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July 1, 2013

Security has long been on the radar of wealthy families, especially for those who remember the chilling spate of kidnappings in the 1970s and 1980s in Europe. So what steps can you take to protect your loved ones?

When Zachary Dell posted a picture of his breakfast on Instagram, he must have thought it was harmless.

August 21, 2012

The family behind food company Rieber & Son has sold its business to a larger group, while the Getty and Gokongwei families have bought into their own operations.

The family behind food company Rieber & Son has sold its business to a larger group, while the Getty and Gokongwei families have bought into their own operations.

The Rieber family is selling 90.11% – its entire shareholding – in Norway’s Rieber & Son to consumer goods conglomerate Orkla, the company announced on 20 August. The sale will bring an end to 173 years of family ownership – the firm was founded by Paul Gottlieb Rieber as a trading company in 1839.

February 11, 2011

Jean Paul Getty III, grandson of possibly the world’s first billionaire, oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, has died aged 54.

Jean Paul Getty III, grandson of possibly the world's first billionaire, oil tycoon Jean Paul Getty, has died aged 54.

Beyond his famous surname, Paul Getty III is best known for being kidnapped in Rome at the age of 16 and held captive for five months before his grandfather, decided to pay the ransom.

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