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April 18 2014

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4 posts tagged "Forbes"

The Material Girl Makes Bank

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Madonna

Raking in $125 million from her MDNA tour, clothing line, fragrance, and more, Madonna tops Forbes’ 2013 list of highest-paid celebrities, beating out Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and (second spot) Steven Spielberg. Perhaps this explains Madge’s undoubtedly pricey mega-watt bite bling. A sound investment? Unlikely. But if we learned anything from the stars this week, it’s that diamonds are a grill’s best friend.

Fashion Features on Forbes’ Most Powerful Women List

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Miuccia Prada takes a bow

Forbes released its 2013 list of the world’s most powerful women earlier today, and on it were social and political movers and shakers: Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Oprah Winfrey; megawatt stars: Beyoncé, Angelina Jolie, and Gisele Bündchen; and one or two surprises (Shakira at number 52, for example). But fashion’s power players held their own against heads of state (Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel came in at number one), businesswomen, and celebrities alike. Miuccia Prada (58), Diane von Furstenberg (74), newly crowned billionaire Tory Burch (69), Anna Wintour (41), and Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts (52) all earned much-deserved spots on the list. Hats off to the industry’s—and the world’s—leading ladies.

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Tory Burch: Bona Fide Billionaire

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2013 is looking rosy for reigning queen of prep Tory Burch. On New Year’s Day, news broke that she had settled the seemingly never-ending legal battle royal with ex-husband Chris Burch. And today, Forbes announced that this very settlement—or, specifically, Chris Burch’s move to sell his 28.3% stake in Tory Burch LLC—has helped make Ms. Burch a Billionairess. According to Forbes, Tory’s stake in her company is now worth at least one billion dollars (or, if you’re tabulating in Burchier ways, think about 5,128,205 pairs of Revas). The Upper East Side favorite will join the likes of Oprah Winfrey and Meg Whitman on the 2013 Forbes World’s Billionaires list, out this March.

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The Most Powerful of Them All

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The Costume Institute at the Met earlier this year celebrated two of fashion’s female greats: Miuccia Prada and Elsa Schiaparelli. It was indeed a great triumph for powerful ladies in all fields. The annual Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women in the world, out today, honors Prada and a few other stylish women with the attention they so deserve. No surprise here, but CFDA president Diane von Furstenberg came in at number 33, above one of fashion’s other most powerful ladies, Anna Wintour (#51). Joining them are fashion favorites like Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Gisele Bündchen, Queen Elizabeth II, Beyoncé, and J. Lo. Click here to see the full list. Honorable mention goes to power women in the making including Kate Middleton (you can’t win everything; sorry, Kate), Girls‘ Lena Dunham, Jennifer Lawrence, and Spanx creator Sarah Blakely. Maybe next year, ladies.

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