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For The First Time In History, There Are 8 People On The Planet With Net Worths Greater Than $100 Billion

For The First Time In History, There Are 8 People On The Planet With Net Worths Greater Than $100 Billion

09 Apr 2021 @ 6PM PDT

At today's market close, the top 8 richest people in the world had a net worth north of $100 billion. That's never happened before in history.

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Dan Snyder To Buy Up Remaining Stake In Washington Football Team For $875 Million

Dan Snyder To Buy Up Remaining Stake In Washington Football Team For $875 Million

08 Apr 2021 @ 4AM PDT

It looks like the Washington Football Team (are they ever going to get a new name?), is going to be 100% owned by Dan Snyder any day now.

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Billionaire Dan Gilbert Is Going To Eliminate The Property Tax Debt For 20,000 Low-Income Detroit Home Owners As Part Of $500 Million Community Investment

Billionaire Dan Gilbert Is Going To Eliminate The Property Tax Debt For 20,000 Low-Income Detroit Home Owners As Part Of $500 Million Community Investment

07 Apr 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Rocket Companies founder Dan Gilbert is coming to the help of low-income residents and community organizations in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan. He's made a $500 million, ten-year investment in the city.

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Billionaire Lineup: Spring Has Sprung, Vaccines Are Out, Billionaire Space Mission All Set To Go

Billionaire Lineup: Spring Has Sprung, Vaccines Are Out, Billionaire Space Mission All Set To Go

06 Apr 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Hey party people! Spring is officially here and with it comes longer days and warmer temperatures. As usual, our favorite billionaires are out there living their best lives.

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Stilettos, Doc Marten, And Birkenstock Deals Bring In Billions For New Owners And Families Behind The Brands

Stilettos, Doc Marten, And Birkenstock Deals Bring In Billions For New Owners And Families Behind The Brands

05 Apr 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Three iconic shoe brands: Christian Louboutin, Doc Martens, and Birkenstock have all been involved in billion dollar+ deals recently

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Leon Black Exits Hedge Fund Over Alleged Ties To Jeffrey Epstein

Leon Black Exits Hedge Fund Over Alleged Ties To Jeffrey Epstein

05 Apr 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Billionaire financier Leon Black is stepping down from running Apollo Global Management, the private equity firm he co-founded in the 1990s in the wake of allegations over his ties to convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.

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How Aliko Dangote Earned His $16 Billion Fortune To Become The Richest Black Person In The World

How Aliko Dangote Earned His $16 Billion Fortune To Become The Richest Black Person In The World

05 Apr 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Africa is a continent that is rich in natural resources, yet contains some of the poorest and most war-torn nations on earth. That's less the case in Nigeria thanks to the efforts of Aliko Dangote, the richest black person in the world.

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Gap And Kanye West Ink Billion-Dollar Deal

Gap And Kanye West Ink Billion-Dollar Deal

31 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Look, it's become pretty clear that it is Kanye West's world and the rest of us just live in it. He recently signed a new deal with Gap and he still has his deal with Adidas. These two deals have elevated his net worth to $6.6 billion, making him the richest black person in the U.S.

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Estee Lauder Heir Embroiled In Legal Drama With Baby Mama

Estee Lauder Heir Embroiled In Legal Drama With Baby Mama

30 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Billionaire Estee Lauder heir William Lauder wants his baby mama evicted from the $7 million mansion he gave her in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles. New York socialite Taylor Stein, 54, is the mother of a love child with the Estee Lauder heir.

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Petr Kellner – The Richest Person In The Czech Republic – Dies In Alaskan Helicopter Crash

Petr Kellner – The Richest Person In The Czech Republic – Dies In Alaskan Helicopter Crash

29 Mar 2021 @ 5PM PDT

The richest person in the Czech Republic has tragically lost his life in a helicopter crash while vacationing in Alaska. Petr Kellner, 56, and four others died on a heli-skiing excursion in Alaska's backcountry.

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Donald Trump's Net Worth Falls To $2 Billion – Post Presidency – Due To Covid And Capitol Riot

Donald Trump's Net Worth Falls To $2 Billion – Post Presidency – Due To Covid And Capitol Riot

29 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Donald Trump may not be too happy to learn that being President of the United States actually cost him money. Basically, by stepping away from his business empire for four years, his net worth has fallen from $3 billion to $2 billion.

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The Richest Black People In America 2021

The Richest Black People In America 2021

29 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

There are around 600 American billionaires. Shockingly, only SEVEN are black – six men and one woman. Who are the richest black people in America?

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After $32 Billion Loss, Asia's Formerly Richest Person Wang Jianlin Refocuses His Empire

After $32 Billion Loss, Asia's Formerly Richest Person Wang Jianlin Refocuses His Empire

26 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

It wasn't all that long ago that Wang Jianlin was the richest man in not just China, but all of Asia. But that's not the case any longer. He's still a billionaire with a net worth of $15 billion, however, he's lost $32 billion of his fortune over the last not quite six years.

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Francois Pinault Dropped Out Of School Because He Was Bullied For Being Poor. Today He's Worth $47 Billion

Francois Pinault Dropped Out Of School Because He Was Bullied For Being Poor. Today He's Worth $47 Billion

26 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Today, Francois Pinault is one of the richest people in the world, but back when he was growing up, the outlook wasn't so rosy. He was bullied at school for being poor and dropped out at the age of 16.

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After Coinbase Goes Public Its CEO Brian Armstrong Could See A $3 Billion Payday

After Coinbase Goes Public Its CEO Brian Armstrong Could See A $3 Billion Payday

25 Mar 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Much like the payment plan enjoyed by Elon Musk as CEO of Tesla, Armstrong's compensation will be tied to the stock market performance of Coinbase and other benchmarks.

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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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