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The UK Space Agency announced today that it has awarded American aerospace firm Lockheed Martin a contract to establish a spaceport on the north coast of Scotland in Sutherland. At the same time, the agency also awarded Lockheed a contract to develop a system to deploy small satellites in Reading, Berkshire.—the value of the two contracts is $31 million. Find out more about the deal at the link in our bio.
George Clooney finishes second on our 2018 #Celeb100 list of the world’s 100 top-earning celebrities. Raking in $239 million, Clooney made most of his earnings came from liquor giant Diageo’s purchase of Casamigos, the tequila company he cofounded, giving him the best annual take-home of his—or any actor’s—career. Click the link in our bio to see the celeb that top took the top spot.
In many states, the most profitable industry tends to be something fairly stereotypical, for example Alaska and the fishing industry, or Michigan and automotive. For many other states, however, the most profitable industry is not so easy to assume, like Kansas and its biggest moneymaker, the aerospace industry. Find out the most profitable industry in all 50 states at the link in our bio.
The selfie era has birthed a new centimillionaire: @Kimkardashian West. The social media queen has parlayed reality television into a real fortune by selling her followers a mobile game, emojis—and now, cosmetics. KKW Beauty is her most lucrative exploit yet, with the startup already tallying an estimated $100 million in revenue. Between her cosmetics line to endorsement deals and earnings from Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kardashian West debuts at the No. 54 spot on our 2018 list of America's Richest #SelfMadeWomen with an estimated net worth of $350 million.
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Yet another startup has popped up promising to deliver the future filled with flying cars that we've been promised for generations. BlackFly is an all-electric personal aerial vehicle from a Silicon Valley via Canada company called Opener. Find out how the company plans to corner the market on affordable flying vehicles at the link in our bio.
From Gucci to Moncler, designers around the globe are capitalizing on the pet influencer craze. Click in the link in our bio to see how the canine couture industry is growing and for the most elaborate collaborations to date.
Urban glamping is headed to new heights in Chicago thanks to The Gwen hotel's latest experience, which allows guests to sleep beneath the stars. Starting at $5,500, guests can book the Gwen Lux Suite, and have a bohemian tent set up on the private 1,000-sq. ft. terrace. The lavish tent dons braided rugs, macrame seat cushions, Frette linens and colorful throw pillows to ensure a stylish and luxurious night under the stars. The most delicious amenity? A fanciful s'mores turndown service, which consists of melted cayenne marshmallow and Taza chocolates, plus there's an option to add on a glamping tasting menu served by Chef Matt Jergens. Discover more of the top travel destinations around the world on @passportbyforbes.
Some users of @bumble, @whitwolfeherd’s dating app, are lucky enough to swipe right and find love, a new friend or a job opportunity. Wolfe Herd, though, may be the luckiest of all: the app, which we value at $1 billion, has brought its 29-year-old founder a $230 million fortune. While Whitney missed the cut for this year’s list of America’s Richest #SelfMadeWomen, we predict it won’t be too long before she joins the ranks, assuming Bumble keeps growing at the rate it has. Find out how she founded her explosive app at the link in our bio.
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Dwayne @therock Johnson is pioneering a new way to cash in on fame. In addition to hefty $20M up-front paychecks and cuts of back-end studio profits—starting with July's Skyscraper—he'll insist on a separate seven-figure social media fee with every movie in which he appears. Click the link in our bio to find out why The Rock's social media muscle made him Hollywood's highest-paid actor.