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The world of the rich
Billionaireville had only 13 inhabitants in 1985, but by 2006, it had more than 400, writes Robert Frank in ‘Richi$tan’. “The personal lives of billionaires are more like companies. Their homes are like hotels – sprawling campuses with their own logos, purchasing budgets and legions of staff,” he describes in the book that journeys through ‘the 21st century wealth boom and the lives of the new rich’.