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TECH’S TOP INVESTORS
FACT AND COMMENT-Steve Forbes
BASEBALL’S MOST VALUABLE TEAMS
A CABLE-TV revenue gusher has Major League Baseball in fine shape as new season begins. Plus: the game’s most overpaid players.
NEW BILLIONAIRE ONCE: ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY
The new credit crisis hit debt-loaded real estate developer David Lichenstein hard. His recovery, however, is proceeding nicely.
LUXURY LINEAGE: THE REVERSO WATCH
A backward history of Jaeger-LeCoultre’s elegant, highly functional, Janus-faced timepiece.
RICHEST BY STATE: OKLAHOMA
Oil heir George Kaiser is the Sooner State’s biggest Bob Dylan fan. Plus: Top venture capitalists grade a prominent unicorn’s potential.
FORBES @100: JUNE 1, 1958
Computers, cars and Hollywood: The late Eisenhower era was a boom time for American capitalists of every stripe.
COLLECTING: GROWING, GROWING…GONE!
We’re in the bullish moment for the, er, lock market: a comprehensive guide to the sale and value of celebrity hair.
Admiration, irritation, castigation, adulation: Readers’ reaction to our annual ranking of the world’s billionaires spanned the spectrum.
CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes
Techies: Join the side you’re on.
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
When excess is a virtue.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Fading emperor bosses.
GRASS APPEALS- Kathryn Dill
Small-time farming is more a lifestyle than a business, a fact that Tractor Supply Co. has leveraged to build a fast-growing $6 billion retail chain that is largely immune to Amazon.
DASHBOARD WARS- Joann Muller
Would you rather plug your smartphone into your car or have your car be the smartphone? Hermon is betting billions on the latter.
SAVING AMERICA FROM THE HACKER BLACKOUTS- Thomas Fox-Brewster
Robert Lee spent years watching nations attack one another online. His startup aims to be a new line of defense.
SILICON VALLEY’S CUP OF CHOICE- Ryan Mac
Philz Coffee grew out of a corner market in San Francisco’s Mission district to become Mark Zuckerberg’s favorite joe. Now it wants to challenge Starbucks.