Inside The Minds Of The Mega-Rich Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people.

What impact does wealth have on one's mind and morals? And what's the role of the wealthy in easing inequality?

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SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire HD reading device in two sizes during a press conference on September 6, 2012. Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch sizes, with prices starting at $199. David McNew/David McNew/Getty Images hide caption

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SANTA MONICA, CA - SEPTEMBER 6: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos holds up the new Kindle Fire HD reading device in two sizes during a press conference on September 6, 2012. Amazon unveiled the Kindle Fire HD in 7 and 8.9-inch sizes, with prices starting at $199.

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Chances are, if you got ten million dollars right now, it would change your life. But would you change for the better?

What if it was a hundred million dollars? Or a billion? How would you change, and how would it change you?

Wealth is a touchy subject. On one hand, your ability to build wealth as you see fit has been part of our democracy. On the other, the power of the "one percent" infuriates many people — including politicians demanding action on wealth inequality.

What impact does wealth have on one's mind and morals? And what's the role of the wealthy in easing inequality?