THE LISTS

New Forbes Billionaires 2015

290 Join Forbes Billionaires List in 2015

Every year, Forbes adds newcomers to their billionaires list. This year, records were shattered with an astounding 290 people joining the prestigious…

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Alberto Bailleres

From the infinite number of rooms in his mansion or the deck of his 92-meter super yacht, the Mayan Queen IV, Alberto Bailleres controls a multitude…

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Alejandro Santo Domingo

The son of a Colombian diplomat, Alejandro Santo Domingo is a Colombian-American financier and businessman. Domingo received his education from the…

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Alexey Kuzmichev

Alexey Kuzmichev is a Russian-born businessman that was listed as the 17th richest man in Russia and the 138th richest man in the world as of 2013 by…

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Aliko Dangote

Aliko Dangote is ranked the 67th richest man in the world by Forbes Magazine, and is the richest man in Africa. The Nigerian businessman is the…

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Alisher Usmanov

With a fortune built on metal and mining operations and investments, Uzbekistan native Alisher Usmanov ranks as Russia’s third richest man,…

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Amancio Ortega

Amancio Ortega is a Spanish fashion tycoon that founded Inditex, a conglomerate that controls over 100 different established brands. He was ranked as…

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Ananda Krishnan

Born of Sri Lankan decent, Ananda Krishan is a successful entrepreneur and business tycoon that made a majority of his fortune in the Southeast Asian…

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Andrew Beal

The son of a mechanical engineer, Andrew Beal is an American bank and real estate tycoon that made a fortune during the Great Recession. Beal…

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Andrey Melnichenko

Standing as one of Russia’s richest men, Andrey Melnichenko made a vast majority of his wealth by being cofounder of one of Russia’s largest…

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Anthony Malkin

For four generations, Anthony Malkin’s family name has been synonymous with New York real estate. Malkin serves as CEO of the Empire State Realty…

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August von Finck

August von Finck, Jr. gained much of his wealth through inheritance from his family’s fortune. Estimated to be worth $12 billion, von Finck ranks…

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Azim Premji

Azim Premji is one of India’s richest men, with an estimated net worth of $16 billion and has been listed in the top 20 most powerful men in the…

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Bernard Arnault

Bernard Arnault is the CEO of LVMH, the overhead umbrella company of over 60 luxury brands that are easily recognizable including Louis Vuitton,…

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Bill Gates

Bill Gates has been one of the most recognizable names of the last two decades. As the face of Microsoft, Gates has built a tech empire and has…

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Richest in Tech | California

California Dreaming: These Billionaires Rule the Forbes 100 in Tech

Put on your sunglasses and get ready to make some serious cash—in tech, that is. Forbes recently released a list showcasing the 100 richest people…

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Carl Icahn

New York native Carl Icahn has made a name for himself by being a lucrative, business-savvy individual. He began his career in the 1960s, and he…

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Carlos Slim Helú

Carlos Slim Helú has a name that not everyone may recognize, but his influence is far-reaching all over the world. Although he built a vast majority…

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Charles Koch

Kansas native, Charles Koch, made his fortune with his keen business senses, turning his moderately successful family business into the country’s…

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Cheng Yu-Tung

As the fourth richest man in China, Cheng Yu-Tung began his road to riches in the jewelry business. He now controls one of Hong Kong’s largest…

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David and Simon Reuben

The Reuben Brothers rank in the top of the wealthiest people in the UK. Simon Reuben made his wealth by buying real estate and importing carpets,…

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David de Rothschild

David Mayer de Rothschild is the youngest heir to the de Rothschild banking fortune in England. At the age of 36, David has an estimated net worth of…

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David Koch

David Koch is the richest man living in New York City and is listed #6 on the Forbes list of billionaires. He is the co-owner and executive…

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David Thomson

As Canada’s richest man, David Thomson is the heir of a media and publishing fortune that was originally founded by his grandfather, Roy Thomson.…

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Dhanin Chearavanont

Dhanin Chearavanont is a Thai businessman and the head of the powerhouse conglomerate, the Charoen Pokhphand Group, or the CP Group. The CP Group is…

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Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi has made a name for himself as India’s wealthiest man by being the founder and driving force behind Sun Pharmaceuticals –…

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Donald Bren

Donald Bren is a Los Angeles native that found success through long-term real estate investments and developments over the last 50 years. He heads…

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Forbes Launches Highest Earning Radio Hosts

Who knew being a radio personality could be so profitable? Forbes announced its highest earning radio hosts list to surprised reactions. Here are the…

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Forrest Mars Jr.

