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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…

20 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

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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Looking Back At Bill Gates Net Worth Over Time

Looking Back At Bill Gates Net Worth Over Time

17 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Bill Gates has been on the list of the wealthiest people in the world every single year since 1986. Over that time, his wealth has increased from $350 million to $100 billion. Yeah, that is hard to grasp, overall.

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Francois-Henri Penault – Salma Hayek's French Billionaire Husband – Pledges Over $100 Million To Rebuild Notre Dame   

Francois-Henri Penault – Salma Hayek's French Billionaire Husband – Pledges Over $100 Million To Rebuild Notre Dame  

16 Apr 2019 @ 9AM PDT

On Monday the world watched with shock as the famed Notre Dame Cathedral caught fire and burned, causing catastrophic damage to the 850-year-old structure. Now, Salma Hayek's husband and father in law have stepped in to pledge $113 million to help rebuild the historic cathedral.

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Billionaire Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan And Son Tony Are Forming A Wrestling Organization To Challenge The WWE

Billionaire Jaguars Owner Shahid Khan And Son Tony Are Forming A Wrestling Organization To Challenge The WWE

16 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Backed by his father Shahid's money, wrestling fan Tony Khan is clearly breaking out some big guns to try and loosen WWE's stranglehold on the mainstream wrestling audience.

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Surge In Convenience Store Stock Mints New Billionaire

Surge In Convenience Store Stock Mints New Billionaire

16 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

The parent company of Circle K, Couche-Tard, has had a run on its stock of late. It is trading at all time highs, making the co-founder of the Canadian company and former CFO a billionaire.

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When Did Bill Gates First Become A Billionaire?

When Did Bill Gates First Become A Billionaire?

16 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Gates didn't become a billionaire on the day in 1986 when Microsoft went public. The opening stock price was $21. After the trading day, the stock closed at $27.75 and Bill's 45% was worth $350 million.

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Billionaire Robert F Smith Just Dropped $18M On A Malibu Mansion

Billionaire Robert F Smith Just Dropped $18M On A Malibu Mansion

15 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Smith is America's richest black billionaire, and the third richest black billionaire on Earth, and with a net worth of $4.5 billion dropping $18 million outright on a house is no big deal

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There Are More Than A Dozen Billionaire European Families With Nazi Pasts

There Are More Than A Dozen Billionaire European Families With Nazi Pasts

14 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Recently, the billionaire Reimann family admitted that their ancestors had profited from and took part in slave labor and Nazi practices during the Nazi regime. However, there are more than a dozen European billionaire families with the same ties to Nazis in their pasts.

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Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Through The Years

Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Through The Years

13 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Jeff Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. Three years later, he was a billionaire. Within 20 years, he had $50 billion but then it only took another 2.5 years to make his second $50 billion, for a total of $100 billion. And then it only took another seven months to make his third $50 billion, for a total of $150 billion.

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Billionaire Family Behind Trader Joe's And Aldi Cut Family Out Of Will For Lavish Spending

Billionaire Family Behind Trader Joe's And Aldi Cut Family Out Of Will For Lavish Spending

12 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

The Albrecht family is the billionaire clan behind Aldi and Trader Joe's. They are feuding because one of Aldi's founders cut her grandchildren and daughter-in-law out of her will, due to their lavish spending.

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Even After Losing $36 Billion, Jeff Bezos Is Still The Richest Person In The World

Even After Losing $36 Billion, Jeff Bezos Is Still The Richest Person In The World

12 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

Jeff Bezos lost nearly a quarter of his wealth after divorcing his wife MacKenzie – but he's still the richest person in the world. How much is he worth now?

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The Nine Most Expensive Divorces Of All Time

The Nine Most Expensive Divorces Of All Time

11 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

With the Bezos divorce finalizing, we now have a new winner in the dubious category of the most expensive divorces of all time. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are the clear winners (or losers?) in the divorce battles and it is hard to think that they will ever lose that title.

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MacKenzie Bezos Is Now Officially 25th Richest Person On The Planet

MacKenzie Bezos Is Now Officially 25th Richest Person On The Planet

11 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

MacKenzie has a whole new life in front of her. But who is she and where did she come from? We all know her as Jeff Bezos' wife. Now she's not. She will get to forge a new life with $35.6 billion in the bank.

