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World’s richest lose $194bn in a turbulent week

bdlive.co.za — THE world's 400 richest people lost almost $194bn last week as stock markets began the year with a shudder on poor data in China and falling oil prices. Forty-seven billionaires lost $1bn or more during the worst week for US stocks since 2011, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires index.

World's Richest Lose $194 Billion In First Trading Week of 2016

bloomberg.com — The world's 400 richest people lost almost $194 billion this week as world stock markets began the year with a shudder on poor economic data in China and falling oil prices.
Jan 08, 2016

47 people lost $1 billion or more this week. The world's 400 richest lost $194 billion total bloom.bg/1Red01q @BBGbillionaires

Jan 08, 2016

Bloomberg - World's Richest Lose $194 Billion In First Trading Week of 2016 bloom.bg/1Red01q

Jan 08, 2016

World's Richest Lose $194 Billion In First Trading Week of 2016 @business bloom.bg/1Red01q

Jan 09, 2016

RT @PeterHoskinsTV: This is how serious the week's stocks rout was: Now Jeff Bezos is down to his last $53.7b! bloomberg.com/news/articles/… pic.twitter.com/r5cpUtWPI5

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Uber, Google Tech Trailblazers Join Ranks of Canada's 10 Richest

bloomberg.com — New money is nipping at the heels of old money in the ranks of Canada's richest people. Uber Technologies Inc. co-founder Garrett Camp and early Google Inc. investor David Cheriton joined the top 10 Canadians in the Bloomberg Billionaires Index for the first time this year while wealth among the country's established families largely shrank along with the country's currency.
Dec 17, 2015

Some changes afoot. Uber, Google Tech Trailblazers Join Ranks of Canada's 10 Richest bloom.bg/1QvLnk6

Dec 17, 2015

Meet the new (rich) kids on the billionaire block..Uber, Google Tech Trailblazers Join Canada Rich bloom.bg/1QvLnk6 via @BloombergCA

Dec 17, 2015

Uber, Google Tech Trailblazers Join Ranks of Canada's 10 Richest bloom.bg/1QvLnk6 via @technology

Dec 17, 2015

Uber, Google Tech Trailblazers Join Ranks of Canada's 10 Richest bloom.bg/1QvLnk6 via @dscrybe

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Cox family matriarch gives away her wealth

sltrib.com — Details of the distribution were reported in January by Atlanta Business Chronicle, 17 months after Bloomberg first reported the dissolution. "While we have a longstanding policy of not commenting on family matters, I can tell you that the filing to dissolve the trust was related solely to the Cox family's goal of maintaining future ownership and control of Cox Enterprises," said Elizabeth Olmstead, a Cox spokesperson, in a Nov.

Three New Cox Billionaires Minted as Matriarch Gives Away Wealth

bloomberg.com — The son and two daughters of 95-year-old Anne Beau Cox Chambers are among the world's 400 richest people after she distributed her stake in closely held Cox Enterprises to her heirs. James Cox Chambers, 58, Katharine Anne Johnson Rayner, 70, and Margaretta Johnson Taylor, 73, share 49 percent of the Atlanta-based company and have individual fortunes valued at $5.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Nov 20, 2015

Three new US media barons uncovered as Anne Cox Chambers gives her kids each a $5B fortune ow.ly/USQBn pic.twitter.com/FFPK79Awjd

Nov 20, 2015

RT @alanmgoldstein: Three New Cox Billionaires Minted as Matriarch Gives Away Wealth bloom.bg/1MG5BkY via @business @bpcoffey

Nov 20, 2015

RT @BBGBillionaires: There are three new U.S. media barons among world's 400 richest people bloom.bg/1MG5BkY @bpcoffey has details

Nov 20, 2015

This 95-year-old gave $5 billion to each of her 3 children bloom.bg/1MG5BkY via @business @bpcoffey

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Amazon's Jeff Bezos overtakes Carlos Slim as world's 4th-richest on shares rally

smh.com.au — Jeff Bezos has edged past Carlos Slim to become the world's fourth-richest person, buoyed by a 113 per cent rally this year in Amazon.com. The 51-year-old founder of the world's largest online retailer passed the Mexican telecommunications tycoon on Tuesday US time after Amazon rose $US4.19 ($5.96) by the close of trading in New York.

