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.
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.
In a clip on her YouTube channel, a disheveled Roseanne Barr spoke out about her racist tweet about Valerie Jarrett, screaming: “I’m trying to talk about Iran! I’m trying to talk about Valerie Jarrett about the Iran deal. That’s what my tweet was about. I thought the b***h was white, goddammit."
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.
Bill Gates pledged $12 million toward universal flu vaccine research following a devastating flu season. Half will come from his foundation and the other half from Larry Page, in up to $2 million increments for “bold and innovative” projects that could be ready for clinical trials by 2021.
Google co-founder Larry Page has unveiled his new fully electric, self-piloting flying taxis. One of Page’s companies has completed “stealth” testing and will now pair with New Zealand for an official certification process in the hopes of creating the “Uber” of flying taxis in three years.
The onset of Amazon Prime Day brought news that the online behemoth's CEO, Jeff Bezos, had achieved a net worth of $150 billion. That number surpassed the inflation-adjusted record held by Bill Gates, whose $100 billion peak in 1999 translates to $149 billion today.
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.