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  • Ladies Who Lunch Drive Up Drinking Rate Among Rich Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    A slew of recent studies argue that more wealth brings better health: from longer lives to lower disability rates. But wealth may bring a negative side-effect to one group: ladies who lunch, who tend to drink more than is recommended.

  • Steve Martin May Profit on Sale of St. Barts Villa Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer and banjo musician Steve Martin.

    Actor Steve Martin is listing his villa in the posh Caribbean island of St. Barts for 8.75 million euros, or about $11.4 million. If he gets what he's asking, he'll score a nice profit on its sale.

  • The 'Elysee Premium': Wines Fetch Nearly $1 Million Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 11:53 AM ET
    Bottles of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace went up for auction on May 30, 2013.

    France's auction of wines from the Elysee Palace fetched more than three-times its original estimate. The lofty price was the result of the premium placed on the seller—the French presidential palace.

  • Bottle of Wine From French Palace Sells for $9,400 Friday, 31 May 2013 | 12:03 PM ET
    A bottle of the finest wine from the cellars of the Elysee Palace, a 1990 Pomerol Chateau Petrus.

    The two-day auction of 1,200 bottles of wine from the Elysee Palace is on pace to surpass its estimate of $300,000, helped by the sale of a 1990 Petrus for $9,400.

  • The Top 1% Now Controls 39% of World's Wealth Friday, 31 May 2013 | 11:30 AM ET

    The wealthiest 1 percent now control 39 percent of the world's wealth, and their share is likely to grow, according to a new report.

  • Surging Stock Market Cheers Up the Rich Thursday, 30 May 2013 | 1:35 PM ET

    Global wealth grew faster in 2012 than in the previous two years, boosting the number of millionaires and improving the outlook of the wealthy, according to studies.

  • Rare, Mysterious Nickel Sells for $3.17 Million Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 4:07 PM ET
    Walton 1913 Liberty Head nickel

    One of five Liberty head nickels mistakenly struck at the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1913 eventually sold at auction for more than $3 million.

  • Dad's Note To 12-Year Old Son Sells For $6 Million Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 2:20 PM ET

    A letter Francis Crick wrote shortly after the discovery of the structure of DNA sold at Christie's for a whopping $5.3 million.

  • Summer Rentals Hit $1 Million in the Hamptons Tuesday, 28 May 2013 | 12:26 PM ET
    This home in Southampton is for rent for only $1,000,000.

    Brokers say there are now at least a half dozen homes and estates in the Hamptons that are renting for around $1 million—just for the summer—a new record.

  • When to Tell the Kids They're Rich Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    When to Tell the Kids They're Rich

    Every parent should discuss financial matters with their children at some point, with CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Yachts on a Boat Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:58 PM ET
    Yachts on a Boat

    Every spring hundreds of yachts migrate from the Caribbean to the Mediterranean and some of them do it by boat, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. (1:00)

  • Need to Ship Your Yacht? There's a Boat for That Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 2:04 PM ET

    A growing number of companies are offering "yacht shipping" services, where yachts are loaded and carried on giant cargo ships to distant locations.

  • Why Millionaire Investors Are Holding On to Cash Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 10:35 AM ET

    Survey after survey shows that the wealthy are back to pre-crisis boom years when it comes to their outlook for their own finances, their investments and their retirements. But many of them are still sitting on lots of cash.

  • When to Tell the Kids They're Rich Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 11:17 AM ET
    Bernie Ecclestone is seen at his motorhome with his daughters Tamara Ecclestone (L) and Petra Ecclestone (R).

    A new study from U.S. Trust suggests that millionaire parents often don't tell their children how rich they are until well into adulthood. In fact, most believed their kids should little about the family's wealth before the age of 25.

  • Sprint Receives SoftBank Waiver to Consider Dish Offer Tuesday, 21 May 2013 | 6:06 AM ET

    Sprint Nextel said its Japanese suitor SoftBank granted it a waiver allowing it to consider a $25.5 billion rival bid by Dish Network, as pressure mounts on SoftBank to sweeten its offer for the No. 3 U.S. wireless carrier.

  • David Karp with his father, Michael.

    David Karp stands to make more than $200 million on the sale of his Tumblr blogging site to Yahoo. But his father tells CNBC that money doesn’t motivate the young entrepreneur.

  • The Auditing of America's Wealthy Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:41 PM ET
    The Auditing of America's Wealthy

    CNBC's Robert Frank has been looking at IRS audits and has found some troubling trends. Frank VanderSloot, Melaleuca CEO 7 founder, shares his thoughts about his own situation.

  • 'Little Pastry Chef' to Bring Millions at Auction Friday, 17 May 2013 | 4:01 PM ET
    Chaim Soutine’s “Little Pastry Chef”

    There will likely be nothing working class about the new owner of Chaim Soutine's "Little Pastry Chef," one of the painter's series of works depicting anonymous Parisian workers.

  • What's Zuckerberg Worth? Friday, 17 May 2013 | 11:54 AM ET
    What's Zuckerberg Worth?

    The CEO of Facebook has seen his personal wealth fluctuate between a high of $19.14 billion to a low of $8.92 billion over the past year, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Huge Diamond Sold at Auction for $26.7 Million Thursday, 16 May 2013 | 2:29 PM ET
    The pear-shaped diamond weighing approximately 101.73 carats recently sold at auction for just under, $27 million.

    A huge diamond unearthed in Botswana commanded an unearthly price of $26.7 million from Christie's auction house Wednesday amid the spring ritual of well-heeled bidders flocking or phoning in to Geneva's luxury sales.