• Cost of Running a Yacht   Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 12:00 AM ET
    Cost of Running a Yacht

    A new yacht's multimillion-dollar price tag is just the beginning. From fuel to food to crew salaries, costs can easily add up to millions annually to fully operate and enjoy the vessel. Robert Frank breaks it down.

  • After the Disney Deal, How Much Is Lucas Worth? Wednesday, 31 Oct 2012 | 12:45 PM ET
    After the Disney Deal, How Much Is Lucas Worth?

    The Star Wars creator's wealth will soar to more than $5.2 billion after Disney purchases Lucasfilms.

  • Is the Yacht Economy Running Aground?   Friday, 26 Oct 2012 | 11:57 AM ET
    Is the Yacht Economy Running Aground?

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports the multi-billion dollar yacht economy is struggling.

  • Affordable Housing for Billionaires   Friday, 12 Oct 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    Affordable Housing for Billionaires

    New York City officials are taking a closer look at the tax breaks given to two billionaires who bought penthouses at New York City's 90-story "One57" condominium. CNBC's Robert Frank has the story.

  • Zell: Law Professors Shouldn't be Presidents   Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:57 AM ET
    Zell: Law Professors Shouldn't be Presidents

    Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, reveals his top commercial real estate investments; where to find emerging market opportunities; his outlook on the U.S. economy; and thoughts on presidential politics.

  • Zell: 'The Game Is Being Stacked Against Me'   Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET
    Zell: 'The Game Is Being Stacked Against Me'

    "Unleash the animal spirits of America, unleash the small businessmen, unleash people like me," said Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, talking about allowing Americans to "get back to business."

  • QE3 Catches Up With Real Estate: Zell   Tuesday, 2 Oct 2012 | 7:13 AM ET
    QE3 Catches Up With Real Estate: Zell

    "We are beginning to see the excess flow of capital; we're seeing too much capital chasing too few opportunities," said Sam Zell, Equity Group Investments chairman, talking about the impact of QE3 on real estate and stock markets.

  • French President Francois Hollande

    Tax experts say the planned 75 percent tax rate on France's rich will bring in less than hoped, but still may convince the wealthy to relocate beyond the country's borders.

  • Ellison's Spending Spree   Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:45 PM ET
    Ellison's Spending Spree

    Larry Ellison is one of the richest men in the world. He's worth over $30 billion. But is he spending too much? CNBC's Robert Frank reports.

  • SEC Targets High-Speed Trading   Thursday, 27 Sep 2012 | 1:15 PM ET
    SEC Targets High-Speed Trading

    U.S. regulators are launching an all-out review into how Wall Street uses high-speed trading and how it's impacting the markets and the individual investor, with CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • Hong Kong Tycoon Seeks Husband for Lesbian Daughter Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 1:28 PM ET
    Gigi Chao

    Hong Kong's "playboy tycoon" Cecil Chao has put up a $65 million "marriage bounty" to find a husband for lesbian daughter Gigi, who is already married to her long-time female partner.

  • Countries With the Most Billionaires Wednesday, 26 Sep 2012 | 6:28 AM ET
    Billionaire count: 140Total wealth: $430 billionThe United Kingdom has the largest number of billionaires in Europe, beating Germany by three, but it still lags Germany in terms of total wealth of the group by $120 billion.The U.K.'s billionaires account for 1.3 percent of the population that is worth $30 million and more. They also hold nearly 33 percent of the total fortune of this group of ultra-rich. On average, these billionaires are worth $3.1 billion each. The ultra-rich group's wealth gr

    Here is a list of the top 10 countries with the most billionaires for the period between August 2011 and July 31, 2012 compiled by Wealth-X. Click to find out where the mega-rich live.

  • Did the Forbes 400 Billionaires Really 'Build That'? Tuesday, 25 Sep 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    Larry Ellison

    A new report raises doubts about how many billionaires among the Forbes 400 are truly "self-made rich."

  • China’s Ultra-Rich See Shrinking Personal Fortunes Monday, 24 Sep 2012 | 10:41 PM ET
    Zong Qinghou, chairman of Hangzhou Wahaha Group Co.

    Almost half of China’s ultra-rich saw their wealth shrink in the past year as the Chinese stock markets slumped, according to an annual survey of the country’s 1000 richest individuals, with those in the solar and textile sectors the hardest hit.

  • Tax Hikes a Threat to Charitable Giving, Say Billionaires Wednesday, 19 Sep 2012 | 11:26 AM ET
    Stephen Ross, founder and chief executive officer of Related Cos LP.

    A poll of charitable billionaires found that a majority say taxes impact their giving.

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    Chinese billionaires lost almost a third of their combined wealth in the past year as Asia’s mega rich experienced the biggest drop in their total net worth compared to anywhere else in the world, a new study shows.

  • Gina Rinehart

    Australian billionaire Gina Rinehart, the world's richest woman, has told Australians envious of rich people that they should stop complaining, work harder, and cut down on drinking, smoking and socializing.

  • World Financial Center, New York City

    A new study shows the wealthy give a smaller percentage of their income to charity than the middle class.

  • Billionaire Private Islands Sunday, 19 Aug 2012 | 10:29 PM ET
    Owning a private island is something very few people can even dream of. But some of the super-rich not only own a slice of paradise, they’ve also managed to turn these exotic destinations into a lucrative business opportunity.L’Oreal billionaire heiress Liliane Bettencourt, for example, recently made headlines after selling her private island in the Seychelles for $60 million. While Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison’s half a billion dollar purchase of Hawaii’s sixth largest island in June is consi

    So, which billionaires own some of the world’s most expensive private islands? Click ahead to find out.

  • Singapore: World’s Richest Country by 2050? Thursday, 16 Aug 2012 | 10:40 AM ET
    Louis Vuitton at North Pavilion, Marina Bay. Further in distant is business district of Singapore.

    The study predicts that Singapore — that little Southeast Asian city-state with loads of Type A zeal — will be the world's richest nation by 2050.