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These billionaires went from rags to richest

“There’s a huge component of betting big and having luck that pays off,” said Jim Ellis, who teaches entrepreneurship at Stanford University, of these self-starters.Full story

Cirque du Soleil founder calls space trip success

Guy Laliberte, a billionaire who once worked as a stilt-walker and fire-eater, said he accomplished his mission by using a 10-day trip to to promote a humanitarian cause. Full story

Space clown comes back down to Earth

A space clown and two professional spacefliers have returned home to Earth from the International Space Station. Full story

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Clown rides rocket to greatest show off Earth

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Soyuz rocket readied for space station mission

Canadian plans some laughs on space station

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International space crew lands in Kazakhstan
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Laliberte and crewmates on space station
Laliberte and crewmates on space station

Wearing his trademark red clown nose, billionaire space passenger Guy Laliberte hogs the camera during a news conference on the International Space Station after Friday's docking.

Guy Laliberte
Guy Laliberte

Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte holds his space suit inflated under pressure at Baikonur cosmodrome on Sept. 18.

Guy Laliberte clowns around during training for his space tourist flight to the International Space Station.
Guy Laliberte clowns around during training for his space tourist flight to the International Space Station.

Guy Laliberte clowns around during training for his space tourist flight to the International Space Station.

Canadian billionaire Laliberte  holds his space suit inflated under pressure at Baikonur cosmodrome
Canadian billionaire Laliberte holds his space suit inflated under pressure at Baikonur cosmodrome

Canadian billionaire Guy Laliberte holds his space suit inflated under pressure at Baikonur cosmodrome, September 18, 2009. Laliberte, U.S. astronaut Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Maxim Surayev are due to fly to the International Space Station from Baikonur cosmodrome on board the Soyuz TMA