ARTICLES RELATING TO BILLIONAIRES

The top 15 tax havens around the world

2019-12-07 15:15

A global corporate research group ranked the world's top offshore financial centers. The British Virgin Islands and Taiwan topped the list.

Tech billionaires' net worth has skyrocketed, and it looks like they'll only get richer

2019-11-17 12:12

"Tech billionaires have driven almost a third of the growth in billionaire wealth" over the past five years, a new UBS report found.

200 Hong Kong restaurants have permanently shuttered since the protests started 5 months ago — and the city's richest billionaire just pledged over R300 million to help local eateries

2019-11-01 12:07

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing said that his $25 million gift was intended to "ease the pressure" on Hong Kong's small businesses.

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.

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.

Rupert Murdoch's daughter-in-law bucks the family's conservative reputation, pledging millions to fight climate change

2019-10-19 09:29

Murdoch describes herself as a "radical centrist" and reportedly even pushed Rupert to consider endorsing Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election.

SA billionaires eyeing the Blue Bulls

2019-10-08 19:05

The Blue Bulls Rugby Union has received a joint offer from Remgro and African Rainbow Capital.

How Bill Gates added R236bn to his wealth this year

2019-09-17 22:05

Bill Gates is still in wealth-creation mode.

Inside Jack Ma's 60,000-person retirement party, which was held in an Olympic stadium and featured employee performances that made Ma cry

2019-09-11 21:43

Jack Ma performed Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" with a group of executives on a stage that was pulled around the arena, the Journal reported.

 

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.

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 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.

TAKE A LOOK: Bill Gates visits Khayelitsha

2019-10-25 14:46

Bill Gates – who may be on the verge of becoming the world’s richest person again – visited Khayelitsha in Cape Town on Friday. Take a look at the pics.

More than half of India's 100 richest people lost money in the past year, but the country's richest man got R60 billion richer.

2019-10-19 12:26

While most of India's richest people took hits to their net worths over the past year, Mukesh Ambani grew more than $4 billion richer.

The top 10 cities around the world with the most ultra-wealthy people, ranked

2019-10-12 10:13

Ten cities comprise 18.9% of the world's ultra-wealthy population, according to Wealth-X's 2019 World Ultra Wealth Report. Six of them are in the US.

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.

The oil tycoon that got R29bn richer in a day

2019-09-19 18:19

Billionaire oil baron Harold Hamm just had a very big day.

Rockets, racehorses, rifle collections: Hobbies of the super-rich

2019-09-14 07:43

Gordy & Sons Outfitters in Houston stocks almost anything an outdoors enthusiast could want, from a knife inlaid with 45 000-year-old woolly mammoth tusk fossil to a with a stock made of fine-grained walnut. The knife costs about R22 500 while the rifle costs R3.6m.

A Beijing skyscraper that's meant to look like a dragon and previously belonged to a fugitive billionaire just sold for R11.1 billion — a mere 40% of its reported value

2019-09-01 14:32

Pangu Plaza is a 629-foot-tall building that was designed by architect Li Zuyuan. It was built to resemble a dragon.

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