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

  • The Power of Storytelling - by Jim Holtje

    In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.

  • Farmer Howard Buffett Gets Spotlight in Primetime Monday, 12 Dec 2011 | 2:22 PM ET
    Howard Buffett drives a piece of farm equipment in this frame grab from a profile of Warren Buffett's son on CBS' 60 Minutes.

    Howard Buffett, Warren's oldest son, was the subject of an in-depth profile on the CBS News program 60 Minutes over the weekend.  He's shown as a hands-on Nebraska farmer who likes to harvest his own crops.

  • Steve Jobs | 1955 - 2011

    In his last years, Steven P. Jobs veered from exotic diets to cutting-edge treatments as he fought the cancer that ultimately took his life, according to a new biography to be published on Monday. The New York Times reports.

  • With Time Running Short, Jobs Managed His Farewells Friday, 7 Oct 2011 | 9:58 AM ET
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    In February, Steven P. Jobs had learned that, after years of fighting cancer, his time was becoming shorter. He quietly told a few acquaintances, and they, in turn, whispered to others. And so a pilgrimage began. The New York Times reports.

  • Biggest Businesses Run by College Dropouts Tuesday, 2 Aug 2011 | 3:58 PM ET
    Position: CEO, CarnivalMarket Cap: $19.6 billion Instead of spending four years in college, this chief executive spent time working his way up the chain of command at . Micky Arison, the CEO of Carnival, started in the sales department and was promoted to reservations manager in 1974. He was later promoted to vice president of passenger traffic and just three years later he was named president of the company. Arison helped acquire Holland America Line, Windstar Cruises and Westours, allowing Car

    From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.

  • 12 public figures cursed by protest Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:30 PM ET
    A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in Frankfurt, April 15, 2015.

    A gallery of protesters and pie-throwers and the public figures they have tormented.

  • Bill Gates, left, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett pose for a picture after a press conference Monday, June 26, 2006 in New York.  Warren Buffett, the chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, recently announced his intention of giving 10 million shares of his company to charitable organizations, the majority going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    Warren Buffett has made his scheduled annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  After six years, Buffett has donated a total of 132.4 million Berkshire Class B shares, worth $10.3 billion at today's closing price.

  • Zuckerberg - Not Your Typical Comic Book Hero Thursday, 7 Jul 2011 | 3:47 PM ET

    Last winter I reported that Mark Zuckerberg would be the subject of a comic book. Turns out it was a hit. The publisher says he sold out just on pre-orders. Now a sequel is in the works, the story has been optioned for a potential movie, and a comic book is coming out next month about Steve Jobs.

  • Microsoft Kinect

    One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.

  • Homes of CEOs Monday, 13 Jun 2011 | 4:29 PM ET
    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, Calif. He doesn’t move in for a few months, so the address remains a closely guarded secret until the current occupants move out. However, a few details have emerged -- the 5,000-square-foot home has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool. It’s not quite on the same level as Bill Gates’ 50,050-square-foot Washington mansion (pictured, left), but it’s not a bad start for a man whose last few homes were rentals.Zuck

    In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.

  • Innovative Manufacturing Can Grow US Economy Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 4:24 PM ET
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    The years following the Great Recession will feature the reemergence of U.S. manufacturing—everything from aeronautics to robots in warehouses, to high-speed cotton mills and 3-D model-making—but this generation of manufacturing will be polished and enhanced with technology.