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Forbes rich: Bill’s back, Zuckerberg zooms, more women (with Gina)

Whatsapp, Facebook and more women were the notable inclusions on this years Forbes Rich List, writes Yolanda Redup at SmartCompany.

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If Forbes can’t find powerful women, who can?

Try to find women on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful people. It’s depressing, but quotas aren’t necessarily the answer.

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Two months, $10b: Gina Rinehart’s big leap

We got our prediction for the top end of the BRW Rich List wrong. It wasn’t Gina Rinehart on top with daylight second — it was daylight, twilight, moonlight and everything in between.

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Advertising Age | ADVERTISING|

Wanna buy a blog?

A whole new world of internet advertising is developing in the Forbes blogs stable, far more involved than the old sponsored post. Instead advertisers can pay to run an entire blog alongside the normal blogs run by Forbes journos.

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TechCrunch | JOURNALISM|

The death of Forbes?

Forbes.com faces a difficult balance between quality content and appealing to the lowest common dominator for ad money. But its move to have thousands of new unpaid contributors will kill all credibility, says Paul Carr.

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Forbes | PLAYERS|

The new richest man in the world

The crown for number one spot on Forbes World’s Billionaire list has been passed onto a new winner: Mexican tycoon Carlo Slim Helu. He beat out Warren Buffet and Bill Gates for the top spot.

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Forbes | FILM & TV|

Will Ferrell: Hollywood’s most overpaid star

Forbes has compiled a list of the 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood. Coming in at number one is Will Ferrell, whose recent film, Land of the Lost, earned only $65 million on an estimated budget of $100 million.

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Forbes | PEOPLE & IDEAS|

The most powerful people in the world

Forbes has launched a new annual list, ranking the world’s most powerful people. Obama at number one is a pretty safe choice, but names like Google’s Sergey Brin and Larry Page at number five and Putin as number three are sure to stir up debate.

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Forbes | PLAYERS|

Which dead celebs earn the most from beyond the grave?

Too bad you can’t spend it when you’re dead, because Forbes have released their annual top earning dead celebs list. It’s a surprise number one this year with Yves Saint Laurent beating out the likely favourite Michael Jackson. Well, Le Smoking, is a classic.

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How to be one of the 100 most powerful women in the world: tweeting helps

Forbes’ annual list of the 100 Most Powerful Women in the World was released on Wednesday. What are the secrets of their success? asks Elly Keating.

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Forbes | JOURNALISM|

Forbes Russia editor murder, five years on

It has been five years since the murder of Forbes Russia founding editor Paul Klebnikov, killed for dreaming of a better, more enlightened Russia. Half-a-decade later, has anything changed?

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24/7 Wall Street | PRINT|

BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fortune are suffering

BusinessWeek, Forbes and Fortune magazines all took big hits in the first quarter, making staff cuts — and a drop in editorial quality — all too likely.

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24/7 Wall Street | BUSINESS|

The Incredible Shrinking Business Magazine

Forbes, BusinessWeek and Fortune were founded at the beginning of the modern era of magazines. Each has reached the point where it is not economically viable as it is operated now.

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Richard Pratt: rich man, beggar man, thief

With Richard Pratt sadly close to succumbing to cancer, his legacy in business and philanthropic circles remains unwritten. Adam Schwab has a shot at finishing the job.

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Brace yourself for a lecture from Rupert Murdoch

Orwell was right to suspect that some of us were meant to be freer than others, writes Humphrey McQueen.

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