Billionaire offering ‘free ticket to the moon’ on SpaceX Starship – National

A Japanese billionaire is looking to fill some seats on his SpaceX rocket to the moon. You in? Eccentric fashion designer Yusaku Maezawa has launched an international search for eight people to join him on the planned voyage around the moon, which Elon Musk hopes to accomplish as soon as 2023. Read more: Who […]

Japanese billionaire seeks ‘crew’ for trip to the moon with SpaceX –

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa on Wednesday launched a search for eight people to join him as the first private passengers on a trip around the moon with Elon Musk’s SpaceX. He had originally planned to invite artists for the weeklong voyage slated for 2023. The rejigged project will “give more people from […]

Sheldon Adelson, billionaire Trump donor, dies at 87 – National

Sheldon Adelson, the billionaire mogul and power broker who built a casino empire spanning from Las Vegas to China and became a singular force in domestic and international politics has died after a long illness, his wife said Tuesday. Miriam Adelson and the Las Vegas Sands Corp. both released statements confirming Adelson’s death. He […]

Where is Jack Ma? Chinese billionaire not seen in public for months – National

Alibaba founder Jack Ma’s absence from public view in the past two months, including missing the final episode of a TV show on which he was to appear as a judge, has fueled social media speculation over his whereabouts amid a Chinese regulatory clampdown on his sprawling business empire. China’s highest-profile entrepreneur has not appeared in […]

MacKenzie Scott, Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife, says she’s given away $4.1B in 4 months – National

MacKenzie Scott, philanthropist, author and former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced that she has given away $4.1 billion in the past four months to hundreds of organizations as part of a giving pledge she announced last year. Scott announced her pandemic-era philanthropy in a Medium post Tuesday, The Seattle Times reported. […]

Billionaire blared ‘Gilligan’s Island’ song on loop to ‘bully’ neighbour: lawsuit – National

Bond billionaire Bill Gross has been accused in court of playing the Gilligan’s Island theme song on a loop to harass his neighbour, amid a bitter dispute between the two mansion owners in Laguna Beach, Calif. The feud dates back to last year when Gross and his partner, former pro tennis player Amy Schwartz, […]

Bill Gates Sr., father of billionaire Microsoft co-founder, dead at 94 – National

William H. Gates II, a lawyer and philanthropist best known as the father of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has died at 94. Gates died peacefully Monday at his beach home in Washington state from Alzheimer’s disease, the family announced Tuesday. In an obituary the family credited the patriarch with a “deep commitment to social […]