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August 11, 2017

Billionaire faces down tiny fly; Family offices looking to brands, Spanish assets; and Costco founder Jeff Brotman dies suddenly

Billionaire faces down tiny fly

Australia’s richest woman is having her ambitions to export cattle to China foiled by a tiny fly.

Mining billionaire Gina Reinhart wants to ship 300,000 live cattle to China each year, to feed the country’s burgeoning middle class.

August 1, 2017

A Hong Kong family company best known for its oyster sauce is the latest in a series of Asian investors snapping up London landmarks, as it executes a £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) deal for the city’s “Walkie Talkie” building.

A Hong Kong family company best known for its oyster sauce is the latest in a series of Asian investors snapping up London landmarks, as it executes a £1.3 billion ($1.7 billion) deal for the city’s “Walkie Talkie” building.

LKK Health Products Group, which makes Lee Kum Kee Oyster Sauce, has agreed to buy the 37-storey City of London tower – officially named 20 Fenchurch Street but more commonly referred to as the “Walkie Talkie” thanks to its bulbous design.

August 9, 2016

A rising taste for entrepreneurialism among billionaires who inherited their wealth is behind a dramatic 29% drop in the number of global billionaires in only two years.

A rising taste for entrepreneurialism among billionaires who inherited their wealth is behind a dramatic 29% drop in the number of global billionaires in only two years.

The new Wealth-X Billionaire Census reported that billionaires whose wealth was inherited comprised only 13% of all global billionaires and 14% of total billionaire wealth.

May 29, 2015

A new wave of successful multi-generational family businesses is expected to emerge from the current class of self-made billionaires, new research predicts.

A new wave of successful multi-generational family businesses is expected to emerge from the current class of self-made billionaires, new research predicts.

The 2015 Billionaires Report said data analysis of 1,300 billionaires from the last 19 years showed most US and European self-made billionaires choose to keep their businesses that built their wealth (60%), with one-third (30%) selling pieces of their business via an IPO or trade sale, while 10% cash out.

May 28, 2015

Australia’s wealthiest woman, Gina Rinehart, has been order by the supreme court to pass control of the family trust to her daughter, ending a four-year feud with two of her children, and loosening her grip on the family firm.

Australia’s wealthiest woman, Gina Rinehart, has been order by the supreme court to pass control of the family trust to her daughter, ending a four-year feud with two of her children, and loosening her grip on the family firm.

The second-gen to a iron ore mining empire, Hancock Prospecting, Rinehart changed the vesting date of the multi-billion dollar Hope Margaret Hancock Trust in 2011 to 2068, just days before it was due to pay out.

August 21, 2014

New York has produced more than twice the number of billionaires than any other city, new research has revealed, with a whopping 52 individuals hailing from America’s financial capital. 

New York has produced more than twice the number of billionaires than any other city, new research has revealed, with a whopping 52 individuals hailing from America’s financial capital. 

According to Spear’s Magazine and WealthInsight’s Top 25 Global Cities Where Billionaires Are Born, New York has birthed 30 more billionaires than its nearest competitor Moscow, which narrowly bet London to second place with a billionaire headcount of 22. 

March 5, 2014

A reclusive second-gen to Chinese real estate agent Logan Properties has been declared the youngest billionaire on the planet by Forbes World’s Billionaires List, which includes a number of family business members.

A reclusive second-gen to Chinese real estate agent Logan Properties has been declared the youngest billionaire on the planet by Forbes World’s Billionaires List, which includes a number of family business members.

At age 24, Hong Kong native Perenna Kei is an 85% shareholder in the family business and a non-executive director. Her father, Ji Haipeng, is chairman and chief executive of the company.

November 7, 2013

More than 800 individuals have become billionaires since the financial markets bottomed out in March 2009 following the global financial crisis, with today’s total population at 2,170.

More than 800 individuals have become billionaires since the financial markets bottomed out in March 2009 following the global financial crisis, with today’s total population at 2,170.

According to the Billionaire Census 2013, released by Wealth-X and UBS, Asia is the fastest growing region for individuals whose worth is at least 10 figures long.

Since last year, the region’s billionaire population rose 3.7%, with 18 new individuals, and total billionaire wealth increased 13%.

October 8, 2013

Africa is home to more than triple the number of billionaires than previously thought, according to a new rich list produced by a local business publication, putting it on par with Latin America in terms of its billionaire population.

Africa is home to more than triple the number of billionaires than previously thought, according to a new rich list produced by a local business publication, putting it on par with Latin America in terms of its billionaire population.

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