Category: money

The dog from Wizard of Oz was paid $125 per week which was more…

The dog from Wizard of Oz was paid $125 per week which was more than some of the other actors in the film.

The Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1931…

The Christmas tree tradition at Rockefeller Center began in 1931 when construction workers pooled their money to buy a tree. They decorated it with tin cans and garlands made by their families.

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After a waitress at a pizzeria helped a customer choose the…

After a waitress at a pizzeria helped a customer choose the numbers for a winning lottery ticket in 1984, he “tipped” her $3,000,000 — half of his $6,000,000 prize money.

People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick…

People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick child. A charity ran an experiment where they asked for money and exchanged the picture of a child for that of a dog. More people chose to donate to the dog.

The website PrivateIslandsOnline.com provides listings for…

The website PrivateIslandsOnline.com provides listings for hundreds of private islands for sale around the world. Prices currently range from $22,000 up to $462 million.

A study found that America’s poor can’t afford…

A study found that America’s poor can’t afford money-saving habits like buying in bulk or timing their purchases to take advantage of sales.

When the Cards Against Humanity team kept all of the money they…

When the Cards Against Humanity team kept all of the money they raised by selling nothing (literally) for 5 Dollars on Black Friday, they split the $71,145 and one employee bought a 24 karat gold vibrator for over $3,000.

Although the show FRIENDS ended 13 years ago, it still brings $1…

Although the show FRIENDS ended 13 years ago, it still brings $1 billion for Warner Bros. every year in royalties. The six main cast member get 2% of that syndication income i.e. $20 million every year doing absolutely nothing.

The Wachowskis asked Warner Brothers for $80 million to make The…

The Wachowskis asked Warner Brothers for $80 million to make The Matrix but only got $10 million approved. They decided to spend all of that money on the opening sequence. They showed it to the Warner executives who were so impressed that they gave them their original budget.

If you started with 1¢ and doubled your money every day, it…

If you started with 1¢ and doubled your money every day, it would only take 28 days to become a millionaire.

Day 1: $.01
Day 2: $.02
Day 3: $.04
Day 4: $.08
Day 5: $.16
Day 6: $.32
Day 7: $.64
Day 8: $1.28
Day 9: $2.56
Day 10: $5.12
Day 11: $10.24
Day 12: $20.48
Day 13: $40.96
Day 14: $81.92
Day 15: $163.84
Day 16: $327.68
Day 17: $655.36
Day 18: $1,310.72
Day 19: $2,621.44
Day 20: $5,242.88
Day 21: $10,485.76
Day 22: $20,971.52
Day 23: $41,943.04
Day 24: $83,886.08
Day 25: $167,772.16
Day 26: $335,544.32
Day 27: $671,088.64
Day 28: $1,342,177.28