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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

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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 Amazon.com

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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

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Jeff Bezos is now a 12-digit billionaire

Jeff Bezos is the world’s newest US$100bn mogul. The Amazon.com 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

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Bezos set to depose Gates as world’s richest person

The fortune of Amazon.com 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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Bill Gates gifts $4.6bn to charity

Bill Gates has made his largest gift since the turn of the century, giving away Microsoft shares that accounted for 5% of his fortune, the world’s biggest. The billionaire donated 64m of the software maker’s shares valued at $4.6bn

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Selloff saps $43bn from world’s richest

Global tensions sparked a market selloff on Thursday that drained $42.7bn (about R575bn) from the net worth of the world’s 500 richest people and knocked Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos from his spot as the world’s second

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