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Bear market rally benefits billionaires
The financial turmoil may have hit them hard but many of the American billionaires, including the likes of media baron Rupert Murdoch, saw their paper wealth climb by millions of dollars as the......
They made billions in a bear market
Eight months ago, as panic gripped Wall Street, billionaire investor Ronald Burkle waited patiently. Then, on Nov 24, he pounced, buying up hefty stakes in bookseller Barnes & Noble and grocery......
America's biggest billionaire losers of 2008
Last year casino mogul Sheldon Adelson was on top of the world. When the Forbes list of the 400 richest Americans was published in September 2007, the gruff son of a Boston cab driver--who spent......
Bill Gates pips Buffett, is America's richest
The rich haven't gotten richer--or poorer--this year. The price of admission to this, the 27th edition of The Forbes 400, is $1.3 billion for the second year in a row. The assembled net worth of......
How self-made titans got their start
Capital is a constraint for many would-be entrepreneurs--or is it?Scan the Forbes list of the world's richest people and you'll come across moguls from startlingly humble origins. How did they get......
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