The Dark Side of Wealth How the Super-Rich Are Coping with the Crisis

The super-rich lost a great deal in 2009, with hundreds of unfortunates losing their billionaire status. A Swiss private banker talks about the ugly consequences of the crisis for his elite clientele and the discreet services he is sometimes asked to perform, such as buying secret apartments for clients' mistresses.
Von Beat Balzli
Photo Gallery: The Discreet World of the Ultra Rich
Foto: DARIO PIGNATELLI/ REUTERS
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Photo Gallery: The Discreet World of the Ultra Rich

Photo Gallery: The Discreet World of the Ultra Rich
Foto: DARIO PIGNATELLI/ REUTERS
Fotostrecke

Photo Gallery: The Discreet World of the Ultra Rich

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan