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June 29, 2016
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GOOGLE’S NEW SUPERPOWER

Fact & Comment—Steve Forbes

LEADERBOARD

LUXURY LINAGE: THE RITZ PARIS

The famed hotel reopens this month after $220 million renovation. Here’s a look at the epic sweep of its sometimes sordid history.

NEW BILLIONAIRE: COMRADE CHAIRMAN

In the wake of Hungary’s transition from communism to capitalism, banker Sándor Csányi has made his country’s first ten-figure fortune.

THE WORLDS 100 HIGHEST-EARNING ATHLETES

For this rarified class of sports stars, salary plus endorsement deals make it highly lucrative to kick, run, catch, throw, serve and punch.

THE GUGGENHEIM OF GRAPES

Part museum, part theme park, a new tourist attraction in Bordeaux caters to the brains (and palates) of fans of the region’s beloved wine.

REAL ESTATE: THE BILLIONAIRE DOGHOUSE

Pooch lover David Duffield lists his English-manor-style estate, located just beast—sorry, east—of San Francisco. Plus: Alabama’s richest man.

EQUINE ECONOMICS: HOW TO BUY A RACEHORSE

Interested in purchasing a steed? You’ll find a variety of entry points for pretty much any budget. Plus: the sport’s top-earning jockeys. 

BUSINESS LIBRARY: BILLIONAIRE AUTHORS

New releases from some very wealthy scribes. Plus: tallying George R.R. Martin’s Game of Thrones hall; a rare Alice comes up for auction.

FORBES @100: TECH TITANS 1.0

Ah, 1998; a time of boundless optimism about the fledging Web economy. Eighteen years on, which pioneers are thriving?

CONVERSATION

FORBES Women’s Summit; readers flay Theranos’ Elizabeth Holmes.

THOUGHT LEADERS

CURRENT EVENTS—Paul Johnson

Waiting for a new deal.

INNOVATION RULES—Rich Karlgaard

Serial bloomer: Pat Gelsinger.

STRATEGIES

BRIGHT IDEAS—Daniel Fisher

Better management and new digital products have reenergized Acuity Brands, formerly a sleepy maker of light fixtures.

TECHNOLOGY

SPEEDING PAST GOOGLE—Joann Muller

Israel’s Mobileye plans to leapfrog the tech giant and bring self-driving cars to the masses.

ENTREPRENEURS

THE COFFEE CULT—Susan Adams

Dutch Bros. is turning millennial “bro-istas” into wealthy franchisees.

PLUS: Best and Worst Franchises

FEATURES

A BILLIONAIRE’S BLUEPRINT FOR KILLING AN ENEMY—Matt Drange and Ryan Mac

Peter Thiel’s war on the gossip website Gawker goes back longer than previously realized. Here’s the untold story of his siege.

THE INVESTING GUIDE

GIVE LIKE TRUMP—Ashlea Fisher

You, too, can claim a charitable deduction for promising not to develop a golf course or to preserve a historic building. Just be ready to fight the IRS.

CAPITAL CALLS—Daniel Fisher

As regulators tighten the screws on banks, one pleasant side effect is more high-yielding preferred stock.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY—Ken Fisher

For 2016 stocks the only thing to fear is fear itself.

REIT RAIDER—Antoine Gara

Stable income and staid management are the hallmarks of REIT investing. Pesky hedge fund manager Jonathan Litt is proving that a little activism can yield even bigger returns.

WHEN YOU’RE 91—William Baldwin

You’re sharp enough now to follow Warren Buffet’s advice, but someday you might not be. Here’s how to protect yourself--or your parents.

IMPACT’S CRASH COURSE—Lauren Gensler

Demand for socially useful investments is growing, but skilled fund managers are in short supply. A new Bill Gate’s-backed accelerator aims to change that.

LIFE

PERFECT TIMING—Michael Solomon

Chronographs, tourbillions, skeletons and other exotic watches worth the investment.

THE GREAT GREEN WAY? —Zack O’Malley Greenburg, Lee Seymour and Madeline Berg

Hamilton may be a Broadway Blockbuster, but most theater investors lose a lot of Benjamins.

THOUGHTS

On politicians and money.