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These 10 Billionaires Earned Their Fortunes Thanks To Wall Street's Latest Craze: The SPAC

These 10 Billionaires Earned Their Fortunes Thanks To Wall Street's Latest Craze: The SPAC

14 May 2021 @ 6PM PDT

The SPAC craze is in full steam. What's a SPAC? It's a new way to list on the stock exchange with the purposed of buying a private company. 10 new billionaires have been made through SPACs since the beginning of 2020.

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New Mexico Finally Has A Billionaire Resident – Solar Tycoon Ray Corio

New Mexico Finally Has A Billionaire Resident – Solar Tycoon Ray Corio

14 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

There are 2,755 billionaires in the world, of which 724 call the United States home. Amazingly, the great state of New Mexico never had a billionaire resident until now…

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After Losing 90% Of His Wealth In 2008, Bill Miller Became A Billionaire Again Thanks To Bitcoin And Amazon

After Losing 90% Of His Wealth In 2008, Bill Miller Became A Billionaire Again Thanks To Bitcoin And Amazon

13 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Once upon a time, Bill Miller was a successful fund manager with a healthy net worth. Then the financial crisis hit in 2008 and he lost 90% of his wealth. Today, he's built it all back and then some.

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OMG Vitalik Buterin Is Dumping All His Dog Coins We Speak And Donating The Proceeds – He Technically Just Donated $1 Billion To India's COVID Fight

OMG Vitalik Buterin Is Dumping All His Dog Coins We Speak And Donating The Proceeds – He Technically Just Donated $1 Billion To India's COVID Fight

12 May 2021 @ 11AM PDT

The story of Vitalik Buterin and his $20 billion stash of dog-themed coins just took a very interesting twist… One that is unfolding as we speak!

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How The Richest Person In South Korea Ended Up In Prison

How The Richest Person In South Korea Ended Up In Prison

11 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Jay Y. Lee is the richest person in South Korea. He's the heir to the Samsung family fortune. Unfortunately he can't spend any of that money right now because he's currently sitting in a prison cell.

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Kate Wang Is One of the Richest Self-Made Women In The World Thanks To Vaping Company RLX

Kate Wang Is One of the Richest Self-Made Women In The World Thanks To Vaping Company RLX

11 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Kate Wang skyrocketed onto the list of the richest self-made women when her vaping company RLX went public in January. Her company now faces impending threats from the Chinese regulators and investors who are growing increasingly skeptical.

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As I Type This Article Vitalik Buterin Is Worth $21 Billion

As I Type This Article Vitalik Buterin Is Worth $21 Billion

10 May 2021 @ 9PM PDT

A few days ago, Ethereum founder Vitalik Buterin was worth $1 billion. As I type this article, his net worth is slightly over $20 billion. He's $1 billion shy of Steve Jobs' widow, Laurene Powell Jobs.

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Exploring The Assets Up For Grabs In The $150 Billion Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce

Exploring The Assets Up For Grabs In The $150 Billion Bill and Melinda Gates Divorce

10 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

What assets are up for grabs in the $146 billion Bill and Melinda Gates divorce?

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The Creator Of Ethereum Was Unwittingly Gifted Half Of A Dog Meme Cryptocurrency. That Gift Is Now Worth $14 Billion

The Creator Of Ethereum Was Unwittingly Gifted Half Of A Dog Meme Cryptocurrency. That Gift Is Now Worth $14 Billion

09 May 2021 @ 3PM PDT

Vitalik Buterin, the 27-year-old co-creator of Ethereum, is now officially a billionaire. But 90% of his $16 billion fortune has nothing to do with Ether…

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Did You Know That Bill and Melinda Gates Are The Largest Private Farmland Owners In The US?

Did You Know That Bill and Melinda Gates Are The Largest Private Farmland Owners In The US?

08 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Bill and Melinda Gates have a $146 billion empire to split up in their divorce. Among the assets to be sorted out is their 242,000 acres of farmland. Over the last handful of years, Bill and Melinda have quietly built an enormous portfolio of agricultural land.

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Elon Musk's Net Worth Absolutely Skyrocketed In 2020 And Beyond

Elon Musk's Net Worth Absolutely Skyrocketed In 2020 And Beyond

07 May 2021 @ 4PM PDT

On January 1st, 2020, Elon Musk's net worth was $28 billion. In 2020 and 2021, Elon's net worth increased by more than $30 billion in under a week… on more than one occasion!

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Billionaire Mukesh Ambani Pays $79 Million For British Golf Resort Made Famous By The Movie "Goldfinger"

Billionaire Mukesh Ambani Pays $79 Million For British Golf Resort Made Famous By The Movie "Goldfinger"

07 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

To the moviegoing public, Stoke Park is known as the golf course where James Bond played against a cheating Auric Goldfinger in the 1964 film "Goldfinger,"and it also appeared in "Tomorrow Never Dies," another Bond adventure more than 30 years later.

