We’ve written many an article about how much Disney World has changed since the start of the pandemic. Luckily, most of Disney’s recent changes are swinging toward making upcoming trips feel like they did before the park temporarily closed in 2020.
However, one offering has been very slow to return, and some frequent Disney World visitors have been not-so-patiently waiting for it: the Disney Dining Plan. While that add-on isn’t back for use quite yet, it is now bookable for Disney vacation packages that include a hotel stay and theme park tickets or a resort-only reservation for visits on or after Jan. 9, 2024.
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The idea of paying for your meals before your Disney World vacation is certainly enticing, but is it convenient — and filling — enough to justify the cost? It’s been a few years since Disney dining plans were on offer, so here’s everything you need to know before you decide to buy for your 2024 trips.
What is the Disney Dining Plan?
With a Disney dining plan, you can prepay for a specified number of meals and snacks for your Disney World vacation.
How many meals and snacks you’ll get with a dining plan depends on the number of nights of your Disney World hotel stay. For example, if you are staying for three nights, you’ll get three days’ worth of meals and snacks to redeem during your stay.
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In addition to the convenience of prepaying for your meals, the Disney dining plan is flexible. You aren’t required to redeem a set number of meals and snacks each day; you can use them anytime during your stay.
If there is a day when you don’t use all of your credits, you’ll have even more meals and snacks to use the next day. If you have leftover snack credits at the end of your trip, you can stock up on prepackaged treats to take home and fend off the post-Disney blues.
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What is included in a Disney dining plan?
There are currently two Disney dining plans that you can purchase for your 2024 vacations. Each comes with two meals, one snack and one mug with unlimited soda, water and coffee refills at your Disney hotel. However, one focuses on quick-service dining, and the other includes options for daily table-service meals.
Here is what you’ll get with each package:
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
Two quick-service meals per night stayed.
A snack or nonalcoholic drink per night stayed.
One refillable drink mug with unlimited refills at your resort.
Disney Dining Plan
One table-service meal per night stayed.
One quick-service meal per night stayed.
A snack or nonalcoholic drink per night stayed.
One refillable drink mug with unlimited refills at your resort.
A “quick-service meal” includes an entree and nonalcoholic beverage at any eligible quick-service dining location, such as Woody’s Lunch Box in Hollywood Studios, Columbia Harbour House in the Magic Kingdom or Capt. Cook’s at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort. These are essentially the spots where a waiter doesn’t come to your table; instead, you pick your food up from the counter.
For breakfast, a “table-service meal” includes an entree, buffet or family-style meal and a nonalcoholic beverage at any participating table-service restaurant. For brunch, lunch or dinner, you can also order a dessert with your entree at table-service restaurants.
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If you have your heart set on a character meal at Cinderella’s Royal Table or a signature dining experience like Topolino’s Terrace at Disney’s Riviera Resort, select restaurants will allow you to redeem two table-service credits for these experiences. However, not all character meals require two credits. Chef Mickey’s at the Contemporary Resort, for example, is just one credit for both breakfast and dinner.
If you purchase a Disney dining plan for a child aged 3 to 9, you must order from the children’s menu at any restaurant that offers one.
Snacks on both plans include single-serve items like popsicles, ice cream bars (including the iconic Mickey ice cream bar), a box of popcorn, a 20-ounce soda, a piece of whole fruit and more. You can also use your snack credits to purchase bags of snacks at your hotel gift shop or other retail locations.
Participating dining locations should have details on their website regarding which dining plans are accepted and how many credits you’ll need to redeem to dine there. Some fine dining restaurants, such as Takumi-Tei in Epcot and Victoria & Albert’s at the Grand Floridian Resort, do not accept the dining plan.
Keeping track of your credits is also relatively simple. Each time you redeem a credit, you should see your remaining credits printed on the receipt. You can also check on your remaining balance under the “My Plans” section of the My Disney Experience app.
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How much does a Disney dining plan cost?
The cost of a Disney dining plan depends on which plan you choose and the length of your stay. Pricing starts at $57 per night for adults and $23 for kids.
Here is a more detailed nightly breakdown of each plan:
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
Children age 3 to 9: $24.
Disney Dining Plan
Children age 3 to 9: $30.
Tax is already included when you redeem a credit for a meal or snack, but you will still have to pay out of pocket for tips at table-service restaurants. That will add to the overall cost of the plan, so factor that into the cost if you’re thinking about purchasing the table-service dining plan.
How do you purchase a Disney dining plan?
There are two ways to purchase a Disney dining plan. You can include a dining plan when you purchase your Disney World vacation package online, over the phone or through an authorized Disney vacation planner. Or, you can add it on anytime after you purchase your vacation package up until the day before your arrival.
Is a Disney dining plan worth it?
Now for the fun part – let’s do some math. Before you choose to purchase a Disney dining plan, you want to determine whether the plan’s cost provides more value than if you paid for your meals out of pocket.
Let’s look at how much food you can get — and the cash total — on a typical day with each plan for one adult.
Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan
Lunch at Casey’s Corner in the Magic Kingdom
Footlong, Chicago-style hot dog — $14.
Fountain beverage — $5.
Dinner at ABC Commissary in Hollywood Studios
Shrimp tacos — $12.
Glass of chardonnay — $9.
Snack at ice cream cart in the Magic Kingdom
Mickey ice cream bar — $6.
Refillable resort mug
Average of three soda or coffee refills per day — $12.
Total cash price: $58 plus tax.
Daily cost of Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan: $57.
Disney Dining Plan
Lunch at Connections Eatery in Epcot
Southwestern burger — $14.
Vanilla shake — $7.
Dinner at Ohana at the Polynesian Village Resort
All-you-care-to-enjoy dinner — $59.
Polynesian mai tai — $15.50.
Snack at ice cream cart in Epcot
Mickey pretzel — $7.49.
Refillable resort mug
Average of three soda or coffee refills per day — $12.
Total cash price: $114.99 plus tax.
Daily cost of Disney Quick-Service Dining Plan: $94.
As you can see, it is possible to break even or come out ahead with a Disney dining plan if you maximize the value of your credits by choosing more expensive restaurants, selecting pricier menu items and factoring in the cost of unlimited drink refills at your resort.
For example, ordering alcohol (for adults) or a milkshake (for kids) with your meal will get you more value than ordering a soda; ordering a steak or seafood will probably be a better value than ordering a chicken or vegetable dish.
The real question is whether or not you want that much to eat and drink in a day. If you don’t use all of your credits, you are essentially leaving money on the table. You’ll need to do a little math and plot out how you’d use up all the credits to see if you will come out ahead. Of course, for some people, the opportunity to not worry about food costs while enjoying time in the park is worth the price of the plan.
Whether or not the Disney dining plan is a good value for you depends on your budget, vacation style, and eating and drinking preferences. This is going to be different for everyone.
Fans of this “all-inclusive” option love that you can truly leave the real world behind and live in the “Disney bubble.” However, Disney dining plans are only worth the monetary cost if you maximize your credits and ensure no Mickey ice cream bar, pretzel or beverage is left behind.
They say people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.
But if you lived in the one on Fishers Island, NY, you could toss a few rocks right into Long Island Sound.
Showing more like a “livable art gallery,” according to the listing, the glass-and-steel, waterfront dwelling designed by Thomas Phifer is this week’s most popular listing on Realtor.com®.
Other real estate offerings that made our weekly popularity contest include a Queen Anne in North Carolina, a modern marvel in Indiana, and an Ohio home with an exotic waterfall in the basement.
For a full look at this week’s 10 most popular homes, keep on scrolling.
Price: $825,000 Why it’s here: Behold the Castle in the Pines! Here is the opportunity to live like royalty in your very own castle.
A wrought-iron gate opens to the four-bedroom home with a turret. The entire 3,435 square feet of space has been decked out in medieval style. From custom, arched doors and hanging candelabras, to a knight in armor at the entry, to a sitting room overlooking a mountaintop scene, this kingdom was designed to delight.
It is currently in operation as a short-term rental and is pending sale.
Price: $575,000 Why it’s here: This ultramodern home is a pretty standout in Houston.
Designed by architect W. Irving Phillips Jr., the 3,032-square-foot concrete townhome is located within walking distance of downtown. Offering just two bedrooms, the open floor plan has industrial, loft-style beams and soaring ceilings, along with concrete and hardwood floors. The primary suite is on the third floor and has two oversized closets and access to a covered terrace.
A monthly homeowners association fee of $472 includes maintenance and use of the pool.
Price: $965,000 Why it’s here: Attention, historic-home lovers: The stately Smathers-Gautier-Messer House is nestled between two mountain ranges.
The Queen Anne beauty built in 1898 boasts wavy glass windows and octagonal towers. Inside, there is a Colonial Revival staircase and paneled wainscoting. The six-bedroom estate also features high ceilings, custom millwork, nine fireplaces embellished with Italian tile, and pocket doors.
The 2.5-acre lot also comes with a barn and a small cottage.
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Price: $134,900 Why it’s here: Calling all Hobbit fans! This triple-dome home offers eco-friendly living.
The three-bedroom abode boasts 1,593 square feet of unique space. Built in 2004, the domicile is in need of restoration, as the price reflects.
“Interior walls have been removed to the steel frame, allowing you to build your ultimate vision,” the listing notes.
The 3-acre lot also has a fenced dog run. The property is being sold as is and must be a cash sale.
Price: $880,000 Why it’s here: This magnificent home in the middle of Bittner Woods was the work of award-winning architect Earl R. Flansburgh.
The four-bedroom residence offers stylish, one-level living. Built in 1970, the 2,584-square-foot home was “professionally redesigned in 2020 with the help of Susan Yeley Homes,” according to the listing.
Oak hardwood and terrazzo floors can be found throughout the open floor plan. A central, open-air atrium connects all of the rooms. Clean lines, natural materials, and lots of glass seamlessly blend the interior with the outdoor space.
The property is pending sale.
Price: $799,000 Why it’s here: This A-frame beauty was built in 1964 as the personal home of local architect William Wayman. It has since been “respectfully remodeled,” the listing notes.
The sleek, 2,481-square-foot, four-bedroom home boasts wood paneling, skylights, and beamed ceilings. The two-story living room has a gas fireplace and lots of glass to take in the southern views. There are two separate living spaces; three bedrooms are upstairs, and one is downstairs with a full kitchen.
