Welcome to Forbes for September 23rd, 2013 from Audible. This edition contains seven feature articles.
The cover story: “Inside The 2013 Forbes 400: Facts and Figures on America's Richest” -- Five years after the financial crisis sent the fortunes of many in the U-S and around the world tumbling, the wealthiest as a group have finally gained back all that they lost.
Also, “Cost of Living Extremely Well Index: The Price of The Good Life” -- As the wealthy are willing to spend more, it will cost them more to live it up.
Next, “The Monetary Church: Bring On the Iconoclasts" -- The less concern there is about inflation, the greater difficulty a central bank will have in halting it.
We'll also tell you about, “The Secretive Sultan of Sports Medicine: Meet the Billionaire Behind Arthrex” -- The man who powers the world's orthopedic surgeons has built a $2.5 billion fortune by clobbering anyone in his way. And punishing anyone who talks about it.
Then, “Snubbed by Oracle, Workday's Duffield and Bhusri Hit Jackpot” -- Dave Duffield and Aneel Bhusri lost their old company in an Oracle takeover. Their new software company, Workday, is fueling the fastest wealth increase in the entire Forbes 400.
Followed by, “Guns, Girls, and Sex Tapes: The Unhinged, Hedonistic Saga of Billionaire Stewart Rahr, Number One King of All Fun” -- What happens when a man has more cash than he can ever spend and no rules on how to spend it? Stewart Rahr's answer: an unhinged, hedonistic bender, filled with girls, guns, sex tapes--and a lesson in whether money really can buy happiness.
And in our final story, “Superman's Bicycle” -- The Specialized Turbo has a battery and a motor that turn your efforts into Superman's.
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