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Wealth Inequality during the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Privilege – a tale as old as time. The word used to be associated with land owners and monarchs. When we hear it today, it automatically makes us think of the rich and famous – celebrities. The people who have it all – looks, popularity, the riches, and in the eyes of the working class, happiness.

Celebrities are a part of modern-day American culture – regular people see them as role models, even believing that one person deserves to accumulate such wealth and power. But in the light of the new threat of the corona pandemic, that power hierarchy is being put into question.

There’s news all over the social media of celebrities being tested positive for COVID-19, like Idris Elba, Kevin Durant and Tom Hanks. Some of these celebrities showed no symptoms, but were in contact with infected people. There’s been a few celebrities like Kris Jenner who announced negative test results, after complaining on their social media about not being able to get tested.

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Meanwhile, an average American is being denied a test, even if they show clear symptoms. They have been denied on the basis of not having travelled abroad. Some don’t even get a sugar-coated version; they are straight up told there aren’t enough tests for everyone.

This pandemic really highlights the fact that capitalism managed to seep through every aspect of living. This is further displayed with the recent news of US senators selling their stocks back in January, all the while attempting to convince the public that nothing is out of the ordinary.

The issue isn’t in celebrities being tested – they should be getting tested for the safety of the people around them, but it’s not just them that should be getting tested. The problem is that right alongside hearing about Heidi Klum being tested negative for corona, we also hear reports of the utter failure of testing regular people, as well as medical professionals who are the single most exposed group.

Fans of these celebrities are reacting to the news with shock. “Not Forrest Gump!”, “Uncle Idris too, corona has officially gone too far!”. But these responses are to be expected – the general public has always been getting distracted by the higher-ups, news outlets and people that dictate what is important. This is exactly why now is the time to wake up and start realizing the harsh truth –Sure, Uncle Idris and Tom Hanks aren’t directly profiting from the current situation like those 4 US senators, but they are the face of the astounding wealth inequality worldwide.

At the end of the day, these multi-millionaires will be the ones getting the vital resources, not an average person. They WILL be fine – after all, they can afford all the medical care in the world. This is not what our reality in the modern age should look like – if we appropriately divide tests among people who actually need it and not just among the wealthy, it could save an immeasurable amount of lives. If we keep heading the same path, it could potentially lead to global destruction. The collapse of the global economy would alter the lives of everyone, but the working class is going to be the most affected, as always.

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Testing is just one aspect of the blinding inequality the entire world is being faced with in this crisis. The working class is massively being laid off due to self-quarantine, while billionaires are worrying about saving money. Researchers and scientists are working day and night to find a cure to save the world, while multi-million-dollar conglomerates are thinking about how to further monetize global suffering. People working minimum wage are essential in this crisis – nurses, cashiers, teachers – they expose themselves for us every single day by going to work, while people from high-paying fields sit comfortably at home and do their work from their laptops. Service workers and gig organizers face bankruptcy, while the top 1% hides in the shadows and plays Monopoly with the global economy.

The people in power care only about their own, about people like themselves. Rich, powerful, influential. We mean nothing to them, and it’s as if they are on a separate plane of existence. We do not have their support, and when the ship sinks, they are going to be the ones on the lifeboats. After we hopefully rise from this situation, we should remember who was there for us, and it was people sinking with us. Everyday people, heroes. We should respect those people risking their lives so that we can collectively stay afloat. Structural change is long overdue, but we will save that for later, after defeating our common enemy. For now, all that we can do is support each other in this hardship that we’re all faced with. We do that by protecting ourselves and others in every little way we can find.

How Top Celebrities Have Invested Smart And Increased Their Net Worth

Celebrities are in a unique position because they make a lot of money to do jobs that we would all love to do. Some celebrities only work to make a salary from a movie or a concert tour, but other celebrities invest their money very well. There are some tips below that explain how you can invest just like these celebrities. You might not have as much money as they do, but you can change your financial future.

