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  • Are You Upwardly Mobile? Probably Not Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 2:45 PM ET
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    The majority of Americans have higher incomes than their parents, but it is still not enough to move most of them into a higher bracket — especially those at the bottom, USA Today reports.

  • Hamptons Helicopter Showdown Tuesday, 10 Jul 2012 | 1:51 PM ET
    Hamptons Helicopter Showdown

    There's a battle underway in the surf-side playground of the rich and famous, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Does Money Really Make You Meaner? Friday, 6 Jul 2012 | 3:28 PM ET
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    Traditionally it was poverty that caused social ills. But the evidence that wealth makes people callous is starting to mount.

  • Icahn Expects 'Much Higher Price' for This Stock Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    Icahn Expects 'Much Higher Price' for This Stock

    Investor Carl Icahn updates "Fast Money" on what he wants to see happen to a company he calls a "very undervalued asset."

  • Icahn Takes Aim at Forest Labs Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 5:11 PM ET
    Icahn Takes Aim at Forest Labs

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn questioned the timing of certain stock sales by Forest Laboratories' CEO Howard Soloman today, and discusses his concerns over its corporate governance.

  • Can a Country Have Too Many Billionaires? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
    Carlos Slim

    A Morgan Stanley strategist has come up with a new yard-stick for national competitiveness: the billionaire indicator.

  • How Are the Rich Voting? Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    How Are the Rich Voting?

    Affluent women are more likely to vote for Obama, but on the whole, affluent and wealthy voters are leaning toward Romney, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • UK Company Promises Moon Tourism by 2015 Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
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    Excalibur Almaz will charge wannabe astronauts an average of £100 million for a six to eight month journey exploring deep space

  • Up-Armored Cars: Under the Hood Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    When most people think of car safety features, what comes to mind is likely airbags, seatbelts, or anti-lock brakes. For the extremely wealthy, government officials, or expatriates living in high-risk areas overseas, something more secure is often needed to ensure their safety. To meet the demand, companies have sprung up around the world to customize vehicles for clientele of this nature, reinforcing and bulletproofing cars and trucks in a practice known as “up-armoring.” One such company is Ho

    To meet the demand, companies have sprung up around the world to  reinforce and bulletproof cars and trucks — a practice known as “up-armoring.”

  • Manhattan's Five Best $30 Million-Plus Apartments Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
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    High-end New York brokers were asked: If your client were spending $30 million or more, what five apartments would you show them?

  • Warren Buffett and his bodyguard, Dan Clark

    CNBC  flew to Nebraska to spend some time with Warren Buffett bodyguard Dan Clark during a two-day executive training session he organized for dozens of security guards.

  • Billionaire Security: Ultimate Protection Measures Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    For the average American, a home alarm system may be the extent of his or her security detail. But for many of the super-rich, it’s another story. They’re taking security to a new high in technology and price.With billionaires worried about protestors, pirates and kidnappers, they’re fortifying their homes, yachts and even private jets with high-tech security. The price tag to equip homes of the super-rich can be as cutting edge as the technology. Entry-level protection for such homes routinely

    For the average American, a home alarm system may be the extent of his or her security detail. But the super-rich are taking security to a new high in technology and price.

  • The Mass Migration of the Super-Rich Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Switzerland

    Whether it’s wealthy French or Americans fleeing the prospect of higher taxes or wealthy Russians and Chinese trying to escape political uncertainty, millionaires and billionaires around the world are migrating like never before, according to government statistics and relocation experts.

  • The Shortage of Women Billionaires Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
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    According to Forbes, only 8.5 percent of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women.  Why aren't there more?

  • How to Marry a Chinese Billionaire Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:27 PM ET
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    In China, more than 2,800 women gathered to meet, and possibly marry, a group of 11 men purportedly worth a billion yuan.

  • New Millionaire 'To Do' & 'Not To Do' List Friday, 18 May 2012 | 2:37 PM ET
    New Millionaire 'To Do' & 'Not To Do' List

    How new millionaires can hold on to their riches, with David Greenberg, Greenberg Capital founder and James Altucher, Formula capital managing director. "People would pass me on the street and ask to borrow money," says Altucher.

  • Should Facebook's Zuckerberg Get a Prenup? Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:30 AM ET
    Should Facebook's Zuckerberg Get a Prenup?

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sounds off on whether Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will obtain a prenuptial agreement if he marries his girlfriend, with the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager John Arnold Retires Wednesday, 2 May 2012 | 1:30 PM ET
    Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager John Arnold Retires

    CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the details of legendary energy trader and billionaire hedge fund manager John Arnold choosing to retire and dedicate himself to philanthropy.

  • Sperling on Today's 'Buffett Rule' Vote Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 2:08 PM ET
    Sperling on Today's 'Buffett Rule' Vote

    The Senate is set to vote on the "Buffett Rule," President Obama's tax proposal that would require people making more than a million dollars a year to pay a minimum tax rate of 30 percent. Gene Sperling, White House economic adviser, shares the Administration's perspective.

  • Super Rich Spared So Far by IRS Audit Task Force Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:05 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    Despite the Internal Revenue Service's promise to bring new scrutiny to the super rich, a new report finds that of nearly 8,300 individuals with income of $10 million or more, as few as a dozen may have been audited.