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Warren Buffett - American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Aka 'Oracle of Omaha'. World's third richest man: US$68.2 billion (as of 10/4/2014).

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Top 70 International Socialites Who's Who of Interesting People: Departed (250)

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  • Alain Robert.
  • ALAIN ROBERT - (1962-). French rock climber and urban climber. Known as "the French Spider-Man", or "the Human Spider", Robert is famous for scaling skyscrapers using no climbing equipment except for a small bag of chalk and a pair of climbing shoes.
  • Anna Wintour.
  • ANNA WINTOUR - (1949-). English-born editor-in-chief of American Vogue, a position she has held since 1988. With her trademark pageboy bob haircut and sunglasses, Wintour has become an important figure in much of the fashion world, widely praised for her eye for fashion trends and her support for younger designers. Her reportedly aloof and demanding personality has earned her the nickname "Nuclear Wintour".
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  • ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER - (1947-). Austrian-born American former professional bodybuilder, actor, businessman, investor, and politician. Schwarzenegger served two terms as the 38th Governor of California from 2003 until 2011.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi.
  • AUNG SAN SUU KYI - (1945-). Burmese opposition politician and chairperson of the National League for Democracy (NLD) in Burma. Recipient of the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize.
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  • Bernard Madoff.
  • BERNARD MADOFF - (1938-). Former American stockbroker, entrepreneur, investor, and operator of a Ponzi scheme.
  • William 'Bill' Henry Gates III.
  • BILL GATES - (1955-). American business magnate, collector, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Founder of Microsoft in 1975 and listed as a billionaire - world's youngest self-made billionaire - in Forbes magazine in 1987 and has topped the list 15 of the past 20 years as the world's richest person.
  • Bjørn Lomborg.
  • BJøRN LOMBORG - (1965-). Danish author, academic, and environmental writer. He became internationally known for his best-selling and controversial book The Skeptical Environmentalist (2001).
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  • Christopher Gibbs.
  • Christopher Gibbs - (1938-). British antiques dealer and collector who was also an influential figure in men's fashion and interior design in 1960s London. He has been credited with inventing Swinging London, and has been called the "King of Chelsea" and "London's most famous antiques dealer". The New York Times described him as a "man of infinite taste, judgment and experience, the one who introduced a whole generation to the distressed bohemian style of interior design."
  • Claus von Bülow.
  • Claus von BÜlow - (1926-). British socialite of German and Danish ancestry. He was accused of the attempted murder of his wife Sunny von BÜlow (born Martha Sharp Crawford, 1931–2008) by administering an insulin overdose in 1980 which left her in a persistent vegetative state for the rest of her life, but his conviction in the first trial was reversed and he was found not guilty in both his retrials.
  • Clifford Irving.
  • CLIFFORD IRVING - (1930-). American investigative reporter and writer. He is known for a fake "autobiography" of Howard Hughes in the early 1970s.
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  • Damien Hirst.
  • DAMIEN HIRST - (1965-). English entrepreneur, artist and art collector. United Kingdom's richest living artist.
  • David Frost.
  • DAVID FROST - (1939-). British journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime TV game show host.
  • D. B. Cooper.
  • D.B. COOPER - media epithet popularly used to refer to an unidentified man who hijacked a Boeing 727 aircraft in the airspace between Portland, Oregon, and Seattle, Washington, on November 24, 1971, extorted US$200,000 in ransom, and parachuted to an uncertain fate.
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
  • Dominique Strauss-Kahn - (1949-). Often referred to in the media, and by himself, as DSK, is a French economist, lawyer, politician, and member of the French Socialist Party (PS). Strauss-Kahn became the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on 28 September 2007, with the backing of his country's president, Nicolas Sarkozy, and served in that role until his resignation on 18 May 2011 following allegations that he had sexually assaulted a hotel employee. Other allegations followed. He was a professor of economics at Sciences Po and was Minister of Economy and Finance from 1997 to 1999 as part of Lionel Jospin's "Plural Left" government. He sought the nomination in the primaries to the Socialist presidential candidacy for the 2007 election, but he was defeated by Ségolène Royal in November 2006.
  • Donald Trump.
