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This issue features Sofia Vergara, TV's highest-paid actress and the rise and immense profit of the Hispanic market in America. Plus: read about the wealthiest restaurants in the country, Five Guys' CEO's success story and why the best kind of oil may lie in the U.S.
THE NEXT MEDIA JACKPOT
FACT & COMMENT- Steve Forbes
New UN scheme will harm globe’s poor.
The CFDA Fashion Incubator is a hotbed of style.
The President has his fair share of support from the country’s richest.
We’re bullish on Elon Musk and Dree Brees, but bearish on Linsanity and lobsters.
THE NEXT HOT IPO
Which startup will be the one to melt the Faceook freeze?
THE 10-MILLION-DOLLAR MERECEDES
Later this month one of the world’s rarest cars will hit the auction block.
Introducing a clothing designer, a book renter and a political crowdfunder.
LOVE JUST ONE
Danny Meyer’s favorite cocktail.
Waltons, Buffett and Ellison up; Adelson, Zuckerberg and Ballmer down.
Readers weigh in on LinkedIn, hockey and North Carolina.
CURRENT EVENTS- Lee Kuan Yew
China and India: different trajectories.
OPINIONS- Bill Flax
The wretched significance of John Roberts’ logic.
INNOVATION RULES- Rich Karlgaard
Backstage with Steve Ballmer.
THE OPERATOR- Nathan Vardi
Think Wall Street loves cable guy Jerry Kent now? Just wait.
QUALCOMM IS DIALED IN- Brian Caulfield
No factories, no phones, no fuss. How CEO Paul Jacobs keeps the cellphone-chip company above the fray.
CHINA’S STEVE JOBS- Simon Montlake and Ryan Mac
Lei Jun is selling millions of groundbreaking smartphones-and attracting a cultlike following.
MAKE MONEY FROM FEAR- William Baldwin
Profit from other investors’ anxieties. Sell them overpriced insurance.
HONG KONG OR BUST // GLOBAL GROWTH- Abram Brown
As investors pull back from an overheated Asia-Pacific, Third Avenue Real Estate Value Fund is on the prowl.
BUFFETTS NEXT DOOR- Matt Schifrin
A dose of health care in every portfolio.
FIXED-INCOME WATCH- Richard Lehmann
Gifts that keep on giving.
FINANCIAL STRATEGY- A. Gary Shiling
Don’t blame the messenger.
BUBBLE MAN- Caleb Melby
Daniel Birnbaum’s SodaStream controls less than 1% of the global market, but he aims to wipe plastic bottles off the planet.
STADIUM STUFFER- Tom Van Riper
College sports programs need lots of help filling seats these days. That’s why they’re turning to Bernie Mullin.
LATINO LOVE- Jeff Bercovici with Dorothy Pomerantz
America’s Hispanic market has emerged as the biggest jackpot in media, with Disney, Comcast-and now News Corp.-battling for the $1 trillion prize.
VIVA VERGARA!- Meghan Casserly
How the Colombian-born star became America’s top-earning television actress.
SILICON VALLEY’S UNLIKELY SAVIOR- Eric Savitz
Struggling to cash in on the social Web, Kleiner Perkins turned to the poster child of the first dot-com bubble: Mary Meeker.
COMING TO AMERICA- Christopher Helman
Norway’s national oil company is betting $20 billion that the future of the energy business lies under the U.S. They’re not alone.
ALL IN THE FAMILY // MEAL MONEY- Monte Burke
In less than a decade Five Guys Burgers has grown from 5 locations to over 1,000 largely because father knows best.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA- Dorothy Pomerantz
Fresh seafood, high volume and a well-seasoned entrepreneur is the perfect recipe for America’s most successful restaurant.
From Seattle to Martha’s Vineyard, the country’s top-grossing eateries.
FOOD DUDE- Dorothy Pomerantz
Guy Fieri is bringing a much needed shot of testosterone to the Food Network.
TOP EARNING CHEFS
Gordon Ramsay, Rachael Ray and Wolgang Puck lead our cast of epicurean entrepreneurs.
THE OBAMA FUND
Despite huge losses, the White House is again betting billions of taxpayer dollars on venture capital deals.
SUVS GO UPMARKET- Hannah Elliott
Luxury automakers grab for an unlikely lifeline.