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On the sandy shores of palm beach island is a 16-mile stretch of coastline that forms one of the greatest corridors of power and wealth in America. At its nexus: Mar-a-Lago, US President Trump’s palatial private club that has become his winter White House. Clustered around it are the homes of the famous and infamous.
There are at least 21 billionaires here, as well as a prince (Alexander von Auersperg), a princess (Alia Al Hussein), a piano man (Billy Joel), two shock jocks (Rush Limbaugh, Howard Stern), three Trumps (Donald, plus his two sisters) and the former residence of the most notorious fraudster in American history, Bernie Madoff.
(This story appears in the 12 May, 2017 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)