It seems like there's a new article ranking the rich and powerful every week. Not that that's problematic in itself. If anything there should be more lists demonstrating how far someone can go with little more than ingenuity, hard work, a fully broken system of capitalism, and maybe a wealthy family with connections.
The problem is that these articles tread upon well-worn ground. Top 10 Billionaires in the World? Most Powerful People in Tech? We've seen lists just like these for decades now. Recent features like Best Billionaires Under 40 have attempted to shake things up by getting more specific, but they need to go even further.
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