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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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Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Is Planning Massive $190 Million Manhattan Mansion Compound

Russian Oligarch Roman Abramovich Is Planning Massive $190 Million Manhattan Mansion Compound

23 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has some big plans for his new Manhattan home. He is planning to combine three historic townhouses on East 75th Street into one 31,500 square foot home, which would be the largest single family home in Manhattan.

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Hong Kong Real Estate Billionaire Walter Kwok Dead At 68

Hong Kong Real Estate Billionaire Walter Kwok Dead At 68

23 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Walter Kwok was the former chairman of Sun Hung Kai Properties. He passed away Saturday morning, October 20that the age of 68. The billionaire had been hospitalized since late August after having a stroke

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WWE's Vince McMahon Net Worth Surges To Just Under $4 Billion, As He Roars Back Onto List Of Richest Americans

WWE's Vince McMahon Net Worth Surges To Just Under $4 Billion, As He Roars Back Onto List Of Richest Americans

22 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

It's been a few years since Vince McMahon made the list of the wealthiest Americans. This year, he has catapulted back onto the list with a $1.6 billion increase in his net worth over the past 12 months. WWE's stock more than tripled in the past year. McMahon owns 57% of WWE.

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The Worst Part Of Being A Billionaire, According To Richard Branson

The Worst Part Of Being A Billionaire, According To Richard Branson

22 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Somewhat perversely, Branson says that the chief downside of being a world-famous billionaire is the seeming inability to pick up a check every now and again.

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10 Millionaires And Billionaires Who Rebuilt Their Careers After Being Fired

10 Millionaires And Billionaires Who Rebuilt Their Careers After Being Fired

19 Oct 2018 @ 12PM PDT

It happens to the best of us. One day you're gainfully employed, showing up every day and doing your job, and the next day, you're collecting unemployment. It isn't the end of the world as these 10 millionaires and billionaires prove.

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Meet Salmon Billionaire Gustav Magnar Witzøe, 25, The World's Youngest Male Billionaire

Meet Salmon Billionaire Gustav Magnar Witzøe, 25, The World's Youngest Male Billionaire

18 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Witzøe officially came into his wealth in 2013, when his father gifted him nearly half of the shares in his massively successful salmon company, SalMar ASA.

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Richard Branson Is One Of The Richest People In The World, But Hates Garish Displays Of Wealth

Richard Branson Is One Of The Richest People In The World, But Hates Garish Displays Of Wealth

18 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Richard Branson has made it, by all conceivable measurements. His Virgin Group brings in more than $21 billion a year in global revenue. However, it turns out that Branson is not all that comfortable with lavish displays of wealth—and largely tries to avoid them.

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All The Incredible Homes, Yachts, Sports Teams Paul Allen Owned Thanks To His $20 Billion Net Worth – And What Happens To It Now

All The Incredible Homes, Yachts, Sports Teams Paul Allen Owned Thanks To His $20 Billion Net Worth – And What Happens To It Now

17 Oct 2018 @ 1PM PDT

Paul Allen co-founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975.Fast forward to today and Paul Allen's net worth has skyrocketed to $20 billion. He lost his battle with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma this week. Allen was a lifelong bachelor with no children. What will happen to his billions?

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In-N-Out Heiress Lynsi Snyder Opens Up In Rare Interview

In-N-Out Heiress Lynsi Snyder Opens Up In Rare Interview

17 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Lynsi Snyder inherited the In-N-Out burger empire when she turned 35. She was recently found to have a net worth of $3 billion, making her the youngest female billionaire in the U.S.

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Africa's Youngest Billionaire Kidnapped Leaving Gym

Africa's Youngest Billionaire Kidnapped Leaving Gym

17 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Tanzanian billionaire Mohammed Dewji was entering the gym of a luxury hotel in Dar Es Salaam for his morning workout on Thursday, October 11th when he was kidnapped by masked men toting guns.

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Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is The Richest Man In China, Once Again

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Is The Richest Man In China, Once Again

16 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

It's been a hot moment since Jack Ma was the richest man in China, but he's back on top again after a new round of investment in his Ant Financial put it at a $150 billion valuation.

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Billionaire Bill Gross Sells Stamp Collection For Record $10 Million Price

Billionaire Bill Gross Sells Stamp Collection For Record $10 Million Price

16 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Gross isn't pocketing all the money he's getting from his world famous stamp collection, nor is he just turning around and using it to buy more stamps.

