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This year's Midas List features venture capitalists with an influx of newbies but with the vets are still dominating the top.
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Taxes, trade, Social Security and more-George Bush speaks out.
Just in time for summer: one of the priciest listings in New England history.
Mark Zuckerberg holds a massive chunk of Facebook equity but clutches an even larger amount of voting power-more than other technology wunderkinds in their public debuts.
We’re bullish on Ryan Seacrest and asteroid mining. Beef, not so much.
Introducing a car sharer, a rhymemaker and a rag trader.
Bezos, Gates, Icahn up; Adelson, Arnault, Waltons down.
Readers weigh in on an Obamacare billionaire and a fire-breathing dragon.
RUNNING FOR HIS LIFE
When Miami Marlins President David Samson pledged to run a double marathon for multiple charities, he got more than he bargained for.
CURRENT EVENTS- David Malpass
At issue: a government-centered society.
CAPITAL FLOWS-Charles Kadlec
The rising price of the falling dollar.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
The power of pairs.
EVERY CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT- Ron Gluckman
No consumer niche is too small for Zhang Ruimin’s booming Haier Group.
WINNING THE WEB WITH “LOVE!”- Tomio Geron
Fab flopped as a social network for gays. As a site for selling quirky design products, it reached a million members faster than just about any other online retailer.
TEACHING SUCCESS- J.J. Colao
Terry Howerton is bringing the lessons of startups to inner-city high school kids.
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Successful Corporate Giving Requires Long-Term Commitment
THE ROOKERY- J.J. Colao
TechNexus offers space and mentoring to Chicago startups-and shops for corporate buyers.
LUCKY-AND GOOD- Steven Bertoni
Joshua Kushner is only 26. But he’s already backed some of today’s hottest startups, including Instagram.
TIMID INVESTOR’S GUIDE TO EMERGING MARKETS- William Baldwin
Are you staying close to home with your portfolio? That’s a risky bet.
MUTUAL FUNDS & ETFS- Jim Lowell
The best medicine for healthy returns.
THE PATIENT INVESTOR- John W. Rogers Jr.
Great plays in sports.
REAL ESTATE- Peter Slatin
U.S. REIT’s go global.
THE MIDAS LIST
COVER STORY: INSIDE THE CLUB- Edited by Ryan Mac and Kerry A. Dolan
Silicon Valley runs on connections, and two of its biggest moneymakers go all the way back to college. Reid Hoffman and Peter Thiel reveal how entrepreneurs can break into tech’s most exclusive network.
VENTURE CAPITAL’S NEW BAD BOYS- Connie Guglielmo and Tomio Geron
Borrowing a page from Mike Ovitz, literally, Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz have created a VC firm that acts like a Hollywood talent agency-and has every entrepreneur in Silicon Valley flocking to their door.
MIDAS LIST: THE TOP 100
A younger generation is moving in, and many new faces grace the list of tech’s top investors this year. But the veterans still dominate the top of the rankings.
GROWTH CHAMPIONS- Scott DeCarlo and Eric Savitz
Our annual list of 25 torrid tech firms, many of which are still accelerating.
THRIFTY DOES IT- George Anders
Getting a tech company going is so cheap now that failure is an annoyance, not a disaster.
THE RISE OF THE SUPERDEALER- Caleb Melby
Artists, gallery owners and collectors are now celebrities. Did it all start with Andy Warhol?
ART PROJECT-A. Alfred Taubman
When I bought Sotheby’s my goal was to make money, pry open a closed market-and shake up the dealer cabal.
AMERICA’S MOST POWERFUL ART DEALERS- Abigail R. Esman
Part huckster, part connoisseur, all business.
EDUCATION OF A MAD MAN COLLECTOR- Susan Adams
The best dealers don’t just sell art, they teach it.
PORTILLO POWDER- Everett Potter
In Chile, the perfect summer slopes.