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 5:40pm2/11/14 5:40pm

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 3:00pm1/21/14 3:00pm

Five Things You Need to Know About Africa's First Female Billionaire

Meet Isabel Dos Santos. She is 40 years old. Forbes has just named her Africa's first female billionaire. Yes. Billion. Picture a million-dollar home. Now picture one thousand of them. A billion. »1/25/13 5:15pm1/25/13 5:15pm

And there you have it. Pretty lady, interesting family, billions and billions of murky bucks. (The that most people in…

Excruciating Teen Billionaire Peter Brant II Says He Has a Plan to Kill Obama

Last night was a time of high emotional dudgeon. All that anxiety as we awaited the outcome of the U.S. presidential election, followed by the news that Obama had won a second term in office. If you're teenaged billionaire Peter Brant II, the Greenwich-raised son of paper magnate Peter Brant and supermodel Stephanie… »11/07/12 12:10pm11/07/12 12:10pm

Gina Rinehart, the World’s Richest Woman, Is Really Sick of How Jeal-Jeal the Working Poor Are

You know how when you wear your ostrich-egg diamond necklace for your Saturday promenade down Main Street and all the drunk poors stir awake on their cardboard mats and sort of give you this really judgy scowl? Ugh, it is literally the worst, and if you're regularly besieged with the covetous stares of your less… »8/30/12 11:55pm8/30/12 11:55pm

Rich Kids' Excessive, Obnoxious Tweets Are Super Helpful to People Who Want to Rob Them

If you're like me, the first time you saw the blog Rich Kids of Instagram, you decided you wanted to stop being a human for awhile, at least until the current gilded age blows over. But, annoyed salt-of-the-earth types with a petty streak, take heart: turns out, all that social network swapping of pictures of gold… »8/14/12 1:30pm8/14/12 1:30pm

What Poor People Need Is More Marriage, Religion & Bitchy Disdain

Despite the millions of magnetic car stickers that demanded Americans Stand United, the opposite's happening. The wealthy highbrow elite are moving culturally further and further from their Cheeto dust huffing, sexy mudflap buying dirt-folk, and the cultural class divide's only going to widen. That is, unless we… »1/23/12 1:10pm1/23/12 1:10pm

Kim Kardashian Made $12 Million Last Year & Paid Barely Any Taxes

Are you angry about Kim Kardashian? Are you angry about the rich not paying enough taxes? This is your jam! The Courage Campaign has launched a new commercial that shames Kim for making $12 million dollars in one year alone and getting taxed only one percent more than everyone else. It begins with the classiest of… »12/20/11 7:45pm12/20/11 7:45pm

Fat Daters Compensate For Unattractiveness With Grad School, Money

Bad news, fatties. A new study from the Department of Making You Feel Bad has just released results of a new study that found that people with marriage on their mind don't want to date you. But there's a glimmer of good news among the bad: you can overcome your unlovable-ness by earning more money or going to school… »10/10/11 11:55am10/10/11 11:55am

Would "Push Presents" Be So Obnoxious If They Weren't Called "Push Presents"?

You know how sometimes, a man will give his wife a nice piece of jewelry or whatevs when she gives birth to a baby, just to be like, "Hey, sweetie, I know you feel a million kinds of gross right now and can barely focus on something as inanimate and utterly pointless — not to mention earlobe-depleting! — as earrings,… »12/06/07 2:00pm12/06/07 2:00pm

Poors Continue Relentless Campaign of Robbing The Rich of Their Time-Honored Pursuits

Sometimes when we're reading the NY Times "Thursday Styles" section we like to imagine the writers coming up with their ideas. In the movie in our mind, today's story by Natasha Singer about the democratization (read: "down-marketization") of plastic surgery began with an anecdote over lemon waters at Bergdorf's.… »8/16/07 10:30am8/16/07 10:30am