Forrest Mars Jr. is a primary shareholder for one of the largest candy-makers in the world, Mars, Inc. The candy company was founded by his…

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Forrest Mars Sr.

The late Forrest Mars Sr. was the only son of candy mogul, Frank C. Mars. Forrest was born in Minnesota, raised in Canada, and attended school in…

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Francois Pinault

Francois Pinault is the self-made French billionaire in charge of one of the world’s largest luxury retail companies, Kering. Pinault and his…

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Gennady Timchenko

Gennady Timchenko is a Russian businessman and oil-trading entrepreneur that generated his massive wealth through successful energy, transportation,…

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George Kaiser

The hard-working and admirable George Kaiser is among the richest people in the world and considered to be one of the most generous American…

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George Soros

George Soros is a Hungarian-American business magnate famously referred to as “The Man Who Broke the Bank of England” after profiting a whopping…

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German Larrea Mota Velasco

As the second richest person in Mexico, German Larrea Mota Velasco and his family own a little more than half of the country’s largest mining and…

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Giorgio Armani

Giorgio Armani is an Italian clothing designer that has set the standard in men’s fashion with designs emulating well-tailored sophistication. His…

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Hans Rausing

Hans Rausing is the Swedish-born co-inheritor of the food packaging giant, Tetra Pak. He took over as the Managing Director of the company in 1958…

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Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm is a self-made American billionaire who made his fortune primarily in the oil and gas industries. The Oklahoma native was the last-born…

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Harold Simmons

The late Harold Simmons was an American banking tycoon that was best known for developing the concept of a leveraged buyout, a method in which to buy…

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Henry Sy

The Chinese born mall magnate, Henry Sy, is the Philippine’s richest man. Also known as the retail king of the Philippines, Sy’s wide range of…

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Iskander Makhmudov

The Uzbek-born Iskander Makhmudov is a Russian billionaire known for his business savvy personality and philanthropic gestures. Forbes has listed him…

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Jack Taylor

Jack Taylor is the founder of America’s most popular car rental service, Enterprise Rent-A-Car. The company operates a fleet of 1.5 million cars…

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Billionaire James Stunt

James Stunt

James Stunt is an entrepreneur, philanthropist and gold magnate with an estimated net worth of $5.5 billion. He made his fortune through a number of…

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Jeff Bezos

Jeff Bezos is a tech entrepreneur and self-made billionaire. The Amazon.com founder and CEO displayed interest in science and technology early on in…

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Jim Walton

James Carr Walton is the youngest son of Sam Walton, the legendary founder of the biggest retail store in the world, Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart has over…

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John Fredriksen

John Fredriksen is a man of humble beginnings. The Norway native was the son of a welder and went to work in shipyards after dropping out of high…

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John Mars

John Franklyn Mars is the current head and chairman of the multi-billion dollar candy company, Mars Incorporated. John and his two siblings, Forrest…

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John Paulson

American hedge fund manager and billionaire John Paulson is best known for accurately predicting the real estate collapse of 2007. As the head of…

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Lakshmi Mittal

India-born Lakshmi Mittal is one of the wealthiest and most powerful men in the United Kingdom. Although he is not a British citizen, he’s been…

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Larry Ellison

Born in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City in 1944, Ellison spent most of his formative years in the Chicago 'South Shore' area and…

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Larry Page

Perhaps one of the billionaires in the List of Billionaires with the greatest potential to become the first trillionaire in the world, Larry Page is…

