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  • 'Stop bashing the rich,' says London's mayor Wednesday, 20 Nov 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    London Mayor Boris Johnson

    London's Mayor Boris Johnson says rather than attacking the rich for their wealth, the public should be thanking them for their taxes and spending.

  • Berg: 'Huge' life sciences opportunity   Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Berg: 'Huge' life sciences opportunity

    Carl Berg, billionaire venture capitalist and co-founder, Berg and Berg, sees huge opportunities in life sciences. Berg Pharma has the opportunity to revolutionize health care by using biology to determine differences between a healthy and unhealthy person.

  • And the country with the youngest billionaires is... Tuesday, 19 Nov 2013 | 9:04 AM ET

    China may not have the most billionaires, but it does have the youngest.

  • China has a word for its crass new rich Friday, 15 Nov 2013 | 12:32 PM ET

    China has a word for its flashy new rich: Tuhao (tu means “crass” and “hao” means rich). And it’s quickly gaining global traction.

  • Art collecting: A billionaire's hobby   Thursday, 14 Nov 2013 | 5:20 AM ET
    Art collecting: A billionaire's hobby

    Marion Maneker, publisher of Art Market Monitor, discusses the art market following a Sotheby's auction and says there's been a appreciation in the modern art market driven by an expansion in collectors and buyers.

  • Microsoft ditches worker ranking system   Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 1:51 PM ET
    Microsoft ditches worker ranking system

    Microsoft is eliminating its long-standing practice of evaluating employees on a bell curve in an effort to foster more team-work and collaboration. CNBC's Bob Pisani and Kayla Tausche weigh in on the company's new direction.

  • iBillionaire Index: Investing like a billionaire   Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 1:44 PM ET
    iBillionaire Index: Investing like a billionaire

    CNBC's Robert Frank breaks down the iBillionaire Index, which tracks 30 large cap equities in the S&P. The index is said to allow you to invest like billionaires do, but with limits.

  • iBillionaire Index launches today   Wednesday, 13 Nov 2013 | 10:49 AM ET
    iBillionaire Index launches today

    The iBillionaire Index launches today, which is composed of the top 30 large cap equities listed on the S&P 500. iBillionaire co-founder Raul Moreno, provides insight.

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

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

  • 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.

  • Flipping a $64.5 million jet   Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Flipping a $64.5 million jet?

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports how billionaires are flipping the new G650 private jet for profit.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Debt battle deals blow to wealthy's confidence Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Capitol building Washington

    Two new surveys find that the debt cliffhanger in Washington earlier this month left top investors badly shaken.

  • Who's the richest person in your state? Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Wealth-X has put together a list of all 50 states with their top wealth-holders. A look at how the states stack up.

  • Batista vies for biggest loser as $34 billion vanishes Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:41 PM ET
    Eike Batista

    Eike Batista declared in 2011 that he would soon become the richest man in the world. Instead, he may become known for the largest personal-wealth loss.

  • The downfall of billionaire Eike Batista   Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 7:34 AM ET
    The downfall of billionaire Eike Batista

    A new report suggests Brazil's OGX is possibly filing for bankruptcy protection, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • Mexican billionaire: Opportunities in telecom   Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 4:46 PM ET
    Mexican billionaire: Opportunities in telecom

    Mexican billionaire Ricardo Salinas of Grupo Salinas says fixed rate securities are attractive in Mexico. He also sees a lot of opportunity in the telecom space. "Everybody wants a smartphone," he adds.