Published March 21, 2019
Published January 31, 2019
Published September 14, 2017
Foster children don’t get a lot of breaks—especially in the midst of a natural disaster. But a Florida millionaire has not only given 70 of them some amazing memories, he’s restored our faith in humanity.
When the storm was barreling down on the Miami area, the 70 foster kids at the SOS Children’s Village Florida were moved into an emergency shelter. They spent five days there, but when the storm finally passed, they learned their home was without power—and the kids, who had nowhere to go to begin with, were in a bind.
Published September 15, 2017
On Monday when the power went out at one of the hurricane shelters in Boca Raton, Florida, the sheriff asked everyone to leave. That’s when the panic set in for the staff of the SOS Children’s Villages Florida. They had been staying there with 70 foster children and didn’t know where else to go. That’s when the executive director called Marc Bell.
“She said ‘Marc we have a problem. The sheriff threw us out of the shelter and we have nowhere to go,’” Bell told TODAY. “I said ‘Bring them here to the house.’ Thirty minutes later they were walking through the door.”
Published July 18, 2017
(Bloomberg) — When Marc Bell listed his 27,000-square-foot Florida mansion in 2014, “it got a bad rap,” he said. It wasn’t the price that did it—$35 million at the time—or the number of wet bars (three), or the pool that was outfitted with an underwater light show; it was the Star Trek–themed home theater. “There are only two rooms that are Star Trek–related,” he said, a note of exasperation in his voice. “And one room isn’t just Star Trek, it’s also sci-fi.” That didn’t stop news organizations around the world from picking up the listing and calling it the “Star Trek House,” but it might have gotten in the way of his selling it. Three years after initially listing the house, in the gated community of Princeton Estates in Boca Raton, he’s dropped the price to $29.95 million, listing it with Nestler Poletto Sotheby’s International Realty, and is bent on emphasizing its non-intergalactic qualities. “The house is Mediterranean in style on the outside,” he said. “It’s very classic on the inside, and the rooms are oversized.” Read more…
Published April 20, 2016
Marc is the consummate entrepreneur whose career started in the 90s with his first company, Globix: The Global Internet Exchange, which owned 28,000 miles of fiber globally. Today, his firm has investments in more than 160 companies including fashion watch sensation KYBOE!, Nano-satellite pioneer Terran Orbital, and mortgage powerhouse Armour Residential REIT, which has more than $10 billion in assets. Marc is also one of Broadway’s most successful producers where he has won two Tony Awards, one for Best Musical, Jersey Boys and Best Play, August: Osage County. Marc sits on the board of trustees for New York University, Boca Raton Museum of Art and SOS Children’s Villages.
Published November 5, 2015
Maybe I should start by listing all the “jukebox musicals” I’ve panned – starting with the dreadful pacesetter, “Mamma Mia!” – just so you don’t think I’m a pushover. But there’s no point in beating around the bush – I had a great time at “Jersey Boys,” the new musical about Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the August Wilson Theater.
Published January 15, 2015
Wake up and smell the mai tais, New York. Las Vegas has come calling on you. And it’s on such good behavior, you’d be a churl not to embrace it as if it were a long-lost sibling.
Published December 5, 2014
Miami Beach, FL – December 6, 2014 – It was a total Alec Monopoly take over at the SLS as the swanky hotel commissioned the artist to get them “Basel” ready for the week. On Saturday night, the artist debuted his signature “Monopoly” style on not only cars and the walls, but also the famous larger than life duck SLS is known for. Wiz Khalifa and Michael Bay even stopped by to check out the action.
Aired September 22, 2014
Entrepreneur Marc Bell let Lifestyle Magazines tour the Boca Raton mansion he’s selling. The Bell Estate, also called the “Star Trek” house, features 27,000 square feet, according to Douglas Elliman Real Estate’s Director of Luxury Sales, Senada Adzem.
Published May 12, 2014
We’re assuming that Marc H. Bell, a financier and two-time Tony Award-winning producer of the plays Jersey Boys and August: Osage County, is a major Star Trek fan. Why do we assume this?
Aired August 29, 2013
A 60 game arcade, a Star Trek themed home theater, a military style Call of Duty gaming room and a full bar make up the entertainment area of this Florida home.
Published April 16, 2012
Golden Networking’s Private Equity Happy Hour New York City (http://www.PEHappyHour.com), Tuesday April 17th, will bring Edgar Perez, author of the upcoming Beyond China and India: The Remarkable Indonesia Story, to help us Discover Indonesia, the World’ Sexiest Destination for Private Equity.
Published April 28, 2006
Mainstream musicals were once inspired by Sholom Aleichem, Thornton Wilder and George Bernard Shaw. In an era when we’ve become far more adept at recognizing brands than genius, though, Broadway is devoting a lot more resources to piggybacking on proven pop success — the oeuvre, say, of Abba and Oprah.
Published November 7, 2005
WE’VE had Buddy Holly, Lieber & Stoller, ABBA, Elvis, the Beach Boys and John Lennon – and now, opening last night at the August Wilson Theatre, we have a bio-musical on that resilient, all but amorphous group, the Four Seasons.
Published November 7, 2005
A rush of vertigo, pleasurable but a little scary, descends around the middle of the second act of “Jersey Boys,” the shrink-wrapped musical biography of the pop group the Four Seasons, which opened last night at the August Wilson Theater. This dizziness arrives during the kind of big showbiz moment (category: The Comeback) that anyone familiar with backstage back stories knows all too well.
Published November 6, 2005
Two types of jukebox musicals have lured Broadway producers in recent years. The first, represented by the enduring hit Mamma Mia! and the mercifully short-lived Good Vibrations and All Shook Up, seeks to attract aging rock fans by simply reproducing songs they’re already familiar with, linked by a thin and ludicrously contrived story line.
Marc Bell is proof that doing what you love is the secret to success. A self-confessed “computer geek” who wrote his own game program to play Space Invaders on a school computer when he was only 13 years old, Mr. Bell has always enjoyed working with technology.
Aired 2015 on CNBC
In Florida, there’s a mansion for sale that’s right out of the 23rd century. Tech entrepreneur Marc Bell is a huge fan of “Star Trek.” That’s why his 27,000 square foot home includes a replica of the Starship Enterprise bridge from the “Next Generation” series.
Published July 4, 2000
In some ways Lucille Lee is typical of many people who have cast their lot with Silicon Valley start-ups.
Published November 24, 1997
Marc Bell looked out over the vast field of small companies that provide Internet service and figured that he could be different. He turned out to be right.
Published February 14, 1997
Mr. Bell is pointing to a rack of computers containing the electronic edition of the skin mag, one of the busiest sites on the World Wide Web.