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November 29, 1999 | Daily News Wire Services
The Sixers and Flyers are among the most valuable teams in their respective leagues, according to Forbes magazine. The magazine, in this week's issue, values the Sixers at $231 million, sixth in the NBA, and the Flyers at $210 million, second in the NHL. The New York Knicks and Rangers are the most valuable NBA and NHL teams, Forbes reported. The magazine values the Knicks at $334 million. The Chicago Bulls are next at $307 million, followed by the Los Angeles Lakers at $282 million, the Portland Trail Blazers at $257 million, the Phoenix Suns at $239 million and then the Sixers.
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April 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FORBES' annual ranking of America's Most Influential Athlete has placed NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson at the top of the list for the second consecutive year. The rankings are done by public opinion polling. Forbes said Tuesday that Nielsen and E-Poll surveyed more than 1,100 adults about dozens of well-known athletes to measure their likability and whether they are considered influential to marketers. This year, six of the 10 featured on the list are NFL quarterbacks, including Peyton and Eli Manning, as well as Tim Tebow, who debuted last year at No. 10 but is now ranked second.
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October 7, 1991 | The Associated Press and the New York Daily News contributed to this report
Sure, the recession hurt some of America's wealthiest people. But most just kept getting richer. Entertainment mogul John Werner Kluge is worth more than any other American for the third straight year. And computer whiz Bill Gates is closing the gap, Forbes magazine said in its 10th annual ranking of the richest. The net worth of the 400 wealthiest Americans hit $288 billion - the highest ever recorded by Forbes. The list appears in the magazine's Oct. 21 issue. The recession made ex-moguls of some, mostly in real estate where values have dropped and vacancies skyrocketed, Forbes said in a report released yesterday.
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September 29, 1994 | Daily News Wire Services
Forbes, the business biweekly, has bearish news to please many: A dinosaur may be near extinction. The Oct. 10 issue reports that "after an extraordinary three-year run," the insipid purple tyrannosaurus Barney is struggling financially and looks to be, says one Kidder Peabody analyst, "a flash in the pan that was overmarketed, overpromoted, without much thought behind it. " Yes, Barney generated $500 million in merchandise revenues last...
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January 6, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forbes has chosen Philadelphia as the permanent home of its 30 Under 30 Summit - a gathering of young entrepreneurs that organizers hope will become the nation's most elite networking event for the next generation of business and political leaders. The announcement Monday was timed to coincide with the release of the magazine's annual "Forbes 30 Under 30" list, a who's who tally of 600 entrepreneurs and leaders under age 30 that seeks to be as buzzy as its annual billionaires' list.
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October 12, 1997 | By John Buell
What would fall be like without the entertainment of the Forbes 400 list? With the welfare poor scrambling to find jobs and municipalities worried about meeting their budgets, it is nice to know that someone is doing well. Never ones to be reticent in their celebration of capitalism triumphant, the editors of Forbes weigh in on this theme every fall. Their Forbes 400, rating and analyzing the assets of the wealthiest among us, has become the financial press' answer to The Lives of the Rich and Famous.
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November 30, 2000 | by Phil Jasner, Daily News Sports Writer
The Dec. 11 issue of Forbes magazine says the 76ers are valued at $233 million, seventh highest in the NBA, up 1 percent over last season, up 19 percent over two seasons. "I love being near the top of the list," Sixers president Pat Croce said before last night's 93-87 victory over the Washington Wizards. "I don't know how they calculate it, but any time any Philadelphia team is near the top of a list like that, it's great. "I set two goals when I took over - to build a world-class organization and win a championship.
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June 19, 2012 | Daily News Staff Report
Three Philadelphia athletes made Forbes' annual list of the top 100 highest-paid athletes in the world. Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is at No. 50, with earnings of $22 million over the last 12 months. Vick signed a 6-year, $100 million contract before the 2011 season with a hefty signing bonus. He also brought in about $2 million in endorsements from Nike, MusclePharm and Unequal Technologies. Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard is at No. 53 with $21.5 million, thanks to the first year of his 5-year, $125 million extension.
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March 4, 2000 | By Thomas J. Brady, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Star Wars filmmaker George Lucas and TV talk-show host Oprah Winfrey made more money, but movie star Julia Roberts ranks No. 1 on the Forbes magazine list of top celebrities released yesterday. Although her earnings of $50 million last year were only 12th on the list of top money-makers, Roberts qualified for the title of "most powerful celebrity on the planet" by virtue of her media coverage. Forbes' list awards a power ranking based on both income and media coverage, consisting of press clips, cover stories, TV and radio mentions, and Web "hits.
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November 13, 1988 | By Daniel Rubin, Inquirer Staff Writer
They include the Pitcairns of Bryn Athyn, who have received former President Richard M. Nixon into their family home, and a Horsham businessman sued this year by former Vice President Spiro T. Agnew. Four members of the Forbes 400, the magazine's listing of the richest Americans, show up on this list: F. Eugene Dixon Jr. ($450 million, says Forbes), F. Otto Haas, ($370 million) and cousins Feodor and Lachlan Pitcairn (family worth: $650 million). Local developers such as E.F. Hansen Jr., Werner Fricker, James A. Kilduff, Thomas Pileggi and Samuel Colavita figure heavily.
