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The 10 Richest Russians in 2014

National Money

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union of the 1990s, a large number of Russian oligarchs emerged with the privatisation of Russia. Savvy businessmen seized the moment and acquired huge fortunes fas...

The 10 Richest Canadians In 2014

Extreme

Canada has long since been pigeon-holed as the perpetual underdog of its economically dynamic neighbour but when the global economic crisis hit, Canada's smart and moderate approach won out. Recent fi...

The 10 Richest Americans In 2014

National Money

Just five years ago, countless American businesses, investors and entrepreneurs were brought to their knees as a result of a financial crisis that brought economic instability and uncertainty to the m...

The 10 Richest Supermodels In 2014

World Money

Putting a price on beauty is a tricky concept - especially at a time when extreme body-consciousness is becoming more and more of an issue, and airbrushing is frequently being denounced as warping our...

America's 10 Richest Small Company CEOs

National Money

You always hear about the big American companies that dominate the global industry - but you hear far less about the small ones (if anything at all), even when it comes to the ones on the rise. It's a...

The World's 10 Most Profitable Countries

World Money

Whether a company succeeds or fails is often down to a lot more than just the quality, innovation or ingenuity of the business idea that's put forward. Location is a key factor that is often overlooke...

The 5 Most Spied-On Societies

Most Influential

When Edward Snowden decided to disclose thousands of classified NSA documents to the public in June of 2013, people around the world became more and more aware that ‘Big Brother’ really was watching o...

The 6 Most Extravagant Underground Cities

The Biggest

We've taken our habitations to great heights with skyscrapers and mountaintop settlements. But unbeknownst to many of us, several civilizations have extended beneath the ground. Fascinating and intric...

5 Things You Didn't Know About Subway

Most Shocking

For a large proportion of people around the world, a sub is an easy, cheap and filling lunch option. All you have to do is look out for the yellow and green signs - and if you live in a city, almost a...

10 Best Places To Surf In The World

Travel

Summer is here at last and some of us still have yet to pull any holiday plans together. But what better way to spend the summer than hanging out in a friendly surf town, catching waves in a beautiful...

Europe's 10 Cheapest Cities of 2014

World Money

Many of us dream of moving to the big, romantic European capitals; of soaking up the cosmopolitan lifestyle and buzz of these cultural hubs. At least until we realise the prohibitively extortionate da...

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