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# Billionaires

Last year
Opinion: As a former Twitter employee, I'm horrified by what Elon Musk is doing
Declan Cashin used to work at Twitter – he says what is happening to the company is deeply disappointing.
Billionaires’ wealth rose more during Covid-19 pandemic than in 23 years combined
A new billionaire was created every 30 hours during the pandemic, according to Oxfam.
Billionaire list shows that nine Irish billionaires have a combined net worth of $54.8 billion
The Irish list is topped by Pallonji Mistry, a construction magnate with a net worth of $15 billion.
All time
Musk and Bezos make separate grand gestures over global hunger
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has also offered millions to tackle desertification
Kylie Jenner has become the world's youngest self-made billionaire
Jeff Bezos tops Forbes rich list for second year running while Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth has slipped.
Conservative Koch brothers to buy Time Inc for $2.8 billion
Time revealed in October that it was focusing less on magazine journalism and more on digital.
Britain's rich kept getting richer last year, despite Brexit fears
Overall, 19 people increased their wealth by £1 billion or more in a year.
These are the ten richest people on the planet
There are fewer billionaires than there were this time last year.
These are Europe's 11 richest billionaires who never went to university
IKEA, L’Oreal and Zara all get a mention.
Billionaires are demanding waterfalls for their superyachts — and they have a really good reason for it
Anyone got a spare €66 million?
There are now 1,826 billionaires in the world (as the gap between rich and poor widens further)
181 new members joined billionaire club in the past year, while 1 in 9 people in the planet don’t have enough to eat.
Poll: Would you like to buy Twitter shares?
What do you think of the move? Would you like to be a part of it?
The 10 billionaires whose net worth rose the most in 2012
Nope, we haven’t heard of some of these rich folks…
Forbes lists the 25 richest musicians in 2012
Dr Dre came out on top, with Irish rockers U2 taking the fourth spot.
Who is Pallonji Mistry, the richest Irish citizen alive?
The new list of Forbes billionaires makes the 82-year-old our richest citizen, at $9.7 billion. But just who is he?
Watch: Russian billionaire attacks opponent on TV
During a heated debate Alexander Lebedev floored his opponent, later writing: “I neutralised him.”
O’Brien to sell Digicel firms to world’s richest man
Denis O’Brien’s Honduras and El Salvador telecommunications businesses are to be acquired by Mexican businessman Carlos Slim – recently named as the world’s richest man by Forbes.
Slideshow: Forbes names the planet's wealthiest people
The richest people in the world are almost $1 trillion richer than last year, according to Forbes. That’s a lot of zeros…