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Billionaire GOP donor says he feels 'betrayed' by Trump and vows to support Biden

Billionaire Republican donor and Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone said he feels "betrayed" by President Donald Trump after the attempt to overturn the election, and he vowed to do everything he can to support Joe Biden as the new president.
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Trump-supporting billionaire Ken Langone: Republicans betrayed us

Billionaire Republican donor and Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone says he feels "betrayed" by the Republicans who attempted to overturn the election even after a mob of Trump supporters stormed the Capitol.
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Home Depot co-founder and major GOP donor Ken Langone says he feels 'betrayed' by Trump after Capitol riots

Kenneth Langone, co-founder of Home Depot Inc, speaks at a panel discussion at the SALT conference in Las Vegas May 14, 2014. SALT is produced by SkyBridge Capital, a global investment firm. REUTERS/Rick Wilking Billionaire GOP donor Ken Langone told CNBC he feels betrayed by President Donald Trump. The Home Depot co-founder vowed to support President-Elect Joe Biden after his inauguration. Langone has previously been vocal in his support for conservative causes and Trump specifically. Vi...
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How JPMorgan Chase's Jamie Dimon came close to running Home Depot nearly 20 years ago

JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon told Home Depot's cofounder: "I've invested 15 years in finance. I can't just walk away." Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time and Xinhua/Zou Zheng via Getty Images JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon came somewhat close to running Home Depot in the late '90s, according to the home-improvement retailer's founder Arthur Blank.Blank wrote in his book "Good Company" that Dimon was his "first choice" to replace him at the company's helm. The Home Depot foun...
Tags: Home Depot, Finance, Trends, Atlanta, Retail, General Electric, Jamie Dimon, Marcus, JPMorgan Chase, Blank, Jack Welch, The Home Depot, Continental Airlines, Arthur Blank, Ken Langone, Dimon

Inside the story of Ben Hill: the fictional executive and hotline used by Home Depot's founders to listen to customer backlash

"Our job is to make every single customer happy," Home Depot cofounder Arthur Blank told Business Insider. Courtesy of The Home Depot Early Home Depot shoppers called Ben Hill, a fictional executive, in order to voice their grievances about negative store experiences. Cofounder Arthur Blank wrote in his book "Good Company" that merchandising expert Pat Farrah came up with the name after seeing it on a sign off I-285 in Georgia. Home Depot's cofounders would take the "Ben Hill calls" themse...
Tags: Home Depot, California, US, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, House Of Representatives, US Senate, Marcus, Bernie, Blank, Farrah, The Home Depot, Arthur Blank, Ken Langone, Ben Hill

Hundreds of billionaires pledged to give their fortunes away through Warren Buffett and Bill Gates' Giving Pledge, but very little money may be actually helping people, according to a new study

Over 75% of the original signatories to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge — a promise to give away the majority of their wealth — are richer now than they were when they signed in 2010, a new report by the progressive think tank Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) found. The report suggests that many signatories are making money faster than they are giving it away. The net worths of nine of the original signatories, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Home Depot cofounder Ken Lang...
Tags: Trends, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Salesforce, Jeff Bezos, IPS, Marc Benioff, Mackenzie Scott, Ken Langone, Institute for Policy Studies IPS, Facebook s Mark Zuckerberg Home Depot

Private Planes, Secluded Homes, and Vaccine Pleas: Here’s How Wealthy Americans Are Preparing for COVID-19

(Bloomberg) — One investor may fly to Idaho with or without family. A doctor in a Colorado ski town is soothing wealthy clients who want a cure. And one New Yorker called up the hospital with his name on it. Like everyone across the U.S., the rich are bracing for a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Ken Langone, the co-founder of Home Depot Inc., watched President Donald Trump’s press conference and wondered if the media was overplaying the risk ± but he also made two well-placed phone calls fr...
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I Love Capitalism!

I N ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, we all feel a bit entitled. “Entitlement, writes John Townsend in The Entitlement Cure, “is the belief that I am exempt from responsibility and I am owed special treatment.” It’s about choosing the easy way instead of the hard way. Ultimately capitalism is about personal responsibility, ownership, and commitment. That can be hard to swallow in an age that encourages entitlement. Ken Langone, the now-billionaire co-founder of Home Depot among other accomplishments, wrote...
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Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone: America has a 'fabulous' economy

Ken Langone, a co-founder of Home Depot, says the US economy is in solid shape but could get a little better. He gives it a B grade,.
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Former GE CEO Jack Welch is America’s best businessman: Ken Langone

Welch had knack for developing talent and conducting business, the Home Depot co-founder said.
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Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone expects Republicans to lose House

Ken Langone, who provided the start-up capital to launch The Home Depot Inc. (NYSE: HD) in 1978, believes Republicans may lose control of the House of Representatives next year. "If we don’t get some significant acts, things done, we’ll lose control of the House next year,” Langone said during a June 2 interview on Wall Street Week with Maria Bartiromo. Check it out here. Read more about Langone here.
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The Panama Papers Are the Tip of the Iceberg: Cracking Down on Wealthy Cheaters

As you might be expecting from the headline, I am going to be talking about the Panama papers in this article, but the Panama papers revelations are just the tip of the iceberg, so before I get there I have to spend some time talking about an array of other members of the .1 of the 1% who apparently have no concern whatsoever about breaking the law. I want to highlight this issue not only because I am angry to hear about all this cheating, but because we as a society have to do something serious...
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Business Stands by Andrew Cuomo in New York City

Home Depot Inc. co-founder Ken Langone calls himself a dyed-in-the-wool conservative Republican, but even after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed new laws raising the minimum wage and instituting 12 weeks of paid family leave, Mr. Langone counts himself among his supporters.
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Jeb Bush moves to Republican front-runner for the presidency

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has emerged as front-runner for the 2016 presidential campaign. Here he takes the stage during the final day of the Republican National Convention on August 30, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images Your move, everyone else: If you can get past the idea for a minute of a potential Bush-Clinton showdown and American political dynasties, Jeb Bush taking a step forward for the 2016 presidential campaign was a major move Tuesday. He doesn’t clear the...
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