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The 2014 special “Philanthropy” issue reports on the visionaries reimagining our children’s future. Learn how six of America’s most influential education philanthropists approach reform. Also, meet the king of online gambling.
“MY WEAKNESSES DIED ON THAT DAY”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafazi was shot by the Taliban for going to school. They targeted the wrong girl.
THE WALTONS TACKLE EDUCATION - Luisa Kroll
Sam Walton’s granddaughter Carrie Walton Penner is the most influential force in public education that you’ve never heard of. She shares her plans to make charter schools a national option.
THE BIGGEST TEST IN PUBLIC EDUCATION - Natalie Robehmed
Can one philanthropist bankroll reform on a citywide scale?
AMERICA’S EDUCATION MOON SHOT - Randall Lane
Five big ideas that could make American schoolkids tops in the world.
FORMULAS FOR SUCCESS - Reported by Kerry A. Dolan, Christopher Helman, Luisa Kroll and Michael Noer
Six of America’s most influential educational philanthropists reveal the mathematics of reform.
FACT & COMMENT - Steve Forbes
Why we feel so rotten.
The Morgan Library’s reserved seating for Warren Buffet.
PokerStars deals up a new billionaire.
Plus: Africa’s richest.
Americans keep spending on the holidays, no matter how much they earn.
Can a $1 billion divorce be unfair?
THE MOST VALUEABLE HOCKEY FRANCHISES
The NHL scores a new Canadian TV deal, and values soar.
REVEL WITHOUT A CAUSE
The most spectacular failure in Atlantic City history.
INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard
Books for the holidays.
CURRENT EVENTS - Paul Johnson
Dead ducks and roaring lions.
OIL’S OFFSHORE ODDBALL - Christopher Helman
As the price of oil drops, America’s shale frackers are running scared. But upstart Venari Resources is sitting pretty thanks to deepwater finds in the Gulf of Mexico.
OIL’S OFFSHORE LANDLINE - Alex Konrad
Google has a new secret weapon in its fight against Microsoft Office: a startup of ex-Googlers really good at reinventing the telephone.
BEZOS VS. MA, HOLIDAY EDITION - Ryan Mac
Wary of Alibaba, Amazon is expanding logistics for partners.
SPEAKING IN TONGUES - Brian Solomon
Smartling is riding a wave of global expansion by helping companies quickly translate their websites and apps.
FRIENDS OF ZUCKERBERG FUND - Brian Solomon
Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY - Ken Fisher
Why I hate annuities.
SMALL STOCKS - Jim Oberweis
The next act for small caps.
FIXED-INCOME WATCH - Richard Lehmann
Eclectic income investing.
THE KING OF ONLINE GAMBLING (IS 34)
David Baazov went from sleeping on Montreal park benches to an $800 million personal fortune with a brazen bet on Internet poker. Now he gets to up the ante.
FERRARI AT THE CROSSROADS - Mark Ewing
Fiat has already benefited from spinning off its most valuable brand, but can the legendary Italian sports car company find a new gear on its own?