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Buffett's gift to Gates Foundation is biggest ever

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett's annual gift of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is worth $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year. It's also more than any of Buffett's previous eight donations.

Billionaire John Paulson nets huge windfall

John Paulson

Billionaire investor John Paulson correctly anticipated merger activity in the energy sector, making him one of the big winners of Whiting Petroleum's purchase of Kodiak Oil & Gas.