The property is pending sale.
Price: $37.5 million Why it’s here: A venture capitalist is selling this ultraluxe mansion on the exclusive enclave of Star Island. The guard-gated island has been home to celebs such as Gloria Estefan, Shaquille O’Neal, and Jennifer Lopez.
This six-bedroom mansion on the waterfront boasts 9,747 square feet of living space. The foyer features a 30-foot ceiling and a custom staircase. Luxury finishes include custom millwork and travertine, marble, and wood flooring.
Built in 1992, the high-end home has a chef’s kitchen and a primary suite with access to the pool area.
The 1-acre lot includes a heated pool, outdoor kitchen, and a private dock.
Price: $499,900 Why it’s here: Here’s the chance to own two homes and a chapel on nearly 50 acres overlooking a private lake.
This six-bedroom house has 5,600 square feet of living space and comes with a commercial kitchen and dining hall. The open floor plan also includes a spacious living room with a brick fireplace and four bathrooms.
The property offers a variety of potential uses, including as a church retreat, rental property, or bed-and-breakfast.
Price: $519,999 Why it’s here: The Mansion on the Hilltop comes with an exotic waterfall in the basement!
This four-bedroom home looks like a traditional, stone-front dwelling from the outside. Inside, the 5,800-square-foot floor plan features a two-story entry with a dramatic staircase. Built in 2000, the home features arched doorways and an abundance of windows and glass doors to take in views of the 5-acre parcel.
The real surprise happens when you head downstairs, where you will find an unexpected waterfall and an impressive taxidermy collection. There’s also a hot tub.
Price: $8,250,000 Why it’s here: From the outside, this mesmerizing mansion built of glass looks like a vast, open space.
The 4,744-square-foot estate sits prominently on Fishers Island and offers breathtaking views of Long Island Sound. Featuring one-story living at its best, the home was designed by architect Thomas Phifer. Built of glass and steel in 2008, this one-bedroom home boasts black bamboo flooring and white gallery walls.
The landscaped gardens on the 3-acre lot “allow one to live in a garden with art as the owner desired,” the listing notes.
Many airlines, hotels, theme parks and cruise lines pay year-round tribute to those who serve our country with various discounts and benefits. Sometimes these deals are available only to active-duty military personnel, and sometimes the perks extend to U.S. military veterans and their families as well.
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No matter the form these travel benefits take, they all reflect the gratitude the travel industry feels toward those who have sacrificed so much to protect our country.
Here are the perks that military members can take advantage of on their travels.
Military hotel discounts
Marriott Bonvoy and its many brands have discounted federal, state and local government rates available to government and military personnel. To access the discounted rates, choose the “Government & Military” option from the “Special Rates” drop-down menu when searching for a stay. You’ll get a list of all the Marriott Bonvoy properties in your chosen city that offer special rates and their eligibility requirements.
Federal and U.S. military employees are eligible for military rates and discounts at participating Hilton properties. When searching for rooms online, check the box labeled “Government/Military Rates” to see the applicable rates. Plus, there’s a discount on leisure stays for active and retired military members and their families at participating hotels and resorts (though the rate is not valid for official government or military travel).
Best Western properties across the U.S. offer discounted rates for veterans, military members and government personnel.
Plus, Best Western’s Service Rewards Program — the hotel chain’s award program tailored to members of the military and armed forces — unlocks even more member benefits, including an automatic upgrade to Gold status and bonus points on qualified stays.
Veterans, active-duty members and their immediate family members are eligible for a discount of 10%-15% off Hyatt’s standard rate at participating hotels. To get the discount, use the offer code MILVET while booking.
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Participating Wyndham properties offer discounts of up to 15% off their best available rate to active and retired military personnel, veterans and their families. Plus, qualifying military personnel and their spouses get automatic Gold-level status when they enroll in the Wyndham Rewards program and bonus Wyndham Rewards points for qualified stays.
B Hotels & Resorts
To honor military members, B Hotels & Resorts is offering an exclusive “B Saluted” discount of 15% off regular rates and two welcome drinks per stay to military members, veterans and their families. B Hotels & Resorts has locations in Orlando, Fort Lauderdale and Marathon, Florida.
The hotel chain behind such brands as InterContinental, Holiday Inn, Crowne Plaza, Kimpton and others offers a “Military Leisure Rate” at participating locations across the U.S., Canada, and Central and South America. It applies to active-duty military personnel, veterans, retired military personnel and their families.
Choice Hotels — which includes brands such as Comfort, Sleep Inn and Quality Inn — extends a discounted rate for official and leisure travel to active-duty and retired military personnel, their dependents and members of several military associations. Plus, active-duty military members, veterans and military spouses are eligible to join the Choice Privileges rewards program at the Lifetime Gold Elite level and receive a bonus 2,500 Choice Privileges rewards points after your first qualifying stay.
Motel 6, along with its sister extended-stay brand Studio 6, offers active and retired military personnel and their families a discount of 10% off standard rates.
Active-duty military personnel and veterans — in addition to government employees — are eligible for a 10% discount on official travel at any U.S. Red Roof location. The hotel chain also has a 10% discount on leisure travel for all government employees and military members, veterans and retirees.
Military airline benefits
There are special fares for military and government travelers, but you must call the airline to book them. Additionally, military members traveling on active duty (in or out of uniform) can board between the A and B groups and are exempt from the limit of two pieces of checked baggage.
American Airlines offers government or military fares in some markets, while veterans and their families can access reduced fares by enrolling in the VetRewards program.
Active-duty military personnel are also allowed Group 1 boarding privileges; they can bring up to five free checked bags when traveling on orders and up to three free checked bags for leisure travel (weight restrictions apply).
U.S. military personnel traveling in uniform on a same-day American flight can enter Admirals Club lounges with their immediate family — defined as a spouse, domestic partner and/or children under 18 — or up to two guests at most Admirals Club locations except for Airspace Lounge at San Diego International Airport (SAN) and JAL Sakura Lounge at Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL).
Delta Air Lines
Active-duty U.S. service members can call Delta Reservations at 800-221-1212 for discounted fares unavailable to the general public. Delta also offers priority boarding and free checked baggage to active-duty military members. How many bags you are allowed is based on the type of travel and fare type, and you must adhere to the specified size and weight restrictions for baggage.
United offers an additional checked baggage allowance and United Club access to active-duty military members traveling on official orders (immediate family may access the lounge, too). U.S. military veterans, active-duty military, National Guard and Reserve members and their families are also eligible for a 5% discount on United-operated flights through the Veterans Advantage program.
In some markets, Alaska Airlines offers military fares to active-duty military personnel and their dependents when you call Alaska Airlines at 800-252-7522 to purchase your tickets. Active-duty U.S. military personnel can board early, check up to five bags for free, receive 15% off inflight food purchases and receive complimentary day passes to visit an Alaska Lounge when traveling in uniform. All other active-duty military personnel can purchase a discounted day pass for $30. Flight discounts are also available through Veterans Advantage.
Active-duty military personnel not traveling on orders get a 5% discount off the base fare by calling 800-JETBLUE. In a separate offer, JetBlue offers a 5% discount to U.S. active-duty military members, retired military members, veterans, National Guard and Reserve members and their families who are enrolled in Veterans Advantage. Those who enroll in Veterans Advantage also get two free checked bags for leisure trips and up to five when traveling on duty.
Frontier typically charges for carry-on bags and checked baggage. However, active-duty armed forces, National Guard and Reserve members receive a free carry-on bag, two free checked bags and one free personal item. Note: These baggage waivers apply only to active-duty military personnel. Families or traveling companions are not eligible.
U.S. active-duty and reserve military members, military veterans, members of the National Guard and their dependents get up to two pieces of checked baggage for free through the Allegiant Honors program. Also, the airline waives its typical fees for oversized checked baggage, a carry-on bag, getting a boarding pass printed at the airport and seat assignments. Qualifying service members can also board their flights early.
Active-duty U.S. military members can check two bags for free and bring a carry-on item on board their flight for free, in addition to the already free personal item.
Military train travel discounts
Active-duty U.S. military personnel, their spouses and their dependents are eligible for a 10% discount on the lowest available fare in select fare classes. During your ticket search on Fare Finder, select “Military” for each eligible passenger. Amtrak also welcomes uniformed military personnel to the front of the ticket line.
Active-duty military members traveling in uniform can ride Brightline for free with a reservation. Visit a guest services counter at any Brightline station to receive the discount. Additionally, active-duty military members not traveling in uniform and veterans can receive a 10% discount on fares. Both discounts are for the Smart fare class and cannot be used for Premium fares.
Military theme park ticket discounts
Universal Orlando Resort
Universal Orlando is currently offering a Military Freedom Pass promotional ticket to all active-duty and retired service members. Ticket prices start at $199.99 for unlimited admission between now and Dec. 24, though blackout dates apply. Each eligible service member can purchase up to six promotional tickets, and they must buy them through a participating authorized military ticket and travel office.
Universal Studios Hollywood
Universal Studios Hollywood offers discounted tickets to active-duty and retired military personnel, 100% disabled veterans, Medal of Honor recipients, active Guard and Reserve members, and the spouses and dependents of the people in these categories. Ticket prices vary based on date, and tickets must be purchased at participating military ticket offices.
Walt Disney World
Active and retired U.S. military personnel are eligible for discounted hotel rates and specially priced theme park tickets at Walt Disney World. Blackout dates apply. Hotel stays can be booked by calling 407-939-7830. Tickets must be purchased at a participating U.S. military base ticket office.
Disneyland honors active and retired U.S. military personnel with discounted three- and four-day Park Hopper tickets. The Disney Military Promotional Park Hopper Ticket includes access to Disneyland and Disney California Adventure each day of your ticket, excluding blackout dates. Pricing starts at $245, and you must purchase tickets at a participating U.S. military base ticket office. Hotel discounts are also available by calling 844-776-0015.
Silver Dollar City
Silver Dollar City offers a 30% ticket discount to U.S. active or retired military, veterans and military reservists, along with their spouses and dependent children (ages 4-17) living in their household. In addition to discounted tickets, Silver Dollar City invites all military members and veterans to help raise the American Flag during the park’s daily opening ceremony. Service members are also given a red, white and blue ribbon to wear during their time in the park, allowing employees and guests to thank them for their service.
