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Want to Appear Rich? Buy an iPhone

It’s difficult (and generally not all that productive) to guess how wealthy someone is based on appearances. But if you really need a shorthand to figure out if someone is rich or not, a new study suggests all you need to do is see what kind of phone they own. If it’s an iPhone, odds are they’re doing well for themselves. Read More >>

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Apple Will Spend $100 Billion of That Cash It Stashed Abroad Buying Back Its Own Stock

For all the tortuous interactions with now-President Donald Trump that Apple CEO Tim Cook has endured over the past few years, in late April he was still making the rounds at fancy White House events—probably because his company has, all told, been a major beneficiary of Republican-backed tax cuts. On Tuesday, Apple revealed where a big chunk of the $252 billion it’s hoarded overseas but has agreed to bring back to the US in exchange for a sweetheart tax deal is going: Stock buybacks. Read More >>

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HMRC Told to Stop Cosying up to the Super Rich

A group of MPs operating as part of the public accounts committee has had a good old look at how HMRC handles the bloated tax affairs of the super rich, and has come up with a list of ways the national tax collector needs to toughen up. Read More >>

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How Does Your Bank Balance Compare to Britain’s Richest?

The Sunday Times has released its 2015 Rich List, combining the inherited piles of the moneyed with the new wave of entrepreneur cash to reveal the wealthiest people in the UK. Read More >>

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Britain’s 104 Billionaires are Worth a Combined £301bn

The number of billionaires in Britain has rocketed from 30 to 104 in the space of a decade, as overseas entrepreneurs flood the country thanks to our generous tax system, lovely old houses and selection posh schools for the fortunate kids of the super-rich. Read More >>

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The 100 Richest Brits Together Have as Much Money as the Poorest 30 Per Cent of the Entire Country

Those lucky old rich people are continuing to get richer, with research suggesting the top 100 individual British moneybags grew their cash pots by a staggering £25bn last year. The 100 richest Brits have a combined total bank balance of £257bn, more than the estimated £255bn held in savings by the poorest 30 per cent of the UK population. Read More >>

science
Rich People Are Full of Different Chemicals Than Poor People

This may not come as a huge surprise, but life is different for the rich and the poor. Rich people relax by eating oysters. Poor people relax by smoking cigarettes. At least that's what we're led to believe based on a new study about how the presence of certain chemicals can indicate how rich or poor a person is. Read More >>

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Million Dollar Subterranean Garage Is Only Accessible Through an Aircraft Carrier Elevator

If you've ever wondered how the obscenely rich squander their wealth, here's your answer. Tom Gonzalez made a small fortune when he sold his software company, so he purchased an elaborate estate in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, which includes one of the most over-the-top and drool-worthy garages we've ever seen. Read More >>