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  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ‘Courage’ by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 29 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline “Congress must act on the ‘dreamers,’” it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is now worth $100B thanks to Black Friday boom

    11/26/2017 8:46:56 PM PST · by Blue House Sue · 29 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/25/17 | YELENA DZHANOVA
    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has reached a net worth of $100 billion — it's enough this holiday to buy over half a billion Echo speakers or pay the yearly subscriptions of more than 670 million Amazon Music Unlimited accounts. The online retail mogul this week surpassed Bill Gates on the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, advancing almost $11 billion past the Microsoft co-founder. He can thank Black Friday sales for helping Amazon shares to jump more than 2 percent and online holiday sales to increase by more than 18 percent since last year, Bloomberg reported.
  • Report: Anti-Trump Saudi Prince Alwaleed Hung Upside Down

    11/23/2017 8:35:18 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 53 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/23/2017 | Jim Hoft
    “Dopey” Prince Alaweed Was Warned — Now He Sits In Prison In December 2015 Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal slammed Donald Trump for proposing a ban on Muslim immigrants in the US after the San Bernardino attacks. Donald Trump hit the “dopey prince” back twice as hard. "Detained members of Saudi elite have been hung by their feet and beaten by interrogates, source says. Among those hung upside down are Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, an investor worth at least $7 billion who is being held at Riyadh’s Ritz Carlton. Saudi princes and billionaire businessmen arrested in a power grab earlier...
  • Give thanks: You’re better off than a billionaire

    11/22/2017 11:19:01 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 42 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | November 22, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    Looking for something to be thankful for? Try this. You have it better than billionaire John Rockefeller (1839-1937) ever did. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Co. and became one of the richest men in American history. When he died, he had a fortune worth around $1.4 billion, or $25 billion in today’s dollars. He had more money. You have better stuff. How many lights did you turn on today? Thomas Edison didn’t patent the incandescent light bulb until Rockefeller was in his 40s. There wasn’t an electrical grid, so small generators powered the first light bulbs. Today, electricity is an...
  • Russian oligarch docks yacht in Palm Beach ahead of Trump visit

    11/21/2017 12:13:19 PM PST · by Cementjungle · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/18/2017 | Julia Manchester
    A prominent Russian oligarch with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin has docked his 500-foot yacht in the Port of Palm Beach, just days before President Trump makes his way to Mar-a-Lago. Roman Abramovich docked the yacht, which is estimated to be worth between $400 and $500 million, at the port on Friday afternoon, and is expected to stay until Dec. 5, according to The Palm Beach Post. Abramovich's arrival comes days before Trump is set to arrive at his Florida resort, dubbed the "winter White House," for the Thanksgiving holiday. There have not been reports or signs that the...
  • Bill Gates Firm buys AZ land for $80 Mil to create futuristic metropolis

    11/12/2017 7:14:05 PM PST · by luv2ski · 67 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 12, 2017
    A real estate investment firm owned by Bill Gates recently bought a giant plot of land in Arizona for $80 million to be developed into a “smart city.” Arizona-based Belmont Partners, one of Gates’ investment firms, purchased close to 25,000 acres of land in Tonopah, around 50 miles west of Phoenix, to create a “smart city” called Belmont, KPNX reported.
  • Saudi Billionaire Arrested with 10 Others - Waleed Bin Talal

    11/04/2017 3:11:23 PM PDT · by scooby321 · 308 replies
    Spectator Index ^ | 11/4/2017 | Staff
    BREAKING: Saudi Arabia arrests several senior princes including billionaire Waleed bin Talal and head of National Guard Miteb bin Abdullah
  • GOP Donor Behind Fusion GPS Trump Oppo Research IS TOP PAUL RYAN DONOR