Busch Gardens and SeaWorld parks
Through the Waves of Honor program, all U.S. SeaWorld, Busch Gardens, Aquatica and Sesame Place parks offer discounted tickets to active-duty military members and veterans.
Dollywood offers discounted tickets stand annual passes to U.S. active or retired military, veterans, military reservists, spouses and dependents. The savings amounts to about 30% off the regular ticket price.
Military cruise benefits
Carnival Cruise Line
Carnival Cruise Line shows its appreciation for active and retired armed forces members with discounted cruise rates, onboard credits and reduced deposits. Additionally, every Carnival sailing has a Heroes Tribute Lounge and holds a military appreciation gathering for service members and their families.
Norwegian Cruise Line
Norwegian Cruise Line’s Military Appreciation Program extends exclusive benefits to military members, veterans and their spouses. Members of the program receive a 10% discount on all cruise fares.
Disney Cruise Line
Disney Cruise Line offers special rates to all military members, active and retired, as well as their spouses. Discounted rates are only available on select sailings, and prices start at $185 per person, based on double occupancy.
Margaritaville at Sea
Margaritaville at Sea honors active and veteran military members with a free two-night cruise through the Heroes Sail Free program. The offer is valid only for ocean-view and interior cabins, and you must be sailing with at least one paying guest in the same cabin. Taxes and fees still apply.
Active and retired military members can save $25 on inside and ocean-view cabins and $100 on veranda cabins and above on select sailings. This discount applies to the first and second guest in the cabin.
Veterans and active, retired and disabled military personnel can receive up to $250 free onboard spending money on select Princess sailings. You can use this onboard credit for specialty dining, onboard boutiques, shore excursions, spa treatments and more.
Royal Caribbean offers military rates to active and retired personnel, veterans and their spouses. The discounted rates also apply to friends and family members staying in the same cabin as the eligible service member. The best way to access the discounted rate is by booking through a travel agent or booking directly with Royal Caribbean over the phone.
MSC Cruises offers discounted fares to all active and retired U.S. military personnel, plus family members traveling with them. You can receive a discount of 5% on interior and ocean-view cabins, 10% on balcony and suite cabins and a “kids sail free” promotion on select sailings.
AmaWaterways offers active and retired service members a special military discount of $100 off a river cruise when you use the code MIL100 at the time of booking.
A host of benefits await travelers who serve or have served in the U.S. military.
Because these benefits, their requirements and the eligibility of family, spouses and dependents vary, carefully research each military discount offer to avoid any surprises. Many airlines, hotels and other businesses might ask for proof of eligibility, so don’t leave home without the military ID, veteran ID, dependent ID, orders and/or other documentation you’ll need to take advantage of the many travel offers.
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This may seem like a silly question. But, everyone needs to know…
What frugal billionaire eats almost every breakfast at McDonald’s?
While this billionaire isn’t as famous for their glamour shots as most on The Hollywood Gossip, they still drive many thought-provoking questions.
And today’s starts with breakfast…
Combined with is the market up or down?
I am sure you have all heard by now that McDonald’s is one of the most frugal places to eat, but how about a billionaire eating there for breakfast?
Every. Single. Day.
What frugal billionaire eats almost every breakfast at McDonald’s?
Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, has a surprisingly frugal breakfast routine. Every day, he eats breakfast at McDonald’s.
Shocking, I know.
So why does Buffett eat McDonald’s every day for breakfast?
It likely has something to do with the low cost and convenience of the restaurant. He enjoys the food there, calling it “normal stuff.”
If you want to save money or a simple breakfast option, following Warren Buffett’s lead might be a good idea. Just head to your nearest McDonald’s for some cheap and tasty grub!
What does he eat for breakfast?
Warren Buffett is a famously frugal billionaire, and he has a particular fondness for McDonald’s breakfast items.
This is the rumor of how Buffett decides what to eat in the morning:
If the premarket or stock market is up, he chooses a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit.
If the premarket or stock market is down, he opts for two sausage patties – a cheaper option.
When the market is flat, he selects a sausage McMuffin
In 1975, the Egg McMuffin was about 63 cents at the time! Today, you would expect to pay $2.79.
This may not seem like much, but it’s an important part of his billionaire morning routine.
How can you save money on breakfast like the frugal billionaire?
There are many ways to save money on breakfast like the frugal billionaire.
One way is to cook at home, which can be a cheaper option than eating out.
Another way is to eat leftovers from dinner the night before, or pack a lunch instead of buying food at work. You could also try skipping breakfast altogether or buying food from a less expensive restaurant.
Whatever you do, remember that being frugal doesn’t mean sacrificing your health or your happiness.
There are plenty of affordable options for breakfast (and every other meal) that can help you stick to your budget without feeling deprived. So go ahead and enjoy that delicious breakfast McMuffin from McDonald’s—you deserve it!
How much is Warren Buffett worth?
Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and he has a net worth of $114 billion as of May 2022, making him the world’s sixth richest individual.
Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which has over 60 organizations and owns such companies as Geico, Duracell, and Dairy Queen. In addition to his primary occupation, Buffett is also a noted value investor and has been referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha”.
Buffett initially purchased stock at the age of 11 and first documented taxes at 13 years old. He made his first million in 1962 when he sold shares in Graham-Newman Corp., where he worked for Benjamin Graham (a well-known value investor).
Buffett’s wealth has largely come from two sources: investments and dividends/interest payments on stocks he holds.
In late 1995, Warren Buffett bought a few shares of McDonald’s stock–and now owns more than $2 billion worth. However, he isn’t just interested in fast food; Buffett also owns sizable stakes in Coca-Cola Co., IBM Corp., Wells Fargo & Co., and American Express Co.
Yes, this is over 10 figures.
How much does Warren Buffett make per second?
Warren Buffett is without a doubt one of the most successful businessmen in the world.
According to Strive.co, it is estimated Warren Buffett makes $165 a second!!
Over $9,915 a minute, which is higher than most people make in one month! In fact, it is almost double the average monthly salary for someone making 60000 a year.
Buffett’s Long-Term Success
Buffett’s success comes from his ability to make smart investments and focus on long-term success rather than short-term gains. He is also very generous with his wealth, having given more than $41 billion to charitable causes over his lifetime.
Despite being one of the richest people in the world, Buffett remains humble and focuses on making decisions that will benefit his shareholders (per-share) rather than just increasing his total net worth.
This approach has served him well over the years and made him one of the most successful investors ever.
In fact, Buffett is one of the most quoted people especially for millionaire quotes to find success.
Warren Buffett Diet
Warren Buffett is a well-known billionaire and one of the most successful investors in the world. What you may not know, however, is that Buffett has a rather unhealthy diet. In fact, he drinks five cans of Coca-Cola products each day and eats mostly junk food.
An odd way to get the calories you need.
Buffett’s poor eating habits have raised eyebrows in the past, but it seems to work for him–he has the lowest death rate among his age group. His diet consists mostly of breakfast and lunch, with no desserts or snacks throughout the day. This may seem surprising given how unhealthy his diet is, but as Buffett himself says, “I’m not sure I would recommend my diet for everyone.”
Buffett’s diet is legendary and often studied by business people and students alike. He credits his success to eating what he calls “normal stuff for a six-year old.”
McDonald’s Stock Forecast
McDonald’s is an American icon. It has been around for over 60 years, and it has graced the faces of millions of Americans as they have enjoyed their morning meals.
In fact, McDonald’s is part of the Dow Jones Index. One of the top 30 companies that make up the stock market (source).
After reading this article, you may think that Buffett has something to do with keeping McDonald’s stock forecast rising.
How did Warren Buffett get Mcdonald’s gold card?
In an interview with CNBC, Buffett revealed that he has a card that allows him to get free McDonald’s anywhere in the world. This has caused some speculation, as it’s not clear how Buffett got the card or if it’s even real.
However, Bill Gates, Mitt Romney and Buffett are confirmed to have such a card.
In fact, the McDonald’s Gold Card is not just for celebrities and billionaires. “Supposedly,” any customer can get one by spending $2 million or more at the fast-food chain. The card entitles the holder to free food for life.
Now, you can play their Monopoly game for a chance to win a Mcdonald’s VIP Card. By winning a VIP Gold Card you will be able to claim a one-time free meal at McDonald’s every week for an entire year once using the My McDonald’s app.
Even Warren Buffett, one of the richest people in the world, frequents McDonald’s for breakfast and has a Gold Card to prove it. Yet, no photo of Buffett and the Gold Card.
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First, you need to download the McDonald’s app and be enrolled in the MyMcDonald’s Reward program.
Next, every time you make a purchase during the duration of the contest, you receive an entry to the sweepstakes, up to once per day.
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**The McD’s For Life Sweepstakes is only from December 5-25, 2022.**
Does Warren Buffett own McDonald’s?
No. Warren Buffett does not own and operate a McDonald’s Franchise.
However, he made an investment in the company that surprised many people – he invested in McDonald’s because he loved the franchise model.
He has invested in other well-known consumer brands such as Apple, Coca-Cola and Gillette. This gives us some insight into his investment philosophy–Buffett believes in buying businesses with strong fundamentals that will be around for a long time.
Top Warren Buffett Stocks By Size
At the end of Q4 2021, these were the top 10 Warren Buffett stocks by the number of shares:
Bank of America (BAC), 1.01 billion
Apple (AAPL), 887.1 million
Coca-Cola (KO), 400 million
Kraft Heinz (KHC), 325.6 million
Verizon (VZ), 158.8 million
American Express (AXP), 151.6 million
U.S. Bancorp (USB), 126.4 million
Nu Holdings (NU), 107.1 million
Bank of New York Mellon (BK), 72.4 million
Kroger (KR), 61.4 million
Specifically, this is what his company Berkshire Hathaway is invested in.
While Buffett has never authored a book himself, there are many books about him, his investment strategies, and his philosophies.
His life story and investment techniques are fascinating. There are a variety of books about Buffett, but some are more satisfying to read than others. Some books focus more on his life and achievements, while others focus on replicating his investment style.
Warren Buffett McDonalds breakfast
As you have now learned, Warren Buffett, one of the richest men in the world, has a particular fondness for McDonald’s breakfast menu items.
He has been photographed eating breakfast at McDonald’s locations almost every morning.