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March 4, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
MOVE OVER Jeffrey Lurie, you've got company. Michael Jordan jumped into the deep end of the financial pool yesterday when Forbes revealed the former NBA star, who is now principal owner of the Hornets, made its 2015 billionaires list. It's a first for Jordan, whose $1 billion net worth ranked him at 1,741. Lurie is ranked at 1,638 with $1.1 billion. Others with ties to sports are Rams owner Stanley Kroenke, ranked 225 with $6.3 billion, Patriots owner Robert Kraft (381, $4.3 billion)
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January 22, 2015 | By Bonnie L. Cook, Inquirer Staff Writer
Merle Forbes Gibbs, 82, formerly of Malvern, the mother-in-law of Lou Scheinfeld, former vice president of development at Comcast-Spectacor, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, of pulmonary fibrosis at her home on Hutchinson Island, Fla. Scheinfeld is credited with naming the Spectrum and with introducing Kate Smith's "God Bless America" as a Flyers pregame anthem. He now works on special projects. Mrs. Gibbs was born in Winfield, Mo. She was married for 45 years to Raymond E. Forbes, and to her second husband, Alfred S. Gibbs, of Allentown, for five years.
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January 6, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Forbes has chosen Philadelphia as the permanent home of its 30 Under 30 Summit - a gathering of young entrepreneurs that organizers hope will become the nation's most elite networking event for the next generation of business and political leaders. The announcement Monday was timed to coincide with the release of the magazine's annual "Forbes 30 Under 30" list, a who's who tally of 600 entrepreneurs and leaders under age 30 that seeks to be as buzzy as its annual billionaires' list.
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December 23, 2014
ISSUE | VOX POPULI Tortured thinking It's a great pity that the public is said to be largely in favor of torture ("Poll: CIA tactics approved by most," Dec. 17). A large part of the problem is this country's leadership. Large megaphones have been granted to those who are in favor of torture, with critics relegated to the sidelines. The result is that the public is about as well-informed on the morality and usefulness of torture as they are on the country's fiscal deficit. (And on that issue, Forbes, in February 2013, noted that only 6 percent of voters were aware that the deficit is neither growing nor staying the same, but actually shrinking, and at a rather dramatic rate at that.)
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November 6, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
Mirror, mirror on the wall, who's the biggest female music star of them all? Beyoncé made the most money. Taylor Swift sold the most CDs. Tow-may-tow, ta-mah-toe, let's call the whole thing (shake it) off. Queen Bey was No. 1 on Forbes ' new list of 2014's highest-paid female musicians, lifting her earnings from $53 million in 2013 to a staggering $115 million in 2014 - a raise similar to the one Tattle is hoping to get this year. Bey's number left poor, old Taylor in the dust with a piddling $64 million.
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October 23, 2014
MORGAN BERMAN, founder and CEO of MilkCrate Philly, was wrapping up her pitch yesterday to a panel of big shots at the Forbes Under 30 Summit, a three-day gathering of young game-changers at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. MilkCrate, which has a mobile app to help people live more sustainably in neighborhoods, was one of five finalists selected to make a five-minute pitch - dubbed the "$400,000 Pressure Cooker" - to the panel, which included AOL founder Steve Case, Forbes Media CEO Mike Perlis and former venture capitalist Troy Carter, founder of Atom Factory.
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October 22, 2014 | By Samantha Melamed, Inquirer Staff Writer
Monica Lewinsky has been called a lot of names since her affair with President Bill Clinton became public in 1998 - many of them unfit for publication. She has a different way of describing herself: "I was Patient Zero - the first person ever to have her reputation instantaneously destroyed worldwide via the Internet. " The former White House intern made her comments in an address Monday at the inaugural Forbes Under 30 Summit at the Convention Center, what she called her first major public speaking engagement.
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October 21, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
A white sign fluttered from a fourth-floor balcony at the Piazza at Schmidts where six young men and women sipped from bottles and red plastic cups, music blaring below. "Yo Wiz," the sign read, calling out to rapper Wiz Khalifa, "After Party Over Here. " The best party in the city on Sunday did, indeed, seem to be at the Under 30 music festival, where Khalifa and others played as part of the Forbes Under 30 Summit. The four-day event, which kicked off with the free concert, is bringing billionaires, venture capitalists, business tycoons, and young entrepreneurs together in Philadelphia through Wednesday.
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September 28, 2014 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Next month, Forbes magazine is putting on its first Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia, a confab aimed at young tech entrepreneurs. The event runs Oct. 19 to 22. It aims to be a sort of mini-SXSW, with panel discussions, interview sessions, and Shark Tank -style competitions all day long at the Convention Center Oct. 20 and 21. All manner of boldface names will be in town: Tinder cofounder Sean Rad; Shake Shack restaurateur Danny Meyer; America...
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September 25, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
WHEN IT comes to money, no one in hip-hop beats Dr. Dre . Beats, get it? Thanks to his ownership stake in the headphone company sold to Apple, Dre has finished No. 1 in Forbes ' latest list of the top earners in hip-hop. His pretax earnings? $620 million - the biggest number of any entertainer ever evaluated by Forbes , the magazine said, and more than the combined earnings of the other 24 heavy-hitters on the Hip-Hop Cash Kings list. Even among the 1 percent, there's a 1 percent.
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