RIM boss buys Pittsburgh Penguins

Gets his skates on

Jim Balsillie, head of Research in Motion, the Canadian BlackBerry maker, has bought an NHL ice hockey team, the Pittsburgh Penguins.

He is shelling out $175m for the privilege - or so says the Canadian press. But chill-out, he's a billionaire, and what's the point of being a billionaire if you can't have a trophy asset, or two?

According to the Pittsburgh Penguins, their new owner is "an amateur hockey player and a noted philanthropist". Which is always a nice combination in life, we find.

Bailsillie, 45, is chairman and co-CEO of RIM. ®

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