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  1. You’ve probably heard all about non-fungible tokens, or NFTs – and if you’re very clever, you might even understand what they are (more on that later). Most of the hype about these digital tokens so far has been related to art – in particular, the US$69 million fetched by a piece by American artist Beeple, which was paid for in ether and generated worldwide headlines.Recently, music superstar Jay-Z filed a lawsuit against his business partner and co-founder of Roc-A-Fella Records, Damon Dash,…
  2. Although India has been hit tragically hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, the rich have somehow still come out on top, with Forbes reporting the total number of billionaires in the country rising from 102 to 140 since last year, based on the 12 months up to April.Between them, the three crazy richest Indians – Mukesh Ambani, Gautam Adani and Shiv Nadar – added a combined US$100 billion to their collective net worth.So how did they make all that money? From telecoms to vaccines to banking, these…
  3. Jeff Bezos just joined the very small cohort of people who have launched into space and gazed at Earth from above.The richest man on Earth briefly left the planet early Tuesday morning aboard a New Shepard rocket designed and built by Blue Origin, the space flight company Bezos founded in 2000. The vehicle had flown 15 times before, but never with people on board; this was Blue Origin’s first passenger flight.Is space the next frontier of luxury? Bezos, Musk and Branson seem to think soThe…
  4. When Oliver Daemen blasts off on July 20, he’ll be making history as the youngest person to travel to space.The Dutch teen will join Amazon and Blue Origin founder Jeff Bezos, Bezos’ brother Mark and aviator Wally Funk aboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard spacecraft, which will be carrying human passengers for the first time ever.Billionaires in space: who’s winning out of Musk, Bezos and Branson?Daemen, who is currently 18, is Blue Origin’s first paying customer: he bid for the seat at an auction…
  5. When it comes to industry-first innovations, Richard Mille knows how to impress. It was the first watchmaker to use titanium and carbon nanofiber as baseplates in movements. Its signature carbon TPT material was originally developed for use in the world of racing – both on yachts and in Formula One cars – before the brand incorporated it in watches. These, in addition to its numerous feats of horological innovation, are part of what makes Richard Mille a force to be reckoned with.STYLE Edit:…
  6. This article is part of STYLE’s Luxury Column.True luxury is always extreme. Extreme rarity. Extreme dedication. Extreme craftsmanship. And extreme experiences. To the point where a true luxury experience can be called a once-in-a-lifetime experience.How to put the ‘luxury’ in luxury hotel... hint: it's not about fluffy towelsIn the 1950s and 1960s, the emergence of intercontinental flights made a trip from New York to London or Paris to Shanghai such a special occurrence, especially in first…
  7. Richard Branson sought a celebrity-studded event for his Virgin Galactic flight to space on Sunday and perhaps the biggest star among many was his friend Elon Musk, a fellow billionaire and space entrepreneur who recently turned 50.SpaceX founder Musk flew into Las Cruces, New Mexico, on Saturday evening from Brownsville, Texas, near his company’s large Starship development complex. He was up early the following morning to wish Branson well.The other tech billionaire plotting his own space…
  8. Jeff Bezos may be stepping aside as CEO of Amazon, but if history is any indication, he won’t be slowing down any time soon.The 57-year-old Bezos has a penchant for unusual adventures, hobbies that take him on days-long horseback rides or to the bottom of the ocean. In fact, his next voyage will take him to the outer reaches of Earth’s gravitational pull. On July 20, Bezos, his brother, and two other passengers will take an 11-minute trip to space aboard a Blue Origin rocket.6 female astronauts…
  9. Over in Dubai, 35-year-old Alex Hirschi, better known as Supercar Blondie, has been permanent fixture on the social scene for over a decade thanks to her radio job, bubbly personality and love of cars. But in the past three years, the Australian expat shot to international stardom after swapping the airwaves for social media.Here’s what you need to know about the small town girl from Queensland who has become the most famous female car vlogger on the planet.Does Gen Z spell the end of luxury or…
  10. On June 28, 2021, Elon Musk hit another milestone: turning 50.Over the past five decades, Musk has become the CEO of Tesla, founded SpaceX and The Boring Company, and co-founded OpenAI and Neuralink, all while focused on his long-term goal: escaping Earth and colonising Mars.In fact, with his space rockets, electric cars, solar batteries and the billions he’s made along the way, Musk is basically a real-life Tony Stark – which is why he served as inspiration for Marvel’s 2008 Iron Man.5 times…