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Russian Oligarch's $42.5 Manhattan Mansion Seized By U.S. Government

Russian Oligarch's $42.5 Manhattan Mansion Seized By U.S. Government

16 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska's $42.5 million mansion on the Upper East Side of NYC has been seized by the U.S. government. The 50-year-old is currently under investigation for his links to bribery, money laundering, racketeering, and murder.

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Moon Bound Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Says Not To Work So Much

Moon Bound Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Says Not To Work So Much

16 Oct 2018 @ 4AM PDT

The program that billionaire Yusaku Maezawa refers to is a four- or even three-day workweek, each one of those days lasting no longer than six hours apiece.

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How Jamal Khashoggi, Donald Trump, Prince Al-Waleed, And Late Billionaire Arms Dealer Adnan Khashoggi Are All Connected By A Yacht

How Jamal Khashoggi, Donald Trump, Prince Al-Waleed, And Late Billionaire Arms Dealer Adnan Khashoggi Are All Connected By A Yacht

15 Oct 2018 @ 7PM PDT

Missing (and presumed murdered) journalist Jamal Khashoggi comes from a very interesting family. His uncle Adnan is someone we've written about before on CNW because he was a billionaire arms dealer. Adnan has a funny connection to Donald Trump.

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Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Tumbled $9+ Billion On Wednesday

Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Tumbled $9+ Billion On Wednesday

12 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Bezos himself took a hit of around $9.1 billion, while all 500 of the richest people on Earth lost a combined sum of around $99 billion.
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Billionaire Roman Abramovich Selling Chelsea FC In An Attempt To Protect It From Sanctions

Billionaire Roman Abramovich Selling Chelsea FC In An Attempt To Protect It From Sanctions

01 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Russian oligarch and billionaire Roman Abramovich is selling his beloved UK Premier league football club Chelsea and he is reportedly seeking $5.5 billion. Abramovich is restructuring his most valuable assets to shield them from potential sanctions from the United States.
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Meet The Mysterious Russian Billionaire Who Quietly Owns A Dating App Empire

Meet The Mysterious Russian Billionaire Who Quietly Owns A Dating App Empire

27 Aug 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Russian entrepreneur Andrey Andreev is the king of dating apps. He's the man behind five successful online dating apps including Badoo – the largest dating app in the world with 380 million users. He's also a brand-new billionaire.
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Billionaire Ron Baron Says His "Biggest Mistake Was Not Investing In Amazon"

Billionaire Ron Baron Says His "Biggest Mistake Was Not Investing In Amazon"

05 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Baron missed what now seems obvious: that Amazon was poised to dominate the world of online retailer and generate untold profits for investors in the process.
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How The Cox Family Became One Of The Wealthiest Families On The Planet, With A Combined Net Worth of $33.6 Billion

How The Cox Family Became One Of The Wealthiest Families On The Planet, With A Combined Net Worth of $33.6 Billion

05 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
The 25 richest families in the world have a combined net worth of $1.1 trillion. The Cox family is the 14th-wealthiest family in the world with a combined $33.6 billion net worth.
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Jeff Bezos' Parents Might Be Worth Billions

Jeff Bezos' Parents Might Be Worth Billions

06 Aug 2018 @ 11AM UTC
The elder Bezos' put $245,573 into Amazon in 1995. Their stake hasn't been public since 1999, but a clue to their fortune can be found in their charitable donations.
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These Three Billionaire Entrepreneurs Quit Bad Habits To Be More Successful

These Three Billionaire Entrepreneurs Quit Bad Habits To Be More Successful

15 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
Bad habits can hold you back and keep you from becoming successful. If you have bad habits that you'd like to quit, you can get some inspiration from three billionaires who all overcame bad habits over the course of their journey to become billionaires.
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Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Just Died Unexpectedly At The Age Of 65

Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Just Died Unexpectedly At The Age Of 65

15 Oct 2018 @ 10PM UTC
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has died at the age of 65. Here's a look back at his fascinating and impressive life.
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Richard Branson Was "Seconds Away" From Death During Rock Climbing Incident

Richard Branson Was "Seconds Away" From Death During Rock Climbing Incident

06 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
It happened at the very end of the first day's climb, fittingly enough at a notoriously unsafe 100-yard crossing, known as the "Gully of Death."
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The 20 Richest Sports Team Owners In The World

The 20 Richest Sports Team Owners In The World

14 Oct 2018 @ 11AM UTC
It must be nice to be a billionaire. You could literally have anything you want. For several billionaires, that means a professional sports franchise. Overall, there are 62 billionaire team owners around the world, with a collective net worth of about $375 billion.
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