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THE NEW MOBILE MOGULS

Fact and Comment—Steve Forbes

Brexit: the ugly aftermath.

LEADERBOARD

AMERICA’S RICHEST FAMILIES

Conventional wisdom holds that wealthy clans will blow through their money within a generation or two. Not so these 25 diverse families.

NEW BILLIONAIRE: TOWERING FORTUNE

The heirs of the biggest New York City real-estate titan you’ve never heard of have increased his fortune sixteenfold in just a few decades.

DEAL TOY: SODA PEP

Seeking to bolster its bottom line, in 2009 Pepsi moved to consolidate. Was it able to slake its thirst for frizzier profits?

RICHEST BY STATE: MICHIGAN

Dan Gilbert’s Cavaliers finally delivered a sports title to Cleveland. One state north, though, Gilbert is a champion of a different kind.

30 UNDER 30: THE YOUNG ONES

These half-dozen prodigies are making their marks in fields as varied as climate research and swimwear. Not one of them is older than 23.

BUSINESS LIBRARY: PAGES ON STAGES

Hamilton is only the latest Broadway sensation to have been inspired by a literary work. Plus: the highest-earning children’s authors.

FORBES @100: FINANCIERS AT THE FRONT

A year after America’s entry into World War I, we urged readers to do their patriotic duty and buy war bonds to fund the effort overseas.

CONVERSATION

Readers debate Google’s push into artificial intelligence and trade barbs over the market impact of a Trump or Clinton administration.

THOUGHT LEADERS

CURRENT EVENTS—David Malpass

Using public anger.

INNOVATION RULES—Rich Karlgaard

Economy’s tragic mismatch.

STRATEGIES

NEW FRAME OF MIND—Samantha Sharf

Michaels, the venerable arts-supply store, has crafted one of retail’s most unlikely comebacks by transforming its stores and—gasp—completely ignoring e-commerce.

TECHNOLOGY

DUELING UNICORNS—Thomas Fox-Brewster

Once cofounders and best friends, these CEOs of rival high-flying security companies are battling to dominate the digital defense market.

ENTREPRENEURS

THE ALPHA PUP—Abram Brown

Four-year-old Bark & Co. leads the pack of businesses selling monthly subscription boxes to dog owners. But can it satisfy its investors?

MR. BIG TIME—Susan Adams

Bob’s Watches brought transparency to the fraud-filled market for used and vintage Rolexes—and is making millions.

INVESTING

TOO BIG TO BE BEARISH—Steve Schaefer

Brexit is shaking markets, global growth stinks, and election nervousness is gripping Wall Street. Still, Blackrock’s 41.2 trillion bond man is buying.

THE SELFIE TRUST—Ashlea Ebeling

You could be wrecked financially by a lawsuit or sudden business reversal. But what if there were a way to protect a chunk of wealth for your own use?

Portfolio strategy—Ken Fisher

TRUMP OR HILLARY? Either way, there’s a way to profit.

CAPITAL MARKETS—Marilyn Cohen

Reaping returns from the urban renewal.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES—William Baldwin

What’s your number?

FEATURES

DIGITAL DOOR-TO-DOOR—Aaron Tilley

The smart home of the future is being sold in the most old-fashioned way. So why are some of Silicon Valley’s sharpest investors suddenly interested?

THE TRILLION-DOLLAR TECH WAR—Alex Konrad

The cloud is shaping up to be the biggest business opportunity in a generation, and Amazon, Microsoft and Google all want to claim the biggest slice.

CANNABIS CAPITALIST—Dan Alexander

Scotts Miracle-Gro CEO Jim Hagedorn is gambling $400 million to reach a burgeoning market of customers: pot growers.

LIFE

LIFE IN THE FASTEST LANE—Jim Clash

Ever dreamed of going 200mph at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway? Indy Racing Experience can make you Andretti for a day.

THOUGHTS

On artificial intelligence.