Monday, November 25, 2013

Richard Branson: Pay Me in Bitcoins

Virgin Galactic Accepting Bitcoins For Space Travel

Billionaire Sir Richard Branson says he'll accept bitcoins as a payment to travel to space using Virgin Galactic.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Buy Hologic: via Carl Icahn (NASDAQ: HOLX)

Friday, November 22, 2013

Billionaire Spending in Techland

10 Lavish Monuments To Tech Egos (via InformationWeek)

How do tech billionaires spend it all? Check out the toys and palatial homes owned by 10 of geekdom's rich and famous. It's been a month since Oracle Team USA's sensational comeback to victory in the 34th America's Cup. And in the wake of this win --…

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Tax Fraud, Billionaire Style

Billionaire businessman Jimoh Ibrahim arrested over N6b tax fraud (via

According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the Special Enforcement Unit of Federal Inland Revenue Service has arrested billionaire businessman, Jimoh Ibrahim, over a tax fraud that runs into N6.8b. Sources within the unit told Sahara reporters that…

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Billionaire Rupert Murdoch exits another wife

Murdochs Closing-In on Divorce Settlement (via Bloomberg TV)

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- In today's "Movers & Shakers," Bloomberg's Deirdre Bolton reports that News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch is nearing a divorce settlement to end his 14-year marriage. She speaks on Bloomberg Television's "In The Loop." -- Subscribe…

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

How Stupid is Snapchat to turn down billions?

Why Did Snapchat Turn Down $3 Billion? (via slashdot)

Would you turn down $3 billion? According to The Wall Street Journal, the founders of communications-startup Snapchat did just that, after Facebook approached them about a possible buyout. The newspaper quoted anonymous sources “briefed on the matter…

Monday, November 18, 2013

Sheldon Adelson: No to Online Gambling

Sheldon Adelson Declares War on Online Gambling Sheldon Adelson Declares War on Online Gambling (via NewsLook)

Video News by NewsLook The billionaire casino owner says children and the poor are at risk thanks to easy access to online gambling.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Get your e-pickup truck from Tesla?

Tesla Considering Electric Pickup Truck (via Repost Video News)

Tesla Motors could be getting into the pickup truck business according to billionaire CEO, Elon Musk.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Billionaire Palmer wins recount to be Australian MP

Billionaire Palmer wins recount to be Australian MP (via AFP)

Flamboyant mining tycoon Clive Palmer was elected to Australia's parliament on Thursday after he won a marathon recount for a seat in his home state of Queensland, reports said. The billionaire, famous for building a full-scale replica of the Titanic…

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Be a farmer, make billions

Billionaire farmers raking in farm subsidies (via

Our farm system is totally rigged for generally very wealthy (made wealthier with our tax dollars) agribusiness participants. But the Republicans won’t attack this kind of welfare because it benefits constituencies in rural and generally Republican…

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Lynn Tilton: stay flexible with your business plans

Tip of the Week | Billionaire Lynn Tilton (via Wall Street Journal Digital Network)

"No matter what you start with, it's never what you end up with," says Lynn Tilton, founder of Patriarch Partners, LLC. "You have to stay flexible and move with the variables and the obstacles. Holding on tight to a business plan will usually not get…

Monday, November 11, 2013

Trying to catch a wave in California

Billionaire closes off public beach (via CNN Video)

Community activists and a Silicon Valley billionaire are battling over access to a prime piece of California beach.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Naveen Jain: Keep Creating and Innovating

Story of the Week | Billionaire Naveen Jain | WSJ Startup of the Year (via Wall Street Journal Digital Network)

"The funding comes to people who are creating the products that people want.... The best venture capitalist is your customer," says Naveen Jain, founder of the World Innovation Institute, Intelius, Moon Express, inome and Infospace. Watch more 'Startup…