Previously About L.A.

Wealthiest People in Los Angeles County

Doheny Mansion, once home to one of Los Angeles' wealthiest families. Now on the campus of Mount St. Mary's University.

Los Angeles County has one of the highest concentrations of billionaires in the United States. The 29 richest people here have a combined wealth of $124 billion.

Poor, Seeking a Better Life, Mostly Dark-Skinned, All Spanish-Speaking

Photo of Mural by Millard Sheets. Photo by Charles C. Pierce. Courtesy of the California Historical Society & USC Library.

They were the founding families of Los Angeles on September 4, 1781

Origin of the Name "Los Angeles"

Portion of "The Virgin With Angels," painted by William-Adolphe Bouguereau, 1900.

There is probably no other major city in America or even in the world whose original name is as disputed as that of Los Angeles.