Billionaire Book Club
EPIGRAMS, APERÇUS, bon mots: just a few of the other things that members of The Forbes 400—three of whom have published books recently—are good at.
frozen-food mogul $3.9 billion) penned a novel,
a picaresque tale of a man who must confront his past to help his grandson contend with his own problems. rich doesn’t need royalties; he’s donating all proceeds to disabled-veterans’ organizations. (net worth:
Hyatt heiress ($1.9 billion), an ordained lama in the tibetan Buddhist tradition (and writing as “lama tsomo”), recently published a guide to the faith for Westerners:
the book features a foreword by His Holiness himself and cites such contemporary philosophers as louis c.k. maybe why he’s always smiling.
Nike founder ($24 billion) has published a memoir of the swoosh’s early days when knight just did it—borrowing a mere $50 from his father to begin importing footwear from Japan and selling it out of the trunk of his car.