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April 3, 2014

European family businesses have been some of the most successful enterprises at preserving family fortunes over the past 25 years, new research suggests.

European family businesses have been some of the most successful enterprises at preserving family fortunes over the past 25 years, new research suggests.

The Societe Generale Private Banking sponsored Forbes Insight study looked at the ‘survival rates’ of individual fortunes, defined as wealth of $1 billion and above, by counting the wealthy who appeared on both Forbes’ first billionaires list in 1989 and those that remain there today.

February 11, 2014

Despite fewer tax incentives and more social services, European and Asian high net worth individuals are almost on par with their US counterparts when it comes to philanthropy, according to new research.

Despite fewer tax incentives and more social services, European and Asian high net worth individuals are almost on par with their US counterparts when it comes to philanthropy, according to new research.

The second annual BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index, released today, ranked the US first across all four categories assessed, which included: their current and projected level of giving as a percentage of total wealth; promotion of philanthropic activities; and innovation.

September 7, 2010

Chen Guangbiao, a renowned Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, has pledged to donate all of his wealth to charity upon his death in a letter to Warren Buffet and Bill Gates, the billionaires behind the giving pledge initiative.

Chen Guangbiao, a renowned Chinese entrepreneur and philanthropist, has pledged to donate all of his wealth to charity upon his death in a letter to Warren Buffet and Bill Gates (pictured), the billionaires behind the giving pledge initiative.

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