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'Eat the Rich' With Popsicles Shaped Like Musk, Bezos

MSCHF artists collective has ice cream trucks in NYC, LA with the billionaire-shaped treats

(Newser) - If you're in New York City or Los Angeles on Wednesday and want to work out your angst against capitalism, there's a frozen treat waiting for you, modeled after the world's richest men. Just stop by what's being deemed a "unique art pop-up" by CBS...

Walmart Heir Pays Record Price for an NFL Team

Rob Walton will reportedly pony up $4.65B to buy the Denver Broncos

(Newser) - Up until this week, the most an NFL team has ever sold for is $2.3 billion. That record just got shattered, however, by the news that Walmart heir Rob Walton, one of the world's richest men, has agreed to buy the Denver Broncos for twice that price. A...

LeBron James Gets His 'Biggest Milestone'

'Forbes' anoints him a billionaire, making him the first active NBA player to get there

(Newser) - Eight years ago, LeBron James told GQ that he was chasing his "biggest milestone"—achieving billionaire status. Mission accomplished, according to Forbes . The magazine now calculates James' worth to be $1 billion, making him the first active NBA player to reach the mark. Michael Jordan made the list...

Elon Musk: Don't Be Offended by My Wealth. I Don't Spend It

Tesla CEO says he doesn't consume like a billionaire

(Newser) - If you begrudge Elon Musk his billions, take solace: He's not even spending all that money on himself. Like, not even on a villa, a mansion, or an apartment. USA Today reports the world's richest person talked about his $275 billion fortune in an interview with the head...

World's Richest Musician Disputes Spot on Forbes List

Sources say Ye believes estimate is $5B too low

(Newser) - The rapper formerly known as Kanye West is the richest musician in the world, with a net worth of around $2 billion, according to the latest Forbes billionaires list —but insiders say Ye wants a recount. Sources tell the Blast that Ye believes Forbes is trying to "diminish"...

Meet the 10 Richest People in the World

You know many of them already, including Elon Musk at No. 1, per 'Forbes' annual billionaires ranking

(Newser) - If Forbes is trying to make us feel bad for the world's billionaires, it's not really working. The magazine notes that, collectively, this group is now worth $400 billion less than they were a year ago, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, tepid markets, and war—but 1,000...

Billionaire Builders Lose Grip on Family Empire
How 4 Brothers Destroyed
a Real Estate Empire
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How 4 Brothers Destroyed a Real Estate Empire

Teddy Libfeld's sons took over his real estate business peacefully—at first

(Newser) - Maybe it is just another story about billionaire problems, but—as chronicled by Luc Rinaldi for Toronto Life —the saga of "Libfeld vs. Libfeld vs. Libfeld vs. Libfeld" offers valuable lessons for anyone operating a family business. Think succession planning! Teodor "Teddy" Libfeld, an Auschwitz survivor, arrived...

This Russian Oligarch Just Lost His Superyacht
Superyacht Seized as It
Prepared 'to Sail Off Urgently'
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Superyacht Seized as It Prepared 'to Sail Off Urgently'

France seizes $120M yacht linked to Putin's friend and ally Igor Sechin

(Newser) - Two days after he was sanctioned by the European Union, Russian oligarch Igor Sechin lost his superyacht. France on Wednesday seized the 280-foot yacht Amore Vero ("True Love"), with a reported price tag of $120 million, reports CNN . The ship, reportedly owned by an entity of which Sechin...

Meta Plunge Knocks Zuckerberg Out of Top 10 Billionaires

Bezos is set to get $20B richer

(Newser) - Share price swings have brought the fortunes of two tech billionaires up—and down—by amounts equivalent to the GDPs of small countries. Shares in Meta, Facebook's parent company, plummeted 26% on Thursday, bringing Mark Zuckerberg's net worth down by around $29 billion to $85 billion, reports Reuters...

Oxfam Calls for One-Time 99% Tax on Billionaires

Money would be used to expand production of vaccines for the poor, anti-poverty group says

(Newser) - Anti-poverty organization Oxfam called Monday for governments to impose a one-time 99% tax on the world's billionaires and use the money to fund expanded production of vaccines for the poor—part of an effort to combat global inequality widened by the coronavirus pandemic, the AP reports. The ranks of...

