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Banks Billionaires

In an age of concentrated wealth, Credit Suisse and JPMorgan are focusing on the upper-upper class

America’s last Gilded Age had its “List of 400,” the people said to be worthy enough, or at least rich enough, to climb to the pinnacle of high society. Today there’s something closer to a List of 55. Its members are so rich that they can seem less like actual people than vast investment empires. Their ranks include familiar names such as Bezos and Dell, as well as a growing number of lesser lights whose dynastic wealth is reshaping global business.

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