    10/29/2017 8:22:40 AM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 32 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10/29/2017 | Jim Hoft
    GIVE IT BACK, PAUL! THE CONSERVATIVE NEWS OUTLET WASHINGTON FREE BEACON WAS ORIGINAL FUNDER OF ANTI-TRUMP OPPO RESEARCH WITH FUSION GPS The Free Beacon informed House Intelligence officials on Friday that the news organization was the original funder for the anti-Trump Fusion GPS opposition research.Political operative Roger Stone said Thursday, as reported on The Gateway Pundit, that Paul Singer was the conservative billionaire behind the “Trump Dossier.”The Washington Free Beacon is funded by conservative Paul Singer who was an anti-Trumper and Marco Rubio supporter. Singer reportedly donated $2.5 million to the Marco Rubio campaign.Paul Singer is also a top Paul Ryan...
  • Billionaire Babis scores big in Czech election

    10/21/2017 11:18:52 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | 21 Oct 2017 | Jason Hovet, Robert Muller
    PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech billionaire Andrej Babis won a thumping victory in Saturday’s parliamentary election, giving the anti-establishment businessman facing fraud charges a strong mandate to cut taxes, lift public investment and fight immigration. Babis's ANO movement held an unbeatable 30.04 percent of the vote with 94.4 percent of voting stations having reported -- almost three times any other party and giving it a chance to rule with just one partner in a coalition. (Graphic tmsnrt.rs/2vO4hPW) ANO is the first party to break a quarter century of dominance by two mainstream center-right and center-left parties, highlighting a shifting political landscape...
  • Billionaire Mark Cuban Says He's Qualified to Be President of the United States

    10/20/2017 12:23:06 PM PDT · by drewh · 74 replies
    Newsweek ^ | oct 20 2017 ast | By Zach Schonfeld
    In the age of a billionaire president with no real political experience, Mark Cuban, another billionaire with no real political experience, is being asked quite a bit about a prospective presidential bid. And he's not ruling it out. During an interview on the Fox News show Objectified (airing Sunday), the Shark Tank personality and owner of the Dallas Mavericks said he's qualified to be commander in chief. “I think we’re going into a time where you need somebody who can connect to people and relate to people, and I think I qualify on each of those," Cuban told host Harvey...
  • Trump drops 92 spots on Forbes' richest list

    10/17/2017 2:07:07 PM PDT · by markomalley · 41 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/17/17 | Caitlin Yilek
    President Trump dropped 92 spots on Forbes' list of the 400 richest Americans in 2017.Trump now sits at No. 248, compared to being ranked No. 156 on the list last year. Forbes estimates the president's net worth to be $3.1 billion, a drop of $600 million since last year. Trump has claimed he worth's $10 billion.The magazine attributed the drop in Trump's fortune to "a tough New York real estate market, particularly for retail locations, a costly lawsuit and an expensive presidential campaign."Trump paid $25 million to settle three Trump University fraud lawsuits days before his was sworn in as...
  • Mark Cuban: I’m ‘Considering’ Running for President

    10/03/2017 12:58:42 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 10-03-2017 | BY: David Rutz
    Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban said he is "considering" running for president of the United States in a new podcast posted on Tuesday. In an interview on former Democratic South Carolina state representative Bakari Sellers' podcast ViewPoint, Cuban said he is an "independent all the way through" who tries to remain informed and objective on issues. Sellers noted that Cuban supported Hillary Clinton during her campaign against President Donald Trump in 2016 and asked if he would help Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections. Cuban said he would "probably not" be on the trail during the midterms. "Mark, are you considering...
  • Declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations' assets

    09/01/2017 11:49:16 AM PDT · by GOPAreDemProgressives · 63 replies
    whitehouse.gov/petition ^ | August 20, 2017 | Created by E.B
    WE THE PEOPLE ASK THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PROPOSE A NEW ADMINISTRATION POLICY: Declare George Soros a terrorist and seize all of his related organizations' assets under RICO and NDAA law Needs 19,458 signatures by September 19, 2017 to get a response from the White House. Click here to sign the petition
  • White House Petition Aims to Declare George Soros a Terrorist

