October 21, 2014 |
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.
November 29, 1999 |
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.
April 25, 2012 |
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.
October 7, 1991 |
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.
September 29, 1994 |
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...
October 12, 1997 |
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.
November 30, 2000 |
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.
June 19, 2012 |
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.
March 4, 2000 |
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.
November 13, 1988 |
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.