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Inside The Koch Empire
Inside The Koch Empire
Special Feature:
Most Powerful People
December 24, 2012
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INSIDE THE KOCH EMPIRE
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Where is Keynes when we need him?

THE FORBES ALL-STAR EATERIES IN NEW YORK

LEADERBOARD
ASPEN’S MOUNTAIN OF MONEY
This town has long been up to its waist in both snow and dough. In particular, billionaires pay top dollar for parcels on Red Mountain.

HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE
Tim Ferriss has a few unorthodox ideas to help you keep a lid on the Yultide mayhem.

UP-AND-COMERS
Introducing a thirst quencher, a publisher and a jeweler. Plus: Buy/Sell/Hold.

WHEELS OF FORTUNE
Formula 1’s ten most valuable teams earned a combined $1.7 billion last year.

SCORECARD
Kindle sales boost Bezos; DreamWorks dings Geffen.

ACTIVE CONVERSATION
Readers weigh in on Barack Obama, Tim Cook and electric cars.

THOUGHT LEADERS
CURRENT EVENTS- Paul Johnson
Peering into the abyss.

CAPITAL FLOWS- Grace-Marie Turner
A resistance movement rises against ObamaCare.

INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Bad news bear: Grantham the Grim.

STRATEGIES
KICKING THE CAN- Jenna Goudreau
Will putting soup in a bag save 143-year-old Campbell’s? New CEO Denise Morrison certainly hopes so. She’s betting the company on it.

THE HANG-UP- Simon Montlake
Hou Weigui built ZTE into a global telecom-gear titan, but fears on Chinese espionage will keep him out of America.

FORBESWOMAN // FUTURE OF WORK- Jenna Goudreau
A golden age for working women.

TECHNOLOGY
CLICK HERE FOR A BETTER CHRISTMAS- Alex Konrad
‘Tis the season for giving the wrong thing in the wrong size to the wrong person. Facebook and a handful of startups aim to solve the gift problem.

THE PIRATES OF PLANO- David M. Ewalt
Elie Akilian scored big in his first crack at the treacherous online game business. Can his KingsIsle do it again?

ENTREPRENEURS
REACHING FOR A HIGH NOTE- Zack O’Malley Greenburg
Former pop star Even Lowenstein aims to build the YouTube of live music. First, he’ll have to break into the black label.

DIGITAL MEDIA’S SECRET FORMULA- Brian Solomon
What do you get when you mix a firebrand political blogger, an Internet innovator and a few million rabid sports fans? A valuable startup.

BrandVoice-ZURICH
Reverse Outsourcing: How Foreign Companies Are Creating Jobs in America

INVESTING
INCOME FUNDS FOR WORRYWARTS- Ari I. Weinberg
A frenzy of high-income ETF’s have flooded the markets to satisfy desperate yield investors. But not all income plays are created equal.

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Profit from the dumb money.

PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Job growth is overrated.

INVEST O-T-C WITH CARE- William Baldwin
Small companies are riskier but historically more rewarding than blue chips. How do you get a piece of this action?

INTRINSIC VALUE- Mohnish Pabrai and Guy Spier
Rent-a-Geek for a European fix.

FEATURES
COVER STORY: INSIDE THE KOCH EMPIRE- Daniel Fisher
They’ve been building their conglomerate for 50 years. Their election bet fizzled, but rest assured, the Koch brothers say, they’re just getting started.

AMERICA’S BIGGEST PRIVATE COMPANIES- Scott DeCarlo and Andrea D. Murphy
Koch Industries and its peers are doing well despite an uneven economy.

THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL PEOPLE
There are 7.1 billion people on the planet. These are the 71 who matter.

BIOTECH’S COMEBACK KID- Matthew Herper
After languishing in Genentech’s shadow for years, Biogen, with a new CEO, a promising new drug and a soaring share price, could be the next big thing in the drug business.

LIFE
 RICH FRANK’S CHAMPANGE TASTES- Richard Nalley
A Hollywood insider puts American “grower Champagnes” in the spotlight.

THOUGHTS
On the holidays.