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Chatchaval Jiaravanon

Thai Billionaire Chatchaval Jiaravanon Plans Fintech Acquisitions

Thai billionaire Chatchaval Jiaravanon, who founded fintech start-up Lightnet, plans to widen the reach of its Southeast Asian remittance platform through acquisitions. Lightnet, which describes its blockchain-based service as quicker and cheaper compared with traditional banks, may raise fresh capital to pour into purchases, said chairman Chatchaval Jiaravanon. The Bangkok-based company announced a US$31.2 million …

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Frank Giustra

Canadian Billionaire Frank Giustra Denies Hosting Prince Harry And Meghan Markle

Canadian billionaire and philanthropist Frank Giustra has stepped forward to address media speculations about his alleged ownership of a mansion near Victoria, British Columbia where Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, “plotted their shock exit from the royal family”, as Page Six put it. Last week, the newspaper …

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Lawrence Stroll

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll eyes up £200 million stake in Aston Martin

Billionaire Lawrence Stroll is closing in on taking a stake in under-fire luxury car maker Aston Martin. Stroll – who is owner of the Racing Point Formula One team and father of Formula One driver Lance Stroll – will look to inject £200 million as the company tries to get to grips with its mounting debt pile, Bloomberg …

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Jeff Bezos

Billionaire Jeff Bezos Criticized For ‘Paltry’ $690,000 Donation To Australia Wildfire Crisis

Billionaire Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, has been criticized over the company’s $690,000 donation to bushfire relief efforts in Australia. In an Instagram post on Sunday, Bezos pledged 1 million Australian dollars ($690,000) on behalf of the tech giant. “Our hearts go out to all Australians as they cope with these devastating bushfires,” he said. …

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Yusaku Maezawa

Japanese Billionaire Yusaku Maezawa Seeks ‘Life Partner’ For Moon Tour

Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa is looking for a “special woman” to join him on Elon Musk’s mission around the moon. The founder of Zozo, Japan’s largest online fashion retailer, invited women interested in accompanying him on Musk’s Big Falcon Rocket in 2023 to apply online for a “planned match-making event”. The 44-year-old, who recently split …

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Tadashi Yanai

Japanese Billionaire Tadashi Yanai Resigns From SoftBank Board

Japanese billionaire Tadashi Yanai, founder and chief executive of Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing, resigned as an independent board member of Japan’s SoftBank Group at the end of last month after 18 years on the job to focus on his fashion business. A longtime ally and sometime critic of SoftBank founder and chief executive Masayoshi Son, …

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Frank Giustra

Canadian Billionaire Frank Giustra Accomodates Prince Harry, Meghan Markle In Luxe Hideout

Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra has been accommodating Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at his home, according to a report by Page Six. Harry and Meghan refused to reveal the owner of the multi-million dollar waterfront mansion near Victoria, British Columbia — the place where they plotted their shock exit from the royal family. But multiple …

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Isabel dos Santos

Angolan Billionaire Isabel dos Santos Under Investigation By Portuguese Authorities

Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos is under investigation by Portuguese authorities, according to a report by France24. The authorities are investigating embezzlement claims against Isabel dos Santos. The investigation comes after judicial authorities confirmed receipt of a complaint from Ana Gomes, a former Socialist lawmaker in the European parliament against Dos Santos. Financial daily Jornal …

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Jitse Groen

Dutch Billionaire Jitse Groen Wins Just Eat For $8 Billion

Dutch Billionaire Jitse Groen, the founder of Takeaway.com, has won the battle for Britain’s Just Eat with a 6.2 billion pound ($8 billion) share offer that will create one of the world’s largest meal delivery companies. Takeaway said that 80.4% of Just Eat shareholders had agreed to its all-share offer, passing a 50% threshold needed …

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