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Forbes magazine, 03.23.16
Eight And A Half X
Ashton Kutcher costarred as a venture capitalist with U2 manager Guy Oseary and billionaire Ron Burkle, turning $30 million into a quarter billion with picks like Airbnb and Uber. Now, Liberty Media is betting $100 million they can do it again.
Forbes magazine, 06.29.15
How Katy Perry–the sheltered daughter of born-again ministers–globetrotted her way to earnings of $135 million in one year.
Forbes magazine, 05.04.15
Revenge of the Record Labels
The inside story of how the majors have quietly renewed–and strengthened–their grip on the music business.
ForbesLife magazine, 11.20.14
A Spin With Afrojack
Nick Van De Wall is one of the world’s highest-paid DJs, earning $22 million last year. At his new estate near Amsterdam, he unveils his car collection–and how his life got on the fast track.
Forbes magazine, 07.21.14
Jesus Christ Superhero
How Survivor creator Mark Burnett is turning bible stories into blockbusters (and perhaps soon, billions).
ForbesLife magazine, 06.30.14
A Kasbah That Rocks: Inside Richard Branson’s Moroccan Retreat
Richard Branson’s parents first saw the riad that became Kasbah Tamadot while ballooning over Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. Today the place where he has entertained Mick Jagger and Annie Lennox doubles as a boutique hotel.
Forbes magazine, 07.15.13
Toby Keith, Cowboy Capitalist: Country’s $500 Million Man
Country superstar Toby Keith has some of the most loyal fans in music. And he owns enough product extensions to make sure they’re also some of the most lucrative. Personal earnings so far: $500 million.
Forbes magazine, 05.16.12
Justin Bieber, Venture Capitalist
The 18-year-old idol remains a Hollywood force, having earned $108 million over the past two years. With several quiet tech startup investments–including Spotify–he’s now trying to make similar conquests in Silicon Valley.
Wiz Khalifa’s High Earnings
The Pittsburgh-bred rapper has transformed his affection for marijuana into a moneymaking marketing tool, and in the process, turned himself into a lucrative lifestyle brand.
Forbes magazine, 05.18.11
Jon Bon Jovi — Still Rocking, And Making A Killing
Over the past 12 months, Bon Jovi earned more than Justin Bieber, Kanye West and Katy Perry — combined. How did that happen?
Forbes magazine, 05.04.11
Public pensions are $660 billion in the hole. Investment middleman Glen Sergeon illustrates how millions more are being lost to dubious dealings.
The Sommelier of Hip-Hop
Branson B. introduced rap’s royalty to fine champagne. Now he’s trying to make his own brand of bubbly pop in a crowded marketplace.
Saving the Union (Pacific)
Can James Young put America’s oldest railroad back on track?
Akon’s Recession-Proof Tune
One sweet-singing impresario is thriving amid the rap recession.
The Man Who Invented Hip Hop
Afrika Bambaataa helped create a musical movement, but he’s no cash king. That’s fine by him.
The 50 Cent Machine
Curtis ”50 Cent” Jackson is hedging against the music industry’s whims with the help of an African billionaire.
Washington Post, 06.15.08
Lorenzo’s Oil — and Lorenzo’s Courage
Thoughts on the passing of Lorenzo Odone.
Yale Daily News Magazine, 2.12.07
On the Rail
Generations after the golden age of train travel, is there any romance left in the tracks?
Yale Daily News, 4.28.05
Bradley Beats Odds to Lead Elis
After nearly losing his life in a car crash, a gritty leadoff hitter sparks the Bulldogs.