Wealth

Women, in particular, are making significant strides when it comes to savings. The percentage of female 401(k) millionaires doubled in the past dozen years, Fidelity found, climbing to 20 percent in 2017 from 10 percent in 2005. Nearly 3 in 10 savers increased their contribution rate over the last year, Fidelity said. The average 401(k)
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The U.S. added more than 400,000 new millionaires last year, with most of those concentrated on the coasts in high-tax, predominantly blue states. According to the Phoenix Wealth and Affluent Monitor, by Phoenix Marketing International, there were a total of 7.2 million millionaire households in 2017 — up 6 percent from 2016. Phoenix defines millionaire
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In statements issued around the Journal report, Wynn denied he had ever assaulted anyone, and his company said the newspaper report reflected allegations made in court by his ex-wife “in her legal battle with him and the company.” Still, Wynn Resorts formed a special committee to investigate the allegations, according to a board statement. In
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America’s 50 largest charitable donors gave away $14.7 billion last year, with Bill and Melinda Gates leading the list with a $4.8 billion donation to their foundation, according to a new report. Giving by the top 50 donors more than doubled in 2017, soaring to $14.7 billion from $5.6 billion in 2016, according to the
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In the November crackdown, the Saudi government arrested and detained several hundred businessmen, senior officials and Saudi royals like Alwaleed, many within the Ritz-Carlton hotel. Multiple reports, citing anonymous sources, have suggested that detainees handed over assets in order to buy their freedom. Alwaleed, the billionaire owner of international investment company Kingdom Holding, told Reuters
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AFP | Getty Images Wang Fuman, also known as ‘Frost Boy’, walks on the road in Ludian in China’s southwestern Yunnan province on January 12, 2018. At an event organized by his charitable foundation on Sunday, Ma told a room of 80 entrepreneurs that establishing a network of boarding schools would improve education standards and
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Source: Gooding & Co. A 1965 Ferrari 275 GTB Speciale Coupe, auctioned by Gooding & Company, sold for more than $8 million. What’s more, a provision in the new tax law that prevents “value-in-kind exchanges” for cars has crimped sales at the top. Previously, collectors were allowed to sell one car and buy another of
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Swiss bank UBS said Monday that President Donald Trump deserves praise for his pro-growth policies. Those efforts in making the U.S. a more business-friendly economy, which include the recently passed tax reform, are often under-appreciated, said Mike Ryan, UBS Wealth Management’s chief investment officer for Americas. But the president has “changed the perception of what’s
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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos donated $33 million in college scholarships for “dreamers” — childhood undocumented immigrants granted stay in the country under the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. TheDream.Us, a nonprofit working toward college access for undocumented immigrants, said the donation from Bezos and his wife MacKenzie is the largest in the organization’s
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Jeff Bezos’ wealth hit $105.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, passing Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ previous record from 1999. Bezos‘ net worth nudged upward thanks to a rise in Amazon stock, which is up 6.6 percent year to date. Bezos first passed $100 billion in November on impressive Black Friday sales. It seems
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Last year was a record year for mega-gifts, with three charitable donations of $1 billion or more, according to a new report. The Chronicle of Philanthropy compiled its list of the 10 biggest gifts of 2017, with three donations of $1 billion or more — the strongest year in the past decade. And while the
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The Saudi government declined to comment about the chateau to the Times, but has disputed reports that a Saudi royal purchased the da Vinci on behalf of Crown Prince Mohammed. In light of the anti-corruption arrests, the chateau and yacht purchases send signals that are inconsistent with Crown Prince Mohammed’s social and economic reforms, said
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