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12 ultra-wealthy people who aren't leaving their fortunes to their children

Laurene Powell Jobs doesn't plan on leaving the $24 billion she inherited from her late husband Apple founder Steve Jobs to her children, she told The New York Times on Friday. Several other high-profile millionaires and billionaires have declared they won't be leaving the entirety of their massive fortunes to their children. Many of these wealthy parents have pledged to give the majority of their wealth away to charitable organizations by signing the Giving Pledge. Sting said he plans to spen...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Star Wars, Usa, Hollywood, Jobs, Microsoft, Steve Jobs, New York City, US, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Daily Mirror, Daily Mail

Does Tesco Risk Marginalising The Elderly And Vulnerable With The Opening Of First Cashless Store? - Forbes

Does Tesco Risk Marginalising The Elderly And Vulnerable With The Opening Of First Cashless Store?   Forbes
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A drunken late-night assault allegation has roiled the secretive world of Mark Zuckerberg's private family office. Personal aides are speaking out about claims that household staff endured sexual harassment and racism from their colleagues. (FB)

Over the past three years, multiple personal aides to Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan have been accused of serious misconduct by their colleagues. One former staffer accused the manager of Zuckerberg's Hawaii properties of assaulting her after a night of drinking, which led to a hospital visit and police investigation. A Business Insider investigation into the Facebook CEO's secretive family office has uncovered a workplace in crisis over the family's handling of allegations of sexual haras...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Obama, California, Washington Post, Montana, White House, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Joe Biden, Palo Alto, Fox, Harvard University, Hawaii, Washington Dc

When the Billionaire Family Behind the Opioid Crisis Needed PR Help, They Turned to Mike Bloomberg

This story first appeared at ProPublica.  ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox . Long celebrated as civic-minded philanthropists, the Sacklers were becoming pariahs. The billionaire family whose company created and pushed the addictive painkiller OxyContin had managed to escape connection with the opioid crisis for years, but now two magazine pieces were portraying them as pain prof...
Tags: New York, London, News, New York City, Elizabeth Warren, America, Bloomberg, Harvard, Vogue, Roman Abramovich, Pippa Middleton, Bloomberg Businessweek, Keystone, Bloomberg LP, Michael Bloomberg, Communications

These are the 10 most powerful US staffing firms used by companies like Google and Apple. Here's how to get on their lists.

The US staffing industry is a $90 billion business.  Companies like Google, Volkswagen, and Uber are increasingly turning to staffing firms to provide contract labor.  Here are the 10 largest staffing companies, according to consultancy Staffing Industry Analysts, plus tips on how to land a job with their help. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Finding the right job might start with selecting the right staffing company. In the US, staffing agencies generated $90 billion in r...
Tags: Apple, Google, Australia, Disney, US, Trends, Atlanta, Bloomberg, South Africa, Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, Sia, Michigan, Deloitte, Volkswagen

How Accessibility Consultants Are Building a More Inclusive Video Game Industry Behind the Scenes

An anonymous reader shares a report: Last year, Forbes published an article titled "'Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice' Needs to Respect Its Players and Add an Easy Mode." In the piece, Dave Thier, the author, argues that the title's egregiously high difficulty settings detract from the superb world and character design. "The difficulty is only one part of what defines these games for me, and honestly, it's not the most important part," wrote Thier. Easier difficulty settings would allow those with phys...
Tags: Tech, Forbes, Dave Thier

Zillow CEO Rich Barton reportedly just became a billionaire. Meet the serial entrepreneur who also founded Expedia and Glassdoor.

Rich Barton, the founder and CEO of Zillow, became a billionaire after the homebuying site stock surged on a strong earnings report on February 20. Barton led Zillow — which is best known for its suite of real-estate websites including Trulia, HotPads, Naked Apartments, and Streeteasy — to expand into buying users' homes on-demand. Barton also founded travel booking site Expedia while working at Microsoft in the 1990s and cofounded workplace review platform Glassdoor during a nine-year hiatus ...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, California, Steve Jobs, Boston, America, Trends, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Steve Ballmer, Silicon Valley, The New York Times, IAC

AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings with Ken and Matt: Election Technology, FBI and Homeland Security Passwords and Passphrases

Good morning everybody! I was on with Matt and Marty (who was sitting in for Ken.) We had a good discussion about election technology and what different states are doing to assure that they are secure.  We also talked about the FBI and Homeland Security about Passwords and Passphrases and security.  Here we go These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – — Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig If the Secretaries of State get hacked, I’m not sure we can feel comfo...
Tags: Google, Podcast, America, Sem, Fbi, New Hampshire, Maine, Homeland Security, South Carolina, Craig, Bernie Sanders, Joe, Forbes, Trump, State, Mardi Gras

What is the ultimate goal of 'Project Blitz', the Christian nationalist movement?

