Caribbean

Luxury

Top playgrounds of the super-rich named

Julie Zeveloff Loving the lifestyle of the rich and famous? Here's where to hang out.

Titanic II

Clive's quest to rule the waves

Clive Palmer, Titanic 2

In 2016 Titanic II is set to embark on her maiden voyage, but how will it rate against its namesake, and its modern-day rivals? Joanna Hall investigates.

Whitsundays

Old salts and new sailors

Descarada 2 Whitsundays

Max Anderson explores the Whitsunday Islands from the comfort and freedom of key luxury vessels.

Legal stoush

Lifestyles of rich and famous, Kremlin style

Roman Abramovich and fellow Russian ogliarch Boriz Berezovsky

Luke Harding and Miriam Elder Ignore Vladimir Putin's return to the Kremlin. Set aside Dmitry Medvedev's badminton fetish. Forget the recent gangland murder of Chechnya's best-known poet.

Luxury lifestyle

Russian oligarch admits to an 'extravagant' life

New Chelsea owner, Roman Abramovich

Billionaire Roman Abramovich was forced to swallow his words in a London court, when details of his luxury lifestyle undermined his declaration that he never wanted to imitate the extravagances of...

Super sized

A new queen rules over Sydney Harbour to raise the bar for super-yacht luxury

Mayan Queen

Glenda Kwek It's 92 metres long and six storeys high - and is the largest private super yacht to ever visit Sydney.

Rich list

Leonardo DiCaprio tops Hollywood's rich list

Hollywood's richest

Leonardo DiCaprio has snatched the title of Hollywood's highest earning actor from Johnny Depp, after a run of box office blockbusters, Forbes said.

Chinese tycoons

Super rich propel luxury yacht sales

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With their sleek, modern lines and polished finish, the two yachts built by Samuel Wong's shipyard fit right in among the multimillion-dollar floating palaces moored at a Hong Kong yacht club.

Billionaire boats

The rise of the ultra-yacht

The largest and most expensive yacht built ever ? Eclipse.

With two helicopter landing pads and a German missile-defence system, the mega-yacht owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is just too big to be real, but it is.

And the winner is ... numbers drawn for record $640m lottery

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Across the country, Americans plunked down an estimated $US1.5 billion on the longest of long shots: an infinitesimally small chance to win what could end up being the single biggest lottery payout...

Travel tips

Glitzy getaways

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Rachael Oakes-Ash What are the top ten getaways for those seeking privacy, glitz and glamour, boasting rights or wild adventure?

Celebrity spending

Gilded Cages $20m suit and a world of castles, yachts and tax bills

Nicolas Cage.

Nick Allen, Los Angeles Nicolas Cage is being sued by his former business manager, who claims lavish spending, not his advice, is to blame for the actor's financial problems.

High sea luxury

Murdoch's superyacht for hire

Rupert Murdoch.

Holidaymakers with $370,000 to spare and a lust for sailing can now hit the high seas aboard Rupert Murdoch's luxury yacht.