Rise of the Art Insta-Collectors: Buying Big Names They Don’t Even Love by Richard Kirshenbaum

Nirvana Got a $600 Advance on their first album


Here’s their original contract with Sub Pop



The Benjamin by Chris Jones

Unless you’re more of a player than we think you are, that new hundred-dollar bill coming this fall won’t wind up in your pocket very often. But it may be America’s most popular export, the most coveted bill in the world. And the story of the new hundred — still made by hand with ancient tools — is the story of American money itself.

Impressive Automobiles

A selection of lots from the ‘Motorcars’ session of Bonham’s Quail Lodge Auction.



How American Rich Kids Bought Their Way Into the British Elite by Angela Serratore



The Poorest Rich Kids in the World by Sabrina Rubin Erdely

Why did the heirs to one of the largest fortunes in America grow up horribly neglected and abused?



The Long Con: How The Manziels Conquered America by Timothy Burke




The amount of money a 16-year-old lottery winner spent on cocaine during the first 5 years of her new wealth.

Lose The Weight for Gold


In Dubai, for every 2.2 lbs of weight you lose, you receive 1 gram of gold.

Moss Suede


Makr’s new zip slim wallet

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“Austerity Drive”


The Pope’s new summer whip is a second-generation Ford Focus.

Actual Wealth vs Alleged Wealth


Newsflash: The majority of rappers boasting about their money are actually not telling the truth at all.

Russian Oligarchs

A portrait of the .00001%

After-Lunchtime Laughter

Markets In Turmoil As Price Of Money Skyrockets To $90 A Dollar

Jay-Z and Nokia Team-Up To Release The Black Album


Oh wait, that was 10 years ago. Ooooops. Jay-Z and Samsung seal $5 million deal for Magna Carta Holy Grail*.

*Normal data rates apply. Void where prohibited.

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Morning Dose of Jon Lajoie’s Kickstarter

“Please help me raise 500 million dollars so that I can accomplish my dream of becoming SUPER rich.”

The First $100,000 I Ever Made


A big ol’ print from John Baldessari

Richard Prince’s Zero Dollar Bill


Commissioned by Phoenix for their performance at the Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona.

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“That was a $75,000 tear”


A home contractor working on his own for the first time, found a copy of the 1938 Action Comics #1—”The most important comic book in the history of comic books”—stuffed in a wall while doing renovation. What followed was excitement and a heated argument with his wife’s aunt during which she grabbed the comic book. When he went to take it back, she held on, and the cover ripped, downgrading “the comic book’s condition to a 1.5 on a 10-point scale.” In-laws, they’re the worst.

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