Wealth Inside Wealth


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Willis "Wink" Hartman

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Tiffany Gift Box

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  • 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.

  • chinese wedding couple_200.jpg

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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