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  • Bill Gates Gets Nasty: Unearthed Footage Shows Billionaire Gossiping, Trashing Trump at Gates (T)

    05/18/2018 9:10:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/18/2018 | Lucas Nolan
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting with President Trump in a recently unearthed video clip, playing up for the audience his opinions on Trump’s knowledge about medical science, among other things. In a clip aired by Chris Hayes on his MSNBC show All In, Microsoft founder Bill Gates discussed a meeting he had with President Trump while talking to staff members of his charity organization, the Gates Foundation. Gates stated that he met President Trump both before and after he was elected but began first by discussing a meeting he had with President Trump before he was elected.
  • Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson cuts $30M check to GOP amid Dems' 'blue wave' fears

    05/17/2018 9:11:23 AM PDT · by gattaca · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/11/2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    The donation to the House GOP-aligned Congressional Leadership Fund was sealed last week when Speaker Paul Ryan and his entourage met with the mogul at his hotel, where he explained the importance of his money in maintaining the Republicans' House control, Politico reported.
  • Steyer Video Warns Mothers to Spot Signs Child Becoming a Racist, Thieving, Pro-Life Republican

    05/14/2018 8:30:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies
    cnsmews.com ^ | 5/14/2018 | Craig Bannister
    Bullying, stealing, and racism are just some of the “signs” your child might be turning into a Republican, a video by billionaire liberal activist Tom Steyer’s NextGen America warns mothers. In a video redolent of public service videos about teen drug use, a mother laments that she didn’t recognize the signs her son was becoming Republican - until it was too late: “This Mother’s Day, talk to your child about the GOP. I wish I had.”
  • Banking heiress Kate Rothschild's home raided for Ł500k in jewels as her children slept upstairs

    04/27/2018 7:06:47 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 44 replies
    Evening Standard UK ^ | 26 April 2018 | Justin davenport
    Raiders broke into the home of banking heiress Kate Rothschild escaping with up to Ł500,000 worth of jewels and valuables as her children slept upstairs. The burglars scaled a rear wall to enter her bedroom at her new home in Barnes, fleeing with a large jewellery box containing all her valuables, including an antique diamond dragonfly brooch and wedding and engagement rings. Ms Rothschild, 35, pictured, returned home with her boyfriend, entrepreneur Paul Forkan, after a night out and only realised something was wrong when she could not get into her bedroom. Mr Forkan climbed through an open bedroom window...
  • Billionaire banking heir Matthew Mellon dies in rehab facility

    04/16/2018 11:33:01 PM PDT · by familyop · 45 replies
    The New York Post ^ | April 16, 2018 | Ian Mohr
    Banking heir and cryptocurrency bigwig Matthew Mellon has died, a representative for his family said in a statement. Mellon, an early backer of global settlement network Ripple, was the ex-husband of Jimmy Choo guru Tamara Mellon and of designer Nicole Hanley, his second wife. A rep said in a statement: “Billionaire Matthew Mellon, 53, died suddenly in Cancun, Mexico, where he was attending a drug rehabilitation facility. Mellon made his fortune in cryptocurrency, turning a $2 million investment into $1 billion. He is survived by his three children, Force, Olympia and Minty. The family asks that their privacy be respected...
  • He Was The World’s Richest Man

    04/04/2018 2:21:27 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 27 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/04/18 | Andrew Benjamin
    He bet a quarter billion on something maybe worth 60 Million, to bully, damage, and hopefully to destroy this president, and paid $18 billion for it. Who is laughing now? Bezos, a virulent Trump hater, used the Washington Post, a paper of repute at one time, to perform regular, predictable and malevolent daily blitzkriegs on the candidacy, and after he was elected, on the presidency of the man We, the People, elected to the nation’s highest office, his family, his associates, his policies, and his ideas. In other words, Bezos and the Washington Post colluded, cooperated and conspired with the...
  • The World’s Biggest Investors Have Lost $436 Billion In 2018

    03/26/2018 4:56:00 PM PDT · by bananaman22 · 25 replies
    Safehaven.com ^ | 03-26-2018 | Charles
    Wall Street is shocked, but it shouldn’t be: Tariffs targeting China should have been a given, and now the market’s tanking on trade war fears as if it just crept up on everyone, but Trump’s been very clear on this. Wall Street is known for being short-sighted, though, and allowing itself to get caught up in the euphoria of the day. And now the world’s biggest investors are losing hundreds of billions.
  • ABC: In Haiti, a Factory Where Big Money, State Department and the Clintons Meet

