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…Hip-Hop chains are huge?

Busta RhymesHip-Hop artists have an unnatural obsession with unnecessarily large chains, which is why it takes a special someone to make it into a list of Hip-Hop’s Most Ridiculous Chains. To make it onto the list, you have to be willing to take a few risks, and wearing enough cash to buy a house around your neck is just the beginning.

Platinum, gold and diamonds are all part of the chain arsenal, and the bigger the better, so click the link to see if your favorite lyricist has what it takes.

[Hip-Hop’s Most Ridiculous Chains]

[Via: Sand & Cotton]

…Volcom wants you to kickflip a surfboard?

Kickflip-Off

If snowboarding is not your thing, then perhaps you can win some of Volcom’s cash during their Kickflip-Off contest.

Apparently, no one has ever documented a cleanly landed kickflip on a surfboard, so Volcom is going to give away $10,000 to the first person that can do it, and get it on video.

I, for one, would like to see it, so if you’ve got the surfing skills, then get out there and show your stuff, because kickflip glory awaits.

[Volcom – Kickflip-Off]

[Via: Josh Spear]

…The 2-20 Club is no longer a secret?

2-20 Club Logo

Lost track of how many zeros are at the end of the numbers in your bank account?

Forgot that bills come in sizes smaller then one hundred?

Mastered the universe?

Then you may get offered admission into one of the world’s most exclusive (and expensive) clubs.

How exclusive?

Membership is capped at 20, and only 11 members have made the cut so far.

How expensive?

Try £100,000 up front, followed by £1,000,000 per year just to retain your membership.

So what does that kind of cash buy you?

How about yachts (they’ve got two hundred-footers), helicopters (they’ve got a pair), jets (they’ve got four, including a Gulfstream G5), and more?

More?

Well since you asked: Five star travel, a Bugatti Veyron, a collection of exotic autos, private islands, and access to just about any club or event that you can imagine (think anything Vegas, sporting events, award shows, parties and more).

Plus, there’s a team of researchers, operations managers, logistic managers, transport managers, global operations managers, account managers, asset managers, and consultants on hand at all times to meet your every need.

Not enough?

Then check out what you get when the paperwork finally clears:

2-20 Club Partner Pack

The membership card and the box are made form aerospace grade titanium, the box is covered in Japanese urushi lacquer, and the Centre of Membership tag features metal crafted form a decommissioned space rocket.

Ready to join?

Not so fast. Members must first be nominated by a current member, then seconded, then interviewed before even being considered for a spot.

So what’s this all about then?

Called the 2-20 Club, it’s an asset and contact sharing partnership for the best of the best hedge fund managers around the world, often known simply as ‘Masters of the Universe’.

What does it take to become a master?

Cash, and lots of it.

The name 2-20 comes from the source of that cash, as 2 and 20 is the standard fee arrangement in the hedge fund industry. Managers make 2 percent of assets under their control, and 20 percent of profits after a predetermined benchmark has been met.

If that sounds like a lot of dough, then you’re right, because it is.

With top managers making profits in the billions, 20 percent adds up quickly, and you’ll soon find yourself on a Forbes list spending Franklins like he’s going out of style. (Combined assets of the group are an estimated quarter of a trillion dollars!)

But here’s the thing: You shouldn’t even know about the 2-20 Club.

That’s because until recently, the club was a secret society, carefully shielded from the curious eyes of the world around it.

Why then, are you hearing about it now?

Well, unfortunately for the club, one potential inductee had already wired his £1,000,000 fee when a party that he was hosting on one of the club’s yachts got a little out of hand, and the six figure damage that he caused was not looked kindly upon by current members. (Estimates of the damage are in excess of £650,000.) The club decided to revoke his membership, and he decided to reveal the club to the general public.

Rather then let him run rampant with the story, twisting it into his own version of the truth, 2-20 contacted DYH and decided to break the story first.

So here it is; the world’s first sneak peak into the lives of the super rich.

Ready to join? Then have that black American Express card waiting, because a chance like this doesn’t come around often. (Or, for most people, ever.)


…Drugs make you rich?

$53 Million

Authorities in Mexico seized $53 million in cash that was hidden in a Mexico City house, guarded by seven people, for what must have been a huge drug operation. How would you like to sleep on something like that every night?

Edit: Apparently, it wasn’t $53 million, but rather $205 million that was seized! That makes it the largest seizure of drug money in the history of drug money seizures, give or take a few million.

[More Pics: El Universal Online]

[Los Angeles Times – Mexico Meth Raid Yields $205 Million In U.S. Cash]

[Via: Boing Boing]

…Poketo wallets are very unique?

Poketo

If you’re looking for a limited edition wallet that looks great and doesn’t take all of the current cash in your old wallet to buy, then look no further than Poketo. All of Poketo’s wallets are designed by over 70 emerging and independent artists from all across the globe, and are produced in very limited editions. As a special deal, they will even put together a surprise bag of wallets if you can’t decide on just one design or if you want to save even more cash while saving your sense of style in the process. Each online order also includes a matching badge/pin and artist bio. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Jackson.

[Poketo – Wallets]

[Via: Sensory Impact]