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Stories in the category Top one percent

How tightknit is the NBA billionaires club?

By Laurie Bennett

April 30, 2014 at 7:34am

So now it boils down to a test of billionaires.

Where billionaires meet: the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

By Laurie Bennett

April 27, 2014 at 8:34am

Chaired by billionaire Leonard Lauder and founded by his late wife, Evelyn, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation is one of the most connected nonprofits in New York.

Tesla vs. the auto dealers

By Laurie Bennett

April 14, 2014 at 7:49am

Count American auto dealers among those who have a problem with serial entrepreneur Elon Musk.

Charter schools: the Walton family’s favorite cause

By Laurie Bennett

April 7, 2014 at 7:26am

However crowded the Muckety map below might appear, its message is simple.

Patricia Altschul’s moneyed connections

By Laurie Bennett

April 2, 2014 at 8:45am

One of the most visited profiles on Muckety in recent weeks has been that of socialite Patricia Altschul.

Paths of Soros and Pawlenty cross at e-commerce company

By Laurie Bennett

March 21, 2014 at 11:21am

Business can make for strange political bedfellows.

Rubenstein becomes co-chair of Brookings

By Muckety

March 19, 2014 at 3:17pm

David M. Rubenstein, billionaire co-founder of the Carlyle Group, has been named co-chairman of the Brookings Institution.

Warren Buffett, the congressman’s son

By Laurie Bennett

March 19, 2014 at 8:10am

Warren Buffett so embodies the down-to-earth, self-made success story that it’s easy to forget he was born to privilege.

William Clay Ford dies

By Muckety

March 9, 2014 at 2:59pm

William Clay Ford, owner of the Detroit Lions and former vice chairman of Ford Motor, has died at age 88.

Icahn says eBay directors have conflicts of interest

By Laurie Bennett

February 24, 2014 at 12:48pm

Investor Carl Icahn has called for the resignations of two eBay directors because of conflicting business interests.

Pete Seeger was an elite in one way

By Laurie Bennett

January 28, 2014 at 5:47pm

Pete Seeger, who died Monday at age 94, always spoke for the disadvantaged.

David Rubenstein’s paper trail

By Laurie Bennett

December 2, 2013 at 8:06am

Among the curios recently acquired by private equity billionaire David Rubenstein: the world’s most expensive book.

Skakel family spends fortune on trial, appeal

By Laurie Bennett

November 20, 2013 at 7:25am

The family of Michael Skakel, a Kennedy cousin convicted of murder, has spent millions trying to free him.

ALEC, SPN and the Kochs

By Laurie Bennett

November 14, 2013 at 8:19am

A new report by the liberal Center for Media and Democracy examines Koch influence at the state level.

High-end art isn’t an economic indicator

By Laurie Bennett

November 13, 2013 at 8:59am

The art world set another record Tuesday with an auction price of $142.4 million for a 1969 Francis Bacon triptych.

Report: billionaires collect farm subsidies

By Laurie Bennett

November 7, 2013 at 10:49am

Fifty billionaires were direct or indirect recipients of farm subsidies, according to a report by the nonprofit Environmental Working Group.

Off the ballfield, a win and a loss for Ricketts

By Laurie Bennett

November 6, 2013 at 7:27am

Billionaire Joe Ricketts, who has turned his attentions to politics in recent years, saw mixed results Tuesday.

The resilience of Steven Cohen

By Laurie Bennett

November 5, 2013 at 8:59am

Few companies could survive a guilty plea to insider trading charges, a $1.2 billion penalty and a ban on handling outsiders’ money.

Walton records can never be erased

By Laurie Bennett

October 28, 2013 at 7:00am

Here’s an exercise in futility: Wal-Mart heir Alice Walton is asking that the record of her 2011 arrest in Texas for driving while intoxicated be expunged.

Charting the top and the bottom of the food chain

By Laurie Bennett

October 17, 2013 at 7:51am

Two reports issued this week detailed the extent to which fast-food companies rely on the U.S. taxpayers to supplement workers’ low wages.



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