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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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More Than $500 Million Has Been Recovered Since The Release Of The Panama Papers

More Than $500 Million Has Been Recovered Since The Release Of The Panama Papers

18 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

Since the Panama Papers revelations, more than $500 million has been seized by tax authorities across three continents.

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The Co-Founder Of Ripple Lost $44 Billion In The Last Two Days

The Co-Founder Of Ripple Lost $44 Billion In The Last Two Days

17 Jan 2018 @ 6PM PST

The Winklevoss brothers may have raised eyebrows by losing $700 million in the last 48 hours, but the co-founder of Ripple just blew them (and everyone else in the cryptocurrency world) out of the water.

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Selling 29% Of His Stake In The Company…How Much Is That Worth?

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Is Selling 29% Of His Stake In The Company…How Much Is That Worth?

14 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick claims he's never sold any of his shares in the company…until now.

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From Ex-Con To Billionaire Used Car Baron: The Ernest Garcia II Story

From Ex-Con To Billionaire Used Car Baron: The Ernest Garcia II Story

14 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

Surely you've seen ads for or driven past a location of DriveTime. It is the fourth largest used car dealer in the United States. DriveTime is the brainchild of 60-year-old convicted felon Ernest Garcia II.

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Pipeline Tycoon Kelcy Warren Hasn't Faced Much Competition…Until Now

Pipeline Tycoon Kelcy Warren Hasn't Faced Much Competition…Until Now

13 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

For years, pipeline baron Kelcy Warren and his company have run unchecked – with no major competitors, the company has snapped up project after project and added to Kelcy's impressive $6.4 billion fortune. And then Kevin Kaiser came along.

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Billionaires Jack and Laura Dangermond Make $165M Donation To Preserve A Piece Of California Coastline

Billionaires Jack and Laura Dangermond Make $165M Donation To Preserve A Piece Of California Coastline

10 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

The land being preserved thanks to Jack and Laura Dangermond is the Cojo/Jalama Ranch at Point Conception, which can actually be seen from outer space as an inward bend of the California coast.

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Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Just Topped $105 Billion And That Makes Him The Richest Person Of All Time (Sort Of)

Jeff Bezos' Net Worth Just Topped $105 Billion And That Makes Him The Richest Person Of All Time (Sort Of)

09 Jan 2018 @ 11AM PST

Amazon's stock continues its march upward. Today Jeff Bezos' net worth topped $105 billion. In a way, that makes him the richest person in history. Here's the full story…

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The Key To Winklevoss Twins' $1.6 Billion Bitcoin Fortune Is Spread Across Multiple Bank Vaults

The Key To Winklevoss Twins' $1.6 Billion Bitcoin Fortune Is Spread Across Multiple Bank Vaults

09 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

The twins printed off their shared Bitcoin key, cut it into multiple segments, and stored each segment in different safe deposit boxes in banks across the United States.

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Billionaire Roundup: Baby It's Cold Outside

Billionaire Roundup: Baby It's Cold Outside

08 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

The richest man in Arizona rang in the New Year and then decided to check out. Another billionaire is so paranoid that he armed his car with deadly weapons. And finally, you know the old saying, the rich keep getting richer? That is definitely true for one Kiwi billionaire.

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Chile Elects A Billionaire President

Chile Elects A Billionaire President

08 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

The trend of billionaires winning elections across the globe continues. Chile has just elected Sebastian Pinera president. He was previously president of the South American country from 2010 to 2014

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Apple CEO Tim Cook No Longer Flies Commercial, Travels By Private Planes Only

Apple CEO Tim Cook No Longer Flies Commercial, Travels By Private Planes Only

07 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

While jetting around on his private plane, Cook will be theoretically sharing the skies with fellow CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Bob Iger of Disney, both of whom rely exclusively on private planes for air travel according to similar SEC filings by their own companies.

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These 5 Billionaires Were The Biggest Gainers Of 2017

These 5 Billionaires Were The Biggest Gainers Of 2017

07 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

2017 was a good year for billionaires. The U.S. stock market was soaring and our favorite billionaires saw their fortunes rise exponentially.

