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The Rich Could Solve Student Hunger 163 Times With Last Year's Profit Alone

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

With the money they made in 2013 alone, the world's richest people could have paid to feed the world's hungry school kids 163 times over. In other wor...

Half Of The World's Richest People Come From Just 2 Families

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

Here's a fact that will make any liberal cringe. Seven of the 12 richest people in the world have names ending in Koch, Walton or Adelson, accordin...

10 Qualities Of The Richest Americans Over 50

Next Avenue | Donna Sapolin | Posted 09.27.2013 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Donna Sapolin Forbes recently came out with its 32nd annual listing of “The Forbes 400, The Richest People in Amer...

Richest 1 Percent Control 39 Percent Of World's Wealth

CNBC | Robert Frank | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

CNBC: The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow in the coming years, according to a ...

America's Top 10 Greediest People of 2012

Sam Pizzigati | Posted 03.10.2013 | Business
Sam Pizzigati

Year in and year out, these greedy grab ungodly rewards for their own labor -- and deny their employees anything close to decent compensation for theirs.

Binders Full of Chinese Women

John Wagner Givens | Posted 12.22.2012 | Business
John Wagner Givens

Do women in China really do that much better relative to their American counterparts?

Richest Self-Made Women In America

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Small Business

Women have helped build some of the biggest companies in America, and they have the bank accounts to show for it. A look at some of the nation's femal...

The Richest People In America

Forbes | Luisa Kroll and Kerry A. Dolan | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business

Forbes launched its definitive ranking of the nation’s superrich in 1982. Back then the price of admission into this most exclusive of clubs was a m...

10 Things Billionaires Don't Want You To Know

Linda McQuaig | Posted 07.30.2012 | Books
Linda McQuaig

If today's rich have shown unusual talent, it's mostly been a talent for rigging the rules in their own favor. So let's take a quick look at ten billionaires and some things they probably don't want you to know about them.

Millionaires Can Rest Easy, Buffett Rule Still Has Loopholes To Exploit

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 04.16.2012 | Business

President Obama's so-called Buffett Rule is supposed to make certain that top-earning Americans don't pay taxes at lower rates than their assistants. ...

Money Study Compares Compassion Of Rich, Poor

| Daisy Grewal | Posted 04.11.2012 | Science

Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s tempting to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely y...

What One Percenters Are Worried About

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.14.2012 | Business

Worried about losing your job? Afraid you'll hit retirement age with nothing in the bank? The richest people in America apparently feel your pain. ...

Russia's Oligarchs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The financial crisis dealt a blow to the upper crust of Russia's financial elite last year, diminishing the worth of the country's 10 richest tycoons ...

Forbes 400 List: Forbes Releases Names Of America's Richest People

Forbes | Edited by Matthew Miller and Duncan Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The rich haven't gotten richer--or poorer--this year. The price of admission to this, the 27th edition of The Forbes 400, is $1.3 billion for the seco...

Do You Know Who's The Richest Person In Your Town?

Business Week | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Have you ever wondered who the richest man in town is? W. Randall Jones has. The former magazine executive found himself in a country club near his ho...