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The Crazy Saga of the World's Hottest App
The Crazy Saga of the World's Hottest App
Special Feature:
Most Powerful People
November 24, 2014
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The 2014 list of the “World’s Most Powerful People” ranks the 72 people with the most potent combination of financial resources, scope of action and the number of people they impact.  You’ll find those in politics, business, and religion – men and women – all forces to be reckoned with.  Plus, get the real story on the crazy Tinder saga.

 

FEATURES

KING ME - Matt Schfrin

Bill Gross’ spectacular fall from the top of the bond market has put tens of billions in play at a time when minuscule yields demand a fixed-income superstar. A brilliant, battle-scarred billionaire, Jeffrey Gundlach, stands ready to be coronated.

 

SEX, LIES AND IPHONES - Steven Bertoni

In creating Tinder, the world’s hottest dating app, Sean Rad has changed how people mate and how Wall Street views barry Diller. Too bad it wasn’t enough to save his job.

 

CAPITALIST COMMUNES - Alex Konrad

WeWork has emerged as one of the most valuable startups in America by combining the savvy of a real estate developer with the soul of a kibbutz.

 

FACT & COMMENT - Steve Forbes

Can Brazil be more than a pretend power?

 

LEADERBOARD

BUYING AMERICAN

Chinese firms have inked 896 deals and poured $43 billion into the U.S. since 2000. Leading the charge are many of China’s 242 billionaires.

 

FARMING’S FIRST FAMILY

Four new ten-digit fortunes of the intensely private – and immensely wealthy- Cargill clan.

 

BOOKS-A-MILLION

The world’s most expensive words.

 

POLITICAL ANIMALS

Policy influencers from the Forbes 30 under 30.

 

MAYBELLINE’S MAKEOVER

The cosmetics company looked like an ugly duckling- before “Bid-‘Em-Up Bruce” Wasserstein showed up.

 

ACTIVE CONVERSATION

Interest in Pinterest.

 

THOUGHT LEADERS

INNOVATION RULES - Rich Karlgaard

Amazon and IBM: Whoops!

 

CURRENT EVENTS - David Malpass

Big Fed is big government.

 

STRATEGIES

THE GOLDEN ELEPHANT - Dan Alexander

In a rare interview Cargill’s new CEO outlines his plans to make the world’s biggest agribusiness bigger.

 

LIGHTENING FORD’S LOAD - Joann Muller

The new F-150 pickup could represent an industry breakthrough thanks to Novelis, the world’s largest aluminum recycler.

 

TECHNOLOGY

IS THAT INTEL YOU’RE WEARING? - The world’s largest chipmaker wants to find its way into every new device that comes after PCs, smartphones, and tablets.

 

PLEASE TASE ME, BRO - Kashmir Hill

Taser’s new growth strategy: Become the Dropbox for cops.

 

ENTREPREURS

COUNTING HER CHICKENS - Popeyes is crushing rivals with a mix of upscale marketing and unapologetically greasy comfort food.

 

JUST WE TWO - Karsten Strauss

Zach Halmstad and Chip Pearson made their first hires five years on- and took no outside money until year eight. Good plan.

 

INVESTING

DISRUPTOR DISRUPTED - Abram Brown

The flash boys zapped billionaire Thomas Peterffy’s profits. At 70 he’s rebuilding as a discount broker.

 

FINANCIAL STRATEGY - A. Gary Shilling

Deflationary game plan.

 

THE PATIENT INVESTOR - John W. Rogers Jr.

Fundamentals trump fears.

 

INVESTMENT STRATEGIES - William Baldwin

Bond buyer’s survivor guide.

 

LIFE

INDONESIA’S NEXT WAVE - Laurie Werner

Billionaire Chris Burch makes a splash with Nihiwatu.

 

THOUGHTS

On marriage and divorce.