Wealth

Charitable giving in the U.S. topped $390 billion in 2016, up nearly 3 percent from 2015, despite uncertainty around the election, according to a new report. The Giving USA Annual Report on Philanthropy, published by the Giving USA Foundation, said individuals, estates, foundations and corporations gave $390.05 billion to charities in 2016, up from $379.89
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Millionaire confidence plunged by a record amount in May, sparked by fears of government dysfunction in Washington. The Spectrem Millionaire Investor Confidence Index, a measure of millionaire confidence in the economy and markets, fell 17 points from April. That’s the biggest month-to-month drop ever recorded by Spectrem Group, a Chicago-based wealth-research firm that created the
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With Amazon’s stock price brushing $1,000, Jeff Bezos is within striking distance of becoming the world’s richest man. As of Friday’s close, Bezos was worth $85.1 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire’s Index. Bill Gates is at $88.8 billion. So assuming that Microsoft’s share price remains constant or falls, Bezos needed another $3.8 billion to
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The three major auction houses are set to auction off more than $1 billion worth of fine art this week, marking a test of whether collectors can shrug off turmoil in Washington and sagging stock markets. Sotheby’s, Christie’s and Phillips have an estimated $1.3 billion worth of works on the block this week. That would
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