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Stories in the category Top one percent

Twitter stakeholders brace for IPO

By Laurie Bennett

October 4, 2013 at 10:18am

By Thanksgiving, Evan Williams may be a bona fide billionaire, with the value of his stake in Twitter backed up by real prices on a public exchange, rather than in-house estimates.

Beanie Babies billionaire faces prison term

By Laurie Bennett

October 3, 2013 at 8:46am

When you’re worth an estimated $2.6 billion, why try to dodge a measly $5.6 million in taxes?

SCOTUS case could permit more campaign money from elites

By Laurie Bennett

October 2, 2013 at 8:26am

The Supreme Court will hear a case next week that could open the gates to greater political influence for the wealthiest Americans.

Another lawsuit for the Perelmans

By Laurie Bennett

September 30, 2013 at 6:10am

You have to wonder if there’s a litigious gene in the Perelman family.

The NFL - owned by billionaires, led by millionaires, financed by the public

By Laurie Bennett

September 24, 2013 at 9:16am

National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell makes $30 million a year as a nonprofit CEO.

George Soros weds for third time

By Laurie Bennett

September 22, 2013 at 9:52am

It was described as a “small wedding,” but anyone who glimpsed even a partial guest list might mistake it for an international summit.

Carl Icahn: A voice for the huddled masses

By Muckety

September 19, 2013 at 8:35am

It’s a leap to see billionaire Carl Icahn as a representative of the common man.

The many funding paths of Freedom Partners

By Laurie Bennett

September 14, 2013 at 8:23am

Politico published a jolting story this week about the political spending of a relatively unknown group called Freedom Partners.

Arvest - the Walton family bank

By Laurie Bennett

September 8, 2013 at 8:48am

In addition to overseeing the world’s largest company, the Walton family, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, have built a significant sideline in the banking sector.

The Carnegie legacy

By Laurie Bennett

September 6, 2013 at 8:59am

Andrew Carnegie, one of the wealthiest Americans in history, retired with a plan.

Money, brains and the Roosevelts

By Laurie Bennett

September 3, 2013 at 11:44am

Is it better to be rich or to be smart?

Kochs won’t buy Tribune papers

By Muckety

August 23, 2013 at 5:30am

The Koch brothers have decided not to pursue acquisition of Tribune Company newspapers.

Darrell Issa richest in Congress

By Laurie Bennett

August 20, 2013 at 5:39am

With a fortune of at least $355 million, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) is the richest member of Congress, according to the latest ranking from The Hill.

Private investors underwrote ‘The Butler’

By Laurie Bennett

August 17, 2013 at 6:38am

“The Butler” reached movie screens this week not because a Hollywood studio saw its potential, but because a group of wealthy individuals did.

Cory Booker, well-funded entrepreneur

By Laurie Bennett

August 8, 2013 at 8:48am

If national politics were college sports, a startup called Waywire might well be banned as a booster.

Rich guys and newspapers

By Laurie Bennett

August 6, 2013 at 6:42am

It used to be that newspaper barons got rich after they bought the papers.

New York Times sells the Boston Globe

By Laurie Bennett

August 3, 2013 at 8:10am

Red Sox owner John Henry has purchased the Boston Globe.

Hedge fund S.A.C. Advisors indicted for insider trading

By Laurie Bennett

July 25, 2013 at 11:01am

A federal grand jury has charged S.A.C. Capital Advisors, one of the nation’s largest hedge funds, with fraud related to insider trading.

Big ideas and big money mingle in Aspen

By Laurie Bennett

June 28, 2013 at 7:11am

The Aspen Ideas Festival, convened in the Colorado Rockies each summer for the last nine years, has grown into a domestic Davos.



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