    10/11/2016 1:35:59 PM PDT · by maggief · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 11, 2016 | MATTHEW MOSK BRIAN ROSS BRIAN EPSTEIN CHO PARK
    Bill and Hillary Clinton have hailed the factory churning out Old Navy sweatshirts in an industrial park here as a shining achievement in their efforts to rebuild this island nation after a destructive earthquake in 2010. But the garment factory has underdelivered on projected jobs. Haitian workers have accused managers of bullying and sexual harassment. And an ABC News investigation has found that after opening its factory in the Haitian industrial park — built with $400 million of global aid — the Korean firm became a Clinton Foundation donor and its owner invested in a startup company owned by Hillary...
  • PETER THIEL: If Trump runs again, he will be re-elected

    03/15/2018 12:21:04 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | march 15, 2018 | Julia La Roche
    Billionaire venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel predicts that Donald Trump will get a second term in 2020. “I think that if he runs again, he will get re-elected,” Thiel said at an event hosted by the Economic Club of New York on Thursday. Thiel also expects that it’s “probably the case” that the Democrats will do “quite well” in the midterm elections this fall. “The question about 2020 is a much trickier one,” Thiel said. “It’s really one of — is there anything that was learned from Hillary Clinton’s defeat?” He added that he thinks there’s a “vague parallel”...
  • Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson offers to help pay for Jerusalem embassy

    02/23/2018 4:29:08 AM PST · by WisconsinRep · 7 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | February 23, 2018 | JOSH LEDERMAN
    The Trump administration is considering an offer from Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson to pay for at least part of a new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, four U.S. officials told The Associated Press. Lawyers at the State Department are looking into the legality of accepting private donations to cover some or all of the embassy costs, the administration officials said. The discussions are occurring as the new embassy clears its final bureaucratic hurdles. On Thursday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson ended weeks of delay by signing off on a security plan for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to the holy...
  • 5 Record Breaking Gemstones Even Billionaires Can’t Buy

    02/20/2018 4:55:34 PM PST · by bananaman22 · 14 replies
    Oilprice.com ^ | 20-02-2018 | Charles
    As Elizabeth Taylor once said: “I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can't possess radiance, you can only admire it.” It’s a good philosophy, because when it comes to the world’s biggest, rarest and most extraordinary gemstone discoveries, no one—not even billionaire President Donald Trump—could afford the possession. We’re not talking about the average diamond engagement ring that sets you back $4,000 and was probably grown in a lab. And we’re not talking about the $3,000 ruby that was probably treated. We’re talking about the rarest gemstones in the world, like the ‘Guinness Emerald’ that came...
  • Ikea founder dies aged 91 after setting the business up when he was just 17 [tr]

    01/28/2018 5:07:20 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2018 | Phoebe Southworth
    Ikea founder Ingvar Kamprad has died, the company has confirmed. The 91-year-old billionaire died on Saturday at his mansion in Smaland, Sweden. Multinational Ikea, which has 412 stores across 49 countries, has long been the world's largest furniture retailer.
  • Billionaire Democratic Donor to Stop DNC Contributions After Government Shutdown Debacle

    01/27/2018 2:22:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 27, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    The Washington Examiner reports that billionaire and Democratic mega-donor Tom Steyer has announced that he will immediately stop all funding to the Democratic National Committee. Steyer, known for his political activism in recent years, was dismayed by how several high ranking Democrats voted in the recent government shutdown kerfuffle over illegal immigration.“I don’t have a litmus test on any one thing, but I do have a litmus test for elected officials standing on principle and doing the right thing, looked at holistically," Steyer told Fortune earlier this week. "And I want to say that after the DACA vote, I have decided...
  • Canadian billionaire and wife may have been killed, conflicting with murder-suicide theory

