Stories tagged with billionaires
By Laurie Bennett | January 12, 2017 at 8:37am | 0
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).
By Laurie Bennett | December 22, 2016 at 11:00am | 0
Reform, as defined by the incoming administration, can usually be translated as “less government involvement.”
By Laurie Bennett | November 30, 2016 at 9:00am | 0
Today’s billionaires-in-the-cabinet count: One and a fraction, not including the boss.
By Laurie Bennett | April 30, 2014 at 7:34am | 2
So now it boils down to a test of billionaires.
By Laurie Bennett | November 7, 2013 at 10:49am | 0
Fifty billionaires were direct or indirect recipients of farm subsidies, according to a report by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group.
By Laurie Bennett | October 2, 2013 at 8:26am | 0
The Supreme Court will hear a case next week that could open the gates to greater political influence for the wealthiest Americans.
By Laurie Bennett | August 6, 2013 at 6:42am | 0
It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.
By Laurie Bennett | June 28, 2013 at 7:11am | 0
The Aspen Ideas Festival, convened in the Colorado Rockies each summer for the last nine years, has grown into a domestic Davos.
By Laurie Bennett | November 7, 2012 at 8:41am | 0
One of the big losers Tuesday night was the billionaire-financed political campaign.
By Laurie Bennett | October 25, 2012 at 1:28pm | 0
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.
By Laurie Bennett | July 13, 2012 at 2:20pm | 0
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.
By Laurie Bennett | June 4, 2012 at 4:44am | 0
Yet another California proposition - this time to boost cigarette taxes, has brought millions of dollars into the state.
By Laurie Bennett | September 23, 2011 at 8:35am | 0
The Forbes annual package on the richest Americans features an engaging interview with billionaire Ron Perelman and his father, Raymond.
By Laurie Bennett | December 17, 2008 at 7:53am | 0
Here’s a Forbes list the rich guys would have preferred to avoid: America’s Biggest Billionaire Losers of 2008.
By Laurie Bennett | March 6, 2008 at 8:50am | 0
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.