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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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