Tag: Billionaires

  • Kara Swisher on Tech Billionaires: “I Don’t Think They Like People”

    Kara Swisher on Tech Billionaires: “I Don’t Think They Like People”

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    Listen and subscribe: Apple | Spotify | Google | Wherever You Listen Sign up to receive our twice-weekly News & Politics newsletter. Kara Swisher landed on the tech beat as a young reporter at the Washington Post decades ago. She would stare at the teletype machine at the entrance and wonder why this antique sat…

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  • Inside a Mexican Billionaire’s Hideaways Turned Hotels

    Inside a Mexican Billionaire’s Hideaways Turned Hotels

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    About 10 years ago, when I was living in Mexico, I went to a party at a beach house that belonged to a friend. It was an overcast afternoon on the Pacific Coast, but there’s a certain moment at the end of the day when the sun dips under the clouds and floods everything in…

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  • The Osborne Keeps the Gilded Age Alive on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown Manhattan

    The Osborne Keeps the Gilded Age Alive on Billionaires’ Row in Midtown Manhattan

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    By Grace Cassidy Long before a series of supertall skyscrapers came to dominate the Midtown Manhattan skyline, the tallest residential building on the stretch of 57th Street now known as Billionaires’ Row was an ornate 11-story brownstone called The Osborne. Designed by renowned architect James Edward Ware and built at 205 West 57th Street in…

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  • A lesson on California housing from the billionaires planning a new city

    A lesson on California housing from the billionaires planning a new city

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    A cadre of Silicon Valley elites is drawing fierce criticism from local residents and environmentalists for planning a new city on the outskirts of the Bay Area, a project dubbed “California Forever.” But the effort should be applauded for revealing a truth about California’s failed housing policies. This group of California’s most influential wants to…

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  • Tech billionaires plan to build California city from scratch

    Tech billionaires plan to build California city from scratch

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    For years, residents in Solano County heard about a mysterious group buying up thousands of acres of farmland and making millionaires out of property owners. The agricultural land had been owned by the same families for decades — some of it for more than a century. But the company, Flannery Associates, did not say what…

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  • How a Man in Prison Stole Millions from Billionaires

    How a Man in Prison Stole Millions from Billionaires

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    The woman left Wells Fargo for another bank, then went into real estate. (She has also appeared in multiple episodes of the reality show “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta.”) When I reached her on the phone, she denied knowing any of the men involved. She does follow Rogers on Instagram; on her own account, she…

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  • India Is Home to 169 Billionaires, But These Children Still Forage Through Trash

    India Is Home to 169 Billionaires, But These Children Still Forage Through Trash

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    New Delhi, INDIA—Raju and dozens of children are quietly attempting to climb a giant mountain of trash. Minutes before, with jute sacks clinging to their shoulders, they snuck through a hole in the fence of the largest landfill in India’s capital city New Delhi. It takes them 10 minutes to reach the 65-meter peak of the Ghazipur…

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