Stephen Schwarzman, the billionaire chairman of Blackstone Group LP, is setting up a $300 million scholarship for foreign students to attend China’s Tsinghua University, the alma mater of senior officials including President Xi Jinping.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, who last year became one of the first two female members at Augusta National Golf Club, played a casual round of golf with three-time Masters champion Phil Mickelson yesterday ahead of this week’s tournament.
Stanley Druckenmiller, one of the best-performing hedge-fund managers of the past three decades and an avid golfer, is among those who gave a total of $6.8 million to the Masters Tournament Foundation in 2011.
International Business Machines Corp. will sponsor Augusta National Golf Club’s Masters tournament for the 12th straight year later this week, even as Chief Executive Officer Ginni Rometty waits for a public invitation to join the formerly all-male organization.
When rebels stormed Muammar Qaddafi’s fortified compound this week, they found the Libyan dictator’s photo album of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, whom he once described as a “darling black African woman.”
The news that Augusta National Golf Club had invited Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore to join Bill Gates and Warren Buffett as its newest members came as a surprise even to some who already have a green jacket.
Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire co- founder of Facebook Inc., welcomed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to his California home, holding his first political fundraiser as demonstrators outside protested the Republican’s stance on women’s health funding.