That’s very serious stuff. It’s sort of nice to know who your friends are and perhaps who your enemies are. You’re going to see some very revealing things released in those papers.” the billionaire candidate urged.



The billionaire businessman took 48 percent of Republican-leaning voters in a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey online tracking poll released Tuesday. That gives Trump a 21 point lead over Ted Cruz, who won 27 percent.

Kasich moved up two points over the last week, and won 18 percent, and another 7 percent said they didn’t know who to support.

More than half of those polled, 58 percent, said they are “absolutely certain” they will vote for the candidate they selected in their state’s primary or caucus in the general election. Another 57 percent believe that Trump should win the nomination should he win a plurality of delegates, even if he fails to capture the majority needed to officially be the GOP nominee.

China’s legislature a billionaire’s club

China’s take on parliamentary democracy kicked off its annual session on Saturday to address national priorities at a time of slowing economic growth.

Unlike legislatures elsewhere, China’s lawmaking body does little in the way of legislating, is carefully stage-managed and allows no foreign leader to address it.

But like such chambers of power elsewhere, China’s legislature has become something of a billionaire’s club, where the super-rich sit shoulder-to-shoulder with colorfully adorned Tibetan, Mongolian and other minority delegates and members of the country’s vast bureaucracy.


Number of Female Billionaires Increases Sevenfold in 20 Years

But the club is still very much dominated by men over 60. There are 1,202 male billionaires – but their number has only grown by a factor of 5.2.

In 1995, there were 289 billionaires globally, but by 2014 their number had swelled to 1,347, according to the study published by Swiss bank UBS and professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Number of Female Billionaires Increases Sevenfold in 20 Years

Billionaires Wanted to Fund Private Mars Colony

Mars One 2025 settlement

The Netherlands-based nonprofit Mars One aims to establish a permanent settlement on the Red Planet, beginning with the touchdown of the first four pioneers in 2027. The biggest challenges facing the project are financial rather than technical, so a big donation from a deep-pocketed person concerned about his or her legacy could make a huge difference, Mars One representatives said.

Mars One “is so ambitious and — I think ‘crazy’ is the right word — that we might actually get a phone call from a billionaire who says, ‘I want to make this happen. I want the first city on Mars to be called Gatesville or Slim City,” said Mars One co-founder and CEO Bas Lansdorp, presumably referring to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu. [Images of Mars One’s Red Planet Colony Project]