21 Jun '11, 8pm

10 Famous Businesspeople Who Benefited From Nepotism

10 Famous Businesspeople Who Benefited From Nepotism

Nepotism is a nasty business, especially because it’s hard to imagine we’d behave much differently given the same chances. At the blue collar level, when friends hire friends or a father expects his children to join the family business, we often believe it’s a sign of strong family values, not unethical or slimy business. But at the executive level — where millions and billions of dollars can be earned — favors are made in secret. It might be tempting to help your children or siblings get a great job, but in the public eye, it’s shameful. Here are 10 famous businesspeople who’ve at least been suspected of benefiting from the ugly game. 1. Forbes family In a recent article about nepotism, Forbes.com admitted to promoting a culture of nepotism within its own executive echelon (granted, the title of the article was, “Is Nepotism So Bad?”). The magazine was founded by B.C. For...

Full article: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2011/06/22/10-famous-busines...

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