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  • Carl Icahn

    E-commerce auction house eBay became a darling among top U.S. hedge funds in the fourth quarter just before billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged the company to spin off its PayPal payments business, regulatory filings showed on Friday.

  • Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point.

    Daniel Loeb's hedge fund will be losing Rhode Island as a client after the state's pension fund found his Third Point too risky.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • Voice for the world

    Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.

  • Dhanin Chearavanont, billionaire and chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Co. (CP Group), pauses while attending a conference hosted by the Thailand-China Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, Thailand.

    A local currency hit by months of political unrest, and skittish consumers spending less are keeping the pressure on Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont.

  • A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter.

  • Steven A. Cohen

    Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors returned 20.10 percent this year, even as it pleaded guilty to insider trading charges.

  • Helicopter crash after $40 million vineyard purchase

    Police are still searching for a Chinese billionaire and French winemaker after their helicopter went down in the Bordeaux region of France, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Nathaniel Hannan

    The world's millionaires and billionaires are seeking at-home teachers to help their children in the education race. For the tutors, it's a lucrative business.

  • Latest billionaires of 'Giving Pledge'

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports there are now 122 signers of the "Giving Pledge," which is a promise started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for billionaires to give away at least half of their wealth. Frank also provides insight into the mystery tipper.

  • This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder sold for $27.5 million in August.

    U.S. auction sales of collectible cars are set to reach an all-time high in 2013. Plus, why a car sold for $100 million is within reach.

  • A homeless woman stands in the street in New York.

    There is no question that inequality is disturbingly high. But the discussion around it is flawed by a disregard for actual data.

  • New data on the population of millionaires suggest little connection between tax rates and a state's population of millionaires.

  • It's one of the largest wealth migrations of our time: hundreds of billions of dollars, and waves of millionaires flowing out of China to overseas destinations.

  • Romanée-Conti, vintage 1990

    A case of 1978 Romanée-Conti Grand Cru set a record for the brand at $39,7000 a bottle, making it one of the most expensive cases ever sold at auction.

  • 1964 Ferrari 250 LM sold for $14million during an auction at Sotherby's.

    The "Art of the Automobile" auction held by Sotheby's and RM Auctions surpassed its estimate of $50 million Thursday, when it sold off 31 gleaming vintage cars.

  • London Mayor Boris Johnson

    London's Mayor Boris Johnson says rather than attacking the rich for their wealth, the public should be thanking them for their taxes and spending.

  • Berg: 'Huge' life sciences opportunity

    Carl Berg, billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder, Berg and Berg, sees huge opportunities in life sciences. Berg Pharma has the opportunity to revolutionize health care by using biology to determine differences between a healthy and unhealthy person.

  • China may not have the most billionaires, but it does have the youngest.

  • China has a word for its flashy new rich: Tuhao (tu means “crass” and “hao” means rich). And it’s quickly gaining global traction.