Thursday, April 30, 2015

The Richest Person In Each State 2015

Have you ever wondered who the wealthiest or richest person is in your home state? Forbes announced yesterday their annual "Richest Person In Each State" list. So being who we are, the Billionaire Mailing List just had to share with those that are curious. Of the 50 people on the list, only 6 of them are NOT billionaires. If interested in contacting or writing any of these people, the other 44 names on the list can be found on our Billionaire Mailing List, and the 6 millionaires can be found on our Millionaire Mailing List. So if you would like to contact any of the people listed just visit us at

The Richest Person In Each State 2015

Alabama - Garry Drummond - Net worth = $980 million
Alaska - Robert Hilliam - Net worth = $320 million
Arizona - Bruce Halle - Net worth = $6 billion
Arkansas - Jim Walton - Net worth = $37.6 billion
California - Larry Ellison - Net worth = $52.8 billion
Colorado - Charles Ergen - Net worth = $18.2 billion
Connecticut - Ray Dalio - Net worth = $15.4 billion
Delaware - Elizabeth Snyder - Net worth = $675 million
Florida - Micky Arison - Net worth = $7.4 billion
Georgia - Anne Cox Chambers - Net worth = $17 billion
Hawaii - Pierre Omidyar - Net worth = $8.1 billion
Idaho - Scott Simplot - Net worth = $2.3 billion
Illinois - Ken Griffin - Net worth = $6.6 billion
Indiana - Carl Cook - Net worth = $6.7 billion
Iowa - Harry Stine - Net worth = $3.4 billion
Kansas - Charles Koch - Net worth = $42.7 billion
Kentucky - B. Wayne Hughes - Net worth = $2.5 billion
Louisiana - Tom Benson - Net worth = $1.9 billion
Maine - Bill Alfond - Net worth = $1.2 billion
Maryland - Ted Lerner - Net worth = $5 billion
Massachusetts - Abigail Johnson - Net worth = $13.4 billion
Michigan - Hank and Doug Meijer - Net worth = $10.1 billion
Minnesota - Whitney MacMillan - Net worth = $4.7 billion
Mississippi - Leslie Lampton - Net worth = $1 billion
Missouri - Jack Taylor - Net worth = $12.7 billion
Montana - Dennis Washington - Net worth = $5.8 billion
Nebraska - Warren Biffett - Net worth = $70.2 billion
Nevada - Sheldon Adelson - Net worth = $29.7 billion
New Hampshire - Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli - Net worth = $1 billion
New Jersey - David Tepper - Net worth = $10.4 billion
New Mexico - Mark C. Chase - Net worth = $650 million
New York - David Koch - Net worth = $42.7 billion
North Carolina - James Goodnight - Net worth = $7.5 billion
North Dakota - Gary Tharaldson - Net worth = $930 million
Ohio - Leslie Wexner - Net worth = $7.5 billion
Oklahoma - Harold Hamm - Net worth = $13.3 billion
Oregon - Phil Knight - Net worth = $22.9 billion
Pennsylvania - Mary Alice Dorrance Malone - Net worth = $3.2 billion
Rhode Island - Jonathan Nelson - Net worth = $2.1 billion
South Carolina - Anita Zucker - Net worth = $2.2 billion
South Dakota - T. Denny Sanford - Net worth = $1.4 billion
Tennessee - Thomas Frist, Jr. - Net worth = $8.2 billion
Texas - Alice Walton - Net worth = $36.4 billion
Utah - Jon Huntsman - Net worth = $1.1 billion
Vermont - John Abele - Net worth = $600 million
Virginia - Jacqueline Mars - Net worth = $26.8 billion
Washington - Bill Gates - Net worth = $78.8 billion
West Virginia - Jim Justice, II - Net worth = $1.7 billion
Wisconsin - John Menard, Jr. - Net worth = $9.1 billion
Wyoming - Christy Walton - Net worth = $39.1 billion