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This Is Just How Many Billions The Rich Could Save From The Estate Tax Repeal

This Is Just How Many Billions The Rich Could Save From The Estate Tax Repeal

05 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

The new tax bill could mean that the heirs' to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos's fortune would pocket an extra $32.6 billion dollars.

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Coffee Heir Makes Billions With Early Bet On Invisalign

Coffee Heir Makes Billions With Early Bet On Invisalign

03 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

With the kind of kind of inheritance Gordon Gund received from his father, he could have sat back and let a relaxed life of luxury. He didn't.

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How One Of The Biggest Family Fortunes Of All Time Was Lost Within A Few Generations

How One Of The Biggest Family Fortunes Of All Time Was Lost Within A Few Generations

02 Jan 2018 @ 4AM PST

The Vanderbilt family is one of America's oldest "old money" families. They rose to great wealth during the Gilded Age in the latter part of the 19th century and within just a few generations, were totally broke.

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How Much Longer Can Bill Gates Hang Onto The Title Of The World's Richest Person? (Updated Answer: He Already Lost It)

How Much Longer Can Bill Gates Hang Onto The Title Of The World's Richest Person? (Updated Answer: He Already Lost It)

30 Oct 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Jeff Bezos is only $1 billion poorer than Bill Gates. How long will it be before he is crowned the world's richest man?
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This Is How Much The .01% Pay Staff To Keep Their Households Running

This Is How Much The .01% Pay Staff To Keep Their Households Running

27 Dec 2017 @ 12PM UTC
These are the 26 most common positions the ultra-affluent hire to keep their personal and professional lives as efficient as possible.
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Billionaire Larry Ellison's Latest Investment: A Lake Tahoe Resort Once Owned By Frank Sinatra

Billionaire Larry Ellison's Latest Investment: A Lake Tahoe Resort Once Owned By Frank Sinatra

19 Nov 2017 @ 12PM UTC
Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is dropping $35.8 million on a historic California resort and casino.
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Donald Trump Lost $600 Million Over Past Year

Donald Trump Lost $600 Million Over Past Year

21 Oct 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Overall, the rich are getting richer. The net worths of Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg are on the rise. Donald Trump's, however, is on the decline.
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If All Goes According To Plan, By 2020, Michael Jordan's Annual Nike Royalty Check Will Be RIDICULOUS!

If All Goes According To Plan, By 2020, Michael Jordan's Annual Nike Royalty Check Will Be RIDICULOUS!

07 Jul 2017 @ 5PM UTC
The amount of money Michael Jordan could potentially make from Jordan-brand royalties is absolutely mind boggling.
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How Does Bill Gates Spend His Day?

How Does Bill Gates Spend His Day?

28 Aug 2017 @ 11AM UTC
We were wondering how the richest man in the world spends his typical day, so we did a little research into how Bill Gates moves through his day.
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Jeff Bezos Lost $6 Billion Yesterday

Jeff Bezos Lost $6 Billion Yesterday

29 Jan 2016 @ 7PM UTC
Ouch. After one bad earnings announcement, $6 billion evaporates...
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Who Is Rihanna's Billionaire Saudi Boyfriend Hassan Jameel?

Who Is Rihanna's Billionaire Saudi Boyfriend Hassan Jameel?

07 Jul 2017 @ 11AM UTC
Rihanna has been seen canoodling with a mystery man. Who is her new boyfriend?
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What Are Jeff Bezos' Secrets To Success?

What Are Jeff Bezos' Secrets To Success?

15 Nov 2017 @ 12PM UTC
Jeff Bezos is the founder and CEO of Amazon, owns The Washington Post, and is the richest person in the world. So how did he do it?
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Billionaire Going Through Divorce From Wife Of 58 Years Claims To Be "Broke"

Billionaire Going Through Divorce From Wife Of 58 Years Claims To Be "Broke"

14 Dec 2017 @ 12PM UTC
You might think that billionaire real estate developer Harry Macklowe was a magician because of the way he has made more than $500 million disappear during the course of his acrimonious divorce from his wife of 58 years.
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