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April 5, 2013

The heir to the Johnson & Johnson family fortune and one of the world's wealthiest women, Barbara Piasecka Johnson, has died aged 76 after a long illness in her native Poland.

The heir to the Johnson & Johnson family fortune and one of the world's wealthiest women, Barbara Piasecka Johnson, has died aged 76 after a long illness in her native Poland.

Piasecka Johnson became famous when she married the 76-year-old second-gen of the pharmaceuticals family business, John Seward Johnson, the heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune. He was 42 years her senior and left his wife of 32 years – Esther Underwood – to be with her.

July 1, 2006

Born Rich, Produced and directed by Jamie Johnson for HBO

Christine Harland is director of Camden Writers. www.camdenwriters.com

Born Rich, Produced and directed by Jamie Johnson for HBO

Champagne and pretty girls; can life get better than this? Yes. "At midnight," as the heir to the Johnson & Johnson fortune tells us as he dons his top hat, "I will inherit more money than anyone will ever earn or spend in a lifetime."

May 1, 2004

The biggest family businesses capitalise on their family ownership in their brand – a smart move, as family values have the edge in the era of corporate mistrust

Melanie Stern is section editor of Families in Business magazine

The biggest family businesses capitalise on their family ownership in their brand – a smart move, as family values have the edge in the era of corporate mistrust

When asked what the most successful and most recognised family businesses are, who comes to mind? Ford Motor? Rothschild? Johnson & Johnson?

May 1, 2004

Just as having too little money can be emotionally troublesome, so can having too much; family business inheritors need to work hard to establish a sense of self in the face of an ­all-encompassing financial security blanket, says Melanie Stern

Melanie Stern is Section Editor of Families in Business magazine.

Just as having too little money can be emotionally troublesome, so can having too much; family business inheritors need to work hard to establish a sense of self in the face of an ­all-encompassing financial security blanket, says Melanie Stern

At 21, most young adults receive a metaphorical 'key to the door'. The average 21-year-old is either ensconced in study or figuring out their first years in the world of work, understanding their place in society and generally having a good time.

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