Chamath Palihapitiya (Justin Maxon)

Chamath Palihapitiya, the billionaire venture capitalist investing in a better world

While the U of Waterloo alumnus has some negative feedback for capitalism in its current form, he uses market forces to put his massive wealth to work for the betterment of society

Should we be impressed by Mark Zuckerberg’s big donation?

Facebook’s Zuckerberg ‘likes’ philanthropy—a lot. But the devil, as always, will be in the details of the projects he and his wife choose to support.

Buying a better world: Book review

Despite spending billions on promoting democracy and Western-style liberalism around the world, Soros seems to have relatively little to show for his efforts, writes reviewer Chris Sorensen

The many bonfires of Paul Desmarais

Peter C. Newman explores the lingering legacy of a Canadian billionaire

Lessons from billionaires on the right way to give away money

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s Giving Pledge goes global

Newsmakers of the week

Sonia Sotomayor hits Sesame Street, Robert Mugabe is the new Cecil Rhodes, plus a king-in-not-waiting

The perfect gift for a billionaire friend: a personal submarine

You don’t have to be a scientist or a naval officer to explore the ocean’s depths


Young Russian oligarchs take Manhattan

Russian billionaires are buying up high-end real estate in New York for their young daughters

Statistical sour grapes

So the rich are getting richer. What does it mean for the rest of us? Not much.


Aaron Sorkin, Facebook and the devil

The famous TV writer defends his film portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg


Super-sized philanthropy

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett plan to give away half of their fortunes