The billionaire investor says that he enjoys the food and finds it to be a cheap and convenient option.
He sticks to ordering sausage patties and eggs, or bacon and eggs from the menu.
Now, the questions to ponder, are you going to continue this frugal billionaire’s breakfast routine?
Or should you follow his investment advice instead…
Buffett has been quoted as saying “the greatest challenge is not in the selection of the right stocks, but in sticking with sound investments despite uncertainty.” In order to emulate Buffett’s investment strategies, it is important to be patient and remain committed to your investments through thick and thin.
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Wall Street is a place that people love to hate.
The Wall Street of today, however, could not be further from the one we know and fear: it’s a trillion-dollar industry with innovation brewing in every corner. You may have heard about these innovations on The Big Short or Moneyball but you might want to broaden your horizons when it comes to movies that feature this major American institution.
While learning about money, finances, and the stock market may or may not be your thing, there is plenty to learn while being classically entertained.
When you’re studying for the MCAT, going through a financial audit, or watching skyrocketing inflation happening before you, it can be hard to find films that accurately portray modern finance.
But Wall Street is full of memorable characters and interesting situations with plenty of twists and turns to keep your attention.
Whether you’re looking for movies about trading on Wall Street or movies about money itself, here are 25 classics worth watching over and over again!
Followed by a list of the best documentaries on stock market trading.
Best Movies About Wall Street
Plenty of movies have been made about Wall Street over the years. There is a fascination with the life of a trader and how it intersects with business.
The order dated from the oldest movie to the most recent film.
Here are 25 of the best films set at the intersection between finance and our culture:
1. “Edison, the Man” (1940)
The movie is about the life of Thomas Edison, one of the most famous inventors in history.
The main character is played by Spencer Tracy, who does a great job portraying businessman Thomas A. Edison. The story follows Edison’s journey from being a stockbroker on Wall Street to becoming one of the most famous inventors in history.
Most of the film’s script is fictionalized or exaggerated, it should be viewed as such.
2. “Citizen Kane” (1941)
Citizen Kane is a 1941 American drama film directed by, produced by, and starring Orson Welles. The picture was Welles’s first feature film. The screenplay, written by Herman J. Mankiewicz and Welles, was based on the life of William Randolph Hearst.
Citizen Kane helped form the idea that there should be a cultural shift in how we view Wall Street. It is considered to be one of the greatest movies ever made because it’s highly innovative, artistic, and technical with many different themes being explored throughout its runtime.
3. “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946)
“It’s A Wonderful Life” is a classic movie for the generations.
The protagonist of the movie is George Bailey. The movie revolves around the idea that if George Bailey never existed, life would be much worse off. This film is a classic and a must-watch for anyone interested in finance or business.
Ultimately, he learns some valuable lessons about life and himself.
4. “Trading Places” (1983)
“Trading Places” is the funniest movie about Wall Street. The plot revolves around how one man’s fall from Wall Street is another man’s blessing.
It’s a classic movie about Wall Street that is still relevant today. The film follows the story of two men whose lives are drastically changed when they’re made the subject of a bet on Wall Street. It stars Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, and Jamie Lee Curtis.
Released in 1983, Trading Places was a box-office success. Earning over $90 million, the film became the fourth-highest-grossing film of that year in the United States and Canada. Furthermore, it was critically acclaimed for its humor and cast.
John Landis directed “Trading Places” and it is an absolute classic. Watching Murphy talk about futures and markets is hilarious.
5. “Working Girl” (1988)
“Working Girl” is a 1986 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols and written by Kevin Wade. The film stars Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, and Joan Cusack. It received many Academy Award nominations in 1989, including Best Picture and Best Actress (for Griffith).
The story follows Tess McGill (Griffith), an ambitious secretary who pitches a profitable idea to her boss only to have her boss take credit. After her boss (Weaver) is out with a medical injury, Tess teams up with investment banker Jack Trainer (Ford) to make a big deal. Things get complicated when her boss comes back and discovers what Tess has been up to.
“Working Girl” was praised by critics upon release and became a box office success. It grossed over $96 million worldwide against its $13 million budget.
The idea for Working Girl came when writer Kevin Wade and producer Douglas Wick were in New York City together in 1984 and noticed throngs of career women walking to work while carrying their high heels (source).
6. “Wall Street” (1987)
“Wall Street” is a 1987 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone and starring Michael Douglas, Charlie Sheen, and Daryl Hannah. The film tells the story of Bud Fox (Sheen), a young stockbroker who wants to make it big in the world of finance.
An eager and inexperienced stockbroker is willing to do anything to get ahead, including going through an unscrupulous shady corporate raider who takes the young-in-awe under his wing.
The movie was nominated for seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor (Michael Douglas).
A sequel titled “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” was released 23 years later.
7. “Bonfire of the Vanities” (1990)
“Bonfire of the Vanities” is a movie that captures the class-consciousness of 1980s New York.
The film focuses on Wall Street and New York City’s stratification issues. In particular, it focuses on the Manhattan elite and how they are separated from other social classes in the city.
The film is based on a book by Tom Wolfe, who was inspired by his own experiences living in Manhattan during that time period.
8. “Other People’s Money” (1991)
Other People’s Money is a 1991 American comedy-drama film directed by Norman Jewison and starring Danny DeVito, Gregory Peck, and Penelope Ann Miller. DeVito plays a ruthless businessman who buys companies and sells off their assets to make him rich.
Along the way, this corporate raider falls in love with the wife’s daughter, who is a lawyer. An avid lover of this woman, the corporate raider attempts to win her heart through legal maneuvering.
9. “Glengarry Glen Ross” (1992)
Glengarry Glen Ross is a 1992 American drama film adapted by David Mamet from his 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play Glengarry Glen Ross. The film was directed by James Foley and stars Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, and Kevin Spacey.
“Glengarry Glen Ross” is a movie about the incentives of real estate salesman. This drama-filled movie shows what people will do to close a sale.
10. “Barbarians at the Gate” (1993)
Barbarians at the Gate is a 1993 American drama made-for-TV movie based on the book of the same name by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar. The film was directed by Glenn Jordan and stars James Garner as H. Ross Perot, Peter Riegert as Henry Kravis, and Swoosie Kurtz as Ruth Harkness.
The film tells the story of a leveraged buyout between two Wall Street insiders who battle for control over a company. It is considered one of the best movies about Wall Street because it provides an inside look at how these deals are made.
11. “The Associate” (1996)
The Associate is an American comedy movie released in 1996.
Investment banker Laurel Ayres (Whoopi Goldberg) is an associate for an investment firm who has great advice but doesn’t get the respect she deserves because she is a black woman.
Money is power, so she uses a white man as her partner. The protagonist has great advice but no one will take it seriously because she’s a woman of color with an African American sounding name. To prove her worth, the protagonist creates a fictional white male figure to be her business partner to make people listen to her more than they would otherwise.
12. “Rogue Trader” (1999)
Rogue Trader is a 1999 British drama film directed by James Dearden and starring Ewan McGregor and Anna Friel. It is based on the true story of Nick Leeson, a British trader who caused £800 million or about $1 billion in losses through unauthorized trades in 1987, and his attempt to cover up his losses by falsifying account documents.
Nick reads in the newspaper that the company went bankrupt and then realizes the severity of his losses. Him and his wife then decided to go back to London, but Nick is arrested en route from Frankfurt. Finally, Nick is extradited to Singapore where he is sentenced to six and a half years in prison.
13. “American Psycho” (2000)
American Psycho is a satirical psychological horror film that was released in 2000 and is based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis.
The film stars Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Jared Leto, Josh Lucas, Chloë Sevigny, Samantha Mathis, Cara Seymour, Justin Theroux, and Reese Witherspoon. It debuted at the Sundance Film Festival on January 21, 2000, and was released theatrically on April 14, 2000.
American Psycho is a movie about Patrick Bateman, a successful Wall Street executive with an inner darkness that leads him to commit heinous crimes. The film has developed a cult following over the years and is now considered a classic. Additionally, it has made a strong presence in contemporary meme culture.
A direct-to-video sequel, “American Psycho 2” was released in 2002.
14. “Boiler Room” (2000)
Boiler Room is a movie about Wall Street corruption. It stars Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Ben Affleck, Nicky Katt, and Jamie Kennedy.
This movie is about a young man, played by Giovanni Ribisi, who ran an unlicensed casino, but wasn’t making the living his father, a New York City judge wanted. So, with the promise of being a millionaire, he becomes a stockbroker in a brokerage firm.
In fact, the brokerage firm was running Pump and Dump schemes – investment scams that involve artificially inflating the price of stocks before dumping them onto uninformed investors.
The movie was met with mixed reviews by critics but audiences seemed to enjoy it more. I mean it did star Ben Affleck.
15. “The Bank” (2001)
This Australian movie “The Bank” is about finance software that predicts stock market trends.
This drama-thriller heist film was directed by Frank Oz and written by Paul Schrader. The critical response was mixed but praised its acting performances, particularly from Al Pacino and Jennifer Wright Penn.
16. “The Pursuit of Happyness” (2006)
“The Pursuit of Happyness” is a 2006 American biographical drama film based on the life of Chris Gardner. It tells the story of how he rose from homelessness to Wall Street success. The movie was directed by Gabriele Muccino and stars Will Smith in the leading role. It grossed over $307 million worldwide, making it one of Smith’s highest-grossing movies. In 2006, Will Smith was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Gardner.
The movie is set in San Francisco, California, and follows Gardner’s trials and tribulations as he strives to become a successful stockbroker. Despite being homeless with a young son, he never gives up on his dream. The film finishes with him landing a job at Dean Witter Reynolds and becoming a millionaire five years later.
Although “The Pursuit of Happyness” is not technically about Wall Street, it is an excellent depiction of what it takes to be successful in this field – grit, determination, and perseverance in the face of adversity.
17. “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps” (2010)
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps is a 2010 American drama film directed by Oliver Stone. It is a sequel to Wall Street (1987), which was also directed by Stone. The film stars Michael Douglas, Shia LaBeouf, and Carey Mulligan.
The movie begins with the release of Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) from prison, where he has been for eight years for insider trading and securities fraud. He immediately goes to see his future son-in-law, Jacob (Shia LaBeouf), who is now working on Wall Street. Gordon helps Jacob get back at the man who screwed his mentor’s firm over.
