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  • Three Reasons US Rich Don't Give More to Charity Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 2:12 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    When it comes to philanthropy, wealthy Americans lead the world, but a new survey suggests they could give more.

  • Vintage Cars Fetch $53 Million Over the Weekend Monday, 11 Mar 2013 | 11:40 AM ET

    Amelia Island's classic car auctions brought less than last year, but Ferrari prices, a closely watched telltale, easily matched expectations.

  • When $50 Million Is Too Low for a Vintage Ferrari Friday, 8 Mar 2013 | 1:25 PM ET

    With the average price of collectible Ferraris up more than 70 percent, this weekend's auction of vintage GT and GTOs is drawing attention.

  • Brawl Over Billions: Forbes vs. Prince Alwaleed  Thursday, 7 Mar 2013 | 3:35 PM ET

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is severing ties with Forbes Magazine because he claims his net worth is grossly undervalued. Kingdom Holdings CFO Shadi Sanbar offers insight.

  • ‘Wealth Effect’ Driven More by Homes Than Stocks Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 4:43 PM ET

    In pure dollar terms, Americans are nearly as wealthy as ever, but only if housing continues to strengthen will the so-called 'wealth effect' kick in.

  • 'Really' Wealthy Real Estate  Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    A look at where the wealthiest are spending the most money to buy their fabulous homes, with CNBC's Robert Frank. (1:30)

  • What $200,000 Buys in World's Most Expensive City Wednesday, 6 Mar 2013 | 11:10 AM ET
    The Tour Odéon site is located on the eastern side of Monaco on the border with France.

    Not much. In Monaco, the globe's priciest real-estate market, the average home costs more than $5,300 a square foot.

  • Swiss Rethink Relationship With World’s Super-Rich Tuesday, 5 Mar 2013 | 1:11 PM ET
    Geneva, Switzerland

    The zeal with which Swiss citizens backed the curbs on executive pay is just the latest sign that Switzerland's relationship with the ultra-wealthy is beginning to change.

  • Tax Attack on the Rich?  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 7:44 PM ET

    Forbes' released its 2013 list of the world's richest people. Art Laffer, Laffer Investments; Chris Kofinis, Former Sen. Manchin's chief of staff; Robert Traynham, Former Santorum aide; Jonathan Golub, UBS, share their opinions.

  • Who's on the Forbes Rich List?  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 7:18 PM ET

    For the first time since 2000, Warren Buffett didn't make the top three on the annual Forbes Rich list. Randall Lane, Editor, Forbes tells CNBC who ousted Buffett from his third spot.

  • Forbes World Billionaires  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 1:50 PM ET

    Forbes' ranking of the world's richest people finds more billionaires than ever before. Randall Lane, Forbes Magazine, weighs in.

  • Is Icahn Gearing Up For Another Fight?  Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 11:34 AM ET

    CNBC's Scott Wapner reports the billionaire investor plans to put up a slate on the board of Transocean.

  • Taxes on the Rich Are on Track to Hit 30-Year High Monday, 4 Mar 2013 | 10:54 AM ET

    While Washington bickers over whether to raise taxes on the rich, the truth is, taxes on the richest Americans are already at their highest in decades.

  • The Sands Corp. sign in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Las Vegas Sands said it "likely" violated the federal Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, which outlaws the bribery of foreign officials, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Friday.

  • Andrew Mason to Blame for Groupon's Woes?  Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 2:15 PM ET

    Groupon's Andrew Mason, a man once valued at more than $1 billion, was canned last night. Gene Munster, Piper Jaffray; CNBC's Robert Frank; and Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, Yale, discuss.

  • Mason's Forced Retirement  Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:45 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the decline in Andrew Mason's wealth.

  • Andrew Mason’s $378.36 Retirement Package Friday, 1 Mar 2013 | 1:18 PM ET
    Andrew Mason, former CEO of Groupon Inc.

    Forget about golden parachutes. Mason may be the first CEO in modern-day capitalism to get a lead parachute.

  • Billionaire Population Hits 1,453—Or Maybe 4,000 Thursday, 28 Feb 2013 | 3:15 PM ET

    Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.

  • Larry Ellison's Growing Empire Now Has an Airline Wednesday, 27 Feb 2013 | 1:26 PM ET

    Less than a year after buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai, Oracle chief Larry Ellison has purchased Island Air, a local airline that factors in his development plans.

  • 'Penta-Millionaires' Happier Than Merely Rich: Study Tuesday, 26 Feb 2013 | 2:45 PM ET

    "Penta-millionaires," those worth $5 million or more, are happier than the merely rich, a new study shows.