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Forbes Releases 2018 List of America’s Richest Self-Made Women, A Ranking of the Most Successful Women Entrepreneurs in the Country

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Diane Hendricks, cofounder and chairman of ABC Supply, the nation’s largest roofing distributor, reclaims the top spot on this year’s list of America’s most successful women entrepreneurs, with a net worth of $4.9 billion. Marian Ilitch, worth $4.3 billion, falls to the No. 2 spot, as higher labor costs and commodity prices take their toll on her Little Caesars pizza chain. Epic Systems’ Judy Faulkner climbs three spots to No. 3, with a net worth of $3.5 billion. Rounding out the top five are Meg Whitman (No. 4, $3.3 billion) and Johnelle Hunt ... Read More »

Forbes Releases 2018 World’s Most Influential CMOs Report

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The report reveals the tectonic shifts marketers face today and the most effective strategies for addressing these challenges – the most influential CMOs of today must lead digital transformation with a customer-first mindset. In the report, Forbes and Sprinklr also tell the story of how CMOs are evolving and negotiating obstacles to push their organizations forward, inspiring customers and extending their influence well beyond the boardroom. Keith Weed, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Unilever, retains the top spot for the second... Read More »

Forbes Releases 15th Annual List Of The World’s Most Valuable Soccer Teams

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Manchester United generated revenues of $737 million during the 2016-17 season and nearly twice as much operating income than any other soccer team. English teams comprise eight of the twenty most valuable teams. “The dominance of English teams on our list is in large part due to the Premier League having the richest broadcasting deals in soccer,” said Mike Ozanian, Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes Media. Manchester United is also by far the most profitable soccer team in the world, posting operating income of $254 million, $160 million m... Read More »

Forbes Releases 16th Annual Global 2000 Ranking Of The World’s Largest Public Companies

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Chinese companies extend their streak at the top of the Global 2000 list. Industrial & Commercial Bank of China is ranked No. 1 for the sixth consecutive year. China Construction Bank remains in the No. 2 spot. The other two of China’s “Big Four” banks – Agricultural Bank of China and Bank of China – remain in the top ten, which is evenly split between China and the United States. JPMorgan Chase is now the largest company in the U.S., moving up one spot to No. 3 and overtaking Berkshire Hathaway (No. 4). Rounding out the top ten are Agricul... Read More »

Forbes Releases 2018 List Of The World’s Most Powerful People

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Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, seizes the top spot on Forbes’ 2018 ranking of The World’s 75 Most Powerful People for the first time ever. China’s congress amended its constitution in March, broadening Xi’s influence and eliminating term limits. Russian President Vladimir Putin (No. 2) has been knocked out of the top spot, a title that he held for four consecutive years. A little over one year into his term, President Donald Trump falls to the No. 3 spot. Newcomers to the list include Mohammad Bin Salman Al Sa... Read More »

Forbes And theBoardlist Announce Inaugural #BoardForward Awards To Recognize Organizations And Individuals With Innovative Approaches To Diversity And Inclusion

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The gathering will spotlight actionable ideas for breaking down gender bias and creating a pipeline of talent for female leadership. This invite-only event is expected to bring together more than 200 senior-level influencers from within the Silicon Valley community, including technology executives, top founders and funders, industry innovators and board directors who are committed to promoting much-needed change within the sector. The evening will include substantive discussion dedicated to identifying the most powerful levers to advance mea... Read More »

Forbes Announces 2018 CIO SUMMIT

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The event will gather the most influential leaders in the industry to explore today’s biggest technological challenges, foster deep collaboration and generate new ideas. With advancements in digital transformation, machine learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and more, it is an exciting and challenging time to be a Chief Information Officer. CIOs often run innovation for their companies. CIOs lead digital. They engage customers and offer key insights into the art of the possible for the enterprise. The goal of the summit is t... Read More »

Forbes’ 32nd Annual World’s Billionaires Issue

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Centi-billionaire Jeff Bezos seizes the top spot for the first time. Bezos has a fortune of $112 billion, up $39.2 billion from 2017, the biggest one-year gain ever. Bill Gates, who has been the richest person in the world for 18 of the past 24 years, drops to No. 2 on the Forbes billionaires list. Gates has a fortune of $90 billion, up from $86 billion last year. This is the biggest gap (in dollars) between the top 2 spots since 2001. Warren Buffett, worth $84 billion, falls to the No. 3 spot. His net worth increased from $75.6 billion in 2017... Read More »

Forbes Releases Third FinTech 50 List: The Future Of Your Money

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The $8.5 trillion (market cap) U.S. financial services industry is being fundamentally reordered as technology disrupts not only individual behaviors, but also how big banks control risk and hedge funds place their bets. Worldwide, $27.4 billion poured into fintech startups in 2017, up 18% from 2016. With so much action in this industry, it is no surprise that 22 companies are new on this year’s FinTech 50 list. Notable newcomers include: Blend, Chainalysis, Remitly, The Bitfury Group and Enigma. We excluded public companies from our list and c... Read More »

Forbes Media Acquires UK Online Publication, The Memo

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Forbes Media announced today the acquisition of the British online business publication, The Memo, for an undisclosed amount. The deal will result in the founding of the first full-fledged editorial team that’s focused on European content, with The Memo’s Founder and Editor, Alex Wood, taking on the role as European Editor. The acquisition of The Memo is part of the company’s wider expansion plans in Europe and will enable the publisher to strengthen its presence in Europe and its European content on Forbes.com. Forbes will look to further e... Read More »

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