The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry is a bonafide superstar. As if we didn’t already know that, it can now be confirmed by the fact that his jersey is the second best-selling in the NBA. When the only one selling more than you is Lebron James, you know you are just a crown or two under the King. His jersey outperformed veteran superstars Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Derrick Rose.
Haute 100 San Francisco members Google co-founder Sergey Brin and PayPal founder Peter Thiel don’t want to die. They are helping to pay for research that hopes to allow humans to live far longer than typical lifespans. Hedge fund manager Joon Yun is offering $1 million to “crack the code of life.” If billionaires truly do find a way to live longer, wouldn’t it be eerily similar to the (not good) Justin Timberlake-starring dystopian sci-fi film In Time?
In major tech news, Dick Costolo may be on his way out of the Twitter office. Rumors swirled that the CEO might be replaced by Twitter’s President of Global Revenue, Adam Bain. These might however just be rumors started by Wall Street analysts like Walter Price and Robert Peck who are gunning for Costolo’s head. Only time will tell, but there might be some major changes on the horizon in Silicon Valley.
Hollywood behemoth George Lucas has ditched light sabers for love and music in his latest effort, the animated film Strange Magic. The film, out January 23, is a modern fairy tale centering on goblins, fairies, elves and other mysty magicals. Voiced by Evan Rachel Wood and Alan Cumming, the film promises to be another interesting addition to the Lucas canon.
Venture capitalist Ron Conway donated a whopping $40 million to UCSF’s outpatient medical center. The $1.5 billion hospital will offer care to women, children, and cancer patients. Conway’s philanthropical endeavors come out of his own benevolence but also his crazy fortune amassed through early investments in companies like Facebook and Zappos.
San Francisco Haute 100 updates consist of news about members of our San Francisco Haute 100 List; a list of San Francisco’s most powerful players.