The Rich Are Different From You & Me: They’re Full of Poison!

People who can afford sushi and other sources of aquatic lean protein appear to be paying the price with a buildup of heavy metals in their bodies.

We Literally Cannot All Be Middle-Class

I have some potentially alarming news.

IT’S POSSIBLE THAT YOU ARE NOT IN THE MIDDLE CLASS

How Taylor Swift Does Money

Swift has moved to New York City and bought a Tribeca apartment in a premiere apartment building. Well, she bought two, but one’s merely a parenthetical.

Who Are Our Favorite Rich People?

When Money Doesn’t Matter: Up Close & Personal With The Son of a Chinese Billionaire

Kai (not his real name) didn’t think much of the United States but he lived here because it gave him freedom from his parents who otherwise might object to his constant whoremongering and general slothfulness. His father was (is) a government official who couldn’t fully flaunt his fortune since it would make his corruption a bit too obvious, and I suppose that cramped standard of living—spending a million dollars on a single piece of furniture instead of a private jet—was too limiting for Kai.

Are You ‘Last Minute Trip to Burning Man’ Rich?

Emily Witt went to Burning Man and wrote about it for the London Review of Books. Nice work if you can get it, eh?

CEO Wins Chance to get Killed By George RR Martin

Old People Can Be So Cute

60 Minutes does not mention that it also helps to be rich. According to US News:

Wealth and, more broadly, socioeconomic status, play a powerful role in determining how long we live.

Tom Perkins Makes a TV Appearance

Tom Perkins talked with Emily Chang on “Bloomberg West” last night, explaining his position that the rich have been threatened by calls by the poor and middle class for a more equal society. He also said the watch he was wearing was worth a “six-pack of Rolexes.” You can see more clips at Bloomberg TV.

Managing the Houses of the Super-rich

Davidson’s goal was to be hired by a rich person to manage their home and get paid six figures, which is typically what estate managers earn.