Tag Archives: Forbes

Trump Drops 220 Spots On Forbes Richest List

FAKE NEWS! The BBC reports: Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes’ list of the world’s richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. According to the magazine’s annual rich list, Mr Gates’ fortune rose to $86bn, from $75bn, followed by investor Warren Buffett, up $14.8bn to $75.6bn. It was bad news for US ...

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Vladimir Putin Again Tops Forbes List Of The Most Powerful People In The World

1. Vladimir Putin, President of Russia 2. Barack Obama, President of the US 3. Xi Jinping, President of China 4. Pope Francis, Head of the Roman Catholic Church 5. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany 6. Janet Yellen, Chair, Federal Reserve System 7. Bill Gates, Co-chair, Gates Foundation 8. Mario Draghi, President of European Central Bank 9. Sergey Brin and Larry Page, Google 10. David Cameron, UK Prime ...

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Forbes: 7 Billionaires Are Openly LGBT

Forbes reports that seven of the world’s billionaires are openly LGBT. With a combined net worth of nearly $16 billion, the select group of LGBT ten-figure fortunes includes media mogul David Geffen, PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel and Hyatt hotel beneficiary Jennifer Pritzker, one of the Pritzker family’s 11 billionaires. In August 2013, Jennifer became the first and only transgender billionaire ...

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Forbes Names Vladimir Putin The Most Powerful Person In The World

The Daily News reports: The leader of the free world is playing second fiddle to Vladimir Putin. The Russian autocrat knocked President Obama off the top spot in Forbes’ fifth annual ranking of “The World’s Most Powerful People.” Putin got the honor by outfoxing Obama by granting asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has been spilling U.S. ...

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Forbes Issues Updated Billionaires List

Forbes writes: The combined wealth of the Forbes’ 2013 ranking of the richest people in America is $2 trillion, up from $1.7 trillion in 2012 and the highest ever, due in part to the strength of both the U.S. stock and real estate markets. The average net worth of a Forbes 400 member is a staggering $5 billion, the highest ...

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Highest Paid Celebrities Of 2013

From the annual ranking just issued by Forbes: Madonna‘s latest album, MDNA, was a flop. Her 12th studio album, Madonna sold fewer than 1 million copies of MDNA in the U.S. and the singles, like “Give Me All Your Luvin,” failed to impress on the pop music scene. But the tour that the Material Girl launched to go along with ...

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Forbes Issues 2013 Billionaires List

According to Forbes Magazine, there are presently 1342 billionaires in the world. Other notables on the list: Michael Bloomberg (#13, $27B), Jeff Bezos (#19, $25B), Sergey Brin (#21, $23B), George Soros (#30, $19B), Mark Zuckerberg (#66, $13B), Rupert Murdoch (#91, $11B), Giorgio Armani (#131, $8B),  Donald Trump (#423, $3B),  Oprah Winfrey (#503, $3B), and Peter Thiel (#931, $1.6B).

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The World’s Highest Paid Musicians

Forbes has posted its annual ranking of the estimated 2012 incomes for the world’s highest-paid musicians. Here’s their top ten. 1. Dr Dre – $110M 2. Roger Waters – $88M 3. Elton John – $80M 4. U2 – $78M 5. Take That – $68M 6. Bon Jovi – $60M 7. Britney Spears – $58M 8. Paul McCartney – $57M 9. ...

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America’s Most Expensive Zip Codes

According to Forbes Magazine, the Upper East Side’s 10065 zip code is the most expensive place to live in the United States, with a median home price of over $6.5M.  All of the top ten are in New York or California, with the exception of Alpine, northern New Jersey’s hip-hop studded home to Sean Combs, Jay-Z, Beyonce, Russell Simmons, and ...

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Billionaires Are More Billionaire-y

Forbes has issued its annual list of the richest Americans and notes that things are going fantastically well for the nation’s billionaires. A big stock market rally, a rebound in the real estate market, and rising values in the art market helped pump up the net worth of these 400 billionaires by 13%, Forbes said. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is among ...

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Billionaires Get Richer In “Tough” Times

Bill Gates once agin tops Forbes’ list of the nation’s richest people. The wealthiest New Yorker is Tea Party puppeteer David Koch (above), who is worth $25 billion and with his brother is tied for the fourth wealthiest person in America. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is second in New York and twelfth nationally with a worth of $19.5 billion. Almost all ...

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Forbes Issues 2011 Billionaires List

Forbes Magazine has issued this year’s list of the world’s richest people. The number of billionaires grew by 199 in 2010. Mexico’s Carlos Slim expanded his lead as the world’s richest man, adding $20.5 billion to his net worth in the past year, for a total fortune of $74 billion. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, now co-chairman of the Bill & ...

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Where Are People Moving?

Using 2008 IRS data, Forbes Magazine has created a fascinating interactive map showing which cities are gaining or losing populations and where people are coming from/going to. Detroit, Los Angeles, and Miami appear to be suffering the greatest exoduses, with New York City remaining fairly unchanged. Red lines are outbound, black lines are inbound. You can click on every county ...

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Merkel Über Alles

Forbes has published their annual list of the most powerful women in the world. German Chancellor Angela Merkel tops the list for the second year in a row, but Condoleeza Rice falls to #4. Oprah’s at #21, Hillary at #25, Nancy Pelosi at #26. Rankings are calculated based on a composite of visibility (based on press mentions) and economic impact ...

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