End of an Era on Wall Street: Goodbye to All That

Published: Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 5:21 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, October 5, 2008 at 5:21 a.m.

JUST before midnight 10 days ago, as a financial whirlwind tore through Wall Street, someone filched a 75-pound bronze bust of Harry Poulakakos from the vestibule of his landmark saloon on Hanover Square in Manhattan…

Over all, the past quarter-century has redefined the notion of wealth. In 1982, the first year of the Forbes 400 list, it took about $159 million in today’s dollars to make the list; this year, the minimum price of entry was $1.3 billion.   see story here