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Stern Magazine - Germany

Rich Kids of Zimbabwe - Stern Magazine (GER)

Fancy a pair of alligator skin, gold plated Giuseppe Zanotti $14,000 trainers? No problem. Don’t like your Rolex watch anymore? Just pour a whole bottle of expensive champagne all over it in front of your mates in a nightclub. Welcome to the rich kids of Zimbabwe, where silver plated Rolls-Royces and private jets lined in gold are just the norm - and showing off your tens of millions are essential social media viewing.
Esquire

Robert Mugabe's Sons And The 'Rich Kids Of Zimbabwe' Are Really Quite Something On Instagram

Robert Mugabe, the 93-year-old Zimbabwean dictator whose 37-year rule came to an end this week after he was ousted by his military, must be feeling a little down at the moment. On the streets outside, he can probably just about hear his country's people celebrating, high on the hope they're witnessing the end to an economic crisis that has left them, on average, 15% poorer than they were in 1980. Well, some of them. Not these very rich kids.
Mail Online

Ex Scientologist says she 'was kicked out after she was raped'

A former member of the Church of Scientology's elite Sea Org has told how the Church shamed, punished and ultimately kicked her out after she was drugged and raped as an 18-year-old. Most painful of all, in her darkest hour, Siberian-born Katrina Reyes who signed the Sea Org's infamous billion-year-contract at 11 years old, was betrayed by the one person she thought she could turn to: her mother. The Sea Org's rules concerning sexual contact effectively turned Katrina's rape into a crime.
Mail Online

Las Vegas gunman pictured with family in the Philippines before attack

The gunman responsible for Sunday's mass shooting in Las Vegas wired $100,000 to a bank account in the Philippines, his live-in girlfriend's home country, a week before carrying out the attack, it has been revealed. Stephen Paddock, 64, sent the money to an account before setting up a sniper's nest on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay hotel on Sunday. Law enforcement officials who confirmed the wire transfer to NBC did not reveal who the bank account belongs to.
Mail Online

Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock lived in nearby retirement community

The man suspected of opening fire at concertgoers attending a country music festival in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a local resident with no prior criminal convictions in the state of Nevada. Stephen Paddock, 64, lived just 90 minutes outside Las Vegas in the city of Mesquite, where he purchased a home in a retirement community for just over $369,000 in 2015 according to public records. He lived there with his 62-year-old girlfriend Marilou Danley, the same woman police announced they were s
Mail Online

Las Vegas gunman took TWENTY THREE guns into his sniper's nest

The man who shot dead 59 people and injured 527 others in Las Vegas on Sunday night was a multimillionaire who took a huge arsenal of 23 guns into his Mandalay Bay hotel room, which he transformed into an elaborate sniper's nest before opening fire on a country music festival. Stephen Paddock, 64, had made millions from real estate deals, according to his brother; he also owned two planes and several properties across the US, and seemed normal apart from his passion for gambling large sums. Bu
Mail Online

World’s most expensive Embassy protected by a tiny moat!

These are the first photos of the world’s most expensive moat ever to be built, which it’s hoped will make the new US Embassy in London impenetrable to terrorists. The 100 foot, half moon strip of water in front of the building is meant to be able to withstand any type of attack although US officials have euphemistically called it a ‘water feature’. The embassy, being built in the Nine Elms area of London, is already the world’s costliest embassy - costs have spiraled upwards of $1 billion - a
Mirror

Inside Kanye West's crumbling childhood home a year after community centre plans

Kanye West's childhood home in Chicago has been abandoned - a year after his charity bought the property to convert it into a children's community centre in memory of his late mum. The house in the South Side of Chicago is now littered with rubbish and drug paraphernalia. The modest wooden home was where Kanye spent his childhood living with his mum Donda West - who died in 2007. But the house is now a far cry from the community centre that was planned on the site to honour his late mother's
Mail Online

Angelina built homes for Cambodia landmine victim and attended wedding

Saas Mean couldn't believe his luck. Before meeting Angelina Jolie, he was living in a makeshift chicken shed with other landmine victims and their families. Blinded, maimed and suffering horrific internal injuries, he'd been virtually left to die after stepping on a landmine in 1984. There was no care for people like Saas, who had been made a refugee during Cambodia's war ravaged years, at least until Jolie heard about the plight of landmine victims in 2000. The Oscar-winner helped transform
Mail Online

This $500 million 'gigamansion' has a 20 bedrooms and five pools

It will be the most expensive mansion on the market in America and cost the potential buyer a staggering $500 million. DailyMail.com's exclusive aerial photos show off the half-built 'gigamansion' in Bel Air, Los Angeles, which has been under construction for the last three years and will break all real estate records when it is finally finished. The asking price is nearly four times what Beyoncé and Jay-Z are rumored to have recently paid for a $130 million luxury pad in the same celebrity-packed area.
Mail Online

Text messages reveal how Gaga got credit on J-Lo's album

Explosive texts from Lady Gaga's six-year copyright battle with a little-known artist over her hit song Judas expose the pop singer's desperate plea to be credited on Jennifer Lopez's album to avoid being labeled a copycat, DailyMail.com can reveal. Chicago-based singer/songwriter Rebecca Francescatti sued the Poker Face singer in 2011 claiming Judas was based on her own song 'Juda,' which she wrote in 1999. The 43-year-old alleged in her lawsuit that she worked on the track with recording eng
Mail Online

WORLD EXCLUSIVE: Doctor dragged from United flight breaks his silence to reveal he fears permanent brain damage and has STILL not heard from its CEO - but WOULD fly with them again

The United Airlines passenger dragged off a plane and drenched in blood after being knocked out by security reveals to DailyMail.com that he could have permanent brain damage. In his first ever interview, Dr David Dao tells his horrific story to DailyMail.com, and reveals the impact of the ordeal which caused worldwide outrage. Dao, 69, tells how he still cannot sleep properly, has little co-ordination and is unable to concentrate. The grandfather's biggest fear is that he will never recover
Mail Online

Bar owner claims Scientologists spied after touring Tom Cruise's flat

A Florida bar owner who live-streamed himself walking into Tom Cruise's half-built penthouse has claimed the Church of Scientology 'intimidated' and 'spied' on him after the video he posted on Facebook went viral. Clay Irwin, 54, who runs The Lucky Anchor in Clearwater, took to social media to film his tour of the actor's unfinished two-story condo after he was invited in by a construction worker in January. In the seven-minute video, Irwin pans around to the Hollywood star's massive home.
Mail Online

Welcome to Tierra Santa, a religious theme park featuring a 40ft Jesus

Mother Theresa mingles with Judas while crowds of people stroll through the sunshine giving sword wielding Roman Guards high fives and a 40ft Jesus, halo intact, rises from a mountain top. This is not one man's Biblical nightmare, it's Tierra Santa, a religious theme park built in the Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires. 'It's the greatest show you'll ever see, but we take it very seriously,' says an actor playing Pontius Pilate in between scenes condemning Jesus to his death.
Mail Online

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise partied on the deck of Scientology's cruise ship but ex-member tells how at 16 she was forced to clean sewage in the bilge as punishment for three years

The Freewinds cruise ship is the Holy Grail for any dedicated Scientologist: a coveted destination where members can mingle with rich and powerful A-listers - for a price. Hollywood celebrities, such as Tom Cruise, John Travolta, Lisa Marie Presley and Kirstie Alley, and top-ranking management - most notably leader David Miscavige - have attended extravagant parties on Freewinds.
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