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Tadashi Yanai, Richest Man In Japan, Loses More Than A Billion Dollars In A Single Day

Tadashi Yanai, Richest Man In Japan, Loses More Than A Billion Dollars In A Single Day

19 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

Tadashi Yanai, the richest man in Japan, learned about the risks of high finance during a recent bad day of stock trading for his company Fast Retailing, albeit not in a marked enough fashion to actually deplete his estimated $17 billion net worth.

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Viacom's Philippe Dauman Made An Insane Amount Of Money For Getting Fired

Viacom's Philippe Dauman Made An Insane Amount Of Money For Getting Fired

17 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

A few months ago, Philippe Dauman was unceremoniously relieved of his duties as President, CEO, and Chairman of Viacom. But don't worry too much about him, he had a golden parachute.

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These Are The Inspirational Mantras Richard Branson Is Following In 2017

These Are The Inspirational Mantras Richard Branson Is Following In 2017

16 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

Be more like Richard Branson by following the same "happiness mantras" as he is in 2017.

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Charles Feeney Fulfills Pledge To Give All Of His Billions Away

Charles Feeney Fulfills Pledge To Give All Of His Billions Away

16 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

During an interview, Charles Feeney once told a reporter: "I want the last check I write to bounce." He is well on his way to accomplishing this goal.

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Yoga Guru To The Stars Bikram Choudhury Ordered To Turn Over Income

Yoga Guru To The Stars Bikram Choudhury Ordered To Turn Over Income

15 Jan 2017 @ 9AM PST

The founder of Bikram yoga has been ordered to turn over income from his global fitness empire to pay a $6.8 million judgment in a sexual harassment lawsuit brought against him.

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Is Coachella Owned By An Anti-LGBTQ/Climate Change Denier?

Is Coachella Owned By An Anti-LGBTQ/Climate Change Denier?

13 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

The annual Coachella Festival released its 2017 lineup this week and fans lost their minds. They lost it again when it was revealed the owner of the festival allegedly once supported anti-LBGTQ causes.

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Forever 21, Amazon, Rumored To Be Bidders For Troubled American Apparel

Forever 21, Amazon, Rumored To Be Bidders For Troubled American Apparel

13 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

American Apparel is up for auction in bankruptcy court. The Los Angeles-based retailer has faced years of scandal and trouble at the hands of founder Dov Charney.

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Amazon's Bid For American Apparel Could Save U.S. Jobs, Win Trump's Support

Amazon's Bid For American Apparel Could Save U.S. Jobs, Win Trump's Support

12 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

It is rumored that Jeff Bezos' Amazon is one of the companies in the running to acquire troubled, bankrupt American Apparel. This is very interesting for a few reasons.

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Amazing Human Being Alert: Billionaire To Send Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram To College

Amazing Human Being Alert: Billionaire To Send Girls Kidnapped By Boko Haram To College

12 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

Billionaire Robert F. Smith has just done an amazing thing for some Nigerian girls captured by the Boko Haram.

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Order Breakfast Like Warren Buffett

Order Breakfast Like Warren Buffett

09 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

With a self-made net worth of $65 billion, it is only natural that people wonder about Warren Buffett's habits and quirks.

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The New Duke Of Westminster Is The Richest Person In The World Under 30

The New Duke Of Westminster Is The Richest Person In The World Under 30

07 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

The 7th Duke of Westminster, Hugh Grosvenor is young, incredibly wealthy, single, and giving Prince Harry a run for the title of World's Most Eligible Bachelor.

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Billionaires Who Own The Media In The United States

Billionaires Who Own The Media In The United States

07 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

Many traditional media outlets such as the New York Times, Boston Globe, and Washington Post are owned by billionaires. Let's take a look at a handful of them.

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Carl Icahn Made $510 Million The Day After Getting Presidential Advisor Role

Carl Icahn Made $510 Million The Day After Getting Presidential Advisor Role

06 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

After the news came through that Icahn would accept the job, shares of Icahn Enterprises surged eight percent, bringing Icahn's own personal stake in his company from $6.8 billion to $7.3 billion.

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Billionaire Roundup: Sayonara, Adios, Au Revior, Auf Wiedersehen 2016!

