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Soobin Kim
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RICH LIST: All the Ships in the World

By now we’ve all heard about the ballooning wealth of America’s garden variety billionaires. But further down the rich list, quietly climbing the rankings is Gianluigi Aponte, an Italian shipping magnate whose fortune at least doubled during the pandemic. Aponte represents a hidden class of the ultra-rich whose

Bradley Hope
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Glencore’s Bigger Scandal

Prosecutors forced Glencore to plead guilty and pay fines, but the top executives who made billions from the IPO are enjoying their retirement unscathed.

Bradley Hope
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Nazi Billionaires: Interview with David de Jong

This week, we have a new on-going feature at Whale Hunting: interviews with authors about their forthcoming books. There's no more perfect book for us to start with than the explosive, new work of Dutch journalist David de Jong. He spent four years digging into this book despite across-the-board reluctance

Bradley Hope
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Introducing the Brazen RICH LIST

Imagine a distant island part of a crescent-shaped archipelago. Atop a hill there sits an enormous pink palace with dozens of rooms, gardens and a heliport. Everyday the household staff wake up to maintain the property, cleaning rooms and dusting off the Louis XIV furniture. The hedges are trimmed. Seasons