The current financial and social developments are shedding new light on questions regarding the significance of affluence, prosperity and wealth. Thus, for example, the number of rich and wealthy persons has increased in many societies in recent years, as has the necessity of revealing their influence and impact on society. This global development requires a new way of thinking about the importance of this group for and within society.
Even if wealthy people are said to be „shy creatures”, a great deal of research is being carried out to put paid to this myth. Research into ethical wealth concentrates on the psychological, social background and interdisciplinary issues, as well as the behavior prompted by responsibility of wealthy persons in society.