David Murdock

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Dole Gets Buyout Offer From Own 90-Year-Old CEO

He thinks he'll live to 125 (thanks to banana peels?)

(Newser) - David Murdock is 90 years old, but if he gets his way, it will be awfully hard for anyone to force him into retirement. The Dole Food CEO is offering to buy the company he works for outright for $12 a share, in a deal that values the company at... More »

Tech Billionaire Buys Most of Hawaiian Island

Larry Ellison buys sixth-largest island for undisclosed sum

(Newser) - Oracle CEO Larry Ellison has picked up a sweet vacation spot: 98% of the Hawaiian island of Lanai. It's not clear what he paid for the 141-square-mile isle, but it was offered for sale for up to $600 million by Castle & Cooke, a company owned by billionaire David... More »

Inside This Billionaire's Quest for His 125th Birthday

David Murdock spending more than $500 million to unlock health secrets

(Newser) - The 87-year-old billionaire David Murdock is putting his money where his mouth is—literally, investing more than $500 million to construct the North Carolina Research Campus, a cutting edge food research center that he says will help him live to 125. Murdock, who also owns Dole, the world’s largest... More »

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