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 the world. His
Drones are becoming more and more popular, as awesome new features are constantly made available. Such is the case with the new DJI Inspire 1 video drone, equipped with an ultra high-quality 4K camera, which can be used to get amazing footage from high up in the air. In addition to this, there’s the Lighbox technology (which will, however, add an extra $1,400 to the final price), allowing the gadget to transmit a 1080p video from a distance of up to one mile. There’s even a ground-facing camera allowing the drone to track everything beneath it and maintain stability without the use
An amazing hotel in the heart of an amazing city, The Ritz-Carlton, Moscow is one of the Russian capital’s best luxury hotels. The accommodations here are, in one word, exceptional. There are 334 elegantly appointed, remarkably spacious rooms and suites, which includes the Executive Room, with views of the atrium and the Japanese garden, and the Ritz-Carton Suite, which offers panoramic views of the Kremlin and the Red Square. Dining options include some of the finest restaurants and cafes in Moscow, the classy Café Russe and the Novikov Restaurant & Bar, owned by celebrity chef and restaurant magnate Arkady Novikov. As all
Another great property in the affluent town of Greenwich, Connecticut: this lavish Indian Harbor Estate is set on its very own 5.8-acre peninsula, surrounded by the glittering waters of the Long Island sound. Originally built in 1939, the edifice has recently been remodeled by its current owners, sparing no expense in the process. In addition to recapturing its former beauty, the estate has also seen the addition of an amazing guest house with lavish suites and an indoor pool. The main home offers a generous 19,773 square-feet of living areas, which include no fewer than 8 bedrooms, as well as 10 full
Mercedes-Benz doesn’t seem content to just create awesome automobiles – like other prominent brands, every now and again they venture into foreign territory. This time, the German giant has teamed up with world-famous Hawaiian surfer Garrett McNamara in order to create two exclusive surfboards under the MBoard moniker. The first of them is made from cork supplied by Corticeira Amorim, a Portuguese company which is the world’s largest cork producer. The piece has already been completed and shipped to McNamara. The second board is made using aviation foam, which the surfer himself brought from California to Germany for Mercedez-Benz to work with.
Breitling, a brand known for creating high-end timepieces for aviators and other professionals, has released the Chronospace Military model. This elegant watch comes in a black steel case measuring 46 mm in diameter, with an AR-coated sapphire crystal and a bidirectional rating bezel with a compass scale. It is water resistant to 50 meters. At its heart, the movement is a Swiss thermocompensated quartz Breitling caliber 78, COSC-certified as a chronometer, with analog and LCD 12/24-hour display. Other features include 1/100th of a second chronograph with split times, alarm, countdown, dual timezone display with independent alarm, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), calendar day
German tuner Wimmer has recently unveiled three modified KTM X-BOW race cars: the GT, the R, and the RR. All three vehicles thus released are equipped with a modified ECU, a handmade stainless steel sport exhaust system, an optimized chassis, and high-performance brakes. The KTM X-BOW GT comes with a modified turbo, an optimized high compression pump and intake system, a modified engine, and an EVO 2 carbon fiber rear wing with adjustable flaps. It develops 485 hp (35 kW) and 520 Nm of torque, and thanks to its remarkably light weight (just 850 kg), it can accelerate from naught to 60
Following up on the Rouge Louboutin nail polish, the acclaimed French designer has released the even more eye-catching Starlight Limited Edition. Just like the glittering night sky, this remarkable lacquer features myriad glitter specs, adding a touch of sparkling luxury to your fingertips. It also boasts a highly-pigmented rich formula, something which makes it both long-lasting and chip resistant. The bottle is a veritable work of art in-and-of-itself. Embellished with no fewer than 1,500 two-tone Strass crystals (all applied by hand), its lavish coating adds another dimension of glamour to the product. Just like the Rouge Louboutin we’ve mentioned earlier, the Starlight