Glenda Kwek A stampede of the super-rich is underway as they snap up gold to secure their wealth as the economies of the world wobble.
Adam Taylor A floating city could yet sail the globe and let people spend their entire life at sea.
Megan Willett Life is good if your parents are rich, but it's even sweeter if they pass on good genes, too.
Anonymous buyer pays $89 million for flawless 59.6 carat coloured stone.
One single ticket in Florida has matched all the numbers to win the highest ever US Powerball lottery jackpot at an estimated $US590.5 million ($A604.25 million), officials say.
Natasha Hughes Boutique hotels offer travellers a hip and sometimes quirky alternative to traditional five-star chains.
Lisa Mahapatra and Linette Lopez The story of Eike Batista's push to be the world's richest man has it all - wealth, fame, romance and danger.
Steve Colquhoun German prestige car brand builds a catalogue of exclusive hands-on opportunities in new bid to woo customers.
A flawless deep-blue diamond sold at auction on Wednesday night for 10.27 million Swiss francs ($10.
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.
Alfredo Paramico has a love for the finest time pieces.
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,...
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.
New survey says millionaires don't feel rich until they reach the five million dollar mark.
Chris Zappone Gina Rinehart ranked the 29th richest person in the world with $US18 billion, in Forbes' rich list
In place of the absent superyachts are luxury cars, watches, a contemporary fine art gallery, jewelry and a home cinema.
Gift of the glam
A flick through the extravagant Neiman Marcus Christmas book is a world away from everyday catalogue shopping.
High-end fashion hotels are mushrooming as growing numbers of luxury travellers seek a taste of the glamour and indulgence that only stardom used to bring.
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...
Mover and shaker
Jeremy Kahn Nicolas Berggruen lives his life on the move, carrying only a small tote bag and his BlackBerry as he seeks out companies to buy from Berlin to Bangalore to Brisbane.