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The 'Canadian Kardashian' sisters who date billionaires and were once wanted by Interpol

The 'Canadian Kardashian' sisters who date billionaires and were once wanted by Interpol

The Matharoo sisters sought fame on social media by flaunting what nature - and men - gave them. Then they got locked up abroad.

  • by Dan Levin

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Woman who spent $29m at Harrods fights UK extradition
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Woman who spent $29m at Harrods fights UK extradition

Zamira Hajiyeva popped unto her neighbourhood shop in London home to pick up a few things – including gem-encrusted jewellery and a cellar's worth of fine wines

Billionaire family feud widens as brother sues sister

Billionaire family feud widens as brother sues sister

The family feud that's tearing apart one of Canada's richest families is getting nastier. 

  • by Frederic Tomesco & Doug Alexander
You’ve become rich. That doesn’t mean you’re great at everything.
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You’ve become rich. That doesn’t mean you’re great at everything.

Few beliefs play to human hubris more than the belief in the universality of talent — a belief that successful people have the "it" that lets them do great things in every walk of life.

  • by Sendhil Mullainathan
Family of slain pharma billionaire posts $10.8m reward to solve murder
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Family of slain pharma billionaire posts $10.8m reward to solve murder

Barry Sherman and his wife Honey were found dead in their mansion, hanging by belts near the basement pool. Their family claims police has mishandled the case.

  • by Natalie Wong & Matthew Campbell
From Russia with love: Oligarch close to losing $827m divorce battle
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From Russia with love: Oligarch close to losing $827m divorce battle

Billionaire fighting one of the costliest divorce battles in history lost a Moscow court case where he wanted to prove his marriage had ended16 years earlier.

  • by Jonathan Browning & Irina Reznik
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How a family feud drove a pair of brothers $56 billion apart

How a family feud drove a pair of brothers $56 billion apart

The tale of the two brothers' diverging fortunes began 16 years ago, when their rags-to-riches father died of a stroke without leaving a will.

  • by Bhuma Shrivastava
Paul Allen's $37 billion estate set to take years to unravel
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Paul Allen's $37 billion estate set to take years to unravel

The late billionaire had no spouse or children to divide his empire, but there is no shortage of others waiting with interests at stake.

Family feud: Billionaire magnate sues daughter for $560 million

Family feud: Billionaire magnate sues daughter for $560 million

The 86-year-old founder of a Canadian auto giant says his daughter mismanaged the family fortune.

'Rolls Royce' of whiskies fetches $1.5m

'Rolls Royce' of whiskies fetches $1.5m

The buyer was a private collector from Asia who bid by phone.

Why the Obamas shouldn't get too rich
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Why the Obamas shouldn't get too rich

The Obamas should learn from their predecessors - while it's OK to get rich from political celebrity. It's not OK to get obscenely rich from it.

  • by Frances Wilkinson