Sunday, March 11, 2007

Billionaire Interview: Pierre Omidyar of eBay

Pierre Omidyar turned eBay (NASDAQ:EBAY) into the most successful company of the dotcom era. EBay likewise turned its founder into a multibillionaire, and in 1999, Omidyar set up a charitable foundation. But he tired of the nonprofit sector, and in 2004 he shuttered the foundation, instead launching Omidyar Network to fund both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises that create social value.

read:::the full FastCompany interview

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Billionaire$ and love

Warren Buffet talks about advice delivered to Bill Gates regarding selecting wedding rings.

The Top 20 (Forbe$ 2007)

  • William Gates III
  • Warren Buffett
  • Carlos Slim Helú
  • Ingvar Kamprad
  • Lakshmi Mittal
  • Sheldon Adelson
  • Bernard Arnault
  • Amancio Ortega
  • Li Ka-shing
  • David Thomson
  • Larry Ellison
  • Liliane Bettencourt
  • Prince Alwaleed
  • Mukesh Ambani
  • Karl Albrecht
  • Roman Abramovich
  • Stefan Persson
  • Anil Ambani
  • Paul Allen
  • Theo Albrecht
  • Forbe$: Home$ Of The Billionaire$

    "If having money in the bank eases worries about essentials, such as a roof over your head, being a billionaire means they can be pieces of art unto themselves."

    Homes Of The Billionaires