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And The World's Wealthiest Person Is...

Forbes | Luisa Kroll and Kerry Dolan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Business

This year Forbes has uncovered a record 1,426 billionaires. That is 200 more than we found in 2012, another record breaking year. It’s also nearly t...

Christina Wilkie

Polo Ponies, Vacation Homes, Art Collections: What The Wealthy Label 'Small Businesses' On Their Taxes

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.18.2012 | Small Business

WASHINGTON -- Polo ponies, vineyards in Napa Valley and racing yachts are some of the trappings of the ultra-wealthy all over the world. But in the U....

Billionaires Winning, Millionaires Losing

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business

By John O'Callaghan SINGAPORE, Sept 17 (Reuters) - Many millionaires got poorer in the last year, but billionaires did just fine, usin...

Now's The Time To Buy That Jet You've Always Dreamed Of

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.31.2012 | Business

Want to be fly like a G6? Now may be the right time to get into the market. The trade-in value for private jets has declined by as much as 50 perc...

Everything You Wanted To Know About Millionaires But Were Afraid To Ask

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.24.2012 | Business

Not all millionaires sport a top hat, monocle and cane, but it turns out lots have one thing in common: They don’t feel wealthy. More than one-qu...

United States Losing Millionaires As China, India Gain Them, Study Shows

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.31.2012 | Money

The number of rich people in the United States is declining, even as the number of millionaires elsewhere in the world grows, according to a new study...

Occupy Wall Street Is the Tip of the Iceberg

Eugene Linden | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics
Eugene Linden

We may be approaching that point where the wage gap cannot continue to widen. Will these protests continue to swell and force politicians to act? If they do, what will they give the voters?

Friday Talking Points -- Phony Vacation Outrage

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

President Obama is on vacation. This fact is being subject to ridicule from Republicans, and their enablers in the media. Which has prompted me to -- in the fashion of Bill Maher -- come up with a New Rule.

Tax Cuts Hurt My Gut

Fred Rotondaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Fred Rotondaro

George Pataki is arguing that the rich should not be "punished for their hard work and success" and says the ultra rich stimulate the economy and create jobs. Hogwash.

Getting Out the Youth Vote: Tell Them What Republican Plans to End Net Neutrality Will Feel Like

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

In January, 2011, the Koch Boys and their rightwing ultra-rich comrades will gather for a secret meeting to discuss what to do with the Congress they just purchased. First on the agenda: kill and bury net neutrality.

I'm Sick of Hearing About the Poor, Poor Millionaires

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats have to get over their knee-jerk reaction to being labeled "tax and spenders" by their opposition. If higher taxes for millionaires are the way to pay for healthcare reform, then let everyone know it, and know why.