    09/01/2017 12:41:42 PM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 26 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 9.1.17 | Jason Devaney
    More than 75,000 people have signed a White House petition that would declare billionaire Democratic donor George Soros a terrorist.
  • Chinese Billionaire Wang Jianlin Detained At Tianjin Airport, Prevented From Leaving China

    08/27/2017 8:23:35 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 19 replies
    Synglobe ^ | AUGUST 27, 2017
    Chinese Billionaire Wang Jianlin Detained At Tianjin Airport, Prevented From Leaving China Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin, the chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, was reportedly detained by police at Tianjin Airport and detained for several hours as he was about to leave the country on a private airplane. According to reports, on August 25 Wang Jianlin intended to travel with his family to the United Kingdom. However, he was stopped by police and prevented from boarding the plane. Wang was released hours later, but he was informed that he can no longer leave China. Wang Jianlin is the chairman of Dalian...
  • Sheldon Adelson privately supports anti-McMaster campaign

    08/19/2017 1:20:11 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 31 replies
    Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson has privately told one of his allies that he supports a campaign that depicts H.R. McMaster as anti-Israel and seeks to remove him from his post as national security adviser. In an email to Mort Klein, the president of the Zionist Organization of America, Adelson writes: "Now that I have talked to somebody with personal experience with McMaster, I support your efforts." Why this matters: Adelson is arguably the most influential donor in Republican politics, spending tens of millions of dollars each election season. He also funds the ZOA, which has been relentlessly attacking McMaster and...
  • Silicon Valley Billionaires Are the New Robber Barons

    08/17/2017 3:02:17 PM PDT · by Mafe · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | August 17, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives used to pressure U.S. corporations to cut back on outsourcing and on the tactic of building their products abroad to take advantage of inexpensive foreign workers. During the 2012 election, President Obama attacked Mitt Romney as a potential illiberal “outsourcer-in-chief” for investing in companies that went overseas in search of cheap labor. Yet most of the computers and smartphones sold by Silicon Valley companies are still being built abroad — to mostly silence from progressive watchdogs.
  • Soros Group Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in 2017

    08/16/2017 10:56:00 AM PDT · by Oatka · 19 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | Aug 14, 2017 | Joe Schoffstall
    Soros pushed resources to counter laws described as direct attack on the liberal billionaire. Liberal billionaire George Soros's advocacy arm is ramping up its lobbying efforts this year, disclosure forms show. The deep-pocketed Democratic financier increased lobbying expenditures on a range of foreign issues, including efforts to oppose laws described as a direct attack on his funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in his native country of Hungary. The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from the Soros grant making Open Society Foundations, has spent nearly as much on lobbying...
  • Soros Group Ramps Up Lobbying Efforts in 2017

    08/14/2017 8:33:26 AM PDT · by Cheerio · 14 replies
    Soros pushed resources to counter laws described as direct attack on the liberal billionaire Liberal billionaire George Soros's advocacy arm is ramping up its lobbying efforts this year, disclosure forms show. The deep-pocketed Democratic financier increased lobbying expenditures on a range of foreign issues, including efforts to oppose laws described as a direct attack on his funding of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in his native country of Hungary. The Open Society Policy Center, a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on advocacy efforts and is a separate entity from the Soros grant making Open Society Foundations, has spent nearly as much on lobbying...
  • Seven billionaires worried about a stock market correction

    08/10/2017 8:12:49 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 22 replies
    Financial News London ^ | 10 Aug 17 | Jeff Reeves
    By now, all investors should know the research about the follies of market timing, MarketWatch reports. But similarly, all investors should admit that a quest for outperformance by stock picking and active management will never end — particularly given that 2017 shows more than half of active funds are beating their benchmarks for the first time since before the Great Recession. So it’s worth noting that a host of big-name billionaire investors are pretty concerned about current market conditions. Yes, there are tremendous benefits to passive, low-risk, long-term investing strategies. And obviously, some of the “best” investors on Wall Street...