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Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Elon Musk becomes world’s richest person as wealth tops $185bn

Technology
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Championship play-off final: Brentford and Fulham set for richest game

Championship play-off final: Brentford and Fulham set for richest game

Sports
Brentford play Fulham on Tuesday for the chance to return to the English top flight for the first time in 73 years - and earn about £160m in the process.The west London rivals, separated by just four miles, meet in the Championship play-off final at Wembley.Fulham could seal an immediate return to the Premier League. Victory in the match, often dubbed the richest game in football, would be worth £135m to Fulham and about £160m to Brentford over the next three years.Brentford finished third in the table, one place above Fulham on goal difference, and won both league meetings during the regular campaign.If they fail to win, the Bees will have taken part in more unsuccessful play-off campaigns i...
Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

Jeff Bezos: World’s richest man pledges $10bn to fight climate change

Business
Amazon boss Jeff Bezos has pledged $ 10bn (£7.7bn) to help fight climate change.The world's richest man said the money would finance work by scientists, activists and other groups.He said: "I want to work alongside others both to amplify known ways and to explore new ways of fighting the devastating impact of climate change."Writing on his Instagram account, Mr Bezos said the fund would begin distributing money this summer.Mr Bezos has an estimated net worth of more than $ 130bn, so the pledge represents almost 8% of his fortune.Some Amazon employees have urged him to do more to fight climate change. There have been walkouts and some staff have spoken publicly. Also, Mr Bezos is financing the Blue Origin space programme, criticised for its carbon footprin...
Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Britain’s richest man plays down Premier League move

Sir Jim Ratcliffe: Britain’s richest man plays down Premier League move

Sports
Media playback is not supported on this device Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe says he has no plans to invest in a Premier League team and believes he has "enough on his plate" with his existing sports portfolio, which expanded today into Formula 1.The billionaire's petrochemicals firm Ineos has signed a five-year partnership with Mercedes and says the company now has "quite enough challenges".Ratcliffe has been linked with a bid to buy Chelsea but considers the valuations of top-flight English clubs to be "a bit silly" and appears content with focusing on French Ligue 1 side Nic...
World's richest man pledges $2bn for charity

World's richest man pledges $2bn for charity

Technology
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is to launch a $ 2bn (£1.53bn) fund to help homeless families and launch pre-schools in poor communities. The world's richest man made the announcement on Twitter a year after he asked for ideas on how he could use his personal fortune - estimated to be about $ 163bn (£124.34bn) - for charitable efforts.The Bezos Day One Fund will contribute to "existing non-profit organisations that help homeless families" and also fund "a network of new, non-profit, tier-one pre-schools in low-income communities," he wrote.Organisations will be given grants for "doing compassionate, needle-moving work to provide shelter and hunger support to address the needs of young families".He said: "We'll use the same set of principles that have driven Amazon. "...