Rothko at the Inauguration
A story of America in three scams.
A story of America in three scams.
The Manhattan murder mystery spurred a tabloid drama that engulfed the city’s rich and powerful. But what really happened?
Some of the wealthiest people in America are getting ready for the crackup of civilization.
The landlord’s guide to gentrifying New York.
Paris Hilton, Princeton phonies, and the prince who blew through billions—a collection of articles on young money.
“They cruise the city in chauffeured cars, blasting rap, selling pot to classmates. How some of New York’s richest kids joined forces with some of its poorest.”
Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15-year-old twins, are the only living heirs to the $1 billion Duke tobacco fortune. They are also emotional wrecks who have barely survived a hellacious childhood.
On the brother of the Sultan of Brunei, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, who has “probably gone through more cash than any other human being on earth.”
An overachiever on what he did and didn’t learn at Princeton.
A profile of Paris Hilton at the height of her fame.
An invite-only social network for Georgetown assholes.
How two sisters, heirs to the Bronfman fortune, may have blown $100 million supporting the cult-like group NXIVM.
A profile of Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the Malibu-dwelling, “fantastically corrupt” dictator-in-waiting of Equatorial Guinea. Teodorin, as his friends call him, is considered by U.S. intelligence to be “an unstable, reckless idiot.”
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The whole thing began over a puddle in the driveway. Eight years later, Peter Nygard and his neighbor Louis Bacon, who own houses next to each other in paradise, have spent tens of millions in a constantly escalating legal war. Neither man spends much time on the island anymore.
Tommy Gilbert seemed like your average Beekman Place ne’er-do-well son—until his dad turned up dead.
The story of heiress Huguette Clark, who spent her life avoiding people and collecting dolls.
Sam Simon made a fortune from The Simpsons. Now, diagnosed with terminal cancer, he is racing to spend it.
On a remote island, a former airline executive and his wife are preparing for the world to end. Others are starting to join them.
Notes from a Black Panther fundraiser on Park Avenue.
How the author, following up on a rumor, helped reignite the dormant investigation into the murder of Martha Moxley, a teenager who had been murdered nearly 25 years before in Greenwich, Connecticut.
Georgia and Patterson Inman, 15-year-old twins, are the only living heirs to the $1 billion Duke tobacco fortune. They are also emotional wrecks, tortured by a hellacious childhood in which they were raised by drug addicts and left to fend for themselves in mansions across the country.
A pre-recession essay on becoming extremely wealthy.
A profile of legendary Houston socialite Becca Cason Thrash.
Tackling the science of cooking, one perfect french fry at a time.
The man for whom the term “jet-setter” was coined left a bitterly fractured estate.
Two sisters, heirs to the Bronfman fortune, may have blown $100 million supporting the cult-like group NXIVM.
The Great Recession meant great things for Nick Popovich, who gets paid by banks to take planes back from hard-up millionaires.
On January 1st, 2011, the U.S. estate tax will jump from zero to around 50%, which gives a lot of very rich elders (or perhaps more accurately, their heirs) millions of dollars in incentive to expedite death.