Billionaires' success boils down to a set of 3 personality traits that aren't directly tied to intelligence, a new report says

2019-12-01 10:48

Intelligence isn't what makes billionaires successful, a new report by investment bank UBS and PricewaterhouseCoopers found.

A 77-year-old Scottish oil tycoon used his time on stage at a high-profile NYC philanthropy event to reprimand American billionaires for failing to donate money to countries outside the US

2019-10-30 09:14

Americans gave $427.71 billion to US charities in 2018, but only $22.88 billion went to international causes.

For the first time ever, there are more ultra-wealthy people in China than the US — and America's growing wealth gap may be partially to blame

2019-10-23 06:41

In 2018, China was home to more members of the global top 10% than the US for the first time in history, according to a new report by Credit Suisse.

The cofounders of Juul have both lost their billionaire status

2019-10-06 14:12

Juul is now worth R336 billion, down from its previous valuation R570 billion after an investment from tobacco maker Altria in December 2018.

20 rags to riches stories that will blow your mind

2019-07-14 07:18

Before they became some of the most famous and richest people in the world, these celebrities and entrepreneurs endured hardship and struggles.

Why a billionaire's secret emails to a reporter aren't off limits

2019-05-02 16:16

A probe into the leak of a confidential $15bn takeover plan has thrown a spotlight on the confidentiality of journalists' sources - and just how aggressive investigators can be.

Rupert Murdoch is worth R273 billion and has been married 4 times — here's how he went from operating a small Australian paper to helming one of the biggest networks in the world

2019-03-13 11:30

Rupert Murdoch inherited a string of Australian newspapers from his father at 22. He's since grown his assets into a multibillion-dollar empire.

Kylie Cosmetics has officially earned Kylie Jenner the world's youngest billionaire title

2019-03-06 11:46

Kylie Jenner has become the world's youngest billionaire thanks to her beauty empire, Kylie Cosmetics, which is reportedly valued at at least $900 million (R12.7 billion).

The richest person in the world added more money to his fortune in 2018 than any other billionaire

2019-01-06 15:21

The Amazon CEO is the only billionaire on Bloomberg's Billionaires Index with a 12-figure net worth.

A top SA billionaire and Ramaphosa ally may be on his way out – 12 things you need to know about Ivan Glasenberg

2018-10-22 18:37

Bloomberg reported that Ivan Glasenberg may be planning to retire in the next three to five years.


The secretive family of Dutch billionaires who used to control Ray-Ban got as much as R59 billion richer this year, and no one knows how they'll spend the money

2019-11-04 17:36

The Van der Vorms built the majority of their $11.2 billion fortune off a cruise line that Willem Van der Vorms sold to Carnival for $625 million in 1988, according to The New York Times.

A billionaire who signed the Giving Pledge in 2012 said Bill Gates' philanthropy pact isn't 'growing as rapidly as we hoped'

2019-10-26 10:16

Billionaire Leonard Tow's remarks come as the ultra-wealthy face heightened criticism over their philanthropic works — or lack thereof.

Got R2.9bn? A superyacht once owned by an international fugitive is for sale

2019-10-21 17:22

A 91m luxury yacht once owned by Malaysia’s fugitive financier Low Taek Jho is back on the market.

These 10 billionaires have all gone broke or declared bankruptcy — read the wild stories of how they lost their fortunes

2019-07-24 08:41

These billionaires were on top of the world before declaring bankruptcy or losing a majority of their money.

The richest man in Hong Kong just pledged to cover 5 years of tuition for an entire university class, and it's going to cost him more than R1 billion

2019-06-19 20:30

Li Ka-Shing's announcement comes a month after US philanthropist Robert F. Smith pledged to pay off the student debt of US college Morehouse's class of 2019.

I visited the most expensive neighborhood in the world's most expensive city — a billionaire enclave where where Alibaba founder Jack Ma may have bought a R2 billion mansion

2019-03-23 15:43

The Peak is the most expensive neighborhood in Hong Kong, the world's most expensive city, and home to billionaires — including, possibly, Jack Ma.

Billionaire yacht owners are desperately seeking advice to protect their priceless art from flying champagne corks and corn-flake stains

2019-03-10 15:05

There are super yachts with "better collections than some national museums." Pandora Mather-Lees helps the rich keep art safe at sea for a €295 a day.

Bill Gates has a trampoline room in his R1,7 billion mansion complex

2019-03-01 10:27

Gates told Redditors about the special room in an "Ask Me Anything" session on the platform on Monday.

A billionaire vanished for 400 days and his empire boomed

2018-12-16 17:01

More than a year ago, he vanished into the Ritz-Carlton in Riyadh, along with dozens of Saudi princes and businessmen.

Africa's youngest billionaire freed as police pursue kidnappers

2018-10-20 15:03

A Tanzanian billionaire industrialist who was abducted about nine days ago was released unharmed.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.