Welcome to Forbes for February 13th, 2012 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.
In the cover story, we'll tell you “How Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Kathy Ireland Became a $350 Million Mogul” - The strange but true story of how swimsuit icon Kathy Ireland turned America's most mundane products into a licensing empire – and became the first lady of flyover country.
Also, “The Mystery Monk Making Billions With 5-Hour Energy” - Ever heard of Manoj Bhargava? Probably not. He's a former monk who struck it rich with that ubiquitous red bottle: 5-Hour Energy. Hear his improbable story.
Next, “Nice Guy, Finishing Last: How Don Graham Fumbled the Washington Post Company” - The Washington Post's Don Graham is a confidant of Warren Buffett, a mentor to Mark Zuckerberg and the most beloved publisher in American journalism. Too bad his company is so troubled.
We'll also tell you about “The Next Wave in Renewable Energy from the Ocean” - Ocean power almost wiped out. Now it's making a comeback.
Then, “Can the Man from Heinz Keep Novartis on Top?” What's a guy who spent eight years selling food for Heinz doing at the top of the world's best research-based drug company? Preparing for a tough year.
Followed by, “How a High-Earning Couple got Roth IRAs and You Can Too” - Congress doesn't want high earners to fund Roth IRAs. But it has opened a back door allowing them to do just that.
And in our final story “The Forever Portfolio” - If you want your stash to last a long, long time, learn some lessons from Stockholm.
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