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Africa's Richest Man To Build $350 Million Cement Plant In Niger

Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, continues to expand his cement empire.<p>The Nigerian billionaire plans to spend up to $350 million to build a new cement plant in the Republic of Niger which will boost Dangote Cement’s annual output by 1.5 million tonnes.<p>According to a Reuters news report, …

Silicon Alley's First Billionaire Aims To Dominate Images On Web

Jon Oringer marches along the gutted 21st floor of the Empire State Building and ducks out a window onto a deck to pose for a magazine shoot, snapping his own photos as the photographer snaps photos of him. Starting this winter, the entire floor (and an identical one below it) will play home to …

Icahn Cashes In On Netflix For $825M Profit, Still Has 4.5% Stake

Carl Icahn didn’t become one of the world’s richest men by not knowing how to take profits off the table.<p>The billionaire money manager sold a sizable slug of his Netflix shares Tuesday after quarterly earnings sent the already lofty share price to fresh heights.<p>In an SEC filing after the close …

Man Jailed For Impersonating Microsoft Mogul Paul Allen, Accessing $97 Million Bank Account

A Pittsburgh man was sentenced to eight months in prison on Tuesday after stealing $658 from Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.<p>While 28-year-old Brandon Lee Price’s takings pale in comparison to the tech mogul’s $15.8 billion net worth, he could’ve made off with far, far more.<p>Price managed to access …

Starbucks Opens Its First Tea Bar As CEO Schultz Bets On $90 Billion Market

You heard it here first: the billionaire behind Starbucks is watching his caffeine intake. Howard Schultz, CEO of the java giant, won’t drink coffee after 5pm.<p>He’s more of a tea man these days, having taken a liking to the Maharaja Chai Oolong blend sold at Teavana, the mainly mall-based tea …

Billionaire Activist Wants $48M for Award-Winning Penthouse

50 Central Park West - Prasada Penthouse - Jon Stryker<p>[Photos via BHS.]<p>Older photos of the apartment, via the AIA.<p>Another crop of older photos, via Shelton, Mindel & Associates.<p>Back in 2002, billionaire activist <b>Jon Stryker</b> snapped up two adjacent apartments atop the Beaux-Arts Prasada on Central …

Rap Stats: How Often Do The World's Most Powerful People Turn Up In Rap Songs?

The short answer? Not a lot.<p>This year, we took a look at how many people on FORBES’ Most Powerful People list made it into rap songs. To do so, we enabled Rap Genius’ “Rap Stats” function. While the usual suspects (ie. Bill Gates, Barack Obama, and Warren Buffett) all appear numerous times – the …

Google's Schmidt Dismisses The Threat Of Social, Mocks Microsoft, Speaks Of The NSA Leaks

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is not a fan of Microsoft, and isn’t at all afraid of the rise of social media. In a recent speech, Schmidt also explained the move into cloud computing would fuel the rise of their Android operating system and Chrome browser, in detriment of the PC and …

The Toy Mogul Who Became A Billionaire Through His Fight To The Death With Barbie

The trophy case in the tiny conference room outside Isaac Larian’s corner office spans an entire wall. It overflows with the dolls that have made him a fortune, from his first hit, the miniskirt-clad Bratz toys, to the latest, the Lalaloopsy dolls with their bumble-gum pink and neon-orange coils of …

World's Most Valuable Brands: Behind The Numbers

How do you measure the value of a brand? At Forbes, we look at the financial numbers. The most valuable brands are ones that generate massive earnings in industries where branding plays a major role. The 100 most valuable span 15 countries and cross 20 broad industry categories. Brands from U.S. …

How Billionaire Carlos Slim Is Pushing Instagram Rival Mobli Onto Millions Of Phones

App developers who like the sound of being automatically downloaded onto tens of thousands of phones at once might want to consider hooking up with Latin America’s biggest wireless carrier, America Movil.<p>Mobli, a rival to Instagram that’s closing in on 5 million monthly active users, has become the …

Tesla Considers Building The World's Biggest Lithium-Ion Battery Factory

Tesla Motors is looking at building a lithium-ion battery factory that will likely be the biggest in the world, said CEO Elon Musk on Tuesday.<p>“This will be a giant facility. We are talking about something that is comparable to all of the lithium-ion battery production in the world — in one …

The Top 5 Ugliest Billionaire Websites

Anybody who has been on the job market recently knows the game. Clean up your Facebook profile and make sure its secure. Update your LinkedIn profile and upload a new resume. Brand yourself, manage a positive web presence, <i>look professional.</i><p>As a rule, most corporate websites should adhere to many of …

Besides This Month's Picasso Purchase, What Other Art Does China's Richest Man Collect?

Unless you follow the Chinese real estate industry, own a yacht, or read movie industry news, chances are that you haven’t heard of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin. Wang, whose Dalian Wanda Group is the country’s largest commercial property developer, topped the 2013 Forbes China Rich List …

Number Of African Billionaires Surges To 27, Up Two-Thirds From 2012

<i>Edited by Kerry A. Dolan.</i> <i>Reported by Caleb Melby, Zina Moukheiber and Mfonobong Nsehe</i><p><i>With additional reporting by FORBES AFRICA, Christopher Helman, Andrea Navarro, Natalie Robehmed and Liyan Chen.</i><p>There’s no doubt about it: Africa’s richest are getting richer. In this, FORBES’ third annual list of …

One Of The Ten Things Billionaires Won't Tell You

The Wall Street Journal has a vaguely interesting list of the ten things billionaires won’t tell you. It’s more of a list of things you might not know about billionaires rather than secrets they won’t reveal. It’s the usual sort of thing: you’re more likely to become a billionaire if you’ve already …

Billionaire Enclave Reborn: Richard Branson's Necker Island Is Back After A Two-Year Closure

The Hotel Detective hears lots of stories in his line of work, but three weeks ago, sitting next to Richard Branson at dinner on Necker Island, his private-island Caribbean resort, which has just reopened, he heard a great one.<p>Do you remember the hit record Tubular Bells?<p>That’s what I thought. The …

What Makes A Great Entrepreneur, By The VCs Behind Facebook, Spotify and Warby Parker

Whatever your concerns about the whys and wherefores of taking venture capital funding, one thing is for sure, VCs come into contact with thousands of entrepreneurs, all the time. What do successful entrepreneurs have in common? A fervent commitment to long term growth and an outright refusal to …