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Who’s The Richest Person In Your State?

The United States is known to have many millionaires and billionaires. But, as HowMuch.net details, it turns out that not all states are equal when it comes to the rich and powerful. Where does your state fall? Take a look at the map below to see the richest person in every state. Source: HowMuch.net A […]

South Korea Introduces World’s First Robot Tax

In case you missed it, South Korea has introduced what is being called the world’s first tax on robots amid fears that machines will replace human workers, leading to mass unemployment. Of course, one can’t actually tax robots so what they’re actually doing is changing the corporate tax code to provide disincentives for capital investments […]

How Can America Afford A Universal Basic Income? Simple: “Tax The Robots”

By replacing low-wage cashiers and other retail workers with robots, the retail sector’s struggling companies can engineer a potentially life-saving boost in profits. But as advances in artificial intelligence continue to accelerate, according to the World Economic Forum, large swaths of laborers are going to lose their jobs, leading to unprecedented levels of unemployment. How […]

Visualizing The Richest People In Human History (Part 1)

The Richest People in Human History (Up until the Industrial Revolution) Click here for a larger, more legible version of the infographic that you can explore in-depth. Attributable to: The Money Project, a collaboration between Visual Capitalist and Texas Precious Metals When we think of wealth today, we often think of the massive personal fortunes of business magnates like Bill […]

What Explains amazon.com’s Share Price?

paulcraigroberts.org / July 28, 2017  PCR Takes a Look at Today’s “Top Stories” “Here are today’s top stories on Bloomberg” “Jeff Bezos briefly overtook Bill Gates as the world’s richest person. A surge in Amazon shares Thursday morning in advance of its earnings report gave Bezos a net worth of $92.3 billion, surpassing the Microsoft founder’s $90.8 […]

Bezos Back To Second Richest After AMZN Slides On Earnings Miss, Soft Guidance

Jeff Bezos enjoyed the title of world’s richest man for several hours, before he had to relinquish it back to Bill Gates after AMZN stock dumped after hours when the company reported Q2 net income of $197 million, or $0.40 per diluted share, down 77% from $857 million, or $1.78 in Q2 2016. This was […]

Jeff Bezos Surpasses Bill Gates – Becomes World’s Richest Man

A surge in Amazon shares this morning (ahead of earnings) has propelled founder Jeff Bezos past Microsoft founder Bill Gates as the world’s richest person… As Bloomberg reports, shares of the online retailer rose 1.8 percent to $1,071.31 as of 9:30 a.m. in New York. If the gains hold through the close, Bezos, 53, could leapfrog Gates on the Bloomberg […]

Europe’s Mass Migration: The Leaders Vs. The Public

Authored by Douglas Murray via The Gatestone Institute, "[T]he more generous you are, the more word gets around about this — which in turn motivates more people to leave Africa. Germany cannot possibly take in the huge number of people who are wanting to make their way to Europe." — Bill Gates. The annual survey […]

Visualizing The Jeff Bezos Empire In One Giant Chart

With a fortune largely tied to his 78.9 million shares of Amazon, the net worth of Jeff Bezos continues to be on the rise. Just days ago, Amazon shares reached all-time highs after the company’s ambitious acquisition of Whole Foods. This puts Bezos just $4 billion away from displacing Bill Gates as the world’s number […]

Bezos Bursts Above Buffett To Become World’s Second Richest Man

On the heels of the melt-up in US mega-cap tech stocks, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has leapt past Amancio Ortega and Warren Buffett to become the world’s second-richest person.     As Bloomberg reports, the 53-year-old founder of Amazon.com Inc. added $1.5 billion to his net worth on Wednesday, the day after the e-commerce giant […]