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.
David Rockefeller, Ronald Perelman , Larry Ellison , Sanford Weill , Ted Turner and Paul Allen joined a pledge started by Warren Buffett for billionaires to give more than half their wealth to charity.
Tiger Management LLC’s Julian Robertson and William Donaldson, former chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, dined together yesterday at the New York Public Library’s Celeste Bartos Forum.
How do you sell the technology company you founded for $1.8 billion and five years later file for personal bankruptcy? For Halsey Minor, it may have been a fascination with houses, hotels, horses and art.