The rich vs the very, very rich: the Wentworth golf club rebellion | Curio

The rich vs the very, very rich: the Wentworth golf club rebellion

36 mins | Mar 10, 2021

An affluent take on the David and Goliath tale. When a Chinese billionaire took over the Wentworth Golf Club and raised its entry fee, many of its moderately wealthy members were cast aside in favour of profit. It caused a five-year-long dramatic feud that included threats, lawsuits and even death. Samanth Subramanian reflects on a story that is both a tale of the ridiculousness of the wealthy and a perfect analogy for how England has been shaped by money: first by the homegrown 1% who have now been overrun by the extreme global wealth held by the 0.001%.

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