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    There Are 155 More Billionaires Now

    But five fewer in the U.K. And, depending on what happens today, there could be seven fewer still.

    / Sep 18, 2014 at 3:45 PM
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    Forbes Continues To Insult, Slander Prince Alwaleed

    In spite of (or because of?) his protestations last year, Forbes continues to insist that His Royal Highness is worth 50% less than the prince insists he is, thereby denying him his rightful place alongside (and preferably ahead of) Mark Zuckerberg (#21 with $28.5 billion). Instead, Alwaleed (#30 with $20.4 billion) has again been put […]

    / Mar 3, 2014 at 6:53 PM
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    Prince Alwaleed Doesn’t Need You…Prince Alwaleed Doesn’t Need Any Of You!

    The Private Office of His Royal Highness Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and Kingdom Holding Company announce that they have ended their long-standing relationship with the Forbes Billionaires List. The relationship was severed in a letter from His Royal Highness, Chairman of Kingdom Holding Company, to Mr. Steve Forbes the Chairman and […]

    / Mar 4, 2013 at 4:29 PM
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    Bill Ackman Is A Billionaire

    Which is nice, although Carl Icahn is a billionaire 20 times over, and the richest alternative investment fund manager on Earth.

    / Mar 4, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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    Who Wants to Sail in Steerage?

    An Australian billionaire plans to rebuild the Titanic as a seafaring vessel, upon which he will seek to relive the thrill of the days when people knew their place.

    / Feb 27, 2013 at 6:28 PM
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    Thai Billionaire And His Cockfighting Chickens Have An Understanding

    Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont, who started raising hens when he was nine years old, still owns poultry farms as part of his retailing and telecommunication empire. He also raises them for sport. “I never get bored of watching the elegant way they move and their beauty,” Dhanin said during a visit to Chachoengsao province in […]

    / Dec 12, 2012 at 10:44 AM
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    For George Soros, A Private Meeting With The President In New York: Being Pissed On

    By the time that Obama ran for President, in 2008, his relations with the financial industry had grown warmer, and he attracted more donations from Wall Street leaders than John McCain, his Republican opponent, did. Yet this good feeling did not last, despite the government’s bailout of the banking sector. Many financial titans felt that […]

    / Aug 20, 2012 at 12:32 PM
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    Want To Get Your Body Ready For The Boardroom And The Beach? Strap A Saddle To Your Back And You’re Good To Go

    Throughout the week, we’ve been exploring the workout regimens of various billionaires. George Soros gets his elliptical on at Sitaras Fitness, alongside fellow members like Jack Welch and former Amex chairman James D. Robinson III, who can leg-press 900 pounds). Paul Tudor Jones’s wife forces him to practice Ashtanga yoga, though he’s allowed to take the summer off. While the practitioners of these routines may have found them to be enjoyable and effective, they contain the rigor of lifting one’s hand to stuff another chip in one’s mouth when compared to the new workout regimen pioneered by Jesse Itzler, which, we’re calling it now, is poised to take the upper echelons of Wall Street by storm.

    Fueling [billionaire Sara Blakely’s] more impetuous side is her entrepreneurial twin: husband Jesse Itzler, 43, a former rapper from Long Island, who has backed and cofounded a few startups, including Marquis Jet, which sells fractional air-travel time. When I meet him at his midtown Manhattan office, he bounds up the stairs in a sweaty headband, his blond curls dripping. He’s come from an intense cardio workout with a Navy SEAL he hired to move in with him and Sara for a month. (This is more efficient than hiring rickshaws from his office, as he used to do, and paying the driver to be a passenger while he hauled the vehicle all the way home.)

    For what probably amounts to no more than $30/day, you get a 1-2 punch workout, as driving a rickshaw through town would not only tone the lower body but would be tremendously embarrassing for most recognizable millionaires and billionaires. Depending on what route you want to take, in the span of 60 minutes you’ll toughen the body and humble the mind. And if you’re worried about plateauing, don’t be: once you master the rickshaw routine, simply stop by Central Park South and pay a horse drawn carriage driver and his pony to be the passengers while you slap a saddle on your back and pull the cart home. You ass can thank us later.