  • DONALD TRUMP - (1946-). American business magnate, television personality and author. He is the chairman and president of The Trump Organization and the founder of Trump Entertainment Resorts. Trump's extravagant lifestyle, outspoken manner, and role on the NBC reality show The Apprentice have made him a well-known celebrity who was No. 17 on the 2011 Forbes Celebrity 100 list.
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  • Bear Grylls.
  • EDWARD MICHAEL 'BEAR' GRYLLS - (1974-). British adventurer, writer and television presenter. He is best known for his television series Born Survivor, known as Man vs. Wild in the United States.
  • American whistleblower Edward Snowden.
  • Edward Snowden - (1983-). American whistleblower and US former technical contractor for the National Security Agency (NSA) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) employee who leaked details of top-secret US and British government mass surveillance programs to the press.
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  • George Soros.
  • GEORGE SOROS - (1930-). American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Soros Fund Management. He is known as "The Man Who Broke the Bank of England" because of his US$1 billion in investment profits during the 1992 Black Wednesday UK currency crisis.
  • Geraint Anderson.
  • GERAINT ANDERSON - (1972-). Former City of London utilities sector analyst, and newspaper columnist, best known for his City Boy column in The London Paper.
  • Gordon Getty.
  • GORDON GETTY - (1934-). American investor, philanthropist and classical music composer. The fourth child of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty.
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  • Hans-Hermann Weyer.
  • HANS-HERMANN WEYER - (1938-). Aka "Der schöne Konsul." Graf von Yorck is a German trader in nobility and academics titles, and a flamboyant member of the international jet set.
  • Heidi Fleiss.
  • HEIDI FLEISS - (1965-). American former madam.
  • Henry Kissinger.
  • HENRY KISSINGER - (1923-). German-born American writer, political scientist, diplomat, and businessman.
  • Howard Stern.
  • HOWARD STERN - (1954-). American radio personality, television host, author, actor, and photographer.
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  • J.K. Rowling.
  • J. K. ROWLING - (1965-). British author best known as the creator of the Harry Potter fantasy series.
  • J. MICHAEL ARRINGTON - (1970-). American founder and former co-editor of TechCrunch.
  • James Bond.
  • 'JAMES BOND' - (1953-). Link to all the main websites about James Bond on the Internet.
  • JAMES GOLDSTEIN - multi-millionaire "NBA superfan" who attends over one hundred NBA games each season.
  • James Lovelock.
  • JAMES LOVELOCK - (1919-). Independent scientist, environmentalist and futurologist who lives in Devon, England. He is best known for proposing the Gaia hypothesis.
  • JIM ROGERS - legendary expatriate American investor and financial commentator based in Singapore.
  • John Le Carré.
  • JOHN LE CARRÉ - (1931-). British author of espionage novels.
  • Jürgen Habermas.
  • JÜRGEN HABERMAS - (1929-). German sociologist and philosopher. Best known for his theory on the concepts of 'communicative rationality' and the 'public sphere'.
  • Julian Assange.
  • JULIAN ASSANGE - (1971-). Australian internet activist best known for his involvement with Wikileaks ("Courage is contagious"), a whistleblower website.
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  • Karl Lagerfeld.
  • KARL LAGERFELD - (1935-). German fashion designer, artist and photographer based in Paris.
  • Kim Dotcom.
  • KIM DOTCOM - (1974-). German born Internet entrepreneur, currently residing in New Zealand.
  • Klaus Schwab.
  • KLAUS SCHWAB - (1938-). German economist, best known as the founder and executive chairman of the World Economic Forum.
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  • Lidewij Edelkoort.
  • Lidewij Edelkoort - (1950-). Dutch trend forecaster. One of the world's most renowned trend forecasters. Inventor of the Trend Tablet. "The new social media platform designed and curated by lidewij edelkoort. this tool is accessed for free. It explains how trends grow, evolve and flow, and helps us better understand and perceive how they interact in our daily lives. It shows the connections between edelkoort’s forecasts and a piece of art, a plant, a dress or a car..."
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  • Malala Yousafzai.
