How to Live Just Like Billionaire Warren Buffett
September 25, 2017
Billionaire Warren Buffett is known for his smart investments, timely commentary and offbeat lifestyle not at all expected of an 87-year-old mega-rich investor and CEO.
Buffett is much more Midwest than he is Midtown Manhattan, living well below his means in the nation's heartland. Here's a look at what makes the Buffett wheels turn, with everything from diet choice to real estate, and how you can live just like the Oracle of Omaha.
Eat Whatever You Want.
Buffett's diet is a far cry from farm-raised salmon and microgreens that populate the plates of many of the world's wealthiest. The Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A - Get Report) (BRK.B - Get Report) CEO stands at about 5'10" and has said he consumes 2,500 calories per day to maintain his weight. The investor has told reporters that his favorite meal is a cheeseburger and a Coca-Cola Co. (KO - Get Report) Cherry Coke.
Most mornings, Buffett stops by McDonald's (MCD - Get Report) on his five-minute drive to work. He never spends more than $3.17 on his breakfast, which is usually two sausage patties; an egg and cheese sandwich; or a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich.
Buffett has told Fortune that he "checked out the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old. It's the safest course I can take."
Mind Your Pennies
The Omaha, Nebraska-native practices almost austere personal frugality, but maintains that he stills buys everything that he wants in life. Buffett owns one home, for which he paid $31,500 in 1958. The five-bedroom, 6,570 square foot brick home would sell for about $652,619 today. Buffett said the home was the third-best investment he ever made, behind two wedding rings for his late wife Susan and his current wife Astrid.
Buffett did own a vacation home in Laguna Beach, California, but sold the four-bedroom, four-bath house on a private cul-de-sac for $5.45 million in 2005.
Buffett doesn't splurge on cars, either. In 2014, he traded in a General Motors Co. (GM - Get Report) 2006 Cadillac DTS to buy a 2014 Cadillac XTS. The basic model retails for about $61,000.
There's More to Life Than Work
Buffett is well-known as a family man and close friends with fellow billionaire and Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) founder Bill Gates. Buffett reportedly picks up Gates from the airport himself when he's in Omaha and sends Gates and his wife Melinda newspaper clippings he thinks they'll like.
One of Buffett's top picks is Apple Inc. (AAPL - Get Report) . The investor has never sold an Apple share, and said last month that he sees Apple becoming the first trillion-dollar company. Other big Buffett holdings include Coca-Cola (KO - Get Report) , Wells Fargo (WFC - Get Report) , American Airlines (AAL - Get Report) , American Express (AXP - Get Report) , Bank of America (BAC - Get Report) , Costco (COST) , Kraft Heinz (KHC - Get Report) , Southweat Airlines (LUV - Get Report) , Moody's (MCO - Get Report) and Restaurant Brands (QSR - Get Report) .
Find a Cause and Give It Your All
Buffett has donated about $25 billion to charity in his life, with a great deal going to his friend Bill Gates' Foundation. Buffett plans to donate 99% of his wealth before his death - and he's started a pledge to get other mega-rich business titans to join him.
Selena Gomez Reveals Kidney Transplant
September 18, 2017
In an Instagram post, the singer says that her friend Francia Raisa donated an organ to her and says she wanted to explain why fans hadn't heard much from her despite having new music out.
"So I found out I needed to get a kidney transplant due to my Lupus and was recovering," she writes, Selena has also posted photos of her scar from the kidney transplant operation.
Selena Gomez also thanked her friend, The Secret Life of the American Teenager actress Francia Raisa, in her Instagram post.
Jerry Lewis: A Great Comedian
September 06, 2017
Jerry Lewis’ cause of death was revealed on Monday, August 21, one day after the Hollywood legend died at his Las Vegas home at the age of 91. The Clark County Nevada Coroner determined that he died as a result of ischemic cardiomyopathy, which happens when the heart is unable to pump sufficient blood through the rest of the body due to coronary artery disease, according to the New York Daily News.
The actor, singer, director and philanthropist, who began his career in the 1940s, when he teamed with Dean Martin at the age of 20, is being remembered for his perfect comedic timing as well as his big heart, which saw him raise more than $2.6 billion for muscular dystrophy research with his annual Labor Day weekend telethons.
After his break with Mr. Martin in 1956, Mr. Lewis went on to a successful solo career, eventually writing, producing and directing many of his own films.
Jerry Lewis was born on March 16, 1926, in Newark. Most sources, including his 1982 autobiography, “Jerry Lewis: In Person,” give his birth name as Joseph Levitch.
“The Nutty Professor,” a study in split personality that is as disturbing as it is hilarious, is probably the most honored and analyzed of Mr. Lewis’s films.
Although he retained a preternaturally youthful appearance for many years, Mr. Lewis had a series of serious illnesses in his later life, including prostate cancer, pulmonary fibrosis and two heart attacks. Drug treatments caused his weight to balloon alarmingly, though he recovered enough to continue performing well into the new millennium. He was appearing in one-man shows as recently as 2016.
Ms. Gadot, who grew up in a small town near Tel Aviv, “in a very normal family,” said she had never aspired to be an actress when growing up, although she always enjoyed performing and took dance classes from an early age. “For a while, I wanted to be a choreographer,” she said.
She competed in a Miss Universe pageant and won the title of Miss Israel in 2004 (owned and produced by Donald Trump) and served in the Israel Defense Forces.