The movie covers the events leading up to the financial crisis of 2008 and explores how it affects individuals, society, and culture. The firm was highly successful at the box office earning more than $134 million worldwide.
18. “Margin Call” (2011)
Margin Call is a movie about Wall Street and bankers. It is considered a classic, and it was released in 2011. The banker in the movie has created a financial model that shows the firm will be completely underwater, but before he can show anyone else, he gets fired. He hands his model off to a junior banker who then has to save everything from this one data point on his laptop in the middle of the night while everyone is asleep.
Everyone wonders if “Margin Call” is a true story. While there is no specific person or company name, it rings true of what happened in the 2007-2008 financial crisis.
19. “Too Big To Fail” (2011)
“Too Big To Fail” is a 2011 HBO adaptation of the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin. The movie covers the 2008 financial crisis and follows bankers who meet behind closed doors with regulators to negotiate the federal bailout of the financial industry.
The film was able to feature a parade of stars who played different bank and investment bigwigs. While it’s based on true events, there are some dramatizations in order to make for a more compelling film.
It’s an interesting look at how Wall Street operates and what happens when things go wrong.
20. “Cosmopolis” (2012)
“Cosmopolis” is a movie starring Robert Pattinson about an incident involving currency speculation. The plot of the movie is quite complicated and may leave viewers scratching their heads as to what just happened.
The protagonist, Eric Packer, is a Wall Street investor who finds himself in the middle of an unexpected incident while in New York City. His wife and lover are introduced throughout the story but it doesn’t make sense why they would be in New York City together.
This movie has a lot of intrigues that will keep you on your toes as you weave through his personal life and the emotional rollercoaster of trading!
21. “Arbitrage” (2012)
“Arbitrage” is a movie about an ambitious hedge fund manager who tries to sell his company before anyone finds out he’s cooked the books. The plot involves a mistress accidentally dying in a car accident and its cover-up, with help from an unlikely source.
The movie is well acted and suspenseful and provides great insight into the world of high finance.
22. “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and written by Terence Winter, based on the memoir of the same name by Jordan Belfort. The film stars Leonardo DiCaprio as Belfort, Margot Robbie as his wife Naomi Lapaglia, Jonah Hill as Donnie Azoff, and Kyle Chandler as Patrick Denham.
This true story of Jordan Belfort, who starts his own company in the early 1990s and quickly grows their company – more importantly their status in the trading community on Wall Street. At the same time, so do their substance abuse and lies. Belfort is named the Wolf of Wall Street by Forbes Magazine. Soon after, the FBI look into Belfort’s trading schemes…
Now, you will have to finish the movie to see what happens.
23. “The Big Short” (2015)
The Big Short is a movie about the 2008 financial crisis and Michael Burry’s role in it. It was directed by Adam McKay and stars the brilliant ensemble cast in this movie of Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, and Marisa Tomei. The film was nominated for five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director (source).
Viewers praise the film for being entertaining and broad. It is among the top Wall Street movies.
Not many people are brave enough to go against the market trends and big banks except for Michael Burry. Who came out ahead on the big short in the housing market?
24. “Money Monster” (2016)
George Clooney and Julia Roberts team up in this financial thriller as TV show hosts who are taken hostage at gunpoint due to an irate investor. There is a tense standoff taking place on live television.
The film was directed by Jodie Foster and received mixed reviews, but still did well at the box office.
25. “The Wizard Of Lies” (2017)
The Wizard of Lies is a 2017 American biographical drama film about the fall of Bernie Madoff. Madoff’s Ponzi scheme was highly watched across the world as it was the largest spam in US history as he robbed at least $65 billion from unknowning victims. The film stars Robert De Niro as Bernie Madoff, Michelle Pfeiffer as Ruth Madoff, Alessandro Nivola as Mark Madoff, Nathan Darrow as Andrew Madoff, and Kristen Connolly as Catherine Hooper.
The film shows how the family of Bernie Madoff falls apart amidst the scandal.
“Bernie Madoff” is a biopic about the infamous Ponzi schemer who was jailed for orchestrating one of history’s largest financial pyramids. The film utilizes Robert DeNiro as Bernie Madoff, and tells the story from his perspective. Critics praised the film for being powerful.
What movies are about Wall Street?
There are a lot of great movies about Wall Street, but it can be hard to pick the best ones.
Some of our favorites include “Too Big to Fail,” “Boiler Room,” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.”
Which movie is based on stock market? Much Watch Ones
There are many movies based on the stock market. Some of the most popular ones include “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Big Short,” and “Margin Call.”
These movies tell the story of people who have made or lost a lot of money trading stocks and other investments. They offer a fascinating look at what happens behind the scenes on Wall Street, and they can be very educational for anyone interested in investing.
What Are the Top 3 Hedge Funds Movies to Watch?
There are a number of great movies about Wall Street and the hedge fund industry. Some of the most popular ones include “The Big Short“, “Boiler Room“, and “Arbitrage.”
These movies offer a fascinating look into the world of high finance and provide an interesting perspective on the industry. Hedge funds can be very profitable, but they can also be risky. Watch these films to learn more about the risks involved in this kind of investing, as well as the rewards.
Best Finance Documentaries
Ever since the 2008 financial crisis, film buffs have been obsessed with anything related to Wall Street.
From the “Trader” to the “Inside Job”, Hollywood seems ready to take on the global financial sector.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best finance-related documentaries available to watch.
1. “Trader” (1987)
In the 1987 film “TRADER,” Paul Tudor Jones II offers a highly charged look at what it takes to make it as a Wall Street trader. The film was shot before the October 1987 crash, so it is an interesting historical artifact.
It delivers a rarely seen view of this marketplace and explains the workings of this frantic, highly charged area. This film is important because it captures America as it nears the end of its 200-year bull market.
“Trader” is a fascinating look into the minds of traders and their thought processes. It provides an inside look at the strategies that traders use to make money and how they think about the markets. If you are interested in learning about trading or want to get a better understanding of how it works, then Trader is a must-read documentary.
2. “The Trillion Dollar Bet” (2000)
The Trillion Dollar Bet is a documentary about a magic formula, specifically the Black–Scholes–Merton formula, which was dreamed to reduce risk in the stock market.
It is an interesting film because it portrays Wall Street in a way that many people have never seen before. As they started to use this “dream” formula, they started losing huge amounts of investments each day. The movie focuses on the rise and fall of hedge funds, with a specific focus on the 1994-1998 period when one of them went bankrupt.
The documentary will interest many people who are interested in finance, economics, and investing.
3. The Corporation (2003)
“The Corporation” is a documentary film written by Joel Bakan, and directed by Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott.
Released in 2003, the film examines the nature of the modern corporation, considering its legal status as a “person”, and how this affects different aspects of corporate behavior. The film won numerous awards including at the Sundance Film Festival (source).
And check out the latest… The New Corporation: The Unfortunately Necessary Sequel
4. Enron – The Smartest Guys in the Room (2005)
The film “Enron – The Smartest Guys in the Room” tells the story of Enron, a company that was involved in accounting fraud and created $30 billion worth of debts. Enron is often seen as an example of corporate corruption and the Enron incident is often considered the best example of that.
This documentary tells the story of how Enron became one of the largest companies in America before its collapse.
Critics reviewed the film positively and it also received good ratings from audiences.
5. Wall Street Warriors (Season 1-3 | 2006)
If you’re looking for a reality TV series that will take you inside the fascinating and high-pressure world of Wall Street, look no further than “Wall Street Warriors”.
The show follows the lives of those working on Wall Street – from traders to investment bankers to hedge fund managers.
There are 3 seasons, with each season consisting of 26 episodes. So whether you’re looking for an hour of entertainment or you want to learn more about the financial industry, “Wall Street Warriors” has something for you.
6. The Ascent of Money (2008)
The documentary traces the origins of money, credit, and banking throughout history.
The title is interesting because it provides a comprehensive overview of how money has evolved over time. The documentary also interviews experts from various financial backgrounds, which makes it an insightful watch for anyone looking to gain a better understanding of finance.
The Ascent of Money is a 2008 documentary film written and directed by Michael Lewis and won an International Emmy Award.
7. Floored (2009)
The documentary focuses on the futures exchange in Chicago, and how digitization and computerization are changing trading floor practices. It features interviews with various traders who offer their insights into this rapidly-changing industry.
8. Million Dollar Traders (2009) – Mini Series
These ordinary traders did better than the pros. Some of the best traders included a student, a soldier, and a single mother of 2 children. They may have lacked experience, but they made up for it with guts and determination.
The reality mini-series happens during the recession of 2008 – also known as not a great time to be a trader. As the market falls, the story becomes personal for many of these non-traditional traders.
In fact, this is similar to what Teri Ijeoma is doing today.
9. Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)
Capitalism: A Love Story is a 2009 documentary film written and directed by Michael Moore. The film examines the financial crisis of 2007-2008 and the subsequent economic recession.
The criticism in Capitalism: A Love Story is clearly pointed at businesses that take risks for profit-led motives, with public funds ultimately securing the risk. For example, Moore interviews former Merrill Lynch CEO John Thain, asking how much money he made while his company was losing $8 billion per quarter.
Moore interviews many too financial gurus to ask the question – What is America’s cost for its love of capitalism?
10. “Inside Job” (2010)
Inside Job is a made-for-television documentary about the Fall 2008 financial crisis.
This documentary tackles the 2008 financial collapse in a way that is easily digestible, featuring interviews with experts in the field of finance. The film takes a look at some of the factors which led to the Great Recession, such as deregulation and Wall Street executives going unpunished.
The film walks viewers through topics such as extreme consolidated power on Wall Street, questionable banking practices which helped create the housing bubble, and federal regulators’ bailout that kept most big banks afloat after the 2008 financial collapse.
The movie was directed by Charles Ferguson, and it won an Academy Award for Best Documentary in 2011.
Most Acclaimed Wall Street Movies
Many people ask, is there any movie on stock market? In fact, there are plenty!
In fact, there is probably a new flourish of movies being made about the economic effects from 2020 onward.
These are the top Wall Street Movies you must watch!
What is your favorite movie about wall street?
Everyone will have their favorite pick!
Start a movie club and discuss which Wall Street movies. This is a great way to understand the impact of what is going on in the financial markets.
