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Branson Unveils Virgin Oceanic Submarine

Richard Branson unveiled plans Tuesday to pilot a “flying” mini-submarine down to the furthest depths of the oceans, in his latest record-breaking adventure. The Virgin Oceanic craft will try to reach the deepest points in each of the world’s five oceans, starting with the deepest of them all, in the western Pacific later this year. [...]

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Trump: I’d Pay $600 Million for White House

Billionaire business magnate Donald Trump is ready to shell out $600 million of his own cash to become President. He told ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Thursday that his name recognition would probably save him “hundreds of millions of dollars” compared with other candidates. The 64-year-old, who held the interview aboard his private jet, said [...]

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The world’s billionaires 2011

Carlos Slim Helu remained the world’s richest person, but Asia is where today’s big money is flowing, Forbes magazine said in its 2011 list of the world’s billionaires. Slim, who is almost unknown to the general public outside Mexico, weighed in at a staggering $74 billion of net wealth thanks to his telecoms empire. Already [...]

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Mubarak: World’s Richest Man?

The New York Post picks up a Guardian report that embattled Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak could be the richest man in the world. Worth about $70 billion, the Post says most of his money is stashed in foreign bank accounts and “shadowy real-estate holdings.” That sum makes Mubarak more wealthy than Mexico’s Carlos Slim and [...]

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2011 Hurun Best of the Best Awards

Luxury-brand awareness is growing among China’s super rich, who recognize 20% more of the lavish brands than they did last year, according to the Hurun Report. The 2011 Best of The Best Survey, which interviewed 401 Chinese mainland millionaires, each with assets of more than 10 million yuan ($1.5 million), said the super rich in [...]

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Gold Vending Machine Debuts At Vegas Casino

The Golden Nugget hotel in downtown Las Vegas is living up to its name with the installation of an ATM that dispenses gold instead of cash. Visitors are now able to buy gold coins and 24-karat “bars” weighing from 1 gram to 1 ounce at the new Gold to Go machine. Prices automatically adjust every [...]

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