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Is Rihanna A Billionaire? Sure. Why Not.

Is Rihanna A Billionaire? Sure. Why Not.

04 Aug 2021 @ 5PM PDT

On Wednesday morning, Forbes announced that Rihanna had officially entered the billionaire ranks with a net worth of $1.7 billion. Is it true? Sure. Why not.

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Jeff Bezos Offers To Foot $2 Billion NASA Bill If They "Correct Their Mistake" Of Working With Space X Instead Of Blue Origin

Jeff Bezos Offers To Foot $2 Billion NASA Bill If They "Correct Their Mistake" Of Working With Space X Instead Of Blue Origin

31 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Jeff Bezos has just made his 10 minute and 10 second ride into space and he's come back from that life changing mission aboard his phallic shaped spacecraft with an idea. He's offering NASA a deal, or in his words, a chance to correct their mistake of choosing Elon Musk's SpaceX over Bezos' Blue Origin.

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Chinese Education Tycoon Has Lost 99% Of His Net Worth Since The Start Of The Year

Chinese Education Tycoon Has Lost 99% Of His Net Worth Since The Start Of The Year

28 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Chinese education CEO Larry Chen started the year as one of the richest people in the world. Fast forward a few months and 99% of his net worth has evaporated.

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Robinhood's Co-Founders Will Be Paper Multi-Billionaires After Upcoming IPO And Could Make Billions More From A Generous Incentive Plan

Robinhood's Co-Founders Will Be Paper Multi-Billionaires After Upcoming IPO And Could Make Billions More From A Generous Incentive Plan

20 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Robinhood co-founders Vlad Tenev and Baiju Bhatt are set to make a massive fortune when their company goes public in the coming weeks.

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100 Years Ago This Lesser-Known Railroad Tycoon Was One Of The Richest People In The World

100 Years Ago This Lesser-Known Railroad Tycoon Was One Of The Richest People In The World

15 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Arthur Curtiss James was a prolific railroad tycoon – he owned roughly 40,000 miles of railroad track – about one-seventh of the entire railroad network in the United States when he died in 1941. He was one of the richest Americans in the 1920s and 1930s with a net worth of $60 million, which is equivalent to nearly $1 billion today. 

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Sorry Kanye! Robert F. Smith Is Back On Top As The Richest Black Person In America

Sorry Kanye! Robert F. Smith Is Back On Top As The Richest Black Person In America

14 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Sorry Kanye! Your reign as the richest black person in America has come to an end… for now. Robert F. Smith has re-taken the crown!

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When The Titanic Sank, 20-Year-Old Vincent Astor Became One Of The Richest Men In The World

When The Titanic Sank, 20-Year-Old Vincent Astor Became One Of The Richest Men In The World

14 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

When the Titanic sunk and claimed his father's life, everything in Vincent Astor's life changed. He went from being an undergraduate at Harvard to the richest man in the world

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Chinese Government Orders Billionaire To Lie Low After He Published Controversial Poem

Chinese Government Orders Billionaire To Lie Low After He Published Controversial Poem

13 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Things are weird over in China. One billionaire, Wang Xing has been warned by the government that he better lay low after he posted a poem that sent the stock market into a frenzy and sparked a social media firestorm.

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These Three Heiresses Inherited Billion-Dollar Fortunes When They Were Still Children

These Three Heiresses Inherited Billion-Dollar Fortunes When They Were Still Children

12 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

Some children of billionaires never inherit their family fortunes. These three heiresses inherited billions when they were still young children.

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A $150 Million Donation From David Geffen Allows Yale School of Drama To Go "Tuition Free"

A $150 Million Donation From David Geffen Allows Yale School of Drama To Go "Tuition Free"

11 Jul 2021 @ 4PM PDT

In recognition of David Geffen's $150 million contribution, the now tuition-free school is being renamed the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale.

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For The First Time In History, There Are 10 People On The Planet With Net Worths Greater Than $100 Billion

For The First Time In History, There Are 10 People On The Planet With Net Worths Greater Than $100 Billion

09 Jul 2021 @ 2PM PDT

There are 10 people walking the earth this weekend with net worths larger than $100 billion. This has never existed previously.

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Steve Ballmer Joins The $100 Billionaire Club The Same Day His Eye-Popping Sports Team Tax Loophole Is Exposed

Steve Ballmer Joins The $100 Billionaire Club The Same Day His Eye-Popping Sports Team Tax Loophole Is Exposed

08 Jul 2021 @ 2PM PDT

It's been a good news/bad news day for Steve Ballmer. On the one hand he joined the $100 billionaire club. On the other hand…

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For The First Time In History A Self-Made Person Is The Richest In South Korea

For The First Time In History A Self-Made Person Is The Richest In South Korea

08 Jul 2021 @ 4AM PDT

For the first time ever the richest person in Korea is not from the Samsung or Hyundai chaebols, it's a self-made billionaire named Seo Jung-jin, the co-founder of pharmaceutical company Celltrion.

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Had Jeff Bezos Never Gotten Divorced, Today His Net Worth Would Have Topped $300 Billion For The First Time

Had Jeff Bezos Never Gotten Divorced, Today His Net Worth Would Have Topped $300 Billion For The First Time

06 Jul 2021 @ 7PM PDT

Amazon just hit an all-time high. And as such, so did Jeff Bezos' net worth. But it could have been so so so much higher had he never gotten divorced….

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From Great Depression Rags To Multi-Billionaire Vegas Riches. The Incredible Life Story Of Kirk Kerkorian

From Great Depression Rags To Multi-Billionaire Vegas Riches. The Incredible Life Story Of Kirk Kerkorian

04 Jul 2021 @ 11AM PDT

Kirk Kerkorian'srise from Great Depression rags to multi-multi-billionaire is one of the most inspirational life stories ever…

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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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