It’s been a year like no other, and we aren’t talking about the pandemic. There were rapid-fire public offerings, surging cryptocurrencies and skyrocketing stock prices. The number of billionaires on Forbes’ 35th annual list of the world’s wealthiest exploded to an unprecedented 2,755–660 more than a year ago. Of those, a record high 493 were new to the list–roughly one every 17 hours, including 210 from China and Hong Kong. Another 250 who’d fallen off in the past came roaring back. A staggering 86% are richer than a year ago.
Jeff Bezos is the world’s richest for the fourth year running, worth $177 billion, while Elon Musk rocketed into the number two spot with $151 billion, as Tesla and Amazon shares surged. Altogether these billionaires are worth $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion in 2020. The U.S. still has the most, with 724, followed by China (including Hong Kong and Macao) with 698. We used stock prices and exchange rates from March 5 to calculate net worths. See below for the full list of the world’s billionaires and our methodology.
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On March 13, as New York prepared to move indoors to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Mirror founder Brynn Putnam closed the offices of her high-tech fitness startup and sent her nearly 100 employees home. The former ballerina now hunkers down in her Greenwich Village apartment with her husband, Lowell, also an entrepreneur. The couple alternates who gets to be on Zoom from the bedroom and who watches their 3-year-old son, George, in the living room. The only thing that’s easy: working out. Putnam brought home two of her fitness company’s eponymous interactive Mirrors. One is in the bedroom, the other in the guest bedroom. “If [Lowell] wants to box and I want to do yoga, we can,” says Putnam, 36. With a market capitalization above $13 billion and a product and marketing campaign that have become a meme, Peloton has emerged as the buzziest fitness company of the coronavirus era. But privately owned Mirror is hot on its heels, with a single advantage Peloton can’t match: compactness. At 22 inches wide, 52 inches high and 1.4 inches deep, Putnam’s product looks and acts like a regular mirror. Turn it on, though, and users see an instructor teaching the class (as well as their own reflection so they can work on form); software provides personalized modifications in the corner of the screen and helps track fitness goals. Members pay $1,495 for the Mirror and an additional $39 a month for access to an array of livestreamed classes including cardio, barre, strength training and yoga in 15-, 30- and 60-minute increments. “No one had thought about putting a screen into a mirror and having it be a workout platform,” says Kevin Thau, general partner at Spark Capital, one of Putnam’s early investors. “It seems obvious in hindsight, but it wasn’t before.” Brick-and-mortar gyms and fitness studios are an almost $100 billion business, according to the International Health Racquet and Sportsclub Association. When Putnam launched the product in September 2018, five years after Peloton first started connecting bikes, she was betting on a gradual, continuing shift toward home fitness. Now with millions of people stuck in their homes and desperate for exercise, she’s riding high, with sales surpassing her already aggressive projections—and a spot on our Next Billion-Dollar Startups list, one of 25 private companies Forbes bets will become unicorns. “We’re seeing Christmas in April,” Putnam says, noting that Mirror’s tens of thousands of members are now working out an average of 15 times a month, up from 10.
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The firm's founder, Alex Chesterman, is starting to explore a merger with a US-listed SPAC, Sky News learns.
Cazoo, the online car retailer founded by one of Britain's best-known technology entrepreneurs, is plotting a blockbuster move to go public with a valuation of well over £5bn.
Sky News has learnt that Cazoo, which was launched by Alex Chesterman just a year ago, is working with bankers at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and Numis on options for accelerating its growth prospects.
City sources said on Friday that this could involve a London listing, but that a merger with a New York-listed special purpose acquisition company was at least as likely an outcome.
Any move to go public would not take place until much later in the year, but would underscore the explosive growth of Mr Chesterman's latest venture.
Cazoo has already raised £450m from an array of blue-chip investors – a staggering sum for a British start-up founded just two years ago.
The London Stock Exchange is expected to push hard for Cazoo to list in its home market, but sources said that the company's founders had already been approaching potential investors about the idea of a SPAC deal in the US.
SPACs have raised tens of billions of dollars this year alone, persuading a spectrum of tech-enabled companies in clean energy, healthcare, urban mobility and space travel to take themselves onto the public markets.
Cazoo has built a workforce of around 2,000 people, partly through a number of acquisitions.
If it succeeded in securing a valuation as high as £6bn, it would potentially add another £1.8bn to Mr Chesterman's already-sizeable wealth by virtue of his 30% stake in the company.
