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  • Relatives challenging reclusive heiress' will Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:56 AM ET
    Huguette was shy, but not sad. Her friends and the few relatives who knew her describe her as cheerful, gracious, stubborn, and devoted to her art and her charity to friends and strangers. She poses in a Japanese print dress at about age 37.

    A new book, "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune," explores over-the-top wealth.

  • Jay Z, leading market indicator? Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 6:00 AM ET
    Jay-Z

    When Jay Z starts rapping about Basquiat and Art Basel, is it time to think we've reached the top of an art bubble? At least one observer thinks so.

  • Welcome new billionaires! Ultrawealthy ranks grow Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:49 PM ET
    Jon Oringer, founder of Shutterstock, became a billionaire in June.

    Being a billionaire isn't so special anymore. A study finds that the number of billionaires has surged past 2,000.

  • Wealthy cashing in on mortgages     Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank and John Carney discuss whether we're seeing a housing bubble. New data from RealtyTrac show 63 percent of people buying homes in the $1 million to $2 million range used a mortgage. That's up 49 percent from a year ago.

  • Jumbo mortgage rush: Why the rich are buying Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 10:09 AM ET

    Even as the rest of America pulls back on mortgages, the wealthy are going on a borrowing binge for million-dollar homes, according to RealtyTrac.

  • Talks collapse in battle over $300 million fortune Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 8:28 AM ET
    Huguette was shy, but not sad. Her friends and the few relatives who knew her describe her as cheerful, gracious, stubborn, and devoted to her art and her charity to friends and strangers. She poses in a Japanese print dress at about age 37.

    Settlement negotiations have broken down in the battle for the $300 million estate of reclusive heiress Huguette Clark, according to NBC News.

  • Found in locker, Bond sub car sells for $967,120 Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 3:55 PM ET

    James Bond's famous submarine car from "The Spy Who Loved Me" has just been sold for $967,120, a price that was below what many had expected.

  • CNBC's Brian Sullivan and Kayla Tausche reports on 2 homes worth $1 million. A pre-war condo in New York City goes against a home with colonial charm. Dolly Lenz, shares her pick.

  • Who will get Simon Cowell's fortune? Not his son Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    Simon Cowell

    With a son on the way, Simon Cowell is making it clear that his $350 million fortune will be given to charity rather than his children.

  • Egg-sized 118-carat diamond may fetch $38 million Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    The 118-carat white diamond, on display at Sotheby's in New York

    Sotheby's is planning to offer a giant D-color diamond next month that could well become the most expensive rock ever sold at auction.

  • Around-the-world private jet tours     Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 2:57 PM ET

    The business of "around-the-world" private jet tours is taking off, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Tours take rich around the world on $4,000 a day Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    A global travel bug has bitten the wealthy, fueling a surge in private jet tours—hyperexclusive, month-long trips aboard custom-built jets that drop in on exotic countries.

  • Murdoch's prized $29.7 million yacht up for sale Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Rosehearty yacht interior

    Less than three months after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Rupert Murdoch has listed the family's 184-foot sailing yacht, the Rosehearty, for $29.7 million.

  • A $690,000 watch is now part of Nadal's game Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    Tennis great Rafael Nadal is one of the most obsessive, ritual-oriented players on the tour. And part of that ritual now includes a $690,000 watch.

  • Big tournament, bigger money     Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports Roger Federer's net worth is $71 million according to Forbes, but he is falling in the rankings. Also, a look at Rafael Nadal's watch, the most expensive timepiece on the court.

  • Swiss tax haven closes for wealthy Americans Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 3:19 PM ET

    A tax deal reached between Switzerland and the U.S. on Thursday effectively puts an end to the status of the small Alpine country as a tax haven for wealthy Americans.

  • Private villas for the 5%     Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 11:45 AM ET

    Brent Handler, Inspirato founder & CEO, explains how his company is making exclusive vacation homes more accessible to a broader base of wealthy travelers.

  • Power House: Boston real estate     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:46 PM ET

    Gail Roberts, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage agent discusses the current real estate environment in the Boston area. This week's power house is listed for $2,285,000. "Buyers should expect more inventory this fall," says Roberts.

  • Cheating the health care system     Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    CNBC's Andrea Day reports the Feds are fighting back against tax fraud. One pharmacy owner allegedly had customers bring in their prescriptions for cash.

  • Singer selling $100 million worth of mansions Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Celine Dion's mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida.

    The singer is cashing out of the mansion market, listing two of her trophy properties in Florida and Montreal for a total of more than $100 million.

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