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Microsoft founder Bill Gates: ‘I’m afraid the bears on this one have a pretty strong argument that concerns me a lot.’ Photograph: Matthew Knight/AFP

Bill Gates said interest rates are likely to rise enough to cause a global economic slowdown, triggered by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and fallout fr(...)

Serial entrepreneur Elon Musk could be a trillionaire-in-waiting or on the cusp of losing more money than anyone has ever lost. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

It would flatter Elon Musk to call him chaotic. Everything about the serial entrepreneur’s breakneck acquisition of Twitter reflects a dual ambition t(...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk: If he manages to push the Twitter deal through, there will be a spotlight on what he does next. Photograph: Frederic J Brown

A week or so ago, it seemed that Elon Musk’s bid for Twitter was a passing whim, a joke made up to troll the media and the tech industry at large. T(...)

Although Jeffrey Epstein never played the cello, he took a particular interest in obtaining one of the finest. Photograph: Joe Schildhorn/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images

When Jeffrey Epstein died in prison in 2019, he took many secrets with him. One was how a sexual predator and college dropout managed to forge bonds w(...)

Elon Musk. Photograph: Britta Pedersen/Pool/AFP via Getty

Twitter’s board has accepted a $44 billion (€39 billion) offer to sell the company to Elon Musk, handing control of the influential social media platf(...)

MacKenzie Scott. Photograph: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott once recounted, in a television interview, a Chinese folk tale sometimes known as “The Lost Horse”. The sto(...)

Brothers Patrick Collison (left) and John Collison whose wealth shot up to $9.5bn  each after a fundraising round that saw the valuation of Stripe almost triple in less than a year. Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Ireland’s nine billionaires increased their collective wealth by a net $11.9 billion (€10.85bn) last year, a new ranking by US business magazine Forbe(...)

Sautéed chicken at an Upside Foods test kitchen in Berkeley, California, which was laboratory-grown from stem cells. Photograph: Gabriela Hasbun/The New York Times Sautéed chicken at an Upside Foods test kitchen in Berkeley, California, which was laboratory-grown from stem cells. Photograph: Gabriela Hasbun/The New York Times

Until I read the release form I wasn’t concerned that the bite of sautéed chicken breast I was about to eat had taken less than three weeks to grow fr(...)

People protesting against vaccination mandates and coronavirus-related restrictions demonstrate in Munich. Photograph: Leonhard Simon/Getty

With his shoulder-length greasy hair, agitated grey eyes and sudden movements, Gerhard has the look of a B-movie mad scientist. He’s mad all right, b(...)

The judge said Irish-born tech entrepreneur Mike Lynch and Sushovan  Hussain gave a ‘misleading picture’ of the business, including by ‘reselling’ hardware in order to enable Autonomy to cover shortfalls in software revenue. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

An Irish-born entrepreneur facing extradition from the UK to the US over fraud allegations has signalled he intends to appeal against a High Court jud(...)

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