An audacious innovator whose mind teems with grandiose new ideas, Elon Musk came from nowhere to build a multibillion-dollar empire in his early 40s. But will the weight of investors’ expectations and his own destructive Twitter habit ultimately see him fall to Earth?
It’s been a bad month for high-profile billionaires in the US. President Donald Trump, still reeling from the reviews of the Helsinki Summit, has been dealt an “et tu, Brute?”-esque blow by his former lawyer and personal fixer Michael Cohen in recent days.
On Wednesday, Facebook’s stock dropped by a vertigo-inducing 24 per cent after it announced its second-quarter financial results. $148 billion dollars, gone in 90 minutes. A $16...
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Nadine O’Regan: Fresh female voices seize their moment
From Denise Chaila to Róisín Kiberd, brilliant Irish women are today at the forefront of our culture like never before
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Cathal Mac Coille: Like it or not, the Northern Ireland protocol is the only realistic option
British bad faith puts Ireland in a difficult, but not hopeless, position, and the case for a cooperative approach to the North remains as strong as ever