With great wealth comes great responsibility, and sometimes, scandal. In 2021, we witnessed billionaires all over the world fall from grace and lose their fortunes — others got mysteriously wealthier. Conflicts regarding wealth in politics were also frequently reported. Former President Donald Trump and his businesses made headlines following the January 6th riot on the Capitol, and as the U.S. pulled out of Afghanistan, we calculated America’s $2 trillion price tag for the war. These were the biggest investigations of 2021.

0:00 Inside The Bitter Family Feuds Of America’s Richest Billionaire Families
4:47 The $2 Trillion Price Tag For The War In Afghanistan
6:40 How Africa’s Richest Woman Isabel Dos Santos Went Broke

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