Beyoncé

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Beyoncé has done a good job of working hard and making money from a lot of different things that she does. She makes music, has made movies, and she tours. However, she and her husband also invest their money. If you add Jay-Z’s income to Beyoncé, they are invested in the NBA because they own a portion of the Brooklyn Nets. Jay-Z owns a clothing company, and he runs a record label.

This power couple has made a lot of money because they made wise investments. Plus, they are investing in charities that help kids in America and overseas. Wire transfers can save you a ton of paperwork and ensure you rest easy. Learn more about safe fund transfers just like what Beyoncé and Jay-Z used to fund many of their charitable contributions overseas. Plus, you will see that some celebrities have business interests overseas that they can have fun quickly through a money transfer.

Ellen

Ellen DeGeneres has been investing in real estate for a long time. She makes money from her talk show, and she has long been a touring comedienne. However, she has been buying and flipping real estate in Los Angeles for years. She was able to grow her wealth outside of TV and entertainment because she knows that she cannot be on TV forever.

Some people who want to invest in real estate could do as well as Ellen has. You do not need to buy million-dollar homes in LA, but you can flip condos or houses in your own community. When you are making extra money, you can retire on this income because people always need a place to live.

Some people might invest in a friend’s real estate company, or you could split the investment costs for your first property.

George Clooney

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George Clooney is one of the most popular wine brands on the planet. He was able to attach his name to a wine brand that started making money instantly, and the public has seen him in fewer films because he has focused on his wine business. He is creating a business for his family, and he may be able to hand this business down to his children in the future.

Plus, running a winery is a lifestyle change that seems to have been good for Clooney. You may not have the money to buy a winery, but you can start growing food that you sell at a farmer’s market. You might want to set up a cart near your home, or you could start making specialty food items. You do not have the name recognition of George Clooney, but you can change your life when you have another business that makes money.

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba founded The Honest Company because she wanted to make a better world for her two daughters. She has not stopped acting, but she has made a lifestyle change by creating a business with the money that she made as a celebrity. Because of this, she has also created a brand that helps moms and families keep organic and safe cleaning products in their homes.

You do not need to invest in a new company, but you might want to start making products that provide a better world for your children. Your children might have a business that they can manage in the future, and you might make your home a healthier place to live while making extra money.

Fifty Cent

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Fifty Cent has long been a part of the Vitamin Water family, and he has invested quite a lot of money in the business. Vitamin Water is a very popular beverage, and he made money when the company sold for a large amount. Even so, he still owns a part of the business. Fifty Cent also produces TV shows and movies. You might have watched something that Fifty Cent produced without knowing it.

His side business has taken the place of music for the time being, but he can go back to music at any time. If you want to invest your money in a local business, you will receive a dividend every year. You could help someone else grow a business, and you can keep your regular job.

Ashton Kutcher

Ashton Kutcher was able to stop acting so that he could work on sex trafficking and found a nonprofit. However, he also invested in an investment company that was able to double his money several times over. He is a very astute investor, and he could remain with his investment for as long as he wants.

Investing in the stock market is a good way to find stocks that will grow over time. You can invest now for the future, and you might be able to invest in your retirement now. There are several places in the stock market that you can invest including commodities, bonds, and currencies. You might hire a broker who can help you with these investments, and you can make money just like celebrities do.

Conclusion

You can use the celebrities listed above as examples for your own investments and life changes. Some like Ashton Kutcher has been able to invest with great success, and people like Beyoncé and Jay-Z have used their money to invest in businesses. You should send you money to the places that you are most interested in. You can invest in a local company that you believe in, or you could invest in a small company that you started on your own.

 

Jumanji sequel finished filming, as we got new images of Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillian

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The new Jumanji movie wrapped up as Johnson turned to social media to gives us several new images of the cast including, including his three costars Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, and Jack Black. He posted this on his Instagram about the actress, “Killer combo. Dr. Bravestone with the one and only, Ruby Roundhouse aka The Killer of Men. Brilliantly played by my partner in awkward teenage love & crime @karengillanofficial.”

