LONDON, Oct 2- When Claude Dauphin, the billionaire founder of Trafigura, was diagnosed with cancer two years ago, few doubted he would entirely abandon the fierce work ethic or grueling travel that helped him build one of the world's biggest commodity traders. In fact, according to some insiders, he barely slowed down in the months prior to his death this week in...» Read More
American millionaires say they are better off than they were at their 2007 peak.
Mystery surrounded the appearance of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's 533-foot yacht, Eclipse, at a berth in mid-town Manhattan.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports that the world's largest private yacht, owned by a reclusive Russian billionaire, is docked in Manhattan. The question is why? (1:44)
As Chinese tourists travel abroad for New Year this week, they will show why the Chinese consumer is considered the top spender in luxury worldwide.
Three of the top five on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2012 list of Most Generous Donors are under 40 – the largest number of young donors at the top ever.
Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.
Penny Pritzker, a possible nominee for commerce secretary, has never been comfortable with the title "billionaire." Her wealth could also be an odd fit in the Obama White House.
Weathering Europe's economic storm, London auctions this week netted more than $440 million as bidders snapped up high-profile works by Picasso, Modigliani, and Morisot.
Long after the housing crash, wealthy homeowners are challenging what they perceive as overly high tax assessments of their properties.
Reprising his 2011 crusade, Barack Obama is calling again for eliminating "tax breaks for private jet owners," drawing criticism from the industry and opposing politicians alike.
Shares of the nutritional-supplement company are down 20% since the hedge-fund managers duked it out on CNBC on Jan 25.
An Australian millionaire made headlines recently by giving $50 million to Australian National University. His reason? To keep it away from his kids.
One way to look at the stock market is that it's a giant wealth creation machine, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Art Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera & Brian Shactman, weigh in.
Giving in the United States grew by a scant two percent in 2012, the slowest since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009.
A new survey from Spectrem Group finds that only 20 percent of affluent and wealthy investors agree that "money can buy happiness."
With the Dow breaching 14,000, investors have recovered the more than $8 trillion in wealth lost during the recession and millionaires are more numerous and more confident than they've ever been.
With 82 percent of all directly owned stocks in the United States in the hands of the wealthiest five percent of Americans, the gains from the recent stock market surge will go almost entirely to those who are already rich.
Virtually every state's tax system unfairly takes from those who make the least, says a new report. But which states take the most from their richest residents?
More than 1,000 private jets are expected to fly into New Orleans this weekend, just under last year's tally of around 1,100 planes in Indianapolis – one of the biggest ever.
Thai billionaire Charoen Sirivadhanabhakdi has raised his stake in Fraser and Neave (F&N) to more than 50 percent, turning his offer to buy the rest of the Singapore property and drinks conglomerate unconditional.