Billionaire Roundup: Sayonara, Adios, Au Revior, Auf Wiedersehen 2016!

04 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

2016 has been a doozy so let's say Goodbye, Sayonara, Adios, Au Revior, Auf Wiedersehen to this year with one final Billionaire Roundup.

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Billionaire Iranian Tycoon Gets Death Sentence

Billionaire Iranian Tycoon Gets Death Sentence

01 Jan 2017 @ 4AM PST

Iranian billionaire businessman Babak Zanjani was sentenced to death by the Iranian Supreme Court. You won't believe what his crime was!

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How Rich Would Donald Trump Be Today If He Passively Invested His Inheritance In Stocks Instead Of Real Estate?

How Rich Would Donald Trump Be Today If He Passively Invested His Inheritance In Stocks Instead Of Real Estate?

18 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
A recent analysis by the National Journal tells a very different story about the Donald's fortunes that the one you'll get from him.
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He's The Richest Black Man In America... And Most People Have Never Heard His Name!

He's The Richest Black Man In America... And Most People Have Never Heard His Name!

04 Nov 2016 @ 6PM UTC
Robert F. Smith is the billionaire everyone is talking about but nobody knew about just a few months ago. He is the 53-year-old founder of the private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners. Vista deals in the not-so-sexy category of enterprise software, which might be why he's flown under the radar until now.
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If All Goes To Plan, By 2020 Michael Jordan's Annual Nike Royalty Check Will Be RIDICULOUS!

If All Goes To Plan, By 2020 Michael Jordan's Annual Nike Royalty Check Will Be RIDICULOUS!

22 Oct 2015 @ 12PM UTC
The amount of money Michael Jordan could potentially make from Jordan brand royalties is absolutely mind boggling.
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After Pulling Off Huge Bank Heists, ISIS Wants To Return To Gold Currency

After Pulling Off Huge Bank Heists, ISIS Wants To Return To Gold Currency

18 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
ISIS has looted between $500 million and $1 billion from banks in Iraq and Syria, and now wants to return to gold currency.
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The 40 Richest Tech Entrepreneurs Under 40

The 40 Richest Tech Entrepreneurs Under 40

18 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
21 of the 40 richest people under 40 are billionaires. Represented on this list are the founders of some of the hottest tech companies out there, including Airbnb, Uber, Fitbit, and Pinterest.
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A 100-Year Old Japanese Mafia – The Richest In The World – May Be In The Midst Of A Destructive Split

A 100-Year Old Japanese Mafia – The Richest In The World – May Be In The Midst Of A Destructive Split

03 Oct 2015 @ 11AM UTC
Is it possible that a split within the Japanese mafia could cause economic problems for the entire country, and perhaps even all of Asia?
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Billionaire Roundup: Elon Musk Really Wants To Go To Mars

Billionaire Roundup: Elon Musk Really Wants To Go To Mars

17 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
Today, the gift that keeps on giving is billionaire Tesla founder Elon Musk. This billionaire roundup is all about Elon Musk, nuclear war, and the colonization of Mars.
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How ISIS Collects $1 Billion in Taxes Per Year

How ISIS Collects $1 Billion in Taxes Per Year

16 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
In a single year, ISIS brings in close to a billion dollars in "taxes" that are strong-armed from people living within its territory.
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These 5 CEOs Have Impressive (Severance) Packages Worth A Combined $1.3 Billion

These 5 CEOs Have Impressive (Severance) Packages Worth A Combined $1.3 Billion

16 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
The phrase "you've got quite a package" has seldom been worth a cumulative $1.3 billion but when it comes to five exceptionally well-paid CEOs, it astoundingly IS.
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Billionaire Roundup: Let's Launch Donald Trump Into Space Before The Robots And Dragons Take Over The World

Billionaire Roundup: Let's Launch Donald Trump Into Space Before The Robots And Dragons Take Over The World

11 Dec 2015 @ 12PM UTC
The campaigning for US president has reached circus level quickly. Fortunately, Amazon's Jeff Bezos has a solution for that particular problem. Another billionaire is warning the world of the loss of white-collar jobs to robots and yet another billionaire is in the market for some Dragons. It's just another week of our billionaire roundup, folks.
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