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1 month ago

SoftBank Founder Masayoshi Son ‘Embarrassed’ Over Investment Track Record

Billionaire Masayoshi Son, the CEO and founder of SoftBank said he is “embarrassed” by his track record following the setbacks at marque investments like Uber and WeWork.
By David Dawkins 3 min read
1 month ago

Atlassian Billionaire Presses United Nations On Net Zero Emissions Pledge

Billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes is heading to the United Nations summit on climate change to “fly the Australian flag” by committing his firm Atlassian to a net zero emissions target by 2050.
By David Dawkins 2 min read
1 month ago

The Tortoise And The Unicorn—Brompton’s Slow Ride To Becoming A Billion-Dollar Brand

Brompton’s quirky line of folding bikes are powering commuters to work in Tokyo, London and New York, as the London-based business becomes an unlikely champion of British exports. Brompton’s chief...
By David Dawkins 18 min read
2 months ago

Norway’s $1 Trillion Fund Looking To Tap Tech Future Through Unlisted Investments

Norway’s $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund looks set to join Saudi Arabia and Singapore in investing in unlisted companies.
By David Dawkins 5 min read
2 months ago

‘Where Are The Aliens?’ Jack Ma and Elon Musk’s Weird Debate on Space, AI and the Future of Work

With a combined net worth of over $56 billion, the pair delved deep into the potential benefits and consequences of new technology.
By David Dawkins 3 min read
2 months ago

Bernard Arnault's LVMH Donates $11 Million To Fight Amazon Wildfires

Satellite data shows a soccer pitch size of forest is lost to fire every minute. The Amazon is home to three million species of plants and animals and one million indigenous people.
By David Dawkins 3 min read
3 months ago

Billionaire Vision Visionary Leonardo Del Vecchio Strikes $6 Billion Deal To Expand His Eyewear Empire

Ray-Ban Billionaire Leonardo Del Vecchio’s EssilorLuxottica group has agreed a $6.1 billion deal to buy rival GrandVision and form the world’s biggest eyewear brand.
By David Dawkins 6 min read
3 months ago

James Dyson Buys Second Singapore Pad As Billionaire Beds Down For Electric Car Push

Billionaire Sir James Dyson is set to splash out again just weeks after spending a reported $54.24 million on the city-state’s most expensive penthouse.
By David Dawkins 8 min read