Definition of billionaire
: one whose wealth is estimated at a billion or more (as of dollars or pounds)
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Fisher is a former economist at the Institute for Energy Research, a right-leaning policy organization connected to Charles Koch, the ultraconservative billionaire whose fortune is connected to oil and petrochemicals.
Pritzker, a billionaire investor and entrepreneur, has been running expensive ads since early May.
The risk-taking billionaire founded PayPal and rocket company SpaceX before taking over Tesla.
Statolaunch, the aviation company founded by billionaire Paul G. Allen, rolled out its giant airplane for its first photo op in the Mojave desert this week.
The remaining cost of the project will be funded from the new facility and the resources of the club, which is owned by ENIC, controlled by billionaire Joe Lewis.
The Equilar ranking also does not include billionaire hedge fund managers like Paul Singer of Elliott Management, who earned $590 million last year, according to Institutional Investors Alpha magazine.
Malta Files reporting has also exposed offshoring schemes of the Italian mafia, a Russian billionaire’s payday loan empire, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, soccer stars, and yacht-owning European oligarchs, among others.
On Saturday, a horse named Cloud Computing and co-owned by billionaire hedge-fund manager Seth Klarman scored a surprising victory in the 142nd Preakness Stakes.
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Origin and Etymology of billionaire
billion + -aire (as in millionaire)
First Known Use: 1844
BILLIONAIRE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of billionaire for English Language Learners
: a rich person who has at least a billion dollars, pounds, etc.
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