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Featured on the cover is biopharma’s youngest chief executive and part of FORBES’ 30 Under 30 who is leading a company of ten employees into billion-dollar deals through saving drugs that otherwise would be forgotten by pharmaceutical companies. Also, read about the countries all over the world who are in competition with their own versions of Uber, football’s wealthiest teams and the 68-story building inspired by Queen B.
BOY IN THE BUBBLE
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Spineless Democrats back Obama’s bloody bargain.
THE NFL’S MOST VALUABLE TEAMS
Pro football’s popularity has been surging for years. No surprise that franchise valuations have been doing the same.
ELECTRONIC CASH KINGS
Don’t think you can make $66 million a year spinning records? Think again. Plus: Bill Bidwell and family, rising like a phoenix.
68 STORIES, BEY VIEW
Beyonce is soon to reach new heights in her career-741 feet, to be exact. Plus: big thinking from the FORBES 30 Under 30.
Zuck vs. Gates in the great billionaire book-off. Plus: Ted Leonsis hand-selects the works every building entrepreneur needs to read.
AMERICA’S BEST BUSINESS SCHOOLS
These 20 schools offer the best return for your M.B.A money. Plus: Andrea Reimann-Ciardelli, New Hampshire’s richest.
LUXURY LINEAGE: JAMES BOND’S CARS
007 returns in a new novel and movie this fall. Here’s a look at some of his most memorable vehicles, from the sublime to the absurd.
Readers praise Elon Musk’s visionary thinking; our expose of a San Francisco art school divides the critics.
CURRENT EVENTS- David Malpass
Feds should raise rates to loosen policy.
OPINIONS- Avik Roy
The right way to reform Wall Street.
INNOVATION RULES- Rick Karlgaard
MADE IN THE U.S. (AGAIN)- Joann Muller
With a push from Walmart, Tonka’s Chinese owner is beginning to manufacture toys in America. It’s no easy game.
BEAUTY ON DEMAND- Clare O’Connor
Glamsquad is the latest startup to apply the Uber model to a traditional industry. With a dozen beauty copycats jumping in, a shakeout is coming.
IRONCLAD ENCRYPTION?- Thomas Fox-Brewster
The people who built Palantir’s snooping software have now developed a way to evade it. (Cops are already using it, too.)
FROM DOGHOUSE TO PENTHOUSE- Ryan Mac
After Julie Wainwright ran Pets.com into the ground, she was a pariah. Then she turned The RealReal into a $200-million-a-year consignment business.
UNCANNY TIMING- Antoine Gara
After a lifetime mastering Vegas blackjack tables and Chicago trading pits, market legend Blair Hull has devised an ETF that he says can safely time the market.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Yes, the markets are volatile. That’s a good thing.
INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Income during the crash.
INTRINSIC VALUE- Taesik Yoon
Stocks still on sale.
WORLD WAR UBER- Ellen Huet
The ride-hailing app streamrolled America, but the easy-win days are over. Its path to global conquest now has to go through well-financed and battle-hardened rivals who’ve seen Uber coming-and know how to beat it.
MONEY’S NEW OPERATING SYSTEM- Laura Shin
Bitcoin isn’t about enabling libertarian techno-hippies to buy weed online. The underlying technology is nothing less than a better way to move money around the world-and the planet’s financial heavyweights are making it on their own.
THE ARTFUL LODGERS- Abram Brown
21c Museum Hotels began as Kentucky power couple’s attempt to save downtown Louisville and became a lesson in building mini-masterpieces for travelers.
On the art market.