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NASA balks at billionaire's request for Mars mission aid

First "space tourist" Dennis Tito asks agency to chip in with some new rockets and cash for a 2017 manned mission. NASA says thanks, but no thanks.

By November 21, 2013


'First billionaire in hip-hop' Dre boasts of Apple-Beats deal on Facebook

Appearing to confirm rumours of a $3.2 billion Apple buyout, Beats co-founder says Forbes' rich list has changed "in a big way".

By May 9, 2014


Tech billionaires chase their wildest dreams (pictures)

Given the wealth concentrated in Silicon Valley, it's no surprise that tech CEOs and founders put their money toward the seemingly impossible, on land, on sea, and in space.

8 Images By October 26, 2013


Billionaire boats: Sailing on super-deluxe superyachts

Do you dream of your own gin palace on the waves? Summer is the perfect time to drool over these gorgeous gin palaces, especially when you're cooling off in your inflatable dinghy.

By July 2, 2013


Square's new $200M makes Dorsey a billionaire, report says

Investors value Square at $3.25 billion, but it needs to fight off its growing number of competitors, a research firm says.

By July 25, 2012


'Accidental Billionaires' is deliberately careful

A scandalous tell-all about Facebook's early days? Alas, Ben Mezrich's tale isn't so titillating. That's either because of the threat of lawsuits, or Mark Zuckerberg isn't exactly tabloid-caliber to begin with.

By June 30, 2009


Facebook tell-all 'Accidental Billionaires' on sale in July

Penned by "Bringing Down the House" author Ben Mezrich, the lingerie-and-martini-adorned cover promises intrigue and scandal. Whether it's the truth, well, that's less certain.

By May 22, 2009


Facebook creates six billionaires, with Zuckerberg worth more than Steve Jobs

Mark Zuckerberg is one of six men to have become billionaires thanks to Facebook. This year's Forbes rich list reckons the Zuckermeister is worth more than Steve Jobs.

By March 10, 2011


Telecom tycoon beats out Gates for top billionaire

Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the second richest man on the planet, according to Forbes, but Mexican telecom mogul Carlos Slim Helu takes the top spot again. Other tech players rank high on list.

By March 10, 2011


'Bouncing bionic billionaire' Mark Cuban dances like an eager fool

In his debut on the ABC reality series, Mark Cuban manages to amuse with his corny dance moves, but the billionaire raises a few eyebrows by choosing an ensemble consciously inspired by homelessness.

By September 25, 2007