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Kim Kardashian becomes a billionaire after her net worth surges by $220m in just six months

Kim Kardashian becomes a billionaire after her net worth surges by $220m in just six months

Entertainment
Kim Kardashian has officially become a billionaire, according to Forbes.The reality TV star, 40, saw her net worth soar from $ 780m (£564m) in October to $ 1bn (£723m) this month, the magazine reports. Her fortune comes mainly from her two businesses: the shapewear brand Skims, and the cosmetics company KKW Beauty. Image: Kim Kardashian recently filed for divorce from Kanye West She has also earned millions from her TV career - namely Keeping Up With The Kardashians - and endorsement deals.The rest of her estate is made up of her personal finances, properties and investments. ...
Why did Alibaba’s Jack Ma disappear for three months?

Why did Alibaba’s Jack Ma disappear for three months?

Technology
Getty ImagesJack Ma was about to become the richest man in China. In November 2020, on the eve of another commercial success, the outspoken billionaire suddenly went missing.Ma's company Alibaba has risen from an online store run from his apartment, to one of the world's largest tech giants. Today, it reaches nearly 800 million users with services including online shopping, cloud computing and artificial intelligence. The tech magnate is known for his flamboyant presence and publicity stunts.He's thrown parties for thousands of his employees and serenaded them with musical numbers like You Raise Me Up.His latest venture, Ant Group, commands the digital payment market in China through its Alipay mobile finance app. Controversial speechThe company is aiming to revolutionise banking in China,...
The Latest: Arkansas Gov: end of mask mandate at month’s end

The Latest: Arkansas Gov: end of mask mandate at month’s end

Health
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sunday that he believes his proposal to remove a mask mandate intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus will take place as planned at the end of the month.On CNN’s ‘State of the Union,’ Hutchinson said goals he announced in February to lift the mask mandate, which include a positivity rate below 10%, or fewer than 750 hospitalizations, are being met and he believes the mask requirement will be lifted.“I set some goals. And we’re making those goals. So, I expect that (mandate) to be lifted,” Hutchinson said.Hutchinson said he believes people will continue wearing masks when social distancing is not possible or they are otherwise at risk of virus exposure.The state’s positivity rate was 9% through Thursday, according to data from Jo...

He was 4 months behind on his rent. Why his landlord never mentioned eviction

Finance
Victor Washington fell behind on his rent during the pandemic. He and his landlord, Andrea Sorum, joined forces to keep him in his home.Source: Andrea SorumAt one point in the pandemic, Victor Washington was nearly four months behind on his rent.The problems began soon after he moved into the one-bedroom condo in South Minneapolis in October of 2020. Out of nowhere, a blood clot formed in his right leg and he needed a procedure. At the middle school where he worked as a custodian, he used up all of his paid vacation and sick time to heal.Then, in December, he got Covid. Washington's breathing became so bad, he landed in the hospital. He spent eight days there. He missed more work, this time without pay.Washington had to call his landlord, Andrea Sorum, and tell her that he wasn't going to ...
Sergio Aguero: Is Argentine entering final months of Manchester City career?

Sergio Aguero: Is Argentine entering final months of Manchester City career?

Sports
Manchester derby day used to be an occasion to relish for Sergio Aguero.It was one of eight goals in his first eight outings in matches between the blues and the reds as City went from being Sir Alex Ferguson's noisy neighbours to the top side, not just in Manchester but also in England across the eight seasons that followed.Although Aguero has scored only once in his past six derby appearances, under normal circumstances few would dismiss his chances of getting the goal that would move him level with Joe Hayes and Francis Lee as City's highest scorers against United, or the three that would see him move past Wayne Rooney as the most prolific player from either side in these momentous duels. However, current conditions are anything but normal.Forget about the global pandemic, there is also...