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Richard Branson’s 17-Year Journey Into Space: How The Virgin Founder Became First Billionaire To Fly Own Rocket
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Richard Branson’s 17-Year Journey Into Space: How The Virgin Founder Became First Billionaire To Fly Own Rocket


On Sunday, the billionaire daredevil pulled off his biggest stunt of all - making the journey to outer space on his company’s spaceship. There was a buzz of energy at Spaceport America, the giant installation in the desert near Truth…


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Amazon

Here’s How Rich Jeff Bezos Got As Amazon’s CEO


Today is Jeff Bezos’ last day as Amazon CEO, ending a remarkable 27-year run that saw the e-commerce giant become one of the most valuable public companies in the world, with a market capitalization of $1.8 trillion. In the process, his…


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Australia And France Are The Latest Countries To Prioritize Olympic Athletes For Covid-19 Vaccine

Australia And France Are The Latest Countries To Prioritize Olympic Athletes For Covid-19 Vaccine


Olympic athletes in Australia and France will be part of a higher priority group for getting the Covid-19 vaccine, the countries’ governments said Tuesday, part of a growing collection of nations that are trying to ensure athletes…


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He was inspired to play golf at Harvard after seeing love story, built two billion-dollar companies and designed and created acclaimed hotels in Uruguay. Oh, and his vineyard in chile won best winery experience on the planet. Meet the "Most…


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France Eases Travel Ban On U.K., But Covid-19 Testing Rules Cause Massive Backlog At Border

France Eases Travel Ban On U.K., But Covid-19 Testing Rules Cause Massive Backlog At Border

France has agreed to allow freight and passengers who have tested negative for Covid-19 to enter its shores from the U.K., easing a two-day blanket ban on all arrivals from the country that left thousands of truck drivers stranded near the…


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Zoom Founder Eric Yuan’s Fortune Falls $3.1 Billion As Stock Plunges Following Earnings Report

Zoom Founder Eric Yuan’s Fortune Falls $3.1 Billion As Stock Plunges Following Earnings Report

Despite yet again topping quarterly earnings expectations, Zoom Video Communications saw its stock fall 15.4% on Tuesday amid signs that the company’s astronomical growth rate could finally slow down. The drop in the share price…


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Billionaire Philip Green Continues To Fight As His Arcadia Retail Empire Denies Reports Of Imminent Collapse

Billionaire Philip Green Continues To Fight As His Arcadia Retail Empire Denies Reports Of Imminent Collapse

Billionaire Sir Philip Green is facing yet another crisis over reports in the U.K. that his retail empire was set to become a major business casualty of the Covid-19 pandemic. Sky News reported today that after failing to…


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Elon Musk Passes Mark Zuckerberg To Become The World’s Fourth Richest Person

Elon Musk Passes Mark Zuckerberg To Become The World’s Fourth Richest Person

Tesl TSLA +10.2% a’s billionaire cofounder and CEO, Elon Musk, overtook Facebook FB -1.1% CEO Mark Zuckerberg to become the world’s fourth-richest person on Wednesday, as Tesla’s…


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Billionaire wealth smashes $10 trillion record during pandemic, reports UBS

A report released this morning by UBS and PwC reveals that billionaire wealth broke the $10 trillion mark during the Covid pandemic. The finding from “Riding The Storm: Market Turbulence Accelerates Diverging Fortunes,” which…


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Bill Gates: U.S. Needs To 'Own Up To The Fact That We Didn't Do A Good Job'

Bill Gates: U.S. Needs To 'Own Up To The Fact That We Didn't Do A Good Job'

The United States needs to "own up to the fact that we didn't do a good job" up until this point of the Covid-19 pandemic, billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates said during a Fox News Sunday interview, adding that the slow…


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Gates Foundation Donates $150 Million To Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine To Developing Nations As They Struggle With Accelerating Pandemic

Gates Foundation Donates $150 Million To Distribute Covid-19 Vaccine To Developing Nations As They Struggle With Accelerating Pandemic

As Covid-19 cases continue to increase in developing countries, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has donated $150 million to the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, Serum Institute of India, to provide up to 100 million Covid-19…


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Elon Musk Is Now The Fifth Richest Person In The World

Elon Musk Is Now The Fifth Richest Person In The World

Elon Musk's meteoric rise up the Forbes Billionaire List has continued this month, as he’s ascended past luminaries such as Warren Buffett and Steve Ballmer. As of Monday afternoon, Musk's net worth surpassed $74…


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Italian Billionaire Marina Caprotti Cements Control Over Her Family’s Supermarket Firm Esselunga

Nearly four years ago, the death of supermarket billionaire Bernardo Caprotti set off a yearslong family struggle over his will and the control of Esselunga, the Italian supermarket chain he founded in 1957 with Nelson Rockefeller…


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Billionaire Branson Back From The Brink: Virgin Group Moves Closer To $1.3 Billion Needed To Rescue Empire

After months of uncertainty, billionaire Sir Richard Branson has all but seen off a threat that brought his Virgin business empire to its knees. Following reports this week that Virgin Group has raised $250 million to prop up Virgin…


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Diesel Spill Could Cost Billionaire Potanin $4 Billion - Russia’s Richest Man To ‘Clean Up’ His Own Mess

Russia’s richest man, Vladimir Potanin of metal and mining giant Norilsk Nickel, has held a “frank” conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin over the massive fuel spill in the Ambarnaya river late last…


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Twenty years ago, on the last day of October, billionaire twins Frederick and David Barclay knelt side-by-side before the Queen of England, her sword in hand. Frederick, born ten minutes before his younger brother, was first, David…


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Wall Street rallied on Friday after a better-than-expected jobs report revealed that the United States added 2.5 million jobs in May–the largest such increase on record. The S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Index ended the day up…


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He coufounded one of Russia's biggest private banks, sat in the upper house for nearly a decade and launched an ambitious charity in Ethiopia. Now Monaco resident Vitaly Malkin takes on the role of published author. You might not like what…


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Richard Branson, Lost In Space: Billionaire To Sell Virgin Galactic Shares As Cost Of Coronavirus Mounts

Richard Branson, Lost In Space: Billionaire To Sell Virgin Galactic Shares As Cost Of Coronavirus Mounts

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson is set to sell as much as $400 million of his shares  in Virgin Galactic as the mounting cost of the coronavirus pandemic threatens to cripple his business empire. In a statement to the New York…


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U.K.’s Royal Mail Available ‘On The Cheap’ As Czech Billionaire Takes A Chunk Of 500-Year-Old Company

Billionaire Daniel Křetínský of the Czech Republic has purchased a 5.3% stake in the U.K.’s national postal service and courier company Royal Mail. Regulatory filings on Monday confirm that Křetínský’s…


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Billionaire Tracker: Actions The World’s Wealthiest Are Taking In Response To The Coronavirus Pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic has reached nearly every corner of the world, some of the planet’s wealthiest are helping the global effort to combat the COVID-19 outbreak and do what they can for the economy.  Some tech tycoons, like…


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By weaving together tradition and trendiness, LVMH's Bernard Arnault has created the world's largest luxury empire and a $100 billion fortune. Now he is ready to scale up. “Bernard Arnault inspires me,” says Sheron Barber.…


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