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THE MASTER

FACTS AND COMMENTS- Steve Forbes

The real story about Panama.

LEADERBOARD

REAL ESTATE: BILLIONAIRE BRIDLE PARTY

Where do America’s wealthiest equestrians go to horse around? To Wellington, Fla., where homes are secluded and the fillies are fine.

NEW BILLIONAIRE: THE TREASURE OF AL THANI

Among the Panama Papers’ juiciest leaks: details of the wealth of Qatar’s former prime minister. Plus: The Guggenheim’s new golden commode.

ON THE BLOCK: THE KOCH BOTTLES

At age 76, Bill Koch doesn’t have enough time to drink all 43,000 bottles in his epic wine collection. So he’s auctioning off half of them.

FAREWELL TOAST: BILL CAMPBELL

Eric Schmidt remembers the legendary Silicon Valley mentor who helped make Google, Apple and countless others the successes they are today.

LUXURY LINEAGE: SEERSUCKER

A history of everyone’s favorite lightweight summer fabric, in which each step along the way has its own wrinkle.

BUSINESS LIBRARY: SUMMER BOOKS

What should you kick back with on the beach the next few months: Ayn Rand? Sam Adams? Or perhaps a Bernie Sanders coloring book?

THE MARK ZUCKERBERG OF RUSSIA

Pavel Durov, who created the social networks VK and Telegram, bears more than just a passing resemblance to Facebook’s founder.

FORBES @100: NOV. 15, 1929

Crash! With depression imminent, we spied a great stock-buying opportunity and urged our readers to follow our lead.

RULERS AND ROYALS: QE2’S £££

Having just turned 90, just how much is Queen Elizabeth worth, anyway? Plus: Les Wexner, Ohio’s richest man.

SPORTSMONEY: SOCCER’S MOST VALUABLE TEAMS

Who’s raking in the most on and off the pitch? Plus: the highest-paid players, and the most lucrative jersey-sponsorship deals.

CONVERSATION

The bald truth: Readers were alternately skeptical of and intrigued by our latest cover subject’s purported miracle drugs. Plus: FORBES’ new podcasts for entrepreneurial-minded women.

THOUGHT LEADERS

CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes

Stop, thief!

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard

Reboot your heart and mind.

STRATEGIES

TOYOTA RECHARGES- Joann Muller

Two decades after the Prius jump-started the green car revolution, Toyota lost its eco-mojo to Tesla. Now the world’s sixth-most-valuable brand is fighting back with the hydrogen-powered Mirai. Plus: The world’s most valuable brands.

TECHNOLOGY

THE DATA GEEKS TAKE OVER- Brian Solomon

Tableau is building the weapons for a new generation of number-crunching business warriors.

ENTREPRENEURS

KILLING IT- Karsten Strauss

Since 2005 David Royce has started four pest-control businesses, but his real talent isn’t for wiping out bugs. It’s for flipping the companies—for a total of $178 million so far.

THE BUGATTI KILLER- Guy Martin

Christian von Koenigsegg produces the fastest supercars on the planet—all by hand. But can he keep up with the demand for his new $2 million Regera? And can Detroit keep pace with his futuristic engineering?

INVESTING

RX FOR SUCCESS- Matthew Herper

Want to succeed in biotech? Don’t be incremental. Try to change everything.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher

Why now is the time to bet on America.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin

Living large on dividends.

SMALL STOCKS- Jim oberweis

Secure profits in small stocks.

FEATURES

INSIDE ISRAEL’S SECRET STARTUP MACHINE- Richard Behar

The Israel Defense Forces’ clandestine Unit 8200 isn’t just a mythical cybersecurity squad. It’s probably the best school for entrepreneurship in the world, spawning hundreds of game-changing tech startups. Here’s the first definitive look inside.

VAPORIZED- Susan Adams

E-cigarettes were supposed to save lives and revitalize the smoking industry. But antismoking zealots, government regulators and Big Tabaco seem determined to snuff out the market—and any entrepreneurs plying it.

LIFE

THE MAESTRO OF MIAMI BEACH- Ann Abel

With a luxurious new hotel and a billionaire-filled apartment tower, Argentine entrepreneur Alan Faena is bringing South American glamour to South Florida.

THOUGHTS

On Wall Street.