An interesting little point being made about the wealth of some of those in the past, the implication of which is that Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and the like simply aren't rich enough to be considered truly wealthy by those historical standards. This is obviously a contentious point and economists have tied themselves in knots over the years trying to work out how we can compare incomes, wealth, in fact even just basic lifestyles, over centuries and millennia.

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Remember the days when Bill Gates was accused of not giving away enough of his fortune?

As thousands of ideas poured in, experts gave a cautious welcome to the potential emergence of another big donor, whilst warning that using crowdsourcing to generate ideas could swamp the billionaire with unviable projects.

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That's on average.

Amazon Prime Day is a one-day global shopping event just for Amazon Prime customers -- Amazon customers who pay an annual fee for quicker shipping, access to Amazon's Netflix competitor, and more.

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The Best Speakers For Business Growth [0.34]

Posted on July 20, 2017, 4 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

As someone who speaks at more than fifty events each year, I have the good fortune to observe some brilliantly talented professionals as they share their wisdom with audiences. Sheridan speaks about how the top organizations quickly become the best teachers in their field through content marketing.

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Sometimes it feels like our world is falling apart; global warming, global storming, extreme poverty, the glass ceiling, and racism highlight a list that could go on and on. It also seems that many of our political leaders are failing to recognize their role as global stewards.

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The 2017 Sunday Times Giving List is normally known for the titans of industry and generous aristocrats who are sharing their fortunes. This year’s 200-strong list however has a number of celebrities within the ranks as it analyses how much someone is worth, how much they gave to charity in the last year and giving a ranking based on the proportion of wealth given away.

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Political and economic ties between mainland China and Taiwan have been hurt in the past year after Taiwan voters elected Tsai Ing-wen from the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party as president. Revenue last year was 1.6 billion yuan, or $232.7 million, with 88% generated from their network of 594 stores in 116 cities in mainland China.

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The world is full of entrepreneurs. It might be the best product ever, but if only 100 companies worldwide need the product, unless you diversify, the business isn’t strong enough.

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest he's ever been, and he's inching closer to becoming the world's richest person as Amazon stock continues to hit all-time highs. His net worth increased by $2.8 billion, bringing him to an all-time high of $84.7 billion as of the close of trading on Friday.

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How To Bring Back A Caring Mindset At Work [0.16]

Posted on May 22, 2017, 9 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

How can you develop a STAR mindset? As soon as I walked into his office, he looked at me, and he asked me, “What would you do if you found a used toothpick on the floor?” I looked at him and said, “Hey, what’s going on, man?

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Rupert Murdoch, executive chairman of media empire News Corp, has earned billions of dollars delivering controversy through such outlets as Fox News Channel and British tabloid The Sun. With Fox News now embroiled in a flurry of its own scandals, the Murdoch family fortune is taking a major hit.

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The Sunday Times has done us all rather a favour. Was it a good marriage back in 1600 or so (perhaps not the right date but a reasonable explanation of the Duke of Westminster's fortune) or was it something done in rather more recent years by the person enjoying the fortune?

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Mukesh Ambani Rejoins The World's Top 20 Richest [0.17]

Posted on April 26, 2017, 2:20 p.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Oil and gas tycoon Mukesh Ambani's net worth has jumped to $31.3 billion making him the 20th richest person on the planet. Ambani was ranked at number 33 with a fortune of $23.2 billion in the Forbes 2017 Billionaires List, which was published in March.

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'Dumb' Start-up Ventures, Great Fortunes [0.00]

Posted on April 23, 2017, 12:59 a.m. by Forbes Real Time @ [source]

Start-up ventures come in two forms -- smart ventures and “dumb” ventures.

Smart start-ups usually develop new products or services that serve conventional markets; where there are clear and present needs to be filled.

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I spoke to John Mackey, the co-founder and co-CEO of Whole Foods Market and author of "The Whole Foods Diet: The Lifesaving Plan for Health and Longevity", about the conscious capitalism movement, his 28-day dietary program, how the food we eat influences our productivity, some dietary tips and his best advice for living a healthy lifestyle.

Mackey is also the co-author of Conscious Capitalism, a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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Why CIOs Make Great Board Directors [0.11]

Posted on March 15, 2017, 3:05 p.m. by @ [source]

There has been a 74% increase in the number of CIOs serving on Fortune 100 boards in the past two years. They’re highly sought after to help on several fronts including using technologies to create operational efficiencies and competitive advantage; identifying opportunities related to cloud computing, digitization, and data; addressing threats and risks associated with information security; and using their experience and judgment to oversee, question, and provide input on technology budgets.

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