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  • The billionaire migration     Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 2:56 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the elusive billionaires club.

  • Inside the migratory habits of billionaires Tuesday, 12 Nov 2013 | 7:42 AM ET

    Billionaires are a bit like migratory birds. They soar high above the earth, they flash bright colors, and increasingly they move in large flocks.

  • Flipping a $64.5 million jet     Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 1:54 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports how billionaires are flipping the new G650 private jet for profit.

  • Meet the 'average' global billionaire Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    A new report says the combined fortunes of the world’s billionaires have doubled since the financial crisis, but what do we know about them?

  • Billionaire club in Asia grows as Europe's shrinks Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    Asia churned out the highest number of billionaires globally in 2013, a stark contrast to Europe - which saw a decline in its ultrawealthy population.

  • 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.