Wealth

George Clooney may be taking a hiatus from the big screen, but he’s still cashing in. The 57-year-old ranks as the highest-paid actor of the year, according to Forbes’ 2018 list of top male earners, which was released Wednesday. Clooney took in $239 million in pretax earnings, thanks to a lucrative business venture, endorsements and
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Yet such has been the concern about the super-rich in general that arguably rather less attention is paid to their changing composition, notably the shift to the world’s rising eastern giants. The US still boasts more “three-comma club” members than any other country, but the Asia-Pacific region now easily surpasses North America and Europe. China
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But doing so can be easier said than done. Just who are you supposed to call on and what are you supposed to ask? One person who has relied heavily on mentors to steer her career is 36-year-old Jayna Cooke. Her mentors guided her through the ranks at Groupon before she went on to found
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On the earnings call Monday morning, Sotheby’s CEO Tad Smith declined to name the paintings. But he said that with one of them “the contribution was positive, and if we had had more bidding it would have been robustly attractive” to the company. The second painting, he said, “was a pricing error.” Art industry sources
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Saudi Arabia’s best-known investor is back in the market. Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, a longtime investor in international businesses including Citigroup, Twitter, Lyft and the Four Seasons hotel chain, announced a $270 million transaction with the French music-streaming company Deezer on Thursday. The Deezer investment is the prince’s first big international deal since January, when
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For those in the market for a new house, why not take a look at the same places that you’ve seen on movie screens and in the pages of comic books? If you’ve ever wanted to live like a character from “The Avengers,” “X-Men” or the “Justice League,” there are real estate options — provided
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