Thank you to our source: Forbes 

The Newest Home of Billionaire Paul Tudor Jones in Palm Beach, FL

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

The REAL History of Twitter - The Scandal They Want To Hide

Here is the REAL history of Twitter. People never pay attention to the inner workings of these internet companies, however when we read this and found that in fact the person who thought of and created Twitter was "pushed out" by his "friends" Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey (who get credit for Twitters creation EVERYDAY - and the billion$ that they received) while the REAL CREATOR, Noah Glass, got what amounted to an assistants salary, it just makes us sick. And these 2 men parade around acting like they are the BIG creators, makes us even sicker. People nowadays don't think twice about backstabbing their closest friends (instead of sharing) for the almighty dollar. Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey should be ashamed of themselves. Every time I use Twitter now, I get a sour taste in my mouth. It's probably from the attitude and self love stink they give off.
Though the article is an older article and a bit lengthy, if you have the time, read it. It will give you a new perspective of Twitter and the assholes that own it.

Monday, April 20, 2015

How To Become A Billionaire

How To Become A Billionaire - To the person who asked: Will I become a billionaire if I am determined to be one and put in all the necessary work required?


One of the many qualities that separate self-made billionaires from the rest of us is their ability to ask the right questions.

This is not the right question.

(Which is not to say it’s a bad question. It just won’t get that deep part of your mind working in a way that helps you—mulling it over when you think you’re thinking about something else—sending up flares of insight.)

You’re determined. So what? You haven’t been racing naked through shark-infested waters yet. Will you be just as determined when you wash up on some deserted island, disoriented and bloody and ragged and beaten and staring into the horizon with no sign of rescue?

We live in a culture that celebrates determination and hard work, but let me stress: these are the qualities that keep you in the game after most everybody else has left, or until somebody bigger and stronger picks you up and hurls you back out to sea. Determination and hard work are necessary, yes, but they are the minimum requirements. As in: the bare minimum.

A lot of people work extremely hard and through no fault of their own—bad luck, the wrong environment, unfortunate circumstances—struggle to survive.

How can you *leverage* your time and your work?

MultiMillionaire Bruce Cahill's House In Laguna Beach, California

Shift your focus away from what you want (a billion dollars) and get deeply, intensely curious about what the world wants and needs. Ask yourself what it is that you have the potential to bring to the world that is so unique and compelling and helpful that no computer could replace it, no one could outsource it, no one could steal your product and make it better and then club you into oblivion (not literally). Then develop that potential. Choose one thing and become a master of it.  Choose a second thing and become a master of that.  When you become a master of two worlds (say, engineering and business), you can bring them together in a way that will A) introduce hot ideas to each other, so they can have idea sex and make idea babies that no one has seen before and B) create a competitive advantage for you because you can move between these worlds, speak their languages, connect the tribes, mash up the elements to spark creative insight until you wake up with the epiphany that changes your life.

The world doesn’t throw a billion dollars at a person because the person wants it or works so hard they feel they deserve it. (The world does not care what you want or deserve.) The world gives you money in exchange for something perceived to be of equal or greater value: something that transforms an aspect of the culture, reworks a familiar story or introduces a new one, alters the way people think about the category and make use of it in daily life. There is no roadmap, no blueprint for this; a lot of people will give you a lot of advice, and most of it will be bad, and a lot of it will be good and sound but you’ll have to figure out how it doesn’t apply to you because you’re coming from an unexpected angle. And you’ll be doing it alone, until you develop the charisma a and credibility to attract the talent you need to come with you.

Have courage. (You will need it.)

And good luck. (You’ll need that, too.)

