A file picture taken on February 4, 2004 shows the founder of Spain's Inditex, the world's largest fashion retailer and owner of the Zara brand, Amancio Ortega, walking in Arteixo, near Coruna, northwestern Spain. A billionaire thanks to his Inditex retail empire and its flagship Zara brand, on March 4, 2013 he leaped from fifth to third place in Forbes magazine's listing of the richest people in the world. Ortega's wealth is now estimated at $57 billion (44 billion euros), rocketing from $37.5 billion a year ago.
Crime talk, crime summits? ... If you provide people with art experiences, with activities to involve themselves, they don't have the desire to commit crime or the time to commit crime. We need to learn about each other. We're not miserable (as Forbes Magazine says every year). A lot of people have risen up and said, 'We can be better.' A lot of positive has come out of that.
I always try to do that because I want to encourage repeat visitors to my site and to FORBES, and also because some of the people in this community we’ve created have excellent questions and valuable input.
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Retirement tests if Beckham built lasting brand
million that Jordan reportedly earns each year from ventures that also include deals with Hanes and Gatorade, according to Forbes magazine .At the height of his popularity, Jordan "was just inescapable, and I think Beckham has had that kind of quality up to Read more »
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is rated as more influential than Prime Minister Julia Gillard in a list of the world's most powerful women released by Forbes magazine. With a fortune of $17 billion, iron ore mogul and would-be media tycoon Mrs Rinehart is the most powerful Australian woman 5:13 PM from Mackay Daily Mercury Read more »
Beyonce Makes Top 20 on Forbes ’100 Most Powerful Women’ List
two of today’s most influential men, and having a fashion sense that is adorned by many, they’ve both made the top 20 of Forbes Magazine’s ‘100 Most Powerful Women’ list. Aside from Oprah, Beyonce is the only entertainer to rank amongst the list’s top 20 women. 5:08 PM from Urban Mecca Read more »
Mr. Schramm is Right; Mr. Schramm is Wrong
economics and no philosophy can make a planner a dull boy. In that sense, Carl Schramm’s recent article in Forbes magazine [link] is absolutely right—but only to a degree. I’ll do my best to explain why. Don’t you love it when someone thinks like you? Mr. 11:11 AM from Planetizen Read more »
Barack and Michelle Obama Top Forbes' Most Powerful Couples List—See Who Else Made the Cut
magazine has released its 2013 ranking of the World's Most Powerful Couples, assembling an eclectic menagerie of formidable twosomes who span the worlds of entertainment, politics, media and, natch, royalty. Surprise, surprise: President Barack Obama and Michelle 9:40 AM from E! Online Read more »