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.
EBay Inc. Chief Executive Officer John Donahoe is stepping up his offense against activist Carl Icahn, a sign of the rising stakes in his effort to keep from splitting off the e-commerce company’s PayPal business.
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.
An iconic San Francisco office property in the heart of the financial district is poised for a makeover as surging technology firms squeezed out of the popular South of Market area migrate to other neighborhoods.