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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 $239 million and then the Sixers.
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April 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
FORBES' annual ranking of America's Most Influential Athlete has placed NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson at the top of the list for the second consecutive year. The rankings are done by public opinion polling. Forbes said Tuesday that Nielsen and E-Poll surveyed more than 1,100 adults about dozens of well-known athletes to measure their likability and whether they are considered influential to marketers. This year, six of the 10 featured on the list are NFL quarterbacks, including Peyton and Eli Manning, as well as Tim Tebow, who debuted last year at No. 10 but is now ranked second.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 10, 2015 | By Allie Volpe, PHILLY.COM
The Forbes Under 30 Summit came to Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, closing, as it did last year, with a music festival Tuesday night, held this year at Festival Pier. Forbes tried to home in on millennial tastes and booked pop singer Shawn Mendes and rapper A$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.
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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.
NEWS
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...
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
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.
NEWS
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.
LIVING
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 $50 million last year were only 12th on the list of top money-makers, Roberts qualified for the title of "most powerful celebrity on the planet" by virtue of her media coverage. Forbes' list awards a power ranking based on both income and media coverage, consisting of press clips, cover stories, TV and radio mentions, and Web "hits.
NEWS
October 7, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside a giant ballroom at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, octogenarian sex therapist Dr. Ruth Westheimer was leading a session on business partnerships. Marc Kuhn was outside, standing near a bank of coffee dispensers, hustling. His firm, he said, would turn shipping containers into mobile farms for food deserts. At least, as of Monday. That's when he had a random meeting with a guy he met. "He saw I had some whiskey," Kuhn said. "I said, 'It's sold out.' He said, 'What do you do?
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October 10, 2015 | By Allie Volpe, PHILLY.COM
The Forbes Under 30 Summit came to Philadelphia on Monday and Tuesday, closing, as it did last year, with a music festival Tuesday night, held this year at Festival Pier. Forbes tried to home in on millennial tastes and booked pop singer Shawn Mendes and rapper A$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.
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October 7, 2015 | By Maria Panaritis, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
BUSINESS
October 7, 2015 | By Jonathan Takiff, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
October 5, 2015 | By Robert Moran, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
October 1, 2015 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 2015 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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August 26, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
  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.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Howard Gensler
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.
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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)
NEWS
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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