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Forbes’ 32nd Annual World’s Billionaires Issue

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Centi-billionaire Jeff Bezos seizes the top spot for the first time. Bezos has a fortune of $112 billion, up $39.2 billion from 2017, the biggest one-year gain ever. Bill Gates, who has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years, drops to No. 2 on the Forbes billionaires list. Gates has a fortune of $90 billion, up from $86 billion last year. This is the biggest gap (in dollars) between the top 2 spots since 2001. Warren Buffett, worth $84 billion, falls to the No. 3 spot. His net worth increased from $75.6 billion in 2017... Read More »

Welsh grower delivers earliest ever British strawberries

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Tesco’s Bridgend Extra store will today (February 22) begin selling the first strawberries of the season, which were grown by Springfield Nursery, based near Cowbridge in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. Tesco strawberry buyer Jordan Blandford said: “Hats off to Springfield who have achieved this fantastic coup with their expertise and innovation. There is always a lot of excitement about the first British strawberries being picked because their arrival means the start of spring is not too far away.  This is brilliant news for customer... Read More »

Forbes Releases First-Ever Crypto Rich List, A Compilation Of The 20 Wealthiest People In Crypto

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While the prices of individual cryptocoins continue to swing wildly, it’s clear that blockchain-based currency is here to stay and that these virtual assets have real, albeit volatile and speculative, value. “Our first-ever Crypto Rich list provides a snapshot of a pivotal moment, part of the transparency needed to pull crypto away from its provenance as an unknown currency,” said Randall Lane, Chief Content Officer, Forbes Media. Chris Larsen, a longtime tech executive and Founder of Ripple, tops Forbes’ Crypto Rich List. Larsen’s net wo... Read More »

HBO Executive and Professional Coach Publishes New Book on Enlightened Leadership

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It is easy to live life on auto-pilot, not paying attention to the present moment or what’s ahead. That was the case for Carla Moore on September 18, 2007, when she crashed into a concrete median driving 55 mph. Moore emerged from the wreck on a mission to start living the life she had always imagined, transforming herself over the following year from 300 pounds to triathlete, from passenger in her own life to driver. This transformation also positively affected her professional life and led Moore—who worked her way at HBO from entry-level sale... Read More »

Sony Announces New Management Structure

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Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that Kenichiro Yoshida, currently Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Executive Deputy President and Chief Financial Officer, has been appointed as Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018. Kazuo Hirai, currently Director, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer, will become Director, Chairman, also effective April 1, 2018. The above management transition was proposed ... Read More »

Tesco Bank appoints Gerry Mallon as Chief Executive

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Gerry will join from Ulster Bank, where he is currently Chief Executive. Prior to Ulster Bank, he was Chief Executive Officer of Danske Bank UK from 2008 to 2016. Gerry has also held senior positions at Bank of Ireland, McKinsey and Co, the Industrial Development Board for Northern Ireland, and the Northern Ireland Civil Service. Dave Lewis, Chief Executive of Tesco Group PLC, said: “I am delighted that Gerry is joining Tesco to lead Tesco Bank and sit on the Group Executive. He joins Tesco Bank at a time of increasing digital change i... Read More »

Most new cars must be electric by 2030, ministers told

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Homes also need to be built to a higher standard, the Committee on Climate Change - the official watchdog - says. The government says the UK is cutting emissions faster than any other G7 nation - and the committee agrees there has been a big shift under Theresa May. However, it says the UK will fall short of its ambitions unless ministers do more to turn pledges into reality. The warning comes less than a week after the prime minister launched a 25-year plan to protect the environment, including eradicating all avoidable plastic waste by 204... Read More »

Bitcoin: Warren Buffett warns cryptocurrency craze ‘will come to a bad ending’

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Warren Buffett isn’t buying the cryptocurrency craze. “I can say with almost certainty that they will come to a bad ending,” the Berkshire Hathaway CEO said during an interview with CNBC. As the price of bitcoin surged to a record high of nearly $20,000 (£14,800) in December, the alternative currency — and the idea of cryptocurrencies in general — generated intense interest from both amateur investors and from institutions like Goldman Sachs, which reportedly is setting up a cryptocurrency trading desk. Mr Buffett, known for his often-pre... Read More »

Mark Zuckerberg vows to ‘fix’ Facebook

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Mr Zuckerberg has famously set himself challenges every year since 2009. Facebook launched in 2004. Social media firms have come under fire for allowing so-called fake news ahead of US and other elections to spread. Facebook in particular has been criticised for allowing Russia-linked political ads in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential vote. Mr Zuckerberg said he intended to focus on "important issues", which he listed as "protecting our community from abuse and hate, defending against interference by nation states, or making sure that t... Read More »

London to host self-curated Azzedine Alaïa exhibition next spring

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Aretrospective on Azzedine Alaïa will open at the Design Museum in London next spring. Azzedine Alaïa: the Couturier will run for five months from 10 May and include more than 60 couture pieces from the Tunisian fashion designer’s 35-year body of work. Alaïa, who died last month of heart failure, had been working with the museum’s guest curator, Mark Wilson, on the exhibition, selecting rare pieces from his archive and providing documentation of his creative process. The Paris-based designer was widely celebrated for his ability to cut, f... Read More »

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