In times of trouble people still turn to gold. What makes it a safe haven? Largely perceptions, based on its historical mystique.
Spanx founder Sara Blakely has signed the Giving Pledge.
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A careful review of more than 200 letters written by the wealthy people who signed the Giving Pledge over its first decade suggests a big contradiction.
In the wake of the Notre Dame fire, critics argue the money donated to the Paris cathedral would have been better directed elsewhere.
Those who don't give often face less media scrutiny.
Laurene Powell Jobs, founder and chair of the Emerson Collective.
There are some benefits to the uptick in billionaire newspaper and magazine owners, who can weather short-term losses for the sake of long-term gains. But whose interests are really being served?
We need to get noticed.
Once investors put their shoulders to the wheel, everything changes.
Jeff Bezos (right), now the world’s second-richest person, is charting a different course for his philanthropy than Bill Gates (left), the richest, and Warren Buffett (center), who has fallen to third place.
Amazon's founder turned to Twitter to crowdsource ideas for his charitable giving. This populist approach and his preference for short-term results set Jeff Bezos apart from other mega-donors.
Billionaire Warren Buffett says he drinks five Cokes a day.
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There's an assumption that the poor eat more unhealthy fast food because it's relatively cheap, leading some governments to try limit their access. Two researchers tested that assumption.
A weak pound is likely to lure more international bidders to UK shores. Time then to make sure we have our defences in place.
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The billionaire investor has dumped groceries in favour of tech and airline stocks.
Volunteers clean up after Hurricane Sandy.
There are few things Americans like more than lists and money, but ranking philanthropists on the monetary size of their giving distorts our understanding of generosity, argues one ethicist.
Warren Buffett: “When a country needs more income they should get it from the people that have it.”
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Why is there a tax policy named after the world's third richest man?
Trust me, I’m Warren Buffett.
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Warren Buffett has started rolling out his widely successful investment company, Berkshire Hathaway, into a consumer brand. Starting earlier this year, the famed investor began rebranding the energy companies…
Billionaire US investor Warren Buffett pays less tax than his secretary - but Australia has its own anomalies.
In his 2012 State of the Union address US President Barack Obama lamented the fact that billionaire Warren Buffett faces a lower tax rate on his income than his secretary. The situation arises because…