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What It Takes To Be A First Class Flight Attendant For Emirates
Views 2.4M7 days ago
Correction: The video incorrectly states the number of crew member applicants a year. Emirates receives approximately 144,000 applicants a year. The video incorrectly states that only veteran and first class attendants get to staff events. Any level ..
Why Oysters Are So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 451K25 days ago
Oysters are a sure sign of high end decadence. But look back two hundred years and they were handed out as free bar snacks. So, what made them the luxury food they are today? Special Thanks: For more, visit: https:/..
How Elon Musk Makes And Spends His $20.1 Billion
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Elon Musk has a net worth of close to $20 billion. As CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, Musk is an influential entrepreneur in the world of tech. Here's how he makes and spends his fortune. Join BI Prime for $1/month for 3 months here: www.businessin..
The Rise And Fall Of Subway
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With thousands of store closures in the last three years and petitions against Subway from its franchise owners, the fast-food chain with the most locations globally seems to be on the rocks. We unpack what's going on and where Subway's headed from h..
The Rise And Fall Of Playboy
Views 583K18 days ago
Playboy’s best selling issue sold more than 7 million copies. At the peak of its print circulation, Hugh Hefner’s magazine generated $12 million in revenue. Hefner’s Playboy empire expanded to include the Playboy clubs, an E! reality TV show an..
Why Supreme Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 3.7M5 months ago
From the eye catching logo, to limited product releases, and artist collaborations, Supreme has transitioned from small skateboarding store in New York to a $1 billion dollar streetwear company over the past 20 years. But for its fans, Supreme is mor..
The Rise And Fall Of Hooters Air
Views 4.4MYear ago
You might not remember it, but at one point Hooters had an airline. Hooters Air launched in 2003, but closed about three years later. The company cited a number of reasons for the airline's failure, including a $40 million loss. But in the short time..
The Rise And Fall Of Forever 21
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At its peak, Forever 21 made $4.4 billion in revenue and was one of the fastest-growing fast fashion empires. Now, the retailer is preparing to file for bankruptcy after alienating its core customers and struggling to keep up with the rise of e-comme..
Why Bonsai Are So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 2.3M3 months ago
Bonsai is an artform that requires years of training, and centuries of dedication. At the 2012 International bonsai Convention a tree was on sale for one hundred million yen, just under a million dollars. And many more of these trees are considered c..
Why Gold Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 434K2 days ago
Correction: The estimated amount of gold left in Earth’s crust is 55,000 tons, not 55 tons as the video states. Business Insider regrets the error. Gold is the shining embodiment of wealth. One ounce can cost up to $1,500. But other metals that ar..
Sneaky Ways Starbucks Gets You To Spend More Money
Views 336K9 months ago
Starbucks always ends up costing a little more than expected. Seattle’s biggest coffee chain has figured out how to keep its loyal Frappuccino-loving and iced coffee caffeine- addicts happy. It is constantly creating new variations of old standards..
Why Rolex Watches Are So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 1.9MYear ago
Rolex watches are some of the most sought-after timepieces in the world. Last year, a vintage Rolex Daytona worn by Paul Newman was sold at auction for $17.8 million. Cara Barrett, editor at Hodinkee, fills us in on why Rolex's are so pricey. Busin..
Why Hosting The Olympics Isn't Worth It Anymore
Views 4.9MYear ago
It's no secret that it's a pricey pain to host the Olympic Games, running billions of dollars above the estimated budget. As the International Olympic Committee receives fewer bids with each problematic games, the future of the tradition is looking..
Sneaky Ways Fast Food Restaurants Get You To Spend Money
Views 3.2M7 months ago
Fast food is supposed to be cheap and convenient, but do you ever find yourself spending more on fast food than you expected to? Fast food is getting more expensive and places like McDonald's, Burger King, and Wendy's are experts at getting you to sp..
How 9 Billionaires Start Their Mornings
Views 548K8 months ago
Getting up in the morning is hard for everyone - even billionaires! Both Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett prioritize sleep aiming to get 8 hours per night. Oprah and Jack Dorsey meditate and exercise before starting their days. Following is a trans..
What It Takes To Stage A $14 Million NYC Apartment
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Cheryl Eisen is the CEO of Interior Marketing Group, a New York City-based company that does interior design, staging, and marketing for luxury homes. Her past clients include Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner, Kim Kardas..
Why Oil Paint Is So Expensive | So Expensive
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Oil paint is simple. At its most basic, it’s just a mixture of oil and pigment. But depending on the color and quality, a liter of this paint could cost you $285 to $1,100. While the rise of oil paint is associated with the Renaissance, paintings ..
