Getting away with it? Exposing the geographies of the super-rich

JV Beaverstock*, P Hubbard, J R Short

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Geographers have often highlighted the existence of marginalized populations living on or below the poverty line. In contrast, little has been written about the principal beneficiaries of contemporary capitalism-the super-rich. While there have always been super-rich individuals in this paper we chart the exponential growth in the wealth of the global elite. Suggesting that the globalization of the world economy benefits the wealthy in a variety of ways, we accordingly argue that much is to be gained by exposing the contemporary geographies of the super-rich, beginning by highlighting their transnational reach and global influence. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-407
Number of pages7
JournalGeoforum
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2004

Keywords

  • super-rich
  • wealth
  • income inequality
  • TRANSNATIONAL ELITES
  • INCOME
  • NATION

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