Which Must Watch Stock Market Movies are on Your List?
These movies and documentaries are incredibly informative to find out what is happening on Wall Street and how things are handled.
They offer great insights into what can happen when things go wrong on Wall Street. If you’re interested in finance or investment banking, I highly recommend watching these movies!
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In today’s modern world, the house goals of yesteryear are a distant memory.
Long gone are the days of window shutters, oversized crystal chandeliers, multiple small rooms, intricate designs, wrought-iron railings, small windows, and large porches with overhanging beams.
Modern mansions favor simple and clean designs with open spaces.
While traditional mansions offer intricate and elegant details, today’s luxury homes feature straight lines, geometric shapes, a flat or low-sloped roof, and clean exteriors with little to no texture.
Luxurious homes of the past featured building materials such as brick, wood, plaster, stucco, and stone. Meanwhile, contemporary mansions favor newer, more technologically-advanced building materials including reinforced steel and concrete.
And windows, lots and lots of floor-to-ceiling windows.
Sophisticated smart homes are all the rage, as are connected outdoor spaces, white rooms and simple color palettes, open floor plans, glass walls allowing for ample natural light, green features, security settings, and the utmost privacy.
While traditional mansions typically featured a number of small, single-purpose rooms, modern floor plans include seamless open-ended spaces.
After all, one cannot be confined to small spaces while living that luxurious lifestyle!
A closer look at 18 of our favorite modern mansions
When it comes to stunning estates, we’ve got you covered.
From wraparound pools featuring panoramic views to glass walls for days, to dream chef kitchens, to seamless indoor-outdoor living spaces, we’re taking a look at 18 modern mansions that have knocked our socks off.
And we think you’ll (really, really) like them too.
A Marc Whipple-designed modern mansion with a wraparound pool
Designed by acclaimed architect Marc Whipple, this massive 11,200-square-foot home in Beverly Hills is quite a stunner.
Offering six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and two half baths, the multi-million dollar manse features disappearing walls of glass, so that its residents can enjoy the stunning views from each and every room.
Speaking of views, they’re completely unobstructed, with downtown Los Angeles, Catalina Island, and the coastline on full display. Those lovely landscapes can be seen from the home’s stunning wraparound pool.
Other luxurious amenities include a movie theater, a secret Zen garden, gym, guest house, glass wine cellar, gated driveway, and an outdoor kitchen.
This Beverly Hills manse had its moment of fame a few years back, when it was rented by Rockstar hitmaker Post Malone. It was later listed for sale with a whopping $26 million asking price.
A breathtaking Hollywood mega mansion with museum-quality energy crystals throughout
Built in 2021, this mega mansion is located in the heart of Hollywood.
Boasting panoramic views of downtown Los Angeles, the Pacific Ocean, and the canyon, the home offers six beds, nine baths, and nearly 10,365 square feet of living space.
The sophisticated smart home features museum-quality crystals sourced from around the world and placed with extraordinary care throughout to energetically enhance the residence.
Offering double-height ceilings and incredible indoor/ outdoor living spaces, the California compound also includes a custom home theater, fitness center, wine cellar, second living room and all the finest custom finishes.
Setting a new gold standard for Southern California living, the picturesque backyard — which is front row to the city and canyons — features a beautiful sparkling pool/spa, a built-in BBQ area, and a grassy green lawn.
See more of this unique Hollywood mega-mansion here.
A striking $150M modern mansion in Bel-Air with 360-degree views
This beautiful home in Bel-Air has all the bells and whistles you’d expect in a modern mansion (and then some).
Designed by award-winning architecture and design firm, Saota, the private compound is perched on a promontory high above the city — opening up to unobstructed, 360-degree views of Los Angeles.
Set on a 1.15-acre lot, the swanky crib offers nine bedrooms and fourteen baths spread across 20,841 square feet.
Some of the luxury amenities include an infinity pool with a secluded cabana and pool-side sunken fire pit, three separate staff quarters, and a one-bedroom guest house with a separate, private pool.
This magnificent manse was owned by George Ruan, co-founder of online coupon-clipping company Honey (now part of Paypal).
The Razor House in San Diego, the real-life Iron Man house
The one-of-a-kind architectural masterpiece known as The Razor House was designed in 2007 by San Diego-based architect Wallace E. Cunningham.
The striking concrete and glass mansion — dubbed ‘the Iron Man house’ due to its resemblance to Tony Stark’s mansion in the famous Marvel movie — is perched on the edge of a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Offering endless concrete terraces, the stunning estate has mesmerizing views of surrounding hills and the ocean below.
Featuring several outdoor lounge areas, the luxurious three-story home comes with six bedrooms and six baths, with nearly every room opening up to jaw-dropping views.
In 2019, Grammy Award-winning singer Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz bought The Razor House in a $20.8 million deal.
Villa Vella, one of Europe’s finest contemporary homes
Spanish dream house, anyone?
Dubbed Villa Vela, this sprawling 23,476-square-foot property is located in the sun-bathed province of Andalusia, Spain.
Sitting behind its own gates, at the end of a sweeping driveway, Villa Vela offers a total of six bedrooms and six baths.
The posh property has been designed to be free-flowing and, as such, has an open plan, including floor-to-ceiling retracting windows that open directly onto a terrace that stretches from one end of the house to the other.
Not to mention, each of the suites has its own outdoor space, and they also all connect directly to the vast upper terrace, its lawn, garden, and dining area, and benefit from breathtaking views.
A futuristic, yacht-shaped mansion perched high atop the Los Angeles hills
This 17,000-square-foot modern residential oasis in the upscale LA neighborhood of Brentwood is redefining luxury living.
Southern California-based architectural firm de Loren & Associates purposefully designed the building by superior wellness standards, without sacrificing on design but rather adding to it.
Inspired by the clean lines and interior spatial layouts of yachts paired with the motion of the sea, the curving exterior facades are reminiscent of ocean waves, wind, and clouds that make not only for an exhilarating lifestyle but also appealing to the eye.
The modern mansion boasts seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and three powder rooms across three levels.
Featuring a massive list of upscale amenities, the beautiful Brentwood home offers a 610-bottle wine cellar, commercial speed glass elevator, movie theater, state-of-the-art gym, a 300 sq. ft. green wall, and a lower-level entertainment area with a full bar, pool table and more.
And there’s plenty of room for Stormi and Wolf to explore! Turns out, this luxurious residence is owned by none other than rapper Travis Scott.
A newly-built Encino mansion with bright, airy, and warm interiors
We can’t get enough of this amenity-rich mansion with modern interiors and a killer guest house.
The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom Encino home offers 9,081 square feet of living space enclosed within a private, gated estate with surrounding landscape.
The stunning estate is a beautiful example of modern California living, with picture-perfect interiors, exquisite finishes, jetliner views, and plenty of attractive amenities.
Featuring warm wood tones, the large windows and Fleetwood doors open up to unobstructed views and plenty of natural light.
The carefully thought-out finishes give the home a modern vibe that extends into the bedrooms as well. The second level of this luxury Encino home has four bedrooms, including the master suite, which walks out to a 1,200-square-foot balcony with a fire table.
Naturally, this wonderful modern manse caught the eye of a famous buyer; it’s now owned by Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson and husband Justin Mikita.
A modern 4-story house facing one of the most beautiful coastal shorelines in all of California
We love this modern mansion set in the most desirable area of Manhattan Beach, The Strand, an oceanfront neighborhood lined with modern-looking mansions that typically sell in the $5 million to $15 million range.
Spanning 6,978 square feet of modern living space, the home offers six bedrooms and eight baths.
Designed by renowned L.A. studio KAA Design, this four-story home was envisioned around life, in all its texture, at the beach.
Rather than cluster sleeping areas on a single floor, they’re strategically spaced across the four levels, with the third floor being home to a primary suite with a private office that’s luxuriously sequestered in the style of a penthouse.
The private elevator takes residents and guests down to the beach room, which is level with the Strand itself, and lounge on the patio, front row to a peaceful scene of sea, sand, and sky.
Read more about this beautiful modern mansion here.
A $70M contemporary marvel that reimagines luxury living for the 21st century
Located in the coveted Brentwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, this modern mansion is what happens when a star-studded team consisting of award-winning architect Noah Walker, AD 100 interior designer, Jamie Bush, and renowned landscape designer, Christine London LTD comes together.
Spanning 19,000 square feet, this beautiful abode is set on a sprawling four-acre lot and offers six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms alongside many recreation rooms.
The plush property has 270-degree views of the city, ocean, and canyon, and a long list of amenities that include a theater room — with acoustical wall paneling and a commercial cinema-quality projection system — a gym with a steam room, a 75-foot indoor lap pool, outdoor architectural pool and dual offices.
We first covered this luxurious contemporary home when it first came to market last year with an ambitious asking price of $70 million.
Just a few months later, it was purchased by music mogul Scooter Braun (better known as Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande’s manager, and Taylor Swift‘s manager-turned-foe) for $65 million.
The Ora House in San Diego, where contemporary architecture meets serene living
In the hilly, seaside neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego, a modern cliffside mansion has all the dream house vibes.
Built by Blue Heron’s BH Elite custom home division, the Ora House, as the property has been named, is a true architectural marvel.
The stellar design team incorporated the same innovative biophilic design and advanced Savant technology used in Blue Heron’s flagship home, VM001 in Las Vegas, to “enhance the flow of life while creating an overall sense of peace and natural wellbeing.”
The cliffside estate is set in La Jolla’s exclusive Bird Rock Waterfront enclave and totals 8,878 square feet of living space.
The architectural marvel has five bedrooms and eight baths across its four levels, with each level embracing the outdoors with spaces tailored for both entertaining and private moments.
A striking celebrity compound with a modern heptagon-shaped house
Check out this contemporary compound in La Crescenta, Calif.
Designed by AD100 architect Michael Maltzan, this dramatic, heptagon-shaped house has spaceship vibes, is surrounded by seven exterior walls (some made out of glass), and is anchored by an open-air courtyard that sits right at the center.
Nearly all the rooms of the house come with sliding floor-to-ceiling windows that open up to either the serene courtyard or beautiful mountain and city skyline views.
Some of the stand-out features of the modern mansion include a primary suite with an entire wall of glass that opens up to a generously sized balcony and a particularly unique bathroom with a blue curved penny-tiled wall surrounding the shower.
