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# billionaire - Saturday 16 January, 2016

'What's the big deal about Jerry Hall and Rupert Murdoch? There were 22 years between my parents'

The sarcastic comments about their upcoming marriage are petty and childish. Is it so difficult to believe that they might actually be in love and make each other laugh? asks Megan Roantree.

# billionaire - Sunday 26 July, 2015

Meet China's richest man

Wang Jianlin is worth about €37.5 billion. And he ain’t shy about flaunting it…

# billionaire - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

# billionaire - Tuesday 3 March, 2015

From The42 Michael Jordan just keeps getting richer, he's now a billionaire! Baller

Michael Jordan just keeps getting richer, he's now a billionaire!

Forget the shot, this must be the best moment of his life.

# billionaire - Tuesday 24 February, 2015

Billionaire's soon-to-be ex-wife requests $1 million per month child support

The expenses include $6,800 a month in groceries.

# billionaire - Sunday 27 April, 2014

Who wants to become a billionaire? Just solve one of these problems

Weight loss pill? Remote Internet? Wireless Power?

# billionaire - Friday 14 March, 2014

‘Well-known’ billionaire buys record-breaking €144 million life insurance policy

The payout more than doubles the previous world record, sold in 1990.

# billionaire - Tuesday 25 February, 2014

Ex-wife of Russian billionaire arrested over 'stolen' €50m diamond

Elena Rybolovleva — whose ex-husband Dmitry owns AS Monaco — was arrested in Cyprus after the family issued a complaint that she had stolen the diamond ring.

# billionaire - Wednesday 22 January, 2014

Facebook boss Sheryl Sandberg is now one of the world's youngest billionaires

Sheryl Sandberg will attend the World Economic Forum this week.

# billionaire - Wednesday 27 November, 2013

Silvio Berlusconi expelled from Italian Parliament but vows to "fight on"

Motions put forward by Berlusconi’s allies in the Senate in an attempt to block the expulsion procedure were rejected one by one.

# billionaire - Friday 12 July, 2013

From The42 Pakistani billionaire Khan agrees to buy Fulham In THe Money

Pakistani billionaire Khan agrees to buy Fulham

The 62-year-old, who made his fortune as a car parts manufacturer, already owns NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars.

# billionaire - Saturday 8 June, 2013

This is the fantastical set built by Napster and Facebook billionaire for his wedding Lord Of The Woods This post contains images

This is the fantastical set built by Napster and Facebook billionaire for his wedding

Pictures show the reconstruction of redwood forest area – created by Lord of the Rings set designer – which got him in trouble with state of California.

# billionaire - Sunday 31 March, 2013

"These are the countries where I'm the least known" - Bill Gates visits Ghana

The foundation set up by Bill Gates has been on a high-profile campaign to improve health in poor countries.

# billionaire - Tuesday 1 January, 2013

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year Billionaire This post contains images

9 tech trends that will make someone billions this year

Mobile, social, cloud and big data technology were all big this year. They’ll get bigger next year and here’s how…

# billionaire - Saturday 30 June, 2012

Richard Branson abandons bid to kite-surf the English Channel

The tycoon had hoped to become the oldest person to cross the Channel by kite-surf but had to turn back because his kite was too small.

# billionaire - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Got $3.5million to spare? You could have lunch with Warren Buffett...

A bite and a natter with the billionaire doesn’t come cheap.

# billionaire - Saturday 17 March, 2012

From The Daily Edge Billionaire inventor of Red Bull dies aged 80 RIP

Billionaire inventor of Red Bull dies aged 80

Chaleo Yoovidhya was ranked as the 205th richest person in the world with an estimated fortune of €3.7 billion.

# billionaire - Tuesday 22 November, 2011

Eurozone has major flaw, says billionaire investor Buffett

He added that the future of Europe and the Euro is now in doubt – but he is still interested in buying more European stocks.

# billionaire - Wednesday 20 July, 2011

From The Daily Edge Writ large: Sheikh carves name in sand so it can be seen from space Abu Dhabi

Writ large: Sheikh carves name in sand so it can be seen from space

The ruler of Abu Dhabi has his moniker ‘Hamad’ written on the surface of his private island…

# billionaire - Tuesday 12 July, 2011

From The42 McIlroy looks set to become richest sports person in Britain Minted This post contains images

McIlroy looks set to become richest sports person in Britain

Player predicted to earn “unbelievable amounts of cash” by agent Chubby Chandler.

# billionaire - Wednesday 1 June, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: Aer Lingus heads to LRC to avert flight cancellations; what US diplomats really thought of Ireland’s politicians and the girl stoned to the death because of a beauty contest.

# billionaire - Thursday 9 December, 2010

Give it away now: Facebook founder joins billionaires' pledge to donate their fortunes

Mark Zuckerberg answers the call of the ‘Giving Pledge’ organised by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, a man who might have some tips for our public finances…

# billionaire - Thursday 29 July, 2010

THE RECLUSIVE GERMAN billionaire, Theo Albrecht, has died at the age of 88.

Albrecht, one of the world’s richest men, was co-founder of the discount store Aldi. He also bought the successful American grocery store Trader Joe’s.

Theo Albrecht founded the first Aldi store along, with his brother Karl, after taking over their mother’s corner shop following the end of World War II.

They refused to stock anything but staple products, and presented them in cardboard boxes stacked on wooden pallets rather than on shelves. The name “Aldi” stands for “Albrecht Discount.”

Theo Albrecht led an extremely simple lifestyle – he reportedly wrote notes using two inch pencil stubs during business meetings.

Theo and his brother parted ways in the 1960s when they couldn’t agree on whether to sell cigarettes: they divided the company into Aldi Nord and Aldi Sud.

Theo ended up mainly running stores across Europe, while Karl took Australia, the UK and the US – but Theo managed to get a piece of the American market when he bought Trader Joe’s, a California store that sells discount gourmet food.

The men were ranked as two of the richest people in the world by Forbes, with Theo coming in a 31st (with a fortune of €16.07bn) and Karl coming in at 10th (with a fortune of €17.98).

Theo was notoriously private, shunning the media and going to great pains to avoid having his photographs taken. He was kidnapped in 1971 by two men who demanded about €2m.

He died in his home city of Essen and is survived by his wife and two children.