Pity the ultra-rich profiled in the latest installment of the Times' look at the richest.

"I worked because I loved what I was doing," [former Citigroup chief Sandy] Weill said, insisting that not until he retired did "I have a chance to sit back and count up what was on the table." And Kenneth C. Griffin, who received more than $1 billion last year as chairman of a hedge fund, the Citadel Investment Group, declared: "The money is a byproduct of a passionate endeavor."
And yes: "Wealth is not a particularly satisfying outcome," says Griffin. Really? So it wasn't so great spending $80 million on a Jasper Johns? Maybe some buyer's remorse?

The Richest of the Rich, Proud of a New Gilded Age [NYT]