When the middle-class millionaire wants to wow her, he buys a diamond. Only the millionaire buys the rarest stone, one no one else will have.
On his travels, the millionaire goes where no one can find him–to an exclusive island resort featuring $185,000 fractional memberships in luxury vacation homes.
And at home, he relaxes not before the plasma TV but in his $150,000 yoga room where he receives massages while gazing at a Japanese-inspired garden outside.
Bill Gates is now only the third richest man with a net worth of $58 billion. Mexican telecom mogul, Carlos Slim HelÃº, trumps Gates by $2 billion.
Had Microsoft not made an unsolicited bid for Yahoo!, Gates would have kept the number one spot, which is now filled by Warren Buffet.
Naturally, the list had no shortage of Andrei’s, Sergei’s or Dimitri’s. However, it only places three Russian billionaires in the top 20.
Oleg Deripaska, Roman Abramovich, and Alexei Mordashov all share the title of “self-made” and each have made their fortune in aluminum.
For nearly seven years Melina Salazar did her best to put on a smile and tend to the every need of her most loyal and cantankerous customer.
She made sure his food was as hot as he wanted, even if it meant he burned his mouth. And she smiled through his demands and curses.
The 89-year-old Walter “Buck” Swords obviously appreciated it, leaving the waitress $50,000 and a 2000 Buick when he died.
It is official that China has become the country with the second largest population of billionaires in the world, just behind the US.
Revealed by the World Entrepreneur magazine, a list of 2007′s top 500 Chinese magnates determined their combined wealth more than 587 billion dollars.
Though the list included many from Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macao, the Kwok brothers of Sun Hung Kai Properties in Hong Kong topped the list.