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Multi-Billionaire On Paper, Elon Musk’s Salary At Tesla Just $35K

Elon Musk may be a billionaire, but last year his total compensation was just over $35,000.

04/23/2015

Nick Woodman (C), founder and CEO of GoPro celebrates during the company's initial public offering (IPO) at the Nasdaq Stock Exchange on June 26, 2014 in New York City. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman Declared Highest Paid Executive In U.S.

Nick Woodman, founder and CEO of San Mateo-based camera maker GoPro, has been declared the highest paid executive in the Bloomberg Pay Index after receiving 4.5 million shares valued at $284.5 million.

04/16/2015

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Confusion Over Martin’s Beach Access Prompts San Mateo Co. Sheriff’s Involvement

Despite confusion, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s office said deputies will not issue citations or make arrests for trespassing if someone is simply accessing Martin’s Beach.

01/28/2015

U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer speaks during a news conference about funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the U.S. Capitol August 3, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Billionaire Tom Steyer Not Running In Race To Succeed Senator Boxer

Billionaire climate activist Tom Steyer says he will not enter the race to succeed California Sen. Barbara Boxer.

01/22/2015

Whatsapp CEO Jan Koum during a Keynote conference as part of the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2014 at the Fira Gran Via complex on February 24, 2014 in Barcelona, Spain. The annual Mobile World Congress hosts some of the world's largest communication companies, with many unveiling their latest phones and gadgets. The show runs from February 24 - February 27.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Sale Of WhatsApp To Facebook Turns Founder Koum, Once On Welfare, Into Overnight Multi-Billionaire

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum a Ukraine immigrant who was once living on welfare, hit the jackpot with 76.4 million Facebook shares now worth $5.8 billion when he and his partner sold their mobile messaging service to the social networking leader.

10/29/2014

Billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a conversation with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washingtron, during the club's 25th anniversary dinner in EWashington on June 5, 2012. PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM/AFP/GettyImages

Singapore Man Wins Bid For Lunch With Warren Buffett To Benefit SF’s Glide Foundation

The auction benefits the Glide Foundation, which provides meals, health care, job training, rehabilitation and housing support to the poor and homeless in San Francisco

06/06/2014

Vinod Khosla  (James Duncan Davidson/O'Reilly)

Billionaire Landowner To Testify In Court Over His Closing Off Access To Popular Peninsula Beach

Vinod Khosla, a billionaire venture capitalist, is expected to testify Monday afternoon in Redwood City in a case where he’s accused of violating public access laws when he closed off Martins Beach.

05/12/2014

Dr. Dre (L) and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine (credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

‘First Billionaire In Hip-Hop’ Dre Boasts Of Apple-Beats Deal On Facebook

The Beats co-founder says Forbes’ rich list has changed “in a big way”

05/09/2014

San Jose

Mystery Silicon Valley Billionaire Buys $201 Million Life Insurance Policy

An unnamed Silicon Valley billionaire has purchased the world’s most valuable life insurance policy.

03/15/2014

View of counterfeit dollar notes seized by the Department of Criminology (Dirincri) during a presentation to the press in Lima on October 29, 2013. About four million dollars and 422 thousand Euros were seized by the Peruvian Police from a specialized criminal organization. AFP PHOTO/ERNESTO BENAVIDES (Photo credit should read ERNESTO BENAVIDES/AFP/Getty Images)

Phil Matier: Tom Steyer’s Big-Dollar Democracy

Phil Matier looks at the shift in politics on both sides of the aisle where large amounts of money are coming in from individuals with very specific agendas, but asks— is this Democracy?

02/18/2014

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