Tesla CEO, Elon Musk recently acquired Twitter after the board agreed to the takeover bid by the Billionaire, marking a dramatic reversal of its earlier hesitation to accept the offer. Musk reportedly paid $54.20 (€50.8) per share in cash, or $44 billion, to take a 38% stake in the messaging platform. The takeover has however been welcomed with mixed feelings with many expressing fears that Musk may alter the way the platform operates.
Fast-food giant McDonald's faces a challenge from investor Carl Icahn over its use of pork suppliers that confine pregnant pigs in small crates.
South African-American businessman Patrick Soon-Shiong was joined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday to open a vaccine facility aimed at tackling a dearth of manufacturing capacity on the African continent
20 Dec 2021
Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa returned to Earth on Monday after a 12-day journey into space, ending a practice run for his planned trip around the moon with Elon Musk's SpaceX in 2023.
15 Nov 2021
In an interview with FRANCE 24 at the Paris Peace Forum, US billionaire Frank McCourt strongly criticised tech giants, saying social media is "undermining our democracies". The owner of French football club Olympique de Marseille told us more about his Project Liberty plan. He has invested $100 million in the initiative, which he hopes will "transform the way the internet works".
6 Aug 2021
Rihanna is reportedly a billionaire, after raking in the cash from her Fenty Beauty line, as well as her music and her Savage x Fenty fashion brand.
29 Jul 2021
Sun Dawu, a farming magnate and a vocal government critic, was embroiled in a land dispute with a state-run competitor. His legal team argued the trial was unfair owing to the length of the hearing and its secrecy.
4 May 2021
Swiss paper Le Temps warns of a "Syrian-style civil war" in Myanmar as civilians opposed to the military coup join forces with minority ethnic militia groups. We also look at calls to reinvestigate whether the coronavirus could have accidentally come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. And Microsoft billionaire philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates may be divorcing after 27 years, but we also look at a potential new beginning: a marriage proposal written in a field in eastern France.
8 Apr 2021
The cosmetics and shapewear businesswoman, who launched her career off the reality TV series "Keeping Up with The Kardashians," was included on Tuesday for the first time on Forbes magazine's list of the world's billionaires.
16 Jan 2021
Nikhil Kamath's trading platform has been dubbed the Robinhood of India, amassing millions of users and earning him billionaire status amid the pandemic. CNBC Make It's Karen Gilchrist spoke to the 34-year-old co-founder of Zerodha about how it all started with a game of chess.
Son of Billionaire entangled with MBGN ex-finalist in BBNaija House, Emmy to be held online and more
1 Aug 2020
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13 Jul 2020
Jeff Bezos has set a new record for the world's richest person after shares of Amazon hit an all-time high last week, pushing the company's market capitalization to $1.54 trillion.