Top 10 countries with the most billionaires per capita

 

Monaco

According to the list of the world’s billionaires released by Forbes the United States isn’t even in the top 1o.  At the top the list is a tiny country with a relatively small but proportionally large number of billionaires.  That country is Monaco. Monaco has three billionaires—specifically, David and Ezra Nahmad, two brothers who are art “megadealers,” along with Lily Safra, the widow of a wealthy banker.

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Richest Americans You’ve Never Heard Of

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These folks are in the money!
Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway’s (BRK.A) Warren Buffett and Apple’s (AAPL) Steve Jobs are all household names in addition to being among the wealthiest people in the country. There are, however, other billionaires, whose companies or products are also among the best-known in the country, yet they live in relative obscurity, unknown to most — including their best customers.

Take Subway, which serves 2,800 sandwiches and salads every 60 seconds in the U.S. How many of its customers have ever heard of its founder, Fred DeLuca, who was 17 when he opened the first store? Or Peter Buck, the family friend who loaned DeLuca the $1,000 that got the company off the ground back in 1965?

And just who else have you never heard of?
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Forbes On the Future of the Computer in 2020

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Traditional computers are disappearing; human beings themselves are becoming information augmented.

What’s the most fascinating shift that computing is creating in our lives? You might think it’s just “smaller, better, faster,” but there is an even more dramatic story about how computing is changing who we are as people and a society.

 

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Carlos Slim Helu Becomes World’s Richest Man Pulling Ahead of Bill Gates

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Carlos Slim Helu becomes world’s wealthiest man

The world has a new richest man for the third time in three years, . Riding surging prices of his various telecom holdings, including giant mobile outfit America Movil (AMX), Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim Helu has beaten out Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffett to become the wealthiest person on earth and nab the top spot on the 2010 Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires.

 

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Russian Billionaire Launches His $350 Million Mega Yacht

Russian Billionaire Launches His $350 Million Mega Yacht

Mega yacht “Eclipse” 

Roman Abramovich’s most-awaited mega yacht “Eclipse,” touted as the world’s biggest yacht, has finally made a preliminary launch at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg, Germany where it was built secretly for more than two years. The 170-meter yacht (557.6 feet) will feature 2 heli-pads, 20 water jets, a pool with large Havana bars surrounding it, a cinema, library, restaurant, private garden, 5,000-square-feet master suite, a private submarine boarding from the bottom of the yacht for a secret escape, and a missile-detection system to deflect pirate attacks safely. The 9-deck megayacht has at least five possible exits, which literally makes it the safest yacht ever built.

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