caption The Lauder family is worth more than $24 billion. source Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The US may not have any rich royals, but it does have rich families with net worths in the billions. These billionaire clans have accumulated their fortunes in vastly different ways, from publishing and cosmetics to retail and hotels. See the top 25 richest families in the US, ranked by net worth, starting at $10 billion. America may not be home to any rich royal families, but that doesn’t mean some families haven’t created their own sort of empire. In fact, the United States has quite a few billionaire clans who accumulated their fortunes in vastly different ways. There are the publishing powerhouses that built the Hearst and Newhouse family fortunes; a cosmetics giant, which laid the foundation for the Lauder family fortune; and the families that created their wealth out of household names, like Walmart for the Waltons and Hyatt Hotels for the … [Read more...] about The 25 richest billionaire families in the US, ranked
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caption We paid a visit to Sonic’s test kitchen to find out how chef Scott Uehlein develops new menu items. source Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Fast-food chains like Sonic spend months inventing and testing craveable creations before they hit the menu. We visited Sonic‘s test kitchen inside its headquarters in Oklahoma City to get an inside look at how the hot dogs get made. Sonic’s chef, Scott Uehlein, fed us new and upcoming menu items, from a pickle juice slush to a Philly cheesesteak on a hot-dog bun with Baja sauce. The idea of putting pickle juice in a slushie seems like a fever dream of a brine-obsessed mad scientist. However, for Scott Uehlein, it’s just another day of work. Uehlein is Sonic’s vice president of product innovation and development. He spends his days conceptualizing, creating, and testing new creations that might one day find a spot on the menu at the fast-food chain – like the pickle juice … [Read more...] about We visited Sonic’s test kitchen where the fast-food chain develops bizarre creations like pickle slushes. Here’s what it’s like.