Damien Hirst, Gazillionaire

The larger-than-life British artist made headlines (yet again) this week with a record-breaking auction.

By cutting out the middleman (aka his art dealer) and taking his work—cows and sharks in formaldehyde, mostly—directly to Sotheby’s, the guy made $200.7 million in two days, breaking Picasso’s sale record from 1993. Putting animals in goo pays!

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