With $75 million, Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes' highest paid actors list. He's joined by fellow superheroes Bradley Cooper ($46 million), Chris Hemsworth ($37 million), Ben Affleck ($35 million), and Christian Bale ($35 million). See the whole list at Forbes. [Forbes]
Each year, Forbes magazine assembles its Forbes Fictional 15, comparing the fortunes of some of fiction's wealthiest folks. This year, dragons and vampires beat out corporate heirs, and Game of Thrones' richest family made the list.
A Forbes Magazine article from 2000 called "Introducing the Computer of 2010" is as interesting for what it got right as for what it got wrong. Today's computer, said Forbes, would be Frisbee-sized and have a "virtual keyboard."
There were some huge movements in this year's Forbes Most Powerful People, with the Google guys Larry Page and Sergey Brin dropping from their joint-fifth spot last year, to 22nd and 23rd respectively. Steve Jobs climbed from 57 to 17.
Hours after Forbes reported Zuckerberg overtook Steve Jobs on their Forbes 400 rich list, news escaped that he's donated $100 million to New Jersey's Newark schools. A clever move, considering he made $4.9 billion in the last year alone.
The ratings may have fallen during its four week run, but that didn't stop ABC's V from being one of the largest moneymakers on television last year. How good a position does that put the show in for next year?
Pity poor Bill Gates! In this terrible economy, he lost $7 billion last year, bringing his net worth down to… $50 Billion.
Leading Forbes' list of uber-cheap PCs (all under $300) is the $85 MicroClient JrSX from Norhtec, a book-size desktop that boasts (or perhaps doesn't) 128MB of RAM, a 300Mhz processor and a flash card-based storage system. Missing from the package are a keyboard, mouse and monitor
and audio. That's right, no audio.…
Taesik Yoon, an analyst over at Forbes, rolls off why investors shouldn't gleefully pump money into Apple stock betting on the iPhone to return their investment in gold bullion. A lot of it's familiar—high price point, ill fit with the smart phone market despite its potential growth—but some of it's a bit newish.
Most if not all of our outdoor exploring this summer will probably be done in the wilds of Central Park and Prospect Park, so for us ACR Electronics' TerraFix 406 GPS I/O Personal Beacon Locator is total overkill, but in the event that we city folk ever spend anytime in backcountry, a device that can fix our location…