November 30, 1989
No one says, "Hi, I'm Wendy and I'll be your server today." No one asks you how you like your steak done. No one hovers, waiting for you to leave so they can seat another party at your table. No one angles for a tip. No one keeps you waiting in the bar. They just do it. Automatically, immediately. They know your name, and that you'll need the table in the corner for at least two hours, and that you'd like a copy of the Wall Street Journal next to your plate. You want privacy, you've got privacy.
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August 10, 2000 |
In case you're wondering, there was no pre-nup. "It would have turned the marriage into a business arrangement," said Henry T. Segerstrom, back in Orange County with his bride on Wednesday after a courtship and wedding that give new meaning to the term "whirlwind." Segerstrom quietly married Elizabeth Macavoy on July 29 at the St. Regis hotel in New York, three weeks after they met. He's: 77; arts philanthropist; managing partner of C.J.
October 11, 1988 |
Here is Forbes magazine's 1988 list of the 400 richest Americans in descending order of wealth, showing estimated fortune in millions, residence, source of wealth and age. Duplicated numbers represent ties; boldfaced entries are used to designate Californians. 1) Sam Moore Walton, $6,700, Bentonville, Ark., Wal-Mart Stores, 70. 2) John Werner Kluge, $3,200, Charlottesville, Va., Metromedia, 75. 3) Henry Ross Perot, $3,000 Dallas, Electronic Data Systems, 58.
December 8, 1998 |
On the night he was murdered, barrel-chested millionaire Stanley Cohen went to bed as usual--nude and alone. His glamorous young wife, Joyce, stayed up late. After 11 years of marriage, the couple's relationship had hit the shoals. Both were having affairs. They had not slept together for two years. In a downstairs bedroom of their bluff-top Coconut Grove home, Joyce said, she was sorting through clothing for a garage sale when she heard a loud banging noise.
October 13, 1987 |
America's 400 richest people are worth $220 billion--a whopping 41% jump from last year and enough money to wipe out the 1986 U.S. budget deficit, Forbes magazine reports. No. 1 on the list for the third year is retail king Sam M. Walton, whose assets from his Wal-Mart discount stores nearly doubled to $8.5 billion. That is more than the gross national product of many Third World countries. Walton is one of 49 billionaires to top the list, nearly twice as many as appeared there last year.
June 21, 1999 |
A booming stock market and newly created Internet wealth has expanded the world's billionaires club and pushed the collective net worth of the richest 200 working people beyond $1 trillion, Forbes magazine says in its latest ranking of billionaires around the globe. Just as the Internet has sped the pace of life today, hastening everything from stock trading to travel planning, it also has accelerated the creation of wealth--particularly among the richest individuals.
December 2, 1995 |
Tooling around in her Jaguar convertible, dishing the inside story on Burt and Loni and wearing fur stoles and diamonds, Jacqueline Levitz cut quite a figure in this unpretentious Mississippi River town of antebellum mansions and shotgun shacks. Even so, friends say, not many people here knew her.
February 9, 1990 |
For much of her 66 years, Caroline Rose Hunt, one of the nation's wealthiest women, focused her attention on doing good works and raising five children. More often than not, she shunned the spotlight that was hers for the asking, merely by virtue of being one of the Hunt dynasty of Dallas.
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September 19, 2004 |
Pastor Paul Crouch looked into the camera and told his flock that Trinity Broadcasting Network needed $8 million to spread the Gospel throughout India and save 1 billion souls from damnation. Crouch, head of the world's largest Christian broadcasting network, said even viewers who couldn't afford a $1,000 pledge should take a "step of faith" and make one anyway. The Lord would repay them many times over, he said. "Do you think God would have any trouble getting $1,000 extra to you somehow?"
January 11, 2007 |
TYCOONS trying to impress will pay millions for a Picasso or Pollock, so why not splurge on a living, breathing Jagger? Or hire rapper 50 Cent to drop by the mansion and perform "Get Rich or Die Tryin' "? Now that will get them talking down at the country club. That's the loud and lavish sensibility behind the hottest party accessory around -- the rentable rock star.