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  • Psst…Wanna buy a knighthood? Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    For those looking for a knighthood, a London firm claims it can quietly guide a nomination from daydream to reality.

  • Want to close wealth gap? 'Make smart sexy again' Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    The burgeoning gap between rich and poor can be halted by embarking on a financial literacy revolution, said an advisor to presidents on solving wealth inequality.

  • MADRID, June 12- Spanish billionaire Esther Koplowitz could sell some of her stake in the holding company that controls builder FCC as part of a debt restructuring deal, said a source who is working on the refinancing. FCC shares were the top gainers on Thursday morning on Spain's benchmark index, up 4.75 percent to 17.64 euros per share.

  • Competition is stiff to manage tech billions Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    IPOs and the mass of acquisitions in tech are producing a newly rich class; money managers fight to handle the wealth.

  • UPDATE 1-Gates Foundation sells stake in Britain's G4S Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    LONDON, June 7- Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has sold his entire stake in G4S Plc, the British security firm trying to bounce back from a series of scandals that have hurt its reputation and profits.

  • Billionaires who could buy your town Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    "When someone's worth $77 billion, you're not talking about how much house they can buy. You're talking about how much city they can buy," Redfin's Nela Richardson says.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- For many single or childless individuals, the question of how to distribute their worldly wealth after they die is wide-open and complicated.

  • LONDON, May 16- British outsourcing group Bunzl is on the lookout for acquisitions in India, its chief executive said on Friday, and is ready to pounce when it finds the right opportunity to tap into the world's tenth-largest economy.

  • CNBC Transcript: Buffett, Munger and Gates Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participate in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." The estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.

    This is an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Bill Gates appearing live with Becky Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Monday, May 5, 2014.

  • Gates: New CEO pushes Microsoft to move faster Monday, 5 May 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Bill Gates at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Sitting next to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Gates also said he's excited about taking a more hands-on approach again at Microsoft.

  • Gates, Munger & Buffett slam high-speed trading Monday, 5 May 2014 | 9:03 AM ET
    Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participate in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." The estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.

    Warren Buffett, his longtime business partner Charlie Munger, and Bill Gates are no fans of high-frequency trading.

  • SEATTLE, May 2- Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Assuming no change to that pattern, Gates will have no direct ownership of Microsoft shares at all four years from now.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is expected to attract about 38,000 people to Omaha, Nebraska this weekend for its annual shareholder weekend, including its annual meeting.

  • Jobs vs. Gates for No. 1 spot Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Jobs is the easy choice, but Gates deserves equal billing, right? The reasoning behind our top picks--and why some didn't make the list at all.

  • Mossberg's 25 years of personal tech     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, shares his thoughts on CNBC's 25 most influential list and looks at the biggest changes in technology over the last 25 years.

  • Bill Gates' Microsoft set how millions used a PC Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Snatched from IBM forevermore the lead position in designing software for PCs, with the dominant operating system, productivity software and browser.

  • Steve Jobs seized his chance to change the world Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Unleashed a frenzy of innovative products during his second spell at Apple that transformed not just the PC but everything from music to smartphones.

  • Will there be a trillionaire in the 21st century? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Income inequality is growing and the rich keep getting richer. In 25 years a serial entrepreneur with grand visions may cross the wealth threshold.

  • Gates-backed TB drug to enter late-stage testing Wednesday, 23 Apr 2014 | 4:26 PM ET

    In a statement announcing the trial, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, co-chair of the Gates Foundation, said the treatment could "reduce the time required to cure drug-resistant TB from two years to just six months" and sharply cut the cost of a cure in low-income countries.

  • Paul Allen's top money manager to leave post Monday, 21 Apr 2014 | 6:29 PM ET

    SEATTLE, April 21- The lead money manager for Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen is leaving his post this week, marking the latest in a round of high-level departures at the Seattle billionaire's Vulcan Inc organization, which handles his $16 billion fortune.