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 12:30pm 3/04/15 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 11:10am 12/18/14 11:10am

Oprah's 'Favorite Things' Will Run You $13,054

Oprah, who future civilizations will look back upon and assume was our queen, has released her annual "Favorite Things" list. Long gone are the days when we witnessed the unveiling of this rich lady fantasy on-air as a lucky studio audience of women had controlled brain aneurisms. Now, we must be content with clicking… » 11/05/14 3:45pm 11/05/14 3:45pm

Lucas Oil Founder Is 'Sick and Tired of Minorities Running' America

The founder of a multi-million dollar oil products company posted a disturbing rant on Facebook blaming minorities, atheists and Muslims for "running" the country. » 10/05/14 10:30pm 10/05/14 10:30pm

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 4:00pm 8/21/14 4:00pm

Texas Woman Calls Her Three-Story Closet a Female Man Cave

A Houston-area woman has built a three-story "female man cave," which houses hundreds of thousands of dollars in designer duds and a champagne room. » 7/18/14 2:40pm 7/18/14 2:40pm

Blake Lively's Lifestyle Website Will Be Called 'Preserve'

I was just thinking the other day: Boy, I sure wish I had another out of touch celebrity lifestyle website to browse through and weep openly at all the things I can't afford. Thankfully, Blake Lively will be filling that void with her new lifestyle site, "Preserve." » 7/14/14 10:30pm 7/14/14 10:30pm

Things I Learned About Rich People From the Goop Pop-Up Shop

This week, Gwyneth Paltrow, but more likely the people who work for her, launched a six-day Goop pop-up in Los Angeles in the tony 'hood of Brentwood. It was all the things you'd expect exactly at the correct place in the universe where you would most expect it. I asked a friend to meet me and drove 5.7 miles to check… » 5/06/14 4:15pm 5/06/14 4:15pm

How Much Money Do People in Your City Spend on Pets?

I don't have any pets, because I am allergic (...to having to fucking get up every morning and go outside and stand around waiting for an animal to poop and then touch the poop and then carry the poop around with me), but I do have love for the little buddies. And I understand that, in a lot of people's families,… » 4/30/14 10:40am 4/30/14 10:40am

I Went to An Oscars Gifting Suite and All I Got Was a Glowing Lipgloss

I'll tell you right now that I am not a celebrity. I know that may be hard to believe what with my extravagant lifestyle and frequent trips to both Marshalls and Ross for quality clothing at bargain prices. However, I've always wanted to live like a rock star (well, a rock star in their 50s who just naps a lot) so… » 3/01/14 5:15pm 3/01/14 5:15pm

Romantic Valentine's Day Meal Can Be Yours for the Low Cost of $93,300

Valentine's Day (the who-cares-iest of all the holidays) is right around the corner, so hopefully you've been saving up a Scrooge McDuck's vault's worth of gold to buy your significant other (or the body pillow that you call your "significant other") a proper gift. One particularly romantic option — if you're… » 2/11/14 5:40pm 2/11/14 5:40pm

Food in the House of Lords Is Not Fancy Enough, Complain Fancy Jerks

Oh, noooooooooo. Diners in the upper house of the U.K. Parliament are getting right stroppy about the current House of Lords restaurant options (all of which are taxpayer-subsidized) thanks to small wait lists, less than satisfactory cappuccinos and the lack of Chilean wine on the wine list. And don't even mention the… » 2/03/14 1:00pm 2/03/14 1:00pm

Make All the Bears Laugh at You With Anthropologie's $9,000 Tent

Are you an avid indoorsman with $9,000 to spare? Do you want to send a loud and clear message to your fellow campers that, in the event of an apocalypse, you should definitely be the first people eaten? Then does Anthropologie ever have the tent for you. » 1/24/14 4:00pm 1/24/14 4:00pm

Rich Idiots Will Pay Nearly $30K a Night to Sleep in Luxury Hotels

Those darn wealthy people! It's like every time you see them, they're doing some ridiculous new thing like lighting a cigar with a $100 bill, buying their way onto lifeboats on the Titanic or tricking a rube into selling his oil-rich land for far less than it's worth. And this time's no different. Now, our world's… » 1/21/14 3:00pm 1/21/14 3:00pm

Rich People Say They're Having Better Sex Than You

Fact: There is a a study out there, floating around on the Internet, to prove absolutely anything. For instance! Here's one today that suggests rich people are just plain old having a better time in the sack. » 1/16/14 3:30pm 1/16/14 3:30pm

Lady Butlers Are Popular With People Who Can Actually Afford Butlers

Ladies! Have you ever stared lovingly at Carson on Downton Abbey and thought, "well, shit, I could do that!" Well now is a better time than any to get that going! » 12/27/13 2:40pm 12/27/13 2:40pm

Bribing Your Kid's Way Into Preschool Is a Complicated Business

Rich people in New York continue to be the worst, this time with wealthy parents bribing teachers and administrators for coveted spots at private schools, particularly pre-schools, with expensive gifts. » 12/24/13 2:40pm 12/24/13 2:40pm