    Undercover Billionaire: Sara Blakely Joins The Rich List Thanks To Spanx [Forbes]

    / Mar 8, 2012 at 2:46 PM
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    How Many More Billionaires Have To Die By Tainted Cat Before The Ultra-Rich Start Taking The Threat Of Poisoning Seriously?

    The sudden death of a billionaire in southern China is causing police to ask: Was it murder by cat meat? Long Liyuan, 49, died on Dec. 23 in wealthy Guangdong province after sharing a dish of slow boiled cat meat stew, a southern delicacy, with two men over a business lunch. One of the men, […]

    / Jan 4, 2012 at 6:19 PM
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    Who Wants To Put Their Guarantee On Bank Of America’s Box?

    Earlier today on CBNC, Jim Cramer pitched an idea that he thinks could end Bank of America’s problems: beg a billionaire to vouch for you. Just like Goldman Sachs got Warren Buffett and Citi has Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, Bank of America needs someone to get out there and say to the markets, “It’s okay, […]

    / Aug 24, 2011 at 12:44 PM
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    65 Alternative Investment Managers On Forbes Richest Billionaires List

    Paulson! Simons! Soros! Cohen! Icahn!** Tepper! The gang is all here and while making the list might be a ho-hum event for some, for others, like a guy who employs a dancing and singing pig on his household staff it’s a moment they weren’t sure was going to come, had the list been published after […]

    / Mar 10, 2011 at 1:17 PM
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    Carlos Slim Tops Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

    Carlos Slim has been crowned the richest man in the world, by Forbes, with a net worth of $74 billion. Bill Gates clocked in second place, with Warren Buffett backing up the trio. In related news, put your hands up for billionaires in general, whose total wealth rose 25% to $4.5 trillion! Here’s the Top […]

    / Mar 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    Greenwich Selectman Asks Paul Tudor Jones To Bail Out Christmas

    Each year at Christmas, Paul Tudor Jones orchestrates a holiday spectacular on his front lawn, spreading cheer far and wide. People travel from all over to see the display (set to music) and the tradition, which last two full weeks, is much cherished among the residents of Greenwich. As discussed last week, Jones-A-Palooza 2010 is […]

    / Dec 7, 2010 at 10:30 AM
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    Billionaire Vernon Hill Pioneering Customer Service, Pet Insurance

    Are you a man or woman of refined taste based in the UK? Have you been looking for a new bank and require the following: * A grand opening that involve waitresses toting giant trays of ice cream, batons, “dancers sporting vermilion fright wigs parading on stilts,” white balloons embossed with the legend JOIN THE […]

    / Sep 15, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    Billionaires Shamed For Not Signing Up For Gates/Buffett ‘Pledge’

    So, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett has this thing called the “Giving Pledge,” wherein the super rich promise to donate at least half their money to charities. The latest version of the list was recently released and it includes names like Jim Simons, John Arnold, Pete Peterson, Sandy Weill. Please take a moment to offer […]

    / Aug 4, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    Bill Gates To “Top” Warren Buffett Tomorrow?

    Tomorrow, Forbes will release its annual list of the richest billionaires in the world. Who will take the number one and two spots? The CNBC brain trust has crunched some numbers and is guessing it’ll be Gates, followed by Buffett. This is all pretty upsetting to everyone in the Oracle’s camp, as it would mark […]

    / Mar 9, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    Forbes‘ Favorite Billionaires

    Forbes dropped its list of the world’s most powerful billionaires and none other than Hizzoner holds the first spot, thanks to a fortune estimated at $17.5 billion and an ever-growing media empire, and the fact that he doesn’t take shit from anyone. Check out who else made the list. Anyone overlooked?

    / Jan 28, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Allen Stanford Suffers Another Blow, George Soros Not So Much

    This one didn’t come at the hands of a fellow inmate but everyone on the inside would be wise to stay out of Sir Stan’s way to today, as odds are he is in a mood. One word– and I mean one!– and you’re gonna get punched in the mouth. We knew this was coming […]

    / Oct 2, 2009 at 1:29 PM

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