I cover billionaires at Bloomberg. You overlooked my byline in Forbes, I missed you while I was freelance. I have no special talent, just more desire.

The Four Companies That Control the 147 Companies That Own Everything

forbes.com — There may be 147 companies in the world that own everything, as colleague Bruce Upbin points out and they are dominated by investment companies as Eric Savitz rightly points out. But it's not you and I who really control those companies, even though much of our money is in them.

Youngest Oil Tycoon Finds Fortune After Washout as Trader

businessweek.com — When he left Midland, Texas, in 1997, Bryan Sheffield didn't plan on returning. His father and grandfather both had earned their fortunes drilling wells in this flat, dusty landscape, living through oil industry booms and busts. Sheffield aimed for a career in finance. After earning an undergraduate business degree, he moved to Chicago and traded futures.

Youngest Oil Tycoon Finds Fortune After Washout as Trader

bloomberg.com — When he left Midland, Texas, in 1997, Bryan Sheffield didn't plan on returning. His father and grandfather both had earned their fortunes drilling wells in this flat, dusty landscape, living through oil industry booms and busts. Sheffield aimed for a career in finance. After earning an undergraduate business degree, he moved to Chicago and traded futures.

Silicon Valley billionaire Carl Berg is developing prostate cancer test

biznews.com — Silicon Valley real estate billionaire Carl Berg (pictured) thinks he has found a better prostate cancer test, and he's investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it to market. His company, Berg LLC, plans to introduce a blood-based test that promises to detect more accurately who'll develop the cancer, including the millions of men who show signs of the malady yet may never develop it.

Billionaire Carl Berg developing prostate cancer test

sfgate.com — Silicon Valley real estate billionaire Carl Berg thinks he’s found a better prostate cancer test, and he’s investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it to market. The closely held company has collected hundreds of thousands of tissue samples from the Defense Department and analyzed the trillions of protein and gene combinations to find common markers.

Billionaire Berg Funds New Prostate Test With Apple Rent

bloomberg.com — Silicon Valley real estate billionaire Carl Berg thinks he's found a better prostate cancer test and he's investing hundreds of millions of dollars to bring it to market. Berg LLC plans to introduce a blood-based test that promises to more accurately detect who'll develop the cancer, including the millions of men who show signs of the malady yet may never develop it.

H. Gary Morse, Billionaire Behind Florida’s Villages, Dies at 77

bloomberg.com — H. Gary Morse, the billionaire builder of one of the world's largest retirement communities, the Villages in central Florida, has died. He was 77. He died last night, according to a report in the Villages Daily Sun. No cause was given.

Billionaire Spurned by Buffett Pursues Global Wi-Fi Network

bloomberg.com — James "Jay" Monroe III isn't in a rush. Dressed in blue jeans and a monogrammed white dress shirt, the investor sips ice water and pauses to greet Dakota, his Great Dane-blue heeler mix who bounds through the Union Pacific Freighthouse in downtown Denver.

Billionaire Allen Increases Ebola Pledge to $100 Million

bloomberg.com — Paul Allen increased his pledge to combat Ebola to $100 million today as technology billionaires flock to fund programs seeking to control the spread of the disease. The money will be used to make and develop two medevac containment units that can be used by the U.S.

Billionaire Allen Increases Ebola Pledge to $100 Million

businessweek.com — Bloomberg News Paul Allen increased his pledge to combat Ebola to $100 million today as technology billionaires flock to fund programs seeking to control the spread of the disease. The money will be used to make and develop two medevac containment units that can be used by the U.S.
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Meredith Whitney’s Hedge Fund Said to Be in Turmoil bloom.bg/1wUIMEu via @business

Dec 19, 2014

This is beautifully done: Our climate is suffering. Here's what we can do. #GlobalView bloombergview.com/interactives/c… via @BV

Dec 19, 2014

RT @foodandwine: Someone is playing secret Santa to fast-food workers in Massachusetts. oak.ctx.ly/r/27kvr #FWx pic.twitter.com/TOBg6gjbEK

Dec 19, 2014

RT @Birdyword: How much a home in London's most expensive borough costs in rubles. It's been a tough year. pic.twitter.com/ElDzr9JCyC

Dec 18, 2014

We r gonna be good for a long time! Boston College, Steve Addazio Agree To New Deal Through 2020 bcinterruption.com/boston-college… via @bcinterruption

Dec 18, 2014

C'mon, @mlb, El Duque would start over Livan. Putting together the All-Cuban defector team m.mlb.com/news/article/1… via @mlb

Dec 18, 2014

Hoo-boy! We just updated the Bloomberg Billionaires Index: Larry Ellison made $3.9 billion today, most in the world. He's worth $49.1B now.

Dec 18, 2014

NY to ban fracking. #Billionaire Phil Anschutz one of top gas producers in state, with 1.69 MCF, per state data bloomberg.com/billionaires/2…

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