The leveraged buyout of Lyondell Chemical Co. in 2007 benefited the company’s board as well as billionaire Len Blavatnik, who gained $1.2 billion, according to a revised lawsuit brought by the company’s creditors.
Bloomberg Markets’ inaugural list of the world’s richest people showcases the billionaires who pull the levers on the global economy. Their net worth totals $2.7 trillion, about the size of the gross domestic product of France, the fifth-biggest economy on the planet.
Warner Music Group owner Len Blavatnik withdrew his bid for EMI Group’s recorded music business after failing to agree on a price with owner Citigroup Inc., two people with knowledge of the situation said.
The lawyer who helped craft a proposed $8.5 billion settlement with Bank of America Corp. over soured mortgages urged some of her biggest bondholder clients to oppose a more aggressive stance set forth by a rival attorney, Bloomberg News Jody Shenn and David McLaughlin report.
Billionaire Leonard Blavatnik’s lawyers asked a New York judge to hold JPMorgan Chase & Co. responsible for stuffing a fund with risky mortgage securities and losing 10 percent of his $1 billion investment.