This unique home was owned by Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Michael Peter Balzary, known professionally as Flea.
A $25 million Napa Valley glass house with killer views
Surrounded by over 40 acres of lush grounds set amidst California’s world-class wine country, this striking architectural home goes by the name of Karinya.
The highly suitable moniker originates from the Australian aboriginal culture and is simply translated as “peaceful home.”
Built in 2017, the stunning estate is nestled in the small community of Deer Park right next to St. Helena in Napa County.
Spanning 8,837 square feet, the impressive residence was built with natural materials, a deep connection to the valley’s views, and a design that boasts both beauty and luxury.
Not a detail is spared at Karinya, with many luxurious features such as endless walls of glass, a 2,000-bottle wine room, and an acoustically-designed media/ theater room.
Fitting a modern dream house, it also comes with a detailed smart home system with mobile phone control access that controls the music, air conditioning, security and programmable LED recessed lighting in 11 separate zones and a fire sprinkler system.
See more of this lovely Napa Valley home here.
A modern mansion that was once featured in the Oscar-winning “La La Land” movie
Set in the popular Encino neighborhood of Los Angeles, this modern mansion offers an impressive cutting-edge design.
The six-bedroom home wows with its soaring ceilings and walls of glass that bring the outdoors in.
Complete with an infinity pool and spa (with a cascading waterfall) and a nifty pool/guest house with a sundeck for outdoor entertainment, the home is peppered with outdoor spots to relax and enjoy the lovely Cali weather.
In case you’re getting a strong sense of deja vu, this beautiful home was featured in the popular film, La La Land.
As the story goes, Mia (played by Emma Stone) and her friends attend a lavish party hoping to meet influential people in the business and finally get their lucky break.
You guessed it, this memorable movie scene was filmed at this gorgeous Los Angeles estate.
A celebrity chef’s former home with a massive kitchen anchored by a 24-foot stone island
Located in the coveted Via Bluffs enclave of Pacific Palisades, this modern mansion spans 6,500 square feet of luxurious living.
Offering massive sliding windows that open up to beautiful views of Potrero Canyon and beyond, the sumptuous five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is filled with natural light streaming in from the surrounding floor-to-ceiling windows and sliding glass doors, while the skylights pour even more light onto the main and top floors.
The Pacific Palisades property also flaunts features like a dual-faced fireplace, a nearly 24-foot kitchen island, and a distinct living room that’s pouring out onto the outside deck overlooking the pool.
A large open-layout living area is anchored by an impressive dream kitchen.
This beautiful home was once owned by celebrity chef, Everyday Italian, and Giada At Home star Giada de Laurentiis.
A beautiful modern mansion tucked in the Hollywood Hills
Built in 2019, this Marc Whipple-designed home is a true Hollywood gem.
Located on the glamorous Sunset Strip, in the Hollywood Hills West neighborhood of Los Angeles, this home oozes that clean-lined modernist approach, while still offering warmth and comfort.
The posh property incorporates five bedrooms, six bathrooms, as well as two half-bathrooms, all with breathtaking views spreading from the Hollywood sign right to the Pacific Ocean.
The main entrance offers an open-concept kitchen and three terraces that total 5,000 additional square feet of outdoor living space.
And, the middle level features a second living room and a luxurious ‘floating glass box’ master suite.
All the bedrooms offer easy access to the infinity pool, which provides stunning views of the surroundings and a perfect setting to enjoy summer nights and sunsets in complete privacy.
A Malibu gem that’s often rented to high-profile celebrities
This Malibu celeb magnet is the epitome of indoor-outdoor Cali living, featuring large glass walls that seamlessly blend the interior with the grounds.
Perched above the Pacific Ocean, the three-bedroom, three-bathroom, 2,100-square-foot Malibu mansion is every bit the modern gem.
It’s the perfect property for entertaining, as it includes an infinity pool with fabulous ocean views, a spa, and a fire pit.
The entertainment continues inside, as the house includes not one, but three indoor fireplaces, as well as a media room, making sure you stay entertained throughout the entire year.
Amenities include everything you could possibly need, from in-unit laundry and air conditioning to five parking spaces, an outdoor patio, and a cabana.
The house not only rents out to celebrities such as Matthew Perry, Cardi B, and Taraji P. Henson, but it’s also owned by one.
Betty Moon, a celebrated Los Angeles musician, songwriter and producer, currently owns the plush property which she recently renovated before listing it for rent.
An impeccably designed modern mansion that embraces indoor-outdoor living
Located in the upscale neighborhood Pacific Palisades in Los Angeles, this three-story home was designed and built by renowned developer/designer duo David and Eliana Rokach.
This multi-million dollar mansion offers a sprawling 13,543 square feet of modern living space and packs nine bedrooms and twelve bathrooms.
Boasting unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Monica Canyon, the stunning estate offers an open-concept living/dining room finished in a chic, contemporary style.
The living room features custom-made electronic sliding steel doors that open to a beautiful outdoor area, which features a barbecue area, a grassy backyard, and an infinity-edge swimming pool opening up to views for miles.
A modern hillside lair with canyon views
Situated in Los Angeles’ coveted Brentwood neighborhood, this hillside lair with expansive living spaces, eco-friendly details, and ultra-high-end finishes gives us serious dream house goals.
The main entrance features a Japanese-imported Yakisugi front door and bonsai adorned atrium that leads to the open-concept living space.
Here, a chic palette of luxurious stone and reflective glass is accented by unique designer details, and floor-to-ceiling windows provide natural light throughout the day.
Offering sweeping views of the canyon, the four-bedroom home comes equipped with the latest technology for entertainment, comfort, and sustainability.
This includes a full automation system, Lutron Solar System lighting, home theater and surround sound from Bang & Olufsen, a home gym, and much more.
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If we were to ask you to imagine your dream home, what would your mind conjure up?
Perhaps you’d love a penthouse in the skies or a palatial property with sweeping gardens. What about a lush forest paradise away from civilization or an opulent oceanfront property?
Maybe a hillside mansion with an infinity pool or a good ol’ swanky apartment in a coveted address is more your style.
What if we told you that you no longer need to choose just one view or destination because you can have it all?
Welcome aboard the NJORD, a one-of-a-kind superyacht that redefines luxury living as we know it.
Aptly named after the Norse god of the wind and seas, NJORD is being developed by Ocean Residences Development and German shipyard, Meyer Werft.
A look at the luxury homes aboard the NJORD Superyacht
Once completed, NJORD will offer 117 private residences that range from 1,500 to 9,000 square feet with two to six bedrooms. There will also be 16 duplexes and triplexes that have their own private elevators.
The prestigious homes will be priced from $8.5 million to $70 million.
The project is expected to be completed by 2026, but the first ten homes aboard the NJORD Superyacht are already up for grabs. And they’re quite spectacular!
To add a personalized touch, the developers have brought many interior designers and architects on board including Kelly Hoppen and David Linley who have worked on the first 10 units as well as Jean-Michel Gathy, Francesca Muzio, Sabrina Monteleone, Taylor Howes, and 1508 London.
Future residents can choose from 15 different floor plans and — while each residence is intended to be unique — there are also certain similarities like floor-to-ceiling windows, smart home technology, Gaggenau appliances, and of course, private balconies with spectacular views of the ocean.
The epic 948-feet superyacht also includes other features like gourmet kitchens with custom cabinetry by Studio Becker, walk-in closets, ensuite bathrooms, personalized housekeeping, laundry, and tailoring services.
The luxury doesn’t end there though.
The vessel comes with a travel and excursion concierge for the more adventurous residents, a Eurocopter 160, four superyacht limo tenders, two dive and fishing boats, a dive center, and an excursion lounge.
All of the residents’ culinary requirements will be taken care of in the six world-class restaurants and bars on board.
For the health and mental well-being of residents, there’s the Chenot Spa and Wellness Center and a Chenot Gym and Fitness Center.
Other than that, there’s also a telescope space observatory, a golf simulator and pro shop, a gourmet market and shops, a kids club, outdoor terraces, and multiple pools.
Lastly, the party never has to end thanks to the onboard nightclub, jazz lounge, and 10,000 -bottle wine cellar.
The first 10 private NJORD residences are now on the market
While the groundbreaking residential project is only slated for completion in 2026, the first private homes aboard the superyacht have recently been listed for sale.
The sales and marketing for the first ten residences aboard NJORD will be led by global real estate brokerage The Agency, with CEO/founder Mauricio Umansky and principal & managing partner Santiago Arana at the helm.
“We are proud to represent the sales and marketing for the first ten incredible residences aboard NJORD, one of the most innovative and exclusive residential offerings in the world,” says Mauricio Umansky.
“With its thoughtfully designed residences, endless array of amenities and philanthropic and scientific purpose, buyers have the unique opportunity to live aboard one of the finest vessels to ever be built,” Umansky added.
If Mauricio Umansky’s name rings a bell but you don’t know where from, you might know him from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (he’s Kyle Richard’s husband).
You’ll also be seeing a lot more of him on Netflix’s Buying Beverly Hills, which follows him and his stellar team of real estate agents. And we’re kind of hoping the new reality series will also give us a closer look inside the NJORD Superyacht and its luxury residences.
“We’re delighted Mauricio Umansky and Santiago Arana of The Agency will be at the helm of sales and marketing for the first ten luxury residences aboard NJORD,” said Kristian Stensby, Founder and CEO of Ocean Residences Development.
“With their combined record-breaking career success, global reach and white-glove service, we can’t think of a better team than The Agency to represent NJORD, the finest address everywhere in the world.”
Luxury meets sustainability
NJORD is more than just a collection of upscale residences.
It’s an adventure around the globe and, according to Alain Gruber, COO of Ocean Residences Development Ltd, residents can choose to either completely relax or participate in the activities and expeditions planned by the concierge.
The best part about NJORD (other than the fact that you will get to circumnavigate the planet) is that you will do so sustainably.
The developers aim to build it under strict environmental regulations to minimize its carbon footprint.
The vessel will not only use carbon-neutral fuel but also include a professional oceanographic laboratory, a cloud computing system, multibeam echo sounders, and other resources to help the scientific community tackle environmental issues like climate change.
Talk about a new wave of residential living!
