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Why Is Oprah A Multi-Billionaire Instead Of A Mere Multi-Millionaire? It All Boils Down To One Brilliant Career Risk Back In 1984…

Why Is Oprah A Multi-Billionaire Instead Of A Mere Multi-Millionaire? It All Boils Down To One Brilliant Career Risk Back In 1984…

27 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PST

Oprah has been a TV star for 30+ years. By all means, today she should be a multi-millionaire regional Chicago celebrity. BUT! Thanks to one brilliant risk, today Oprah Winfrey is a multi-billionaire media mogul!

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Elon Musk Sheds $50 Billion From Net Worth, Sells $8 Billion Worth Of Tesla Shares And May Be Facing A MASSIVE Tax Bill

Elon Musk Sheds $50 Billion From Net Worth, Sells $8 Billion Worth Of Tesla Shares And May Be Facing A MASSIVE Tax Bill

18 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PST

Even after shedding $50 billion in net worth and selling $8 billion worth of Tesla shares, Elon Musk is still the richest person on the planet. He also may be facing one of the richest personal tax bills in history…

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Florida Lawsuit Could Finally Unmask Satoshi Nakamoto – The Mysterious $60+ Billion Father Of Bitcoin

Florida Lawsuit Could Finally Unmask Satoshi Nakamoto – The Mysterious $60+ Billion Father Of Bitcoin

17 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PST

A Florida lawsuit looks to unlock a collection of 1 million bitcoins that belong to the creator of the cryptocurrency, Satoshi Nakamoto. At today's prices, those one million bitcoins are worth $64 BILLION.

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How Robert F. Smith – The Richest Black Man In America –  Is Connected To The Largest Tax Evasion Case In US History

How Robert F. Smith – The Richest Black Man In America – Is Connected To The Largest Tax Evasion Case In US History

17 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PST

Robert F. Smith, the richest black person in America, is directly connected to a $2 billion tax fraud case currently being tried by the Department of Justice.

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Samsung Billionaire's Illegal Drug Use Causes More Legal Trouble

Samsung Billionaire's Illegal Drug Use Causes More Legal Trouble

11 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PST

Samsung's Jay Y. Lee has not had an easy time of it over the last few years. He's been in and out of court and prison due to a bribery scandal that rocked South Korea. Now, the vice-chairman of Samsung is facing repercussions again after admitting to illegal drug use.

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Steve Ballmer Started Out As An Assistant At Microsoft Making $50,000 A Year. Today He's Worth $120 Billion

Steve Ballmer Started Out As An Assistant At Microsoft Making $50,000 A Year. Today He's Worth $120 Billion

10 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PST

Aspiring billionaires could learn a lesson or two from Steve Ballmer's career. After a modest beginning, today Ballmer is one of the 10 richest people in the world.

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Elon Musk Is Using A Twitter Poll To Decide Whether He Will Sell Around $20 Billion Of His Tesla Stock

Elon Musk Is Using A Twitter Poll To Decide Whether He Will Sell Around $20 Billion Of His Tesla Stock

07 Nov 2021 @ 7AM PST

Elon Musk is using a Twitter poll at the moment to decide whether or not he should liquidate $20 billion worth of his Tesla shares….

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Elon Musk Just Ended John D. Rockefeller's 80+ Year Reign As The Richest Person In History

Elon Musk Just Ended John D. Rockefeller's 80+ Year Reign As The Richest Person In History

04 Nov 2021 @ 4PM PDT

With his net worth topping $340 billion for the first time, Elon Musk just ended John. D. Rockefeller's 80+ year reign as the uncontested richest person in history.

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A Billionaire Donated $200M To UC Santa Barbara On The Condition They Build An Absolutely Horrendous Dormitory… That He Personally Designed.

A Billionaire Donated $200M To UC Santa Barbara On The Condition They Build An Absolutely Horrendous Dormitory… That He Personally Designed.

03 Nov 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Munger's design consists of an 11-story, 1.68-million-square-foot building in which 94 percent of the 4,500 student residents wouldn't even have a window in their small bedrooms.

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Elon Musk Is $5 Billion Away From Being The Richest Person In History

Elon Musk Is $5 Billion Away From Being The Richest Person In History

01 Nov 2021 @ 6PM PDT

Elon Musk's net worth increased an astonishing $24 billion in one day. His new net worth is just $5 billion away from earning him the crown of richest person in history.

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Elon Musk's Net Worth Increased $24 Billion On Monday, Ending The Day At $335 Billion

Elon Musk's Net Worth Increased $24 Billion On Monday, Ending The Day At $335 Billion

01 Nov 2021 @ 4PM PDT

Elon Musk's net worth increased an astonishing $24 billion on Monday. He ended the day with a personal fortune larger than Disney, Netflix, Nike, Exxon…

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For The First Time In History, Two People Control A Half Trillion Dollars In Personal Wealth

For The First Time In History, Two People Control A Half Trillion Dollars In Personal Wealth

28 Oct 2021 @ 6PM PDT

For the first time in history, two human beings – Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos – control a half trillion dollars in personal wealth.

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Elon Musk's Net Worth Just Crossed $300 Billion For The First Time

Elon Musk's Net Worth Just Crossed $300 Billion For The First Time

28 Oct 2021 @ 4PM PDT

For the first time in modern history, a single human being – Elon Musk – has a net worth above $300 billion without having to adjust for inflation.

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Did Donald Trump Gain $10 Billion In Net Worth This Week Thanks To His Meme Stock SPAC Plan?

Did Donald Trump Gain $10 Billion In Net Worth This Week Thanks To His Meme Stock SPAC Plan?

26 Oct 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Last week it was announced that Donald Trump will soon be launching a tech company called Trump Media and Technology Group. He hopes to merge into a publicly traded company through a SPAC with an already-public company called Digital World Acquisition Corp.

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Elon Musk's Net Worth Hits $290 Billion As Tesla Soars Above $1 Trillion Market Cap

Elon Musk's Net Worth Hits $290 Billion As Tesla Soars Above $1 Trillion Market Cap

26 Oct 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Elon Musk's net worth increased around $36 billion IN A SINGLE DAY thanks to Tesla's soaring market cap. He is now worth $290 billion.

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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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