Author: Justine Musk

Sunday, April 19, 2015

See The Huge Mansion Used For The Show “Empire”

Are you a fan of the TV show “Empire”? If you are, then you may be interested in the mansion we are featuring today.
This is the mansion of the character Lucious Lyon that is featured on the new hit Fox TV show, Empire. The mansion, which is currently on sale, is located in the town of Barrington, IL, a well-known, ritzy NW Chicago suburb. The home is close to the town where we originally started in the limousine business (South Elgin/St Charles, IL). Though when Mr. Williams was there (back in the early 80’s), this area was just a large horse pasture and farmland, as was most of the area, now cluttered with mega-sized homes.
The lakeside mansion was built in 2008 after the land was originally acquired in April 2003 for $1,100,000.
The mansion and estate is currently owned by Sam Cecola, owner of Chicago’s Admiral Theatre strip club (actually in Albany Park, IL). Mr. Cecola previously owned Club Paradise, a strip club in Las Vegas, but had to give up ownership due to legal problems that involved tax fraud and possible connections to the mob. The elegant, 3 story, 20,000 square foot mansion, with 5 bedrooms and 9 baths, was originally listed last June for $15.9 million then removed from real estate listings until recently reappearing at $13.9 million.  The French Country style estate looks rather sophisticated, possibly a reason it was selected for the show, and sits on eight acres of prime Barrington land overlooking 2 lakes.
Please excuse our not so great images. At least they give everyone a general idea of what everything looks like. Thank you for your understanding.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire. The mansion is actually located in Barrington, IL

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Above is the house used on the TV show, Empire.

Billionaire And Modern Indoor Mall Creator Alfred Taubman Dead At 91

A. Alfred Taubman, the shopping-mall magnate and onetime chairman of Sotheby’s Holdings Inc. who was convicted of fixing prices with rival auction house Christie’s International Plc, has died.
He was 91.
Taubman died of a heart attack late Friday at his home in in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, his son and Taubman Centers Inc. Chief Executive Officer Robert S. Taubman said in a statement on the company’s website.
“This company and all that you stand for were among the greatest joys of his life,” Robert Taubman said. “He was so proud of what this wonderful company he founded 65 years ago has accomplished.”
Starting with small stores and strip centers, Taubman pioneered the development of regional malls. His Taubman Co. built and operated more than 25 U.S. malls, including the Mall at Short Hills in New Jersey and the Beverly Center in Los Angeles. The malls generate among the highest sales per square foot -- an average of $809 in 2014, according to the company.
Taubman Centers, a real estate investment trust, began trading on the New York Stock Exchange in 1992. An Asia unit, based in Hong Kong, was formed in 2005.
Forbes Magazine ranked Taubman No. 577 on its 2015 list of the world’s billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $3.1 billion.
A. Alfred Taubman's Palm Beach House

The self-made billionaire entered the old-money auction world in 1983 by purchasing Sotheby’s. Some observers suspected he bought Britain’s oldest auction house in revenge for snubs directed at him and his wife, Judy, a former Israeli beauty queen more than 20 years his junior. The Sotheby’s purchase made them the toast of New York, London and Palm Beach society.
Taubman transformed Sotheby’s “from an elitist club into an emporium for the new-money masses, bringing buzz to the auctioning of rugs, paintings and jewelry,” Shawn Tully wrote in a 2000 article in Fortune magazine. He packed its board with friends, British aristocrats with little management experience and aggressive entrepreneurs.
He promoted customer service and brought in Diana “Dede” Brooks, a former Citibank Inc. lending officer who had no art or auction experience, to run day-to-day operations. She made Sotheby’s, long known for understated elegance, a sales center for celebrity memorabilia and items such as Walt Disney cartoon celluloids. She added financing and insurance offerings, and Sotheby’s became the first international auction house to offer bidding on the Internet.
The U.S. Justice Department began investigating Sotheby’s and Christie’s in 1997, when the two firms together controlled more than 90 percent of the world’s $5 billion auction market. Brooks pleaded guilty to antitrust conspiracy and testified against Taubman, blaming him for devising the price-fixing deal. She was sentenced to house arrest.
Taubman argued that Brooks headed up the commission-rigging plan, which kept sellers from getting reduced commission fees. In the past, potential customers had played one auction house against another for the best deal; under the plan, each company offered identical rates.
In 2001, a jury in Manhattan federal court found Taubman guilty of collaborating with Christie’s to fix fees, violating antitrust laws and cheating customers out of roughly $100 million. He resigned as chairman of Sotheby’s and of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan-based Taubman Centers.
Even with letters from more than 90 notable people, including former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former President Gerald Ford, Taubman was sentenced to a year and day in a low-security federal medical prison in Minnesota and fined $7.5 million. He was released two months early in May 2003, and spent a month in a Detroit halfway house.
A. Alfred Taubman's Southampton House

