Inside Wealth


  • What Does It Take to Feel Wealthy? Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 10:49 AM ET

    A new study finds that millionaires who don't feel wealthy need at least $5 million in invesitble assets to feel wealthy.

  • Europe's Royals Tighten Their Belts (A Bit) Thursday, 19 Jul 2012 | 10:17 AM ET
    King Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain.

    Many of Europe's royal families are feeling a pinch of the austerity sweeping the continent as it deals with its debt crisis.

  • No Sign of Hidden Cash for Vanishing Millionaire Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 3:59 PM ET
    Guma Aguiar

    An audit of missing millionaire Guma Aguiar’s finances has found little evidence that he hid cash or “tunneled out” part of his fortune before his disappearance, an attorney says.

  • Forcing the Rich to Bail Out Europe Wednesday, 18 Jul 2012 | 11:09 AM ET
    EU building flags brussels

    A new plan calls for the wealthiest Europeans to pay a one-time 10 percent wealth tax and "forced loans" to governments. Could it work?

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    The new mortgage granted to Facebook's maximum leader is symptomatic of how inequality is a slippery slope.

  • Church Street Marketplace. Burlington, VT

    Smaller businesses that want to cut the costs of health insurance for their employees are using captive insurers to save money on premiums but also to reduce income taxes and transfer money to heirs free of estate tax.

  • No Such Thing as the Self-Made Rich? Monday, 16 Jul 2012 | 10:14 AM ET
    Barack Obama

    In a speech last week, President Obama  said that government, rather than self-determinism, creates the foundation of large wealth in America.

  • The Rich, Very Rich, and, Now, the 'Volatile' Rich Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 12:25 PM ET

    An analysis of earnings data shows that the super-rich make more of their income from one-time capital gains, and are more vulnerable to income shocks that those making $1 milllion or more a year.

  • Wealthy Homeowners Brace for 'Mansion Cliff' Friday, 13 Jul 2012 | 10:09 AM ET

    A growing number of wealthy homeowners are racing to sell before the fiscal cliff of 2013. That could weaken the important luxury home market.

  • Poll: The Rich Deserve Their Wealth Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 9:52 AM ET
    House Party

    Despite the populist rhetoric surrounding the election, polls show that Americans still have a largely positive view of the wealthy -- and that hasn't changed in years.

  • The World’s Most Expensive Car Crash Thursday, 12 Jul 2012 | 8:45 AM ET

    The crash of a $30 million Ferrari shows that collectible car owners might be advised to keep their investments in their garage.

  • Britain's Tetrapak Heir Arrested in Wife's Death Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 11:31 AM ET
    Hans and Eva Rausing

    Hans Kristian Rausing, who inherited a fortune made from drink containers, is being held in a death called "unexplained."

  • The Billionaire Who Stopped Giving Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 5:59 PM ET

    Billionaire Charles "Chuck" Feeney has closed up his charitable foundation -- after giving away $6 billion and fullfilling his promise to "give while living."

  • Qatar: Speak Softly and Corner the Luxury Market Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 5:35 PM ET
    Sheik Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabber Al Thani

    Bolstering their profile on the international scene, the tiny emirate of Qatar is quietly asserting itself politically while investing heavily in posh real estate and luxury goods companies.

  • 1% Feuds: The Hampton Helicopter Spat Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 1:46 PM ET

    Already being sued by fellow billionaire and business partner Ronald Perelman, Ira Rennert is now under attack from neighbors in the Hamptons who say his helicopter is too big.

  • In Maryland, Higher Taxes Chase Out Rich: Study Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 5:13 PM ET
    Martin O'Malley (D)

    A new report says boosting taxes on high earners has chased residents out of Maryland and cost the state revenue.

  • Guys, Would You Stress Over a Millionaire Wife? Monday, 9 Jul 2012 | 3:32 PM ET

    A new study says women who are the main breadwinners in their households feel more tension in their relationship those who make less than their man.

  • A family limited partnership was once an esoteric way for wealthy families to centralize the management of real estate and cash. But this is not a normal tax year.

  • Does Money Really Make You Meaner? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET

    Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.

  • Once the symbol of corporate power, skyscraper have become the default setting for luxury living, allowing developers to spread their risk around both office and residential markets.


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