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Lee Kun-Hee

Lee Kun Hee is the chairman of the Samsung Group, the largest information technology company in the world. The third son of Samsung founder, Lee…

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Lee Shau Kee

Prior to 1997, Lee Shau Kee was the fourth richest person in the world. He is also a fourth-born child. There not many people in the world who were…

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Len Blavatnik

Len Blavatnik is an investor and entrepreneur. Born in Ukraine in 1957, Blavatnik later moved to the United States. In 2015, he was named Britain's…

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Leonard Lauder

The American billionaire Leonard Lauder, according to Forbes, has an estimated net worth of $9.8 billion as of 2015. Lauder obtained his…

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Leonid Mikhelson

Russian billionaire Leonid Mikhelson is the Chairman, CEO and a major shareholder of the company Novatek. Novatek is the biggest independent producer…

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Li Ka-shing

Sir Ka-shing Li, born in China in 1928, is a Hong Kong business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. In 2001, Sir Ka-shing Li was hailed by…

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Liliane Bettencourt

Liliane Bettencourt, born 1922, is the daughter of Eugene Schueller, founder of L’Oreal. At the age of 15 she joined her father's company as an…

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Lui Che Woo

Chinese-born Dr. Lui Che Woo is the second richest person in Asia with an estimated net worth of $21 billion. He is a magnate in the gaming and…

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Luis Carlos Sarmiento

Luis Carlos Sarmiento is the richest person in Colombia. The business tycoon has an estimated net worth of $12.9 billion as of 2015. He is the…

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Marcel Herrmann Telles

Brazilian Marcel Herrmann Telles is a business tycoon who made his fortune through his shrewd professional ventures. His fortune is estimated at…

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Mark Zuckerberg

Being named Person of the Year in 2010 by Time magazine and qualifying as one of the world’s 100 most influential people several years in a row has…

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Masayoshi Son

Masayoshi Son, Japanese billionaire and founder of SoftBank, currently serves as the chairman of the Sprint Corporation and CEO of both SoftBank and…

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Michael Bloomberg

As a three-term Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has done what many American billionaires have not, run for public office successfully and…

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Michael Hartono

Michael Hartono and his brother Robert Budi are the owners of the Indonesian company, Djarum, a globally successful clove cigarette manufacturer.…

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Michael Otto

Poland-born Michael Otto came into the world in 1943. At the time, Poland was occupied by Nazi forces. While his $14.2 billion fortune would make…

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Michele Ferrero

Michele Ferrero was the long-time chairman of Ferrero S.p.A. until relinquishing control of operations to his two sons in 1997. Michele Ferroro…

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Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman is a Ukrainian-Russian self-made business man. In 2014, Forbes assessed his wealth at $15.6 billion, making him the 2nd richest…

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Mikhail Prokhorov

Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov was born in Moscow and received his degree at the Moscow Finance Institute and began his career in finance. As…

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Mohammed Al-Amoudi

Sheikh Mohammed Hussein Ali Al Amoudi is a construction and real estate tycoon. As of 2015, he had an estimated net worth of $10.8 billion. He is…

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Mukesh Ambani

As chairman, managing director and primary shareholder of Reliance Industries Limited, a Fortune Global 500 company and India’s second-most…

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Pallonji Mistry

Pallonji Mistry is of Parsi descent and was born in India. He is a media billionaire and current Irish citizen. His life story was recorded in a 2008…

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Paul Allen

As co-founder of Microsoft Corporation, Paul Allen was estimated to be the 51st richest person in the world, with an estimated wealth of $17.5…

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Peter Kramer

Peter Krämer is a Hamburg-based shipping mogul from Germany. His estimated net worth is $10 billion. In 2012, he became an infamous personality…

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Petr Kellner

The Czech business tycoon Petr Kellner is the richest person in the Czech Republic. In 1986, Kellner received his undergraduate degree from the…

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Phil Knight

Nike is the swoosh heard around the world, and Phillip “Phil” Knight is one of Nike Inc.’s CEO and co-founders. In 2014, Forbes named Knight…

