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  • TABLE-Forbes rich list rankings Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 2:34 PM ET

    March 2- Bill Gates topped Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, released on Monday, with Mexican telecommunications tycoon Carlos Slim Helu in second place. 6 Charles Koch $42.9 bln Up Diversified U.S. 6 David Koch $42.9 bln Up Diversified U.S. 8 Christy Walton $41.7 bln Up Wal-Mart Stores Inc U.S. 11 Alice Walton $39.4 bln Up Wal-Mart U.S. 12...

  • Forbes List: 10 richest people in the world Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 12:20 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Bill Gates, the founder of technology company Microsoft Corp., topped Forbes' 2015 list of the world's top billionaires for the second straight year. Source of wealth: Technology company Microsoft Corp.. Source of wealth: Conglomerate Koch Industries.

  • NEW YORK— Billionaire businessman Charles G. Koch is working on a book in which he offers advice on management and entrepreneurship. Koch says in a statement issued through Crown that he hopes that Koch Industries Inc.' s trademarked "Market-Based Management" approach will be a model for others. Besides being among the world's richest men, Koch and brother David...

  • The claim by Eco Agro Resources came in a court filing in U.S. District Court in North Carolina in early September in response to an August patent infringement lawsuit against it by Koch Agronomic Services.

  • IRS delays rules on taxation for activists Friday, 23 May 2014 | 10:32 AM ET

    The IRS will revamp rules made to curb political activity by nonprofits after receiving more than 150,000 comments. The NYT reports.

  • Billionaire Steyer picks fights with Kochs, Rubio Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | 5:16 PM ET
    Tom Steyer

    Billionaire Tom Steyer has been picking a lot of political fights over climate change recently.

  • CNBC's Lawrence Delevingne discusses billionaire hedge funder Tom Steyer's aggressive campaign against big-name conservatives, such as the Koch brothers and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), to recognize climate change as a serious issue.

  • Do the rich rule America? Not really Tuesday, 22 Apr 2014 | 1:02 PM ET
    The rich are a varied group with a range of opinions. While Thomas Steyer, founder of Farallon Capital Management, pictured here, opposes the Keystone Pipeline, other wealthy individuals such as T. Boone Pickens support it. That complicates studies about the wealthy's political views.

    The media have seized on a recent study that shows that a powerful "American elite" rules America. It's a scary finding. But a closer look suggests it's not that simple.

  • FACTBOX-The wealthy behind U.S. presidential race Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 9:48 PM ET

    Oct 26- Individual donors to U.S. presidential candidates can contribute up to $2,500 for the state-by-state party nominating contests and another $2,500 for the general election.

  • INSIGHT-In California, the Mungers haunt Jerry Brown Wednesday, 3 Oct 2012 | 7:00 AM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 3- California Governor Jerry Brown has a problem. Yet Molly Munger and Charles Munger Jr., children of Warren Buffett's business partner, Charles Munger, Sr., have together become Brown's worst nightmare as the November election approaches.