Federal, state, and local budgets would be in much better shape if the superrich would pay their fair share.
Batista also is a rarity in a country where the superrich shun publicity or pretend they are like everyone else.
He was a rarity in a country where the superrich shun publicity or pretend they are like everyone else.
These superrich, radical women wrestle, shove, fire people—and don't play by the (men's) rules.
These superrich, radical women have earned their cutthroat reputations.
From outrageously low taxes for the superrich to the junk we feed our kids, experts rage against injustice.
Like it or not, though, the superrich really are different from you and me.
But it isn't true that this is simply trivial for all but the superrich.
Old English rice "strong, powerful; great, mighty; of high rank," in later Old English "wealthy," from Proto-Germanic *rikijaz (cf. Old Norse rikr, Swedish rik, Danish rig, Old Frisian rike "wealthy, mighty," Dutch rijk, Old High German rihhi "ruler, powerful, rich," German reich "rich," Gothic reiks "ruler, powerful, rich"), borrowed from a Celtic source akin to Gaulish *rix, Old Irish ri (genitive rig) "king," from PIE root *reg- "move in a straight line," hence, "direct, rule" (see rex).
The form of the word was influenced in Middle English by Old French riche "wealthy, magnificent, sumptuous," which is, with Spanish rico, Italian ricco, from Frankish *riki "powerful," or some other cognate Germanic source.
Old English also had a noun, rice "rule, reign, power, might; authority; empire." The evolution of the word reflects a connection between wealth and power in the ancient world. Of food and colors, from early 14c.; of sounds, from 1590s. Sense of "entertaining, amusing" is recorded from 1760. The noun meaning "the wealthy" was in Old English.