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  • Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

    An analysis of the billionaire signers of the Giving Pledge shows that most of them are bankers and financiers who are older than 65 and give to health and education causes.

  • What Bill Gates Should Read This Summer Thursday, 9 Aug 2012 | 1:12 PM ET
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    "In the month since I posted my Great Summer Reading list," Gates writes, "I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people who responded with their book recommendations."

  • Get Up! Relaxation Makes You Stupid: Author Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012 | 11:35 AM ET
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    Want to innovate, want to create? The author of, "RUSH: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race" offers some advice saying it begins by getting out of the office.

  • How to Retire Abroad: Costa Rica Friday, 20 Jul 2012 | 10:45 AM ET
    When the time comes to retire, not everyone wants a condo in Boca Raton. Many people want to spend their later years in another culture, one that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.One such place is Costa Rica. Its name means “rich coast,” which is appropriate considering its location on the Central American isthmus. Its equatorial location keeps its climate tropical year-round, and the Pacific Ocean on its west side and the Caribbean Sea to the east make it everything

    Many people want to spend their later years in an environment that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.

  • Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hits 16-Month High Wednesday, 11 Jul 2012 | 7:44 PM ET
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    Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continue to rally, closing at a fresh 16-month high.  Berkshire's performance will be one of the topics covered when Buffett appears live on "Squawk Box" tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 7:30 am ET.

  • Warren Buffett: I'm Not a 'Card-Carrying' Democrat Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 4:17 PM ET
    Warren Buffett (L), CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, and adviser to former US president Bill Clinton, Vernon Jordan, attend the 25th anniversary dinner of the Economic Club of Washington in Washington on June 5, 2012

    Warren Buffett says he's not a "card-carrying" Democrat.  He explains why, and covers a number of other topics, in this video of his appearance before the Economic Club of Washington.

  • 'I Got Zucked!'—Sudden Wealth Losses Of the Rich Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aubrey McClendon, CEO of Chesapeake Energy Corp.

    While Mark Zuckerberg’s daily wealth gyrations may be new, the phenomena of sudden wealth loss is not.  It is now part of the world of wealth, where a growing number of personal fortunes are made and lost in the volatile stock market.

  • Economic Warfare - Ziad K. Abdelnour

    In making his case, says most major wealth creation comes from doing what other people consider insufferably boring.

  • Gold

    It's not everyday you can find people to take the opposite side of a trade from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, but then gold is not your average trade.

  • Gates, Buffett Talk Currencies Monday, 7 May 2012 | 8:15 AM ET
    Gates, Buffett Talk Currencies

    "The challenge with currencies is all the big ones have some difficulty," says Bill Gates. "It's not like the Americans have solved their deficit." Meanwhile Warren Buffett also shares his view on currencies.

  • Gates, Buffett on Mark Zuckerberg Monday, 7 May 2012 | 7:40 AM ET
    Gates, Buffett on Mark Zuckerberg

    Bill Gates told CNBC that Mark Zuckerberg reminds him of himself in "certain ways." Meanwhile Warren Buffett says there's a "certain similarity" between Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. "They both have this intense focus," he tells CNBC's Becky Quick.

  • Bill Gates at Berkshire Meeting Monday, 7 May 2012 | 6:00 AM ET
    Bill Gates at Berkshire Meeting

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates talks to CNBC's Becky Quick at the annual Berkshire shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. He addresses Buffett's prostate cancer diagnosis, his feelings about the shareholder meeting, gold, and billionaires agreeing to give away their money.

  • Marc Andreessen

    All six partners at Andreessen Horowitz are committing to donate at least half of their lifetime income from venture capital investments to charity.

  • Trayvon Martin

    A lobbying group that promoted the law at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case has started to lose support from business groups, including Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, McDonald's, PepsiCo and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • Billionaire Toys Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    There are few sensations that can beat the thrill of a frivolous purchase. After struggling all month to make sure that the rent, bills and car payments are paid in a timely fashion, it can be downright exhilarating to blow a big chunk of change on something unnecessary.Sadly, the thrill passes once the next billing cycle kicks in. That $300 pair of shoes may have seemed like a well-deserved extravagance, but now it’s starting to feel like an ill-advised and anxiety-provoking mistake.The morning

    Billionaires can buy every toy that catches their fancy, including antique cars, jumbo jets, and spaceships. What are some of the toys the world’s billionaires have bought?

  • Bill Gates' Company Starts GreenLight Music Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 5:53 PM ET
    Bill Gates' Company Starts GreenLight Music

    Gary Shenk, Corbis CEO, discusses the launch of an online music service aimed at licensing songs for professional use, and which major companies will provide the music to customers.

  • Billionaire Sports Team Owners Thursday, 16 Feb 2012 | 5:26 PM ET
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    Check out some of the billionaires from all over the world who have added a major sports team or two to their portfolios.

  • It’s rare for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and other partners to work together to tackle an urgent global health issue. It’s time for this to change and our new coordinated effort – unlike previous siloed, disease-by-disease approaches – is the first step.

  • Cohan: Corporations Need to Think Like a Start-Up Friday, 20 Jan 2012 | 12:57 PM ET
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    How do the best entrepreneurs manage to succeed so often and so convincingly?

  • Bill Gates: His Life in Pictures Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 9:29 AM ET
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    Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. He's also changed the way we work and live. We take a look at his life from whiz kid to self-made billionaire to philanthropist.