As one could expect, many of the rich became richer, but just who came out on top of the Forbes 400 list of the richest individuals in America? Bill Gates, of course, but there are several surprises to be found on the list of the richest Americans, including some of the youngest, and oldest, individuals to stash away billions in the bank.
he death toll from a typhoon that hit Japan this week climbed to 11 Thursday, with five people still missing, officials say. Typhoon Roke weakened into an extratropical cyclone Thursday afternoon and as it moved over Hokkaido, Kyodo News reported.
Iranian soldiers march during the annual military parade on September 22, 2011 in front of the mausoleum of Iran's late leader Ayatollah Khomeini in Tehran,Iran. The parade marks the beginning of the 1980-1988 war between Iran and Iraq.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google, testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights Subcommittee regarding whether the power of Google serves consumers or threatens competition on Capitol Hill.
The United Nations is holding its 66th General Assembly in the UN building in New York City, with the issue of Palestinian statehood taking the main center stage as the Palestinian Authority hopes to present the issue to the assembly on Friday.
Georgia executed Troy Davis Wednesday for the murder of a police officer after the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday rejected Davis' appeal for a stay of execution. Davis was pronounced dead at 11:08 p.m. EDT, the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison said.
Palestinians slammed US President Barack Obama's UN address and his opposition to their bid to win United Nationals recognition of a Palestinian state. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will address the United Nations on Friday, September 23, 2011, in a bid for Palestine to attain the status of a full member state in the UN.
Protesters are taking part in the multi-day protest organized by "Occupy Wall Street" by camping out in near-by Zuccotti Park and marching through the financial district, demonstrating against collusion between the government and financial industry. The protests have now spread nationwide, even reaching the streets of Washington D.C. and Los Angeles.
New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera collected career save number 602 and broke the all time record for saves set by Trevor Hoffman at Yankee Stadium in New York City on September 19, 2011. The Yankees defeated the Twins 6-4.
Hundreds of Israelis and internationals shed their clothes at dawn on September 15, to pose nude for Spencer Tunick's first art project in Israel, "Naked Sea". The Dead Sea is the lowest point on earth and it's high salinity enables an unique flotation experience. The "Naked Sea" project hopes to raise awareness of the disappearing of the Dead Sea and help in the bid to become one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World. UPI/Debbie Hill
"Mad Men" took the honors for Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth straight year, with "Modern Family" grabbed the same award for Outstanding Comedy and two of the stars of "Mildred Pierce," Kate Winslet and Guy Pearce, grabbed acting accolades in this year's Emmy Awards, hosted by Jane Lynch from "Glee."
Tom Brady and the Patriots continued their dominance of the Chargers, the Packers managed to turn around an early deficit against the Panthers and the Jets dominated the Jaguars in just some of week two's action.
Fame doesn't necessarily come along with business acumen, as these famous failed entrepreneurial efforts show. Even the biggest names and brightest stars can close their restaurant's doors and discontinue their fashion lines.
U.S. President Barack Obama awarded Dakota Meyer, a former active duty Marine Corps Corporal, the Medal of Honor for his actions in battle in Afghanistan during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on September 15, 2011. Meyer was wounded as he made five trips to and from a battle zone to save 36 lives and bring back the bodies of four men.
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