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About his fellow colleague Jack Black, the former WWE wrestler nicknamed The Rock said, “The Doctor and the Professor. Dr. Smolder Bravestone with his trusted and sometimes mentally unhinged, Professor Shelly Oberon. Played by the master of fun, layered characters, Mr @jackblack. I got a helluva front row seat watching Jack perform and crush in this role.”

The Doctor and the Professor. Dr. Smolder Bravestone with his trusted and sometimes mentally unhinged, Professor Shelly Oberon. Played by the master of fun, layered characters, Mr @jackblack. I got a helluva front row seat watching Jack perform and crush in this role. #JUMANJI THIS CHRISTMAS @hhgarcia41 📸

2.7m Likes, 7,301 Comments – @therock on Instagram: “The Doctor and the Professor. Dr. Smolder Bravestone with his trusted and sometimes mentally…”

Johnson and Kevin Hart have a funny relationship where they love to tease each other. Johnson had this to say about him, “We laugh hard and we laugh all the time. We’re just two very hard working, blessed SOB’s who somehow became the best of friends and Hollywood’s dynamic duo. I call @kevinhart4real my brother and he calls me his big brown daddy. It’s super f-cking weird.”

We laugh hard and we laugh all the time. We’re just two very hard working, blessed SOB’s who somehow became the best of friends and Hollywood’s dynamic duo. I call @kevinhart4real my brotha and he calls me his big brown daddy. It’s super fucking weird. #JUMANJI THIS CHRISTMAS @hhgarcia41 📸

2.5m Likes, 8,570 Comments – @therock on Instagram: “We laugh hard and we laugh all the time. We’re just two very hard working, blessed SOB’s who…”

Karen Gillan also turned to her Instagram profile, where she wrote the following:

“Can’t believe we’ve actually wrapped on the next Jumanji movie! It’s taken me a few days to decompress and get my head on the next project. But for now, here I am thinking back on what an incredible experience it has been to make not one but two of these things! The original Jumanji is in my top 3 films of ALL TIME! So it’s sufficiently insane to think I ended up in the game myself…with three brilliant men to play with @therock @kevinhart4real and @jackblack. I haven’t laughed that hard in my life. Can Christmas please hurry up now? I want to go to the cinema and watch this thing.”

Can’t believe we’ve actually wrapped on the next Jumanji movie! It’s taken me a few days to decompress and get my head on the next project. But for now, here I am thinking back on what an incredible experience it has been to make not one but two of these things! The original Jumanji is in my top 3 films of ALL TIME! So it’s sufficiently insane to think I ended up in the game myself…with three brilliant men to play with @therock @kevinhart4real and @jackblack. I haven’t laughed that hard in my life. Can Christmas please hurry up now? I want to go to the cinema and watch this thing. #jumanji #rubyroundhouse Photos by @hhgarcia41

1.2m Likes, 4,603 Comments – Karen Gillan (@karengillanofficial) on Instagram: “Can’t believe we’ve actually wrapped on the next Jumanji movie! It’s taken me a few days to…”

The still-untitled Jumanji sequel is the second movie of a rebooted franchise. It has a December 13 release date this year, and it is directed by Jake Kasdan. Except for the four stars, the movie also features Nick Jonas, Awkwafina, Danny Glover, and Danny DeVito. The first movie, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, grossed around a billion dollars at the global box office.

Tesla Model Y – Which Celebrities Could Buy One

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Tesla cars have been extremely popular ever since the first one was revealed to the public and Hollywood celebrities haven’t been immune to their charm. Now they finally have a chance to see and buy a new model, called Model Y. Built on the same platform as Model S, the new Tesla is marketed as a crossover coupe. It will reach zero to 60 in 3.5 seconds and will have an autonomy of 300 miles on a single charge. It won’t come cheap, though. The base version is selling for $39,000, while Long Range model will set you back $47,000. Finally, the Performance trim will cost $60,000. This is, of course, petty change to A-listers from Hollywood and we expect that many of those who already own one Tesla will splurge for a new model as well.

