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Forbes Says This Young Billionaire Now Worth Nothing

Magazine says Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' net worth is gone

(Newser) - The golden child of the biotech world has lost her luster—and her entire fortune. "Last year, Elizabeth Holmes topped the Forbes list of America's Richest Self-Made Women ," Forbes pointed out Wednesday, noting it had rejiggered the $4.5 billion attributed to her last year: "Today,... More »

Forbes Writer to Daily Show: 'Food Stamps Are Cruel'

John Tamny: People don't like being 'reliant' on others

(Newser) - On last night's Daily Show , correspondent Jessica Williams looked into food stamps' rapidly shrinking funding. The program is dwindling exactly as it should be, according to Forbes columnist John Tamny , though maybe not for the reasons you'd think. Tamny told Williams that he thinks "food stamps are... More »

This Year's Most Overpaid Actor Is...

Adam Sandler

(Newser) - Some celebrities may be worth the staggering paychecks they cash every year. But, according to Forbes' most recent list for 2013, a few actors and actresses definitely weren't. Topping "2013's Most Overpaid Actors" is none other than Adam Sandler. According to Forbes, Sandler may be able to... More »

Putin Unseats Obama as 'Most Powerful Person'

Government shutdown, Syria, NSA leaks hurt Obama

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin is a man of many hats: prime minister of Russia, president of Russia, former leader of the KGB, and now, the most powerful person in the world. Forbes released its annual list yesterday with Putin at the top, jumping ahead of President Obama, last year’s winner. Also... More »

Madonna Highest-Earning Celeb, Despite 'Flop' Album

Her tour managed to save her—big time: Forbes

(Newser) - Somehow, despite selling fewer than a million copies of her latest album, Madonna made it to the top of the Forbes 2013 top-earning celebs list. She has her tour to thank: It grossed $305 million. Merchandise sales, her clothing line and fragrance, and investments also helped get her to the... More »

All Bow: Oprah Again 'Most Powerful'

Top 10 is dominated by women

(Newser) - Oprah Winfrey has been out of the top spot on Forbes ' annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities for two years now (she lost out to Jennifer Lopez last year and Lady Gaga the year before), but she's back at No. 1 this year. She's not... More »

Buffett Drops Out of Forbes Top 3 Billionaires

Carlos Slim still richest guy in the world

(Newser) - Forbes' annual list of billionaires is out—and for the first time since 2000, Warren Buffett didn't make the top three. The list has again expanded; now it contains 1,426 names who boast a total net worth of $5.4 trillion, compared to $4.6 trillion last year.... More »

2012's Top-Earning Musician Might Surprise You

'Forbes' releases annual list of highest-paid musicians

(Newser) - The top-earning musician of 2012 is ... Dr. Dre? Yes, the rapper tops Forbes ' annual list of the highest-paid musicians, thanks mostly to his wildly successful Beats headphone line, which also scored him a spot in Forbes' top five highest-paid celebrities this year . The top 10 musicians who raked in... More »

Surprising Jobs That Earn 6 Figures

Elevator repairmen make the list

(Newser) - It's not just investment bankers, doctors, and the Waltons who earn sizable salaries. Forbes has compiled a list of 20 surprising occupations that pay out more than $100,000, at least for those in the top 10% of their professions. A sampling: More »

America's Best Colleges

Princeton tops annual list from Forbes

(Newser) - Forbes is out with its annual list of the nation's best bang-for-your-buck colleges, with its rankings based on five criteria: post-graduate success, student satisfaction, debt, graduation rate, and competitive awards. The top five: More »

Forbes' Most Powerful Celeb Is ... J.Lo?!

Jennifer Lopez manages comeback to top annual list

(Newser) - Jennifer Lopez went from superstar to has-been … and has now apparently swung back to superstar. The American Idol judge tops the latest Celebrity 100, Forbes ’ annual list of the stars with the most money and fame , with $52 million in earnings over the past year. In addition to... More »

Mitt Romney the Butt of 2 April Fools' Pranks

And Forbes.com did not find one of them funny

(Newser) - One of yesterday's April Fools' Day pranks apparently fooled a few too many people: A Forbes contributor posted a blog on Forbes.com claiming that Mitt Romney had dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Rick Santorum. Despite the fact that editors took it down after just half... More »

Meet Youngest Female Self-Made Billionaire

Spanx founder Sara Blakely cracks Forbes list

(Newser) - The likes of Carlos Slim and Warren Buffett are getting their due attention with the release of latest Forbes list , but Sara Blakely is getting her share as well. The 41-year-old Florida native is on the cover, in fact, after earning the distinction of being the youngest self-made female billionaire,... More »

America's 5 Priciest Zip Codes

New Jersey, California, and New York neighborhoods top the list

(Newser) - 90210's claim to fame extends beyond Tori Spelling and Shannen Doherty. The zip code is also one of the five priciest in America. With the help of Altos Research, Forbes crunched 20,000 zip codes' worth of real estate listings to zero in on the poshest geographic areas in... More »

World's Most Powerful Woman Is...

Angela Merkel, followed by Hillary Clinton

(Newser) - Want to get onto Forbes ’ annual 100 Most Powerful Women list? Better get yourself into one of these six categories, which is where all of this year’s candidates came from: billionaires, business, lifestyle, media, nonprofits, and politics. Candidates were ranked by money, traditional and social media influence, and... More »

Carlos Slim Tops Billionaires List

Mexican tycoon world's richest man with $74 billion

(Newser) - Mexican telecoms tycoon Carlos Slim is the richest person in the world for the second year running, according to Forbes' latest list of billionaires . The 71-year-old Slim, now worth an estimated $74 billion, widened the gap with No. 2 Bill Gates thanks to some canny business moves last year, including... More »

Hu Jintao Unseats Obama on Forbes' Most Powerful List

And you can bet Forbes knew it would provoke headlines like this one

(Newser) - As if Barack Obama wasn’t having a bad enough week, Forbes has dropped him to No. 2 on its annual “Most Powerful People” list, citing his electoral defeat as a major reason. “It's quite a come-down for last year's most powerful person, who after enacting widespread reforms... More »

Michelle Obama: World's Most Powerful Woman

The first lady beats Hillary Clinton ... and Lady Gaga and Beyonce

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton is pretty powerful, but she’s still no Oprah Winfrey. The secretary of state does, however, wield more heft than Lady Gaga on Forbes ’ annual list of the world’s 100 most powerful women. This year's list still took wealth into account, but gave more weight to... More »

Jon Bon Jovi Fumes at Forbes

But you can't argue with the mag's numbers

(Newser) - Today in the Whiny Celebrities Department: Jon Bon Jovi, who is none too pleased he was left off of two Forbes celebrity lists. “Jon kicked up a huge fuss and got his people to complain” when he didn’t make it on the Power 100 or the Musicians’ Rich... More »

Gaga Debuts at No. 4 on Forbes' Celeb 100

And Oprah's back on top, thank you very much, Angelina

(Newser) - Lady Gaga debuted at an impressive No. 4 on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list, while Oprah Winfrey reclaimed her top spot, dropping last year's queen Angelina Jolie to a meager No. 18. The top five "World's Most Powerful Celebrities:"
  1. Oprah Winfrey: earned $315 million over the past year
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