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 has written for Los Angeles Magazine, Your Tango, Thinknum Media, and various airline magazines. Follow her on Facebook. Amy's favorite self-made billionaire is Sara Blakely.


The Richest Person In The World Every Year, From 1987 to 2000

The Richest Person In The World Every Year, From 1987 to 2000

28 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Since 1987, 33 years ago, there have been just six men who have been, at one point or another, the richest person in the world. You know some of the six names – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, and, of course, Jeff Bezos. The other two men are Japanese real estate tycoons.

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Yoshiaki Tsutsumi Was The Richest Man In World In The Late 80s, Then His Empire Crumbled Away

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi Was The Richest Man In World In The Late 80s, Then His Empire Crumbled Away

23 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

In the late 1980s, Yoshiaki Tsutsumi was sitting on top of the world. He was the richest person in the world with a net worth of $20 billion.
And then it all came to a stunning end and Yoshiaki was sent to prison and his empire collapsed.

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The 10 Biggest Billionaire Losers In Stock Market Volatility Have Lost A Combined $76.4 Billion – In A Week

The 10 Biggest Billionaire Losers In Stock Market Volatility Have Lost A Combined $76.4 Billion – In A Week

23 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

The volatility of the stock market right now is insane. Word of advice: do not check your 401K balance. Fears of the coronavirus outbreak and our federal government's rather lukewarm response to the virus has the Dow Jones (and NASDAQ) going nuts.

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Billionaire Princess Presumed To Be Dead Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Corruption

Billionaire Princess Presumed To Be Dead Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Corruption

22 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Gulnara Karimova the daughter of the former tyrannical ruler of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov. A few years ago, there were rumors circulating that Gulnara was missing and that she'd possibly been poisoned to death. Now, she's been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a $2 billion corruption scandal.

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How Much Has Rupert Murdoch's Net Worth Grown Since 1990?

How Much Has Rupert Murdoch's Net Worth Grown Since 1990?

20 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Today, News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch has a net worth of $13 billion. He's known as the founder of the Fox News machine and all that goes with that. But back in 1990, he was 59 years old and the 60th richest person in the world with a net worth of $1.1 billion.

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15 Homes In The U.S. Have Sold For $100 Million Or More

15 Homes In The U.S. Have Sold For $100 Million Or More

20 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Over the last few years, ultra high-end real estate has been booming, particularly in Palm Beach, New York City, and Los Angeles. These 16 homes have all sold for at least $100 million.

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L.A.'s Highest Property Taxes: 0.5 Acres Of Prime Billionaire's Beach Beachfront Real Estate

L.A.'s Highest Property Taxes: 0.5 Acres Of Prime Billionaire's Beach Beachfront Real Estate

17 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

The beach house located at 22310 Pacific Coast Highway sits on a half-acre of prime Malibu beachfront and has an annual property tax bill of $1.31 million. Houses on this section of Malibu's Carbon Beach don't come up that often.

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Billionaire Behind Online Coupon Clipping Startup Drops $60 Million On Bel Air Mansion

Billionaire Behind Online Coupon Clipping Startup Drops $60 Million On Bel Air Mansion

17 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

George Ruan hit it big earlier this year when Honey, the electronic coupon-clipping browser extension he co-founded in 2012, was acquired by PayPal for $4 billion in cash in January. Now he's dropping $60 million on a Bel Air mansion.

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Billionaire Roundup: Coronavirus Edition

Billionaire Roundup: Coronavirus Edition

16 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

The coronavirus is literally sweeping the nation (and world). But hey, good news! Our favorite billionaires are chipping in to help slow or stop the spread. This is the latest edition of billionaire roundup.

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Chinese Billionaire Enters Space Race To Challenge Elon Musk's SpaceX

Chinese Billionaire Enters Space Race To Challenge Elon Musk's SpaceX

16 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

It seems like every other month another billionaire who saw Star Wars at a formative time in their life enters the space race. Now, Li Shufu, the Chinese owner of Volvo, has become the newest entrepreneur to declare an intention to invest in space research.

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