–Of course you don’t GET all the money. If took the lump sum, after paying taxes you’d be left with about $260 million. Here’s what that would buy:
–100 of the world’s most expensive cars: That’s the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport, which costs $2.6 million. (–It’s also the fastest street-legal car in the world, reaching a top speed of 267 mph.)
–Four of the most-expensive private jets: The Gulfstream G550 at $59 million.
–A hockey team: The NFL, NBA and MLB are still out of your price range, but the average NHL team is worth $240 million.
Faculty Members at New England College Gave Up a Week’s Salary to Keep Coworkers From Getting Laid Off
New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire needed to cut about $350,000 in expenses to balance their budget, which meant layoffs for faculty and staff members.
–But the school’s 75 faculty members met and came up with an idea to save the jobs.
–If they gave up a week’s salary, that would save the school more than $100,000. The rest of the amount would come from unpaid furloughs and other budget cuts.
–Sixty five of the 75 teachers agreed to the plan, and the school will be able to balance their budget without any layoffs.
A 12-year-old in Brazil has long hair. CRAZY long hair. 5 feet 2 inches of long black hair! And now, she’s getting tired of it.
–Natasha Moraes can’t do a lot of things, like P.E. lessons at school….because her hair gets in the way. Her family spends $600 on shampoo just to keep it clean…and Natasha has to spend at LEAST a half an hour a day brushing her long locks.
–She is hoping to sell the hair. You can get about $5,000 for that much hair and she wants to redecorate her bedroom.