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The Man Who Keeps Bill Gates Rich

parislemon:

Fascinating profile of Michael Larson, the head of Cascade Investment LLC — aka, the secretive fund that invests most of Bill Gates’ wealth. A couple fun tidbits from Anupreeta Das & Craig Karmin’s reporting:

The firm owns at least 100,000 acres of farmland in California, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana and other states—or an area seven times bigger than Manhattan.

And:

Cascade employees are expected to be frugal. Even though Mr. Gates owns nearly half of the Four Seasons Holding Inc. luxury-hotel chain through Cascade, the investment firm’s executives stay at less-expensive hotels, even when traveling on Four Seasons business.

They also own the Charles Hotel in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Ritz-Carlton in San Francisco, and a 490-acre ranch in Wyoming once owned by William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody.

Mint now provides free credit scores through Equifax! Soft credit checks do not affect your credit score, so check away. I recommend getting @CreditKarma too, which checks between the 3 credit bureaus. View high resolution

Mint now provides free credit scores through Equifax! Soft credit checks do not affect your credit score, so check away. I recommend getting @CreditKarma too, which checks between the 3 credit bureaus.

View from New York Spa #newyorkspa #찜질방 #nycskyline #traffic #ktown #flushing #hyperlapse

Got my #mooncake #midautumnfestival #harvestmoonfestival #chuseok 추석 #中秋節 #中秋节 #picstitch View high resolution

Got my #mooncake #midautumnfestival #harvestmoonfestival #chuseok 추석 #中秋節 #中秋节 #picstitch

Ladies’ Code reveal heartwarming stories about each other in past interview

koreaboo:

Through the years, Ladies’ Code has completed interviews with various media outlets. In the interviews, the girls share their thoughts on winning the rookie award, plans for the future as well as their honest thoughts on each other.

In the interview, RiSe revealed about EunB, “She is the brightest amongst the members and I think that the team would be so dark without EunB.”

Meanwhile, member Sojung had this to say on RiSe, “She’s really like a mom. She would always say “my sojungiee~” and take care of all of us.”

Check out the full interview below.

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Tried using #lomotif to sync music to my #hyperlapse video for the first time #7train #nyc #subway #nycsubway #jayz #empirestateofmind #newyork

#hyperlapse from my favorite rooftop bar in #flushing #zebra #skybar

Happy birthday, Beyoncé! People who know me know I’m a fan. #BowDown #QueenB #HappyBirthdayBeyonce @beyonce View high resolution

Happy birthday, Beyoncé! People who know me know I’m a fan. #BowDown #QueenB #HappyBirthdayBeyonce @beyonce

同胞/僑胞

minj27:

동포/교포 - Just found out that the term “dongpo” and “kyopo” (term used to refer to foreign-born Koreans) mean “from the same womb or sojourn.” Interesting…

(via koreandiaspora)

Riverside, motherfucker #2pac #westside #nyc #hyperlapse

the-magical-anon-overlord:

a-spoon-full-of-pixie-dust:

disney-magical:

Sure Elsa might know how to make a fierce exit

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But Kuzco knows how to make a fierce entrance 

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Imagine if they had a kid!

Let it groove
Let it grooove
Cant hold back all the moves

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It’s been 13 years. #MissYou #RIPAaliyah #Aaliyah View high resolution

It’s been 13 years. #MissYou #RIPAaliyah #Aaliyah