German multibillionaire Adolf Merckle, 74, kills himself weeks after his empire began...

|By:, SA News Editor

German multibillionaire Adolf Merckle, 74, kills himself weeks after his empire began unravelling. Sources say Merckle lost a lot of money trying to short Volkswagen (VLKAY.PK). Recently, he remarked to a banker, "We are being thrown into the same pot as hedge funds."