Carlos Slim has lost money from shares of America Movil, and according to estimates from Bloomberg and Forbes, Bill Gates is once again the richest man in the world, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.» Read More
*Harold Hamm's wife, Sue Ann Hamm, sues for divorce and subpoenas financial records.
PANAMA CITY, March 17- Latin America is increasingly looking to the private sector to help fund a $200 billion a year infrastructure investment gap that is dragging on economic growth and preventing the region from catching up to other emerging markets.
MEXICO CITY, March 15- Shares of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's phone giant America Movil fell almost 5 percent on Friday, a day after a congressional committee passed an ambitious bill that aims to loosen his hold on the telecommunications market.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 14- A prominent Silicon Valley venture capitalist has stepped into the middle of a long-standing controversy over a California tradition: open access to the state's famed beaches.
The life of a "close protection operator," charged with protecting mega-wealthy clients and giving their families peace of mind.
*Listing assets in Cairo may have become more risky. DUBAI, March 13- A regulatory battle over an offer to buy out shareholders in Orascom Construction Industries may inflict damage on the Cairo stock market that lingers long after Egypt's politics stabilise and the economy recovers.
HOUSTON, March 7- Microsoft Corp co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates said that expanding nuclear power and making it safer was the most economic way to ward off climate change.
One of the latest examples was told by the writer and provocateur Matt Taibbi, famed for having described Goldman Sachs as "a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money."
MADRID, March 4- Spain's Amancio Ortega, elevated by Forbes to become the third richest person in the world, may have discovered fashion's secret of eternal youth. The aggressively managed Inditex has more than 6,000 stores in some 90 countries and includes such brands as Ortega's flagship Zara, Zara Home, Massimo Dutti and others.
NEW YORK, March 4- Spain's Amancio Ortega, the co-founder of the Inditex fashion group, leapt over Warren Buffett and France's Bernard Arnault to become the world's third richest person on Forbes' 2013 annual ranking of billionaires, with an estimated net worth of $57 billion.
*Orascom not immediately available for comment. CAIRO, March 3- Egyptian authorities have barred the chief executive of Orascom Construction Industries, one of the country's biggest companies, from leaving the country as part of an investigation into tax evasion, state media said on Sunday.
Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 28- The word "startup" might convey a technology-oriented company founded by a 20- something, but the reality is very different, according to a report from the Kauffman Foundation and the online service LegalZoom.
CAIRO, Feb 28- The Egyptian government is holding talks with the country's biggest listed company, Orascom Construction Industries, to dissuade it from delisting from the local stock exchange, Investment Minister Osama Saleh told the state news agency MENA on Thursday.
Under a deal announced last month, a group of U.S. investors including Bill Gates committed to buying a $1 billion stake in Egyptian fertiliser giant OCI NV. The deal is a vote of confidence in Egypt's economy, and provides a badly needed flow of hard currency into Egypt.
Discussing what the U.S. government can do to encourage more charitable giving, and the most exciting growth in technology now, with Bill Gates, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and CNBC's Maria Bartiromo. "There is a lot of excitement about high-quality online education," he says.
Warren Buffett said he remains confident the U.S. debt problem will be fixed...eventually, despite all the political fighting that's been sparked by the "fiscal cliff."
NEW YORK, Dec 24- Craig Mundie, one of two Microsoft Corp executives who took over Bill Gates' role at the company, has relinquished control of Microsoft's large research organization and is to retire from the company in 2014..
From auto sales to health care to the NFL to the price of gasoline, CNBC's anchors, reporters, editors and contributors make calls on what 2013 will bring.
A change at the top of Microsoft, two companies that will go private, the two top NFL teams by year end and more predictions.