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Someone with €50 billions would be hard pressed to gamble them away.

True enough. But then as now, few would even get the opportunity. Entails then and trusts now. But I do recall a number of wealthy individuals who managed to turn great fortunes into small fortunes, but this was often associated with financial crises.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri May 23rd, 2014 at 07:45:28 PM EST
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