Rich & Famous

Learn from the investing successes and failures of the rich and famous, some of the world's wealthiest investors.

  • You could raise 25,559 children from birth to age 18 for the amount of money spent on the 2012 election.

  • The richest speaker this week in Charlotte is worth a staggering $231 million! See who he is and how he compares to others who'll be speaking.

  • It takes a lot of money, security and buses to put on a political event at a 70,000-plus-seat stadium. Take a look at the Democratic National Convention by the numbers.

  • So is the Republican party the domain of the rich? Or is this just a political ruse to stir up emotions among voters in the final two months of the election season?

  • How many dollars, lights and miles of cable does it take to boost Mitt Romney's image among undecided voters? The numbers behind the GOP convention will show us...

  • The former New York Knick's off-the-court value may even exceed his sizable importance on the court.

  • Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan is Mitt Romney's choice. Check out how Ryan's finances stacked up against other contenders who weren't chosen.

  • Unless you're part of the 1%, these pricey summer camps for kids are probably out of your reach.

  • From failed banks to federal bailouts, the recent past is littered with billions of dollars lost by the world's big banks and hedge funds.

  • When a grocery-store-bought greeting card and box of chocolates just won't cut it...


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