• Billionaires' love affair with journalism Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    Pierre Omidyar, chairman and founder of eBay Inc.

    Deep-pocketed, high-profile individuals are pouring millions of dollars into these money-losing businesses, often without any goal of earning a return.

  • Titanic violin shatters previous record at auction Saturday, 19 Oct 2013 | 11:20 AM ET

    The violin famously played by the Titanic's bandmaster as the ship sank on its maiden voyage in 1912 sold for £900,000 ($1,454,400) at auction on Saturday.

  • Teaching kids charity? Skip the soup kitchen trip Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    Teaching charity is important, but taking your kids to work at a soup kitchen during the holidays is not the way to do it. Here's what works.

  • China's 2% account for third of world luxe sales Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    A new report from A.T. Kearney finds that just 2 percent of China's population accounts for about a third of all of the world's luxury consumption.

  • Inside a $54 million Malibu mansion     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 1:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank shares a peak at Wednesday's season finale of "Secret Lives of the Super Rich."

  • How the Spanx founder failed her way to billions     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 1:41 PM ET

    Sara Blakely, founder and inventor of Spanx shares her father's parenting strategy of encouraging failure. CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • Spanx billionaire's secret to success: Failure Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Sara Blakely

    When Sara Blakely was growing up, her father would ask her: "What have you failed at this week?" That acceptance helped feed her later success.

  • These 5 people have the coolest jobs ever Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 9:22 AM ET

    Remember that test we all had to take back in high school that was supposed to let you know what job you might be well suited for one day? These five jobs were nowhere on that list.

  • 'Ivy leaguers' still the most desired?     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    The CEO of Burberry Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company to head Apple's retail division. Peter Blair, dean of NYU Stern School of Business; and CNBC's Jon Fortt and Robert Frank, discuss whether "ivy leaguers" are still at the top of businesses.

  • Burberry CEO to head Apple's retail division     Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 1:18 PM ET

    The CEO of Burberry Angela Ahrendts is leaving the company to head Apple's retail division, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Apple goes high-end plaid with new retail boss Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 9:02 AM ET
    Angela Ahrendts

    Christopher Bailey will take over from Angela Ahrendts at Burberry, following the latter's departure for Apple.

  • Fashion mogul Moncler heads for IPO Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 1:44 AM ET
    Moncler duvet jacket.

    Luxury down jacket maker Moncler said on Monday it had filed a request with the Italian stock market to list its shares in Milan.

  • World's priciest necklace tests demand for bling Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 12:17 AM ET

    With a price tag of $55 million, the world's most valuable necklace is expected to test demand for ultra-high-end jewelry in Asia.

  • Steve Cohen 'pruning' art     Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 1:48 PM ET

    According to The New York Times, Steve Cohen is selling at least 3 important paintings, including a famous Warhol that could fetch more than $20 million. CNBC's Robert Frank has the details.

  • Zuckerberg wants his privacy     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg paid more than $30 million for four homes near his own to guard against development. CNBC's Robert Frank, and Adam Sank of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

  • 'Mini' Biltmore Estate up for sale     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on a mansion in Asheville, North Carolina up for sale. A close look at why the home is like a "mini" Biltmore.

  • Why the rich are donating less     Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Wealthy Americans annually give more than $316 billion to charity, but some think that's not enough. Robert Frank talks about why the rich are tightening their purse strings to charities.

  • Why the wealthy don't give more to charity Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Studies suggest the American wealthy could be even more generous than they already are, so why don't they give more? It depends who you ask.

  • Where are the ultra-rich finding their next home? Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    View of seaport in the sunlight, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur, South France

    The French Riviera hasn't lost its cachet, topping the list of prime residential enclaves for the ultra-wealthy, according to research from Savills.

  • Jimmy Choo lacked 'creative vision' for shoe design Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Tamara Mellon, the co-founder of the luxury brand Jimmy Choo, told CNBC that her former business partner Choo did not have the "creative vision" to design shoes.


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