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  • 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
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    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.

  • What is rich? Study takes a crack at the answer Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:13 PM ET

    Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be rich, but a new study from UBS has a cold, hard answer: $5 million—with at least $1 million of that in cold, hard cash.

  • Booking a $500,000 flight? There's an app for that Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Last month, a wealthy Middle Eastern family paid $500,000 to charter a private jet. What was unusual was the way the family booked: through an Iphone app.

  • Three fantasy toys for the super-rich Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Summertime seems to bring out a rash of "fantasy" products for the super-rich—crazy trophy toys that are either too crazy or cutting-edge even for today's super-rich. A look at three of the best we've seen.

  • Delivering Alpha: Paulson's next bet     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly provides a preview of CNBC's "Delivering Alpha" conference tomorrow in New York City. Today, a look at why hedge fund billionaire John Paulson is getting bullish on housing.

  • How the rich get a big real estate tax break Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    The few who can afford to shell out tens of millions for an apartment in one of the new condominiums being built across New York City may find a perk in real estate tax breaks, the New York Times reports.

  • Buffett's secret to giving away billions Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    In a video clip for an online course on philanthropy, Warren Buffett says he follows Adam Smith's division of labor. "I make it and somebody else gives it away."

  • Most expensive car ever sold for $29 million Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    A 1954 Mercedes Benz Formula One racer just became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, having fetched $29 million.

  • How many female millionaires are there? Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 11:00 AM ET

    Many banks have a special women's outreach programs, to get a piece of the growing wealth controlled by women, but how much wealth will there be? That's the tough part.

  • New York is running out of luxury apartments Tuesday, 2 Jul 2013 | 2:08 PM ET
    A penthouse at the Pierre Hotel in New York City is listed at $125 million.

    You wouldn't know it from looking at all of the glass towers going up across Manhattan, but the city is running out of penthouses and other ultra-luxury apartments, and what's on the market may be overpriced.

  • Living Large in London Just Got More Expensive Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 3:39 PM ET

    The price of buying a Patek Philippe, employing a housekeeper or getting a Botox treatment in London outpaced overall inflation in 2012.

  • Charitable Giving Rises, Despite Higher Taxes Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Free Arts NYC's 12th annual art auction benefit at Chelsea Art Museum in New York.

    The annual Giving USA report shows charitable giving rose 3.5 percent last year to a record high. However, when adjusted for inflation, the 2012 total is still well below the 2007 giving total.

  • Russia's Richest Man Supports the Fed Decision Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 5:55 AM ET

    Despite market turmoil over the Federal Reserve's indication that it could start tapering its bond buying program, billionaire investor Alisher Usmanov told CNBC that it would play a "positive" role for markets.