I write all sorts of things. Now: Bloomberg News reporter. Before: lots of bylines--Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Esquire, WaPost Mag, WSJ & places that no longer exist

Mark Zuckerberg Is Now Richer Than the Richest Walton

bloomberg.com — Friends are more valuable than family this week, at least as far as net worth goes. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg vaulted past the four members of the Walton family this week to become the 11 th richest person on Earth. The 31-year old entrepreneur had a $38.6 billion fortune as of the end of trading Tuesday.

Susan Hirt Hagen, Billionaire Erie Indemnity Heiress, Dies at 79

bloomberg.com — Susan Hirt Hagen, the billionaire heiress to Erie Indemnity Co. and the company's largest individual shareholder, has died. She was 79. Hagen, the daughter of car insurance pioneer Henry Orth Hirt, died Monday, according to a statement from Erie, which is based in the Pennsylvania community of the same name.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge, but other billionaires' promises not always met

ocregister.com — In the five years since Bill Gates and Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge, 193 individuals have made the simple promise to give more than half of their fortune away in life or in death. Last week, another 16 people joined the initiative, including Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya and Scottish oil baron Ian Wood.

Bill Gates, Warren Buffett bask in pledge's glow - but one detail gets overlooked

smh.com.au — Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett have seen more billionaires over the years join their Giving Pledge initiative. Photo: Reuters In the five years since Bill Gates and Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge, 193 individuals have made the simple promise to give more than half of their fortune away in life or in death.

Pledge Aside, Dead Billionaires Don't Have to Give Away Half Their Fortune

bloomberg.com — In the five years since Bill Gates and Warren Buffett created the Giving Pledge, 193 individuals have made the simple promise to give more than half of their fortune away in life or in death. This week, another 16 people joined the initiative, including Chobani yogurt founder Hamdi Ulukaya and Scottish oil baron Ian Wood.

Carl Icahn Billionaire Apple

bloomberg.com — Agitating U.S. investor Carl Icahn made a public plea to Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook to begin buying back shares with the aim of making the world's most valuable company even more so. Icahn pulled from his usual playbook with an open letter and his Twitter feed to get Cook's attention.

The Koch Brothers Lost More Than $1 Billion Yesterday. Each

finance.yahoo.com — Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch each lost $1.1 billion on Tuesday, a drop that might devastate even the wealthiest of the one percent. Because the drops represent a loss of paper value based on market conditions that affect assets in their closely held Koch Industries, they are not likely to alter the Kochs' plans to spend $900 million to elect a Republican president in next year's election.

The Koch Brothers Lost More Than $1 Billion Yesterday. Each

bloomberg.com — Billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch each lost $1.1 billion on Tuesday, a drop that might devastate even the wealthiest of the one percent. For the Kochs, the fifth- and sixth-richest people on earth, it represents just 2 percent of their individual fortunes. Some perspective for the rest of us?

Bill Gross's 'Staggering' Gift Puts Him Just Shy of the World's Most Generous Billionaires

bloomberg.com — Giving away $700 million of his fortune has put billionaire bond investor Bill Gross among the world's top donors but still leaves him just shy of the most charitable billionaires on earth. Gross's self-disclosed giving represented about a quarter of his $2.7 billion fortune on the day he made the announcement, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Sam Adams Creator Becomes Billionaire as Craft Beer Rises

bloomberg.com — Sept. 9 (Bloomberg) -- Armed with a family recipe and a flair for marketing, C. James "Jim" Koch popularized craft beer in the U.S. and turned Boston Beer Co. into the third-largest American-owned brewery. It also made him a billionaire, as sales of his flagship Samuel Adams brand helped Boston Beer shares double in the past year and reach a record high Friday.
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Jul 02, 2015

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Jul 02, 2015

Steve Schwarzman, #billionaire chairman of Blackstone, has $12.8 billion fortune and predicts "strong yes" in #Greece bloom.bg/1LCNJtP

Jul 02, 2015

MT @greenhousenyt: !!! Per Se, NYC restaurant famous for $300-plus prix fixe menu busted for stealing waiters' tips. ag.ny.gov/pdfs/PER_SE_AO…

Jul 02, 2015

RT @alexblack8888: @bpcoffey @monteburke @MG_Miller @business Those are still some substantial amounts given. $460 million is no joke.

Jul 01, 2015

Wow. Nick Winton saved hundreds of children form Nazis and never mentioned it till 1998. nyti.ms/1R4Xrd2

Jul 01, 2015

Warren Buffett has lost $6.8 billion this year, most among world's 200 richest people bloomberg.com/billionaires/l… pic.twitter.com/tVOUx99hqE

Jul 01, 2015

With 2015 half over, 29 tycoons have lost more than $1 billion. 65 gained more than $1 billion bloomberg.com/billionaires/l… pic.twitter.com/FpWnO8Q827

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