Project Blitz, a coalition of Christian right groups founded by former Republican congressman, Randy Forbes, began as a way to introduce pro-Christian legislation. Bills include faith-based adoption discrimination and mandating that public schools use "In God We Trust" on signage.This year, 226 pieces of anti-transgender legislation, many backed by The Blitz, have been introduced. In 1861, Reverend M.R. Watkinson pleaded with U.S. Secretary of the Treasure, Salmon Chase, to mint American money...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Government, Virginia, Israel, Religion, America, Transgender, Pennsylvania, United States, Iowa, Christianity, Innovation, God, Christian, Republican

Meet the first wave of speakers & enter your startup for The Europas Awards, 25 June

Excitement for The Europas Awards for European Tech Startups is hotting up. Here are the first wave of speakers and judges — and more are coming! The Awards – which have been running for over 10 years – will be held on 25 June 2020 in London, U.K. on the front lawn of the Geffrye Museum in Hoxton, London — creating a fantastic and fun garden party atmosphere in the heart of London’s tech startup scene. TechCrunch is once more the exclusive media sponsor of the awards and conference, alongside Th...
Tags: TC, Europe, Balderton Capital, UK, London, Elvie, Tech, Bloomberg, Italy, Middle East, Cbs, Financial Times, Lvmh, Starling, Accel, Balderton

The rise of Marc Benioff, the bombastic owner of Time Magazine who just became Salesforce's sole CEO, has an $8 billion fortune, and owns a 5-acre compound in Hawaii (CRM)

Salesforce co-CEO Keith Block is stepping down, leaving Marc Benioff as the cloud software giant's sole chief executive. Benioff worked at Oracle for 13 years before leaving the company to work on Salesforce full time. Benioff has a net worth of $7.85 billion, Bloomberg estimates. Benioff got his first job at a jewelry store to save up for his first computer, but he was eventually fired for cleaning the floors with the wrong soap. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Marc Benio...
Tags: Apple, Japan, Steve Jobs, India, Global, US, America, San Francisco, Trends, Georgia, Bloomberg, Indiana, Hawaii, House Of Representatives, Larry Ellison, Sydney

5 Reasons Why You Should Join A Modeling Agency

Are you looking forward to becoming the next cover page model on the Forbes lifestyle magazine? Well, you must know that reputable global clients will only outsource models via an agency. We are growing into an era of digitization, and therefore no one will attend every modeling show to pick up the right model for their upcoming events. Instead, agencies do the scouting and later present you to viable clients after signing up. All that a client needs to do is pick up a suitable model from ...
Tags: Fashion, Rome, Modeling, Modelling, Fashion Model, Forbes, Runway, Fashion Advice, Runway Fashion, Project Runway, Modeling Shoots, Modelling Agency, Modelling Agency Sydney

Exclusive: Ex-Prosecutor In Moldova Targeted By Grenell Dishes On New DNI

Before acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell entered government, he had a different career path: spin doctor, hired by a range of foreign clients. Grenell embarked in 2016 on a public relations campaign against a Moldovan prosecutor who was cooperating with an investigation of large-scale money laundering. Grenell was reportedly working on behalf of a Moldovan political party and its oligarch leader. The former prosecutor — Mihail Gofman — spoke with TPM on Monday in an exc...
Tags: News, Washington, Russia, Ap, Fbi, West, United States, Moscow, Romania, State Department, Intelligence Community, Moldova, Wall Street Journal, Justice Department, Forbes, Rudyard Kipling

United States: Forbes Publishes Blockchain 50, Cryptocurrency Exchanges Expand Services - BakerHostetler

This week, Forbes published its second annual Blockchain 50 list, recognizing the 50 largest companies with significant blockchain technology initiatives.
Tags: News, United States, Forbes, Forbes Publishes Blockchain

Weekend Box Office: ‘Sonic’ Remains in First Place, ‘Call of the Wild’ Overperforms, and No One Has Time for ‘Brahms’

Another weekend has abandoned us to the horrors of the workweek, which means it’s time to look back at the weekend box office. It was another good weekend for that blue menace Sonic the Hedgehog, as the video game movie remained on top. Harrison Ford and his cartoon dog friend came in at number two with Call of the Wild – a film that actually overperformed. Sadly, the same could not be said for Brahms: The Boy 2, as the horror sequel came in at number four. But Brahms didn’t have the hefty budg...
Tags: Movies, Harley Quinn, Box Office, Harrison Ford, Sonic the Hedgehog, Forbes, Brahms, Call of the Wild, Brahms: The Boy 2

