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Biggest Billionaire Flops in 2008

During 2008, markets and currencies around the world plummeted and so did the net worth of some of the world's wealthiest people. The top ten biggest billionaire flops lost a combined sum of $…

Garibashvili, Irakli

(Encyclopedia) Garibashvili, Irakli, 1982–, Georgian businessman and political leader. Garibashvili worked in the business and charitable enterprises of billionaire Bidzina Ivanishvili from 2004, and…

Lanai

(Encyclopedia) Lanai lənī´, island, 141 sq mi (365 sq km), central Hawaii, W of Maui island across the Auau Channel; Mt. Lanaihale (3,370 ft/1,027 m) is the island's highest point. Lanai City (…

Iacocca, Lee

(Encyclopedia) Iacocca, Lee (Lido Anthony Iacocca)ī˝əkō´kə, 1924–2019, American automobile business executive, b. Allentown, Pa., grad. Lehigh Univ. (1945), Princeton (M.A., 1946). That year he…

Hughes, Howard Robard

(Encyclopedia) Hughes, Howard Robard, 1905–76, U.S. business executive, b. Houston. As a young man he inherited (1925) the patent rights to an oil tool drill, which, manufactured by the Hughes Tool…

Zuckerberg, Mark Elliot

(Encyclopedia) Zuckerberg, Mark Elliot, 1984–, American computer programmer and business executive, b. Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. A computer prodigy as a child, he entered Harvard in 2002 and two years later…

Bronfman, Edgar Miles, Sr.

(Encyclopedia) Bronfman, Edgar Miles, Sr. 1929–2013, Canadian-American business executive and philanthropist, b. Montreal, grad. McGill Univ. (1951). He was the eldest son of Samuel Bronfman, 1889–…

World's Richest People Quiz

Every year, Forbes publishes a list of the world's billionaires, ranked by their net worth. Can you name the 10 richest people in the world?

literary frauds

(Encyclopedia) literary frauds, manuscripts that are presented to the public as works of famous authors but that are actually forgeries or imitations. Literary frauds are perpetrated for various…