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Top 10 Richest Inventors in History

Thomas Edison

By Boogie

Posted 18 Nov 2014 1:16 am

Though generals, politicians, and even artists usually most of the attention, it’s the scientists and inventors who actually change history and make the world a better place. Sometimes this pays off for the innovators as well. 10. Thomas Alva Edison – Estimated Net Worth Today: $200 Million Probably one of the greatest inventors of all time, especially in terms of turning his technical acumen into a very successful commercial endeavor, Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) held no fewer than 1093 US patents and created a number of successful businesses, including General Electric, which today one of the largest companies in theREAD MORE »

Top 10 Priceless Lost Treasures

Amber Room

By Boogie

Posted 12 Nov 2014 6:04 pm

Throughout history, people have created countless magnificent artifacts and amassed huge treasures. But as we all know, nothing lasts forever – beautiful and precious things especially are quite susceptible to decay and destruction, and are also more likely to catch the eye of robbers and looters. The following are some of the most notable of the world’s lost treasures, some of them gone forever, others simply “misplaced” and whose discovery would make someone instantly rich: 10. Barber Dimes Normally, you wouldn’t think a stash of 10-cent coins would be of much value. But what if those coins were worth aREAD MORE »

Top 10 Richest Cities in the World

London

By Boogie

Posted 6 Nov 2014 5:14 pm

There are many reasons a city could be home to a large number of very wealthy people. The place could be a great economic and financial center, or it could be so beautiful or culturally significant that people to whom money is no object are especially attracted to it. And a friendly tax code certainly doesn’t do any harm either! And a lot of the times, it’s a combination of two or more of these reasons. As an indication of how “wealthy” a city is, we’ve taken into account the “millionaire density”, or the percentage of its inhabitants who areREAD MORE »

Top 10 Outrageously Expensive Halloween Costumes

Iron Man

By Boogie

Posted 30 Oct 2014 11:23 pm

Most people (grown-ups, at least) use Halloween as an excuse to dress up into something silly and maybe wear some make-up on a night out. Other people take things really seriously – we’re talking spending thousands of dollars on a costume they won’t use for at least another year (or until the next Comic Con). Here’s a list of some of the most expensive outfits on offer this year: 10. Elvis Presley Aloha Costume – $1,365 The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll was famous for his crazy outfits, especially in the final years of his career. And none of themREAD MORE »

Top 10 Scariest Travel Destinations in the World

Beelitz Heilstatten Sanatorium

By Boogie

Posted 28 Oct 2014 8:06 pm

The world offers a great abundance of amazing places: breathtakingly beautiful natural wonders, culturally significant sites, and unforgettable cities and villages, many of which we’ve already showcased. As Halloween draws near, we feel a change of tone is in order – so here are some of the world’s scariest places you can actually travel to: 10. Lome Voodoo Bazaar You’d probably think voodoo comes from the Caribbean, but it actually originated in Africa – and the great Bazaar in the Togolese capital of Lome seems to be the modern epicenter of the practice. This unusual market has everything you needREAD MORE »

Top 10 Most Expensive Penthouses in the World

Odeon Tower Monaco

By Boogie

Posted 24 Oct 2014 7:24 pm

The penthouse is usually the most exclusive and impressive apartment in any residential building. They are spacious, well-appointed, and offer great views, so it’s not surprising that these apartments often come with hefty price tags. The following is a list of some of the most expensive and luxurious penthouses in the world: 10. Faena Residence Miami Beach – $50 Million Faena Residence Miami Beach is a high-end 18-story oceanfront property set between the Atlantic and the iconic Collins Avenue. The duplex penthouse sitting atop of the building has been sold this spring for a record-shattering $50 million, the most paidREAD MORE »

Top 15 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

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By Boogie

Posted 21 Oct 2014 3:39 pm

Huge and elaborate sets, authentic costumes, spectacular special effects, and sizeable salaries paid to the stars – all of these cost a lot of money, especially when you want every detail to be perfect. A lot of the time, it’s worth it and your project earns many times the invested amount. Other times, it’s a flop which can nearly bankrupt a studio and ruin careers. There’s a little bit of everything below, on the list of the most expensive movies ever made. (Note: Movie budget figures are adjusted for inflation) 15. Spider-Man 2 (2004): $250.1 Million Hollywood has developed quiteREAD MORE »

Top 10 Largest Banks in the World

JPMorgan Chase

By Boogie

Posted 9 Oct 2014 11:16 pm

As the institutions specialized in dealing with money, helping to create wealth for others, banks have gotten really good at creating a lot wealth for themselves as well. The biggest of these financial institutions have assets comparable to the entire GDP of some of the world’s most powerful nations, which gives them the potential to be big players on the world economic stage. While most of these banks are based in Western developed nations, the world’s second largest economy, China (first largest, when adjusted for purchasing power), also has a few entries into the top 10: 10. Barclays – $2.27READ MORE »

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