New Forbes 400 Richest List 2008

With 57 billion dollars net worth Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, has recovered his spot at the top of the US money heap, displacing investor Warren Buffett as America’s richest person, Forbes magazine’s latest list reveals. According to Forbes, whose list was published late Wednesday, the golden 400 have 1.3 billion dollars net worth or more. [...]

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Forbes list of overpaid stars

Everybody likes to hear about vastly wealthy people failing, particularly during the credit crunch. That is why Forbes Magazine, well-known for its lists – including its lists of the richest Americans (the Forbes 400) and its list of billionaires – has made a list to see which actors are the most “overpaid”. The magazine has [...]

Liliane Bettencourt is the world’s richest woman

Liliane Bettencourt, daughter of Eugene Schueller, the man who founded cosmetics giant L’Oréal, tops Forbes’ just-released list of the richest women in Europe with a fortune of $22.9 billion. That also makes her the world’s richest woman and the 17th richest person on earth, according to Forbes. She is also the second richest person in [...]

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The world’s richest royal sovereign

Thailand’s revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej is the world’s richest royal, with a fortune estimated at $US35 billion, according to a Forbes magazine list dominated by Middle Eastern monarchs riding high on surging oil prices. King Bhumibol, 80 years old and the world’s longest-reigning monarch after six decades on the throne, is regarded as semi-divine by [...]

Tiger Woods Will Be World’s First Billionaire Athlete

According to Forbes, Golfing pro Tiger Woods will become the world’s first billionaire athlete in the next few years. In 2007 alone, Woods earned $115 million, $65 million more than the second highest paid athlete, David Beckham. Woods’ career earnings will hit the $1 billion mark by 2010 but given the taxes (45%), Tiger Woods [...]

Blink – A new private jet taxi service

With oil skirting $130 a barrel and demand for business-class travel slowing, it’s not the best time to launch an airline . However, Forbes reports that Peter Leiman and Cameron Ogden, two Harvard Business School graduates are launching the new private jet taxi service, Blink, on June 12. Blink’s current flight plans take you through [...]

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