Executive Lifestyle 2020-01-17T14:23:00Z

I spent a day on Richard Branson's private island in the Caribbean. It was as spectacular as you can imagine.

Make no mistake: After spending time on Necker Island, you will be forever ruined, but it'll be in the best way possible.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-15T22:00:00Z
jackson hole wyoming

Wealthy people are flying to Jackson Hole, Wyoming, to shelter in their vacation homes. Here's what life is like in the most unequal place in America, where the 1% makes $16 million a year.

The Jackson, Wyoming, metro area is the most unequal place in the US, where the average income of the richest 1% is more than $16.1 million.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T20:20:00Z
Oceanfront Hampton

An oceanfront compound in the Hamptons just sold for $45 million, marking the ritzy Long Island enclave's priciest deal this year

An unidentified buyer scooped up the sprawling Long Island estate built by late rail tycoon James H. Evans.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-21T15:29:00Z

Richard Branson is offering up his private island in the British Virgin Islands as collateral to save Virgin Atlantic. Here's how he spends his $4.4 billion fortune.

Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has a net worth of $4.4 billion. When he spends his money indulgently, it's to make money in return.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-21T14:53:00Z

Inside Waiheke, the 'Hamptons of New Zealand,' where billionaires are hunkering down in their mega-mansions during the pandemic

Waiheke Island, near Auckland, is home to mega-mansions tucked away in remote corners — exactly what billionaires want for their pandemic quarantine.
Transportation 2020-04-21T14:11:05Z

Boeing just flew its first COVID-19 airlift mission with a huge private jet instead of the massive oversized cargo plane Trump touted

President Trump proudly announced at the White House that three Boeing 747 Dreamlifters were donated to transport supplies. This is not that plane.
Politics 2020-04-21T13:56:00Z

What Queen Elizabeth's relationship was like with every US president, from Truman to Trump

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest currently-reigning monarch, turns 94 on April 21, 2020. She's met with all but one US president since 1951.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-21T13:35:00Z

The Queen at 94: The most important photo from every single year of her remarkable life

This year's celebrations will be slightly different as the monarch and her husband Prince Philip are on lockdown at Windsor Castle.
Strategy 2020-04-21T13:31:30Z

My sister lives in a group home, and it's been a month since anyone was allowed to visit her because of COVID-19 social-isolation rules

"I always think, does she understand what's going on? Does she think we've abandoned her?" Allison Norlian wrote.
Strategy 2020-04-21T13:15:00Z

The coronavirus pandemic is worsening the US housing crisis — and could lead to greater inequality

One third of Americans could not afford rent this month, and temporary stimulus checks aren't going to help.
Strategy 2020-04-21T12:45:00Z

Follow these 3 steps to reduce stress and manage your business during uncertainty

Acknowledging the bad, and sharing the load along with the truth, is one of the most powerful things you can do.
Strategy 2020-04-21T12:30:00Z

Billionaire Sheryl Sandberg calls for new laws to help Americans through the coronavirus, including mandating paid sick leave and finally fixing the gender wage gap

In an interview with Business Insider, the Facebook COO talked about collective grief during the pandemic and urged policy reform.
Strategy 2020-04-20T21:13:00Z

Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here's how he's dealing with the coronavirus pandemic — from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett's "scientific adviser."

Gates has called the coronavirus a "once-in-a-century pathogen." In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates warned that "we're not ready for the next epidemic."
BI Prime Finance 2020-04-20T18:55:30Z

How New York City's housing market after the pandemic will compare to post 9/11: Industry leaders see many similarities, but a few crucial differences

The industry sees the two crises as very similar, except 9/11 impacted only New York's housing market, whereas the pandemic is national and global.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T18:19:00Z

The Gateses stockpiled food in their basement, Warren Buffett is drinking more Coke, and Elon Musk is trying to prove he sent ventilators to California. Here's how the world's richest people have been handling the pandemic.

Billionaires may have better access to coronavirus tests than ordinary Americans, but how they're social distancing doesn't look all that different.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T17:17:00Z

Meet the Duke of Westminster, the 29-year-old British millennial who's richer than the Queen

Hugh Grosvenor, Prince George's godfather, recently made headlines for donating over $15 million towards coronavirus relief efforts in the UK.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T16:23:00Z

Some wealthy homeowners — like Martha Stewart — are quarantining with their staff and paying a premium for live-in service

From riding out the pandemic in vacation homes with their staff to having supplies and mail delivered in, the wealthy are having a plush pandemic.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T15:05:00Z

LA's skies are smog-free and peacocks are roaming the streets of Dubai. Photos show how nature has returned to cities shut down by the coronavirus pandemic.