How Emirates Makes 225,000 In-Flight Meals A Day
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Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai makes all the snacks, main dishes and desserts served aboard the airline's 200,000 flights each year. The facility runs 24-7, dishing out 110 million meals a year. Emirates' 1,800 chefs from around the world create r..
Why Louboutin Shoes Are So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 8MYear ago
Christian Louboutin's trademark red-bottomed shoes have become iconic. Beyoncé wore a custom pair of boots for her Coachella performance, and Cardi B slipped on a pair of "bloody shoes" for her "Bodak Yellow" music video. But why do these heels cost..
How Rihanna Makes And Spends Her $600 Million
Views 380K4 months ago
Rihanna’s net worth has more than doubled since 2016. With a fortune of $600 million, Rihanna is now the richest female musician. The singer has become a successful fashion icon and entrepreneur, launching Fenty Beauty in 2017and Fenty with LVMH in..
Why China Loves KFC
Views 736K10 months ago
KFC is extremely popular in China - it made almost 5 billion dollars in 2017. One of the first American fast-food chains to open in China, KFC quickly established dominance over China's emerging fast food market. KFC's Chinese menu does an excellen..
What’s Next for Juul
Views 72K3 days ago
Since launching in 2015, Juul has dominated the e-cigarette market with its sleek design and flavored nicotine pods. But what was once Silicon Valley’s $38 billion darling now faces Congressional investigations, criticism by the FDA, and a potenti..
How All You Can Eat Restaurants Make Money
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With a few tricks, these restaurants still manage to turn a profit - despite offering endless food. Follow Business Insider on Twitter: businessinsider Follow BI on Facebook: ..
Everything Wrong With AirPods | Untangled
Views 715K2 months ago
AirPods are the best selling wireless earbuds. But their sound quality, battery life, and environmental impact could be better. AirPods pair really easily with other Apple products, but their sound quality is just okay. There are a lot of other wirel..
Why Disney World Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 1.8M10 months ago
Competition and the current U.S. economic situation are forcing Disney Parks to expand and raise prices. In 2018 Disney World raised its prices twice and switched to a dynamic pricing model. The new model prices out its early adopters in the middle c..
Everything Wrong With In-Flight WiFi | Untangled
Views 246K17 days ago
The in-flight WiFi industry is expected to be worth $30 billion by 2035. Despite the industry growing, the technology is still lacking. It's slow and usually expensive. And paying more for your WiFi doesn't mean you'll get faster service. The quality..
10 Amazing Things Your Body Produces In A Lifetime
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The average lifespan for Americans is 78.5 years. Over that time the human body goes on a remarkable journey. To stay alive the human body needs to reproduce, grow and adapt. But just how much skin is replaced? How much salvia is swallowed? And how f..
Hugh Hefner's Son Tells Us What It Was Like Growing Up In The Playboy Mansion
Views 8M4 years ago
While most people associate the Playboy Mansion with scantily clad playmates and sex-fueled debauchery, it served as the childhood home for Hugh Hefner's sons. Now 23, Hefner's youngest son, Cooper, recounts his childhood spent in what many conside..
We got our ears professionally cleaned - and the results shocked us
Views 932KYear ago
We went to the Clear Ear Clinic in Oxford to get our ears cleared using a procedure called microsuction. "It's done with a tiny vacuum that hoovers everything that's in the ear gently," ENT nurse practitioner Sarah Elliott told Business Insider. Wa..
Why Millennials Love Gucci
Views 1.1M10 months ago
Gucci is a huge part of popular culture in 2018. The iconic logo is displayed across celebrity instagram accounts and featured in popular songs like Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang." As millennials continue to make up a large portion of the consumer market, ..
Sneaky Ways H&M Gets You To Spend Money
Views 999K9 months ago
Fast fashion's lucrative business model relies on the ability to continuously sell a high volume of clothes. H&M outsources most its labor overseas to countries like Bangladesh, where the working conditions are difficult to oversee. Our ability to re..
Inside America's First Private Terminal For Millionaires
Views 1.9M7 months ago
Take a look inside America's first private terminal for the 1 percent. Popular among celebrities and millionaires, the Private Suite at LAX has its own TSA check, 12 luxury suites, and a fleet of BMWs that drive up to the planes. MORE LUXURY CONTENT..
How Swiss Army Knives Are Made | The Making Of
Views 382KMonth ago
Over 45,000 pocket knives are produced each day by Victorinox, Europe's largest knife manufacturer. The iconic Swiss Army knife has been around for nearly 130 years. It was originally created by Karl Elsener in 1891. We visited the flagship store in ..
