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  • Bernie Sanders Slams Billionaires, Gets Reminded He Owns 3 Houses

    04/21/2017 5:47:51 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is having a difficult time with his latest tweet assailing the wealthy. First, Sanders, who ran a progressive presidential campaign criticizing Wall Street and the rich, tweeted out a message Thursday evening with what seems to be a typo, telling billionaires: "You can have it all." After deleting the initial tweet and replacing it with a new one, swapping "can" with "can't", Sanders was mercilessly mocked for questioning how yachts and cars billionaires need when he and his wife bought their third house — a $600,000 beachfront residence — in August.
  • Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl

    04/15/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, L.P ^ | April 14, 2017 | Franz Wild
    Companies controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire George Soros, claiming he cost them at least $10 billion through a defamation campaign that stripped them of rights to an iron ore deposit in Guinea and other business opportunities around the world. Soros funded law firms, transparency groups, investigators and government officials in Guinea in a coordinated effort to ensure BSG Resources Ltd. lost the rights to the Simandou deposit in April 2014, BSGR said in a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.
  • In Trump They Trust: Inside The Global Web Of Partners Cashing In On The President

    04/09/2017 7:05:27 PM PDT · by OneVike · 15 replies
    Forbes Magazine ^ | March 28, 2017 | Dan Alexander
    A previously little-known batch of billionaires and tycoons from around the world suddenly find themselves in an unprecedented position: How do you cash in on a partnership with the president of the United States of America? From the avaricious dealmakers to the abandoned deals, meet the world's 36 mini-Trumps. All told, at least 14 from this community of partners, from Turkey to India to the Philippines, attended the inauguration festivities. "People often talk about partners as not necessarily friends, almost as if they're mutually exclusive. 'If you're a partner, you're not a friend, and if you're a friend, you're...
  • Hot Flight Attendants In Bikinis Made Vietnam Its First Female Billionaire

    03/31/2017 5:42:33 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 111 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 03/30/17 | DEREK HUNTER
    Airlines all have their own uniforms for flight attendants, but those uniforms were never a reason customers choose to fly a particular airline…until now. VietJet, a regional airline in Vietnam, has its young flight attendants dress in corporate colored bikinis, and that marketing gimmick has helped the company’s CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao, become the country’s first self-made female billionaire. Bloomberg reports, “With the initial public offering of Vietnam’s only privately-owned airline, Thao is set to have a net worth exceeding $1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, making her the country’s first woman billionaire.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1Ia1fLc8hw
  • Protesters picket mansions of Connecticut billionaires, demanding they pay more taxes

    03/29/2017 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 25 replies
    Money-ish ^ | 25 March 2017 | Kristiano Ang
    Champagne wishes and caviar dreams, this time with a side of dissent. About three dozen demonstrators descended on the mansions of Connecticut’s 0.01% over the weekend to protest Democratic Gov. Dan Malloy’s new budget, which includes jobs cuts and changes in pension funding. As part of the “Lifestyles of the Rich and Shameless” tour, protesters—many of whom work in the area—left mock tax bills at the ritzy homes of hedge fund bosses like Ray Dalio and Steven Cohen, asking them to pony up over $1.2 billion between both of them. “Income inequality is out of control in this country, and...
  • David Rockefeller, Philanthropist and Head of Chase Manhattan Bank, Dies at 101 (obit)

    03/20/2017 11:42:14 AM PDT · by drewh · 37 replies
    NY Times ^ | MARCH 20, 2017 | By JONATHAN KANDELL
    David Rockefeller, the banker and philanthropist with the fabled family name who controlled Chase Manhattan bank for more than a decade and wielded influence around the world even longer as he spread the gospel of American capitalism, died on Monday morning at his home in Pocantico Hills, N.Y. He was 101. Mr. Rockefeller could well be the last of an increasingly less visible family to have cut so imposing a figure on the world stage. As an advocate of the economic interests of the United States and of his own bank, he was a force in global financial affairs and...
  • Billionaire philanthropist David Rockefeller dies at age 101

