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If a billionaire is in the news for any reason, you will read about it right here in our "Billionaire News" section. Whether that billionaire is going through an expensive divorce, buying a $100 million private island, or making a massive donation to charity, we got you covered.

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Is Brexit Fueling A British Billionaire Boom?

Is Brexit Fueling A British Billionaire Boom?

27 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Britain is going through a billionaire boom, possibly due to the controversial Brexit vote. There are more billionaires than ever before in the UK.

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The Highest-Paid Hedge Fund Managers Of The Year

The Highest-Paid Hedge Fund Managers Of The Year

26 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

The top 25 hedge fund managers in the world made a combined $11 billion last year. Some former superstars, however, had an underperforming year…

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Bill Gates' Advice To New College Graduates

Bill Gates' Advice To New College Graduates

25 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

It's commencement time across the country. College seniors are donning their caps and gowns to receive the degrees they've worked so hard for. Billionaire Bill Gates has some advice for them.

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Jay-Z And Beyonce's Combined Net Worth Is Now $1.35 Billion

Jay-Z And Beyonce's Combined Net Worth Is Now $1.35 Billion

24 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Jay-Z's new $200 million Live Nation deal upped his net worth to $900 million. When you combine that with Beyonce's net worth… the Knowles-Carter clan join the 10-figure club!

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Michael Bloomberg To Fund $5M Public Health Projects In 40 Different Cities All Over The World

Michael Bloomberg To Fund $5M Public Health Projects In 40 Different Cities All Over The World

23 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Bloomberg is investing $200 million so far in a voluntary worldwide health initiative that incentivizes cities to adopt policies focusing on one of ten major health issues.

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Former Fisherman Becomes Billionaire, Decides To Give It All Away

Former Fisherman Becomes Billionaire, Decides To Give It All Away

18 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Kjell Inge Roekke has a net worth of $2 billion and a reputation for ruthlessness in business. He recently pledged to give most of his wealth away…

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Anonymous Russian Billionaire Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife STAGGERING Divorce Settlement

Anonymous Russian Billionaire Ordered To Pay Ex-Wife STAGGERING Divorce Settlement

18 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

A doozy of a divorce case between an anonymous Russian billionaire and his wife of more than 20 years took place in London last week…

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Jeff Bezos Sells Almost A Billion Dollars In Amazon Stock To Fund Space Exploration

Jeff Bezos Sells Almost A Billion Dollars In Amazon Stock To Fund Space Exploration

15 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Even ultra-wealthy billionaires have to move money around from time to time in order to make ends meet. That's especially true when one of those ends is unprecedented privately funded space exploration.

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Is Mark Zuckerberg Eyeing A Run For President?

Is Mark Zuckerberg Eyeing A Run For President?

15 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Zuckerberg has pledged to visit all 50 states in the U.S. His objective is to meet "new people and hear their opinions."

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They're Tall, Blonde, Single, Norwegian Twins – And Billionaires!

They're Tall, Blonde, Single, Norwegian Twins – And Billionaires!

15 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Cecilie and Kathrine Fredrickson are Norwegian sisters who are in line to inherit their father's more than $10 billion empire. Oh, and by the way, they are tall, blonde, striking, 33-year-old twins.

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This Man Made His Billion Dollar Fortune By Selling Beef And Rice Bowls

This Man Made His Billion Dollar Fortune By Selling Beef And Rice Bowls

15 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Kentaro Ogawa has a good self-made billionaire story. This new Japanese billionaire made his fortune selling $3 beef and rice bowls.

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Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Is Now Officially A Billionaire

Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Is Now Officially A Billionaire

14 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

Craigslist is a cash cow. The site took in more than $690 million in revenue in 2016 – most of that net profit–and that has made its founder Craig Newmark a billionaire.

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The U.S. Government Cannot Find Any Of El Chapo's Money

The U.S. Government Cannot Find Any Of El Chapo's Money

14 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

If Ted Cruz wants money seized from drug kingpin El Chapo to pay for Donald Trump's wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, he's going to have to be patient.

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This Chinese Internet Giant's Closest Rivals? Apple And Google

This Chinese Internet Giant's Closest Rivals? Apple And Google

13 May 2017 @ 4AM PDT

This Chinese company just broke the top ten list of biggest companies in the global market.

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Snapchat Stock Tanks. Shaves $1 Billion From Evan Spiegel's Net Worth

Snapchat Stock Tanks. Shaves $1 Billion From Evan Spiegel's Net Worth

11 May 2017 @ 9AM PDT

Snapchat's stock is tanking. And it's dragging Evan Spiegel's net worth down the drain in the process. Ok maybe not down the drain, but it's a painful day.

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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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