March 9, 2016 |
Philadelphia will not host Forbes' 30 Under 30 millennial-fest this year, and probably not any time soon. The organizers announced Monday - at a news conference attended by the mayor of Boston and the governor of Massachusetts - that the four-day gathering will head to Boston in October. "I first want to thank Philadelphia for serving as host city over the last two years to kick off our Under 30 Summits," Randall Lane, editor of Forbes magazine, said in a news release. He went on to say that Boston's summit would triple in size and include young entrepreneurs worldwide.
March 4, 2016 |
Bryn Forbes scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a conference record 11 three-pointers, and No. 2 Michigan State woke up in the second half to rout Rutgers, 97-66, Wednesday night in Piscataway, N.J., handing the Scarlet Knights (6-23, 0-17 Big Ten) their 17th straight loss. Eron Harris added 15 points and Denzel Valentine 14 for the Spartans (25-5, 12-5), who made 16 three-pointers in winning their fifth straight game and ninth in 10. Miami 68, Notre Dame 50 - Angel Rodriguez matched his season high with 19 points, Sheldon McClellan added 17, and No. 7 Miami jumped to an early 18-point lead and beat host Notre Dame to move back into a tie with North Carolina for first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference.
October 10, 2015 |
The Forbes Under 30 Summit came to Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, closing, as it did last year, with a music festival Tuesday night, held this year at Festival Pier. Forbes tried to home in on millennial tastes and booked pop singer Shawn Mendes and rapper A$AP Rocky, along with grown-up brother-band Hanson and electric violinist Lindsey Stirling. Mendes and Rocky bookended an eclectic evening aimed at running the gamut of twentysomething tastes. It had been plagued by cancellations.
October 7, 2015 |
Not into Instagram photo sharing, YouTube performance clips, or online "zines"? Then the names Lindsey Stirling, Cameron Dallas, and Tavi Gevinson may mean nothing to you. But to the 600-plus young entrepreneurs running and attending the second "Forbes Under 30 Summit" at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, these twentysomethings are major celebrities in the parallel universe of online media. They're innovators working with wits and low-cost technology to disrupt - and perhaps dismantle - the big money status quo, the underlying theme of this three-day rally.
October 7, 2015 |
Inside a giant ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, octogenarian sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer was leading a session on business partnerships. Marc Kuhn was outside, standing near a bank of coffee dispensers, hustling. His firm, he said, would turn shipping containers into mobile farms for food deserts. At least, as of Monday. That's when he had a random meeting with a guy he met. "He saw I had some whiskey," Kuhn said. "I said, 'It's sold out.' He said, 'What do you do?
October 5, 2015 |
On the heels of a momentous papal visit steeped in tradition, Philadelphia is switching gears for an influx of millennial disrupters and game-changers attending the second annual Forbes Under 30 Summit. If you are over 30, you might not recognize some of the featured names, such as 17-year-old Shawn Mendes or 21-year-old Cameron Dallas, two performers who turned social-media popularity on Vine, the video-sharing site, into skyrocketing careers. From Sunday until Wednesday, the summit will more broadly encompass the worlds of tech, science, sports, food, and entertainment.
October 1, 2015 |
FORBES PUBLISHED its "America's Richest Sports Team Owners 2015" list yesterday. And, Sixers owner Josh Harris is the only Philadelphia team owner on it. Harris, who also owns the New Jersey Devils, made his money in semiconductors. He is tied for 28th with Arthur Blank, with $2.5 billion in personal wealth. Blank, of Home Depot fame, owns the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta United FC soccer team, which will debut in the MLS in 2017. Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, who owns the Los Angeles Clippers, tops the list, with $21.6 billion.
September 3, 2015 |
Evans loves romance Captain America star Chris Evans , who has been described as "easy on the eyes" by at least one film expert, has a soft spot for romantic fare. "I'm such a sap," Evans, 34, tells USA Today. Evans doesn't see himself doing action pics for the rest of his career. "I'm out there throwing that shield and knocking people out at least a few times every couple of years, so when I have some down-time, that's not exactly what I'm looking to keep doing," says the Avengers: Age of Ultron star.
August 26, 2015 |
Taylor Swift 's DJ BF Calvin Harris has topped the Forbes list of the world's highest paid DJs. He earned an estimated $66 million for the 12 months ending June 1, 2015. Harris was followed by French DJ David Guetta ($37 million) and Dutch DJ Tiesto ($36 million). Two Americans, Skrillex and Steve Aoki , tied for fourth with $24 million each. Speaking to Forbes about the huge growth in dance music, Harris said, "I happened to be in the right place at the right time.
May 29, 2015 |
T RACY MORGAN has settled his lawsuit against Walmart over a highway crash that killed comedian James "Jimmy Mack" McNair and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. A filing in federal court in Newark yesterday refers to a confidential settlement reached by the two sides. Walmart called it an "amicable settlement. " Details weren't disclosed. A Walmart truck slammed into the back of a limo van carrying Morgan and the others back from a show in Delaware last June.