Wealth

The U.S. Cities Where the Rich Are Most Segregated From Everyone Else

Wealthy Americans live more separate lives in Southern and Midwestern metros like Memphis and Detroit.

America's 1,000 Richest Neighborhoods

They're still largely concentrated in the older suburbs of just a handful of metro areas.

How Housing Is Making America's Wealth Divide Worse

Home value is disproportionately concentrated in just a handful of U.S. cities and towns.

Living in a Wealthy Neighborhood Might Make You More Materialistic

Keeping up with the Joneses could be quite the harmful habit.

China's Newest Status Symbol: Bodyguards

Louis Vuitton? Lamborghini? So passé. China's wealthiest now use armed security to flaunt their social status.

Americans Are Terrible at Estimating Income Inequality

In some surprising ways.

Why So Many Rich Counties Are Concentrated Around D.C.

Parts of California and New York are much richer than Washington, but they often belong to larger counties that include areas with poorer residents.

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

Median incomes have been growing the fastest, however, in a very different part of the country.

Mapping the Glum Inequality of Happiness in the World

The happiest countries on Earth are rich and European; the most miserable are located in impoverished Sub-Saharan Africa.

Visualization of the Day: New York City's Wealth Gap, Mapped In 3D

A new kind of skyline.

Science: Rich People Drive Like Jerks

A new study puts a number to wealthy people's obnoxious driving. 

White Families Are on Average 6 Times Wealthier Than Black Families

A look at the wealth gap, and why it's growing.

Are Global Cities Really Doomed to Become 'Citadels' for the Rich?

Surely there's something we can do about this.

Do Rising Home Values Make People Feel Richer?

Evidence debunking the "wealth effect."

3 Reasons 30-Somethings Are Accumulating Less Wealth Than Their Parents

It's not just the recession.

A $6.2 Million Apartment for a 2-Year-Old? Such is NYC's Luxury Housing Market

The high-end residential developments that have come to dominate Manhattan have the potential to generate not only tax revenue, but also solitude.

Global Cities of the Super-Rich

New York City and London have more high-net-worth individuals than any other city.

The BRICS Cities Sprouting Multimillionaires the Fastest

Some of the world’s fastest-growing pockets of wealth are in five cities you may never have heard of.

You'll Never Guess the Richest Metros in America

San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and...Midland, Texas?