Why Champagne Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 795K16 days ago
Champagne is only true champagne if it's made in the Champagne region of northern France. All other sparkling wines made outside of this region, even those from neighboring parts of France, must be labeled differently. Champagne often costs double th..
Why Wagyu Beef Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 3.3M2 months ago
Wagyu beef is the most prized beef in the world. A single cow can be sold for up to $30,000. Part of the reason why it's so expensive is due to its exclusivity and increasing demand. MORE SO EXPENSIVE CONTENT: Why Tiger Fugu Is So Expensive | So Exp..
What If You Never Got Out Of Bed
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Although laying in bed for the rest of your life might sound relaxing, it can lead to serious health issues. For one thing, most of your muscles would waste away in six months to a year. You could also develop nasty ulcers called bedsores, which can ..
Meet The Guy Who Wraps Celebrities' Luxury Cars
Views 4.3M8 months ago
Celebrity car customizer Yianni Charalambous specializes in incredibly rare and expensive cars. Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, McLaren, Bentley, Rolls Royce, he's wrapped them all. Among some of the celebrities he has worked with are KSI, Harry Sty..
Why US Bathrooms Don’t Have Bidets
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Bidets have been around for over 300 years. They're used worldwide and are more hygienic than just toilet paper. Why haven't they made it to the US? While the video states the bidet originated in France and spread from there, South Asia, the Middle ..
Sneaky Ways Amazon Gets You To Spend Money
Views 207KMonth ago
Amazon completely dominated the e-commerce market last year, making roughly $283 billion. With the perks of Amazon's services, it can be hard to pass up free speedy, if not same day, delivery. The average Amazon Prime member is reported to spend arou..
Why Printer Ink Is So Expensive | So Expensive
Views 985K2 months ago
Printer ink can sometimes cost more than the printer itself. We talk with a former editor of the Recycler to find out why printer ink is so expensive. MORE SO EXPENSIVE CONTENT: Why Oil Paint Is So Expensive | So Expensive
How WeWork Makes Money
Views 384KMonth ago
WeWork is one of the biggest co-working companies globally. Though it was worth $47 billion in January 2019, IPO struggles have tanked its valuation. This is how WeWork makes money. MORE BUSINESS CONTENT: The Rise And Fall Of Forever 21 www...
How Kylie Jenner Makes And Spends Her Fortune
Views 516K7 months ago
Kylie Jenner is Forbes' "youngest self-made billionaire" and the wealthiest member of the Kardashian-Jenner clan with a net worth of $1 billion. MORE MILLIONAIRE CONTENT: How Tom Brady And Gisele Bündchen Spend Their Millions
How Pure Gold Is Refined
Views 892KYear ago
Baird & Co. is the only gold refinery in the UK. The company goes through over 10 tons of gold a year. The smallest gold bar that Baird & Co. makes is a 1-gram bar that’s worth about $41. The most expensive one is a 5-kilograms bar worth about $212..
How Taylor Swift Makes And Spends Her Millions
Views 472K5 months ago
Taylor Swift just dropped a new single and music video with Panic! at the Disco's Brendon Urie after a cryptic countdown on her website teased the release. The singer and songwriter has amassed an estimated $320 million net worth and owns at least $8..
McDonald's in Spain is so much better than in America
Views 8M4 years ago
McDonald's restaurants outside of the US serve a bunch of unique dishes that you can't get Stateside. So when I was in Barcelona, Spain, earlier this month for MWC, I made it a mission to try McDonald's menu items that I would never be able to order ..
What New Navy Plebes Go Through On Their First Day At Annapolis
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We got an inside look at what it's like on the first day for new freshman, known as "Plebes," at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Induction Day, or "I-Day," marks the beginning of "Plebe Summer," a challenging six-week basic tr..
What It's Like On The Longest Flight In The World On Singapore Airlines
Views 1.8M5 months ago
Singapore Airlines relaunched the longest flight in the world, connecting Newark Liberty International Airport with its home base at Changi Airport in Singapore. Singapore had operated the route - which covers about 10,000 miles and can last up to ..
Why Tesla's Model 3 Received A 5-Star Crash Test Rating
Views 4.5M19 days ago
The Tesla Model 3 received a five-star test rating from safety organizations in North America, Europe, and Australia, including the highest rating of any sedan in the European New Car Assessment Programme's Safety Assist category and the 2019 Insuran..
Waterbeds Used To Be A $2 Billion Industry — What Happened?
Views 3.2M7 months ago
Charlie Hall invented the waterbed in the late 60s, at San Francisco State University. After their heyday, waterbeds developed a stigma and sales declined. Hall's new company, Hall Flotation, aims to bring them back - and it puts an emphasis on com..