Wealth

In the early 2000s, Tesla Motors was a small start-up underdog in the automotive industry. It faced naysayers because “no one was doing electric cars,” CEO Elon Musk said on the “Third Row Tesla” podcast in February.  But despite the odds, Tesla became the world’s most valuable automaker – its market capitalization surpassed Toyota’s for the first time on July
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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey, who is worth more than $7 billion, is pledging $3 million to support experiments in free cash payments to Americans, he announced Thursday. Dorsey is giving the money to Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, a coalition of mayors who advocate for universal basic income, as well as invest in pilot programs around
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The world’s uber wealthy are increasingly putting their money towards socially, ethically and environmentally conscious businesses, which could spur the growth of sustainable investments. In Capgemini’s World Wealth Report 2020, more than a quarter (27%) of high net worth individuals (HNWIs) — those with investible assets of $1 million or more — said they were
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“Constraints breed resourcefulness, self-sufficiency, and invention,” reads one of Amazon’s famous core leadership principles delineated on its website. This, one of the major tenants upon which Jeff Bezos built Amazon, is something he learned as a kid spending more than a dozen summers on working on his grandfather’s ranch in Texas. “I learned so much from my
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From January through May, 10.9% of the global population of 2,825 billionaires made confirmed monetary donations to Covid-19 pandemic-related causes, according to a report published Tuesday by Wealth-X, a market research firm covering the world’s wealthiest people.  Other billionaires could have given money through a third party or anonymously, a Wealth-X spokesperson tells CNBC Make It,
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The state of the Covid-19 pandemic on both a global and national scale, is “more bleak than I would have expected,” Bill Gates said on CNN’s “Coronavirus Town Hall” Thursday. “Because our behavior and our contact-tracing is not working well [in the U.S.], we continue to have very large case spread. And it is embarrassing,”
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Francis Bacon’s “Triptych Inspired by the Oresteia of Aeschylus.” Source: Sotheby’s Sotheby’s plan to auction off a $60 million painting on Monday night marks the first real test of the global art market since the coronavirus pandemic — and is a bold experiment in the centuries-old model for sales auctions.  Sotheby’s aims to sell more
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In order to adjust to shelter-in-place guidelines and lower your risk of contracting Covid-19, you might have changed your spending habits to make your quarantine life more functional and enjoyable, like maybe cutting out gym memberships but investing in online fitness classes and better Wi-Fi for your home office.  Now, as states start opening back up, it might
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Dr. Jane Goodall speaks during the ‘Dr. Jane Goodall’s MasterClass’ New York screening in New York City. John Lamparski | Getty Images Entertainment | Getty Images World-renowned anthropologist Jane Goodall has said young people should be striving towards different standards of success, besides money and fame.  Speaking to CNBC from last week’s CogX conference, Goodall
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Interviewing for a job “sucks for everyone,” according to Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive and now part owner and executive board member of the Golden State Warriors NBA basketball team. “It’s fast-paced, pressure filled and more mistakes are made in hiring and also NOT-hiring,” Palihapitiya wrote in a Twitter thread on Wednesday. To compensate for
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As the coronavirus pandemic took hold in across the country and the world, millions of Americans’ lives were disrupted as they faced illness, unemployment levels not seen the Great Depression and whiplash-inducing market volatility.  But some billionaires who saw their fortunes dive as the market tanked in March have recovered and even surpassed their previous levels
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