After leaving the military, she started law school. “A casting director saw my card at my modeling agency and wanted me to test for a Bond girl,” she recalled. “I said, ‘I’m not an actress, it’s in English, it’s pointless.’ I literally went to keep my agent happy.”
She didn’t get the part (it went to Olga Kurylenko), but the process of callbacks and screen tests awoke her interest in acting.
Her mother, Irit, a high school physical education teacher, emphasized autonomy and competence in her two daughters. "I'm lucky. I grew up not thinking too much about gender," Gadot says. "My mom raised my sister and me to be confident women with aspirations.
And I always felt capable. I'm not saying that I'm stronger than most men. Physicality has its own rules. But we all have the same brains; we can achieve the same things."
She started to take acting classes, and several months later she was cast in an Israeli television series, then landed a role in the “Fast and Furious” franchise.
The film was the first superhero movie in over a decade to feature a woman as its title character, and the first time a female director will be in charge of such a film. The studio was looking for a female director and turned to Ms. Jenkins, best known for “Monster.”
“I had been talking to them about ‘Wonder Woman’ for 10 years,” Ms. Jenkins said in a recent Skype interview.
“They were interested, but they had a certain idea of what they wanted to do, and didn’t feel I was the right director. Then, I think they realized that they did want to go in my direction.”
The man who created her in 1941, William Moulton Marston, was a feminist, a psychologist and the inventor of the lie-detector test.
Marston also wanted to create an icon for little girls. "Not even girls want to be girls so long as our feminine archetype lacks force, strength, power," he wrote in a 1943 magazine article.
Female superheroes don't have much of a track record at the box office, partly because of movie studios' reluctance to bring female leads to the screen.
Kylie Jenner, The Next Kim Kardashian
Kylie has become a social media star that is known for her enhanced lips and hourglass figure. The youngest Kardashian has also helped her sister Kendall create fashion lines for high-street stores including Topshop and Pacsun.
In 2015, she and her sister Kylie were named to Time magazine’s Most Influential Teens list. That same year, she launched a paid lifestyle app called Kylie, which is estimated to generate millions of dollars for the young businesswoman. She was named the youngest person on the new Forbes 100 highest-paid celebrities list.
Recently, Kylie has been posting some very steamy images to promote her new lip colors as well as her bikini collection for the Kylie Shop. She has become one of the most successful stars in her family and could become more famous than her sister, Kim Kardashian.
Kim Kardashian West (36)
Arguably the most famous, Kim has been ranked at No.42 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list. Kim’s sex tape with ex Ray J shot her to fame in 2007. Since then, Kim has developed a make-up and perfume line, launched apps including ‘kimojis’, appeared on Dancing with the Stars and posed for a series of fashion shoots.
Kim has been married twice – with her first marriage to NBA player Kris Humphries only lasting 72 days in 2011. Dating rapper Kanye West from 2012, the pair married in Florence in 2014. They have two children together – daughter North West, 3, and son Saint West, 18 months.
Kendall Jenner (21)
First appearing on the show at the tender age of 12, Kendall works as an internationally acclaimed model. She frequently appears alongside Gigi Hadid and Cara Delevingne in her advertising campaigns as part of a “new generation of supermodels”.
The star was named by Forbes magazine as one of the highest earning models of 2016 – matching Karlie Kloss with an estimate £7.7million. She is a Victoria’s Secret model. she is known to be particularly close to her younger sister Kylie, her only full-blooded sibling, and has even said she’s
“more of a Jenner."
Before becoming reality stars, the Kardashian sisters owned their own clothing store DASH, which was where they worked before having their own show.
Kris Jenner (61)
She has been married twice, having four children with Robert Kardashian.
Kris went on to have two more daughters during her marriage to former Olympian Bruce, now Caitlyn, Jenner.
Kourtney Kardashian (38)
The oldest sister of the clan, Kourtney has a university degree in Theatre Arts with a minor in Spanish from Arizona University.
Kourtney has been in an on/off relationship with Scott Disick since 2006, and together they have three children Mason, Penelope and Reign.
Khloe Kardashian (32)
The star has been married once to NBA basketball player Lamar Odom, only a month after meeting him at a party. She filed for divorce in 2013 but finalised the split in 2016. Khloe has become known for her dramatic weight loss.
Female Director Breaks Record
June 05, 2017
Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman took $100.5m at the US/Canada box office this weekend - the biggest domestic debut for a female director.
Jenkins beat the previous record set by Sam Taylor-Johnson for Fifty Shades of Grey, which opened with $85.1m in 2015.
Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, has received largely positive reviews from film critics. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wonder Woman’s audience was a break from tradition for tentpole superhero movies —
52 percent of first weekend audiences were women, whereas previous DC and Marvel properties have counted on audiences with a male majority of 60 percent or more. As the first solo movie for a female superhero since Jennifer Garner’s Elektra in 2005, there was plenty of obnoxious speculation as to whether Wonder Woman would sink or swim at the box office.
Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:
1. "Wonder Woman," $100 million
2. "Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie," $23.5 million
3. "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales," $21.6 million
4. "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2," $9.7 million
5. "Baywatch," $8.5 million
6. "Alien: Covenant," $4 million
7. "Everything, Everything," $3.3 million
8. "Snatched," $1,3 million
9. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul," $1.2 million
10. "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword," $1.17 million
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