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"The New Moneyball" follows live sports, which is making the most money in the media industry starting with the cover feature of Matt Kemp. Read about the country's richest universities and their fight for endowment money, baseball's biggest earning players and Silicon Valley's new tech hero who started from the bottom.
THE NEW MONEYBALL
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
Ugly in Afghanistan.
A look at how America’s richest schools fared in the battle for endowment dollars.
These college hoops teams spent the least to make it to the big show.
UP AND COMERS
Introducing a social shopper, concert finder and cancer fighter.
THE MEDIA MOGUL PRIMARY
Who has the influence and where they wield it.
Want Facebook shares now? It’ll cost you.
Apple gets hotter, Linsanity cool.
From Reuters to Richard Branson, the world weighs in on our annual Billionaire issue.
CURRENT EVENTS- Amity Shlaes
Tax summit for growth.
CAPITAL FLOWS- David Ranson
Zero interest rate policy is batting zero.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Part II: Is progress slowing?
FINDING SAFE HARBOR- Christopher Helman
Shipping titan John Fredriksen’s $11 billion fortune has soared while the tanker industry has been tanking. His secret offers a lesson for every industry.
THE ZERO-DAY SALESMAN- Andy Greenberg
Cracking computers to steal credit cards is passé. Hackers now sell their best tricks to government spies at six-figure prices.
DATA DRIVEN // WEATHER MAN- Todd Woody
EarthRisk crunches decades of data to give traders and utilities a fighting chance at outsmarting nature.
SOCIAL MEDIA TAX DODGE- Deborah L. Jacobs
If their IPO riches weren’t enough, insiders at Yelp and Facebook are skirting taxes with $100 million Roth IRAs and $150 million tax-free gifts.
TAX BRACKET MAGIC- William Baldwin
Smart taxpayers have the motive and the means to doctor their adjusted gross income, particularly in retirement.
PORTFOLIO STRATEGY- Ken Fisher
Good fortune in Chinese stocks.
INVESTMENT STRATEGIES- William Baldwin
Letter to my widow.
INTRINSIC VALUE- David Dreman
Think stocks, not Treasurys.
CRACKING THE CODE- J.J. Colao
A promotion offering free online programming classes has attracted 400,000-plus users in no time at all. Now-how to make money?
THE NEW MONEYBALL- Tom Van Riper
In the era of the DVR, live sports is now the most valuable commodity in media. With a slew of new multibillion-dollar deals, baseball is cashing in, and the game will never be the same.
WHY MATT KEMP CLEANS UP- Monte Burke
For star players who can lure a big television audience, new media money is fueling a salary gold rush in baseball.
THE TOP-PAID PLAYERS- Kurt Badenhausen
What the heavy hitters are making, on and off the field.
ANNUAL TEAM VALUES- Kurt Badenhausen, Michael K. Ozanian and Christina Settimi
The average team is worth 16% more than it was last year, with no one jumping more than the bankrupt Dodgers.
THE 40 TOP-EARNING FUND MANAGERS
THE S.E.C.’S GIFT TO HEDGIES- Daniel Fisher
Tiger Global’s Chase Coleman made $500 million last year through the latest hedge fund tactic: gobbling up private stock in firms like Facebook and Zynga long before they IPO. Thanks, Sarbanes-Oxley!
VOLCKER RULE REFUGEES- Halah Touryalai
New regulations are driving proprietary traders out of Wall Street banks and into the hedge fund business. Here are the ones to watch.
The average hedge fund fell by 5% in 2011, but the industry’s Top 40 titans still pulled in a combined $13.2 billion.
LETTERS FROM A SOCIOPATH- Diana B. Henriques
Bernie Madoff is trying to pull off one last swindle from jail: rewriting his own story.
SILICON VALLEY CINDERELLA- Victoria Barret
How one guy who barely spoke English landed in the Bay Area, sold Persian rugs to venture capitalists-and became one of the most successful angels in tech.
BACK ROAD BANDIT- As told to Hannah Elliott
Even a luxury resort owner like Pacific Beachcomber CEO Richard Bailey needs to get away from it all once in a while-Wild One-style.