Stories tagged with billionaires

In a typical cabinet, Elaine Chao would be one of the richest

By Laurie Bennett   |   January 12, 2017 at 8:37am   |   0 Comments

When critics complain about the big-money nominees in Donald Trump’s cabinet, they focus on billionaire investor Wilbur Ross (Commerce), Amway in-law Betsy DeVos (Education), former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson (State) and Goldman Sachs alum Steve Mnuchin (Treasury).

Icahn to advise Trump on regulatory issues

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 22, 2016 at 11:00am   |   0 Comments

Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”

A basket of billionaires

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 30, 2016 at 9:00am   |   0 Comments

Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.

How tightknit is the NBA billionaires club?

By Laurie Bennett   |   April 30, 2014 at 7:34am   |   2 Comments

So now it boils down to a test of billionaires.

Report: billionaires collect farm subsidies

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 7, 2013 at 10:49am   |   0 Comments

Fifty billionaires were direct or indirect recipients of farm subsidies, according to a report by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group.

SCOTUS case could permit more campaign money from elites

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 2, 2013 at 8:26am   |   0 Comments

The Supreme Court will hear a case next week that could open the gates to greater political influence for the wealthiest Americans.

Rich guys and newspapers

By Laurie Bennett   |   August 6, 2013 at 6:42am   |   0 Comments

It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.

Big ideas and big money mingle in Aspen

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 28, 2013 at 7:11am   |   0 Comments

The Aspen Ideas Festival, convened in the Colorado Rockies each summer for the last nine years, has grown into a domestic Davos.

So many bucks, so little bang

By Laurie Bennett   |   November 7, 2012 at 8:41am   |   0 Comments

One of the big losers Tuesday night was the billionaire-financed political campaign.

Wealthy donors divvy up their super PAC contributions

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 25, 2012 at 1:28pm   |   0 Comments

Together, the two major conservative super PACs have spent nearly $195 million - most of it in opposition to President Obama and in support of Mitt Romney.

Billionaires gather at UC Davis

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 13, 2012 at 2:20pm   |   0 Comments

It’s not unusual for colleges to invite wealthy individuals to join their boards, but few academic leaders have had more success than the University of California at Davis.

Ranking California’s biggest political donors

By Laurie Bennett   |   June 4, 2012 at 4:44am   |   0 Comments

Yet another California proposition - this time to boost cigarette taxes, has brought millions of dollars into the state.

The sometimes affectionate Perelman family

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 23, 2011 at 8:35am   |   0 Comments

The Forbes annual package on the richest Americans features an engaging interview with billionaire Ron Perelman and his father, Raymond.

Crying crocodile tears for billionaire busts

By Laurie Bennett   |   December 17, 2008 at 7:53am   |   0 Comments

Here’s a Forbes list the rich guys would have preferred to avoid: America’s Biggest Billionaire Losers of 2008.

Buffett unseats Gates on billionaire list

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 6, 2008 at 8:50am   |   0 Comments

For this year at least, Bill Gates can no longer claim to be the richest man in the world.

On Feb. 11, when Forbes ranked assets of the richest people around the world, Microsoft stock had dipped because of its efforts to acquire Yahoo. Gates’s rank on the Forbes billionaire list dipped from 1 to 3. His good buddy, Warren Buffett, who now holds the top spot.

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