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Forbes 400

America's Ridiculously Rich: The 2014 Edition

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 12.06.2014 | Business
Sam Pizzigati

America's top 400, Forbes revealed last week, now hold a combined net worth of $2.29 trillion. That places the average Forbes 400 fortune at $5.7 billion, an all-time record high.

Here Are The 10 Richest People In America

Forbes | Posted 09.29.2014 | Business

Forbes: The combined wealth of Forbes’ 2014 ranking of the richest people in America “The Forbes 400” (p. 125 of the October 20, 2014 Forbes mag...

Wealth of Forbes 400 Billionaires Equals Wealth of All 41 Million African-Americans

Chuck Collins | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
Chuck Collins

In the aftermath of the 2008 economic meltdown, wealth owned by households of color declined dramatically, as home values collapsed, especially in urban areas. The wealth of the richest 1 percent also dropped, but rebounded quickly in subsequent years.

Bloomberg's $uper Dozen Years

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Howard Steven Friedman

Here we are in 2013, 12 years since Bloomberg gave up his position as CEO in order to concentrate his full efforts on the public service of helping the city. Luckily, Hizzoner's fortune has not suffered from this sacrifice.

IL Forbes 400 Members a Force in State Elections

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.17.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Forbes magazine recently released its annual list of the 400 wealthiest people in America. We took a look at the members of this list from Illinois ...

The Forbes 400 Opportunity: Purchase the Los Angeles Times for the People -- and Leave a Lasting Legacy

Calvin Naito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Calvin Naito

The Los Angeles Times should be owned by all 10 million of the County's residents. This collective ownership is the best way to ensure that we create and maintain a quality information source with minimal bias.

Bill Gates Told To Invest In Startups Over Donating To Charity, Reminded Everyone Has Opinion On His Money

The Huffington Post | Jessica Prois | Posted 09.20.2013 | Impact

Scott McNealy says he isn't really in the business of telling rich people how to spend their money -- but he's doing it anyway. The chairman of Way...

Want to Cut Food Stamp Costs? Raise the Minimum Wage

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The real dirty secret of food stamps is that the primary beneficiaries are often giant corporations who pay their employees poverty wages, counting on food stamps, Medicaid and other forms of government assistance as indirect subsidies to their wealthy stock holders.

The 10 Richest Divorcés In The U.S.

Posted 09.17.2013 | Divorce

This week, Forbes magazine released their annual list, of the 400 richest people in America, and we couldn't help but notice that it was chock full of...

At the Billionaire's House

J.E. Fishman | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business
J.E. Fishman

For about a year, I was invited occasionally into a tennis game at his estate. Never mind how that came about. The billionaire made it clear, without quite coming out and saying so, that I wasn't there for my opinions on anything. I was there to fill out a foursome.

Meet The Billionaire You've Probably Never Heard Of

Reuters | Posted 05.04.2013 | Business

By Sarah Morris MADRID, March 4 (Reuters) - Spain's Amancio Ortega, elevated by Forbes to become the third richest person in the world...

Radical Reform of the Tax System Is Urgently Needed

Allan Brawley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Business
Allan Brawley

Is what I am proposing pretty radical and does it face an uphill battle in Congress? Absolutely. But the stakes are enormous for the country and nickel-and-dime tinkering with the tax system will not fix the problem.

Inheritance Taxes Need to Be Raised Substantially

Allan Brawley | Posted 02.09.2013 | Money
Allan Brawley

It is noteworthy that neither the Democrats nor the Republicans are proposing increases in the estate tax. As always, the latter are putting forth their usual lame arguments for lowering or eliminating it.

2012's Most Powerful Leaders

Posted 12.05.2012 | World

By Chris Michaud NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - When it comes to power, politics trumps business, according to a new Forbes ranking on We...

Paul Blumenthal

Billionaires Give Record Amount In Presidential Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than half of the nation's 400 richest citizens have contributed money to help elect President Barack Obama or former Massachusetts ...

LOOK: Florida's 32 Richest Residents

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 09.21.2012 | Miami

Forbes magazine released its annual list of the country's 400 wealthiest people this week, and as usual there are plenty of Sunshine Staters represent...

Richest Self-Made Women In America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

Women have helped build some of the biggest companies in America, and they have the bank accounts to show for it. A look at some of the nation's femal...

How Next-Gen Rich Kids Will Change Philanthropy

Posted 11.18.2012 | Impact

The next generation of inherited or self-made wealth is being scrutinized and pressured to give bigger, earlier and more efficiently than ever before....

Dukes Puts 'Em Up Again

Martha Burk | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Martha Burk

Remember Dukes v. Walmart, the case that the Supreme Court threw out because the company claimed it was too big to be sued for sex discrimination. Well, like Freddy Krueger every Halloween, it's ba-a-a-ck.

PHOTOS: Coloradans Who Made The 400 Billionaires List

Posted 11.26.2011 | Denver

For the first time in the list's nearly 30 year history, all 400 people listed on the Forbes 400 list are billionaires making a cumulative sum about e...

PHOTOS: The Ten Wealthiest Locals (& Their Net Worths)

Carly Schwartz | Posted 11.23.2011 | San Francisco

On the cusp of the 2008 financial collapse, San Francisco magazine dared to pose the question, "Recession? What recession?" Their front page story dur...

Forbes 400: Meet America's Richest Women (And Not Just Oprah And Meg)

Forbes Women | Posted 11.23.2011 | Women

Of the 400 richest Americans on this year’s list, released this week, just 42 are women, a number that hasn’t changed since last year’s list. Of...

The New Age Of Inherited Wealth

WSJ | Robert Frank | Posted 11.22.2011 | Business

By Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal The release of the latest Forbes 400 List of Americans is, once again, being billed as a triumph of self...

The Ten Richest People In America

Daily Finance | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Despite the stalled economy, the nation's wealthiest are worth a combined $1.53 trillion, nearly equivalent to the GDP of our neighbor Canada. Their t...

Wisconsin Billionaire Charged With Sexual Assault Of A Child

Caledonia, WI Patch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Samuel Curtis Johnson III was formally charged today, March 24, with repeated sexual assault of a child. A judge released him on a $500,000 cash bond ...