9.Steve Wozniak
Owns: Model X

The power behind the throne in Apple and man in charge of many of its products, despite what Steve Jobs’ fans are saying, Steve Wozniak is one of the icons of the IT industry. He helped establish many of the technologies we take for granted today and is rightfully considered one of the founding fathers of the digital revolution. Surprisingly, Wozniak had a lot of criticism for Elon Musk and Tesla’s business model, but he had never hidden his love of their cars, that is he was among the first one to buy Tesla X. We are sure he will do the same with Tesla Y.

8.Jeremy Renner
Owns: Model S

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Not only Jeremy Renner is a movie star, but he also owns a home renovation business with his friends and fellow actor Kristoffer Winters. The star of Avengers franchise and Mission impossible, Renner came close to winning an Oscar for his performance in the Town in 2010. He is also a proud owner of Tesla S.

7.Mark Ruffalo
Owns: Model S

Avengers seems to have a soft spot for Tesla S and Mark Ruffalo, AKA Hulk, also has one, just like his colleague from the Marvel franchise Jeremy Renner. Self-described social activist, Ruffalo is one of the most vocal supporters of electric vehicles.

6.Matt Damon
Owns: Tesla Roadster

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Just when we thought Matt Damon was safe at his home after the ending of Saving Private Ryan, he went and got stranded himself on Mars and we had to go out and rescue him again. He decided to return the favor and do something nice for the planet and bought a Tesla Roadster. We have no doubt that he will get a Tesla Y as well. That the least he can do to thanks us.

5.Cameron Diaz
Owns: Model S

Cameron Diaz is one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood. Her movies grossed over $6 billion during her career. Despite having all that money, she is known for her frugal lifestyle. Before getting a Model S, she drove around in a Toyota Prius.

4.Ben Affleck
Owns: Model S

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You know you have made a good car when even Batman owns one. Joking aside, Ben Affleck is a known activist who is very vocal about the protection of the environment. The two-time Oscar winner has done more than his share in trying to get people to pay attention to global climate change and driving a Model S is just one of those things. We can easily see him behind the wheel of Model Y.

3.Jay Z
Owns: Model S

Beyoncé is known for being generous with her husband and once bought him a Bugatti Veyron, which she paid $2.4 million. After that, paying for a Tesla S must have seemed like chump change. Jay Z could have easily afforded to buy bought cars for himself, being a successful artist and producer, but it is still nice to receive a gift, even if you are obscenely rich.

2.Steven Spielberg
Owns: Model S

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Steven Spielberg is one of the richest persons in Hollywood and certainly doesn’t have to worry about gas savings his Tesla Model S is providing for him. It is nice, though, that he is doing something to help prevent the consequences of global warming. Spielberg had his Model S for the last four years and he might take an opportunity to trade it in for a new Model Y.

1. Jaden Smith
Owns: Model X

Jaden Smith is well-known for his insistence to pay his way and don’t beg his rich parents for money. He has earned a lot from his modeling and acting career and is starting a bottled water business called “Just Water”. Jaden was very proud to buy Model X from with his own money.

Take a Look Inside These 15 Celebrities Amazing Private Jets

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15. Dwayne Johnson

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When you are one of the biggest Hollywood stars, you are able to buy what most regular people cannot even dream of. The Rock at one point only had $7 in his pocket, while he was struggling to make it in the wrestling industry. With a net worth of over$220 million, he flies around the world with the comfort of a king, on his own private jet.

14. Floyd Mayweather

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As one of the best fighting athletes ever, and a person who earns $100 million a night, Floyd Mayweather may not be the most favorite figure of the public, but he knows how to enjoy life and earn money left and right. He earned more than $600 million during his career and has a private jet to fly around the world accompanied by an entourage of ladies.

13. Jackie Chan

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Although the famous actor and martial artist have not made a Hollywood blockbuster in years, he is still acting on the foreign markets. He has an estimated net worth of around $390 million and owns an Embraer Legacy 500 jet, worth about $20 million. This is not Chan’s first private jet either.