    01/20/2018 8:36:46 PM PST · by Revel · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-20-18
    Despite previous reports that a Canadian billionaire and his wife died in a murder-suicide, a private investigation has reached another conclusion: that Barry and Honey Sherman were allegedly killed in a double-homicide. Barry Sherman, 75 and the CEO of a generic drug company called Apotex, and his philanthropic wife, Honey Sherman, 70, were found dead in their home north of Toronto in December. The CEO was allegedly worth nearly $5 billion at the time of his death, according to the Toronto Star. Shortly after, Toronto police began investigating their deaths as a possible murder-suicide. Now, the Toronto Star is reporting...
  • Barry and Honey Sherman were murdered, sources say

    01/20/2018 12:41:40 PM PST · by billorites · 34 replies
    Toronto Star ^ | January 19, 2018 | Kevin Donovan
    The Sherman family’s private investigation into the shocking deaths of billionaire Apotex founder Barry Sherman and his wife Honey is revealing a very different story than the murder-suicide theory that has led headlines to date. A Star investigation reveals the details. It’s double murder, not murder-suicide. Barry and Honey Sherman were killed in what looks like a professional, contract killing. That’s the conclusion of a variety of experts who have been hired by the family to probe the case. Here’s the new information: There are markings on the Shermans’ wrists, an indication that at some point their hands were tied...
  • George Soros Just Dropped Six Figures For A Democrat In A Major U.S. Election

    01/10/2018 6:28:24 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 32 replies
    http://www.sarahpalinblog.com ^ | January 11, 2018 | Mary Kate Knorr
    Liberal billionaire George Soros just donated $350K to a democrat running for governor in Florida, according to The Daily Caller. Soros gave another $100,000 to the mayor of Tallahassee, democrat Andrew Gillum. Check it out:
  • Trump will go to billionaires' get-together in Davos this month

    01/09/2018 12:06:20 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    dailymail ^ | 9 January 2018 | By Francesca Chambers, White House Correspondent
    Trump will go to billionaires' get-together in Davos this month but claims he will push 'America First' to the ultimate globalist gathering White House said the billionaire would attend the Swiss gathering that's taking place days before his first State of the Union address in a Tuesday statement 'The president welcomes opportunities to advance his America First agenda with world leaders,' White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Trump will be first sitting U.S. president to attend in 20 years President Donald Trump is heading to Davos for the world's most elite economic conference later this month. The White...
  • Jeff Bezos is now the richest man EVER: Amazon CEO's fortune rockets <tr>

    01/09/2018 8:54:59 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Ariel Zilber
    Jeff Bezos, the newly minted richest man in the world, is now the wealthiest person of all-time after his fortune soared to new heights. Shares in Amazon hit an all-time high on Monday, which lifted Bezos’ net worth to a record $105.1billion, according to Bloomberg. That figure eclipses the $100billion worth that Microsoft boss Bill Gates amassed back in April 1999. In the last 12 months, Amazon’s stock has climbed by nearly 57 per cent. So far in 2018, the e-commerce giant’s shares have jumped 6.6 per cent. Amazon continued its dominance over the recent holiday period, grabbing 89 per...
  • Billionaire to Spend $30 Million on 2018 Elections. His Aim: Impeach Trump

    01/08/2018 3:11:10 PM PST · by Hadean · 46 replies
    New York Times ^ | Jan. 8, 2018 | CORAL DAVENPORT
    WASHINGTON — Tom Steyer, the billionaire environmentalist and Democratic political donor, announced Monday that his advocacy group, NextGen America, will spend $30 million to help Democrats retake the House in 2018, with the aim of eventually impeaching President Trump. Mr. Steyer also announced that he would not run for Senate or governor in California, as had been speculated. Mr. Steyer, who was a major donor to President Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign, emerged as the largest single political donor of the 2014 midterm election. His group spent $74 million to back Democrats that year, and $87 million in the 2016 elections....
  • Peter Thiel Planning Launch Of Conservative News Outlet With Mercers Family After Bannon Fiasco

    01/04/2018 9:53:45 PM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    Billionaire investor Peter Thiel is reportedly considering launching a conservative news outlet backed by the powerful Mercer family, along with a “cast of Fox News celebrities,” according to Michael Wolff book “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” and a report from BuzzFeed news. According to Wolff, Fox News chairman Roger Ailes and Peter Thiel were set to discuss the idea of a conservative news outlet last May – however Ailes slipped and fell two days before the meeting, hitting his head and dying before the discussion could occur. Word of Thiel’s potential new venture with the Mercers is...