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Playing Catch-Up With The Economy
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Playing Catch-Up With The Economy


Article first published in Forbes Monaco July 2022/ August 22. “There is a catch-up phenomenon,” said Jean-Luc Biamonti, CEO of Société des Bains de Mer (SBM). At the end of May he announced the “numbers are very good” for Monaco’s largest private employer. “After losses, we are announcing profits.” SBM’s hotel revenue and growth in rental activities…

A Playground For EVs

A Playground For EVs


Article firts published in Forbes Monaco May / June 2022. Motor Racing is one of my passions. I could never have imagined that I would one day become business partners with Emerson Fittipaldi, who held the record as the youngest Formula One World Champion for 33 years, or that I would be racing around the streets of Miami with four-time Indy 500 Champion Helio Castroneves when he bought his first…

It's A Date: Crypto Gala Returns In March

It's A Date: Crypto Gala Returns In March


When we brought the biggest names in crypto to Monaco for the 1st annual Forbes Monaco Crypto & Art Gala in November, we had no idea how wildly successful the invitation-only event would be. Dustin Plantholt, host of the bitcoin.com podcast, moderated a discussion over dinner with the world’s leading experts in cryptocurrency, including former Atari Chain CEO Frederic Chesnais who…

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CEO Forbes Monaco Luiz Costa Macambira

No Dialing Back

Article first published in Forbes Monaco March/April 2021 issue. With all the hype about Monaco’s new fi ber optic launch, I’ve been reminiscent of my offi ce back in Miami some 20 years ago. I had just installed the then…


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Who wants To Be a Cryptonaire?

Who wants To Be a Cryptonaire?

The buzz word around the Monaco community is “cryptocurrency.” Everyone is talking about it. And it would be hard not to as it is one of the most relevant topics of nearly every family office summit in Monaco, the new “Age…


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Fit For A Prince

Fit For A Prince

We all remember, July 12, 2005. The 3-month mourning period of Prince Rainier had ended and Prince Albert officially stepped in as Sovereign with a go-getting speech outlining his vision for Monaco and its people. “To produce…


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Sleepwalking Through Covid-19: Time To Wake Up Civil Liberty

Sleepwalking Through Covid-19: Time To Wake Up Civil Liberty

On March 17 in Monaco, we were suddenly forced to accept restrictions of basic freedoms. Previously unimaginable, the liberty of leaving the house, going to a café or running a business was quashed as the worst public health emergency…


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Monaco

When Billionaires Social Distance

As my father was an epidemiologist and renowned professor of infectious diseases, I cannot help but to bring some sense of context in the midst of the COVID-19 epidemic and its consequences on the world economy. According to the Centers…


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Monaco Port

What Monaco Wants

Unfathomable that we’ve produced 6 issues since our launch at the Yacht Club in November 2018 when we unveiled our first Forbes Monaco cover, which honored Shanu S.P. Hinduja, whose family ranks as the 65th richest in the…


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Port Monaco

Size Matters in Monaco

We have entered a new era of luxury. The gigayacht. A recent ranking by Bloomberg of countries with the most superyachts within two miles of their coastlines between April 15 and April 18 2019 revealed that the U.S. topped the list with…


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One Monte Carlo SBM Monaco

Being Unique

There are few surprises on this year’s most valuable brands list (see p. 13) as five of the top companies have long been the kings of capitalism. They have perfected the art of strategizing to attract and hold on to customers. Over…


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Monaco Grand Prix 2019

Monaco Grand Prix: It’s In Our Genes

Motor racing is a lifelong passion of mine. Coming from a country that has produced many racecar drivers, some iconic, I guess this passion developed naturally. I can recall as early as my teens, back in 1974, how exciting it was…


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Chinese President Prince Albert Monaco

A Milestone For Monaco

The first ever visit to Monaco by a Chinese head of state on March 24 was historic, marking the deepened political trust and unique cooperation between the two countries since diplomatic ties began in 1934. The images of President Xi Jinping’s…


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Forbes Monaco first issue cover Hinduja

Progress Checker: Then Vs. Now

The idea for a Monaco edition of Forbes came into play around the time the iconic title celebrated its centennial in September 2017. In his editorial “The First 100 Years,” Steve Forbes, Chairman and Editor-in-Chief…


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Publishers Luiz F. Costa Macambira and  Pierre-Antoine Racine

A Blueprint to Living the “Forbes Life”

EACH OF US has a wildly different idea of what makes Monaco unequivocally magical, but, whatever your expectations, it’s pretty near impossible not to fall in love with this tiny Principality. Whether it’s watching one of the…


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Leaders Of The Pack

Leaders Of The Pack

The Whole Monaco Package

The Whole Monaco Package

Motor Racing Legends And The Ride Of Their Lives

Motor Racing Legends And The Ride Of Their Lives

Cover Girl

Monaco photographer gets candid about taking the perfect shot.