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What 9 Billionaire NBA Owners Are Doing To Help Arena Workers During The NBA Suspension

What 9 Billionaire NBA Owners Are Doing To Help Arena Workers During The NBA Suspension

31 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

The NBA could lose out on $500 million in ticket revenue if the entire season and playoffs are canceled completely. Despite this likelihood, some NBA players have decided to help out the people who would be working in the arenas in which they play.

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How Much Did Paul Allen's Net Worth Grown From 1990 To His Death In 2018?

How Much Did Paul Allen's Net Worth Grown From 1990 To His Death In 2018?

30 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

In 1990, Paul Allen, then 37, was the 56th-richest American, with a net worth of $1.2 billion. That seems like chump change compared to the $20 billion he was worth when he died in 2018, at 65.

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Billionaire Roundup: How Are We All Doing With "Shelter In Place" Orders?

Billionaire Roundup: How Are We All Doing With "Shelter In Place" Orders?

29 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Times like these often bring out the best in people. Like billionaires who've stepped up to help fight this pandemic. Times like these also often bring out the worst in people. This edition of the Billionaire Roundup covers both.

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The Richest Person In The World Every Year, From 1987 to 2020

The Richest Person In The World Every Year, From 1987 to 2020

28 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Since 1987, 33 years ago, there have been just six men who have been, at one point or another, the richest person in the world. You know some of the six names – Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Carlos Slim Helu, and, of course, Jeff Bezos. The other two men are Japanese real estate tycoons.

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Coronavirus Has Doubled Zoom Founder Eric Yuan's Net Worth In A Matter Of Weeks

Coronavirus Has Doubled Zoom Founder Eric Yuan's Net Worth In A Matter Of Weeks

27 Mar 2020 @ 11AM PDT

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan must have extremely mixed feelings about Coronavirus. On the one hand, it's a global tragedy. On the other, it has doubled his net worth.

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Michael Bloomberg Actually Spent Almost $1 Billion On His Brief Presidential Bid

Michael Bloomberg Actually Spent Almost $1 Billion On His Brief Presidential Bid

25 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Bloomberg reportedly spent $500 million on TV ads, another $100 million on digital advertising and tens of millions to employ "media consultants, pollsters and digital strategists."

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Yoshiaki Tsutsumi Was The Richest Man In World In The Late 80s, Then His Empire Crumbled Away

Yoshiaki Tsutsumi Was The Richest Man In World In The Late 80s, Then His Empire Crumbled Away

23 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

In the late 1980s, Yoshiaki Tsutsumi was sitting on top of the world. He was the richest person in the world with a net worth of $20 billion.
And then it all came to a stunning end and Yoshiaki was sent to prison and his empire collapsed.

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The 10 Biggest Billionaire Losers In Stock Market Volatility Have Lost A Combined $76.4 Billion – In A Week

The 10 Biggest Billionaire Losers In Stock Market Volatility Have Lost A Combined $76.4 Billion – In A Week

23 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

The volatility of the stock market right now is insane. Word of advice: do not check your 401K balance. Fears of the coronavirus outbreak and our federal government's rather lukewarm response to the virus has the Dow Jones (and NASDAQ) going nuts.

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Billionaire Princess Presumed To Be Dead Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Corruption

Billionaire Princess Presumed To Be Dead Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Corruption

22 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Gulnara Karimova the daughter of the former tyrannical ruler of Uzbekistan, Islam Karimov. A few years ago, there were rumors circulating that Gulnara was missing and that she'd possibly been poisoned to death. Now, she's been sentenced to 13 years in prison for a $2 billion corruption scandal.

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Mike Bloomberg Pledges $40 Million To Coronavirus Fight Through Foundation

Mike Bloomberg Pledges $40 Million To Coronavirus Fight Through Foundation

22 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Mike Bloomberg might have just dropped half a billion on the most expensive self-funded political campaign in American history, but he's still got at least $40 million left to spare in the now worldwide fight against COVID-19.

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Warren Buffett Says He's Now Working From Home During Coronavirus Restrictions

Warren Buffett Says He's Now Working From Home During Coronavirus Restrictions

21 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Warren Buffett's decision to start working from home came late in the game, and as many of us, he began taking it more seriously as more information came in.

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How Much Has Rupert Murdoch's Net Worth Grown Since 1990?

How Much Has Rupert Murdoch's Net Worth Grown Since 1990?

