6:30 pm, January 16th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
Clicking through “most powerful” lists is a good deal of fun. It can be at once aspirational, inspiring, and infuriating. But it can also be something else: highly predictable. When it comes to the women who populate these lists, it tends to be the same ones over and over again. For good reason of course! But still, it’s repetitive — whether they’re the token woman thrown in nearly all-male lists or they’re heading up the “top women” lists — these are the ones we can nearly always assume are making the cut.
12:23 pm, August 24th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
In the wake of the News Corp phone hacking scandal, there were a number of folks who were a bit outraged — and they wanted to vent their frustration. But how? Well, a good old fashioned boycott seem to fit the bill (although many found that harder than it would initially seem). With a post-Muammar Gaddafi Libya looking closer than ever Mogulite got to thinking about what a populist outrage-driven boycott of Gaddafi might look like. And while he certainly doesn’t have a hand in as many ventures as Murdoch, he and his family’s investments, projects and relationships would preclude a number of financial heavy hitters in an all-Gaddafi boycott.
Here’s our list — should you feel like putting your money where your mouth is.
6:23 pm, July 18th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
Looks like the book is closing for Borders. Despite numerous attempts at keeping the country’s second-largest bookseller afloat, the company is officially liquidating and calling it quits. The company’s struggles to compete with online competitors like Amazon and discount sellers were pronounced in February this year, when Borders first filed for bankruptcy protection.
The company once operated 1,249 stores, but now is expected to liquidate all of them after various attempts at sales ended up falling through due to qualms from creditors and lenders. The remaining 399 stores are expected to close soon.
2:07 pm, July 18th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
In the latest tragic, yet cinematic twist in the News of the World hacking scandal plaguing Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp empire, the whistle-blowing reporter who claimed his editor, Andy Coulson, knew about the hacking has apparently been found dead. The Guardian claims that Sean Hoare, “who worked on the Sun and the News of the World with Coulson before being dismissed for drink and drugs problems,” was just discovered at home in Watford.
Mediaite notes that Hoare first told The New York Times about Coulson’s knowledge of the phone-hacking in an investigation last year. Afterwards, he told BBC that Coulson personally asked him to tap phones.
3:41 pm, July 17th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
We can all rest easy. Ivanka had her baby! Our favorite heiress/entrepreneur and her husband, real estate developer/New York Observer publisher Jared Kushner welcomed a baby girl to the Trump/Kushner clan this morning, Trump tweeted.
“This morning @jaredkushner and I welcomed a beautiful and healthy little baby girl into the world. We feel incredibly grateful & blessed. Thank you all for your support and well wishes!,” she wrote. The baby was due on Thursday, but the daughter of the Donald headed into work anyway. The baby, obviously armed with business acumen in her blood, decided to pop out on a Sunday morning. How convenient for the busy boardroom family!
Come along, let’s take a look back at Trump’s tweeting, posing and jetsetting throughout the pregnancy.
12:25 pm, July 1st | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
Well, the tables have turned. A judge at The New York District Attorney’s office ordered that Dominique Strauss-Kahn be released, after investigations brought up questions about the credibility of the maid who accused DSK. Apparently, she may have been personally involved with money launderers and drug dealers, according to new evidence that investigators for the prosecution uncovered, which has made her a questionable plaintiff.
The former IMF head is now freed from house arrest – so he’s able to roam about as he pleases…well, within the United States. The DA’s office is still holding on to DSK’s passport, so he can’t leave the country. While he’ll presumably be out and about now, there’s no word on whether he’ll hold on to his tony townhouse in Tribeca (where, as you’ll recall, we threw a party). Since he’s stuck in the U.S., he may need somewhere to stay.
As evidenced in the video of DSK walking out of court, the man was all smiles.
1:22 pm, June 14th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
When Candy Spelling first listed her 57,000-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion for $150 million, few could fathom who would purchase such a home. Even fewer could have imagined that the eventual buyer would be a 22-year-old. But that’s exactly what’s just happened. Go ahead, punch a pillow; we’ll wait.
Petra Ecclestone, the heiress to the Formula One racing fortune (her dad is British billionaire Bernie Ecclestone), has purchased the Spelling “Manor,” widely considered the most expensive home in the U.S. And from what one of Eccelstone’s fellow London prep schoolers told Mogulite, Petra is used to such, umm, trappings…
1:18 pm, April 29th | by Hillary Reinsberg and Amy Tennery
We know what you’re thinking: Mogulite, you’re the only blog for me! We’re flattered. But we’re also firm believers that there’s a wide world of mogul-minded scribes you better be following if you’re a titan of industry — or even just an aspiring one. With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the can’t-miss bloggers that need to be on your radar, stat.