Top 10 Most Powerful People in the world (2010)

Forbes magazine, known for its lists, including The World’s Billionaires, Most Powerful Women, Top Earning Dead Celebrities, and Best Countries for Business, has selected this year’s list of the Most Powerful People in the World. The top ten from the list are primarily heads of state, major religious figures and entrepreneurs, which is indicative of … Continued

Forbes 400: The Richest People in America

Forbes released its 2010 list of the 400 richest people in America this week, and Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was in the top spot for the 17th consecutive year. Industrialist Warren Buffett, Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has bagged the second place this year with fortunes worth $45 billion. While worth $27 billion … Continued

TOP 10 Highest Paid Tennis Players in 2010

Forbes has unveiled a list of highest-paid tennis players in the world. Half of the top 10 are men and the half women. Roger Federer tops the list with whole year’s income of 43 million U.S. dollars while Russia’s Maria Sharapova follows him with earning of 24.5 million U.S. dollars. The rankings are based on … Continued

Hollywood’s Best Actors For The Buck

For the second year, Shia LaBeouf, star of the Transformers series, ranks number one on Forbes magazine‘s list of Hollywood’s “Best Actors For The Buck.” The actors in this annual listing are considered a good investment at the box office for film studios. For each $1 the studio spent on LaBeouf for a film, it … Continued

Forbes: Top 10 highest-paid authors

Forbes keeps on releasing top paid personalities. This time around it issued the top ten highest paid authors for the year. On the top of the list is James Patterson, the thriller novel writer is runaway winner earning 70 million dollars. Nine out of his many works have already been adapted either in television or … Continued

Harvard tops Forbes list of Billionaire Universities

With 62 of its alumni now billionaires, Harvard tops Forbes’ list of ‘Billionaire Universities’, followed by Stanford that boasts of 28 billionaire graduates. The number of Harvard alumni who are billionaires swelled to 62, up from 54 in 2009, “more than any other American university by a long shot,” Forbes said. Harvard’s billionaire alumni are … Continued

Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actresses

Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock has topped Forbes magazine’s highest-paid actress list, according to reports. The Oscar-winning actress earned $56 million over the past year after starring in and producing a series of blockbuster films. The 46-year-old won an Oscar for The Blind Side, which made nearly $310 million at global box offices on a budget … Continued

Manchester United is most valuable sports team

English Premiership giant Manchester United is the most valuable franchise in sports, according to a study compiled by Forbes Magazine. Forbes released its list of the world’s most valuable teams Wednesday, with Manchester on top at 1.84 billion dollars. The second highest and top North American franchise is the National Football League’s Dallas Cowboys at … Continued

World’s richest man aims for a simple life

Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim may be the world’s richest man but he limits his monthly salary to $24,000 and travels in a Suburban, according to his biography. Mr Slim, 70, knocked Bill Gates form the top of the Forbes list of the world’s billionaires this year with an estimated fortune of US$53.5 billion. He began … Continued

The World’s Richest Royals

Thailand’s King Bhumibol remains the world’s richest royal for the third year in a row, despite his country’s riots and turmoil. Royal assets are held under Thailand’s Crown Property Bureau, which benefited from stock market and real estate gains in 2009. As a result, his fortune remains stable at $30 billion, at least for now. … Continued

Oprah Winfrey top of Forbes celebrity power list

Superstar US talkshow host Oprah Winfrey has has been named the most powerful celebrity in the world by Forbes magazine. Winfrey knocked film star Angelina Jolie off the top spot of Forbes’s annual Celebrity 100 list, which is based on earnings and media exposure. In second place to the enduring talkshow diva, popular singer Beyonce … Continued

The World’s Richest Self-Made Women

Only 14 of the world’s 1,000 billionaires are self-made women, and only seven of them had no help from relatives, a new list has found. By contrast, 665 men are self-made billionaires including the three richest people in the world, Carlos Slim Helú , Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Among the list are talk-show star … Continued

NYC tops list of America’s most expensive cities

New York City‘s got fashionable Fifth Avenue, trendy Tribeca and an oasis in Central Park. To enjoy those perks, residents pay up. The Big Apple topped a new list of America’s most expensive cities, with a measured cost of living surpassing that of Houston, Boston and Washington, D.C. Making $123,000 a year would buy you … Continued

Mexican Carlos Slim world’s richest in new ranking

The world’s new richest man, Mexican Carlos Slim, and a fresh crop of billionaires in Asia helped lead a comeback for the wealthiest few on the planet in 2010, Forbes magazine said Wednesday. The publication’s annual rich list reflected a resurgence of wealth after the financial turmoil of 2009, with the top 10 wealthiest worth … Continued

World’s 20 richest people: Forbes

The top 10 richest people in the world have a combined worth of 342 billion dollars in 2010, up from 254 billion a year ago. Here are the 20 wealthiest, as announced Wednesday by Forbes magazine in its annual list of the world’s billionaires: 1. Carlos Slim Helu and family. Mexico. Telecoms. 53.5 billion dollars. … Continued

Top 10 Most Expensive Cars

What is the most expensive car in the world? The 1931 Bugatti Royale Kellner Coupe was sold for $8,700,000 in 1987. However, that car and many alike will not be included in this list because it is not available on the market today. DON’T MISS: THE WORLD’S PRICIEST VINTAGE CARS US financial magazine Forbes published February … Continued

Their wealth exceeds GDP of 140 nations!

Castles in France. Islands in the Caribbean. With a collective $1.27 trillion at their disposal, the members of The Forbes 400 could buy almost anything. How about a country? A quick glance at the CIA Fact Book suggests the individual fortunes of many billionaires are as big as some of the world’s economies. Bill Gates, … Continued

Tiger Woods: The First $1 Billion Athlete

Forbes magazine has announced that Tiger Woods is the first athlete to surpass $1 billion in earnings and endorsement money. The magazine estimates that golf’s top-ranked player crested the plateau when he earned $10 million for winning the FedEx Cup on Sunday. Woods has been the world’s highest-paid athlete since 2002 when he surpassed Formula … Continued

The most expensive ZIP codes of 2009

Forbes says that the most expensive zip code for 2009 is 07620, Alpine, New Jersey. The tiny New Jersey town ranked No. 1 with a median price of $4.14 million for one of its luxurious mansions. The affluent borough, with a median household income of $128,287, topped Forbes’ list despite housing prices falling 23 percent … Continued

World’s Most Expensive Cities To Live – 2009

Tokyo is the world’s most expensive city, according to Mercer’s 2009 Worldwide Cost of Living survey released today, with the cost of living up 13.1% from 2008. Japan’s capital is followed by Osaka and Moscow, which held the top spot in last year’s rankings. Geneva comes in fourth. The significant changes from last year are … Continued