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Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal

The Saudi Arabian Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal, a member of the Saudi royal family, is the world’s 26th richest person with an estimated fortune…

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R. Budi Hartono

Chinese-Indonesian billionaire Robert Budi Hartono is tobacco billionaire with a 2015 net worth of $9.1 billion. Hartono is a tobacco tycoon and owns…

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Ray Dalio

Ray Dalio was born in New York in 1949. He is an American businessman and founder of the investment firm Bridgewater Associates. His undergraduate…

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Richard Kinder

Richard Kinder is an American businessman. He is currently the CEO and chairman the Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, a Houston, Texas-based subsidiary…

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Rinat Akhmetov

Ukrainian oligarch Rinat Leonidovych Akhmetov is a business tycoon who, as of February 2015, was listed as the 216th richest man in the world with an…

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Roger Federer

Roger Federer Leads Highest-Paid in Tennis

Roger Federer lead the Forbes list for highest-paid in tennis this year with $67 million—$9 million from prize money and $58 million from…

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Roman Abramovich

Sports fan and billionaire Roman Arkadyevich Abramovich estimated net worth in 2015, was $ 9.1 billion. He is the he is the 12th richest person in…

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S. Robson Walton

Samuel Robson “Rob” Walton is the eldest son of Helen Walton and Sam Walton. His father was the founder of Walmart, the world's largest…

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Sean Parker

Sean Parker is an American billionaire and entrepreneur born in 1979. As of March 2015, Parker's net worth was estimated to be $2.7 billion. Parker…

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Sergey Brin

Born in the former Soviet Union, Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin moved to the United States when he was just six. He earned his Bachelors degree…

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Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson, as of July 2014, was listed by Forbes as having a fortune of $36.4 billion, and as the 8th richest person in the world. He…

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Sir Evelyn de Rothschild

Sir Evelyn de Rothschild was born into a wealthy banking dynasty. During World War II, Rothschild’s family brought him to the United States for a…

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Stefan Persson

Stefan Persson took control over the Swedish fashion company H&M from his father, the founder, in 1982. Persson expanded his brand across…

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Stephen Cohen

Steven A. Cohen is one of America’s wealthiest billionaires. His fortune stems from his role as a hedge fund manager. He is the founder…

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Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer (full name Steven Anthony “Steve” Ballmer”) is one Microsoft’s gurus and is the current owner of the Los Angeles Clippers. In…

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Highest-paid female athletes 2015

Tennis Players Dominate Highest-Paid Female Athletes List

It is a tennis player’s world when it comes to the highest-paid female athletes of 2015. The sport’s domination of the Forbes rich list is…

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Richest Self-Made Women in America 2015

The Five Richest Self-Made Women in America 2015

Oprah Winfrey  The power of O is alive and well with a net worth of $3 billion. Oprah Winfrey is an icon, role model and incredibly powerful…

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Highest-Paid Country Acts

The Highest-Paid Country Artists of 2015

Country fans were rocked recently by the news that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were getting a divorce. Country’s “it” couple seemed to…

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Thomas and Raymond Kwok

The two Chinese brothers Raymond and Thomas Kwok are sons of Kwok Tak Seng, the man who founded Sun Hung Kai Properties, the largest property…

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Forbes Celebrity 100 Surprises

Top Earning Women in the Forbes Celebrity 100 Has Surprises

The Forbes Celebrity 100, which features the world’s highest-paid celebrities, is a mix of actors, musicians, professional athletes and…

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Tsai Wan-Tsai

Tsai Wan-Tsai is a billionaire banker hailing from Taiwan. He attended National Taiwan University, afterwards becoming a legislator for the national…

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Vagit Alekperov

Russian businessman and billionaire Vagit Alekperov was born in Azerbaijan in 1950. Amongst Russia’s richest individuals, Alekperov ranks fifth. He…

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Viktor Vekselberg

Viktor Vekselberg is a Ukrainian-born Russian businessman and the third richest person in Russia. Vekselberg began his studies at the Moscow…

