Billionaire Roundup: Billionaires Dating, Kidnappings, And A Melee in Malibu, And More!

By on July 27, 2016 in ArticlesBillionaire News

It's the dog days of summer, people, and while we're sweating it out with the weather, the elections, and the preparations for the Rio Olympics, our favorite billionaires are out doing what they do. Does Elon Musk have a new romance with Johnny Depp's ex-wife? Also, things are getting CRAZY in Brazil. Billionaire Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law was kidnapped and you won't believe the ransom they are asking for her return. And finally, what went down in Dr. Dre's driveway in Malibu the other day?

Are Elon Musk And Amber Heard Dating?

Amber Heard and Elon Musk have been spending a lot of time together. In fact, some sources say they are dating. The two have been spotted together frequently lately. Recently they were spotted sneaking in and out of each other's hotel rooms several times over a four-day stay in Miami.

The 45-year-old Tesla billionaire and 30-year-old actress have known each other for four years. Both are in the midst of divorces with their respective spouses.

Reps for Musk and Heard claim the two are just good friends, but we'll remain skeptical because, well, how many times have we heard that before?

For the record, Elon Musk has a net worth of $13.3 billion. Johnny Depp has a net worth of $400 million. Amber Heard has a net worth of $9 million.

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Bernie Ecclestone's Mother-In-Law Kidnapped

Formula 1 billionaire Bernie Ecclestone's mother-in-law has been kidnapped in Brazil. Aparecida Schunck was grabbed in the Interlagos neighborhood of Sao Paulo on Friday, July 22nd. Interlagos is a nice, middle-class neighborhood, not a favela, for the record. Aparecida is the mother of Ecclestone's third wife Fabiana Flosi.

The kidnappers are demanding a ransom of $120 million in Brazilian currency, which is equivalent to $36.5 million US. It is the highest ransom amount for a kidnapping in the history of Brazil.

This isn't the first time kidnapping has touched Ecclestone's family. In 2012, a dental technician was sentenced to five years in prison for threatening to kidnap Ecclestone's daughter.

This is a developing story.

Dr. Dre In Malibu Brouhaha

Billionaire music mogul Dr. Dre found himself handcuffed in front of his beachfront Malibu mansion the other day. The catch is that Dre was the one being racially abused by a random ranting man in a car blocking Dre's driveway.

Dre reportedly asked the white man to move his car so that he could access his own driveway. The man complied, yelling and cussing at him the whole time. Dre pulled out his cell phone to take a video of the lunacy and the man said: "Here we go again, another black guy with a gun."

The man then called 911 to report that someone had pulled a gun on him. Charming, right? The cops showed up and cuffed and patted down Dre. No weapon was found and Dre was released.

However, the other driver – you know, the one who blocked Dre's driveway and then yelled at him, cussed him out, and called 911 on him – wanted to file a complaint against Dre. He did and that report is now on its way to the DA's office for review.

Articles Written by Amy Lamare
Amy Lamare is a Los Angeles based writer covering business, technology, entertainment, philanthropy, and pop culture. She spent 8 1/2 years covering the entertainment industry for www.hsx.com. She attended the University of Southern California where she majored in Creative Writing. An avid long distance runner, weekends she can be found running the streets of Los Angeles training for 1/2 and full marathons. Follow her on Facebook.
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