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  • Millions of American kids will arrive home this month from the country’s roughly 7,000 overnight camps, full of stories about the traditional activities like archery, crafts and waterskiing and the questionable pleasures of bug juice and bunk beds. The summer retreats we feature here break that mold, offering campers organic food, golf lessons from PGA pros, and jaunts to New York City for cooking classes, and the odd shopping trip to FAO Schwartz. Their parents pay for the perks. In 2011, the a

    Millions of American kids will arrive home this month full of stories about traditional activities like archery and swimming. The summer retreats we feature here break that mold.

  • Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue performs at Le Zenith on June 18, 2012 in Paris, France.

    In a time when musicians made an average of about $34,000 off their music before deducting  touring and recording expenses, rock stars have begun expanding their brands.

  • Eric Hovde (R) Wisconsin is interviewed at Roll Call headquarters in Washington, D.C.

    A trio of wealthy political neophytes has roiled Republican Senate primary races, using personal fortunes to highlight their business backgrounds.

  • A private beachfront family compound in Carpinteria, California.

    Falling prices for mansions have sparked a new wave of deals in the market for $1 million-plus homes. Will it continue?

  • For some well-heeled travelers, Pratesi linens and Carrara marble are what defines a luxury hotel stay. But an increasing number of haute hotels now offer something more than high thread counts and luxe surfaces: themed suites that promise both shut-eye and eye-popping escapism. “People are searching for that ‘Wow’ factor,” says Nancy Novogrod, editor-in-chief of Travel + Leisure. “These are people who have seen a lot, and they want something to surprise and delight them – to experience a break

    An increasing number of haute hotels now offer something beyond mere refinement: themed suites that promise both shut-eye and eye-popping escapism.

  • Mark Pincus, founder and chief executive officer of Zynga Game Network Inc.

    The recent decline in social-media stocks has shaved billions off the fortunes of company founders. But some took money off the table before the plunge.

  • Mitt Romney

    The value of the 20 percent tax cut for richer Americans would exceed the gains they get from popular tax breaks that Romney would chop.

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  • Eduardo Saverin, co-founder of Facebook

    The Facebook co-founder who renounced his U.S. citizenship has an estimated net worth of $2.2 billion.

  • Shoppers look at handbags at a Coach store in Pasadena, California.

    The wealthy are often the “first in and first out” of recessions, taking the initial risk and seeing the earliest signs of light, but the volatility of the markets has the ultra wealthy

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    For those who can afford the $1,600 fare, getting to the Olympics means a quick ride on a yacht up the Thames.

  • Ballot Box

    A Gallup poll shows that taxing wealthy Americans doesn't even rank among the top 10 issues for American voters in November.

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    Lower mortgage rates help all homeowners, but those with the highest monthly payments benefit most, and can afford to refinance repeatedly.

  • The businessman Eike Batista of IMX group.

    Brazilian billionaire Eike Batista lost $6 billion in 48 hours in this summer. That may be a record for speed and dollar amount, even among today's High-Beta Rich.

  • A shopper carries Saks Fifth Avenue bags up Fifth Avenue in New York City.

    The economy needs the kick-start of high-earners buying luxury goods, but a new survey says  rich consumers are no more confident than the rest of us.

  • Azzam Super Yacht

    A new 590-foot yacht under construction in Germany will be the world's largest. But the owner's identity remains a mystery.

  • Congressional Budget Director Elmendorf Testifies During Joint Deficit Reduction Committee Hearing

    The prospect of expiring U.S. tax cuts makes 2012 an opportune time for wealthy families to sell their businesses, but a host of obstacles will likely prevent a flood of deals

  • The world’s super yachts are some of the biggest and most expensive toys of the super rich. Which super yachts rank as the largest in 2013? Click ahead to find out!

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    Rafalca, a 15-year-old mare from Germany, is owned in part by Ann Romney, wife of the presumptive Republican candidate for president, and represents an unusual collision of national politics and the Olympics.

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    Those earning incomes in the top one percent (like many Americans) rank themselves much lower than their actual position, and worry that the wealthy have "too much influence."

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