12. Dan Bilzerian

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Living like a rock star for most of his life, Bilzerian surrounds himself with women and expensive possessions wherever he goes. He has an amazing net worth thanks to a rich father, and his poker tournaments win. He owns a Gulfstream GI-V, a $6 million plane on which he transports himself and countless women.

11. Jay-Z

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Along with his wife Beyonce, they have a combined net worth of over $1 billion. They own luxury homes, expensive cars, and islands. After gifting each other with islands and cars, Beyonce presented her husband with a $40 million private jet that has a kitchen, bedroom, two bathrooms, and full leather interior.

10. Cristiano Ronaldo

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One of the best football players ever is famous for his lavish lifestyle, and bragging about it on social media. His lifetime contract with Nike is worth more than $1 billion. Therefore, he can truly buy whatever he wants, and one time he wanted a Gulfstream G650, a $45 million luxury private jet. It can accommodate 18 passengers, so he can take his complete Juventus team and coaching staff wherever.

9. Jim Carrey

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The comedic genius has been entertaining moviegoers for decades. He has not had a blockbuster for quite a while, but his fortune is great nevertheless. The actor owns a stunning Gulfstream V private jet, with an estimated price of $41 million. It is one of the aircraft produced with the longest range in its class.

8. John Travolta

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Not only does the actor own a private jet, but he is also the one who can fly it, as he is a licensed pilot. The actor loves planes so much that his Florida home comes with a runway. He parks his planes in front of the house. He has even flown a Qantas Boeing 707-138 airliner, the Jett Clipper Ella. Travolta is also the official ambassador of Qantas and was a pilot for Oprah Winfrey and her audience during a trip to Australia.

7. Neymar

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Another football star on our list is the Brazilian and PSG striker Neymar Jr. He actually owns two jets, a Phenom 100 worth around $4 million, and a second hand Cessna Citation 680 that he bought for around $5 million. To complete his luxurious vehicle fleet, except cars, he owns a helicopter and a yacht.

6. Oprah Winfrey

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The queen of talk shows is one of the richest women in the world, thanks to her successful talk show and network company. With an immense net worth of over $3 billion, a private jet is nothing for her. The famous host owns a Bombardier BD-700 that set her back a mere $42 million. The aircraft carries 19 passengers and is able to fly anywhere because of the long range. There are state-of-the-art entertainment systems and luxury rooms on the plane.

5. Lewis Hamilton

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Being a five-time champion of Formula One Championship means you can easily afford several lavish sports cars and a private jet. Hamilton earned $50 million just during 2018, so a private aircraft did not hurt him much. One of the best F1 drivers ever is the proud owner of a Bombardier Challenger 605, a $25 million purchase.

4. Mark Cuban

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Cuban should teach classes about timing your moves on the stock market, as he sold Broadcast.com to Yahoo for $5.7 billion, most expensive acquisition they have ever made. Yahoo later shut it down, realizing they bought an irrelevant company. From this vast paycheck, Cuban bought a yacht, as well as a private jet, a purchase that holds the Guinness World Record for the largest single e-commerce transaction. The Gulfstream V business jet cost him $40 million. Since then, Cuban bought two more full-size planes, not small private jets. One is a Boeing 767 that he rents to customers, while the other one is more important, a Boeing 757 that he uses as a team jet for the NBA team he owns, the Dallas Mavericks.

3. Tom Cruise

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For over three decades, the actor has been releasing hits and blockbusters, earning more than $500 million. To make his business life and vacations more convenient, he decided to purchase a Gulfstream IV private jet, an aircraft with a $36 million price tag. The plane has an impressive entertainment system and runs on engines manufactured by non-other than the Rolls Royce corporation.

2. Warren Buffet

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Billionaires know and understand that time is money. They must stay ever productive, so a private jet makes sense for them. As the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffet has to endure a tremendous amount of flying time. He, therefore, purchased a Bombardier Challenger twenty years ago, as well as a jet operator company NetJets, that deals with shares and rents of private jets.

