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Fun fact Friday: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Seth Kelley Jan 22, 2015
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Fun fact Friday: Lifestyles of the rich and famous

Seth Kelley Jan 22, 2015
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Jo Ling Kent from Fox Business and FT Alphaville’s Cardiff Garcia joined the show to wrap up the week’s news in business and economics. What else did we learn this week?

Fun fact: Bill Gates has enough money to buy Uber … twice.

We did the numbers on what some of the wealthiest people on earth are capable of purchasing.

Doing the numbers on the super rich

Fun fact: No one really knows how many licks it takes to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.

But more than one group of candy-crazed engineers have tried to find a satisfying answer. Read about it here:

Tootsie Roll CEO, 95, leaves behind a sweet legacy

Fun fact: Amazon Prime subscriptions are booming in — of all places — rural Alaska.

That’s because Amazon Prime’s $99 annual subscription fee comes with free shipping, no matter how heavy the package.

Free shipping a boon for Alaska’s Amazon customers

Fun fact: When it comes to the presidential wardrobe during the State of the Union address, blue ties beat out red.

Still, both red and blue are more popular than the dark and yellow tie President Clinton wore in 1998.

State of the Union, by the numbers

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