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A Breakdown Of All The Soon-To-Be-Divided Mansions Owned By Bill And Melinda Gates

A Breakdown Of All The Soon-To-Be-Divided Mansions Owned By Bill And Melinda Gates

07 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Part of Bill and Melinda Gates' soon-to-be-divided $146 billion fortune is an incredibly valuable property portfolio. None of the houses are small or cheap… obviously.

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How Will The $146 Billion Gates Divorce Stack Up Against The Biggest Billionaire Divorces?

How Will The $146 Billion Gates Divorce Stack Up Against The Biggest Billionaire Divorces?

05 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

If Bill and Melinda split their fortune equally, she will end up with $70 billion. That will instantly make her one of the richest women in the world. And whatever the outcome of the Gates divorce is, it is sure to rank among the biggest divorce settlements of all time.

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Watch Out Zuckerberg, The Winklevoss Twins Are Now Worth A Combined $6 Billion

Watch Out Zuckerberg, The Winklevoss Twins Are Now Worth A Combined $6 Billion

04 May 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss are now worth a combined $6 billion. And with the crypto world exploding every month, maybe they'll give Mark Zuckerberg a literal run for his money eventually.

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Chinese Billionaire Put On Budget, Banned From Spending Due To Unpaid Debts

Chinese Billionaire Put On Budget, Banned From Spending Due To Unpaid Debts

02 Oct 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Chen Feng is a Chinese billionaire with all the trappings of a luxurious lifestyle. Private jets (or at least first-class tickets), epic vacations, and bare-no-expense weekends on the golf course are regular occurrences in his life. Until now.
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Meet The 6 Richest Women In India

Meet The 6 Richest Women In India

02 Oct 2020 @ 11AM UTC
There are 106 billionaires in India – a country with a population of 1.4 billion people. Of those 106 Indian billionaires, six of them are women. It's time to get to know these movers and shakers.
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The Richest People In Austin, Texas

The Richest People In Austin, Texas

01 Oct 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Austin, Texas is the capital of the Lone Star State. It is also home to eight billionaires. Let's get to know them.
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There Are 13 American Billionaires Under 40

There Are 13 American Billionaires Under 40

01 Oct 2020 @ 11AM UTC
It's a fact of life that most billionaires – and most of the list of the 400 richest Americans – are in their 60s or older. That's not the case for the 13 wunderkinds on this list: none of them have reached their 40th birthday, yet and all of them have multi-billion fortunes.
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Billionaire Ronald Perelman Is Selling Off His Assets, Claims He Wants To Live A Simpler Life

Billionaire Ronald Perelman Is Selling Off His Assets, Claims He Wants To Live A Simpler Life

29 Sep 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Billionaire Ron Perelman is selling off his assets, toys, art, and other trappings of his billionaire lifestyle. Is he cash strapped or is he truly trying to live a simpler life?
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Michael Bloomberg Raises More Than $16 Million Towards Paying Off Fines For Florida Voters

Michael Bloomberg Raises More Than $16 Million Towards Paying Off Fines For Florida Voters

30 Sep 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Bloomberg's fundraising efforts came to $16.1 million, which along with $5 million donated by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, has paid off the fines of around.32,000 eligible voters in Florida.
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The Richest People In Los Angeles

The Richest People In Los Angeles

19 Sep 2020 @ 11AM UTC
The County of Los Angeles is 4,753 square miles, with more than 10 million people. Of those 10 million people, 49 residents of the County of Los Angeles are billionaires.
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Duty Free Co-Founder And Ex-Billionaire Chuck Feeney Says He's Officially Succeeded In Getting Rid Of All His Money

Duty Free Co-Founder And Ex-Billionaire Chuck Feeney Says He's Officially Succeeded In Getting Rid Of All His Money

22 Sep 2020 @ 11AM UTC
While Feeney's unusual generosity of financial giving has been known for years now, the shuttering of his Atlantic Philanthropies in 2020 was always part of the plan.
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How Billionaire Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Spends his Billions

How Billionaire Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Spends his Billions

17 Sep 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has an incredible collection of cars, planes, yachts, art, and homes. Oh, and he also owns the English Premier League's Chelsea FC and can often be seen in the stands rooting on his team. It must be good to be a billionaire!
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How Much Money Has Bill Gates Donated So Far?

How Much Money Has Bill Gates Donated So Far?

16 Sep 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Bill Gates has vowed to give away most of his vast fortune before he dies. That's not as easy as it sounds, when you're worth in excess of $100 billion, since the money tends to grow faster than he can give it away.
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