Billionaire Jack Ma,  the 50-year-old founder of China’s biggest e-commerce company Alibaba, saw added $25bn to his fortune.  (Photograph: Ashley Pon/Bloomberg)

The richest people on Earth got richer in 2014, adding $92 billion to their collective fortune in the face of falling energy prices and geopolitical t(...)

Hartford LIfe, which has been bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has 80 employees and reported a profit of €31.5 million in the year to last December. Photograph: Reuters/Rick Wilking

Dublin-based Hartford Life Ltd has been bought by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway for $285 million. The company, which sold variable annuities – a(...)