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If you’re not familiar with John Lautner’s iconic Beverly Crest mansion, or with the estate’s flamboyant owner, then you’re definitely missing out. This 1963-built mansion is an architectural gem and one of Hollywood’s best-kept secrets.
The Sheats Goldstein residence: John Lautner’s organic architecture dream
The 4,500-square-foot Sheats-Goldstein residence was designed by John Lautner (one of the most noteworthy American architects of the twentieth century) and built between 1961 and 1963, in Los Angeles’ Beverly Crest neighborhood.
The concrete-and-wood house was built into the sandstone ledge of a hill, and it’s a testament to the connection between man and nature.
Each space is open and offers stunning views of downtown Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, with glass walls throughout that serve to blend the indoors with the outdoors.
John Lautner designed the American Organic Architecture house for Helen and Paul Sheats and their three children. After going through a couple of different owners, it was acquired by James F. Goldstein, a businessman, real estate investor, and fashion designer, in 1972.
At the time, the house had fallen into disrepair and was in dire need of a makeover, so Goldstein reached out to Lautner to help bring the residence back to its former glory.
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What emerged was a two-decades-long partnership to remodel the house, which ended when John Lautner passed away in 1994. However, Goldstein never stopped tweaking and upgrading his Beverly Crest dwelling, even adding a nightclub to the list of amenities.
The James Goldstein house turned museum in 2016
The Sheats-Goldstein Residence, as the property is now known, still maintains all the original designs and touches that John Lautner carefully created.
His work is not limited to just the architecture of the house; Lautner also designed the interiors, the windows, lighting systems, all the furniture, the rugs, and other details.
James Goldstein worked with the designer for years to ensure every little detail was in tune with the overall theme of ‘organic’ architecture.
The result is a house so unique, so carefully crafted and fresh, that Goldstein wants everyone to be able to tour it and be inspired by it.
That’s why, in 2016, he decided that he would donate the house, with everything in it, to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
James Goldstein entrusted the home, its surrounding estate, as well as a 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud and his eclectic wardrobe to the museum. This way, his and Lautner’s legacy will continue to inspire and attract curious minds and aspiring architects and designers. And let’s not forget about the celebrities.
Why Jimmy Goldstein’s house is Hollywood’s best-kept secret
The James Goldstein house, besides serving as home to the elusive businessman, has also been used by various showbiz producers and directors.
If you thought the house seemed familiar, you might have seen it in The Big Lebowski, as the home of porn merchant Jackie Treehorn, or in Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle, where it played the part of Alex’s house (Lucy Liu).
The house has also served as a setting for fashion ads and commercials, glamorous events, and, well, porn flicks. James Goldstein has always kept an open mind, apparently.
Then there’s the nightclub. Dubbed Club James, for obvious reasons, the venue was Goldstein’s idea, to keep Hollywood parties out of his house, but still close by.
Exclusive parties and events are held at Club James round the clock; Rihanna celebrated her 27th birthday party here, with Jay Z, Mick Jagger, and Leo DiCaprio in attendance. Needless to say, Goldstein wants the good times to keep rolling at Club James even after he’s gone.
Movies filmed at the Sheats-Goldstein residence
James Goldstein’s unique house is one of the most popular filming locations in Los Angeles, for obvious reasons. There’s just no other place quite like it, and its intricate design and stunning architecture draw celebrities like a magnet.
Various Hollywood movies and TV shows were filmed at the Sheats-Goldstein residence, including the now-iconic The Big Lebowski.
It’s by far the most recognizable house featured in the movie, set up as the home of adult film producer Jackie Treehorn, which earned Jimmy Goldstein’s house the moniker of ‘the Big Lebowski house’.
The other striking property in the movie is Lebowski’s opulent mansion, which is actually another popular filming location, namely the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills. This is where movies like The Social Network, Eraserhead, The Witches of Eastwick, The Prestige, and X-Men were filmed.
But while the Sheats-Goldstein residence is known by many as Jackie Treehorn’s house or the Big Lebowski house, it’s been featured in quite a long list of other movies, including Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Star Time (1992), and Bandits (2001, starring Bruce Willis, Billy Bob Thornton, and Cate Blanchett).
It was also featured in music videos, including Doja Cat’s Say So, Nelly’s The Fix, Babyface’s We’ve Got Love, and Snoop Dogg & Pharell’s Let’s Get Blown.
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The house is so impressive that in 2021, Kanye West aka Ye enlisted James Goldstein to help him design and spruce up his newly-purchased Malibu mansion.
The rapper was reportedly impressed and fascinated with the architecture of the Sheats-Goldstein house, and wanted to do something similar with his $57 million new home.
Unfortunately, those plans were put on hold, according to The Sun, after the star lost billions due to some very controversial remarks.
In the meantime, the residence is available for rent for photoshoots, and we’re willing to bet we’ll be seeing more of it in upcoming movies, TV shows, and music videos.
Decoding the mystery: Who is James Goldstein?
If you’re wondering, who the hell is this James Goldstein and why haven’t I heard of him before, unfortunately we don’t know a whole lot about him either.
Despite his flamboyant style and constant public appearances (he’s an avid NBA fan and attends as many matches as he possibly can), James Goldstein still remains somewhat of a mystery.
We know he grew up in Milwaukee and then moved to California to attend Stanford University, after which he got into real estate and started investing heavily in developing Century City in L.A. He’s always been into fashion, constantly in the front row at glamorous fashion shows, and he even has his own fashion line.
Back in the day, he’s also said to have had an affair with American actress, singer, and Playboy Playmate Jayne Mansfield, who was married to someone else at the time. Still, he never married, and he has no children, which is why the decision to donate his unique home to LACMA came naturally.
This is the first-ever architecture donation made to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and it’s surely one that will continue to inspire young architects, interior designers, and art and fashion aficionados for many years to come.
For now, James Goldstein is living his best, most glamorous life up in his hillside mansion overlooking the City of Angels.
What’s more, James Goldstein’s net worth is reportedly around $350 million – not a bad way to live life in your 80s, is it?
If you want to see more, take a virtual tour of the residence with Goldstein himself below:
All image credit goes to James Goldstein.com
Frequently asked questions
Who lives in the Sheats Goldstein residence?
Businessman James Goldstein has been the sole owner of the Sheats-Goldstein house since he purchased it in 1972. He continues to spend time at the residence, but also often rents it out for photoshoots or as filming location for Hollywood movies or TV shows.
Where is the Goldstein residence?
The Sheats-Goldstein house is located in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, just up the hill from the Beverly Hills city limit. Due to its location, the house offers amazing views of the city, but is also very secluded.
How much is the Goldstein house?
The James Goldstein house was in a state of disrepair when the businessman purchased it in 1972 for $185,001. Nowadays, the property is reportedly worth roughly $75 million or more.
Can you visit the Sheats-Goldstein residence?
Unfortunately, the Sheats-Goldstein house is a private property, so it’s not open to the public. But, you can rent it out for photoshoots.
Where is the Jackie Treehorn house?
The Jackie Treehorn house from The Big Lebowski is, in fact, the Sheats-Goldstein residence, owned by elusive businessman James Goldstein. It’s located in L.A.’s Beverly Crest neighborhood and it’s a private property.
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Society’s obsession with celebrities is big biz! And when it comes to cashing in on it, paparazzi moguls François and Brandy Navarre are laughing all the way to the bank.
The couple just listed a palatial property in the upscale Los Angeles neighborhood of Pacific Palisades and they’re hoping to cash in $12,225,000 from their latest real estate venture.
Just the latest in a long streak of million dollar homes they bought (and later sold at a profit), François and Brandy Navarre’s house is listed with Zac Mostame and Santiago Arana of The Agency and Andreas Elsenhans of Westside Estate Agency.
From king & queen of the paparazzi to prolific real estate investors
Celebrity photos are a hot commodity. Whether an A-lister is caught canoodling with a beau, dropping their kids off at school, or simply out and about doing everyday errands, there’s big bucks in celebrity photos — which are taken by photographers dubbed ‘the paparazzi’.
Just ask François and Brandy Navarre, paparazzi moguls and real estate developers who are testament to the multi-million dollar industry of paparazzi pics.
The couple are co-founders and owners of the most successful celebrity gossip and paparazzi agency in Hollywood: X17.
Known for their aggressive tactics, hiding drones and long zoom lenses in pursuit of the perfect pic, the Navarres have built their dynasty off famous folks doing their ‘regular’ routines of getting groceries, exercising in their neighborhoods and going on the school run with their kids.
Of course, with great success comes great responsibility. Last year, X17 was sued by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle over unauthorized images of their son Archie. Jennifer Aniston also sued the couple over topless photos taken outside her Malibu home.
And many other celebrities — such as Kristen Bell, Dax Shepard, Halle Berry, Britney Spears and Jennifer Garner, to name a few — have been outspoken about the invasive and unsafe elements of having to deal with the paparazzi on a daily basis.
Like it or not, society’s obsession with celebrities is a money-making industry and the Navarres have profited in a big way — becoming as wealthy as their A-list clientele.
And as it turns out, their profitable paparazzi dynasty has afforded them some luxurious digs in the competitive Los Angeles real estate market.
A look at the Navarres’ past real estate ventures
According to Dirt, in 2021 the Navarres sold an 8,500-square foot estate in Los Angeles’ Pacific Palisades for $13.7 million.
And in 2005, they purchased a Pacific Palisades home for $5 million, which was located next door to Conan O’Brien’s estate, which they later listed for sale asking $15.9 million.
The former paparazzi couple also bought a beach house in 2000 for $1.7 million. The Malibu home has been for sale and for rent since 2016, with a listed price of $7.5 million and a summer rental rate at $45,000 per month.
Their latest home in Pacific Palisades has just hit the market
And now, the Navarres have listed another property for $12.225 million.
Located in their seemingly favorite upscale neighborhood of Pacific Palisades, the stunning estate is overlooking the Riviera surrounded by serene greenery and landscapes.
The midcentury modern home features 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and a detached guest house.
Boasting an open floor plan and living area with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams, the luxurious Los Angeles home has jaw-dropping ocean views amid its 5,500-square feet.
The outdoor amenities include a pool, patio and plenty of gorgeous greenery to soak up the sweet California sunshine.
The plush property is listed by Zac Mostame and Santiago Arana of The Agency and Andreas Elsenhans of Westside Estate Agency.
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