Microsoft founder Bill Gates is the world’s richest billionaire, according to Forbes magazine’s annual ranking of global billionaires. With a net worth of $76 billion and helped by a bounce in Microsoft shares, Gates returns to the top of the Forbes Billionaires list for 2014. The 58-year-old Washington resident beat out Mexican media mogul Carlos Slim Helu (with a net worth of only $72 million).
Spanish clothing retailer Amancio Ortega, of the Zara fashion chain, maintained his #3 spot from 2013, but increased his net worth $7 billion for a total of $64 billion, ahead of Warren Buffett (#4) with a net worth of $58.2 billion. Sheldon Adelson of Las Vegas (#8), increased his net worth by $11.5 billion, and made it back into the top ten for the first time since 2007.
The richest people in the world are now worth a combined $6.4 trillion, according to the publication. That record breaking number is up from $5.4 trillion last year. Also, as shares of Google and Facebook hit record highs, the top 15 tech billionaires attained a collective net worth of more than $382 billion, up 40% from the top 15 of last year. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, who made the biggest jump on this year’s Forbes Billionaires list, moves up from ninth to sixth among the top richest in the technology industry.
Best Picture – 12 Years a Slave
Lead Actor – Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
Lead Actress – Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
Supporting Actor – Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club
Supporting Actress – Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
The latest addition to the Serato Icon Artist Series is Just Blaze. Just Blaze is an artist who evolves. He has seamlessly blended his career as one of Hip Hop’s most influential producers with his ongoing career as a DJ, which in 2014, is stronger than ever. His ability to adapt and his hunger to experience and take advantage of what’s new, have kept Just Blaze at the cutting edge of music.
“iOS in the Car” becomes a little more official,with the announcement of Carplay. This year Ferrari, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Mercedes, and Volvo will be the initial launch partners which will allow their infotainment systems to seamlessly integrate your iPhone and give you handsfree access to your maps, music, messages, phone calls, and more using Siri and your car’s controls.
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It is imperative that we associate ourselves with only positive, focused people who we can learn from and who will not drain our valuable energy with uninspiring attitudes. You do not need anyone to reach your destination but if you are going to let some folks in, they must be able to add to your journey not takeaway from it… As the saying goes… “Make sure everybody in “your” boat is rowing & not poking holes while your not looking. KNOW your “circle”! Say No Twice (Nay Nay) to all the bad relationships that are way overdue! Say Nay to the people who try to force themselves into your life! Say Nay to those who act like they are helping but are doing nothing but bringing you down! Say I to the mutually beneficial relationships that will bring you higher! Always remember only a knife can sharpen a knife! Stay on your level and build yourself higher! Now is your time! Take what you deserve!