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  • July 28- Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive of Amazon.com Inc, has become the world's third-richest person as of the market close for the first time, Forbes magazine said, passing Warren Buffett, the chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.. Bezos' fortune was $65.3 billion as of 4:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday, compared with Buffett's $64.9...

  • NEW YORK, July 28- Donny Deutsch pops up pretty much everywhere in the American mediascape. You might know the 58- year-old New York City native from his time as head of Deutsch Inc, one of the biggest ad firms in the country that was acquired by Interpublic Group. Or from his former CNBC talk show "The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch," or his scripted comedy series "Donny!"

  • Jeff Bezos

    Bloomberg's billionaire index shows Buffett lost more than $754 million Thursday, thanks to a slide in shares of his company.

  • NEW YORK— A rough day on Wall Street for Warren Buffett means Amazon's Jeff Bezos is now the third richest person in the world. Bloomberg's billionaire index shows Buffett lost more than $754 million Thursday, thanks to a slide in shares of his company, Berkshire Hathaway. Bezos lost $136 million, but at the end of the day Bloomberg said his $65.1 billion net worth...

  • July 14- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has donated another roughly $2.86 billion of his holdings in the company's stock to the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of his plan to give away nearly his entire fortune. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and...

  • July 14- Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, has donated another roughly $2.86 billion of his holdings in the company's stock to the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation and four family charities, as part of his plan to give away nearly his entire fortune. The Gates Foundation, which focuses on improving education and health and...

  • Mo' money, mo' real estate, mo' problems

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the real estate moves of some of tech billionaires as well as the less-than-stellar raw diamond auction in London.

  • Singapore- based private investment firm Shanda Group, which is led by Chen, reported a 15.13 percent in Lending Club as of June 16, up from 11.7 percent reported on May 11, two days after Laplanche was forced out. Shares of Lending Club, the world's largest peer-to-peer lender, were up about 3.1 percent at $5.02 in midday trading on Monday. The business lured millions...

  • An aedes aegypti mosquitoe is seen inside a test tube as part of a research on preventing the spread of the Zika virus and other mosquito-borne diseases at a control and prevention center in Guadalupe, neighbouring Monterrey, Mexico, March 8, 2016.

    Zika virus is a growing threat, but funding is severely lacking. Here's what the private sector can do, say Dikembe Mutombo and Gary Cohen.

  • Marijuana and dollar bills

    Microsoft on Thursday will announce its first-ever partnership with a software firm that supports the burgeoning cannabis industry.

  • TORONTO, June 6- The Four Seasons Toronto, a luxury hotel in the city's downtown, is up for sale and could fetch as much as C $250 million, in what would be one of the most-expensive deals ever for a hotel in Canada, two sources familiar with the process said. The sale price will likely be in the range of C $200 million to C $250 million, said the sources, who declined to be...

  • Bill Gates

    The real challenge is ensuring humans stay in control. Recode reports.

  • Recode conference

    Silicon Valley's glitterati are flying south for the third annual Code Conference 2016. What to expect this year.

  • Singapore- based private investment firm Shanda Group, which is led by Chen, said on Monday that it saw the online lender's battered stock as an attractive buying opportunity. It has been actively investing in the stock every week since at least late March, though the bulk of its purchases came since the May 9 announcement of Chief Executive Officer Renaud...

  • Warren Buffett

    Berkshire Hathaway has offered to be a potential finance partner for fellow billionaire Dan Gilbert's bid to buy Yahoo, Warren Buffett confirmed to CNBC.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, May 14- Warren Buffett struck media gold with a 2012 investment in debt-laden Media General Inc. Now the famed investor may try to reprise that success by supporting a bid for Yahoo Inc's Internet assets. The Berkshire Hathaway Inc chairman is backing a consortium that includes Quicken Loans Inc founder Dan Gilbert, that is seeking to buy Yahoo's...

  • Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook CEO

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has made more than any other CEO based on his age and current net worth.

  • Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos sold more than 1 million shares of Amazon stock this week, netting him a cool $671 million. USA Today reports.

  • Capital gains hike coming?

    Jared Bernstein, CNBC Contributor and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Senior Fellow, and CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow discuss Bill Gates' view on the capital gains tax rate.

  • Warren Buffett

    At the so-called Woodstock for Capitalists, Warren Buffett spoke about sharing the wealth, The New York Times reports.