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Trader Digest: Wealthsimple Valued in the Billions

This week in Trader Digest we saw Wealthsimple’s funding round up takes its valuation into the billions, Bill and Melinda Gates enter into divorce proceedings, and the girl who made half a million from a meme...

WHAT WE’RE READING

Bill and Melinda Gates to Divorce With $146 Billion at Stake
‘Bill and Melinda Gates, who for decades have overseen one of history’s greatest fortunes and philanthropic operations, said they plan to divorce.’ BLOOMBERG

Wealthsimple Raises Money at $4 Billion Value; Drake Buys In
‘Power Corp. of Canada’s Wealthsimple online brokerage raised C$750 million ($610 million) in a funding round that valued it about $4 billion, more than triple what it was worth in October.’ BLOOMBERG

Are We Really in For a Summer Of Love? A Post-Vaccine Dating Investigation.
‘“I’m excited to go a bit buck wild and feel so much safer,” says Elena, a recently vaccinated college student.’ VOX

The World Knows Her as ‘Disaster Girl.’ She Just Made $500,000 Off the Meme.
‘The name Zoë Roth might not ring any bells. But chances are you’ve seen her photo.’ NYTIMES

The Royal Wii? Gold-Plated Nintendo Console Made For Queen Elizabeth is Up For Sale
‘Playing video games just got a whole lot posher, as a gold-plated Nintendo Wii made for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II goes on sale on eBay.’ CNN

Stinging Wasps Are Precious, Not Pointless, Say Scientists
‘Much-hated insects are voracious predators of pests, produce powerful antibiotics and pollinate plants’ THE GUARDIAN

Marcelo Could Miss Real Madrid Game at Chelsea Because Of Local Election Duties
‘Real Madrid stand to be without Marcelo for the second leg of their Champions League semi-final against Chelsea unless they can excuse him from duties at a polling station for a local election.’ THE GUARDIAN

U.K. Deploys Thousands of Ravers to Test Relaxing of Covid Rules
‘Thousands of people at a mass nightclub rave in the U.K. this week will be a key test of whether live events halted during the pandemic can reopen at full capacity as planned from the end of June.’ MSN

WHAT WE’RE LISTENING TO

TikTok Started With a Tech Guy From China Who Decoded America’s Teens
‘TikTok has emerged as the defining app of a generation: a cultural tastemaker, a musical hitmaker and a launchpad for a new breed of celebrity.’ BLOOMBERG

WHAT WE’RE WATCHING

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‘Desiring freedom after years of isolated medical care, teenager Chloe suspects her mother might be holding her back — and harboring sinister secrets.’ NETFLIX