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The World's Richest Billionaire Hedge Fund Managers And Traders

The world’s billionaires club now includes 40 men who have earned a significant part of their wealth from managing hedge funds. These hedge fund billionaires have profited by making big trades in financial markets and charging their investors high fees. Their fortunes have grown as they compounded …

Vietnam's First Billionaire And The Triumph Of Capitalism

<i>This is a guest post by Lan Anh Nguyen, editor of Forbes Vietnam.</i><p>On a brilliant morning last October Dong Khoi Street, the premier commercial thoroughfare in Saigon, was closed for nearly two hours to celebrate the opening of Vincom Center A, a precisely, if infelicitously, named shopping center. …

GoPro Evolution: From 35mm Film To America's Fastest-Growing Camera Company

GoPro is quickly becoming a household name. In the 10 years since he created the firm in October 2002, Nick Woodman has gone from sleeping out of his 1971 Volkswagen Bus and peddling 35mm film cameras to leading the nation’s fastest-growing camera company. He is now a billionaire, worth $1.3 …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

The World's Richest Women In 2013

More women have joined the ranks of the world’s wealthiest, but as a group females still hold a small sliver of total 10-figure fortunes. Of the 1,426 people on the new 2013 Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires, just 138 are women. That’s up from 104 women last year. New women billionaires …

Billionaires 2013: Notable Newcomers Tory Burch, Nicholas Woodman, Renzo Rosso

This year 210 people from 42 countries joined the Forbes Billionaires ranks. Among the most notable is fashion icon Tory Burch, whose $200 ballet flats and preppy women’s wear brand have launched her–as well as ex-husband Chris Burch–to billionaire status. Burch, 46, is the second youngest …

Billionaire Dropoffs: The 60 Who Couldn't Keep Up

Stocks go up. Stocks go down. And with them fall the fortunes of their owners. For many of the world’s wealthiest who flirt with 10-figure fortunes, falling off the list doesn’t mean a whole lot. They were worth $1 billion last year, and they’re worth slightly less now. Their fortunes could do a …

Prince Alwaleed And The Curious Case Of Kingdom Holding Stock

Any reporter who shows an interest in Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal of Saudi Arabia can expect at some point to get a little gift from His Royal Highness. A driver will courier over a thick, tall green leather satchel, embossed with the oasis palm logo and name of Alwaleed’s Kingdom Holding Co., …

Best Dressed Billionaires: Meet The Richest Fashion Moguls Of 2013

The road to a billion-dollar fortune is paved with $60 blazers. While the young tech titans behind today’s social networks might get all the press coverage, there are still plenty of fashion merchants making big bucks in the rag trade.<p>Case in point: Amancio Ortega, Spanish son of a railway worker. …

The Rarer Sex: The Self-Made Women Billionaires Of 2013

It was a record-setting year for women on the Forbes Billionaires list. For starters, there were more than ever, 138 in the ranks, up from 104. Plus there were also more who started their own businesses, 24. Among the new women are designer Tory Burch and restaurateur Peggy Cherng, who runs Chinese …

The World's Richest Sports Owners

There was a time not too long ago when sports teams were considered a billionaire’s ultimate luxury purchase. Sports was the one area where the super wealthy could still be super fans. But in recent years, the business side of owning a sports franchise have started to overshadow that fun. Money has …

The World's 12 Most Eligible Billionaire Bachelors

As one of the nuns often reminded my mother during her years in Catholic high school, it is just as easy to marry a rich man as it is to marry a poor man. To find out who is rich, check out Forbes’ 2013 list of the world’s billionaires. From there we did all the leg work for you, narrowing the list …

Brazil's 9 Newest Billionaires: Another Beer King, TV Host And A Rich Pastor

On the 2013 Forbes World’s Billionaires List, of 1426 billionaires, there are 210 newcomers from 42 countries. Nine of those newcomers are from Brazil — bringing the total count in that country to 46 billionaires. Three of the newcomers in Brazil are women.<p>Many analysts told us that if we …

The World's Richest Tech Billionaires: Familiar Faces As Zuckerberg Drops Down List

In a year when the members of the Forbes Billionaires List had their combined net worth rise more than 15% since 2012 to $5.4 trillion, the world’s wealthiest technologists underperformed.<p>In 2012, the top 15 richest individuals in technology amassed a collective net worth of $272.6 billion. This …

How The World's Billionaires Get Rich

Want to be a billionaire? You may want to consider which of the many paths to wealth–ballet flats? real estate in China? the next Facebook?–could be most likely to land you a spot on the Forbes Billionaires List.<p>To give you some ideas, we poured through the wealth database to come up with the …