How intense was the boom and bust cycle that buried the original dot com bubble investors and entrepreneurs under a mountain-high pile of exploded company tchotchkes, shredded stock option agreements, and abandoned Kozmo messenger bags? Consider this: At the peak of the fun, the Nasdaq composite hit 5,000 for the first time. Today, it just made it back. It took 15 years. (That’s about how long I’ve been waiting for my Webvan delivery.)

+ Highlights from the Forbes 2015 billionaires list. Gates is still on top, Michael Jordan made the list, and there are 1,826 billionaires.