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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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Billionaire John Doerr Donates $1.1 Billion To Stanford For Climate And Sustainability School

Billionaire John Doerr Donates $1.1 Billion To Stanford For Climate And Sustainability School

18 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

This is the second largest donation ever given to a university and it will create the first new school at Stanford in over 70 years.

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Russian Oil Billionaire Reportedly Dies From "Toad Venom Poisoning"

Russian Oil Billionaire Reportedly Dies From "Toad Venom Poisoning"

18 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Whatever the larger story behind these deaths may be, it's truly bizarre to read of a prominent businessman dying in such a strange and unusual way – like something out of a mystery novel.

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Robinhood Co-Founders Are No Longer Billionaires After 80% Stock Drop

Robinhood Co-Founders Are No Longer Billionaires After 80% Stock Drop

11 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

As many of their customers have learned in the last year, the stock market gives… and then she takes away.

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Back In 2013, Elon Musk Came Within An Inch Of Selling Tesla For… $6 Billion

Back In 2013, Elon Musk Came Within An Inch Of Selling Tesla For… $6 Billion

09 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

It might be hard to believe now, but in the early part of 2013, things weren't going too well for Tesla. And Musk approached Google with an unusual proposal.

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Who Were The 10 Richest People In The World In 1991?

Who Were The 10 Richest People In The World In 1991?

09 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

The world sure looked different 30 years ago—but we still had plenty of billionaires. Here are the 10 richest people from back then.

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A Little-Known Ad Tech CEO Made $835 Million In 2021 – More Than Any Other Public Company CEO On The Planet

A Little-Known Ad Tech CEO Made $835 Million In 2021 – More Than Any Other Public Company CEO On The Planet

06 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Should all seven of the package's stock market benchmarks are met by the company, Green could eventually stand to make anywhere from $1.8 billion to $5.2 billion worth of new shares.

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First Flight Of Saudi Prince's $300 Million Private 747 Jet Might Be Straight To A Scrap Yard

First Flight Of Saudi Prince's $300 Million Private 747 Jet Might Be Straight To A Scrap Yard

04 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

A $300 million unused private Boeing 747 built for a Saudi prince might soon make its first flight since being commissioned a decade ago. Its destination? Straight to the scrap yard.

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Elon Musk's Other, Other, Other, Other… Company Was Just Valued At $6 Billion

Elon Musk's Other, Other, Other, Other… Company Was Just Valued At $6 Billion

04 May 2022 @ 4AM PDT

The Boring Company's current ongoing project is 29-mile loop underneath Las Vegas, which is supposed to eventually move 57,000 passengers per hour in cars riding along the tunnel, with 51 stations along the way.

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Gautam Adani Is Now The Fifth-Richest Person On The Planet. His Net Worth Has Increased By $120 Billion In The Last Two Years

Gautam Adani Is Now The Fifth-Richest Person On The Planet. His Net Worth Has Increased By $120 Billion In The Last Two Years

29 Apr 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Not only has Gautam Adani's fortune increased more than any other billionaire in the world in 2022 so far, his explosive wealth growth just allowed him to slide above Warren Buffet as the world's fifth-richest person.

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When A Yacht Is Seized, The Seizing Government Must Pay For Its Maintenance… And That Can Be Quite A Hefty Bill

When A Yacht Is Seized, The Seizing Government Must Pay For Its Maintenance… And That Can Be Quite A Hefty Bill

28 Apr 2022 @ 4AM PDT

When a yacht gets seized, does it just gather dust, rust and barnacles forever? Actually, no. Thanks to a weird quirk, seized yachts will be maintained perfectly by the seizing government… at their expense!

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Here's How Much Jack Dorsey Will Take Home From Twitter's $44 Billion Sale To Elon Musk (It's Not As Much As You'd Guess)

Here's How Much Jack Dorsey Will Take Home From Twitter's $44 Billion Sale To Elon Musk (It's Not As Much As You'd Guess)

25 Apr 2022 @ 1PM PDT

Elon Musk just bought Twitter for $44 billion. At that level, you'd think company co-founder and former CEO Jack Dorsey would be making out like a king… He is doing very well from the deal, but maybe not as well as you'd guess.

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings On Verge Of Losing Billionaire Status After Share Price Plunge

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings On Verge Of Losing Billionaire Status After Share Price Plunge

22 Apr 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Hastings reportedly owns 5.2 million shares of Netflix stock. Back in October of last year, during better days at the company and when its stock price was sitting at a 52-week high of $700 per share, Hastings's own Netflix stake was valued at $3.6 billion.

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Elon Musk Sports A Quarter-Trillion-Dollar Net Worth, But He Still May Not Be Able Afford To Buy Twitter

Elon Musk Sports A Quarter-Trillion-Dollar Net Worth, But He Still May Not Be Able Afford To Buy Twitter

15 Apr 2022 @ 4AM PDT

Elon Musk is worth $250 billion. That's almost exactly six times greater than Twitter's market cap. But! Just because his net worth exceeds his $43 billion Twitter buyout offer by more than $200 billion, some question if Musk can actually afford to make this purchase a reality.

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A $120 Million French Chateau And $7 Billion Worth Of Other Assets Were Just Seized From Roman Abramovich

A $120 Million French Chateau And $7 Billion Worth Of Other Assets Were Just Seized From Roman Abramovich

14 Apr 2022 @ 4AM PDT

The sanctions noose just got MUCH tighter around Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's neck.

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After A Month Of Denials, Germany Finally Seized Alisher Usmanov's $800 Million Yacht, "Dilbar"

After A Month Of Denials, Germany Finally Seized Alisher Usmanov's $800 Million Yacht, "Dilbar"

14 Apr 2022 @ 4AM PDT

According to EU authorities, Alisher Usmanov "indirectly transferred assets" to his sister. One of those assets was the now-sized $800 million yacht known as "Dilbar" -the fourth largest yacht in the world.

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