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Wall Street's wealthiest man is 77 and believes his glory days still lie ahead. Plus: the big earners in the MLB, the top traders and the companies and individuals who are making waves in the business world.
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Will the government seize your money?
We’ve resized the world’s nations according to the aggregate wealth of their billionaires.
Warren Buffet, Richard Shulze and the Waltons are up. Carlos Slim, Larry Ellison and Eike Batista are down. Plus: richest rappers.
We’ve updated Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer’s wardrobe. Here’s what the fashion pros have to say.
Cajune Boats’ $40,000 custom-made Kingfisher will get you down the stream in serious style. Plus: up-and-comers.
BASEBALL’S GRAND SLAM
The prices of MLB teams are soaring thanks largely to escalating television rights fees. Plus: highest-paid players.
FORBES: Billionaires: Readers cheer Bill Gates and Warren Buffett and give it to Prince Alwaleed.
CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes
People, not lobbies: immigration and the 1920s.
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
Peering into the abyss.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Why does America hate late bloomers?
THE CAPITAL OF WATER- Joann Muller
How to turn around a struggling industrial city like Milwaukee? Become the global technology hub for a resource they know better than anyone.
THE COOKIE CRUMBLES- Jenna Goudreau
Irene Rosenfield blew up Kraft promising to spark growth. Six months and two underwhelming quarters later investors are still waiting.
FIREWALL WARS- Caleb Melby
Nir Zuk mixed brilliant engineering with a perpetual grudge to build the hottest company in Internet security.
WANT TO BUY A WEBPHONE?- Parmy Olson
Firefox the browser wants to be Firefox the smartphone, in another brave run at the Apple-Google duopoly.
SUBLIME SUBPRIME- Daniel Fisher
The best trade on Wall Street last year was going long on mortgages once written off as toxic.
In 2012 the 40 highest-earning hedge fund managers and traders made a combined $16.7 billion, with the lowest-earning managers on our list making $90 million.
BrandVoice- TD AMERITRADE
The Individual Retail Trader (Cautiously) Returns.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
The two-step guide to 529s.
CAPITAL MARKETS- Marilyn Cohen
Split decisions create portfolio wins.
QUICK CASH- J.J. Colao
Using souped-up algorithms, On Deck Capital okays (or denies) loans to small businesses within minutes.
SOUND JUDGEMENT- Karsten Strauss
Paul Reed Smith knows he can’t outsell Gibson and Fender. So he’s trying to turn the humble guitar into a Stradivarius.
ARMED & DANGEROUS- Steven Bertoni and Nathan Vardi
Freed from investors and flush with cash, Carl Icahn is targeting companies by the dozen. The bigger, the better (just ask Michael Dell). Plus: Icahn’s Entrepreneurs Clinic.
DISRUPTORS- Edited by Caroline Howard, Michael Noer and Tom Post
Who are the people shaking up their fields most dramatically? To answer that question, we sifted through hundreds of names in scores of categories to come up with a dozen disruptors who are less content to improve the status quo than to blow it up.
BIG MUDDY, BIG MONEY- Christopher Helman
The great drought of 2012 was the worst disaster to hit the Mississippi River in 50 years. Will it turn into an even bigger mess for taxpayers?
THE BILLIONAIRES’ CURATOR- Morgan Brenna
Joan Behnke redesigns the homes of the rich and famous by first renovating their minds
On Easter and Passover.