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  • 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

    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

    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 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.

  • Reviled 'rich girl' calls critics 'idiots' Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Rachael Sacks

    Rachael Sacks said she has no intention of apologizing or flip-flopping on her views about wealth discrimination. A person's a person, she seems to argue, no matter how rich.

  • Wealthy could lose big if Fed stops money flow Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    While the wealthy don't show any signs of worrying about the effects of tighter money, they should be, according to economist Marc Faber.

  • Miami—the new Hamptons? Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    The Apogee South Beach, one of Miami's most expensive towers

    Wealthy young New York families are making up for the removal of Latin Americans as buyers of luxury digs, real estate pros say.

  • Billionaires' love affair with journalism Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 10:08 AM ET
    Pierre Omidyar, chairman and founder of eBay Inc.

    Deep-pocketed, high-profile individuals are pouring millions of dollars into these money-losing businesses, often without any goal of earning a return.

  • China's 2% account for third of world luxe sales Thursday, 17 Oct 2013 | 11:37 AM ET

    A new report from A.T. Kearney finds that just 2 percent of China's population accounts for about a third of all of the world's luxury consumption.

  • Inside a $54 million Malibu mansion     Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 1:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank shares a peak at Wednesday's season finale of "Secret Lives of the Super Rich."

  • The road where millionaires blow the speed limit Wednesday, 16 Oct 2013 | 6:00 AM ET

    There's a stretch of asphalt 95 miles north of New York City where super-rich drivers can go super fast. The cost? Initiations fees start at $125,000.

  • Richard Branson denies quitting UK for tax reasons Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 3:10 AM ET

    U.K. billionaire Richard Branson mounted a swift online defence of his decision to move to his private Caribbean island retreat.

  • Why the wealthy don't give more to charity Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET

    Studies suggest the American wealthy could be even more generous than they already are, so why don't they give more? It depends who you ask.

  • Where are the ultra-rich finding their next home? Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    View of seaport in the sunlight, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur, South France

    The French Riviera hasn't lost its cachet, topping the list of prime residential enclaves for the ultra-wealthy, according to research from Savills.

  • My megayacht's bigger than yours Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    Megayacht Musashi

    A peek inside Feadship, one of the world's most prestigious makers of megayachts, including those for Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison.

  • In New York, the billionaires have all the fun Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 3:09 PM ET
    A yacht in New York City.

    Inequality is all relative. It now takes at least $100 million to matter in New York, leaving many wealthy feeling disadvantaged.

  • CNBC's Robert Frank reports John Arnold pledged up to $10 million to fund head start programs that were closed because of the government shutdown.