Sotheby’s and Christie’s agreed to pay $512 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by 130,000 U.S. buyers and sellers. Taubman paid $156 million of Sotheby’s $256 million share, plus another $30 million to settle a shareholder lawsuit. The president of Christie’s, Sir Anthony Tennant, escaped prosecution because the U.K. wouldn’t extradite him, and price-fixing isn’t illegal in Britain.
Sotheby’s was forced to sell its New York headquarters and fire staff following the settlement. Surging art sales later pushed Sotheby’s past Christie’s as the world’s largest auction house.
Taubman always maintained he broke no laws and took an unfair fall.
“I had served time for others, people going about their lives in New York and London who had initiated, executed and lied about a serious crime for which they would receive little or no punishment,” he wrote in a 2007 memoir.
Adolph Alfred Taubman was born on Jan. 31, 1924, in Pontiac, Michigan, to Jewish German immigrants Phillip and Fannie Esther Taubman. He went to work aged 9, during the Great Depression, after his father’s construction business went bankrupt. At 12, Taubman sold shoes after school.
He was an Army Air Corps mapmaker during World War II -- a near-fatal accident during flight training persuaded him to give up on being a pilot -- then attended the University of Michigan from 1945 to 1948.
In 1950, he founded Taubman Co. with a $5,000 loan from Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit and, as he put it in his memoir, a “big dream of designing and building extraordinary retail properties.” He titled the book “Threshold Resistance,” which he defined as “the force that keeps your customer from opening your door and coming in over the threshold.”
Taubman bought the A&W Restaurants chain, which had evolved from the A&W Root Beer Co., in 1982. The franchises steadily increased in the U.S. and overseas; Taubman sold his stake in the company to Sidney Feltenstein, a former Dunkin’ Donuts executive, in 1995.
Taubman bought Sotheby’s in 1983 for $37 million when the auction house, founded by Samuel Baker in London in 1774, was in danger of financial collapse. He took the company public in 1988, establishing a special class of B shares that ensured his family’s control of the board.
After Taubman’s 2001 conviction, his son Robert became chairman of Taubman Centers. Another son, William, continued as executive vice president.
Robert Taubman's House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (Son of Alfred Taubman)

Simon Property Group Inc., the largest U.S. shopping mall owner, tried to buy Taubman Centers for $4.25 billion, or $20 a share, in 2003. The Taubman family resisted the buyout.
Taubman donated more than $100 million to medical research, Detroit-area charities and arts and educational institutions. He gave more than $35 million to the University of Michigan, endowing the A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning and various medical facilities. In 2008, he pledged $22 million to the University of Michigan to support the study of stem cells.
The Taubman Center for State and Local Government at Harvard University and Brown University’s public policy and American institutions program are both named for him.
Taubman and his first wife, Reva, divorced in 1977 after a 29-year marriage. They had a daughter, Gayle, in addition to their two sons. Taubman’s second marriage was to the former Judith Rounick.
Below we have shown you the different homes owned by Alfred Taubman at the time of his death.
A. Alfred Taubman's House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (The home he died in on Friday)
 We send our condolences to the entire family. The Team

Habits of the World's Wealthiest People

Here are some Habits of the World's Wealthiest People - Though this is from 2013 we thought it was still interesting. Many habits of the wealthy can actually help everyone's daily lives. Here is's info-graph of their noted habits of the rich. Thank you to them for the info-graph.