20 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Today, News Corp. founder Rupert Murdoch has a net worth of $13 billion. He's known as the founder of the Fox News machine and all that goes with that. But back in 1990, he was 59 years old and the 60th richest person in the world with a net worth of $1.1 billion.

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Mark Cuban Shares Advice On How To Avoid Layoffs And Hourly Reductions During Coronavirus Pandemic

Mark Cuban Shares Advice On How To Avoid Layoffs And Hourly Reductions During Coronavirus Pandemic

20 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Cuban kicked things off by inviting who owns a small business to ask him questions through LinkedIn about what to do in the face of the pandemic and the disruption that follows.

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15 Homes In The U.S. Have Sold For $100 Million Or More

15 Homes In The U.S. Have Sold For $100 Million Or More

20 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Over the last few years, ultra high-end real estate has been booming, particularly in Palm Beach, New York City, and Los Angeles. These 16 homes have all sold for at least $100 million.

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Billionaire Jack Ma Pledges 500,000 Coronavirus Tests And A Million Facemasks To US

Billionaire Jack Ma Pledges 500,000 Coronavirus Tests And A Million Facemasks To US

19 Mar 2020 @ 4AM PDT

Ma's statement was brief and to the point, perhaps a small reflection of the urgency of the situation, and in it he cites the experience China has already had with this virus and containing its spread.

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The 30 Richest People In The World 2020

The 30 Richest People In The World 2020

16 Mar 2020 @ 6PM UTC
Who are the richest people in the world? Many of these names, like Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, are familiar, but some will undoubtedly raise eyebrows. We'll also dive into how each of these richest people earned their massive net worths.
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Meet The 28 Billionaires Who Live In Dallas-Fort Worth

Meet The 28 Billionaires Who Live In Dallas-Fort Worth

11 Mar 2020 @ 11AM UTC
The Dallas metropolitan area is also home to 28 billionaires on the list of the richest people on the planet. Dallas has more billionaires than Los Angeles (20) and San Francisco (18), but not as many as New York City (84).
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Paul Singer Attempting To Overthrow Jack Dorsey As CEO Of Twitter

Paul Singer Attempting To Overthrow Jack Dorsey As CEO Of Twitter

10 Mar 2020 @ 11AM UTC
On Monday, March 2, shares of Twitter soared after it was revealed that Paul Singer, the founder of investment management firm Elliott Management bought a $1 billion stake in the social media company. Why? He wants to force CEO Jack Dorsey out of the company.
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Rockstar Energy Drink Founder Russ Weiner Just Got A $4 Billion Check From Pepsi

Rockstar Energy Drink Founder Russ Weiner Just Got A $4 Billion Check From Pepsi

11 Mar 2020 @ 9PM UTC
Rockstar energy drink founder Russ Weiner is now a cash billionaire rockstar badass thanks to today's deal with Pepsi.
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These Are The Richest People In Each State Right Now

These Are The Richest People In Each State Right Now

10 Mar 2020 @ 11AM UTC
You may know who the richest person in the United States is, or even who the wealthiest person in your state is. But do you know who wields the wealth in Iowa or Idaho? There have been a few changes on this list since last year, so let's take a look at the richest person in every state.
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Who Is The Richest Actor In The World?

Who Is The Richest Actor In The World?

08 Mar 2020 @ 11AM UTC
Who is the richest actor in the world? The answer might surprise you.
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Egyptian Billionaire Offers To Buy A Private Island to House And Feed War Refugees

Egyptian Billionaire Offers To Buy A Private Island to House And Feed War Refugees

07 Sep 2015 @ 11AM UTC
An Egyptian billionaire has outlined plans for a private island purchase that's meant to give back to the world community in a major way...
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Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Pledges $100M To Find Space Aliens

Russian Billionaire Yuri Milner Pledges $100M To Find Space Aliens

24 Jul 2015 @ 2PM UTC
Russian billionaire Yuri Milner is putting up $100 million over the next ten years to see if we can find aliens...
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South Africa's Only Black Billionaire Pledges Half Of His Fortune To The Poor

South Africa's Only Black Billionaire Pledges Half Of His Fortune To The Poor

23 Jul 2015 @ 1PM UTC
Africa's only billionaire Patrice Motsepe is giving half of his massive $2.65 billion fortune to charity!
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Mark Zuckerberg Is Now The 9th Richest Person In The World

Mark Zuckerberg Is Now The 9th Richest Person In The World

22 Jul 2015 @ 11PM UTC
After Facebook's stock hit an all-time high this week, 31 year old CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now one of the 10 of the richest people on the planet.
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