May 2, 2013
Ranking billionaires is increasingly to Forbes what ranking colleges is to USN&WR: a raison d'etre.
After all, billionaires get a lot of coverage in the press. According to the NYTimes.com website's search engine, the New York Times has posted 7,590 articles containing "billionaire" over just the last 30 days.
Similarly, Jewish topics are of great interest to the press. The New York Times' search engine says the Grey Lady of journalism has posted 11,000 articles containing "Jewish" over the last 30 days.
Now, you might think that therefore Jewish billionaires would be a particularly interesting subject for the mainstream American press. After all, the Forbes Israel cover story of a couple of weeks ago counting Jewish billionaires has proven enthralling to the American Jewish press and to the Israeli press.
But, a Google search on
forbes israel jewish billionaires
turns up distinctly limited coverage. Here's the first page from the main Google search engine (i.e., not Google News, but plain old Google Web):
By Steve Sailer on 5/02/2013