    03/20/2017 8:10:58 AM PDT · by re_tail20 · 66 replies
    David Rockefeller, the billionaire businessman and philanthropist who was the last in his generation of one of the country's most famously philanthropic families, died Monday. He was 101. Rockefeller died in his sleep at his home in suburban Pocantico Hills, New York, according to his spokesman, Fraser P. Seitel. He was the youngest of six children born to John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the grandson of Standard Oil co-founder John D. Rockefeller. With the passing of his siblings, he became the guardian of his family's fortune and head of a sprawling network of family interests, both business and philanthropic, that...
  • Caption Contest (Vanity)

    03/15/2017 12:37:30 PM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    Capitol Fax ^ | March 15, 2017 | Rich Miller
    Illinois Democratic Gubernatorial Hopeful Multi billionaire J. B. Pritzker The Tribune’s photo of JB Pritzker is, um, quite something…
  • Peter Thiel: Globalization is Over, ‘It Feels so Dated’

    03/09/2017 5:55:46 AM PST · by davikkm · 11 replies
    breitbart ^ | CHARLIE NASH
    Billionaire tech entrepreneur and adviser to President Trump, Peter Thiel, declared globalization to be over on Tuesday, claiming it’s “so 2005, it feels so dated.” “I’m naturally inclined to think of it in those terms,” said Thiel on the topic of how Trump’s victory showed the American people’s dissatisfaction with globalization. “There’s something around globalization that’s not been working that well.”
  • Wilbur Ross confirmed as Commerce secretary

    02/27/2017 5:02:48 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 35 replies
    The Senate voted Monday to confirm billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as secretary of commerce in President Trump's Cabinet. Ross was approved by a vote of 72-27, with 20 Democrats and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, joining 51 Republicans to vote "aye." Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., did not vote due to his ongoing recovery from back surgery. The Senate later voted 67-31 to move forward on the nomination of Rep. Ryan Zinke, R-Mont., to lead the Interior Department. A final vote on Zinke's confirmation could occur on Tuesday or Wednesday. Ross is the 14th member of Trump's Cabinet to be cofirmed, with...
  • Billionaire Pritzker Tells Men to Use Women’s Bathrooms to Protest Trump

    02/23/2017 4:17:43 PM PST · by ColdOne · 54 replies
    freebeacon.com ^ | 2/23/17 | Bill McMorris
    A billionaire Democratic megadonor, who is exploring a run for governor, encouraged men to use women's bathrooms on Wednesday sparking criticism from transgender advocates and politicians. J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire heir whose father co-founded Hyatt hotels, floated the idea of switching bathrooms in the wake of President Donald Trump's executive order reversing an Obama policy that could have stripped federal funds from schools that maintain separate bathroom facilities based on sex. "As a protest against Trump's rescinding protections for trans kids, everyone should use the other gender's bathroom today!" he tweeted at 8:36 a.m. As a protest against Trump's rescinding...
  • Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87...

    02/11/2017 12:01:17 AM PST · by Morgana · 10 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | Feb. 11, 2017 | Associated Press
    FULL TITLE: Little Caesars creator and Detroit Red Wings and Tigers owner dies aged 87 after amassing a fortune worth $6BILLION Billionaire businessman Mike Ilitch, who founded the Little Caesars pizza empire before buying the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers, and won praise for keeping the professional sports teams in the city as others relocated to new suburban stadiums, has died. He was 87. His family released a statement saying Ilitch died on Friday at a local hospital. They called him a visionary who set the tone for his company and his family. 'He made such a positive...
  • J.K. Rowling’s Twitter feud with Trump supporters is so bad she’s now fighting some of her fans

    02/04/2017 4:15:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Washington Post's Morning Mix ^ | February 3, 2017 | Travis M. Andrews
    If there’s any doubt left that we live in divisive political times, know this: Some fans of Harry Potter are burning their copies of the books to protest author J.K. Rowling’s views of the U.S. president. And she’s fighting back on Twitter, insulting those very fans. That’s right, one of the most beloved series of books in modern history has now become a political prop. Is nothing safe? (TWEETS-AT-LINK) Rowling has been vocal about her feelings concerning President Trump for some time. She has mostly used Trump’s favorite platform, Twitter, to share her criticisms....
  • 'I still have your money': JK Rowling replies to Trump supporter

