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Self-proclaimed ‘free speech absolutist’ Elon Musk trumpets that his (possible) purchase of Twitter would be all about ensuring free speech and democracy. Photograph: Rlyan Lash/TED Conferences/LLC/AFP via Getty

Although it’s hard to gauge how serious tech billionaire Elon Musk’s $43 billion bid for social media platform Twitter is, it raises enormous question(...)

Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder: ‘At our age, Christ!, Taj is 80 this year and I’m 75, we should be able to do this.’ Taj Mahal and Ry Cooder: ‘At our age, Christ!, Taj is 80 this year and I’m 75, we should be able to do this.’

Ry Cooder is on fire, his memory flicking through the years as the renowned Californian singer/guitarist recalls the first time he saw the great blues(...)

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(...)

Elon Musk: he informed Twitter of his decision on April 9th, the same day he was slated to formally join the board. Photograph: Al Drago/Bloomberg

Twitter said Elon Musk has decided not to join its board, a stunning twist to a week-long saga that has captivated the tech community and touched off (...)

Earth’s richest man: Tesla founder Elon Musk’s wealth far surpasses anyone else’s on the planet. Photograph: Patrick Pleul/AFP

A decade ago, the world’s richest man was worth $69 billion (€63 billion). Today, $69 billion is less than the difference between what the world’s ric(...)

Twitter’s share price bounced by 30 per cent on news of Elon Musk’s 9.2 per cent investment was disclosed on Monday. Photograph:  Patrick Pleul/AFP

Tech billionaires have used their wealth before to make a mark in the news business. They include Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, owner of the Washington Post, a(...)

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(...)

Amazon has secured deals to launch up to 83 rockets carrying its internet satellites into low Earth orbit. Photograph: Blue Origin/AFP via Getty Images

Amazon has secured deals to launch up to 83 rockets carrying its internet satellites into low Earth orbit, in what is believed to be the largest such (...)

 Tony McCoy  waves after finishing fourth on Ned Buntline in the race named after him, the AP McCoy Grand Annual Handicap Chase, his final race at the Cheltenham Festival in  2015. Photograph:  Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Cheltenham is easier for Tony McCoy now. Easier than when he first retired anyway. Those first couple of years when he went back to the festival, it (...)

Amazon is now an advertising magnet. Photograph: Nick Ansell/PA Wire

Amazon has long been touted as the sleeping giant most likely to disrupt the digital advertising duopoly of Google and Meta (previously Facebook). But(...)

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