Air pollution dropped in several cities, while mountain goats overran a Welsh town as people stay indoors to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Travel 2020-04-20T14:53:00Z

The 15 states where tourism has been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic

Hawaii's tourism sector has suffered the biggest hit of all 50 states, according to a new report from WalletHub.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-20T14:04:00Z

Rich urbanites are fleeing big cities and draining resources in smaller, more remote vacation spots. Here's where they're going — and how the locals feel about it.

The wealthy are sheltering everywhere from coastal New England and western ski resorts in the US to the English countryside.
Strategy 2020-04-20T13:00:00Z

50 ways you may be overworking yourself to help others without even realizing it

If you use phrases like "no worries" in emails to calm other people down, you may be guilty of this.
Strategy 2020-04-19T15:14:00Z

Sheryl Sandberg and I video-chatted about grief during a time when the whole world is experiencing it. Here's her personal advice for persevering.

I described my brother's death in a Zoom call with the Facebook COO. Her response is the advice on coping with loss that the world needs right now.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-19T14:27:00Z

9 mind-blowing facts that show just how rich Michael Jordan really is

Retired basketball player Michael Jordan, who has a $2.1 billion net worth, didn't become a billionaire until he left the NBA.
Strategy 2020-04-19T14:00:00Z

The youngest editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine shares how passion and a great mentor helped her go from studying ballet to running a major publication

"Apply for everything you're not qualified for. Skills can be learned — if you have the belief that you can do it, you can."
Transportation 2020-04-19T12:26:00Z

An airline is offering Tony Robbins' Boeing 737 private jet featuring an onboard shower for charter. Take a look inside.

The private jet version of the Boeing 737, the BBJ offers a spacious cabin and long-haul range with amenities such as a private bedroom and shower.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-18T15:07:00Z

A private island off the coast of Miami paid $30,000 for 1,800 coronavirus antibody tests while the rest of the US struggles to obtain any tests at all. Here's how America's richest ZIP code did it.

To live on exclusive Fisher Island, residents pay a one-time fee of $250,000. The coronavirus is a whole different pandemic for the ultrarich.
Tech 2020-04-18T14:20:00Z

A golden chamber buried under a mountain in Japan contains water so pure it can dissolve metal, and it's helping scientists detect dying stars

The Super-Kamiokande neutrino detector is a physics experiment the size of a 15-story building, buried under a mountain in Japan.
Strategy 2020-04-18T14:00:00Z

The coronavirus may cause the end of summer vacation as we know it

Not all students have laptops or internet access at home, and these students are at a disadvantage as classes move online.
Strategy 2020-04-18T14:00:00Z

16 easy cocktails to try during quarantine, according to influencers, bartenders, and people who can send alcohol straight to your door

Making easy cocktails at home is a fun way to liven up your quarantine. We asked the experts for their favorites.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-18T13:35:00Z

How a real-estate investor overcame introversion to raise his first $1 million from private lenders — and his step-by-step guide to fundraising

Matt Theriault's strategy is to ask simple but specific questions to build a relationship. And he said the timing of these questions is crucial.
Strategy 2020-04-18T10:00:00Z

What to pack if you have to evacuate your home in a hurry during the pandemic

Knowing how to evacuate and what you should bring can help keep you calm, especially as much of the US prepares to enter hurricane and tornado season.
Sports 2020-04-17T23:11:00Z

How Michael Jordan, the first billionaire athlete, makes and spends his $2.1 billion fortune

Michael Jordan is the richest former pro athlete in the world. Since he retired in 2003, he's continued to build upon a lucrative career.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T22:01:00Z

Photos of Danish children returning to school while staying six feet apart highlight the country's cautious approach to lifting its lockdown measures

Denmark became the first European country under lockdown to reopen daycares and primary schools, prompting mixed reactions from parents.
Strategy 2020-04-17T21:19:00Z

MAKING BIG MONEY: The ultimate guides to breaking into careers with 6-figure salaries

