Warren Buffett spent most of 2013 amassing fortunes of over £23million a day through investments into food manufacturing giants like Heinz
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Tuesday 30 July 2013
Just this month, Warren Buffett announced plans to give away more than $2.6bn (£1.7bn) of stock in his Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate to charities, in the latest round of annual gifts since he outlined plans to give away most of his wealth in 2006. But now his son has publicly questioned the trend of big-ticket giving by the rich when the “existing structure of inequality” is left unchallenged.
Friday 26 July 2013
Tuesday 02 July 2013
That’s a mouthful, what do his friends call him?
Saturday 02 March 2013
Last year was a "subpar" year for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, the investor has told shareholders.
Sunday 17 February 2013
Sunday 06 January 2013
Wednesday 02 January 2013
"Are you looking for a job?" James Naughtie asked Dame Ann Leslie on Radio 4's Today, a note of panic in his voice. Now there's an idea. As one of the programme's guest editors, Leslie, the veteran foreign correspondent who famously went to war in a fur coat, arrived like a blast of cold air in a sticky sauna. You can imagine plenty of previous guests proffering feature ideas cobbled together by their agents, but not Leslie. She was first in the office, her sleeves rolled up and ready to kick some serious butt.
Thursday 20 December 2012
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is following in the footsteps of tech philanthropist Bill Gates, donating half a billion dollars of shares to charity.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is following in the footsteps of tech philanthropist Bill Gates, donating half a billion dollars-worth of shares in the social network to charity.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
Saudi investor’s £300m super-jumbo also has room for a concert hall, a garage for his Rolls and four luxury suites
Tuesday 27 November 2012
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor who favours a greater burden on the wealthy, yesterday called for a minimum tax on America's millionaires but proposed a higher threshold for increased taxes on the rich than the one put forward by the White House.
This week's big questions: is greed good, can we reinvent capitalism and do we need quotas for women?
Friday 26 October 2012
"We have to do a much better job of teaching our daughters maths and science and encouraging them to be aggressive"
Sunday 07 October 2012
Air travel has come a long way since that momentous day on 17 December 1903 when Wilbur Wright successfully achieved something no one had accomplished, powered flight. Little did Wilbur and his younger brother Orville know that their invention would spawn an industry that would enable millions to not only fly 120ft (as the brothers did) but thousands of miles.
Friday 29 June 2012
An entire Tuscan village – the hamlet of Pratariccia – has been put up for sale on eBay for €2.5m. But how does it compare to the other oddest items to grace the auction site?
Saturday 16 June 2012
Warren Buffett orders that paint company boss must be canned for taking staff to Bermuda
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Labour leadership: Battle lines are drawn as members battle over party's ideology at first hustings of the contest
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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