Bil­lion­aire Book Club

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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.

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