Thanks to COVID, Luxe Business Is Booming

Pandemic inspired 'life can be short' mentality, record car sales, says Rolls-Royce CEO

(Newser) - Rolls-Royce, Bentley, and Lamborghini are among the luxury car brands to describe record sales in 2021, CNN reports. The reason, according to Rolls-Royce CEO Torsten Muller-Otvos: the high rate of COVID-19 deaths. "Quite a lot of people witnessed people in their community dying from COVID. That makes them think...

Elon Musk Takes Aim at 'Senator Karen'
Elon Musk
Tweets His
Estimated
Tax Bill
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Elon Musk Tweets His Estimated Tax Bill

He says he'll pay more than $11B this year, and business sites think that's about right

(Newser) - Update: Elon Musk has been feuding with Elizabeth Warren and other critics who say he doesn't pay enough taxes. On Sunday night, Musk fought back with specifics: He tweeted that he will pay more than $11 billion this year, largely because he's sold a swath of his Tesla...

Billionaire Breaks California Real Estate Record

Marc Andreesen buys Malibu home for $177 million

(Newser) - Jeff Bezos once laid claim to the priciest real estate in California--but not anymore. Per the LA TImes , venture capitalist Marc Andreessen has paid $177 million for his new seaside Malibu estate, a record for the Golden State. Per the Wall Street Journal , the Silicon Valley billionaire purchased the property...

Guess Who's Not Keen on Dems' Billionaire Tax Plan?

Tesla/SpaceX CEO Elon Musk could see $5B in taxes over 5 years if the plan were put in place

(Newser) - Under a new proposal unveiled by Democrats this week, America's richest of the rich would soon be helping to pay for President Biden's domestic agenda by paying taxes on unrealized gains on assets like stocks in their portfolio, whether or not they sell them. It was expected there'...

A New Tax Plan Requires a Fundamental Shift
Democrats'
New Strategy:
Novel Tax on
Billionaires
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Democrats' New Strategy: Novel Tax on Billionaires

It would require the richest of the rich to pay taxes on assets even if they don't sell them

(Newser) - Democrats in Congress are still trying to figure out how to pay for President Biden's wish list, and it looks like they're settling on a plan to levy a novel penalty on the very richest of Americans. Coverage:
  • The idea: The proposal being worked out would require about
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Musk Widens Richie-Rich Gap, Trolls Bezos

SpaceX CEO tweets a silver medal at space race rival

(Newser) - Elon Musk is pulling further ahead of Jeff Bezos as the world's richest man, and trolling all the way. Privately-held SpaceX saw its valuation rise to $100.3 billion this week as insiders agreed to sell up to $755 million in stock to new and existing investors at $560...

A Lawsuit at One of World's 'Wealthiest Addresses'

432 Park Avenue residents describe floods, elevator breakdowns, excessive noise

(Newser) - Update: Residents of one of the most expensive addresses in the world are suing the developers for $250 million. The complaint filed Thursday by the condo board at 432 Park Avenue in New York City claims the funds are needed to repair some 1,500 construction and design defects in...

One Man Has Lost $27B So Far This Year

China's Colin Huang has the world's biggest wealth drop in 2021

(Newser) - Colin Huang is still a very rich man, estimated to be worth $35 billion by Bloomberg . But the founder of Chinese e-commerce business Pinduoduo also has the distinction of having lost more money this year than anyone else in the world—more than $27 billion. That is by far the...

Billionaire Unveils Plans for 'Most Inclusive City in the World'

Marc Lore's Telosa, to be built in some US desert, will be a sustainable, 'equitable' metropolis

(Newser) - He's helmed Jets.com and Diapers.com and served as a top Walmart exec. Now, billionaire and entrepreneur Marc Lore has a new project in the works, as long as he can pull together more than $400 billion. That's the amount the 50-year-old says he needs to build...

Billionaire Accused of 'Provoking Trouble' Gets 18 Years

Observers say case against Chinese pig farmer and dissident ally Sun Dawu is politically motivated

(Newser) - It's been nearly nine months since Sun Dawu was arrested, and on Wednesday, the Chinese billionaire pig farmer heard his fate: 18 years behind bars, as well as a nearly $500,000 fine. Sun's crimes, per a Chinese court: "picking quarrels and provoking trouble," a charge...

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