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Vladimir Lisin

Vladimir Lisin, born in Moscow, is the second wealthiest man in Russia and the 41st richest person in the world. His estimated net worth is over…

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Vladimir Potanin

Vladimir Potanin’s net worth ranks him fourth among Russia’s billionaires. Until recently a longtime business partner with fellow billionaire…

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Warren Buffet

Known as “The Wizard of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is generally recognized as the most successful investor of the 20th century. As the primary…

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Yan Bin

Yan Bin is a Chinese-Thai billionaire who is one of the wealthiest residents in Bejing with an estimated net worth of $2 billion as of April 2015.…

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Highest-Paid Models 2015 Standouts

Buzz-worthy Beauties: Highest-Paid Models of 2015 Standouts

Another year, another paycheck for the highest earners on Forbes. There are quite a few buzz-worthy rankings in the wildly competitive world of…

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Richest in Tech | California

California Dreaming: These Billionaires Rule the Forbes 100 in Tech

Put on your sunglasses and get ready to make some serious cash—in tech, that is. Forbes recently released a list showcasing the 100 richest people…

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Highest-Paid Television Actresses 2015

Cuoco-Sweeting Tops Highest-Paid Television Actresses for the First Time

Television stars have really come up in recents years in the earnings department. This leaves little surprise when it comes to the highest-paid…

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Richest Self-Made Americans Under 40

Does “Self-Made” Mean Tech? A Look at the Richest Self-Made Americans Under 40

If you look at the list "Richest Self-Made Americans Under 40,” you’ll notice something a bit interesting; almost every person on the list made…

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Forbes Launches Highest Earning Radio Hosts

Who knew being a radio personality could be so profitable? Forbes announced its highest earning radio hosts list to surprised reactions. Here are the…

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Highest-Earning YouTube Stars

Highest-Earning YouTube Stars

It’s hard to believe that somebody could become famous or make a small fortune via social media, but for these YouTube stars, videos stopped being…

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MLB's Most Overpaid Players 2015

MLB’s Most Overpaid Players: The List Nobody Wants to Be On

Making it onto a Forbes rich list in some capacity is generally honorable. People celebrate you and marvel at your success as one of the highest-paid…

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Most Expensive ZIP Codes in America 2015

Most Expensive ZIP Codes in America 2015

New York may be the most expensive place in the United States, but it didn’t come on top in the Forbes most expensive ZIP codes in America 2015…

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Most Valuable NHL Teams

Most Valuable NHL Teams Don’t Host Highest-Paid Players

One would think that the most valuable teams in the NHL would also be home to the highest-paid players. They, in theory, have more money to spend and…

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Billionaire Robert Smith

New on the Forbes 400: A Look at Billionaire Robert Smith

Billionaire Robert Smith is on the cover of the newest issue of Forbes for good reason: He’s setting record-breaking precedence. For the music…

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Presidential Candidates Most Funds Raised

Presidential Candidates Who Are Raising the Most Funds

According to Forbes, there is a fairly wide gap between the top three money makers running for president and the rest of the group. Additionally, of…

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Difficulties of the Young Entrepreneur

The Difficulties of a Young Entrepreneur: Starting a Tech Company at 20

Some of the most compelling success stories on sites like Forbes are those about the young entrepreneur who is newly rich. Who doesn't love reading…

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Highest-Paid Country Acts

The Highest-Paid Country Artists of 2015

Country fans were rocked recently by the news that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert were getting a divorce. Country’s “it” couple seemed to…

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Highest Paid in Hip-Hop 2015

The Top Three Highest Paid in Hip-Hop 2015

This year’s Cash Kings chapter comes with a semi big surprise: Dr. Dre isn’t on top! This is largely due to the fact that he’d just sold Beats…

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Highest Paid Women in Music 2015 - Britney Spears

The Unsinkable Britney Spears Climbs Highest-Paid Women in Music 2015

Forbes in all its infinite wisdom released the 2015 highest-paid women in music this month. What stood out to us isn’t the obvious. Sure, Katy…

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