Name / Net Worth / Source of Wealth
- Bill Gates $76 billion Microsoft
- Carlos Slim $72 billion telecom
- Amancia Ortega $64 billion retail
- Warren Buffett $58.2 billion Berkshire Hathaway
- Larry Ellison $48 billion Oracle
- Charles Koch $40 billion diversified
- David Koch $40 billion diversified
- Sheldon Adelson $38 billion casinos
- Christy Walton $36.7 billion Wal Mart
- Jim Walton $34.7 billion Wal Mart
MEXICO CITY — Joaquin Guzman, “El Chapo,” the most wanted drug lord in Mexico and a multibillionaire fugitive, has been captured, a senior U.S. official said Saturday.
Few details were available. But Guzman has long been considered the top prize and most elusive figure in an extensive, ongoing drug war that has left tens of thousands of Mexicans dead.
Guzman led the Sinaloa cartel, the most powerful, richest and oldest of the drug-trafficking networks in Mexico. The group is responsible for the shipment of tons of cocaine and marijuana to the U.S.
The senior official said Guzman was captured early Saturday in the Sinaloa city of Mazatlan and was being transported to Mexico City. No shots were fired in the capture, the source said, which was based on information from an informant.
In recent days, the Mexican marines have been raiding numerous properties in Sinaloa belonging to close associates of Guzman.
Guzman was arrested in Guatemala in 1993 but escaped from prison in 2001 and has been on the lam ever since.
Source: LA Times
Facebook Inc. agreed to buy messaging company WhatsApp for $19 billion in cash and stock.
The 55-employee company, which acts as a kind of replacement for text messaging, has seen its use more than double in the past nine months to 450 million monthly users. That makes its service more popular than Twitter Inc., the widely used microblogging service which has about 240 million users and is currently valued at about $30 billion.
Queen Virgin Remy 5th location is opening March 1st in Miami
Google has entered into an agreement to acquire Nest, the business behind the smart thermostat and smoke detector, for $3.2 billion in cash.
Nest was founded by Tony Fadell, a former Apple employee who is credited with being the brains behind the iPod, in 2010. Fadell will continue to run Nest and the company will operate as a standalone brand under Google.
Owners of the 37 new dispensaries around Colorado reported first week retail sales when added together, were roughly $5 million.
Colorado, the first state to allow retail recreational marijuana sales to adults age 21 and older, has projected nearly $600 million in combined wholesale and retail marijuana sales annually. The state, which expects to collect nearly $70 million in tax revenue from pot sales this year.