In an effort to boost his stock market value, CEO of BDG, owner of Gawker and Bustle, Bryan Goldberg recently won the prestigious auction for Napoleon’s bicorne hat for EUR1,222,500 (around $1.43 million). Goldberg has since been compared to Napoleon, and he’s even been compared to the Shaw Stewart line of baronets who bought a hat when they visited France.
Recently, media mogul Bryan Goldberg purchased a rare Napoleon Bonaparte hat. The media mogul plans to wear the hat around town. Goldberg purchased the hat for EUR1,222,500 ($1.4 million) from a private collector. The hat’s origins date back to the 18th century. It has since been purchased by many celebrities and politicians. The hat is one of the most sought-after pieces of Napoleonic attire.
Goldberg was a polarizing media personality. He once made headlines for a controversial comment on President Obama’s speech at a political convention. The polarizing nature of Goldberg’s journalism earned him a nickname of “Blatchberg”.
In September, the CEO of Bustle, Elite Daily, and Gawker, Bryan Goldberg, bought a bicorne Napoleon hat. He spent a whopping $1.4 million on it, which is a huge amount of money for a hat! Goldberg has been compared to Napoleon and the Shaw Stewart line of baronets who bought the hat on a visit to France.
The tricorne was a popular style of hat during the 18th century, although it was not called that until the middle of the nineteenth century. Before this, tricornes were known as cocked hats. Napoleon himself wore one sideways, so it is possible to imagine him wearing it in an exemplary manner. It would be a perfect choice for an upcoming evening out or a night on the town.
The hat was sold for a price of EUR1,222,500 at auction, which included the Sotheby’s buyer’s premium. Goldberg was not the only Napoleon fan to wear this hat. His hats were worn at various events throughout his career, including the infamous Polish campaign. And the hats were so cool that even the President of the United States and the First Lady, Michelle Obama, wore one in a recent TV show.
Founder and CEO of BDG, the company that owns Gawker and Bustle, Bryan Goldberg recently won a bicorne Napoleon hat from the French Revolution for EUR1,222,500 (about $1.43 million). Goldberg has been compared to Napoleon and the Shaw Stewart line of baronets, who purchased the hat as a souvenir during a trip to France. The two-cornered hat is not the only piece of Napoleon memorabilia in Goldberg’s collection, including the sword and shield that the French king once carried.
The bicorne hat, also known as a Napoleon hat, was popular during the 18th century, but it wasn’t called a tricorne until the middle of the 19th century. Napoleon wore sideways tricornes, and many of his generals wore them in the field. The two-corned Napoleon hat is one of the rarest in existence, and Goldberg plans to wear it around town.
In the end, he won the war against Poland, but he was unsuccessful in his attempt to conquer the country. This campaign resulted in the Treaty of Tilsit, which is often referred to as his “peak” of success. Goldberg’s hat cost EUR1,222,500, including the Sotheby’s buyer’s premium. In addition, it’s worth remembering that the hat was worn by the Emperor during his campaign in Poland.