For those who don't sign, "privacy" is often cited as the reason why. Dalio says, "The question is always whether the learnings you get from being part of the Pledge are worth the loss of privacy." But it is hard to understand exactly what privacy they're talking about. Those billionaires with huge fortunes, those from multi-generational wealth or those who head eponymous companies already have a public profile. As Schwarzman says, he was already a "quasi-public figure" before signing the Pledge this year. Arnold says, "I do find myself at dinners responding to people's reasons for not signing. Most of the time they say something like 'Oh, we don't want the publicity. We want to stay under the radar.' I tell them that we live in a time where how much wealth you have is already out there." … [Read more...] about Warren Buffett and the Gateses: 200-plus Billionaires and 10 years later, is the Giving Pledge a Success?
Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the biggest gainer in the list, with his wealth surging $31.4 billion to $86.5 billion. Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest man, and he is the second-largest gainer as his wealth grew $29.9 billion to $146.9 billion. … [Read more...] about Top billionaires got richer during COVID-19
A 2017 Pew Research Center study found that police think the public does not understand the risks they face. A more recent study from September showed police were considered more trustworthy than Congress, but only 33% of black adults and half of Hispanics say they believe officers treat racial and ethnic groups equally. … [Read more...] about Mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged
So when people talk about how the pandemic should make us slow down and learn to appreciate what really matters in life, the advice strikes me as a cruel, unfunny joke. I already know what matters in life. The pandemic isn’t clarifying that for me; it’s ripping it away. … [Read more...] about I Miss My Grandchildren
Door VentureBeat is het financiële plan voor de komende vijf jaren van Take Two onder de loep genomen. Daaruit blijkt dat het bedrijf verwacht om 89 miljoen dollar uit te geven aan marketing tussen april 2023 tot en met het einde van maart 2024. Dat is nogal een flinke stijging en, zoals het rapport bewijst, meer dan de helft van het marketingbudget voor elk ander fiscaal jaar voor het aankomende decennium. … [Read more...] about GTA 6 releasedatum mogelijk ontdekt, later dan gehoopt?
A 10-K filing by Take-Two, which includes presumed marketing spend for the next five years, shows that the company is planning to spend over $89 million in its 2023 financial year. This period starts on April 1 2023 and ends on March 31 2024, with double the marketing budget than any other year during this five-year stretch by. According to analyst Jeff Cohen of investment firm Stephens (and reported by VentureBeat), the budget is likely for Grand Theft Auto VI. … [Read more...] about GTA 6 Release Window Might Still Be A Few Years Away [Update]