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Hollywood’s Top 10 Earners in 2012

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Forbes‘ new list has declared Hollywood star Tom Cruise world’s highest earning actor after he took home $75 million between May 2011 to May 2012.

While Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol collected close to $700 million worldwide, the 1980s musical Rock of Agesstarring Cruise wasn’t a big draw.

Last year’s highest-paid actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, placed equal second on the list with Comic actor Adam Sandler after each collected $37 million.
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Bloomberg reveal the daily Billionaire Index


Bloomberg has released the “Bloomberg Billionaires Index,” the first daily global ranking of the richest people in the world as part of their coverage of wealth.

The index, changes daily depending on stock fluctuations and economic/company news dynamically measured on changing markets and will be updated every business day at 5:30 p.m.

Bloomberg Professional service customers can access each billionaire’s profile including detailed analysis of how that person’s fortune has been tallied drawing on Bloomberg data and reporting.
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Fisher Island is America’s Richest Place

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Miami’s most exclusive enclave, Fisher Island is still America’s number one “Millionaire Capitol” according to Forbes‘ calculations.

Forbes.com combed through IRS data and ranked zip codes by the average income of those who make at least $200,000 a year.

They then estimated the average net-worth for people making over $200,000 a year. Fisher Island came in first place by a large margin.
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Forbes launches new website for travel experienes

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US hotel rating program Forbes has launched a new website which allows visitors to browse the hotels and experiences it rates online.

Announcing the launch with its 54th annual listing of five and four star hotels, restaurants and spas, Forbes said that the site would provide a new, interactive way for users to access its content and plan journeys.

Travelers using Startle.com are able to access Forbes reviews, along with content uploaded by the hotels themselves and a Quora-style question-and-answer platform where users can ask questions and request answers from industry experts.
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Michael Jackson is world’s top dead earner

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For the second year in a row, Michael Jackson has topped Forbes magazine‘s list of top-earning dead celebrities.

The King of Pop, who died two years ago at the age of 50, brought in $170 million for his estate over the past 12 months, enough to place him ahead of every other pop music act of the past year — both living and dead — except for Irish rock band U2.

Elvis came in second place, earning $55 million, thanks to his songbook and a hit Las Vegas stage production featuring his tunes mounted by Cirque de Soleil.
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Lady Gaga tops Forbes list of “young & rich”

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Lady Gaga, 25 years old, recently dethroned Oprah off the top of Forbes magazine‘s Most Powerful Celebrities list and now the pop star, with $90 million, has booted Beyoncé off the top spot on the annual Best-Paid Celebrities-Under-30 list.

In second, teen heartthrob singer Justin Bieber debuted on the strike-it-rich-quick list: the 17-year-old raked in $53 million.

Miami Heat basketball star LeBron James, 26, came in third with $48 million, though his team lost the NBA Finals on June 12 to the Dallas Mavericks.
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Manchester United is world’s richest club

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Manchester United has been named as the world’s most valuable football club for the seventh year in a row by Forbes.

Real Madrid is again No. 2 with a value of $1.45 billion, followed by Arsenal at $1.19 billion; Bayern Munich at $1.1 billion; and Barcelona, with a value of $975 million.

It uses data on income streams such as broadcast rights, sponsorship and sales of tickets and merchandise.
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The world’s billionaires 2011

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Carlos Slim Helu remained the world’s richest person, but Asia is where today’s big money is flowing, Forbes magazine said in its 2011 list of the world’s billionaires.

Slim, who is almost unknown to the general public outside Mexico, weighed in at a staggering $74 billion of net wealth thanks to his telecoms empire. Already the top dog last year, he increased his fortune by $20.5 billion dollars.

In a now familiar second place was Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $56 billion. The relatively lowly ranking reflected his enormous philanthropic give-aways over the year.
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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 the full list of 68 people.
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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 dollars, software company Oracle’s co-founder and CEO Larry Ellison is the third richest American.

With a net worth that grew by nearly $4.9 billion, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg had the largest percentage gain this year, jumping from 158 to number 35 with $6.9 billion.
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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 players’ prize money, endorsements, exhibitions and appearance fees over the past 12 months without taxes or agent’s fees deducted.
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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 received an average of $81 in profits.

The actor has also starred in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and the upcoming Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.
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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 film.

The prolific thriller writer’s latest deal, signed last fall, involves penning a carpal tunnel-risking 17 books by the end of 2012 for an estimated $100 million.
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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 an accomplished group. They include Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and media tycoon Sumner Redstone.
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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 of around $30 million.
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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 1.65 billion dollars.
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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 his business career aged 10, selling sweets and drinks to his family and later made his name with aggressive investments during crises.
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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.

The rioting that broke out in March, led by protesters demanding new elections, may irreparably damage the country’s tourism and investment markets.

Collectively the group’s fortune is down 9 per cent, or $10 billion, to $99 billion. (That is $32 billion below their 2008 sum).
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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 Knowles jumped two positions with earnings of 87 million dollars, following a profitable year for her growing entertainment and fashion empire.
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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 Oprah Winfrey, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling and former eBay head, Meg Whitman.

The richest on the list was Chinese real estate billionaire Wu Yajun, whose fortune is worth $US3.9 billion.
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