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Elon Musk: he  has added $100.3bn   to his net worth this year

Elon Musk’s year of dizzying ascents hit a new apex on Monday as the Tesla co-founder passed Bill Gates to become the world’s second richest person. (...)

Claire Duignan, chairperson of the Arts and Culture Recovery Taskforce, and Minister for Culture and Arts Catherine Martin at the launch of the taskforce’s report last Tuesday. Photograph: Fennell Photography.

This week the taskforce set up to advise on post-Covid recovery for the arts published its recommendations, and they make an interesting read. First, (...)

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk’s mission is to make Tesla more of a global player in markets such as Asia and Europe. File photograph: Getty

Tesla, Elon Musk’s 17-year-old upstart carmaker, took a giant step toward blue-chip respectability on Monday, getting named to one of the world’s most(...)

Strap in: Josh Giegel and Sara Luchian, Virgin Hyperloop executives, become the first passengers to travel on the futuristic high-speed ground transport. Photograph: Virgin Hyperloop/PA

Image of the week: Hyperloop express Taking a provisional silver medal for breakthrough of the week, Virgin Hyperloop spent its Sunday sending its fi(...)

Elon Musk, who took rapid antigen tests on Thursday, said he was awaiting results.

Tesla chief executive officer Elon Musk questioned the accuracy of Covid-19 tests on Thursday after claiming that results showed he tested positive tw(...)

Winston Churchill: A characteristic of lustful leaders is insatiability. Churchill, commenting in 1938 on the rise of Adolf Hitler, said the appetite often “grows with eating”. Photograph:  Capt Horton/Imperial War Museums

Liz Herring was a driven debater. At school, she carted around a metal box of index cards so she could swot up on topics between classes. A debate tea(...)

Johnny Depp: Even if he had “won” the reputational cost was going to be colossal. As he lost, it may prove incalculable. Photograpah: EPA/Neil Hall

It’s hard to recall now but there was a time when the most outrageous claim about Johnny Depp involved a London hotel, a supermodel and a bath filled (...)

Tesla is now worth eight times as much as GM, 10 times as much as BMW, and 13 times as much as Ford. Photograph: Felipe Trueba/EPA

Tesla shares spiked higher after the electric car maker beat earnings last week following “our best quarter in history”, as chief executive Elon Musk (...)

Gordon Lawlor, CEO of Circle K, says forecourts will  drive retail footfall by installing services such as off-licences,  parcel pick-ups and washing machines. ‘You will see forecourts continually expanding the range of stuff they sell.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Arms folded on his chest, face beaming, Circle K managing director Gordon Lawlor strikes a pose for The Irish Times photographer outside the fuel grou(...)

Thai Airways pilot Akarapol Apanant demonstrates the controls as visitors to the airline’s flight simulator look on. Photograph: Sakchai Lalit/AP

Image of the week: Flying in theory Over in Australia, Qantas has been flogging its branded business-class pyjamas and old bar carts. But at the head(...)

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