The 15 top countries for dollar billionaires, ranked by how many live there

2020-03-01 10:31

The high-end real estate company Knight Frank tallied which territories are home to the most members of the billionaire club. Some may surprise you.

Jeff Bezos raked in R50 billion in 4 days by selling Amazon stock

2020-02-07 16:22

The online-shopping giant's founder and CEO sold more than 1.7 million shares, or about 3% of his total holdings.

A day in the life of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who works up to 60 hours a week and has a squad of 12 employees to help him with social media

2020-01-31 17:08

Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, leads a busy life as the man behind one of the world's top social media platforms.

A day in the life of a personal assistant to the ultra-wealthy, who spends her time tracking down the perfect Cartier watch for a client's wife and planning out a surprise ski trip to the 'Aspen of Japan'

2020-01-26 13:41

Jennifer is one of several personal assistants working at Insignia, a luxury lifestyle management service for millionaires and billionaires.

The world's 22 richest men have more money than all the women in Africa - report

2020-01-20 15:39

A report by Oxfam shows that the in the world have more wealth than 4.6 billion people who make 60 percent of the population - and 22 of them are wealthier than all the women in Africa.

A Japanese billionaire is giving away R129,000 to people on Twitter to see if it boosts their happiness. Research says it might.

2020-01-09 16:19

Maezawa is expected to be the first passenger on SpaceX's moon voyage in 2023. He just sold his fashion business for R12 billion.

Johann Rupert replaces Nicky Oppenheimer as SA’s richest man - growing his net worth by R11 billion in one year

2020-01-06 15:41

Rupert grew his wealth by $0.81 billion, or roughly R11.5 billion, the past year.

15 ways things have changed for billionaires in the past year

2019-12-27 10:28

Public perception has increasingly shifted out of billionaires' favor amid growing income inequality.

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.


Robert F. Smith on becoming the richest black man in America, what companies get wrong about diversity

2020-02-23 17:30

Tech firms need to increase diversity "not because it's the right thing to do, but because it's a business necessity," Smith told Business Insider.

A US billionaire left a waitress a R74,000 tip on a R2,300 bill as part of a viral tipping challenge

2020-02-05 21:48

The "2020 tipping challenge" spread on social media after actor Donnie Wahlberg left his server a $2,020 (R30,000) tip on New Year's Day.

The life and career rise of Snap CEO Evan Spiegel, one of the youngest billionaires in the world

2020-01-30 13:39

Snapchat creator Evan Spiegel is one of the youngest billionaires in the world. Plus, he's married to model Miranda Kerr. Here's how he got his start.

Davos isn't glamorous for everyone. Here's what it's really like to attend the exclusive economic conference that brings billionaires together with business and political leaders from across the globe.

2020-01-23 11:38

Between the long lines, freezing cold weather, and boring panels, the World Economic Forum's annual meeting isn't as exciting as it may seem.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has an unconventional hobby: hunting wild boars with a bow and arrow

2020-01-12 17:21

The Facebook cofounder and CEO has previously challenged himself to only eat meat that he killed, but has since stepped away from that challenge.

Meet secretive Nutella billionaire Giovanni Ferrero, who built a R456 billion fortune off Tic Tacs, Butterfingers, and his namesake chocolates

2020-01-06 18:02

An anonymous executive at The Ferrero Group once compared the company's security measures to those of NASA.

From Kylie Jenner to Baby Shark - bizarre fortunes of world's richest gain R17 trillion

2019-12-28 12:54

A giant social-media presence and a catchy tune about a family of sharks are just a few of the ways that helped fortunes to blossom around the world in 2019.

Inside the fundraisers Silicon Valley's elite billionaire families hosted for Pete Buttigieg, where guests paid R40,000 to dine under a chandelier covered in 1,500 Swarovski crystals

2019-12-17 14:01

The South Bend, Indiana mayor has already gotten donations from 39 billionaires in the first 11 months of 2019.

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.

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