Whether you want to go freelance or land a high-paying, full-time job, experts share how to break into various careers with six-digit incomes.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T21:14:00Z

Some Florida beaches are already starting to reopen after officials were criticized for not closing them right away during spring break

Florida has not seen a drop-off in coronavirus cases: As of Friday, it had reported over 24,000 cases and nearly 700 deaths.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T20:17:48Z

Hospitality and tourism job postings have tumbled 60%, more than any other sector — and it highlights the outsized damage of the coronavirus on the travel industry

A new report comparing Indeed.com job postings year-over-year underscores the coronavirus outbreak's toll on hospitality and tourism.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T19:19:00Z

Here are the celebrities and notable figures around the world who are believed to have died of the novel coronavirus

Musician John Prine and architect Michael Sorkin are some of the celebrities that have died of coronavirus-related illnesses.
Strategy 2020-04-17T18:35:00Z

I loved being a trophy wife until I realized what I was missing out on. I made the terrifying choice to blow up my marriage — and it was worth it.

At first, marrying an older, wealthier man made Shannon Page feel grown-up. But soon she regretted the parts of herself she had given up.
BI Prime Strategy 2020-04-17T18:32:00Z

Scientists have identified a series of warning signs that predict divorce. Here's relationship experts' best advice on what to look out for.

Researchers have pinpointed multiple factors that make it more likely a married couple will split up — from your level of education to when you marry.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T18:14:00Z

Bill and Melinda Gates have been storing food in their basement for years in anticipation of a pandemic

Melinda Gates said on BBC Radio that years ago her family had a conversation about what they would do if a pandemic hit.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T16:34:00Z

A Peruvian family just scooped up 8 luxury condos in NYC, in a $27 million all-cash deal to safeguard their wealth during the pandemic

The unidentified family "felt their money was safer in an apartment in New York than in a bank" amid coronavirus market panic.
Strategy 2020-04-17T15:33:00Z

A tiny Mexican art store in NYC survived 20 years of skyrocketing rents and the nation's move to online shopping. Now its owner is asking loyal customers for $14,000 to prevent closing for good.

Latino-owned businesses are a major asset to the US economy — but many of them are shuttering in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Strategy 2020-04-17T14:37:24Z

I waited in line for more than 2 hours to take the coronavirus antibody test and got my results in 10 minutes — here's what it was like

The drive-thru antibody test for coronavirus took Jon Rettinger of California just 10 minutes from start to finish. His test came back negative.
BI Prime Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T13:44:37Z

A REIT investment specialist with over 10 years of experience picks 3 stocks he'd invest in right now

Jussi Askola recommended IRT, MNR, and UMH, each of which taps into an essential market, making them likely to weather the downturn.
Strategy 2020-04-17T13:30:00Z

I'm a psychotherapist who tested 7 major online therapy websites — and I was surprised how much I preferred the platforms that didn't involve video

Psychotherapist Amy Morin signed up for seven different online therapists, and found an option much better than video chatting.
Executive Lifestyle 2020-04-17T13:10:00Z

My wife and I left Brooklyn as the coronavirus pandemic started tearing through New York City and are now hunkering down in Pennsylvania — and it's making me rethink how I've chosen to live my life

We always talked about what would come next, and how nice having a car or washing machine would be. The coronavirus pressed fast forward on that.
Science 2020-04-17T13:10:00Z

5 reasons why some people may refuse to social distance and how to convince them to listen, according to a psychologist

Dr. Shauna Springer, chief psychologist for Stella Center, says many people feel invincible to the coronavirus, or not understand the risks to others.
Politics 2020-04-17T13:00:00Z

Why the Strategic National Stockpile wasn't prepared for the coronavirus spread

The Strategic National Stockpile wasn't prepared for the spread of the coronavirus because it was designed to deal with "localized" events.
Strategy 2020-04-17T12:45:00Z

5 ways CEOs and leaders can communicate effectively with employees during the coronavirus crisis

Employees don't expect CEOs to be superheroes — instead, they look to leaders for assurance and support.
Strategy 2020-04-17T12:31:00Z

CENTERING YOURSELF: A guide to maintaining your mental health and warding off stress and anxiety in the age of coronavirus

Top executives, psychologists, and mental health experts share their best advice for dealing with the mental health crisis caused by the pandemic.
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