1. Prince Al-Waleed Bin Talal

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He is one of the richest investors in the world and a member of the royal family of Saudi Arabia. With a net worth of whopping $15 billion, Talal is both a phenomenal businessperson and a generous philanthropist. He has donated $4 billion to charities. When it comes to his toys, the Prince downs a $200 million yacht, a Boeing 747, an Airbus 321, and a Hawker Siddeley 125. An amazing fleet is worthy of a Prince.

The Best Dressed Celebrities From 2019 Oscars Red Carpet

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The 2019 Oscars showed us some of the chicest and most risky fashions ever. Some of the celebrities pulled out fantastical looks which definitely added drama to cinema’s biggest night. So, we decided to list the best-dressed celebrities from the 2019 Oscars red carpet. The list might seem long, but each of these stars definitely deserved to be on this list.

1. Brie Larson

The actress stunned in in a high-shine metallic Celine gown and Jimmy Choo sandals.

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2. Serena Williams

The tennis player opted for a strapless black body-skimming custom Armani Privé gown. She accessorized the look with a pair of dashing diamond drop earrings, tennis bracelet and a sleek ponytail.

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3. Lady Gaga

The A Star is Born actress wore a strapless Alexander McQueen ball gown, a $30 million yellow diamond necklace from Tiffany & Co, and black elbow-length gloves.

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4. Jennifer Lopez

The outstanding singer and actress stunned in a gold Tom Ford long-sleeve gown with embroidered mirror mosaic design. She added matching jewelry and metallic Tyler Ellis clutch.

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5. Emma Stone

Emma shined in a strong-shoulder amber-colored custom Louis Vuitton gown, which features jeweled embellishments. She accompanied the look with accessories from Louis Vuitton High Jewelry Collection.

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6. Regina King

King arrived in a custom draped Oscar de la Renta ivory gown with thigh-high slit. She also wore in Christian Louboutin pumps and Chopard jewels.

7. Kacey Musgraves

Kacey wowed in a pink Giambattista Valli voluminous tulle gown. The tiered skirt and flared sleeves were an excellent choice.

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8. Helen Mirren

Helen wore in a V-neck long-sleeve bright pink tulle gown. The full skirt, wreath-style Harry Winston necklace, and the matching pink Tyler Ellis clutch gave a full look.

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9. Amy Adams

Amy went glam in a strapless white column custom Atelier Versace gown. She accompanied the zigzag pattern with Cartier jewels.

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10. Angela Bassett

Angela wore a custom fuchsia Reem Acra gown. She matched to look with pink earrings and Casadei sandals.

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11. Laura Harrier

Laura wowed in a bespoke Louis Vuitton baby blue gown. The gown was covered with beads, Swarovski crystals and sequins. She added a Bulgari emerald and diamond necklace and matching bracelet.

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12. Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet

The amazing couple definitely tried to coordinate their looks. They wore matching muted pink ensembles designed by the late Karl Lagerfeld.

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13. Constance WuWu

WuWu stunned in an off-the-shoulder golden yellow Atelier Versace gown with pleated skirt and Atelier Swarovski Fine Jewelry accessories.

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14. Tessa Thompson

Tessa went glam in a tiered column Chanel gown and Jimmy Choo sandals.

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15. Irina Shayk

The model wore a high-neck long-sleeve Burberry black gown and an open, low back.

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16. Melissa McCarthy

Melissa went classic with a white long-sleeve top with attached cape and high-waisted black pants. Plus, she added Forevermark Diamonds.

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17. Rami Malek

Rami, the winner of the best actor Oscar, wowed in a classic custom three-piece Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello tuxedo.

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18. Sarah Paulson

Paulson left everyone speechless in a hot pink pleated Brandon Maxwell ball gown, plus Harry Winston jewelry.

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19. Henry Golding

Golding looked vintage in his dapper custom Ralph Lauren Purple Label velvet tuxedo with white bow tie, a vintage watch pocket chain and dress shoes.

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20. Stephan James

James looked hot in the custom red velvet three-piece tuxedo by Etro. He matched it with a David Yurman bracelet, a Swarovski earring worn as a brooch, and white boots.

