CREATED
THE MICROPROCESSOR
THE PERSONAL COMPUTER





Sunday, May 03, 2009

MONEY MONDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES



AMERICAS FIRST BLACK BILLIONAIRE
D.1993
HE IS ALIVE AND WELL WITHIN OUR MINDS
The Legacy of Reginald F. Lewis
Reginald F. Lewis, an entrepreneurial virtuoso, brilliant financier and business manager, left a roster of accomplishments that would compare to those of any great man in history. Talented, shrewd and generous to a fault, Mr. Lewis remains a shining example of what can be achieved if one works hard enough no matter the obstacles placed in one's path. His legend is cemented in his hometown of Baltimore through the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture, but his legacy reaches farther and wider than that which can be contained in a brick and mortar structure.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

THINKING THURSDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES



WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, reported about $2.7 million in income for 2008, mainly from book sales. The first couple paid about $855,000 in federal income taxes.
Their income declined from 2007, when the Obamas reported about $4.1 million, again mostly from books, and paid about $1.4 million in taxes.
"The president sold a lot of books last year, no doubt, and paid a hefty amount in federal income tax," press secretary Robert Gibbs said Wednesday. The first family's effective tax rate was around 31%, down from the 33.7% rate they paid in 2007.
MY MAIN POINT IS, DO YOU SEE WHAT TWO PEOPLE CAN DO TOGETHER
ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY SIT DOWN AND PLAN
JUST THEM TWO,NO DRAMA
PEOPLE PLEASE PLEASE TAKE HEED.
U ALL KNOW WHOM I AM TALKING TO.

Monday, April 13, 2009

MONEY MONDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES

HOWARD UNIVERSITY
SINCE 1867





















EDUCATION IS EVERYTHING
BUT
A FINANCIAL EDUCATION COMES FIRST
HOWARD CAN U THAT AND MORE




Saturday, March 14, 2009

SATISFYING SATURDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES

ANNA NICOLE SMITH













ANNA WAS SMARTER THAN PEOPLE THOUGHT
SHE WAS A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS WOMAN
LETS THINK ABOUT HER GOOD TIMES OK







Friday, February 27, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

FINALLY FRIDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES



CONGRATULATIONS A ROD
YOU STOOD UP AND APOLOGIZED
FOR THE REST OF YOU
THIS IS BASEBALL
NOT A WAR,NOT A MORTGAGE,NOT HEALTHCARE
WE DO HAVE MORE TO BE WORRIED ABOUT
LET'S MOVE ON - OK

Thursday, February 19, 2009

THINKING THURSDAY AT THE YNOT TIMES



MR. BILL RUSSELL
“This award will henceforth be named for Bill Russell, a true legend of the game. The award will be called the Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award.”
Russell, an 11-time champion with the Celts and five-time league MVP, was clearly overcome with emotion as he addressed the media. After noting the reason, he seemed to gather himself as he put the honor in basketball context.
“I want to thank my teammates, because we played a team game - quite well,” Russell said. “I accept this for my team, and my team included our coach, Red Auerbach, and all my teammates over the years. It’s quite flattering.
THANK YOU
JOB WELL DONE

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