Bezos Overtakes Slim as World's Fourth-Richest on Amazon Rally

bloomberg.com — Jeff Bezos has edged past Carlos Slim to become the world's fourth-richest person, buoyed by a 113 percent rally this year in Amazon.com Inc. The 51-year-old founder of the world's largest online retailer passed the Mexican telecommunications tycoon Tuesday after Amazon rose $4.19 by the close of trading in New York.
Nov 10, 2015

Jeff Bezos keeps getting richer - he's now 4th richest person on planet bloom.bg/1GVM03f @BBGBillionaires pic.twitter.com/Yq4NzoUtZi

Nov 10, 2015

RT @DRUDGE_REPORT: BOOM: Bezos Overtakes Slim as World's Fourth-Richest on AMAZON Rally... bloom.bg/1WLHKKw

Nov 10, 2015

Bezos fortune up 102% this year - not what you'd call diversified but making hay right now bloom.bg/1GVM03f via @bpcoffey @coldspot

Nov 11, 2015

Amazon's Jeff Bezos overtakes Carlos Slim to become world's 4th richest person. He's $26.8B away from Bill Gates bloom.bg/1GVM03f

Nov 11, 2015

RT @inside: @amazon CEO Jeff Bezos overtook Carlos Slim to become the fourth-richest man in the world, by @bpcoffey bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

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Facebook hits stock record as it exceeds ad estimates

vancouversun.com — Photograph by: Justin Sullivan , Getty Images Facebook Inc. shares rose to a record after the company notched another quarter of revenue that beat estimates, thanks to stepped-up mobile-advertising efforts. The stock jumped 4.6 per cent to US$108.76 on Thursday, the highest level since the social-networking company went public in May 2012.

Wal-Mart heirs see $15 billion vanish in a day on share plunge

smh.com.au — Wal-Mart shares posted their biggest fall since 1988 after the shock earnings downgrade. Photo: Bloomberg It was a black day for the world's richest family. The four members of the Walton family, which controls more than half the shares of US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, saw $US11 billion ($15 billion) of their combined net worth evaporate Wednesday as shares of the company plunged after a profit warning.
Oct 15, 2015

Wal-Mart heirs see $15 billion vanish in a day on share plunge smh.com.au/x/gk9ev5?stb=t… via @smh

Oct 15, 2015

RT @poppymasselos: Wal-Mart heirs see $15 billion vanish in a day on share plunge smh.com.au/x/gk9ev5?stb=t… via @smh

Wal-Mart heirs see $15 billion vanish in a day on share plunge

smh.com.au — Wal-Mart shares posted their biggest fall since 1988 after the shock earnings downgrade. Photo: Richard Drew It was a black day for the world's richest family. The four members of the Walton family, which controls more than half the shares of US retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, saw $US11 billion ($15 billion) of their combined net worth evaporate Wednesday as shares of the company plunged after a profit warning.
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Feb 09, 2016

MT @BBGBillionaires: Tesla's struggles have caused Elon Musk's fortune to drop 31% in 2016 bloom.bg/1AifbIV pic.twitter.com/Af0tDLPOAt

Feb 09, 2016

RT @markets: Goldman Sachs has already abandoned five of its six 'Top Trade' calls for 2016 bloomberg.com/news/articles/… pic.twitter.com/0UHW06ZBhM

Feb 09, 2016

Clearly refering to spot olive oil prices. Down almost 25% in 18 months RT @TheStalwart: twitter.com/marthastewart/… pic.twitter.com/K8T2NlNzp6

Feb 09, 2016

I made less than $13 an hour serving $13 Bud Lights at the Super Bowl slate.com/articles/busin… via @slate

Feb 09, 2016

RT @business: Everything small businesses are saying underscores the Fed's dilemma bloom.bg/1Pz5Nnk pic.twitter.com/Uuo9a5cZe9

Feb 09, 2016

Russia's Filaret Galchev has found out how easy it is to lose a billion dollars in 2 months bloom.bg/1W9I1lT pic.twitter.com/3nxFuIn6il

Feb 09, 2016

The man who stares at goats: How Gerry Adams conquered Twitter shr.gs/gsobFpV

Feb 08, 2016

Billionaires dominate Politico's list of top 100 donors politico.com/story/2016/02/…

Feb 08, 2016

The billionaire owner of Chobani yogurt rejected an offer from Pepsi bloom.bg/20yfcpM He's worth $1.2 billion pic.twitter.com/B34bLAwBG8


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