Director, Indiana University Cinema

One of the nation’s most prestigious movie houses, Indiana University Cinema (IU Cinema) presents and examines the world’s most entertaining, fascinating, and thought-provoking films and invites audiences to hear from the luminaries who created them. Organization One of the nation’s most prestigious movie houses, Indiana University Cinema (IU Cinema) presents and examines the world’s most entertaining, fascinating, and thought-provoking films and invites audiences to hear from the lu...
Tags: Art, Jobs, New York City, Indiana, Chicago, United States, Jim Jarmusch, Ada, Louisville, Forbes, Indiana University, Nerdwallet, Bloomington, Metropolitan Opera, Association of American Universities, Customer focus

Warren Buffett finally gave up his flip phone and got an iPhone (APPL)

Legendary investor Warren Buffett is notoriously bullish on Apple — his company owns 5.6% of the company's shares, worth tens of billions of dollars. Despite his financial stake and personal interest in the company, Buffett is equally notorious for not using an iPhone. Instead, he's held on to a flip phone — until now. In a new interview, Buffett says he's finally switch to Apple's iPhone 11.  "My flip phone is permanently gone," he told CNBC. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Samsung, Trends, Tim Cook, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, Cnbc, Forbes, Buffett, Bloomberg TV, Tim Cook Buffett

13 TV shows Netflix canceled even though critics loved them

Netflix often sees little value in long-running TV shows, which has led to some critically acclaimed series getting the boot early in their runs. We looked at 13 Netflix originals beloved by critics that were canceled, from "Glow" to "Bojack Horseman" to, most recently, "Atypical." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix often doesn't like long-running TV shows, and sometimes that means great shows get the ax early. The streaming giant has canceled plenty of shows that ups...
Tags: Trends, Netflix, Atlantic, New York Times, Ivy League, Judd Apatow, BoJack Horseman, Jonah, Forbes, Luke Cage, Indiewire, Luke, Gus, Kimmy Schmidt, Esquire, Mickey

Morning Docket: 02.24.20

* The American Bar Association has won a lawsuit establishing that ABA employees qualify for public service loan forgiveness. It would have been kind of embarrassing if a group of lawyers lost this case... [Forbes] * Joe Biden is receiving some flak for wrongly stating that his late son was the Attorney General of the United States. [Fox News] * A number of Republican state attorneys general are trying to block the ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment. [ABC News] * A $14 million settl...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Republicans, Bloomberg, Joe Biden, United States, Fox News, American Bar Association, Aba, Forbes, Sonia Sotomayor, Chicago Sun Times, Cook County, Astros, Sotomayor, Morning Docket

How much is Antonio Brown worth?

Scandal-embroiled NFL free agent Antonio Brown was once one of the “world's highest-paid athletes” and ranked among Forbes' 30 under 30. But 2019, and even so far in 2020, has not been kind to the wide receiver, who was at one time the highest-paid NFL athlete to play that position, Forbes reported. Brown, 31, was the 24th highest-paid athlete, globally, in 2017, when he was worth an estimated $31.9 million, according to the outlet.
Tags: News, NFL, Forbes, Antonio Brown, Brown

Forbes Criticizes Airbnb 'Surveillance Bugs To Make Sure Guests Behave'

"So this is creepy," writes a Forbes cybersecurity reporter, saying Airbnb "has put aside the stories of hosts secretly spying on guests" to promote a new line of devices Forbes calls "surveillance bugs to make sure guests behave." Vice reports: As part of its "party prevention" campaign, the home-sharing service is offering discounts on devices designed to alert hosts when there's an irregular level of noise in their homes... An email I received on Thursday from Airbnb (I've occasionally re...
Tags: Tech, Airbnb, Forbes, Evan Greer

What will the first weed degree program in the U.S. look like?

Colorado State University-Pueblo will offer the first undergraduate weed degree in the U.S.The program will include intensive coursework focused on chemistry and advanced biology. Cannabis has become one of the fastest-growing job markets. Weed can now get you a degree. A public university in southern Colorado has announced that it will offer the United State's first cannabis-focused major.The new Cannabis Biology and Chemistry Program was created after students at Colorado State University-Pu...
Tags: Education, Biology, Colorado, Washington, Marijuana, Society, Chemistry, Innovation, Plants, Botany, Forbes, Cbc, United State, WBUR, Northern Michigan University, Colorado State University Pueblo

Heisler: Unexpectedly, the NBA finds itself in a golden age

Welcome to the NBA’s Golden Age. No, really. Unimaginable as it seemed during last fall’s standoff with China, the NBA is in the midst of its greatest boom with Forbes projecting it will set an all-time record of $9.5 billion in revenue this season … up from last season’s record $8.8 billion. Since its international incident, the league has gotten back to business … which has never been better, with prosperity more widespread than the 1990s, which were considered the NBA’s zenith with Michael Jo...
Tags: Hong Kong, China, Angels, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Michael Jordan, Nba, Mlb, Tokyo, Baseball, New York Giants, Lebron James, Houston, Silver, James

