Meet the People Who Built or Inherited Fortunes — Then Lost It All

It’s amazing how much money rules our lives. The average person will barely make $1 million over the course of a working lifetime.

Meanwhile, in the United States and all over the world, a minuscule percentage of the population controls the majority of all wealth, untold billions of dollars.

Some of very rich created their wealth. Other inherited it.

And some have lost entire fortunes in unfortunate, foolhardy, tragic, and utterly avoidable ways. Here are there stories.