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Bill Gates gets serious about crap

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business, and he’s betting big that a reinvention of this most essential of conveniences can save a half million lives and deliver $200-billion-plus in savings.

Why are young tech billionaires so boring?

Early in Warren Buffett’s life, his father failed to get hired at the family grocery store during the Great Depression. Without a job, and without any money after a run on the banks, the family of four ran up a tab

Zuck tops Buffett as world’s third richest

Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg has overtaken Warren Buffett as the world’s third-richest person, further solidifying technology as the most robust creator of wealth. Zuckerberg, who trails only

Will Musk’s satellite broadband dream fly?

When Elon Musk’s SpaceX heaved two communications satellites aloft last week, he joined a space race that’s foiled plenty of other dreamers. Billions of dollars have vanished in the quest to provide Internet service from low-earth

Jeff Bezos is now a 12-digit billionaire

Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest US$100bn mogul. The founder’s fortune is up $2.4bn to $100.3bn (R1.4 trillion at the time of writing), as the online retailer’s shares jumped more than 2% on optimism for Black

Bezos set to depose Gates as world’s richest person

The fortune of founder Jeff Bezos surged by as much as $6.6bn in extended trading on Thursday after the retailer reported third quarter results that topped Wall Street estimates. If the gains hold through Friday, Bezos probably

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