GO
Loading...

Billionaires

More

  • New Gilded Age? Newport estates regain their shine Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 1:38 PM ET
    Wildacre in Newport, R.I.

    Newport's storied mansions were left behind in the 1990s and 2000s, but its oceanfront estates are regaining their shine as new buyers come to town.

  • Why government probably can't close rich-poor gap Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | 12:59 PM ET
    A businessman walks by a homeless woman holding a card requesting money in New York City.

    President Barack Obama said government can and should shrink the gap between the rich and poor. Here are some reasons why that's wrong.

  • Putin on the Ritz? Vlad said to have billions Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Speculation about Russian President Vladimir Putin's net worth is rife, but getting a true estimate is very difficult. A look at why.

  • China is minting billionaires at astonishing pace Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 10:52 PM ET

    Despite a deceleration in China's economic growth, the country is minting billionaires at an astonishing pace.

  • Welcome new billionaires! Ultrawealthy ranks grow Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 1:49 PM ET
    Jon Oringer, founder of Shutterstock, became a billionaire in June.

    Being a billionaire isn't so special anymore. A study finds that the number of billionaires has surged past 2,000.

  • Who will get Simon Cowell's fortune? Not his son Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    Simon Cowell

    With a son on the way, Simon Cowell is making it clear that his $350 million fortune will be given to charity rather than his children.

  • Egg-sized 118-carat diamond may fetch $38 million Thursday, 5 Sep 2013 | 4:26 PM ET
    The 118-carat white diamond, on display at Sotheby's in New York

    Sotheby's is planning to offer a giant D-color diamond next month that could well become the most expensive rock ever sold at auction.

  • Murdoch's prized $29.7 million yacht up for sale Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Rosehearty yacht interior

    Less than three months after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Rupert Murdoch has listed the family's 184-foot sailing yacht, the Rosehearty, for $29.7 million.

  • The Brazilian behind your Budweiser and Whopper Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Jorge Paulo Lemann in 1986

    In the U.S., Jorge Paulo Lemann is virtually unknown, even though he's behind Heinz ketchup, Burger King and Budweiser beer, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

  • Twitter counters Murdoch in heated Aussie election Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    Rupert Murdoch's crusade to oust Kevin Rudd in Australia's general election has given rise to a heated social media campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try to outflank Murdoch's "old media".

  • Europe's slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 5:56 AM ET

    After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.

  • Billionaires: New faces of 'newsies'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin updates us on recent acquisition deals for trophy publishing assets by high-net-worth individuals. Steven Levy, Wired senior writer, provides insight into Jeff Bezos-Washington Post deal.

  • Meet the new wealthy: The cash hoarders Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Since the financial crisis, the wealthy have become the nation's top cash hoarders, filling up deposit accounts and money markets at a rapid clip.

  • Yes, the rich are different: They don't retire Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

    When asked "At what age do you expect to retire?" nearly one-third of those with annual earnings of $750,000 or more answered "over 70." Fifteen percent say they never plan to retire.

  • The truth behind Peter Buffett's philanthropy rant Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Peter Buffett

    Billionaire Warren Buffett's son Peter recently sparked a huge debate over the role of philanthropy with an op-ed he published. A look at the arguments that continue to rage on days later.

  • The acquisition is said to be one of the billionaire's top three holdings, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Murdoch's estranged wife brings in legal big guns Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Don Arnold | WireImage | Getty Images

    Wendi Deng has hired the well-known New York attorney William Zabel to represent her in her divorce from Rupert Murdoch, CNBC has learned.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim may buy Dutch telco KPN Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    Dutch telecom group KPN's main shareholder America Movil has ended an agreement to limit its holding to below 30 percent, a sign it may bid for the whole company.

  • Hamptons beach home sales hit record Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 4:07 PM ET

    It's hot in the Hamptons this summer! Real estate sales shot up 23% in the second quarter, topping $1 billion.

  • Warning sign: Overseas real estate purchases slow Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    A balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Trump Hollywood condominiums in Hollywood, Fla. Latin Americans have contributed to ending the real estate crisis in South Florida by snapping up luxury condos, but recent data shows foreign sales are slowing.

    Slowing economies in places like China and Brazil are weighing on the real estate market as foreign purchases of U.S. property slowed in the 12 months ended in March, a new report said.