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January 21, 2013
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FORBES "30 Under 30" follows 450 individuals across 15 fields, starting with Tumbr's David Karp and his $200 million worth at 26. Learn 12 tricks to help pay for college, Japan's large influence on the world's economy, and the top events of 2012. Plus: AT&T's next moves post iPhone. 

 

30 UNDER 30 

FACT AND COMMENT- Steve Forbes
An American disgrace.
 

LEADERBOARD
2012’S WINNERS AND LOSERS

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos gained $7.1 billion; Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg lost $4.6 billion.

 

LAW AND DISORDER

Cities sell sin for an economic boost. Plus: a psychic previews the 2013 economy.

 

LUCRE BOWL

College football’s ten most valuable teams generated $754 million in 2011.

 

TOP STORIES OF 2012

The biggest story of 2012? The election, naturally. Plus: child prodigies.

 

HOLLYWOOD ENDINGS

Superheroes, superspies and vampire superbabies ruled at the ticket window in 2012.

 

REGAL RIDES

The top luxury cars of 2013. Plus: up-and-comers

 

ACTIVE CONVERSATION

Readers weigh in on the Koch brothers, Joaquin Guzman Loera and Campbell’s Soup.

 

THOUGHT LEADERS

CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes

Little big tax, history’s warning.

 

CAPITAL FLOWS- Carrie Lukas

How conservatives can win over women.

 

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard

Steve Jobs warns Apple: don’t be greedy.

 

STRATEGIES

RETURN OF THE INDIAN / LEADERSHIP AT THE TOP- Joann Muller

Polaris CEO Scott Wine pulled the power-toys-for-boys titan through the worst of the Great Recession. Now he’s gunning for the most iconic name in motorcycles.

 

TECHNOLOGY

ABSOLUTELY PREFAB- Todd Woody

Project Frog designs and ships schools, convenience stores and office buildings all over the country. Some assembly required.

 

ENTREPRENEURS

NEW SHOOTS IN OLD GROWTH- Christopher Helman

Is the newspaper business dead? John Garrett’s hyperlocal chain in Texas suggests there’s still life in the old medium.

 

INVESTING

SOUTHERN DISCOMFORT- Abram Brown

A celebrated value shop is trying to regain its footing and at the same time clean up the mess at Chesapeake Energy.

 

BrandVoice

BY OPPENHEIMERFUNDS

The New 60/40: Investment Allocation for Today’s Financial Landscape

 

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher

Don’t be a cud chewer.

 

FINANCIAL STRATEGY- A. Gary Shilling

Prepare for a stock market plunge.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin

Make you stocks Sarbox-free.

 

30 UNDER 30

COVER STORY: DAVID KARP’S $800 MILLION ART PROJECT- Jeff Bercovici

Facebook is the Internet’s phone book. Twitter is its wire service. In Tumblr, 26-year-old David Karp has built the Web’s canvas. Now can he shape it into a money machine?

 

THE FORBES 30 UNDER 30- Edited by Caroline Howard and Michael Noer

 

FEATURES

12 INSIDER TRICKS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE- William Baldwin

You could spend $220,000 on a B.A. Or you could work the angles and spend a lot less.

 

BAD MEDICINE- Kai Falkenberg

Asking patients to grade their doctors sounds like a great idea. But it’s actually perverting the practice of medicine, encouraging doctors to overprescribe and overtreat, driving up costs and sometimes worsening care.

 

LIFE AFTER THE IPHONE- Connie Guglielmo

After a half-decade of being carried on Steve Jobs’ back, AT&T is reaching for a new strategy. Randall Stephenson boils down his thinking to two words: mobilize everything.

 

LIFE

ENTREPRENEUR CAMP- Steven Bertoni

The Summit Series’ startup circus finds a permanent home on Powder Mountains.

 

THOUGHTS

On children.