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2016' "30 UNDER 30" list includes 600 young individuals transforming business in fields such as retail, sports, health care, art, and more. Some of the headliners include Steph Curry, Matt McGorry, Shawn Mendes and The Weeknd. Also inside, college football's most valuable teams,the greatest and worst places for business and Fitbit's corporate comeback.
30 UNDER 30
FACT & COMMENT-Steve Forbes
Reality will smash Obama’s fantasy world.
HOLLYWOOD’S BEST BANG FOR THE BUCK
Golden Globes and Oscars don’t measure what really matters: Which actors and actresses offer the best return on investment?
NEW BILLIONAIRES: FUELING HIS PASSIONS
Vijay Goradia came to the U.S. and made a fortune in petrochemcials. Now he’s devoted to philanthropy in India, the homeland he left behind.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL’S MOST VALUABLE TEAMS
No, they can’t be sold. But the NCAA’s top gridiron squads are cash machines all the same. Plus: Ralph Lauren’s elegant barman’s kit.
THE BEST (AND WORST) COUNTRIES FOR BUSINESS
Are Scandinavian social democracies really the most capitalist-friendly places on earth? Plus: Iowa’s agricultural billionaire.
HOW TO RAISE A BILLIONAIRE: BILL GATES
What was Microsoft founder like as a child? His father, Bill Gates, Sr., recalls his bookish, inquisitive young son.
Lauding the Fintech 50. Plus: talking health care with the industry’s most prominent (and controversial) figures.
CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes
Coolidge heads for college.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
A man for all seasons.
THE FUTURE IS THE PAST- Joann Muller
The entire auto industry is betting on self-driving cars-except Mazda’s Masamichi Kogai, who believes lots of people love to get behind the wheel.
FIT FOR WORK- Parmy Olson
Fitbit is losing market shares to Apple, but that’s okay. Corporate wellness is saving it.
KICKSTARTING A BUSINESS MODEL- Robb Mandelbaum
Peak Design, a creative maker of outdoor gear, uses crowdfunding not just to finance its products but also to market them.
THE BRIDAL PATH- Clare O’Connor
Having pioneered online luxury shopping straight from the runway, Moda Operandi has launched a lucrative new aisle-for wedding dresses.
MIZU-WHO?- Antoine Gara
Japanese banks have been a long-running joke on Wall Street. One Greek-American banker with a taste for the glory days of finance aims to change all that.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Your 2016 portfolio playbook.
THE CONTRARIAN- David Dreman
Dirt cheap and worth waiting for.
INVESTMENT STRATEGY- William Baldwin
Your 8% payout from energy.
CASHIERS OF THE INTERNET- Miguel Helft
30 Under 30 alums John and Patrick Collison (still just 25 and 27) have built Stripe into a $5 billion mobile payment juggernaut. Their real goal is to shape the future of digital commerce.
Plus: 30 Under 30 All-Star Update 2016
THE NEW HEDGE FUND KING- Nathan Vardi
Amid a sea of dismal performances, a surfer dude with Einstein smarts is redefining the terms of quant trading.
REBEL IN CHIEF- George Anders
Chris Friedland based his online retailer out of sleepy Chico, Calif. He hires at Burning Man. And he left hundreds of millions on the table to sell out to a British conglomerate. In doing it his way, he’s also turned Build.com into one of the top unsung success stories of the digital era.
THE REVIVALIST- Abram Brown
Having breathed new life into classic properties in the Midwest and the Caribbean, hip hotelier Ben Weprin has a new vision for New Orleans.