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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?

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.

Tips From Billionaire Gordon Getty

bloomberg.com — The J. Paul Getty heir Gordon Getty always goes big-whether it's economic ideas, his classical music, or a 'perfect' Napa cabernet. Brendan Coffey interviewed him for the May issue of Bloomberg Markets magazine. This story appears in the May 2015 issue of Bloomberg Markets .

Scientology Donor Becomes a Billionaire With Cancer Drug

bloomberg.com — Jan. 29 (Bloomberg) -- Robert W. Duggan, the Church of Scientology's biggest donor and the chief executive officer of Pharmacyclics Inc., which makes an experimental treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia, has become a billionaire after the company's shares tripled in a year. Pharmacyclics' medicine, called ibrutinib, inhibits an enzyme that promotes cancer growth.

Cancer Drug Once Bought for $7 Million May Now Fetch $18 Billion

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- An overlooked drug bought by a biotech company for a mere $6.6 million a decade ago could become one of the biggest selling cancer treatments ever. Those high expectations have its maker, Pharmacyclics Inc., considering selling itself in a deal that could be worth as much as $18 billion.

Amway Billionaires Debut After Bad Year for Direct Seller

bloomberg.com — (Bloomberg) -- Bringing the American way of selling skin-care products and vitamins to China helped make Amway Corp. the world's largest direct seller. It also made the children of one its co-founders billionaires. Amway chairman Steve Van Andel and his siblings David Van Andel, Barb Van Andel-Gaby and Nan Van Andel own half of Alticor Inc., Amway's Ada, Michigan-based parent company.

Sierra Nevada Founder Grossman Becomes Billionaire on Pale Ales

bloomberg.com — Ken Grossman is working the taps. Clad in a trucker cap, blue jeans and Keen sandals, the 60-year-old is doling out samples of Hoptimum and Harvest Single Hop, two imperial pale ales made by his Sierra Nevada brewery. For many of 3,300 people who've paid $65 to attend the Portland, Maine, beer tasting with 117 breweries, Grossman's the star attraction.
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May 22, 2015

RT @GovernorOMalley: I kept a sign on my desk that said “No Irish Need Apply", as a reminder we were all once strangers in a strange land amp.twimg.com/v/222e82f2-133…

May 22, 2015

RT @BBGBillionaires: Who are America's five richest veterans? One named his company after his posting bloom.bg/1JHnlxV

May 22, 2015

RT @BillGates: Tweet a selfie with your red nose using #RedNose25 & @GatesFoundation will give $25 to fight poverty. pic.twitter.com/UWm4Bin6UA

May 22, 2015

Relocating a 460-Ton Lighthouse Is No Big Deal to This Mega-Mover bloom.bg/1c8rRYL via @business

May 22, 2015

China stock market offers mixed fortunes this week - Li Hejun and Pan Sutong plunge, while 3 new billionaires emerge bloom.bg/1Hy6HRY

May 21, 2015

Can two mongers find love in the Arctic? MT @coldspot: Freezing Brie. Sounds like a 90s comedy w/ middling box office pic.twitter.com/G2GK0bkWpp

May 20, 2015

RT @BBGBillionaires: Yahoo’s Alibaba spinoff “on track” bloom.bg/1efBS82 $BABA's Jack Ma has $37 billion bloom.bg/1ARThLb

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