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Yoshiki honored as one of Asia's '30 Heroes of Philanthropy' 2019

Japanese rocker Yoshiki has a major reason to be proud. Forbes Asia has named him as of its "30 Heroes of Philanthropy" for the year 2019.

Bezos tops Forbes world's rich list as Trump wealth drops

Paris - Amazon chief Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person, having snatched the top spot from Microsoft founder Bill Gates who slips to second place, according to Forbes magazine's annual billionaires list published Tuesday.

List of highest paid Hollywood actors revealed

The annual list of highest paid actors has been released and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson stands atop. The faster climber, compared with last year, is Matt Damon.

Putin, Merkel edge Obama to new low in power ranking

New York - Barack Obama on Wednesday became the first sitting US president to slide out of the top two power rankings as published by Forbes, beaten not just by Vladimir Putin but also Angela Merkel.

Jennifer Lawrence tops Forbes' list of highest-paid actresses

"Hunger Games" actress Jennifer Lawrence has obtained the title of world's highest-paid actress, according to Forbes, after earning $52 million over 12 months.

NBA News: Franchise values hit all-time high with latest TV deal

Forbes is set to release their latest findings on what NBA franchises are worth and the news is incredible. The latest guidelines now have the average team worth $1.1 billion, a whopping 72 percent increase over the last year.

Op-Ed: Adam Sandler is the world's most overpaid actor

Adam Sandler sits in top place on Forbes' list of Hollywood's most overpaid actors for the second consecutive year. Find out who is bubbling under in second and third place.

Putin beats Obama again in Forbes power ranking

New York - For a second year in a row, Russian President Vladimir Putin has beaten Barack Obama to the title of world's most powerful leader as ranked by Forbes.

Forbes sold to investors based in Hong Kong

After 97 years of purely family ownership, Forbes Media has announced that it has sold a majority stake in the company to a Hong Kong investment firm.

Merkel tops Forbes 'powerful women' list

New York - German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped Forbes's list of the world's most powerful women for the fourth consecutive year, followed by US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the magazine said Wednesday.

'Secretive' Chinese woman named world's youngest billionaire

Hong Kong - A 24-year-old Hong Kong-based woman has been named the world's youngest billionaire, replacing a Facebook co-founder and spurring gossip in the city.Perenna Kei, a graduate from the University of London who lives in Hong Kong, was ranked by Forbes as t...

Bill Gates reclaims top of Forbes billionaire list from Slim

Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women.

Microsoft's Gates reclaims title as world's richest

Washington - The surging price of Microsoft shares returned US tech tycoon Bill Gates back to the top of Forbes's world's billionaires list, with his $76 billion beating out Mexico's Carlos Slim's $72 billion.The annual list, released Monday, counted 1,645 men and ...

Madonna is Forbes' highest-paid musician of 2013

The Queen of Pop, Madonna, ranks at No. 1 this year as Forbes' highest-paid musician. Lady Gaga and Bon Jovi follow her at No. 2 and No. 3 respectively.

Op-Ed: Forget Forbes, Putin is far from the world's most powerful person

Bratislava - Russian President Vladimir Putin ousted President Obama at the top of Forbes' 2013 list of the "World's Most Powerful People". Putin's true situation, however, is much more fragile.

Op-Ed: Google Glass goes all corporate and staggeringly stupid

Sydney - Google used to be sharp and fun when they were a startup. Now the corporate castrati have obviously got control. The latest missive from Google says “don’t resell”, and “don’t lend” Google Glass.

Saudi prince irked at alleged underestimation of his net worth

Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal has wagged his finger at Forbes magazine accusing it of wrongly assessing the magnitude of his wealth.

Dell founder wants to use his own money to take company private

Michael Dell is seemingly willing to put his money where his mouth is, as he seeks to use his fortune to take the tech company private.

Natalie Portman is Forbes's most bankable star

Los Angeles - In Hollywood the dollar is the ruler, so when Forbes magazine publishes their annual list of most bankable stars you may be certain that producers and writers from around the world listen and book accordingly.

Top 10 list of America's 'beasts of wealth'

The world, or at least a great part of it, is incessantly getting poorer due to the global recession but several of America's "beasts of wealth" seem unaffected by this whole mess; even better, they are getting richer.

Forbes: Nigeria's Alhaji Aliko Dangote is Africa's richest man

Abuja - Forbes magazine says Aliko Dangote, a Nigerian tycoon, who made a fortune trading in commodities such as flour, sugar, salt and cement is Africa's richest man. He tops Forbes' list for the second year running, with an estimated net worth of $12 billion.

Forbes tracks top billionaires NYSE real-time losses and gains

New York - Forbes, famous for its 'lists' especially 'rich lists,' 'powerful people lists' and 'leading company lists,' now tracks in real-time the gains and losses of the world's top billionaires' investments during the New York Stock Exchange's hours of trading.

Op-Ed: Russian billionaire pays Jessie J $465,000 to perform at party

Makhachkala - They say money doesn’t bring happiness, but it certainly does for Russian billionaire Suleyman Abusaidovich Kerimov, who recently paid English singer Jessie J £300,000 ($465,000) to perform at a party held in Makhachkala, Russia.

Judge orders divorcing couple to swap Facebook passwords

New London - A Connecticut judge has ordered a divorcing couple to exchange passwords to their Facebook and dating site accounts after lawyers argued they may contain evidence that could be used in the custody dispute.

Leonardo DiCaprio tops Forbes list of highest-paid actors

The Titanic star had a titanic year, topping the list of Hollywood's highest paid actors and beating out some of Hollywood's biggest and best.

Op-Ed: Understanding The Obama Agenda

Forbes magazine has published an article by Dinesh D’Souza titled “How Obama Thinks,” providing insightful perspective on the Oval Office resident who is attempting to launch America in a direction which most of its taxpayers resent.

Op-Ed: Pacquaio-Cotto fight: About legacy, not just winning

Whoever is declared victor after the smoke has cleared in the Pacquaio-Cotto title fight on Nov. 15 in Las Vegas, the true winner is not the one who brings home the WBO welterweight crown and the WBC Diamond Belt but the guy who can leave a legacy.

Yves Saint Laurent tops Forbes' list of richest dead celebrities

Yves Saint Laurent, the French fashion icon who passed away in June 2008 of brain cancer at age 71, earned more than Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley, Rodgers and Hammerstein, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Zuckerberg Climbing The Forbes Ladder

On Wednesday Forbest released their annual 400 richest Americans list with Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg at number 158. Zuckerberg is the youngest person on the Forbes 400 list.

Madonna tops Forbes' top-earning musicians list

Madonna has secured the number one position atop Forbes' annual Top-Earning Musicians list, beating out acts such as Celine Dion, Beyonce, AC/DC and Coldplay for the top spot with a gross of $110 million.
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