Zillow CEO Rich Barton joins billionaire club after stock surge

Rich Barton, who has the largest individual stake in Zillow with 15.8 million shares, is now a billionaire after Zillow Group stock value soars to $64 per share.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Zillow, Industry News, Forbes, Zillow Group, Select, News Brief, Rich Barton, Zillow Earnings, Zillow revenue, Zillow Q4 revenue, Zillow stock value

WIRTW #588 (the “new voices” edition)

One of the benefits participating in the Tri-C High School Rock Off is that your band gets featured in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s “New Voices in Rock” video series. One of the benefits of advancing to the Finals is that your band gets featured a lot more in said video. So, without further adieu, I bring you Fake ID’s contribution to the Rock Hall’s “New Voices in Rock” series. The Finals are next Saturday night, February 29. Tickets are only $12 (including Rock Hall admission) and are availa...
Tags: Google, Law, Abc, Senate, Canada, Vox, Nlrb, Cnbc, Joe, Forbes, Eric, Rock Roll Hall of Fame, Eric Meyer, OSHA, Rock Hall, Krebs

SXSW Pitch Finalist: Hemafuse

A demonstration of Hemafuse at the launch event with Amref Health Africa in Kenya. The Forrest Four-Cast: February 20, 2020 Technology impacts all facets of human life, and sometimes it can save it. That’s the mission driving products like Hemafuse, one of 50 finalists for SXSW Pitch 2020.Because of a global donor blood shortage, particularly in emerging markets, clinicians and patients don’t have enough access to donor blood. Carolyn Yarina, Co-Founder and CEO of Sisu Global Health. “Right...
Tags: Health, Startups, Europe, Entrepreneurship, China, India, Africa, Startup, Aol, Innovation, Kenya, Michigan, Baltimore, University Of Maryland, Steve Case, Sxsw

‘The Batman’ May Draw Inspiration From ‘Batman: Year One’ and ‘The Long Halloween’, Could Introduce the Flying Graysons [Updated]

Update: Set photos have been posted online that appear to depict jack-o-lanterns on the set of The Batman, which lends credence to the long-held speculation that Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale’s beloved comic graphic novel Batman: The Long Halloween may serve as an inspiration for Reeves’ movie. We won’t link to those photos, but they’re out there if you want to track them down. In any case, the apparent Halloween setting may mark the first time a live-action Batman movie has taken place during that ho...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Sequels, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Robin, Miller, Forbes, Reeves, Bruce, Frank Miller, Matt Reeves

‘The Batman’ May Draw Inspiration from ‘Batman: Year One,’ Could Introduce the Flying Graysons

Since Robert Pattinson stepped into the cape and cowl, it was clear that Matt Reeves‘ The Batman would follow a younger Caped Crusader. But just how early? We still know very few details about the plot of The Batman, but previous reports suggested that the film would show the early days of Batman’s career, barring the origin story that we’ve already seen dozens of times before. Now a new tweet from Reeves hints that The Batman will draw inspiration from one of the most iconic depictions of Batm...
Tags: Movies, Gotham, Robert Pattinson, Sequels, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, Warner Brothers, Robin, Miller, Forbes, Reeves, Bruce, Frank Miller, Matt Reeves

Jennifer Lawrence is the latest superstar actor to make a Netflix movie, after a string of box-office flops

Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in "Vice" director Adam McKay's Netflix comedy movie, "Don't Look Up." Lawrence is the latest superstar actor to turn to Netflix, following the likes of Will Smith, Adam Sandler, and Ryan Reynolds. Lawrence has made a string of box-office flops recently, including "Dark Phoenix" last year.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Netflix has reeled in yet another high-profile actor. Jennifer Lawrence is set to star in "Vice" director Adam McKay's u...
Tags: Hollywood, Jennifer Lawrence, Trends, Netflix, Ken Burns, Johnson, Smith, Adam Sandler, Forbes, Adam Mckay, Phoenix, Don, Lawrence, Sandler, Dwayne The Rock Johnson, Netflix Reynolds

Morning Docket: 02.20.20

* Julian Assange was allegedly offered a presidential pardon if he cleared Russia of collaborating with Wikileaks. [AP] * The jury's out (get it?) over whether the op-ed penned by Harvey Weinstein's lawyer will help or hurt her client. [Forbes] * The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended the prosecutor involved in the Jerry Sandusky case. [Philadelphia Inquirer] * A Roanoke lawyer has been acquitted of charges related to an alleged assault at a strip club. Must've had a good attorney. [R...
Tags: Law, Russia, Harvey Weinstein, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Forbes, Philadelphia Inquirer, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Roanoke, Jerry Sandusky, Roanoke Times, Howrey, Morning Docket