Attention, Kanye: Kim Kardashian Would Like a $1 Million 'Push Present'

Kim Kardashian has been quite vocal about how she loathes being pregnant, so it’s not surprising she’d request a huge reward for enduring months of agony while carrying her and Kanye West’s spawn. Her second child with West is due around Christmas, so the reality star has announced the one item on her push present… »11/21/15 4:00pm11/21/15 4:00pm


“Just 158 families...contributed $176 million in the first phase of the campaign...Not since before

“Just 158 families...contributed $176 million in the first phase of the campaign...Not since before Watergate have so few people and businesses provided so much early money in a campaign, most of it through channels legalized by the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision five years ago.” The New York Times’ story… »10/11/15 1:10pm10/11/15 1:10pm

Rich People Now Think Designer Logo Bags Are Declassé

Remember the early 2000s, when a designer logo handbag was the ultimate status symbol, to the point that not-rich people were either saving paychecks to cop them and/or trawling Canal Street for the best knockoffs? That era is over. These days, rich people think the logo bag is gauche, and would prefer to floss their… »6/16/15 4:50pm6/16/15 4:50pm

Billionaire's Ex Is Gonna Need at Least a Million Smackeroos a Month

Welcome back to Lifestyles of the Rich and At Each Other's Throats. Previously, a billionaire oilman's ex returned a $975 million lump-sum settlement delivered in the form of a personal check (before changing her mind because take the money and run, girl). Now another billionaire and his ex are fighting over whether… »3/04/15 12:30pm3/04/15 12:30pm

Too Rich or Lazy to Function? 'Fitness Concierge' Service Will Help

New from the perpetually robust New York Times Wealth Gap/Are You Kidding Me section, we have a sweet little story about a company that offers services like "booking your workout classes for you" ($350 per month; a bargain!) and "coming to your house at 5 AM and making you get dressed for your workout" ($100 per… »12/18/14 11:10am12/18/14 11:10am

Rich People Work Out to Lose Weight, Poor People Take Diet Pills

The relationship between poverty and weight is a vital yet often downplayed aspect of the "obesity epidemic." Poor people have less nutritious food in their neighborhood stores (if they have stores at all), less money to buy it, less time to cook it, and less access to preventive medical care. But the fact that… »8/21/14 4:00pm8/21/14 4:00pm