For many Americans, February is tax time or at least the time they are reminded of their need to pay taxes, now that the forms are all in. That means millions of people are starting to sift through piles of paper hoping they wont owe more than they can afford.
Meanwhile, for a certain segment of the population, this concern is greatly lessened by the strategic use of tax havens.
Freeports special locations where the worlds richest can hoard their valuables tax free are increasingly common. These include a high-security warehouse in Switzerlands capital city of Geneva that brims with the treasure of the global elite: gold, jewelry, diamonds, the finest French wines, priceless historical artifacts, and irreplaceable renaissance paintings (many stolen).