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Tea, Taxation and Tyranny

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

In O'Reilly's obnoxious Super Bowl interview with Obama, Bill asked contemptuously if the president was a "wealth redistributionist." Between interru...

Wall Street Brings Class War to America?

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Oh, how the super-rich hate the sound of "class struggle." Dare to utter the words and they'll reach for their red-baiting paint guns and spray you silly with invective. It's un-American. It's socialistic. It's an insult to democracy.

Jay-Z & Warren Buffett Talk Shop On Giving Back

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For the upcoming issue of Forbes magazine, Jay-Z and Warren Buffett sat down to lunch with Steve Forbes to talk money - and philanthropy. The two fina...

American Billionaires Got Richer, America Got Poorer

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The richest Americans got even richer this year, according to the new Forbes 400 list, even as the country's total net worth tanked during the second ...

Bloomberg OUSTED As NY's Richest Man

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Michael Bloomberg may be the Mayor, but he's no longer the richest man in New York. That honor goes to oil billionaire David Koch, known now as the m...

The Problem With Billionaire Philanthropists

David Callahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Callahan

Philanthropy is vital to fill the gaps in a fraying government safety net, especially in hard times. But it can also bankroll sharply ideological groups or large-scale efforts to revamp public policy.

Billionaires Who've Lost BIG: 10 Titans Who've Watched Their Net Worth Plummet (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Sara Yin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

For billionaires, suffering a massive loss of wealth probably has a different effect than for, say, a millionaire's. But in relative terms, the glob...

Nike's Phil Knight Is No Revolutionary

Jim Keady | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Keady

Nike's founder topped the Forbes 400 Revolutionaries list. What Forbes failed to mention is that Knight grew his fortune on the backs of the abject poor.

The Forbes 400 Shows Why Our Nation Is Falling Apart

Les Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Les Leopold

Collectively, the Forbes 400 have $1.57 trillion in wealth. It's hard to get your mind around a number like that. So let's imagine that it was available for the public good. What does $1.57 trillion buy?

Forbes 400 List: Forbes Releases Names Of America's Richest People

Forbes | Edited by Matthew Miller and Duncan Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rich haven't gotten richer--or poorer--this year. The price of admission to this, the 27th edition of The Forbes 400, is $1.3 billion for the seco...

Charles Ergen: Meet America's Richest Media Mogul You've Never Heard Of

Huffington Post | Danny Shea | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The Forbes 400, Forbes' annual list of the 400 richest Americans, was released this week — and Forbes.com conveniently broke the list down by in...

Secrets Of Self-Made Millionaires

Forbes Via Yahoo | Lisa LaMotta | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As kids, America's richest entrepreneurs dreamt of curing patients, flying jets, writing plays and bagging base hits for the Chicago Cubs. Instead, th...

Presidential Politics And The Forbes 400

Forbes | Shlomo Reifman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A U.S. presidential campaign represents the confluence of power, influence and wealth. We cross-referenced the latest list of the 400 Richest American...