This week prepare to embark on a rollercoaster journey through the quirkiest stories of the week! We've got millionaire jetsetters crisscrossing the globe, sleek smart boats gliding on the water, the unstoppable power of girls who ran the world in 2023, and an unexpected interstellar icon named Taters. Enjoy!
Millionaire Jetsetters: 2023 Sees Record High for Global Wealthy Wanderlust!
In 2023, the global migration of millionaires is on the rise, and it's not just because they're chasing unicorns! According to Henley & Partners, around 120,000 millionaires decided to pack their bags and move to a new country this year. That's a significant jump from the 84,000 millionaires who did the same in 2022. And guess what? We can expect even more millionaire globetrotters in 2024, with a projected number of 128,000.
But why are these millionaires becoming globe-trotting experts? Well, it turns out that they're in search of safety, lower living costs, friendly tax policies, and an excellent quality of life. Australia leads the charge as the top hotspot for these high-net-worth individuals, followed by the United Arab Emirates, Singapore, the U.S., and Switzerland.
On the flip side, countries like China, India, the U.K., Russia, and Brazil seem to have quite a few people bidding them farewell. It's like a worldwide game of musical chairs, with millionaires trying to find the perfect seat!
Sailing into the Future
Move over, Elon, there's a new captain in town, and he's sailing right into the boating industry! Former Tesla executive John Vo is making waves with his company, Blue Innovations Group.
Over the weekend, Blue Innovations Group unveiled its latest creation, the R30—a 30-foot solar- and battery-powered smart boat. Priced at around $300,000, this sleek vessel boasts a remarkable range of about 100 miles.
But what really sets the R30 apart is its high-tech helm, reminiscent of a Tesla cockpit. According to Vo, this smart screen simplifies boating controls to the point where anyone can become an instant captain. No need for a sailor's cap or a parrot on your shoulder—just a touch of modern technology!
And that's not all. Vo's ambitious vision doesn't stop at smart boats. His next project involves a larger electric- and wind-powered sailboat, taking us one step closer to offshore living. Imagine waking up to the gentle sway of the sea in your sustainable smart home on the waves.
Vo's ultimate goal? To create industrialized floating smart homes, providing a sustainable solution to affordable housing. As he puts it, "A boat is a great start to our final destination." Who knew the future of housing might just be floating right in front of us?
Who ran the world? Well, it's no secret – (Girls) did!
Beyoncé's Renaissance World Tour wowed audiences and wallets alike, raking in over $570 million during its nearly 60-show run. At one point, fans were so dedicated that they were paying for seats where they couldn't even catch a glimpse of Queen Bey herself.
Taylor Swift, on the other hand, continued her reign with a tour and concert movie that not only showcased her economic prowess but also doubled as a voter registration drive and NFL spotlight moment.
And in the world of cinema, the "Barbie" movie, masterminded by director Greta Gerwig and brought to life by the talented Margot Robbie, provided a much-needed boost to theaters, making it the highest-grossing film with a staggering $1.4 billion in worldwide box office sales.
Why does this all matter? As Blair Kohan, a partner and agent at talent agency UTA, points out, "Women have always been a deeply underestimated economic force." It's about time the world recognized their power!” Amen to that.
1 fun thing: Space cat laser beam
Move over, Grumpy Cat; there's a new feline superstar in town, and his name is Taters! This orange tabby has had the ride of his nine lives, and it all began when NASA decided to turn him into an interstellar icon.
In a groundbreaking experiment, NASA aimed to test new methods of sending data across the vast cosmic expanse. What better way to do that than with a video of a cat doing what cats do best – chasing a laser pointer?
So, there's Taters, blissfully unaware that he's about to become an astronaut celebrity. NASA beamed his laser-chasing escapades all the way from their Psyche spacecraft, which was chilling nearly 19 million miles away from Earth. To put that into perspective, that's roughly 80 times the distance between our planet and the Moon!
As Taters pursued that elusive red dot, he became a true space explorer, venturing farther than any house cat could ever dream. With every paw swipe, he showed us that even in the depths of space, the universal law of cats remains unshaken: if it moves, they will chase it.
So, here's to Taters, the cat who boldly went where no cat has gone before. Who knew that a simple game of laser tag could make a feline an intergalactic sensation? It's safe to say Taters now has fans not just on Earth but across the solar system!
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This was the last Sue’s List for 2023 Will be back the week of January 8.