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April 19, 2016
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TECH’S TOP INVESTORS

FACT AND COMMENT-Steve Forbes

LEADERBOARD

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.

CONVERSATION

Admiration, irritation, castigation, adulation: Readers’ reaction to our annual ranking of the world’s billionaires spanned the spectrum.

THOUGHT LEADERS

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.

STRATEGIES

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.

TECHNOLOGY

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.

ENTREPRENEURS

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.