Posts Tagged ‘$4 million’
A sports car once owned by the late British actress Diana Dors could fetch up to £4 million at a Californian auction this weekend.
The 1949 Delahaye Roadster, which some have dubbed as the most beautiful car in the world, was given to Dors when she was 17…
Dors, who was seen as the British Marilyn Monroe, died in 1984 aged 52.
Born Diana Mary Fluck, Dors became known as a 1950s blonde sex symbol, but was also well-respected for her acting skills.
RM auctioneers said the car was curvaceous, sexy and flamboyant, just like its former owner…
The car is one of only 150 Roadsters made, and only one of 51 of its specific model – the 175S – and is expected to attract a lot of interest from car collectors around the world.
The company stopped production in 1951 as it found there was little demand for such extravagance during that post-war period.
Yes, I’d rather have the car.
The largest gold coin in the world has been sold for $4m at an auction in Vienna.
The Maple Leaf coin measures 53cm in diameter, weighs 100kg and is listed in the Guinness Book of Records.
The coin was bought by a Spanish precious metal company on Friday, the auction house Dorotheum said.
The auction had been ordered by the administrator of an Austrian investment group that had gone bankrupt.
The group, AvW Invest, had bought the coin in 2007. It is one of only five Canadian Maple Leaf coins that carry a face value of almost $1million and bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II.
It’s worth more when they melt it down – than the face value.
The Decline and Fall of the Capitalist Empire, Part Two: CEO gets $4 million to cutback personal use of corporate jet!
Daylife/AP Photo used by permission
The chief executive of Abercrombie & Fitch is being paid $4 million to curb his personal use of the company plane. Michael Jeffries previously had unlimited use of the firm’s aircraft.
In 2008, his personal use incurred costs of $1.1 million. Now, if he exceeds $200,000 a year he must reimburse the teen retailer.
Mr Jeffries would also have to pay some of the $4 million back if he were to leave the company without “good reason” before his contract runs out in February 2014.
Mr Jeffries’ personal use of the plane averaged about $850,000 a year between 2006 and 2008, according to previous company regulatory filings.
The “let ‘em eat cake” mentality of our corporate overseers seems boundless.
Our most notorious politicians ape teabagger slogans to claim leadership of current populist hypocrisy – then play kissy-kissy with lobbyists representing the same corporate slugs as soon as legislation with any potential of affecting profits tries to sneak under the door of Congress – or Parliament.
I admit, sometimes, I’m in a quandary over who deserves the most contempt. Corporate leeches, political lackeys – or the ignorant fools who re-elect the political crud running our nation on the basis of 18th-Century religious slogans.