“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
Adam Scott Back on His Game
Australian golfer Adam Scott–the subject of BJT's October/November 2008 cover story–tied for second place in the 2011 Masters Tournament in Augusta, Ga., in April. This was his best finish ever in a major championship event.
Though Scott sold his brand new Gulfstream G450 earlier this year before taking delivery, he continues to fly privately via NetJets on either a Citation Excel or Citation X, depending on distance. He also remains involved in children's charities. The Adam Scott Foundation, which he created in 2005, offers opportunities for underprivileged and disadvantaged children in Australia and Asia. The foundation recently rolled out a program that grants specialized iPads to children suffering from autism.–Jennifer English