Super rich

It's raining millionaires in Asia


The world's fastest-growing major economies of China and India are minting millionaires at break-neck speed.

Wealthy woman

Rinehart fourth-richest person in Asia

Gina Rinehart.

Gina Rinehart, the mining heiress and media investor, is the fourth-richest person in the Asia-Pacific region, with a net worth of $19 billion.


Super-skyscrapers: luxury in the sky or slums of the future?

Robert Bevan Are super-skyscrapers the new wealth symbol, or the slums of the future?


It's exploration, but on cruise control

Silver Discoverer

Steve Colquhoun A new expedition ship brings greater luxury to travellers to the remote Kimberely Coast.

Sales revival

Snapped up by Asian buyers

selling houses

Lucy Macken, Stephen Nicholls Offshore buyers are the trailblazers of a Sydney property revival, say agents, snapping up apartments in Bondi, the central business district and the North Shore and houses in Mosman and Killara.

Super wealthy

Billionaires get richer, but not millionaires


Many millionaires got poorer in the last year, but billionaires did just fine, using their heavyweight money management teams to ride out market and economic turmoil that hit the lesser rich,...


Watch collector puts market gains to shame

Patek Philippe

Alfredo Paramico has a love for the finest time pieces.

Luxury yacht marina could gazump foreshore master plan

Artists impression of the proposed Superyacht Marina

Nicole Hasham A NEW luxury yacht destination for Chinese and Indian millionaires is being touted by the developers proposing an overhaul of a Sydney marina.

Crystal clear: car wash magnate faces mounting legal problems

Anthony Sahade

Nick Ralston ANTHONY SAHADE, the millionaire businessman dubbed Sydney's car wash king, says he is not the type to throw punches. But he now appears to be in a fight to save his empire.


China's metrosexual men revive luxury shopping


China's fashion-forward men are driving a rebound in the luxury market after a slow down in spending.


Something old, something new in lap of luxury

peninsula hotel, HK

Robert Upe Technology meets tradition in the recasting of one of the world's most opulent hotel groups.

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Rinehart still richest, daylight behind: Forbes

Gina Rinehart

Despite losing almost $1 billion last year, mining magnate Gina Rinehart is still Australia's richest person.


Hong Kong tops luxury rental list

Hong Kong

Megan Willett Asian hub again tops list of most expensive rentals, well ahead of New York, Tokyo and London.


For billionaires only: inside Airbus's private jet

Airbus ACJ319 private jet

Robert Upe If you're a mere millionaire, then don't even think about sampling this luxury accommodation.


Zara founder joins ranks of the world's super rich

Chairman of Spanish global fashion giant Inditex, Amancio Ortega stands during a visit to an Inditex factory in Coruna, northern Spain in this file photo from December 2, 2008. Ortega leapt over Warren Buffett and France's Bernard Arnault to become the world's third richest person on Forbes' 2013 annual ranking of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $57 billion. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal/Files (SPAIN - Tags: BUSINESS PROFILE HEADSHOT)

Steve Colquhoun A Spanish purveyor of cut-price women's high fashion was the surprise inclusion in the top three of Forbes magazine's annual rich list.

Business travel

Would you like Michelin stars with that?


Rachael Oakes-Ash Some of the world's most feted restaurants can be found without even leaving your hotel.

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Destination detox

The Golden Door

Rachael Oakes-Ash A wide selection of opulent spa resorts can help you detox and recharge after a hectic summer.

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Joining forces to woo the mega-rich

luxury network

Sylvia Pennington Alliance links luxury brands to help extract even more custom from well-heeled clients.


R.M. Williams to remain Australian after sale

R.M. Williams boots

Steve Colquhoun Iconic bush brand sells off 49 per cent stake to global luxury brand but pledges to keep manufacturing here.

Ask Jeeves

Exporting butlers to China


Belfast English butlers are answering more calls from super-rich Chinese and Russian clients.