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  • Most expensive painting at an auction sold     Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 10:56 AM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the record for the most expensive painting by a deceased artist, as well as a living artist both sold Tuesday night. Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" sold for $142.4 million.

  • Andrew Fabricant, partner of Richard Gray Gallery, discusses why Francis Bacon's "Three Studies of Lucian Freud" was in such high demand. CNBC's Robert Frank, provides insight on the auction.

  • The billionaire migration     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the elusive billionaires club.

  • Christie's $500 million auction     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 1:43 PM ET

    Brett Gorvy, Christie's chairman, has high expectations for pieces at auction estimated to be the the highest ever in history. New collectors are looking for the best, he adds.

  • Inside the migratory habits of billionaires Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Billionaires are a bit like migratory birds. They soar high above the earth, they flash bright colors, and increasingly they move in large flocks.

  • Forget home flipping, billionaires flip superjets Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Gulfstream G650

    While most of the private jet market is weak, some owners of Gulfstream's top-of-the-line G650 are “flipping” the planes for big profits.

  • BlackBerry's Chen to receive $1 million     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 4:26 PM ET

    BlackBerry says its interim CEO John Chen will receive a base salary of $1 million. John Martin, Reed Smith LLC thinks this is appropriate because Chen is a "turnaround specialist," while Robert Weissman, Public Citizen president, says there is too much wealth at the top.

  • May the theme park be ever in your favor     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 2:55 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on potential opportunities at Lions Gate for a "Hunger Games" theme park. Nancy Giles, pop culture commentator, and CNBC's Robert Frank weigh in.

  • $20 million private theme park     Friday, 8 Nov 2013 | 2:50 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank goes inside "Caledon," which is a 314-acre estate in Arlington, Washington

  • Twitter billionaires     Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 1:47 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank says three Twitter honchos shared a $4 billion jackpot on the company's IPO day.

  • Government bets the farm in $11.3 billion subsidies Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:08 AM ET

    The government paid $11.3m in farm subsidies to 50 billionaires or businesses in which they have some form of ownership. The New York Times reports.

  • Meet the 'average' global billionaire Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    A new report says the combined fortunes of the world’s billionaires have doubled since the financial crisis, but what do we know about them?

  • China's richest man snaps up $28 million Picasso art Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    Wang Jianlin

    China's Dalian Wanda Group, founded by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, snapped up a Picasso painting for $28.2 million at a Christie's auction.

  • Billionaire club in Asia grows as Europe's shrinks Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    Asia churned out the highest number of billionaires globally in 2013, a stark contrast to Europe - which saw a decline in its ultrawealthy population.

  • Bubble watch: Is this investment about to pop? Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    Pablo Picasso's "Tete" at Christie's in New York.

    Lackluster sales at a recent Christie's auction may not be a sign that the frothy art market is finally breaking down.

  • Over $1 billion in stolen art found     Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    Christie's Monday night auction racked up $92 million, less than half of the early top end estimates, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Also, a look at a big find in Munich of art allegedly looted by the Nazis.

  • China's rich buying up yacht companies Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    A yacht made by Sunseeker International.

    Wealthy Chinese may not be buying many big yachts. But they are buying up big yacht companies. A look at what's driving the trend.

  • New calls to tax the rich more     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 4:52 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio plans to pay for education programs by raising taxes on the wealthy by more than $500 million.

  • Fall auction preview     Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 2:42 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Sullivan looks at a few "knick knacks" Oprah Winfrey auctioned for her charity, which brought in more than $600,000. Robert Frank reports on some of the most expensive items up for auction this Fall season.

  • Calls to raise taxes for the rich are growing Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Calls to tax the rich are suddenly reaching higher volume, whether it's Bill Gross' “Scrooge McDuck” blog or a ballot measure in Colorado to make high earners pay for schools, or New York's Bill de Blasio’s tax proposal.

 

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