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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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Elon Musk Pledges $50 Million Donation To St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital – Brings The Total Raised To Over $210 Million!

Elon Musk Pledges $50 Million Donation To St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital – Brings The Total Raised To Over $210 Million!

22 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

"Count me in for $50 million…" is a phrase I would love to Tweet some day.

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Canva's Latest Funding Round Boosts Founders' Net Worth To $6.5 Billion A Piece – And They Plan To Give It All Away

Canva's Latest Funding Round Boosts Founders' Net Worth To $6.5 Billion A Piece – And They Plan To Give It All Away

21 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Australian startup Canva just closed a new $200 million investment round. The round values the company at $40 billion and turned husband and wife co-founders Melanie Perkins and Cliff Obrecht into multi-billionaires.

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Former Dairy Farmers Become Billionaire With Red Hot Coffee Shop Dutch Bros

Former Dairy Farmers Become Billionaire With Red Hot Coffee Shop Dutch Bros

20 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Brothers Dane and Travis Boersma were third-generation dairy farmers from Oregon looking for a side gig back in 1992. They settled on starting their own coffee business. Recently, Dutch Bros made its IPO and turned Travis Boersma into a billionaire.

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The $600 Million Macklowe Art Collection To Be Sold Off At Auction In Divorce

The $600 Million Macklowe Art Collection To Be Sold Off At Auction In Divorce

16 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

How do you resolve a bitter divorce dispute over an art collection? Simple! Sell the collection and split the proceeds.

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Rise In Work-From-Home During Covid Turns Thai Retail Mogul Into Billionaire

Rise In Work-From-Home During Covid Turns Thai Retail Mogul Into Billionaire

13 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Adisak Tangmitrphracha is Thailand's newest billionaire thanks to the rise in people working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Adisak founded a home-improvement store in 1982 and with people being stuck at home during the pandemic, home improvement projects have been on the rise and that has sent the stock of Adisak's company soaring and made him a billionaire.

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Bill Gates Just Bought Controlling Interest In The Four Seasons Hotel Chain From Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal

Bill Gates Just Bought Controlling Interest In The Four Seasons Hotel Chain From Saudi Prince Al Waleed Bin Talal

09 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Through his personal investment firm, Cascade Investments, Bill Gates just acquired controlling ownership in the Four Seasons.

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This Chinese Billionaire Has Lost More Money Than Any Other Human In 2021

This Chinese Billionaire Has Lost More Money Than Any Other Human In 2021

01 Sep 2021 @ 4AM PDT

In a year when most billionaires have seen their fortunes explode, this Chinese billionaire has watched as tens of billions of dollars got wiped from his net worth. What happened?

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Tim Cook Just Made $750 Million

Tim Cook Just Made $750 Million

27 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Tim Cook just received a $750 million payday. Aka enough money to buy all the dongles he could ever need.

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Google's Low Profile "Third Founder" Is Going Through Very A High Profile Billion Dollar Divorce Battle

Google's Low Profile "Third Founder" Is Going Through Very A High Profile Billion Dollar Divorce Battle

26 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Scott Hassan is the low profile "third founder" of Google. As a result, he is a billionaire. Unfortunately his low profile is about to be blown thanks to a very high profile public divorce battle.

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Elon Musk Regains Status As The Richest Person In The World

Elon Musk Regains Status As The Richest Person In The World

24 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

It's been a tough few weeks for Jeff Bezos. His beloved rocket launch was widely mocked as a pointless, penis-shaped, waste of money. He's no longer CEO of Amazon. And worst of all, he's no longer the richest person in the world. That crown now rests atop the noggin of Elon Musk.

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One Of The Richest Families In America Owes Their Entire Fortune To… Hot Pockets.

One Of The Richest Families In America Owes Their Entire Fortune To… Hot Pockets.

18 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

In case you were wondering, YES inventing Hot Pockets made someone a billionaire. In fact, Hot Pockets turned the Merage family into one of the richest families in America!

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How An Epic Life Of Extravagant Partying Turned Vijay Mallya Into A Bankrupt Fugitive Billionaire

How An Epic Life Of Extravagant Partying Turned Vijay Mallya Into A Bankrupt Fugitive Billionaire

17 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Vijay Mallya was a liquor tycoon and billionaire known for his lavish lifestyle and extravagant partying. He fled to the UK after racking up more than $1 billion in debt. Banks and the government are STILL trying to extradite him on bank fraud and money laundering charges.

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Tesla Paid Elon Musk $6.7 Billion Last Year – The Biggest CEO Pay Package In History

Tesla Paid Elon Musk $6.7 Billion Last Year – The Biggest CEO Pay Package In History

06 Aug 2021 @ 4PM PDT

Elon Musk was the highest-paid CEO in the world in 2020 by a factor of 12. The Tesla CEO earned a whopping $6.7 BILLION last year.

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30 Years Ago Jerry Jones Bought The Dallas Cowboys For $60 Million… Today The Team Is Worth $6.5 Billion

30 Years Ago Jerry Jones Bought The Dallas Cowboys For $60 Million… Today The Team Is Worth $6.5 Billion

05 Aug 2021 @ 1PM PDT

On February 25th, 1989, an oil man named Jerry Jones got a bargain on the Dallas Cowboys, actually his second choice for an NFL team to buy.

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With Its Upcoming IPO Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya And His Employees Are Going To Get Rich

With Its Upcoming IPO Chobani Founder Hamdi Ulukaya And His Employees Are Going To Get Rich

05 Aug 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya did not grow up wealthy by any means. He is the son of Turkish dairy farmers who made feta cheese. He knows what it's like to bust your butt as a factory or farm worker. And when Chobani goes public in the coming weeks both Hamdi AND his employees are going to get rich!

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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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