The Florida economy was hammered during the financial crisis as tourism slowed, real estate prices plummeted and jobs disappeared, but the state has crawled back and continues to see heavy net migration into nearly every Sunshine State metro. People are chasing jobs with three Florida metros ranked among the 10 places expected to have the fastest job growth over the next three years and seven among the top 25. Naples leads the way with a projected average annual rate of 4.1%. Unemployment peaked in Naples in January 2010 at 12.2%, but was just 5.4% last month and is expected to stay low. Joining Naples among the top spots for job growth are fellow southern Florida locales Cape Coral and Port St. Lucie.
Sears, J.C. Penney and Walgreen said Friday that they’re cutting ties with Paula Deen, adding to the growing list of companies severing their relationship following revelations that the Southern celebrity chef used racial slurs in the past.
Meanwhile, Paula Deen’s publisher has canceled a deal with her for multiple books, including an upcoming cookbook that was the No. 1 seller on Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.com.
Ballantine Books announced Friday it would not release “Paula Deen’s New Testament: 250 Favorite Recipes, All Lightened Up,” which was scheduled for October and was the first of a five-book deal announced early last year. Interest in it had surged as Deen, who grew up in Albany, Ga., and specializes in Southern comfort food, came under increasing attack for acknowledging she had used the N-word.
Our annual snapshot of the 100 women with the most impact are top politicians and CEOs, activist billionaires and celebrities who matter. In roughly equal measure you’ll find next gen entrepreneurs and media mavens, technologists and leaders in philanthropy — all ranked by dollars, media momentum and impact (see full methodology here).
We’ve selected women that go beyond the traditional taxonomy of the power elite (political and economic might). These change-agents are actually shifting our very idea of clout and authority and, in the process, transforming the world in fresh and exhilarating ways.
This year the list features nine heads of state who run nations with a combined GDP of $11.8 trillion — including the No. 1 Power Woman, German Chancellor Angela Merkel. The 24 corporate CEOs control $893 billion in annual revenues, and 16 of the women here founded their own companies, including two of the three new billionaires to the list, Tory Burch and Spanx’s Sara Blakely. Speaking of, this year’s class has 14 billionaires valued in excess of $82 billion.
According to the 2011 Forbes 400 Richest Americans List, there are only two billionaires in the Philadelphia region. They are:
Campbell Soup heiress, Mary Alice Dorrance Malone is 188th on the list with a fortune of $2.2 billion. The 61-year-old lives in Coatesville. Malone is divorced with two children. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Arizona. Mary Ann sits on the board of Campbell Soup, along with her brother. Campbell’s is the largest soup company in the world. Ms. Malone is a horse breeder and owns a farm, in addition to her duties at Campbell Soup.
Jeffrey Lurie, a self-made millionaire who owns the Philadelphia Eagles. The 60-year-old Lurie lives on the Philadelphia Main Line in Wynnewood. He is married and has two children. Lurie has a doctorate from Brandeis University. His fortunate is listed at $1.1 billion and he is number 375 on the list.
Since the top five billionaires are dudes, here is how the ladies stack up!
Alice Walton (Walmart) $21.2 billion takes 21st place.
Jacqueline Mars (Mars) $10 billion is 81st.
Blair Parry-Okeden (Cox Enterprises) $6.7 billion is 145th.
Marian MacMillan Pictet (Cargill Inc.) $4.7 billion came in at 223.
Whitney MacMillan (Cargill Inc.) $4.7 billion also 223rd.
Pauline MacMillan Keinath (Cargill Inc.) $4.7 billion also 223rd.
Ann Walton Kroenke (Walmart) $3.4 billion is 323rd.
Everybody’s favorite afternoon talk show hostess, Oprah Winfrey is worth $2.7 billion and tied with Donald Trump for 420th place.
Even during a global economic downturn, the rich are getting richer.
Three of the top five billionaires are Americans.
Carlos Slim Helu, Chairman of Telemax in Mexico was the world’s richest man this year with a net worth of $74 billion. His wealth increased from $53.5 billion last year to $74 billion this year! He holds interests in Saks Fifth Avenue and The New York Times.
Bill Gates (Microsoft) came in at number two this year with a net worth of $54 billion. Gates has already given $30 billion dollars to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation fights hunger and disease world-wide.
Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) is third on the list with a net worth of $50 billion. Buffett saw his fortune increase by $3 billion over last year.
Bernard Arnault (Louis Vitton) of France is the wealthiest man in Europe. His wealth increased $13.5 billion over last year to $41 billion. Guess those handbags are selling well!
Larry Ellison (Oracle) saw his net wealth jump $11.5 billion to round out the top five at $39.5 billion. Ellison won the America’s Cup in 2010 after spending $100 million to win the yachting competition.
This is a great list if you are interested in learning more about the internet, social media/marketing, tech stuff, finance, gossip, entertainment etc…. These are people who are not necessarily well known to many people but are making a big name for themselves and $$$ using the internet:
- Perez Hilton – perezhilton.com
- Michael Arrington – techcrunch.com
- Pete Cashmore – mashable.com
- Evan Williams & Biz Stone – twitter.com
- Kevin Rose – digg.com
- Guy Kawasaki – guykawaski.com
- Heather “Dooce” Armstrong – dooce.com
- Tila “Tequila” Nguyen – tilashotspot.buzznet.com
- Gary Vaynerchuk – garyvaynerchuk.com
10. Corey Doctorow – carphound.com
11. Om Malik – gigaom.com
12. Leo Laporte – leoville.com
13. Frank Warren – postsecret.blogsport.com
14. Robert Scoble – scobleizer.com
15. Chris Brogan – chrisbrogan.com
16. Wil Wheaton – wilwheaton.typepad.com
17. Matt Drudge – drudgereport.com
18. Danny Sullivan – daggle.com
19. Jeff Jarvis – buzzmachine.com
20. John Dvorak – channeldvorak.com
21. Ana Marie Cox – anamariecox.typepad.com
22. Ree Drummond – thepioneerwoman.com
23. Jason Calacanis – calacanis.com & mahalo.com (search engine)
24. Seth Godin – sethgodin.com
25. Shane Dawson – shanedawsontv.com
OH REALLY???? WTF???
Okay, now that I have that out of my system, let’s review.
According to Forbes Magazine, the most expensive zip code in the USA is 07620. Not 90210! What’s wrong with this picture? If you look up Apline, NJ on the internet, you will find it located on the Hudson River, directly across from lovely Yonkers, NJ and a few miles north of Rosanna Rosanna Danna’s favorite viewer, Emily Latella of Ft. Lee, NJ.
Hey, Alpine, NJ may be expensive but if I were going to plunk down millions for real estate, North Jersey would not win out over Beverly Hills, CA. To quote Simon Cowell “sorry”.
Just one of those interesting things that makes you go “hmmmm”.