Rupert Murdoch at the Super Bowl last week.

$13m for doing no work: Why it pays to work for Rupert Murodch

You don't have to actually work for Rupert Murdoch to make a fortune. Just ask News Corp's retiring chief financial officer, Bedi Singh. He will make $US10m over the next three years from drawing his base salary and bonuses despite walking out the door for the last time this Wednesday.

Illustration: John Shakespeare

No need for Celebrity Apprentice Mark Bouris to fire himself

Business guru and Celebrity Apprentice host Mark Bouris promised to fire himself if his financial group, Yellow Brick Road, did not make a profit this year. He was joking of course, but the good news for Bouris is that he won't have to worry about his long suffering fellow investors taking the promise seriously.