  • Malala Yousafzai - (1997-). Pakistani school pupil and education activist. She is known for her education and women's rights activism in the Swat Valley, where the Taliban had at times banned girls from attending school. In early 2009, at the age of 11–12, Yousafzai wrote a blog under a pseudonym for the BBC detailing her life under Taliban rule, their attempts to take control of the valley, and her views on promoting education for girls. On 9 October 2012, Yousafzai was shot in the head and neck in an assassination attempt by Taliban gunmen while returning home on a school bus. She has since been nominated for the International Children's Peace Prize by Desmond Tutu and the Nobel Peace Prize, being the youngest nominee in history for the latter. In the 29 April 2013 issue of Time magazine, Malala was featured on the magazine's front cover and as one of "The 100 Most Influential People In The World".
  • Mark Zuckerberg.
  • MARK ZUCKERBERG - (1984-). American computer programmer and internet entrepreneur. He is best known as one of five co-founders of the social networking website Facebook.
  • Martha Stewart.
  • MARTHA STEWART - (1941-). American business magnate, author, magazine publisher, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books and is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, while her syndicated talk show, Martha, is broadcast internationally.
  • Martin Cooper.
  • MARTIN COOPER - (1928-). Father of the cellphone (1973).
  • Mary Quant (1934-).
  • Mary Quant - (1934-). Fashion designer and British fashion icon. She became an instrumental figure in the 1960s London-based Mod and youth fashion movements. She was one of the designers who took credit for the miniskirt and hot pants, and by promoting these and other fun fashions she encouraged young people to dress to please themselves and to treat fashion as a game.
  • Michael Moore.
  • MICHAEL MOORE - (1954-). American left-wing filmmaker, author, social critic, and activist.
  • Mikhail Kalashnikov.
  • MIKHAIL KALASHNIKOV - (1919-). Russian small arms designer, most famous for developing the AK-47, AKM, and AK-74 assault rifles.
  • Mohamed Al-Fayed.
  • Mohamed Al-Fayed - (1929-). Egyptian business magnate. Amongst Fayed's business interests are ownership of the English Premiership football team Fulham Football Club, Hôtel Ritz Paris and formerly Harrods Department Store, Knightsbridge, London, U.K.
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  • Nelson Mandela.
  • NELSON MANDELA - (1918-). South African politician who served as president of South Africa from 1994 to 1999.
  • Nick Leeson.
  • NICK LEESON - (1967-). Former derivatives broker whose fraudulent, unauthorized speculative trading caused the collapse of Barings Bank, the United Kingdom's oldest investment bank.
  • Noam Chomsky.
  • NOAM CHOMSKY - (1928-). American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician,, political critic, and activist. Described as the "father of modern linguistics."
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  • Paris Hilton.
  • PARIS HILTON - (1981-). American socialite, businesswoman and fashion designer.
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  • Régina Zylberberg.
  • RÉGINE Zilberberg - (1929-). Founded in the 70s the international nightclub chain Chez Régine, Jimmy'z (the 'z' for Zylberberg), Club Maona in Monte-Carlo (named for MAria Callas/ONAssis) and Régine's.
  • Richard Branson.
  • RICHARD BRANSON - (1950-). British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.
  • Robert Ballard.
  • ROBERT BALLARD - (1942-). Former United States Navy officer and a professor of oceanography at the University of Rhode Island who is most noted for his work in underwater archaeology: maritime archaeology and archaeology of shipwrecks. He is most known for the discoveries of the wrecks of the RMS Titanic in 1985, the battleship Bismarck in 1989, and the aircraft carrier USS Yorktown in 1998. He discovered the wreck of John F. Kennedy's PT-109 in 2002.
  • RON WHITE - U.S. Memory Expert.
  • Rupert Murdoch.
  • RUPERT MURDOCH - (1931-). Australian American media mogul. He is the founder, Chairman and CEO of global media holding company News Corporation, the world's second-largest media conglomerate and its successors News Corp and the 21st Century Fox after the conglomerate split on 28 June 2013.
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  • SCOTT ALEXANDER - (1976-). British millionaire and nouveau riche socialite featured in Britain's Biggest Spenders and often quoted as being "the most vain man in Britain". One of his most well known projects was to buy a Bulgarian town in 2006 and change its name to Alexander.
  • Scott Fahlman.
  • SCOTT E. FAHLMANN - (1948-). Credited with originating the first smiley emoticon.
  • Sheryl Sandberg.
