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18 May 2024

Prime Numbers


By Rachel McArthur

EUR 373.5M

What Credit Crunch?

An auction of artworks and treasures collected by the late designer Yves Saint Laurent, pictured, has brought in an estimated €373.5 million (Dh1.7 billion).

The sale, which included masterpieces by Picasso, Mondrian and Matisse, as well as Art Deco gems, bronzes, and YSL's armchair, topped auctioneer Christie's expectations of €200m for the whole event.


Financial Trouble

Annie Leibovitz has reportedly put up the rights to some of her iconic snaps in return for $15.5m (Dh57m). The snapper wants to use the money to pay off her mortgage.


Nice Price for her Life

According to news reports, three different sources have confirmed that American actress and comedian, Kathy Griffin has sold her memoir rights for more than $2m (Dh7.3m).


Law and Order

Former NBA star Charles Barkley has apparently been sentenced to five days in prison and fined $2,000 (Dh7,346) after pleading guilty to two counts of DUI.



Jade Goody has fetched an estimated $2.2m (Dh8m) from a magazine and TV production company for the rights to her recent wedding day. The cash will go to the terminally ill British reality TV star's two sons.