Richest person in Florida goes after Bitcoin

From The Tampa Bay Times: “Thomas Peterffy, listed by Forbes as the world’s richest billionaires living in Florida, took out a full-page ad in the Wall Street Journal Wednesday to go after Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies. Peterffy, who made his fortune in the discount brokerage business, is atop the annual Forbes list of the world’s richest billionaires who declare they are residents of Florida … Click here to read more

Forbes: Don’t rebuild the Florida Keys

“There is just one problem in this zeal to redevelop the islands: The Next Storm. The Keys—like much of south Florida’s waterfront—are sitting ducks. They have been ravaged in the past by major storms, and will be flattened again with greater frequency in the future. They are not meant to be an axle of human habitation … Click here to read more

Forbes: These are Florida’s 20 richest billionaires

From The South Florida Business Journal: “The Sunshine State is home to 51 of the world’s 2,043 billionaires, according to Forbes’ 31st Annual World’s Billionaires List, released Monday.” [#18 on the Florida list is George Lindemann & Family, current net worth $3.4B, known here in Martin County for their Lake Point rockpit lawsuits.] … Click here to read more

Monster alligator spotted in Florida could set new record

From Forbes: “The alligator caught on video at the Circle B Bar Nature Reserve in Lakeland has since gone viral on Facebook and elsewhere online, leading to the inevitable charges of fakery. But locals told a Tampa Bay television station that the humongous male has been around for years … Click here to read more

JI’s Tiger ranked No.7 on Forbes first-ever list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities

[This story appears in the December 30, 2016 issue of Forbes.] “Golfer Tiger Woods ranked No. 7 on Forbes first-ever list of America’s Wealthiest Celebrities with an estimated net worth of $740 million. Woods has several major assets to his name. His biggest physical asset is his $60 million, 10-acre property he bought in 2007 in Jupiter Island … Click here to read more

Forbes: Hollywood’s Virtual Reality Guru Looks East

“Jupiter Islander John Textor, who bought James Cameron’s visual effects company Digital Domain in 2006, is a futurist who admits to being ahead of his time with his previous virtual reality (VR) investments. ‘I’m pathetically ahead of the curve … Click here to read more

Forbes: 20 outrageous mansions owned by modern sports legends; Tiger’s JI home is #1

“Woods’ 16,127-square-foot Jupiter Island mansion is reportedly worth $60 million, the ultimate game changer home … Click here to read more Tiger Woods on Forbes’ List of Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40

“Forbes released its inaugural America’s Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 List, and Jupiter Island resident Tiger Woods ranked No. 26 with an estimated net worth of $700 million. Woods, who won’t be on the list again since he’ll turn 40 on Dec. 30, is the only athlete in the top 40. … Click here to read more

Jupiter Island’s Tiger is #6 on Forbes list of ‘The World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes 2014’

Tiger Woods underwent back surgery at the end of March that sidelined him for the Masters for the first time since 1994. This was the latest bump in the road in Wood’s quest to break Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major titles. … Click here to read more

Tiger again tops Forbes list of world’s highest-paid athletes

Jupiter Island’s Tiger Woods has regained his spot as the world’s top-earning athlete.Tiger’s resurgence on the links boosted his prize money over the last 12 months to $13.1 million, double his total from the prior year. There is a significant turnover in the Forbes top 100 list this year with 40 new names making the cut. … Click here to read more

Forbes 2013 Billionaires List: 31 Florida residents among world’s richest

#1107 on the newly released Forbes’ 2013 Billionaires list is Charlotte Colket Weber, Campbell’s Soup heiress and Jupiter Island homeowner, who also remains the richest woman in Florida, with a net worth of $1.3B as of March 2013. … Click here to read more