  • Sheryl Sandberg - (1969-). American business executive. She has served as the chief operating officer of Facebook since 2008. In June 2012, she was also elected to the board of directors by the existing board members, becoming the first woman to serve on its board. In 2012, she was named in Time 100, an annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world assembled by Time.
  • Stephen Hawking.
  • STEPHEN HAWKING - (1942-). British theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and author.
  • Stephen King.
  • STEPHEN KING - (1947-). American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books.
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  • Ted Turner.
  • TED TURNER - (1938-). American media mogul. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the cable news network CNN, the first 24-hour cable news channel. As a philanthropist, he is known for his $1 billion gift to support the United Nations, which created the United Nations Foundation.
  • Tim Berners-Lee (1955-).
  • TIM BERNERS-LEE - (1955-). Proposed the creation of the World Wide Web on March 13, 1989, and on 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.
  • Timothy Gallwey.
  • TIMOTHY GALLWEY - (1938-). Author who has written a series of books in which he has set forth a new methodology for coaching and for the development of personal and professional excellence in a variety of fields, that he calls "The Inner Game."
  • Thomas Noguchi.
  • THOMAS NOGUCHI - (1927-). Former Chief Medical Examiner-Coroner for the County of Los Angeles, who served in that position from 1967 to 1982. Known as the "coroner to the stars", he determined the cause of death in many high-profile cases. He is most famous for performing autopsies on Marilyn Monroe, Robert F. Kennedy, Sharon Tate, William Holden, Natalie Wood and John Belushi.
  • Tom Lehrer.
  • TOM LEHRER - (1928-). American singer-songwriter, satirist, pianist, and mathematician. He has lectured on mathematics and musical theater. Lehrer is best known for the pithy, humorous songs he recorded in the 1950s and 1960s.
  • Tom Wolfe.
  • TOM WOLFE - (1931-). American author and journalist, best known for his association and influence over the New Journalism literary movement in which literary techniques are used in objective, even-handed journalism.
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  • Valentino Garavani.
  • VALENTINO GARAVANI - born 1934. Best known as Valentino, is an Italian fashion designer and founder of the Valentino SpA brand and company.
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  • Warren Buffett.
  • WARREN BUFFETT - (1930-). American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Aka 'The Oracle of Omaha'. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.
  • Wayne Dyer.
  • WAYNE DYER - (1940-). American self-help author and motivational speaker. Aka 'father' of motivation.
  • Whitey Bulger.
  • Whitey Bulger - (1929-). Former organized crime figure from South Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Local folklore depicted Bulger as a Robin Hood–style social bandit dedicated to protecting the neighborhood and its residents. Bulger allegedly masterminded a protection racket targeting drug kingpins and those running illegal gambling operations. Based grand jury testimony from weeks' former associates, US prosecutors indicted Bulger for 19 murders. Kevin Weeks testified that Bulger claimed to have "killed 40 men". On December 23, 1994, after being tipped off by his former FBI handler about a pending indictment under the RICO Act, Bulger fled Boston and went into hiding. For sixteen years, he remained at large. For twelve of those years, Bulger was prominently listed on the FBI Ten Most Wanted fugitives list. On June 22, 2011, Bulger was arrested outside an apartment in Santa Monica, California. On June 12, 2013 Bulger went on trial for nineteen alleged murders.
  • William Gibson.
  • WILLIAM GIBSON - (1948-). American-Canadian speculative fiction novelist who has been called the "noir prophet" of the cyberpunk subgenre. Gibson coined the term "cyberspace" in his short story "Burning Chrome" (1982) and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s.[19] He is also credited with predicting the rise of reality television and with establishing the conceptual foundations for the rapid growth of virtual environments such as video games and the World Wide Web.
  • William 'Bill' Henry Gates III.
  • William 'Bill' Henry Gates III - (1955-). American business magnate, collector, investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist. Founder of Microsoft in 1975 and listed as a billionaire - world's youngest self-made billionaire - in Forbes magazine in 1987 and has topped the list 15 of the past 20 years as the world's richest person.
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  • Yves Béhar.
  • YVES BÉHAR - (1967-). Designer, entrepreneur, and sustainability advocate. He is the founder of Fuseproject, the San Francisco and New York based design and branding firm he established in 1999.
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