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21. Lucy Boynton

Lucy dazzled in a violet off-the-shoulder Rodarte gown paired with Cartier jewels.

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22. Emilia Clarke

The GOT star wowed in a strapless shimmery metallic Balmain gown in a dusty lilac hue. She accessorized the look with chainlike bracelet and drop earrings.

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23. David Oyelowo

Oyelowo wore the colors of his country, green and white, with his sleek Etro tux. He definitely honored his Nigerian heritage.

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24. Glenn Close

Close stunned in a custom hand-embroidered Carolina Herrera gold gown and Tyler Ellis clutch. She definitely shone like an Oscar statue.

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25. Allison Janney

Janney shined in a plunging long-sleeve black Pamela Roland tuxedo dress. She matched the look with a black clutch and statement Chopard necklace.

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26. Gemma Chan

The Crazy Rich Asians star wore Bulgari jewels which looked perfect with her pink Valentino Haute Couture gown with taffeta pleats.

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27. Rachel Weisz

The star of The Favourite had an eye-catching look and she attracted lots of attention in her bright red Givenchy Couture two-piece design. She accessorized the latex caplet and pleated tulle skirt with a red clutch and Cartier jewels as a headband.

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28. Charlize Theron

The beautiful actress always shows up at the Oscars looking stunning. This year, she opted for a backless long-sleeve periwinkle Dior Haute Couture gown.

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Celebrity Number Plates and who owns them

1. AMS 1

Sir Alan Sugar’s Private Number plates has become quite familiar with fans of the popular hit series Apprentice. This is primarily due to the fact that the AMS 1 plate can be seen in his Rolls Royce during the show’s opening sequence. Sugar has owned the plate for years and it was first assigned to his van. He is now worth an estimated £730m and was ranked 59th on the Sunday Times Rich list in 2009.  Apart from The Apprentice, Sugar is also known for founding Amstrad, the consumer electronics group that he sold and also for being the Chairman of Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur from 1991-2001.

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2. CHU 8B

This specialized number plate is an ideal marker for one of Chris Tarrant’s hobby; fishing. A keen angler, he decided to get a plate that denotes his favorite fish, a Chubb. It is definitely one of the most unusual personalized number plates in history. Tarrant is well known as the presenter of the show, “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” But it was his success in radio that launched his career. He is also popular for his extensive charity work which earned him an OBE in 2004.

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3. 5 TES

She is well known for being the UK’s most triumphant Javelin throwers. Tessa Sanderson is also the proud owner of this unique personalized number plate that is the shortened version of her name. The plate is proudly displayed on her Mercedes. It was however recently reported that she was looking to sell the plate. Tessa won the Javelin Gold medal in the 1984 Olympics. She has also won the World Cup Gold and the 1990 Commonwealth Gold.

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4. 1 ANN

HRH Princess Ann received this rather appropriate personalized number plate as a gift on her wedding day. She is the patron of more than 200 organization s and is well known for her numerous charitable works. She makes more than 700 royal appearances every year and is also the only member of the Royal family to have competed in the Olympic Games. Her equestrian talents have earned her one gold and two silver medals at the European Eventing Championships.

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5.  M12 KDA, D12 MOT, K1 GBO

Former athlete, Kriss Akabusi who later became a motivational speaker and television presenter is also known for his collection of personalized number plates. His plates all have sentimental value with K1 GBO indicting his “Igbo” tribe and his first name. He is a very successful athlete having been a member of the 4×400 relay team. He won three world championship medals and three medals at the summer Olympics. He received an OBE in 1992 for his sporting achievements.

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6. JM 1, 1 JM, JM 2

These personalize plates belong to Sir John Madejski, a very successful English businessman. His initials are probably the most common in the country, so it must have not been too difficult to find these plates. The 1 JM plate decorates his Rolls Royce Corniche, the JM 1 is on a Rolls Royce Limousine and the JM 2 on a Jaguar XJ 220. He is the founder if the Auto Trader Magazine and has a wide range of other commercial interests that include hotels, restaurants, property, broadcasting media and publishing.

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