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.

One of the richest people in Hong Kong has lost R15 billion over the course of the 10-week protests, and now he's joining the chorus of wealthy citizens calling for the protests to end

2019-08-15 09:53

Protests have disrupted life in Hong Kong for 10 weeks, closing streets, causing volatility in the stock market, and disrupting flights.

Mozambique sues French-Lebanese billionaire over debt scandal - sources

2019-08-04 17:53

Mozambique has started legal action against a French-Lebanese billionaire, Iskandar Safa, whose shipbuilding company is at the heart of a $2 billion debt scandal, officials said Friday.

China's new tech market just minted 3 billionaires in a single day, and it might be a turning point after a rocky year for the country's wealthiest people

2019-07-25 14:42

The additions to the billionaire population follow a rocky 2018 for the world's wealthiest. China ended the year with 15.7% fewer billionaires.

The world's richest women - and how long it'll take them to catch up with Jeff Bezos

2019-07-23 22:11

Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates are the world's first two centi-billionaires. But if the richest women in the world want to catch up with them, most will have to wait till they're over 100 years old.

Richard Branson, who turned 69, is sitting on a R55 billion fortune but reportedly wears the same jeans every day — see how the eccentric billionaire spends his money

2019-07-20 16:57

Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, has an estimated net worth of $4 billion. When he spends his money indulgently, it's to make money in return.

More questions around sex trafficking accused billionaire Jeffrey Epstein

2019-07-09 19:00

Billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has found himself accused of running a sex-trafficking ring that lured dozens of young women to his home. But there are other questions, too, including how he made his money.

Steven Spielberg is one of the wealthiest filmmakers in the world. Take a look at what the billionaire's life is really like

2019-06-30 09:15

Steven Spielberg, who directed blockbusters like "Jaws," has owned real estate in California, NYC, and the Hamptons. Here's how he spends his fortune.


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.

Pharma big shots the Sacklers to remain billionaires if Purdue settles opioid lawsuits

2019-08-29 11:51

The Sackler family - once known as global philanthropists backed by a fortune made from opioids and other drugs - may lose most of their wealth if they agree to an $11.5bn settlement to resolve lawsuits against them and their Purdue Pharma.

The next Epstein drama: Fighting over his mysterious estate

2019-08-12 21:11

With opulent homes, a Caribbean island and a private jet to Jeffrey Epstein’s name, the battle to claim his assets is on.

Hong Kong's richest lose $19bn as protests lash stocks

2019-08-05 15:37

Hong Kong’s wealthiest are feeling the pain from nine weeks of protests that have jammed the financial hub’s streets, weighed on growth and battered local stock prices.

Buffett backs off stock rally as his cash pile hits $122bn

2019-08-04 16:36

Warren Buffett’s distaste for overpaying is winning out over his frustration with sitting on a lot of cash.

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.

Bernard Arnault is the second richest person in the world with a fortune of R1.5 trillion — here are 13 quotes that reveal his philosophy on money, success, and power

2019-07-23 09:01

Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of LVMH, leapfrogged Bill Gates on the list of the world's richest people this week.

Bill Gates just lost his ranking as the world's 2nd-richest person

2019-07-17 21:28

Bernard Arnault, the CEO of LVMH, is now more than $200 million richer than Bill Gates, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

What George Soros' life is really like: How the former hedge-fund manager built his R166 billion fortune

2019-06-30 13:03

Former hedge-fund manager George Soros is the 178th-richest person on the planet, with a net worth of approximately $8.3 billion.

Elon Musk is worth about R314billion — here's how the notorious workaholic makes and spends his fortune

2019-06-29 10:10

Tesla's Elon Musk turned 48 on June 28. He's a notorious workaholic who doesn't spend on lavish vacations or flashy hobbies.

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