In a statement issued to Sky News, a Cazoo spokesman said on Friday: “Cazoo is pioneering the shift to online car buying in the UK and, since our launch just over a year ago, we have already sold almost 20,000 cars to consumers across the UK who have embraced the selection, transparency and convenience of buying high quality used cars entirely online.
“As one of the UK's fastest growing businesses, with revenues of over £160m in our first year alone, it is not surprising that there is speculation around whether or when we might IPO but we do not comment on speculation and should we have an announcement to make on this or any other matter we shall do so at the appropriate time.”
Mr Chesterman, who founded successful start-ups Lovefilm and Zoopla, has raised money from backers such as Fidelity and D1 Capital Partners, which has also invested in the payments group TransferWise.
Cazoo, which sponsors Premier League teams Aston Villa and Everton, claims to be transforming the little-changed method of buying a used car by having it delivered to a customer's door within as little as 72 hours.
It claims to have become “the country's leading online car retailer” since its launch, even as the market for new cars has plummeted to sales levels not seen since the immediate aftermath of the Second World War.
Cazoo competes with rivals such as Cinch, which is owned by BCA Marketplace.
Investors in the sector say that on a relative basis, the business had become more attractive because of the prospective shift of consumers to digital channels once the pandemic abates.
Mr Chesterman came up with the idea for Cazoo soon after leaving the property portal Zoopla, which he sold in a deal worth more than £2bn to the tech-focused buyout firm Silver Lake in 2018.
“Used cars are one of the last remaining consumer markets yet to benefit from any digital transformation,” the entrepreneur said soon after its launch.
“Cazoo makes used car buying simple and convenient like buying any other product online today.
“We take away the need to travel, to haggle, to spend countless hours at a dealership and to risk any buyer's remorse.”
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In 2012, Tim Brown called it quits on an eight-year professional soccer career that included a trip to the 2010 FIFA World Cup as New Zealand's vice captain. After retiring, one thing from Brown's playing days would not stop bugging him: the sneakers. Throughout his playing career, Brown's teams (he played in the U.S., Australia and New Zealand) were sponsored by big-name sneaker manufacturers like Adidas and Nike. But Brown felt the sneakers he wore on and off the field were often too flashy, awash with too many different colors and packed with corporate logos. He wanted something simpler. So, he decided to make his own.
2021 may be the most unpredictable year of the decade. No one knows how people are going to react to new business strategies; no one even knows what some of these business strategies will be. Reopening a business during COVID is like a game of chess: without a plan, you’ll lose. For all those that aspire to start a new business or invest in one, this video is for you.
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NASA reached peak cool on July 20th, 1969 when it sent the first men to the moon. However, the agency's impact on society goes far beyond space. Some of the biggest advancements in technology started as NASA experiments, from GPS systems and Dustbusters to freeze-dried foods and laptop computers. But Neil deGrasse Tyson, the famous astrophysicist, says NASA partnering with Elon Musk's SpaceX is one of the biggest advancements the agency has made since the moon landing.
This Alux video we will be answering the following questions: What is like to be old money? What is like growing up with money? How did old money keep their wealth? What are the differences between new money and old money? How to tell if someone is old money? Which is richer: old money or new money? Why do old money rich people look down on new money rich people? What do the owners of old money know that new money does not? What does old money think of new money? What are the main differences in lifestyle between new money and old money families? What does it feel like to be an aristocrat, or from an old money family? What's it like to grow up in an old money family? What do people mean when they say new money or old money?
Meet Dwight Neptune, 22-year-old CEO and co-founder of Beagle Drones. Neptune began studying electrical engineering in high school and picked up drones as a hobby. When he and his co-founders built their first drone, it actually caught on fire because it wasn't wired properly. The New Jersey-based company has come a long way since. Neptune dropped out of college after three semesters to work on Beagle full time. Beagle is currently in the process of raising $1 million at a $4 million valuation. Watch the video to hear more about what it’s like raising funding as a Black founder.
Between versatile AirBnb’s, luxurious resorts, intimate boutique hotels, all-inclusive stays, and cozy bed-and-breakfast properties, Black Travelers have countless options for accommodations when traveling within the states. There is a hotel for every type of experience a traveler could want, and with enough research, you can even support black hospitality entrepreneurs in the process.
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When Etsy launched in 2005, it reported $1 million in gross merchandise sales. By 2019, that number had grown to $5 billion. But the company has also gone through a massive evolution as it transitioned from a private business to a publicly traded behemo
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