October 16, 2013 |
Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer, stars of the CBS comedy "Two and a Half Men," have been named the highest-paid TV actors of 2013 by Forbes magazine. Despite flagging viewership as of late, the show makes most of its dough in syndication, which keeps its male stars -- old and new -- in the magazine's top 10 . Besides syndication, most of the actors on the list have some meager box-office bucks that helped boost their totals this year. The magazine calculates the earnings by speaking with producers, managers, agents and other individuals in the industry to figure out how much the actors made through their entertainment-related endeavors between June 2012 and June 2013, Forbes said.
September 16, 2013 |
Five years after the financial crisis, the mega-rich have regained all the wealth they lost during the recession, setting a new record value for combined net worth, according to Forbes' 400 richest Americans list released Monday . The annual report showed that America's wealthiest have a combined net worth of $2.02 trillion, the highest value ever recorded by Forbes. That's up from $1.7 trillion a year ago. Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates took the top spot for the 20th year in a row. His net worth is $72 billion, up from $66 billion a year ago. Top 10 richest people ever led by 14th century African king Warren Buffet, chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., came in second place with a net worth of $58.5 billion, up from $46 billion a year earlier. The Forbes report said that the wealthy have been boosted by the rising stock market and real estate, which have recovered strongly since the economic downturn. The top 10 included Larry Ellison, co-founder of Oracle Corp.
September 16, 2013 |
News flash: America's rich are getting richer; America's poor are getting, well, you know. And in other news, the sky is blue and the sun will set tonight in the West. OK, so you probably had guessed that gazillionaires such as Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison were doing, well, better than most in this “sluggish” economy. But on Monday, Forbes magazine made it (more or less) official; it released its list of the richest 400 Americans . (Side note: Wonder why they stop at 400?
August 31, 2013 |
The Dodgers could have a huge playoff edge, and it has nothing to do with home field. With one month to play, the National League playoff field looks like this: The Dodgers as NL West champions, the Atlanta Braves as NL East champions, and the Cincinnati Reds, Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Cardinals from the NL Central - one as division champion, the other two as wild cards. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Washington Nationals are not dead in the wild-card race, but not close.
August 28, 2013 |
E.L. James has clearly turned paper into gold with her runaway bestseller "Fifty Shades of Grey. " In its annual tallies of the rich and richer, Forbes puts together lists of the top earners of all kinds: tennis players, models, musicians, comedians and so on. The top author spot this year was dominated by E.L. James, author of the erotic "Fifty Shades" trilogy. But James didn't stop there: She makes the Top Earning Celebrities list too, way up in the top 10. In fact, she's in a three-way tie (no snickering)
August 28, 2013 |
Madonna is 2013's top-earning celebrity, according to Forbes. The "MDNA" rock star is said to have earned an estimated $125 million between June 2012 and June 2013, the mag said. Sales for her last album, "MDNA," were poor, but "MDNA's" corresponding tour , which happened to coincide with her powerhouse halftime-show performance at the 2012 Super Bowl, bolstered her earnings big time. The tour grossed $305 million, according to the mag, thanks to fans who shelled out "upwards of $100 a ticket" to hear the Material Girl's classic hits like "Vogue" and "Like a Virgin.