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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Apple’s deep pockets: What $159 billion could do Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:58 AM ET
    Apple employees walk towards the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    The maker of iPads and iPhones has a problem that anyone would like to have: What to do with a vast amount of cash. The New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett says you should tweet about these Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    In a video created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Warren Buffett gives the school's chancellor some good advice on writing tweets.

  • Where Bill Gates 'fits in' at Microsoft     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    What will be the role of Bill Gates at Microsoft? Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Bill Gates' comments on Satya Nadella and change at Microsoft. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Microsoft wanted to buy WhatsApp Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    In a Rolling Stone interview, Bill Gates said that Microsoft was also looking to buy the company, noting that it has a very large user base.

  • No bull, billionaires capture 7% of market's gains Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Ray Dalio speaks with CNBC at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Since the market bottom in 2009, America's billionaires have seen their fortunes and numbers soar to new records.

  • Forbes richest: Bill Gates back on top     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Randall Lane, Forbes Magazine editor, discusses the magazine's annual billionaires list. Bill Gates is back on top for the first time in four years.

  • Forget Jobs, Gates—here are the names to know Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Tim Berners-Lee

    When it comes to the most influential in tech, you might jump to Jobs and Gates. But here the names you really need to know, these pros say.

  • Tech giant faceoff: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?