6 World Facts
The richest man in Asia dropped out of high school at age 15.
Rich men in china have been known to hire body doubles to serve their prison sentence.
Over 2/3 of wealthy Americans drink alcohol every day, only 1/3 of poor Americans do.
The largest mall in the world is 99% empty.
India’s 55 billionaire’s worth is higher than the Pakistan’s economy.
The youngest king in history was not even a day old.
Russia has the most army tanks of any army in the world (21,000).
Ten percent of the Russian government's income comes from the sale of vodka.
Afghanistan produces 95% of the world’s opium.
5 Lottery Facts
A 28 year old named Clarence Jackson won $5.8 million playing the Connecticut lottery in 1995. He never claimed the prize. He had a year to claim the winnings but chose to wait until 15 minutes after the deadline.
The odds of winning the Mega Millions Jackpot are 175,000,000 to one.
1/3 of lottery winners will eventually claim bankruptcy.
To date there are over $61 million in the U.S in unclaimed lottery winnings.
4 Celebrity Facts
Mila Kunis was born in Chernivtsi, in South West Ukraine, and spoke no English (only Russian) until the age of seven.
Rihanna was an army cadet that trained with the Barbadian military – and fellow singer Shontelle was her drill sergeant.
When “Lose Yourself” won the Academy award for Best Original Album Of The Year, singer Eminem was at home sleeping because he didn’t think he would win.
Michael Jackson had a meeting in one of the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11, but missed it because he overslept.
Al Capone’s older brother was a policeman in Nebraska.
The Rock actually created the word "smackdown" in 1997.
Brad Pitt is banned from entering China because of his role in Seven Years in Tibet.
Michael Jackson was the first black artist to have a video on MTV.
As of April 2010, Bill Gates had donated over 36.8 billion dollars, which is more than half of his current net worth of $61 billion.
Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates both signed a promise agreeing to give away half their wealth over the course of their lifetime.
Louis Vuitton burns their unsold merchandise at the end of every year so it won't be sold at a discount.
The 3 most valuable brand names on earth: Marlboro, Coca-Cola, and Budweiser, in that exact order.
Thomas Burberry invented gabardine in 1880, it is the fabric used to construct most trench coats. Burberry and Aquascutum both claim to have “invented” the trench coat, however Aquascutum’s design dates back to 1850, whereas Burberry’s first trench coat was in 1901.
Starbucks is named after Starbuck , a character in the novel Moby Dick.
2 Random Facts
There are only 14 verified people still alive that were born in the 1800’s.
Money is addictive! According to Steinberg, wealthy people are literally addicted to the drug of money.
It is estimated that Oprah makes $10 per second, $600 per minute, $36,000 per hour, $864,000 a day and $311,040,000 a year.
Bullet proof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers were all invented by women.
If you had 1 billion dollars and spent $1,000 a day, it would take you 2,749 years to spend it all.
In 1916, 55% of the cars in the world were Model T Fords.
It is being projected that when the final numbers come out later this year that the U.S. poverty rate will be the highest that it has been in almost 50 years.
Thirty-five percent of the people who use personal ads for dating are already married.
1 Animal Facts
Sea Otters hold hands while they sleep so that they don’t float away from each other.
Polar bears are left handed.
A duck's quack doesn't echo, and no one knows why.
"Dog TV" is a television channel designed specifically to keep dogs entertained and stimulated while you go about your day.
The fingerprints of koala bears are virtually indistinguishable from those of humans, so much so that they could be confused at a crime scene.
Porcupines float in water.