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  • A retail CEO worth $840 million lives in a Las Vegas trailer park

    07/18/2015 2:04:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Yahoo! Finance / Business Insider ^ | July 18, 2015 | Ashley Lutz
    Tony Hsieh could buy a private island if he wanted to. The Zappos CEO has a reported net worth of $840 million. But Hsieh chooses to live in a Las Vegas trailer park he owns, according to a recent profile in The New York Times. The trailer park is "crammed with shiny silver Airstreams that are rented out to visiting computer coders," according to David Gelles at The Times. Hsieh lives in a trailer in the community he calls "Llamapolis" with his pet alpaca. The trailer park is part of Hsieh's $350 million investment into making Las Vegas a metropolitan...
  • The Most Traveled Trailer

    06/15/2013 9:44:47 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 21 replies
    Mens Journal ^ | June 14, 2013 | Tara Cox
    Though often associated with the unworldly, travel trailers of the mid 20th century were for cosmopolitan wanderers who wanted to see Earth in its entirety. During the 1950s, Wally Byam, the founder of Airstream, Inc., brought caravans of his silver trailers to astonishingly remote places. After a few trips, the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI) formed and trailerites were soon rolling their way across six continents on goodwill missions. A snaking line of silver toasters created quite a stir wherever it went, generating buzz for the company and eventually a television miniseries narrated by Vincent Price. The trailer's arrival...
  • Wanted: People willing to die on Mars

    03/17/2013 9:20:37 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 121 replies
    CBC ^ | 3/16/13
    Mars One co-founder tells CBC about its proposed one-way trip to the Red Planet Mars One hopes to have people living on the planet — for the rest of their lives — by 2023.(Mars One/YouTube) The man behind the private space project dubbed Mars One is looking for people to travel to Mars, but he's not offering a return ticket. "The technology to get humans to Mars and keep them alive there exists," Bas Lansdorp told Day 6 host Brent Bambury in an interview that aired this week on CBC Radio. "The technology to bring humans from Mars back to...
  • Airstream CEO Shares Secret Of Resurgence

    01/20/2012 5:20:56 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 18 replies
    thestreet.com ^ | 01/12/12 | By Jason Notte
    Airstream trailers are finding new life along open roads in the U.S. and abroad, but that shiny, iconic aluminum body is both a blessing and a curse when it comes to wooing consumers. The Airstream was born in 1929 when founder Wally Byam built the first model on a Model T Ford chassis using only a teardrop-shaped shell of a shelter, an icebox and a kerosene stove. The trailers went into mass production in 1932 after Hawley Bowlus, the man who designed Charles Lindbergh's Spirit Of St. Louis aircraft for the first non-stop flight from New York to Paris, designed...
  • Vanity: Anyone with experience owning an Airstream Trailer

    12/24/2011 6:13:11 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 45 replies
    none ^ | Dec 24 2011 | Me
    Just looking for advice. I am headed back to Alaska. I bought a 1964 Tradewind. I gotta fix it up and use it. I am looking for people who may have been through this before.
  • Gingrich, Perry fail to make Va. ballot

    12/24/2011 7:43:46 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 216 replies · 6+ views
    cbsnews.com ^ | December 24, 2011 7:25 AM | cbsnews.com
    (AP)WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has failed to qualify for Virginia's March 6 Republican primary, a development that complicates his bid to win the GOP presidential nomination. "After verification, RPV has determined that Newt Gingrich did not submit required 10K signatures and has not qualified for the VA primary," the Republican Party of Virginia announced early Saturday on its Twitter website. Perry also fell short of the 10,000 signatures of registered voters required for a candidate's name to be on the primary ballot, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul will be on the...