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The 2014 “Celebrity 100” ranks the world’s most powerful stars based on rankings that look at earnings, press mentions, social media influence, and “cultural impact”. Also, learn how some of America’s wealthiest families have bigger fortunes than ever.
FACT AND COMMENT - Steve Forbes
The time has come: Defend the IRS
The most powerful stars.
Elizabeth Holmes reaches billionaire status- four times over- at age 30.
Maybe your CEO should play more golf.
The colorful history of the 1956 Ferrari 410 Superamerica’s Series 1 Coupe.
THAT SINKING FEELING
Think finding a chest full of sunken treasure is a good way to get rich? Think again.
The 2014 Investment Guide.
CURRENT EVENTS - David Malpass
Peace through weakness: The U.S. and Japan sputter.
INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard
VC view: investable trends.
GRABBING FOR GREEN - Christopher Helman
NRG Energy is one of the nation’s biggest operators of carbon-belching power plants. No wonder CEO David Crane is so keen to become the emperor of alternative energy.
TWITTER’S CLEANUP PATROL - Kashmir Hill
Del Harvey wades through the darkest content on Twitter to decide what’s legitimate free expression and what’s abuse that gets the ax.
CROWD PLEASERS - Karsten Strauss
Applause relies on a network of 140,000 geeks worldwide to stress-test new apps. How do you grow rapidly- and still maintain quality control?
CALLING ALL WINDOW SHOPPERS - Hollie Slade
Why reward people only for buying? Cyriac Roeding’s ultrasound-powered app makes millions encouraging people just to look.
FAMILY SECRETS - Deborah L. Jacobs and Janet Novack
As the government closes in, the owners of offshore accounts, and their heirs, face legal perils and tricky choices.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY - Ken Fisher
389 lessons and counting.
SMALL STOCKS - Jim Oberweis
Small stocks with simple plans for big growth.
FINANCIAL STRATEGY - A. Gary Shilling
Woe to the euro.
JESUS CHRIST SUPERHERO - Zack O’Malley Greenburg
Mark Burnett earned a quarter-billion dollars in the past four years producing shows like Survivor. Now he’s found the next batch of superheroes in an unlikely place: the Bible.
McHEALTHCARE - Brian Solomon
The gold rush is on to reinvent the doctor’s office, and fast food is the model.
AMERICA’S WEALTHIEST FAMILIES
MANOR-BORN ENTREPRENEURS - Abram Brown and Alex Morrell
Most of America’s Gilded Age fortunes have dissipated over time. Yet two centuries after Thomas Mellon arrived in America his family, worth $12 billion, has never been richer. How did they do it?
SKY SCRAPPERS - Erin Carlyle
The tallest, most meaningful building of this American century, the new World Trade Center, is about to open. Risks abound for everyone involved, except the billionaire Durst family.
HOW TO BLOW $9 BILLION - Kerry A. Dolan
It took the Stroh family over a century to build the largest private beer fortune in America. And it took just a few bad decisions to lose the entire thing.
DOMINANT DYNASTIES - Edited by Luisa Kroll and Kerry A. Dolan
The Waltons. The Kennedys. The Rockefellers. Our definitive list of the richest families in America: 185 clans with fortunes of at least a billion.
THE ADVENTURES OF MR. TEA - Hunter Atkins
Like and Epicurean Indiana Jones, Rodrick Markus searches for high-end teas and other exotic ingredients for the best chefs in the world, eating danger for breakfast- with freshly shaved truffles.