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January 10, 2023

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani focusses his attention on green energy; Vincent Bolloré sells his African ports and logistics business to MSC; and Jack Ma surrenders control of China's Ant Group.

Mukesh Ambani focusses attention on green energy
After handing over operational reins to his three children, Mukesh Ambani, the billionaire chairman of Mumbai-based multinational Reliance Industries, has announced he is focusing his attention on the Indian conglomerate’s pivot to green energy.

December 19, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Egyptian-born businessman Mohamed Mansour is appointed Tory party senior treasurer; tributes are paid to Malaysian banker Teh Hong Piow; and the son of murdered billionaires triples cash reward.

Egyptian-born businessman Mohamed Mansour appointed as Tory party senior treasurer
In the run-up to the next English general election, the Conservatives have appointed Egyptian-born billionaire Mohamed Mansour  (pictured left) as senior treasurer after his company, Unatrac, has donated more than £600,000 to the party.

“It is a great honour and privilege to have been appointed as senior treasurer of the Conservative party and a member of the treasurer’s team of the party,” Mansour said in a statement.

December 13, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Bernard Arnault’s oldest son takes over as CEO of Christian Dior SE; Hong Kong tycoon Jimmy Lai is jailed on a fraud charge; and Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa picks his crew for SpaceX's flight to the moon.

Bernard Arnault’s oldest son takes over as CEO of Christian Dior SE
Antoine Arnault, the eldest son of French billioaire Bernard Arnault, has been officially anointed as the chief executive officer of Christian Dior SE, the family owned holding company which operates luxury goods giant LVMH.

Antoine steps up as both CEO and vice-chairman, replacing Sidney Toledano, the former president of LVMH’s Fashion Group and chief of the Christian Dior Couture brand.

December 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, James Dyson expands his Weybourne family office; Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group serves Coventry City football club stadium an eviction notice; and Ivan Ko plans to revitalise an East London ‘ghost town’ development.

James Dyson expands his Weybourne family office
Billionaire British inventor Sir James Dyson has transferred almost £5 billion from his self-named company to fund his family office, Weybourne.

Sir James has moved funds from his global technology company to shape one of the “World’s biggest investment firms for the super-rich.”

November 30, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Gautam Adani wins a bid to develop a Mumbai slum; the Ilitch family expand their pizza chain to the UK; and Amancio Ortega expresses interest in buying Manchester United.

Gautam Adani wins bid to develop Mumbai slum
Just days after finalising the takeover of news broadcaster New Delhi Television Ltd (a deal he considers a “Responsibility rather than a business opportunity”), Indian billionaire Gautam Adani has further added to his responsible investment portfolio after winning the right to redevelop India’s largest slum.

November 21, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Andrew Forrest launches a $25 billion Ukraine reconstruction fund; Tom Ford becomes a billionaire after selling his fashion brand to Estée Lauder; and Masayoshi Son faces a $4.7 billion SoftBank bill.

Billionaire Andrew Forrest launches $25 billion Ukraine reconstruction fund
Andrew Forrest, the Australian mining billionaire best known as the former chief executive officer of Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), has committed $740 million of his own fortune to the Ukraine Green Growth Initiative.

November 14, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the billionaire Hinduja brothers call a truce on their family feud: Jeff Bezos pledges to give most of his money to charity; and Sam Bankman-Fried’s net worth is decimated after FTX crashes.

Billionaire Hinduja brothers call a truce on family feud
The India-born Hinduja brothers, Britain’s richest family, have agreed a truce in a long-running feud over the future of their family’s global business empire following revelations that the battle “Marginalised” the dementia care of its billionaire patriarch.

November 7, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Lord Alli is named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company; a three-member CEO board is announced to lead Red Bull after the death of co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; and Wu Yajun steps down as chair for real estate developer Longfor Properties.

Lord Alli named as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company
Lord Waheed Alli, the former head of children's media group Chorion and online fashion retailer Koovs, has stepped up as chairman of Marwyn Acquisition Company (MAC), a listed company targeting takeovers in the creative industries.

October 24, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to billionaire Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz; Bernard Arnault sells his private jet to avoid climate activists tracking him; and Sir Richard Branson is invited to take part in a Singapore death penalty debate.

Tributes paid to billionaire Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz
Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen has led tributes to Red Bull co-founder Dietrich Mateschitz, who has passed away aged 78 after a long battle with cancer.

Austria's richest person with a fortune estimated by Forbes at $27.4 billion, the entrepreneur built the energy drink into one of the most recognisable brands in the world with influence across the worlds of sport and culture.

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