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Bezos Adds More Than $7 Billion to Fortune

finance.yahoo.com — Jeff Bezos added more than $7 billion to his personal fortune this morning after shares of Amazon.com Inc. surged more than $75. The chairman and largest shareholder of the world's biggest Internet retailer lifted his wealth to $50.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Bezos Adds More Than $7 Billion to Fortune as Amazon Surges

bloomberg.com — Jeff Bezos added more than $7 billion to his personal fortune this morning after shares of Amazon.com Inc. surged more than $75. The chairman and largest shareholder of the world's biggest Internet retailer lifted his wealth to $50.5 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Jul 24, 2015

Jeff Bezos would the 200th richest-person in the world if you only counted the money he made this morning bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 24, 2015

Jeff Bezos made $7 billion this morning. Seven. billion. Over breakfast. bloom.bg/1gSrpR8 via @bpcoffey

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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.
Jun 08, 2015

Those billionaires who pledged to give away half their money? Turns out they're not so giving ocregister.com/articles/pledg… #inequality #ows #1u

Jun 09, 2015

MT @beckyyerak: Those billionaires pledging to donate half their money? They're not so giving: ocregister.com/articles/pledg… h/t @margotroosevelt

Jun 09, 2015

Those billionaires pledging to donate half their money? Turn out they're not so giving ocregister.com/articles/pledg… #tcot #ows by @bpcoffey

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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.
Jun 10, 2015

RT @mashbusiness: Pledge aside, dead billionaires don't have to give away half their fortunes on.mash.to/1T9WVJf via @business pic.twitter.com/aro8nky5p4

Jun 04, 2015

Billionaires bask in the glow of the Giving Pledge. But what does "giving away half" really mean? bloom.bg/1KFwxkJ @bpcoffey

Jun 04, 2015

.@bpcoffey with a great story on what *actually* happens when billionaires who sign the giving pledge die: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jun 04, 2015

I looked at how 10 dead billionaires met the Giving Pledge. In most cases, half appears a lot less bloom.bg/1KFwxkJ via @business

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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?
May 13, 2015

The Koch Brothers Lost More Than $1 Billion Yesterday. Each bloom.bg/1PjLIq1 via @business

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Jul 30, 2015

Warren Buffett’s Family Secretly Funded a Birth Control Revolution bloom.bg/1JTkb6p via @business

Jul 30, 2015

Why Jonathan Pollard was one of the worst traitors of the 20th century: slate.com/articles/news_… via @slate

Jul 30, 2015

Just 97 bottles of this $1,500 rum are available in the U.S. - and it's made by a 28-year old woman onforb.es/1IsnXCX @savvysipper

Jul 30, 2015

RT @Nicholas_Spain: Bye Brandon Moss, I never thought you were good

Jul 29, 2015

The world's 200 richest people had $36 billion wiped off their fortunes yesterday. Here's the risers and fallers: bloom.bg/1h1Mfxv

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