    01/31/2017 4:14:25 PM PST · by markomalley · 35 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/31/17 | Helena Horton
    JK Rowling smacked down someone on Twitter who appeared angry at her statement about Mike Pence.The author replied to someone who said they were going to burn her books and films in response to her tweeting a Bible verse at the Vice President.They said: "Glad I caught this article on Yahoo. Now I will burn your books and movies too".And she replied: "Well, the fumes from the DVDs might be toxic and I've still got your money, so by all means borrow my lighter".
  • Sheriff Clarke: ‘I’m Tired of One-Percenters like Mark Zuckerberg’ Lecturing Us About Who We Are

    01/28/2017 11:34:35 AM PST · by blam · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-28-2017 | Jeff Poor
    Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends Weekend,” Milwaukee County, WI Sheriff David Clarke ripped the critics of those that oppose President Donald Trump’s executive order restricting refugees from certain countries from coming to the United States and in particular Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who he pointed out has his own wall at his home in Hawaii. “First of all, I’m tired of one-percenters like Mark Zuckerberg and others lecturing us about who we are,” Clarke said. “I know who I am and most Americans know who they are. We are a sovereign nation. If you’re going...
  • Carlos Slim calls for rare press conference days after border wall announcement

    01/27/2017 5:33:41 AM PST · by Resettozero · 55 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | January 27, 2017 | FoxNews.com
    <p>Carlos Slim, who last month said a Donald Trump presidency could be good news for Mexico, called for a rare press conference Friday, just two days after Trump announced his plans to build a wall between the two countries.</p> <p>The focus of the press conference was not immediately clear, but a spokesman for Slim told Fortune that the billionaire will take reporters’ questions.</p>
  • Zuckerberg Suddenly Reconsiders Forcing Hawaiians Off Their Land

    01/26/2017 9:14:05 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/25/2017 | Eric Lieberman
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg may rescind lawsuits he filed against local Hawaiians in order to fulfill the development of his prospective 700-acre estate after receiving a lot of criticism, namely from locals. “Based on feedback from the local community, we are reconsidering the quiet title process and discussing how to move forward,” Zuckerberg said in a statement, according to BuzzFeed News. “We want to make sure we are following a process that protects the interests of property owners, respects the traditions of native Hawaiians, and preserves the environment.” Zuckerberg, who is reportedly the sixth richest person in the world, was...
  • Democracy Alliance: Soros Billionaires Club for Revolution

    01/25/2017 2:34:22 PM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    The New American ^ | 25 January 2017 | William F. Jasper
    Even as Democrats publicly and loudly decry corporatist political “dark money,” billionaire Democrats and other donors funnel hundreds of millions to radical and violent causes.   Barely a week had passed after Donald Trump’s historic upset in the November 8 presidential election, but some of the world’s richest individuals were already launching a counteroffensive. George Soros and his fellow deep-pocket funders of the Democratic Party and left-wing causes gathered with a lineup of party activists and luminaries from Hollywood, K Street, and Wall Street for a three-day “investment conference” (November 15-17) at the luxurious Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C....
  • Hawaiians call Mark Zuckerberg 'the face of neocolonialism' over land lawsuits

    01/23/2017 12:49:32 PM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jon Letman and Julia Carrie Wong
    A few days after Christmas, Mark Zuckerberg shared a series of photographs of his family at their $100m, 700-acre property in Kauai. The Facebook CEO and his wife “fell in love with the community and the cloudy green mountains”, he wrote, and decided to “plant roots and join the community ourselves”. Two days later, Zuckerberg’s lawyers filed lawsuits against hundreds of Hawaiians who may own an interest in small parcels within the boundaries of Zuckerberg’s estate. The “quiet title” suits, first reported by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, are used to clarify the often complicated history of land ownership in Hawaii and...
  • Billionaire George Soros Behind 50 Groups Supporting Women’s Protests Yesterday

    01/22/2017 6:57:39 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    GP ^ | 01/22/17 | Jim Hoft
    Yesterday’s liberal women’s events around the country were backed by more than 50 groups which in turn were supported by former Nazi and now current Democrat financier George Soros. The march was led by the following four co-chairs: Tamika D. Mallory, whose bio says she “has worked closely with the Obama Administration as an advocate for civil rights issues, equal rights for women, health care, gun violence, and police misconduct.” She also served on the transition committee of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio. Carmen Perez, who served as the executive director of Belafonte’s Soros-financed The Gathering for Justice. Linda Sarsour,...