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Lagos could soon be Africa’s 13th biggest economy – equivalent to that of Ghana

<b>Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial hub, could soon have a US$45 billion economy – equivalent to that of Ghana, according to a recent report produced by</b> …

Africa

Why does Kenya lead the world in mobile money?

PAYING for a taxi ride using your mobile phone is easier in Nairobi than it is in New York, thanks to Kenya’s world-leading mobile-money system, …

Uganda’s new levy on industrial imports to benefit Kenyan firms

Uganda will significantly cut the number of industrial inputs imported duty free, giving Kenyan firms a more level playing ground in the market.<p>The …

Africa

Inside America's Billionaire Housing Boom

Stocks have been sliding. Goldbugs are reeling. China’s growth is slowing. Speculation is flying that France and Germany may face credit downgrades. And the hefty offshore accounts of rich investors, particularly Russians, face seizure in Cyprus as bailout looms.<p>But one market continues to thrive …

Sean Parker: Agent Of Disruption

Pointed toward his 18-acre compound in Marin County, Sean Parker rips through the night fog on the Golden Gate Bridge in a stealthy Audi S6 that masks a Lamborghini engine, one pale hand on the wheel, the other toggling through thousands of songs uploaded on the car’s sound system.<p>Facebook’s former …

Not A Billionaire: After Yahoo Deal, Tumblr Founder David Karp Is Worth Just Under $200 Million

David Karp didn’t finish high school. That didn’t stop him from working his way into the 1 percent.<p>On Monday, when Yahoo announced it would acquire Karp’s Tumblr, rumors swirled across the Web that the 26-year-old entrepreneur had become a billionaire, joining the likes of Facebook cofounders Mark …

Diddy Talks Cable Deal; Will It Make Him A Billionaire?

“You started learning how to count right, I see,” explained Sean “Diddy” Combs to FORBES earlier today, likely referring to our latest estimate that placed his net worth at $580 million. “Thank God!”<p>But he was calling from France to talk about something else—a venture that could one day make him a …

Warren Buffett's Supersized Tax Deduction

Warren Buffett is one of the world’s richest and most benevolent men. The uber- billionaire has now donated approximately $2.6 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four other charities. See Buffett Donates $2.6B In Berkshire Hathaway Shares. He did it with stock, of course. He …

Ten African Internet Millionaires To Watch

Africa may not yet have an Internet billionaire, but there are a handful of savvy African entrepreneurs who’ve built 7- and 8-figure fortunes by identifying and taking advantage of the opportunities on the continent’s web space.<p>Here’s a basic truth: In the next five to seven years, there’ll be an …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful

Here's what it takes to launch a business, from those who have been there before.

Startups

25 Entrepreneurs To Follow On Twitter

The arduous experience of entrepreneurship often makes founders a fount of business advice. From billionaire Richard Branson to Garrett Camp, co-founder of transport startup Uber, both established and up-and-coming entrepreneurs have tips to share through their Twitter feeds.<p>Branson regularly …

13 CEOs and Founders Reveal Their Top Productivity Hacks

Struggling with distractions in the workplace? Here is how 13 tech entrepreneurs get the most out of their workday.

Productivity

What's The Best Age To Become An Entrepreneur?

In an age of teenage millionaires and millennial billionaires, would you be surprised to learn that fewer Gen-Y founders are starting businesses now than they were five years ago? In a culture where we hero-worship young startup wizards like Zuckerberg, Parker, Ek and Karp, would you be even more …

How's this for futuristic travel: Los Angeles to San Francisco in 35 minutes, traveling in a pod shot through a steel tube, for $20 one-way. Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk says it can be built, and for a fraction of the cost of a proposed high-speed rail line between the two cities. http://bit.ly/16LVFnU

Why does Elon Musk dream so big? Forbes luxury reporter Hannah Elliott has spent a lot of time with him - she wrote a cover story on Musk last year - so she has a few ideas: http://bit.ly/1eHvcbP

Ask a group of recent grads where they're now working, and a good portion will answer, "a startup." Once an industry word for small business, the term now connotes an exciting entrepreneurial lifestyle more and more college educated youths are choosing. http://bit.ly/169ceJw

Bank of England split on forward guidance: reaction

The Bank of England’s rate-setting committee was split over part of new Governor’s Mark Carney’s landmark commitment to keep interest rates low until the unemployment rate falls below 7pc. Here's how economists reacted.<p><b>Vicky Redwood, Capital Economics</b><p><i>The fact that the minutes of this month’s MPC</i> …

5 Early Signs Your Kid Is On The Path To Being The Next Massively Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs are characterized by high intelligence, high self esteem, and a higher level of risky, aggressive, and even illicit behavior as adolescents.<p>They make that distinction by separating out self-employed people into two groups. The first, which they identify as being more entrepreneurial, …