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  • Rich get richer since 2009  Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    As the list of U.S. billionaires hits new record highs, CNBC's Robert Frank reports on which ones made the most money in stocks since 2009.

  • Winklevoss twins use bitcoins to book space trip Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 1:00 AM ET

    Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who famously accused Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg of stealing their idea, said they used bitcoins to buy tickets for a high-altitude voyage on billionaire Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic commercial spaceflight venture.

  • Divorce judge: Hamm to keep Continental stake Tuesday, 4 Mar 2014 | 4:01 PM ET
    Continental Resources CEO Harold Hamm pauses during an interview in his Oklahoma City offices, July 12, 2012.

    Billionaire Harold Hamm will not have to give up his controlling stake in Continental Resources as part of a divorce settlement, according to Forbes.

  • Forbes richest: Bill Gates back on top  Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Randall Lane, Forbes Magazine editor, discusses the magazine's annual billionaires list. Bill Gates is back on top for the first time in four years.

  • Billionaire Warren Buffett told CNBC on Monday that he does not see climate change impacting insurance prices "three years or five years from now."

  • Sotheby's buys 'Pink Star' diamond after default Friday, 28 Feb 2014 | 8:52 AM ET

    Sotheby's said it acquired the "Pink Star" diamond, which had fetched a world-record price in November, after its buyer couldn't pay and defaulted.

  • WhatsApp's new billionaires  Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

    Facebook's acquisition of WhatsApp will make some unknown investors very wealthy, CNBC's Josh Lipton reports.

  • Top hedge funds cling to eBay, Apple in fourth quarter Saturday, 15 Feb 2014 | 7:15 AM ET
    Carl Icahn

    E-commerce auction house eBay became a darling among top U.S. hedge funds in the fourth quarter just before billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn urged the company to spin off its PayPal payments business, regulatory filings showed on Friday.

  • State fund finds Loeb's Third Point too risky Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 9:07 AM ET
    Dan Loeb, founder and chief executive officer of Third Point.

    Daniel Loeb's hedge fund will be losing Rhode Island as a client after the state's pension fund found his Third Point too risky.

  • Soros on crisis in Syria  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:06 AM ET

    Billionaire investor George Soros, shares his thoughts on the "humanitarian catastrophe" in Syria.

  • Voice for the world  Friday, 24 Jan 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    Nicholas Berggruen, Theworldpost.com, shares highlights from the World Economic Forum in Switzerland on global initiatives for the global economy.

  • Political unrest deals blow to Thai billionaire Tuesday, 21 Jan 2014 | 7:36 PM ET
    Dhanin Chearavanont, billionaire and chairman of Charoen Pokphand Group Co. (CP Group), pauses while attending a conference hosted by the Thailand-China Chamber of Commerce in Bangkok, Thailand.

    A local currency hit by months of political unrest, and skittish consumers spending less are keeping the pressure on Thai billionaire Dhanin Chearavanont.

  • TWC investors name their price for Charter deal Wednesday, 15 Jan 2014 | 3:44 PM ET

    A number of Time Warner Cable shareholders would support a merger with Charter Communications if Charter raises its current bid for the larger rival to $41 billion or more, according to people close to the matter.

  • Cohen's SAC Capital said to gain 20% for year Tuesday, 31 Dec 2013 | 4:23 PM ET
    Steven A. Cohen

    Billionaire investor Steven A. Cohen's SAC Capital Advisors returned 20.10 percent this year, even as it pleaded guilty to insider trading charges.

  • Police are still searching for a Chinese billionaire and French winemaker after their helicopter went down in the Bordeaux region of France, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Meet the $1,250-an-hour tutor Thursday, 12 Dec 2013 | 12:04 PM ET
    Nathaniel Hannan

    The world's millionaires and billionaires are seeking at-home teachers to help their children in the education race. For the tutors, it's a lucrative business.

  • Latest billionaires of 'Giving Pledge'  Tuesday, 10 Dec 2013 | 1:53 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports there are now 122 signers of the "Giving Pledge," which is a promise started by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett for billionaires to give away at least half of their wealth. Frank also provides insight into the mystery tipper.

  • A car sold for $100 million? It's likely by 2018 Monday, 9 Dec 2013 | 11:46 AM ET
    This 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4*S NART Spyder sold for $27.5 million in August.

    U.S. auction sales of collectible cars are set to reach an all-time high in 2013. Plus, why a car sold for $100 million is within reach.

  • The real facts about inequality Wednesday, 4 Dec 2013 | 12:37 PM ET
    A homeless woman stands in the street in New York.

    There is no question that inequality is disturbingly high. But the discussion around it is flawed by a disregard for actual data.

  • Think taxes chase away millionaires? Think again Wednesday, 27 Nov 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    New data on the population of millionaires suggest little connection between tax rates and a state's population of millionaires.