Saturday, October 31, 2009

Life is just a circus for Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte

Canadian space tourist Guy Laliberté gives a thumbs up after landing with the Soyuz spacecraft crew in Kazakhstan. Photograph: Yuri Kochetkov/AFP/Getty Images


Friday, October 23, 2009

Mark Cuban: I'm not so against steroids

Dallas Mavericks billionaire owner Mark Cuban on the NBA's steroid policy:

"I'm not so against steroids," Cuban said, pausing to a roomful of laughter, "if it's administered under the proper supervision."


Well, here is another Wharton School alum being carted off by police. Why can't these guys stay out of trouble???

Yes, this is (former?) billionaire Raj Rajaratnam of Galleon Group, who allegedly is in big, big trouble. Our question is this: how fat is Raj??? 250, 300, 350, or 400 pounds??? He looks like he has eaten several Manhattan restaurants.

update: article

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Eike Batista: the Brazillian billionaire hits another gusher

Brazilian Billionaire Strikes Oil
Keren Blankfeld, 10.07.09, 08:00 PM EDT
Eike Batista's OGX announces first discovery of crude in offshore field.

Some guys have all the luck. Take Eike Batista.

Forbes pegged Batista's fortune at $7.5 billion in March, placing him 61st on our list of the world's richest people. Today, he's worth more than $20 billion, courtesy of a 64% run-up in the stock of his oil and gas company, OGX Petroleo e Gas, as well as valuation gains in other holdings. And that was before he struck oil on Wednesday.

Forbes article

Think Billion$ article

Self help lessons for prospective billionaires

Wanna be a billionaire? Drop out and get your maths right

Want to become a tech titan or hedge fund tycoon? Up your chances by dropping out of college or going to Harvard and working at Goldman Sachs.

Are billionaires born or made? What are the common attributes among the uber-wealthy? Are there any true secrets of the self-made?


Sunday, October 4, 2009

Interview with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer

Michael Arrington of TechCrunch interviews Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer on September 24, 2009.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

(former billionaire) Donald Trump cries Racism

Donald Trump Aide Accuses Scottish Councillor Of Racism
Telegraph(UK) | October 03rd 2009

Donald Trump Aide Accuses Scottish Councillor Of Racism

An aide to tycoon Donald Trump has accused Scottish councillor Sam Coull of making a racist remark after he was sent a letter mocking his New Jersey accent.

Mr Trump’s development director, George Sorial, said Mr Coull, a Peterhead councillor, had sent a letter on council-headed paper in which had written “Noo Joysee” instead of “New Jersey”.

Mr Sorial, who was born in the UK, said he was “insulted personally” and claimed it was racist.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bill Gates remains king of the billionaires

The winner, for the 16th straight year, as the richest man in the U.S.A. is Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

Congratulations, once gain, Bill.

Warren Buffett, second-richest, dropped $10 billion over the last from his personal balance sheet as shares of Berkshire Hathaway fell 20% in 12 months. He is now worth just $40 billion.

Rounding out the top 10 on The Forbes 400: Oracle founder Larry Ellison ($27 billion); Wal-Mart heirs Christy Walton ($21.5 billion), Jim C. Walton ($19.6 billion), Alice Walton ($19.3 billion), and S. Robson Walton ($19 billion); media maven Michael Bloomberg ($17.5 billion) and energy titans Charles and David Koch ($16 billion each).