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  • Luxury Shopping a Sign of Poland's Growing Wealth Wednesday, 30 May 2012 | 11:46 AM ET
    Castle Square in Warsaw old town, 30th July 2010. (Photo by Luis Davilla/Cover/Getty Images)

    Millionaires are still rare in Poland, but  luxe goods are no longer a rare sight in Warsaw's shops and streets.

  • 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.

  • The Manic Incomes of the New York Rich Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 4:42 PM ET
    Manhattan skyline

    New York State takes 40 percent of its tax revenues on its One Percent, whose own incomes depend on a volatile stock market.

  • The Mass Migration of the Super-Rich Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Switzerland

    Whether it’s wealthy French or Americans fleeing the prospect of higher taxes or wealthy Russians and Chinese trying to escape political uncertainty, millionaires and billionaires around the world are migrating like never before, according to government statistics and relocation experts.

  • Winemaking Lures the Wealthy, But Not With Profits Monday, 28 May 2012 | 9:08 AM ET
    The 2012 Premiere Napa Valley Trade Auction at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in Helena, CA.

    People who made fortunes in profitable industries define success in the winemaking business as breaking even.

  • The Shortage of Women Billionaires Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    According to Forbes, only 8.5 percent of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women.  Why aren't there more?

  • A Wealthy Guardian Angel Lands at Indy 500 Friday, 25 May 2012 | 12:09 PM ET
    Willis "Wink" Hartman

    Willis "Wink" Hartman, a millionaire Kansas oilman and serial philanthropist, helped turn an Indy racing team around.

  • Rich Tax Exiles Labeled 'Heroes' and 'Tax Dodgers' Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 4:53 PM ET
    Sen. Chuch Schumer

    Sen. Chuck Schumer's disapproval of Eduardo Saverin's move to Singapore has led several commentators and pundits to praise Saverin for taking a stand against the U.S. tax code.

  • Where Do the Happiest Millionaires Live? Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 2:15 PM ET
    Malaysia skyline

    A recent survey of 2,800 millionaires across the region, conducted by Scorpio Partnership, a global wealth-management consultancy, shows that high net worth individuals, especially those living in India and Indonesia, are the happiest, and most optimistic about growing their fortune.

  • Insecurity Touches the Tycoons of Greece Thursday, 24 May 2012 | 9:57 AM ET

    Whether shipping magnates or oligarchs of oil, gas, media and banking, wealthy Greeks are mainly keeping their heads down.

  • Is the Luxury Boom About to End? Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 6:37 PM ET
    Tiffany Gift Box

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  • Australian Becomes World’s Richest Woman, Mag Says Wednesday, 23 May 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    Gina Rinehart, chairwoman of Hancock Prospecting Pty., attends the Commonwealth Business Forum in Perth, Australia, on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2011.

    According to Australia's BRW magazine, mining magnate Gina Rinehart’s net worth is now $28.5 billion. That tops WalMart heiress Christy Walton’s $26 billion pile.

  • How to Marry a Chinese Billionaire Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:27 PM ET

    In China, more than 2,800 women gathered to meet, and possibly marry, a group of 11 men purportedly worth a billion yuan.

  • 'I Got Zucked!'—Sudden Wealth Losses Of the Rich Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp.

    While Mark Zuckerberg’s daily wealth gyrations may be new, the phenomena of sudden wealth loss is not.  It is now part of the world of wealth, where a growing number of personal fortunes are made and lost in the volatile stock market.

  • Fine Art Stashed in Tax-Free Ports Worries Insurers Monday, 21 May 2012 | 3:51 PM ET
    Sotheby's staff carry away the Edouard Manet painting entitled 'Portrait De Manet Par Lui-Meme, en Buste' (Manet A La Palette) ('Self-Portrait with a Palette') after it was auctioned at Sotheby's in London on June 22, 2010 where it fetched 20,000,000GBP.

    The majority of the world’s art that is not on display, either in museums or private residences, is stored in a small number of tax-free ports across the globe, mainly in Switzerland.

  • Zuckerberg Loses $6.4 Billion (on Paper) Monday, 21 May 2012 | 12:34 PM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg

    By the time the stock closed near its opening price of $38, his holdings were worth more like $20.3 billion. Paper losses like Zuckerberg’s are not uncommon when an individual’s net worth is so closely tied to a single stock—and a volatile one at that.

  • One 57 Manhattan

    A mystery buyer has agreed to pay a record price in New York of more than $90 million for the duplex penthouse at a Midtown tower, the building’s developer said Thursday.

  • Reticent Rich: Preferred Style in Silicon Valley Friday, 18 May 2012 | 2:57 PM ET
    Silicon Valley, California

    Here in one of the richest corners of the country, the tech elite display an ambivalent, sometimes contradictory approach to wealth. Money is a measure of the power of the companies that entrepreneurs have built, rather than a thing to display.

  • Mark Zuckerberg

    The freshly minted tech millionaires and billionaires of Silicon Valley, including those benefitting from Facebook’s IPO today, are selling stock earlier and in larger numbers than previous generations of tech tycoons.

  • For High End Real Estate, London Rules the Roost Friday, 18 May 2012 | 9:57 AM ET
    Big Ben

    London prices have risen 45 per cent over the past three years, compared to only 15 per cent in Geneva, 17 per cent in Paris and 10 per cent in New York, making London ever more expensive (and desirable) than its western peers.