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  • Can a Country Have Too Many Billionaires? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
    Carlos Slim

    A Morgan Stanley strategist has come up with a new yard-stick for national competitiveness: the billionaire indicator.

  • Why Rich Kids Hate Their Parents Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 10:08 AM ET

    Why do 70 percent of family businesses fail to pass successfully to the next generation? The answer are more emotional than financial.

  • Poll: The More You're Worth, the More You're for Romney Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

    According to a new poll from Spectrem Group, a majority of millionaire voters are likely to go for Mitt Romney. But it wasn't taxes that swayed them.

  • Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 | 11:29 PM ET
    Apple Store Upper Westside Manhattan

    Apple Stores stores take in more money per square foot than any other United States retailer. But most of Apple’s employees, who sell those iPhones and MacBooks enjoy little of that wealth. The New York Times reports.

  • $100,000 Income: No Big Deal Anymore Friday, 22 Jun 2012 | 1:48 PM ET

    Not only has standard inflation steadily eroded the real value of a $100,000 income, but the cost, of housing, health insurance and college tuition have risen dramatically in recent years.

  • Asia's Millionaire Count Passes North America's Tuesday, 19 Jun 2012 | 10:54 AM ET

    The United States is still No. 1 when it comes to the number of millionaires in a single country, but global wealth is continuing its movement eastward.

  • Handing money over

    A new study shows that charitable giving in America increased 4 percent last year, to $298.4 billion. But Americans gave only 1.9 percent of income to charity, down from previous levels.

  • The $500,000 Nadal Watch Is Now Sold Out Thursday, 14 Jun 2012 | 11:10 AM ET
    Richard Mille RM027 watch

    No wonder tennis star Rafa Nadal was so sad about losing his watch this week. The company that makes it is totally sold out of the product.

  • Is the Miami Mansion Boom Becoming a Bubble? Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 2:02 PM ET
    Miami, Florida

    Miami's high-end real-estate market is hot, but with wealthy foreign speculators providing the heat, a global stumble could cool it off in a hurry.

  • Beware the 'Fairy Tales' of Art, Wine and Jewels Tuesday, 12 Jun 2012 | 12:36 PM ET
    "Tete" carved by Italian sculptor and painter Amadeo Modigliani

    The wealthy have been turning to the concrete value of collectibles during the financial crisis. But some of the sector's stability is illusory.

  • If the CEO Owns a Yacht, Should You Sell the Stock? Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 1:43 PM ET

    In the past, investors rarely cared much about off-the-job spending by CEOs. But in the current climate, the yacht and Ferrari habits of CEOs may, indeed, be relevant to investors.

  • Manhattan's Five Best $30 Million-Plus Apartments Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    One 57 Manhattan

    High-end New York brokers were asked: If your client were spending $30 million or more, what five apartments would you show them?

  • Rich Kids Worry Money Will Strain Family Ties Thursday, 7 Jun 2012 | 4:19 PM ET
    Child with money

    A new study finds that a top concern for both wealth parents and their kids was the impact of wealth on their relationships.

  • Two women look at a jewelry display in a luxury shopping mall in Shanghai. Following in the footsteps of Japan, China has become the world's second-largest consumer of high-end fashion, accessories and luxury goods.

    Economic growth in China has created a voracious appetite for luxury goods. Now wealthy shoppers there are shunning labels they see as tainted by the common touch.

  • Ultra-Wealthy Are Shunning Stocks Monday, 4 Jun 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    Wealthy investors are shying away from U.S. stocks and putting more money into private companies, real-estate and commodities, according to a new study.

  • A Few Restaurant Tips for Mark Zuckerberg Friday, 1 Jun 2012 | 11:04 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    The Facebook billionaire raised Romans' ire when he failed to leave a tip at a posh restaurant.  But do Italians have different rules for Americans?

  • After two consecutive months of positive improvement, optimism of America’s wealthiest has dipped due to continued concerns about the economy and the job market.

  • America Lost 129,000 Millionaires in 2011 Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 11:59 AM ET

    A new report says America’s millionaire population declined last year for the first time since the 2008 crisis.

  • A Tale of Two Markets: Mega Homes Surge Thursday, 31 May 2012 | 10:07 AM ET
    Luxury Aspen Home

    From $16 million log mansions in Aspen to $90 million Manhattan penthouses, high-end real estate is defying the broader real-estate slump.

  • Income Gap Leads to a Luxury Gap Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:34 AM ET
    Prada Shopper

    As Asia cools and Europe’s middling wealthy hunker down, the super-rich are expected to be the prime movers in the market for luxury goods.

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