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Hotels Owned By Sultan Of Brunei Face Backlash, Delete Social Media Accounts

Hotels Owned By Sultan Of Brunei Face Backlash, Delete Social Media Accounts

10 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

A number of the world's most luxurious hotels have deleted their social media accounts in light of the backlash against the owner. The hotels are under fire due to the Sultan's decision to enforce the policy of death by stoning as the punishment for homosexuality.

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Billionaire Ken Griffin's $238M Apartment Boosted Manhattan Real Estate Prices By 10 Percent

Billionaire Ken Griffin's $238M Apartment Boosted Manhattan Real Estate Prices By 10 Percent

10 Apr 2019 @ 4AM PDT

The $238 million he spent on a Manhattan condo that is now the most expensive home in the entire country also gave Manhattan property values a 10 percent boost in the first quarter of 2019.

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Here's Why Bill Gates Paid $30.8 Million For A Handwritten Book By Leonardo da Vinci

Here's Why Bill Gates Paid $30.8 Million For A Handwritten Book By Leonardo da Vinci

09 Apr 2019 @ 11AM UTC
A 72-page volume of sketches and other writings by the great Leonardo da Vinci now identified as the Codex Leicester is easily among the most expensive volumes of all time.
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Michael Jordan Once Turned Down A Big Endorsement Deal Because He Didn't Like The Product's Name

Michael Jordan Once Turned Down A Big Endorsement Deal Because He Didn't Like The Product's Name

02 Apr 2019 @ 11AM UTC
Back in the late 80s, they offered Jordan nearly a million dollars a year to hitch the Beanee Weenee wagon to his own rising star, but he just couldn't get behind the name.
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Oprah Sold A Painting For $150 Million Last Year

Oprah Sold A Painting For $150 Million Last Year

19 Feb 2017 @ 12PM UTC
One of the biggest, most lucrative private art sales of 2016 happened between billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey and an anonymous buyer somewhere in China.
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Step Aside Donald Trump, Illinois Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker Is Now The Richest Politician In America

Step Aside Donald Trump, Illinois Governor-Elect J.B. Pritzker Is Now The Richest Politician In America

07 Nov 2018 @ 12PM UTC
Billionaire J.B. Pritzker is the Democratic candidate for Governor of Illinois. Befor the election, he had about a 16 point lead over the Republican incumbent Governor Bruce Rauner. If he wins next Tuesday, he will become the wealthiest governor in the U.S.
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Who Is The Richest Person In The World?

Who Is The Richest Person In The World?

03 Apr 2019 @ 11AM UTC
We cover a lot of wealthy folks here at Celebrity Net Worth. But which one holds the title of richest person in the world?
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All The People In Human History Who Have Had A Net Worth Greater Than $100 Billion

All The People In Human History Who Have Had A Net Worth Greater Than $100 Billion

25 Nov 2017 @ 12PM UTC
All the lucky humans in history who have had a net worth greater than $100 billion.
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Larry Ellison Reveals His $1 Billion Stake In Tesla

Larry Ellison Reveals His $1 Billion Stake In Tesla

14 Jan 2019 @ 12PM UTC
That's some three million Tesla shares, enough to make Larry Ellison the second biggest Tesla investor behind Elon Musk himself.
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The 10-Richest Women In America Right Now

The 10-Richest Women In America Right Now

26 Jan 2018 @ 12PM UTC
The richest women in America are all billionaires with a certain distinction. They are not self-made. Each and every single one of these women is an heiress or widow of the founders of some of the best-known and biggest companies in the world.
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The Richest Women In The World Right Now

The Richest Women In The World Right Now

13 Apr 2017 @ 11AM UTC
It has been a great year for female billionaires. Of the 2042 richest people in the world, a record 227 of them are women.
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Warren Buffett's 10 Rules To Get Rich

Warren Buffett's 10 Rules To Get Rich

18 Apr 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Let's take a look at Warren Buffett's 10 Rules To Get Rich. Who knows, maybe one of us will learn something that inspires us to go out and make billions!
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