Tag: Tycoons

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Craps and Cryogenics

How an eccentric industrialist bought Atlantic City’s shuttered Revel casino at a firesale price with a goal to turn it into a “life-extension facility.”

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The Bling Dynasty

An army of Western luxury-lifestyle purveyors flock to China to teach the country’s new billionaires how to act rich.

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Larry Ellison Bought an Island in Hawaii. Now What?

How the tech billionaire came to own 87,000 acres, three hotels, a wastewater treatment plant, a cemetery and 380 cats.

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Richard Branson Turns 50

Partying with a lost tycoon on his birthday.

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The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But The Truth

The 50,000-word story of Microsoft’s antitrust case.

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Uncontested: The Life of Donald Sterling

A profile of the Los Angeles Clippers owner, an oft-sued real estate baron with a documented racist streak and a penchant for heckling his own players, on the occasion of him winning an NAACP lifetime achievement award.

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How Brazil's Richest Man Lost $34.5 Billion

Oil and iron-ore baron Eike Batista’s very bad year.

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Everywoman.com

On Martha Stewart, business icon.

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The Miner’s Daughter

A profile of Gina Rinehart, the richest person in Australia.

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A Tale of Two Londons

“We can conclude at least two things with certainty about the tenants of One Hyde Park: they are extremely wealthy, and most of them don’t want you to know who they are and how they got their money.”

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The Big Short War

On a battle between billionaire hedge-funders.