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  • Jorge Paulo Lemann in 1986

    In the U.S., Jorge Paulo Lemann is virtually unknown, even though he's behind Heinz ketchup, Burger King and Budweiser beer, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

  • Rupert Murdoch's crusade to oust Kevin Rudd in Australia's general election has given rise to a heated social media campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try to outflank Murdoch's "old media".

  • After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.

  • Billionaires: New faces of 'newsies'

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin updates us on recent acquisition deals for trophy publishing assets by high-net-worth individuals. Steven Levy, Wired senior writer, provides insight into Jeff Bezos-Washington Post deal.

  • Since the financial crisis, the wealthy have become the nation's top cash hoarders, filling up deposit accounts and money markets at a rapid clip.

  • When asked "At what age do you expect to retire?" nearly one-third of those with annual earnings of $750,000 or more answered "over 70." Fifteen percent say they never plan to retire.

  • Peter Buffett

    Billionaire Warren Buffett's son Peter recently sparked a huge debate over the role of philanthropy with an op-ed he published. A look at the arguments that continue to rage on days later.

  • George Soros takes large position in Herbalife: Source

    The acquisition is said to be one of the billionaire's top three holdings, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

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    Wendi Deng has hired the well-known New York attorney William Zabel to represent her in her divorce from Rupert Murdoch, CNBC has learned.

  • Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    Dutch telecom group KPN's main shareholder America Movil has ended an agreement to limit its holding to below 30 percent, a sign it may bid for the whole company.

  • It's hot in the Hamptons this summer! Real estate sales shot up 23% in the second quarter, topping $1 billion.

  • A balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Trump Hollywood condominiums in Hollywood, Fla. Latin Americans have contributed to ending the real estate crisis in South Florida by snapping up luxury condos, but recent data shows foreign sales are slowing.

    Slowing economies in places like China and Brazil are weighing on the real estate market as foreign purchases of U.S. property slowed in the 12 months ended in March, a new report said.

  • Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be rich, but a new study from UBS has a cold, hard answer: $5 million—with at least $1 million of that in cold, hard cash.

  • Last month, a wealthy Middle Eastern family paid $500,000 to charter a private jet. What was unusual was the way the family booked: through an Iphone app.

  • Summertime seems to bring out a rash of "fantasy" products for the super-rich—crazy trophy toys that are either too crazy or cutting-edge even for today's super-rich. A look at three of the best we've seen.

  • Delivering Alpha: Paulson's next bet

    CNBC's Kate Kelly provides a preview of CNBC's "Delivering Alpha" conference tomorrow in New York City. Today, a look at why hedge fund billionaire John Paulson is getting bullish on housing.

  • The few who can afford to shell out tens of millions for an apartment in one of the new condominiums being built across New York City may find a perk in real estate tax breaks, the New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett

    In a video clip for an online course on philanthropy, Warren Buffett says he follows Adam Smith's division of labor. "I make it and somebody else gives it away."

  • A 1954 Mercedes Benz Formula One racer just became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, having fetched $29 million.

  • Many banks have a special women's outreach programs, to get a piece of the growing wealth controlled by women, but how much wealth will there be? That's the tough part.