With worldwide financial markets fluctuating wildly, there is hardly anywhere that the truly rich can count on their wealth being safe. Up till now a numbered account in Liechtenstein was a great place to keep away prying eyes.
One of the big problems that rich people have is making sure they don't pay a great deal of money in taxes. They go to great trouble to accomplish this, and do it secretly. Here's where the nice people of Liechtenstein come in -- or at least used to do so.