Mark Zuckerberg has topped Warren Buffett to become the world’s third-richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The Facebook co-founder trails only two other tech giants: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has agreed to step down as chairman of Tesla’s board for three years as part of an agreement with the SEC. Musk became the subject of an SEC lawsuit for fraud in August when he mislead investors by tweeting that he had “funding secured” for a buyout of Tesla at $420 per share.
Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox has said it would sell off Sky News to Disney after facing regulatory concerns over Fox’s monopoly on the British news market. Earlier this year, Disney proposed a takeover of all of 21st Century Fox, which has yet to be approved by regulators.
Following claims that Ecuador spent $5m to protect Julian Assange, the country removed extra security at its London embassy. The WikiLeaks founder has been at the embassy since 2012 after being granted asylum and believes he will be extradited by the U.S. if he leaves.
On Sunday, FX premiered its show ‘Trust,’ about the life of American businessman J. Paul Getty, who built his family’s fortune in oil. Dubbed at one point the richest man in the world, he’s known for his artistic endeavors, miserliness and the kidnapping of his grandson.
Megan Markle’s guest Oprah Winfrey switched her dress the night before the royal wedding as beige would be “too ‘white’ for a wedding,” she posted on Instagram. Stella McCartney’s team, who also dressed Markle, worked overnight to prepare a pretty pink alternative.
New York prosecutors have charged Harvey Weinstein with more sex crimes, including criminal sexual act against a third woman and two counts of predatory sexual assault, “the most serious sexual offenses that exist under New York’s Penal Law,” said District Attorney Cyrus Vance.
Happy 20th Birthday, Google! Created by Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a research project at Stanford, they called the search engine "Google" after the mathematical term "googo." The term refers to the No. 1 followed by 100 zeros, to reflect their mission to organize the immense amount of information available on the web.
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos called President Trump's criticism of journalists "dangerous" during an interview at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C. "It is a mistake for any elected official, in my opinion — I don’t think this is a very out-there opinion — to attack media and journalists," Bezos said.
Silvio Berlusconi appeared at a political rally a week before parliamentary elections to support his party. Pundits say the former Italian president, who is still popular among fans despite a series of sex scandals and legal cases, may be trying to make a political comeback.
Woody Harrelson said he and Mike Pence attended the same Presbyterian liberal arts college in Indiana. They were “both very religious” and got along well. Harrelson said he was considering being a minister then but went a different path, and he doesn’t know if they’d be friends now.