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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.

October 17, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mukesh Ambani sets up a new family office in Singapore;Sir Jim Ratcliffe is blocked from buying Manchester United by the current club owners; and Pierre Castel is hit with a multi-million dollar tax bill.

Mukesh Ambani to set up family office in Singapore
Asia’s second wealthiest man, Mukesh Ambani, is looking to further expand his reach by opening a new family office in Singapore.

The Reliance Industries chairman, whose current net worth is $83.7 billion (according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index), is reported to have chosen real estate and brought on board a manager tasked with employing new staff to get the office up and running.

October 11, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers; David Armstrong leads a bid to save Wasps Rugby Club; and hip-hop billionaire Jay-Z invests In a robotic pizza startup.

Francois Pinault’s brand merger raises concerns from family winemakers
The family of Francois Pinault, the billionaire owner of luxury brand Kering, have reportedly incurred the ire of French winemakers following the news that the Pinault-owned Artémis Domaines is merging with Champagne manufacturers Maisons & Domaines Henriot.

September 26, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the Trump family is sued for inflating their net worth by billions; Anders Hedin lines up a takeover of UK car dealer Pendragon; and Crypto billionaire Jihan Wu buys Singapore’s Fort Knox.

Trump family sued for inflating net worth by billions
Former US president Donald Trump (pictured left) and his three eldest children, have been landed with a fraud lawsuit following an investigation into their family company, the Trump Organization.  

The lawsuit, brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James following a three-year civil investigation, alleges that the Trump Organization committed acts of fraud in the decade between 2011-2021.

September 20, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, billionaire Yvon Chouinard gives away Patagonia to fight the climate crisis; B&M discount chain boss Simon Arora retires early; and Lululemon founder Chip Wilson donates millions to British Columbia's wilderness.

Billionaire Yvon Chouinard gives away Patagonia to fight climate crisis
Yvon Chouinard, the billionaire founder of sportwear brand Patagonia, has announced he is giving away his entire company to a charitable trust to help fight the climate crisis.

The label, which has long since traded on its sustainability credentials - including guaranteeing its clothes for life - is now in the hands of a structured trust, which has been designed to direct all company profits into halting the crisis.

September 12, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, Mike Ashley plots a takeover of historic Savile Row tailor Gieves & Hawkes; Robert Hersov plans to buy multiple South African airports; and Leonard N. Stern reportedly agrees to return ancient artifacts to Greece.

Mike Ashley plots historic Savile Row tailor takeover
Frasers Group, the shopping empire founded by British retail billionaire Mike Ashley, is among the remaining bidders contending for ownership of the historic tailors Gieves & Hawkes, according to Sky News.

September 9, 2022

Under The Queen’s historic reign, Britain’s monarchy survived and flourished. Campden FB looks at how Her Majesty adapted and evolved to lead her family and inspire her subjects.

The passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, has left the world in shock. For many generations, The Queen was the only monarch they had ever known, a constant source of resolve who lived a life of extraordinary dedication and service.

As the newly appointed English prime minister Liz Truss said: “It is the passing of the second Elizabethan age. The Queen was the rock on which modern Britain was built.”

September 5, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, tributes are paid to Cyrus Mistry; Czech billionaire Daniel Kretinsky’s Royal Mail stake is under a national security review; and MacKenzie Scott donates $44 million to a mentoring organisation.

Tributes paid to billionaire ex-chairman of Tata Sons, Cyrus Mistry
Indian prime minister Narendra Modi has led tributes to business leader Cyrus Mistry, who has died in a car accident in western India. The Indian-born Irish businessman and former chairman of Indian conglomerate Tata Sons was 54.

“The untimely demise of Shri Cyrus Mistry is shocking,” said Modi on Twitter. “He was a promising business leader who believed in India’s economic prowess. His passing away is a big loss to the world of commerce and industry.”

August 31, 2022

In this week’s FB Roundup, the billionaire Issa brothers purchase Co-op’s petrol stations; Hans and Julia Rausing donate to save historic ‘Harry Potter’ cloister; and hedge fund billionaire and philanthropist Julian Robertson passes away at the age of 90.

Billionaire Issa brothers purchase Co-op’s petrol stations for up to £600 million
Mohsin and Zuber Issa, the billionaire brothers who own a majority stakeholder in UK supermarket giant Asda, have agreed to buy the Co-op group’s petrol stations in a deal worth up to £600 million.

The British-Indian siblings, who made their fortune co-founding the Euro Garages chain of petrol filling stations, saw off a number of rival bids to finalise the deal.

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