Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich
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Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich

Edited by Iain Hay and Jonathan V. Beaverstock

Fewer than 100 people own and control more wealth than 50 per cent of the world’s population. The Handbook on Wealth and the Super-Rich is a unique examination of both the lives and lifestyles of the super-rich, as well as the processes that underpin super-wealth generation and its unequal distribution. Drawing on a multiplicity of international examples, leading experts from across the social sciences offer a landmark multidisciplinary contribution to emerging analyses of the global super-rich and their astonishing wealth. The book’s 22 accessible and coherently organised chapters cover a range of captivating topics from biographies of illicit super-wealth, to tax footprint reduction, to the environmental consequences of super-rich lives and their conspicuous consumption.
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Chapter 9: ‘One time I’ma show you how to get rich!’ Rap music, wealth and the rise of the hip-hop mogul

Allan Watson

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9. ‘One time I’ma show you how to get rich!’1 Rap music, wealth and the rise of the hip-­hop mogul Allan Watson INTRODUCTION In little more than two decades, rap music, and its associated hip-­hop culture, has gone from underground phenomenon to a...

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