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FORBES' Philanthropy issue features Melinda Gates, the billionaire who is combatting world poverty, starting with the most fundamental problems for women. Also inside, the 40 wealthiest under 40, the richest people in Africa, and could this be the end fo Yahoo CEO, Marissa Meyer?
THE BEST IDEA IN THE WORLD
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Obama's phony war.
SEAT OF POWER: MAY THE SALESFORCE BE WITH YOU
Star Wars figurines, Buddhist relics and bobblehead Colin Powell: inside the whimsical San Francisco office of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff.
NEW BILLIONAIRE: LIVE WIRE
Chet Pipkin is inside your house-or, at any rate, the useful tech gadgetry produced by his company certainly is.
PATH TO SUCCESS: HAIM SABAN
The music and TV mogul’s long and winding road began in a Beatles tribute band in Israel, all those years ago.
BUSINESS LIBRARY: 2015’S BREAKOUT BOOKS
Critical hype, page-turning excitement, sales stacked to the roof: the most buzzed-about fiction and
nonfiction of the year.
THE RICHEST PEOPLE IN AFRICA
The commodity glut has pushed down the continent’s biggest fortunes overall, but its wealthiest still
command impressive net worths.
HOCKEY’S MOST VALUEABLE TEAMS
For the first time in years, the NHL has a new No. 1. Plus: the league’s highest-earning players.
THE 40 WEALTHIEST ENTREPRENEURS UNDER 40
Young, gifted, and very, very rich. (Also highly likely to live in California and work in tech. Surprised?)
Big money, good deeds: the year’s ten most inspiring acts of philanthropy.
OBJECT OF DESIRE
The new Harry Winston Opus 14 is a $400,000 jukebox for your wrist.
Jack Ma vs. posh handbag lawyers. Plus: Readers debate our Power List.
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Enemies or friends?
PUMPED-UP KICKS- Abram Brown
Vans was an aging skater-shoe brand that was expanding in all the wrong ways until VF Corp. bought is and made it Cali-cool again.
FIX MY WI-FI, PLEASE- Aaron Tilley
The lowly home router is now swamped with connected devices and video bingeing. Eero has a rescue-for a pride.
FLIPAGRAM’S A BIG DEAL- Kathleen Chaykowski
How big? The last startup that had Michael Moritz and John Doerr on the same board was Google.
THE TASTEMAKER- Susan Adams
With an uncanny ability to identify and create flavors, David Dafoe’s Flavorman and Moonshine University are riding the boom in craft distilleries.
A SUITCASE AND A SPREADSHEET- Liyan Chen
What happens when you combine and overseas IPO boom, a dearth of analyst coverage and wild market volatility? Some $2.6 billion for the intrepid small-cap mangers of Grandeur Peak funds.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Back to the future: The bull rumbles forward.
INVESTMENT STRATEGY- William Baldwin
They’re coming for your goodies.
THE LAST DAYS OF MARISSA MAYER?- Miguel Helft
The Yahoo CEO was viewed as a savior back in 2012. But insiders say that she now leads a company without a vision or viable turnaround plan. As top executives flee in droves, it’s plausible that Mayer might soon join them.
SUBPRIME SUPREMO- Chase Peterson-Withorn
Don Hankey has become a billionaire charging sky-high interest on subprime car loans; now he’s moving into the sharing economy.
THE ART OF THE DEALING- Natalie Robehmed
With major new funding and powerful art world backers, can Paddle8 become the auction house of tomorrow?