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 April 15. Read more »
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 20: Read more »
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 expected to “rival those of past years,” with the possibility for Rockettes, chicken and PTJ dressed as the big man. Anyone who goes will surely have their mind blown and all are welcome, free of charge because Tudor is a very generous man. And yet, according to one Greenwich elected official, he’s not giving enough when it comes to celebrating the birth of Christ. Read more »
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 a golf clap for those guys. Read more »
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 the second year in a row WB came in second place. Read more »
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?
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 but no one could’ve prepared us for what it would feel like to see that Stanford, officially, was not named one of the Forbes 400. The incarcerated Ponzier told ABC in April that what’s been so upsetting to him through this entire ordeal of being accused of fraud is not the going to prison part (it’s actually not that bad), not the dragging of his name through the mud, and not the loss of his investors’ trust. What really chafes– and what brought him to tears at the time and probably still now– is that the actions taken by the SEC “deprived” him of being publicly recognized as one of the richest guys in the world. So what you can do right now, Mary Schapiro, is go to hell. Go to hell and die.
And yet! We are pleased to a whole bunch of our favorite money managers made the cut! Despite many of them taking it up the tailpipe last year, they were able to pull through, which brings us immesurable joy. Hopefully their investors can “big picture” it and see things the same way, particularly those in Kensington and Wellington. It’s not all about you. Just be happy for him. Lastly, we’re told PTJ has decided that this achievement will be the thing that finally gets him to make his fantasy of fucking on a bed of fried chicken* a reality. There’s no other way to properly celebrate. Sign up now.
*Or should it be a handy in the bathroom of the Norwalk KFC (his prefered location)? I couldn’t decide.