Friday, October 26, 2012

How to become a billionaire in China

If you think becoming a billionaire in China is hard to do. You make want to re-think that thinking.

Especially when it comes to the family of Chinese Premier, Wen Jiabao. Or, should we say, Wen Jiabao, Inc.

Yeah, the very humble guy toasting his countrymen, his party and his friends is really thanking everyone on making it all possible for his friends and family to become very well off indeed.

Read on and understand how and why and how much. Enjoy.

Yahoo Finance article

Monday, October 15, 2012

Japanese billionaire makes $20bn bet on US smartphones

Japan’s second-richest man is making a $20bn (£12bn) bet that Americans’ love affair with smartphones is just beginning, after his company, Softbank, agreed to buy a majority stake in US mobile phone company Sprint.

article: The Telegraph

Friday, October 12, 2012

Chinese billionaire rescues failed Massachusetts battery maker

A123 Systems of Massachusetts, has laid off workers, has has lost a reported $857 million, received a $241.1-million grant from the Obama administration is now being rescued.

By a Chinese billionaire. Wanxiang Group, a Chinese firm run by Chinese billionaire Lu Guanqiu.

"They were wrong. The problem is that policymakers decided to be in the business of picking economic winners and losers and unfortunately they've picked the losers far too often. It’s money that we’ll never get back. It was grant money so there were not a lot of strings attached to it. It failed because there's not enough demand and also because there are companies outside of the U.S. – some in China -- where they're able to produce the equipment for cheaper. Representatives should not be in this business of trying to determine what the next new thing is in terms of technology. The free market does it much better." --- Jarrett Skorup, a research associate with the Mackinac Center for Public Policy

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The 400 Richest Americans

How the Richest 400 Americans Got Rich
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