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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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Billionaire Gautam Adani Pledges $7.7 Billion To Charity

Billionaire Gautam Adani Pledges $7.7 Billion To Charity

19 Aug 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Adani has been in the Billionaire's Club since 2008, but aggressive expansion in the fields of energy, media, and transport in the last couple years has seen his fortune grow substantially, to a current net worth of $108 billion.

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Prince Alwaleed May Have Made A Very Poorly Timed $500 Million Bet On Russian Energy Companies RIGHT Before The Ukraine War

Prince Alwaleed May Have Made A Very Poorly Timed $500 Million Bet On Russian Energy Companies RIGHT Before The Ukraine War

17 Aug 2022 @ 4AM PDT

In what may be a case of incredibly bad timing, Bloomberg is reporting that Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal invested approximately $500 million in various Russian energy companies right around the start of the Ukraine invasion in February.

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A Group Of Billionaires Including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, And Bill Gates Are Funding A Clean Energy "Treasure Hunt" In Melting Greenland

A Group Of Billionaires Including Jeff Bezos, Michael Bloomberg, And Bill Gates Are Funding A Clean Energy "Treasure Hunt" In Melting Greenland

15 Aug 2022 @ 4AM PDT

The hunt is on for precious minerals like coal, copper, gold, and zinc, believed to be newly available for mining in the Greenland region and some of which can be used to make batteries for electric cars.

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US Authorities Move To Seize $90 Million Plane And $156 Million Yacht Owned By Russian Billionaire Andrei Skoch

US Authorities Move To Seize $90 Million Plane And $156 Million Yacht Owned By Russian Billionaire Andrei Skoch

11 Aug 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Skoch's time as the official owner of his Airbus A319-100, reportedly worth about $90 million and believed to be somewhere in Kazakhstan, seems to be drawing to a close.

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MacKenzie Scott Has Given Away More Money In The Last Three Years Than Most Billionaires Give In A Lifetime

MacKenzie Scott Has Given Away More Money In The Last Three Years Than Most Billionaires Give In A Lifetime

10 Aug 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Since her divorce from Jeff Bezos in 2019 left her with a fortune of almost $40 billion, Scott has been unusually committed to giving huge amounts of that fortune away.

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Jeff Bezos's Mega Yacht Hauled Away From Dutch Shipyard Following Public Outcry Over Bridge Disassembly Plan

Jeff Bezos's Mega Yacht Hauled Away From Dutch Shipyard Following Public Outcry Over Bridge Disassembly Plan

08 Aug 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Oceanco, the yacht building firm that is constructing Bezos's nearly completed yacht, has seen it turned into a public relations nightmare due to the bridge idea, which was widely mocked and criticized by both Rotterdam locals and interested people across the world.

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100 Years Ago, One Random Guy Owned 5% Of All Oil Found In Iraq… And YES He Died One Of The Richest People On The Planet

100 Years Ago, One Random Guy Owned 5% Of All Oil Found In Iraq… And YES He Died One Of The Richest People On The Planet

01 Aug 2022 @ 1PM PDT

100 years ago, a British-Armenian oil explorer forged a deal with several major oil companies to search for oil in what is now Iraq. For his efforts he set aside 5% of all oil found for himself…

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Billionaire Qatari Sheikh Is Suing A London Art Dealer For Allegedly Selling Him Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Fake Ancient Statues

Billionaire Qatari Sheikh Is Suing A London Art Dealer For Allegedly Selling Him Millions Of Dollars Worth Of Fake Ancient Statues

28 Jul 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Outside of making the Queen envious, Sheikh Hamad generally spends his time investing in art. His legendary art habit has recently found its way into the tabloid headlines thanks to a lawsuit filed against respected London art dealer

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Bill Gates Just Bought A 17th Century Roman Palazzo For $170 Million. Plans To Convert Into A Hotel

Bill Gates Just Bought A 17th Century Roman Palazzo For $170 Million. Plans To Convert Into A Hotel

27 Jul 2022 @ 4AM PDT

It's called the Palazzo Marini, a huge complex that's adjacent to the famous Trevi Fountain, and Gates (through Four Seasons) has already reportedly put down a $21 million down payment on the property.

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Sergey Brin's Ex-Wife Nicole Shanahan Is Reportedly Seeking $1 Billion Divorce Settlement, Claims She Signed Prenup "Under Duress"

Sergey Brin's Ex-Wife Nicole Shanahan Is Reportedly Seeking $1 Billion Divorce Settlement, Claims She Signed Prenup "Under Duress"

26 Jul 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Sergey Brin's soon-to-be ex-wife reportedly wants a $1 billion divorce settlement.

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Elon Musk Allegedly Slept With Sergey Brin's Wife During A 4-Hour Miami Layover… And That's Why The Google Co-Founder Filed For Divorce

Elon Musk Allegedly Slept With Sergey Brin's Wife During A 4-Hour Miami Layover… And That's Why The Google Co-Founder Filed For Divorce

24 Jul 2022 @ 11AM PDT

Both Elon Musk and Nicole Shanahan have now denied what was unquestionably a very salacious story published by the Wall Street Journal.

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Chanel Is Privately Owned By Two Reclusive Brothers. And Their Combined Net Worth Ranks Them Among The 10 Richest People In The World

Chanel Is Privately Owned By Two Reclusive Brothers. And Their Combined Net Worth Ranks Them Among The 10 Richest People In The World

14 Jul 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Both Wertheimer brothers own equal shares in Chanel, so they both benefit more or less equally from the company's fortunes. And those fortunes have been especially good in recent months.

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12 Minutes Apart On Twitter: Bill Gates Donates $20 Billion To Charity… Elon Musk Posts A Hunter Biden Joke (Guess Who Got More Likes)

12 Minutes Apart On Twitter: Bill Gates Donates $20 Billion To Charity… Elon Musk Posts A Hunter Biden Joke (Guess Who Got More Likes)

13 Jul 2022 @ 5PM PDT

In a surprise move, Bill Gates just transferred $20 billion of his private wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (which he and Melinda still run together)…

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Billionaire John Paulson's Wife Accuses Him Of Hiding Billions In Secret Trusts

Billionaire John Paulson's Wife Accuses Him Of Hiding Billions In Secret Trusts

13 Jul 2022 @ 4AM PDT

The Paulsens were married for over 20 years and have two children together, but Jenica says in her lawsuit that she learned of John's divorce filing by reading about it in the New York Post

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Jeff Bezos's Giant Superyacht Won't Be Passing Through Rotterdam After All Following Outcry Over Dismantling Historic Bridge

Jeff Bezos's Giant Superyacht Won't Be Passing Through Rotterdam After All Following Outcry Over Dismantling Historic Bridge

13 Jul 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Koningshaven Bridge, known colloquially as "De Hef," first opened all the way back in 1927, and has never been disassembled to allow for any particularly large crafts to pass through in that time.

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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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