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January 9, 2019 8:29 PM MacKenzie Bezos Could Become World's Richest Woman After Divorcing Husband

As of now, Francoise Bettencourt Meyers, the granddaughter of the founder of cosmetics manufacturer L’Oreal SA, is the richest woman in the world, with a net worth of $45.6 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, a ranking of the world’s 500 richest people. Neither the Bezoses nor Amazon have commented on the likely division of the couple’s 153

September 28, 2018 4:42 PM There Are $17 Million Diamond-Encrusted Heels on Sale in Dubai

How much is it worth to add some sparkle to your step? Does about $17 million seem reasonable? Well, that’s the price tag on a pair of diamond-covered gold pumps on sale in Dubai right now — and the flashy footwear is causing quite a stir. Two companies collaborated to create the ornate shoes: Jada Dubai, a shoe company that creates a variety of over-the-top 68

September 12, 2018 4:06 PM Usain Bolt toasts zero-gravity with champagne

PARIS (Reuters) - Usain Bolt on Wednesday sprinted through thin air and sipped champagne floating on his back as he enjoyed near zero-gravity conditions in the back of an aircraft performing stomach-lurching parabola dives. The eight-time Olympic champion grinned as he experienced weightlessness in a modified plane normally used for scientific research 114

August 15, 2018 8:13 AM Locked Out: New Zealand Bans Foreigners From Buying Existing Homes

New law is the latest attempt to cool a property market overheated by foreign money New Zealand has lured Asian billionaires, Hollywood filmmakers, and tech entrepreneurs with a liberal immigration policy and light regulation of foreign property purchases. Now, as it tries to cool one of the world’s hottest housing markets, the country is banning foreigners 49

August 15, 2018 1:09 AM Gawker CEO Stands Ground in Thiel Dispute

Nick Denton says media needed as counterbalance to powerful Silicon Valley billionaires RANCHO PALOS VERDES, Calif.—Gawker Media Chief Executive Nick Denton on Thursday fired back at venture capitalist Peter Thiel for secretly funding a “vendetta” lawsuit against him and his company, casting himself as a champion of free speech. “People want to know what the powerful 48

July 13, 2018 12:41 AM Exclusive: Jeff Bezos plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Jeff Bezos’ rocket company plans to charge passengers about $200,000 to $300,000 for its first trips into space next year, two people familiar with its plans told Reuters. Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin’s New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable 167

June 19, 2018 5:24 PM Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Man in the World with a Net Worth of $141 Billion (Sorry, Bill Gates!)

According to Forbes, Bezos’ net worth is now $141 billion. When the list was published in March, his worth was listed as $112 billion. Gates currently has a net worth of $92.5 billion, a small increase from March, when it was at $90 billion. This year, Bezos is the first and only person to ever grace the list with a 12-figure fortune to his name. And, as Forbes 69

May 1, 2018 10:03 AM Slippery Way to Grab a Slice of the Next Google

Equity crowdfunding websites need to serve investors as well as startups Everyone can be a venture capitalist. It is a seductive idea, conjuring up a rarefied world of Silicon Valley billionaires seeding the next Amazon or Airbnb. But “equity crowdfunding” opportunities have yet to prove their value to investors. Equity crowdfunding websites aggregate 39

April 24, 2018 1:03 PM Liverpool vs. Roma: A Champions League Semifinal Made in Boston

With storied soccer teams in their portfolios, American owners of the Red Sox and Celtics prepare to square off in Europe The lunch itself didn’t cost €42 million, but that’s how much it took for the two billionaires to sit down on a sunny Boston afternoon last June. If they were being honest, the whole situation was a little absurd. One of them, John W. Henry 39

April 18, 2018 10:05 PM Satellite Project Draws Airbus, SoftBank, Bill Gates as Investors

EarthNow plans to launch some 500 small satellites to offer video coverage of the world Airbus SE and two of the world’s most recognizable tech billionaires, Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates and SoftBank Group Corp. Chief Executive Masayoshi Son, propose to build and launch some 500 small satellites intended to provide unmatched video coverage of the globe 98