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  • The Billionaire Challenge  Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 2:26 PM ET

    Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner are teaming up to create the biggest award for real-life science research. CNBC's Jon Fortt has the details.

  • Global Philanthropic Initiative  Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 1:42 PM ET

    Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner are launching a new foundation with designs on the Nobel Prizes, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.

  • Billionaire U: Why Harvard Mints Mega-Rich Alums Wednesday, 20 Feb 2013 | 11:18 AM ET
    Harvard University skyline.

    Harvard leads all universities with some 52 billionaire alumni with a collective fortune of $205 billion, according to a global list of universities.

  • Loeb Trims Position in Herbalife  Tuesday, 19 Feb 2013 | 10:37 AM ET

    Billionaire investor Dan Loeb is trimming back his position in Herbalife, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Millionaires Say They’re Better Off Than in 2007 Saturday, 16 Feb 2013 | 9:12 AM ET

    American millionaires say they are better off than they were at their 2007 peak.

  • Russian Billionaire's Mega-Yacht Makes Waves in NYC Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    'Eclipse' owned by Russian businessman Roman Abramovitch.

    Mystery surrounded the appearance of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's 533-foot yacht, Eclipse, at a berth in mid-town Manhattan.

  • Mega Yacht Making Waves  Thursday, 14 Feb 2013 | 2:46 PM ET

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports that the world's largest private yacht, owned by a reclusive Russian billionaire, is docked in Manhattan. The question is why? (1:44)

  • Why Luxury Brands Are Celebrating China New Year Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 | 9:30 AM ET
    The Year of the Snake.

    As Chinese tourists travel abroad for New Year this week, they will show why the Chinese consumer is considered the top spender in luxury worldwide.

  • Stars of 'Nerd Philanthropy' Dominate Top 50 Givers Monday, 11 Feb 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan

    Three of the top five on the Chronicle of Philanthropy's 2012 list of Most Generous Donors are under 40 – the largest number of young donors at the top ever.

  • Three of Dell's largest investors joined Southeastern Asset Management on Friday in objecting to a $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by Chief Executive Michael Dell, sources said, as opposition grows to the largest buyout since the start of the financial crisis.

  • Is Obama Ready for a Billionaire in His Cabinet? Friday, 8 Feb 2013 | 2:18 PM ET
    Penny Pritzker

    Penny Pritzker, a possible nominee for commerce secretary, has never been comfortable with the title "billionaire." Her wealth could also be an odd fit in the Obama White House.

  • Weathering Europe's economic storm, London auctions this week netted more than $440 million as bidders snapped up high-profile works by Picasso, Modigliani, and Morisot.

  • My Mansion's Worth What? Wealthy Fight Assessors Thursday, 7 Feb 2013 | 4:16 PM ET

    Long after the housing crash, wealthy homeowners are challenging what they perceive as overly high tax assessments of their properties.

  • New Dogfight Between Obama and Private Jet Industry Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 1:52 PM ET

    Reprising his 2011 crusade, Barack Obama is calling again for eliminating "tax breaks for private jet owners," drawing criticism from the industry and opposing politicians alike.

  • Ackman Getting Better of Carl Icahn in Herbalife Feud Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Bill Ackman CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management LP.

    Shares of the nutritional-supplement company are down 20% since the hedge-fund managers duked it out on CNBC on Jan 25.

  • Wealth 'Poisons' Kids, Says Aussie Finance Tycoon Wednesday, 6 Feb 2013 | 10:44 AM ET
    Graham Tuckwell, Founder and Chairman of ETF Securities.

    An Australian millionaire made headlines recently by giving $50 million to Australian National University. His reason? To keep it away from his kids.

  • Wealth Boom is Back  Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 7:45 PM ET

    One way to look at the stock market is that it's a giant wealth creation machine, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Art Hogan, Lazard Capital Markets; and CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera & Brian Shactman, weigh in.

  • Did 2013 Tax Hikes Slow Charitable Giving in 2012? Tuesday, 5 Feb 2013 | 11:41 AM ET

    Giving in the United States grew by a scant two percent in 2012, the slowest since the depths of the financial crisis in 2009.

  • Who Says Money Doesn't Buy Happiness? Monday, 4 Feb 2013 | 10:50 AM ET

    A new survey from Spectrem Group finds that only 20 percent of affluent and wealthy investors agree that "money can buy happiness."

  • And We're Back! Dow 14,000 Fuels a New Wealth Boom Friday, 1 Feb 2013 | 11:22 AM ET

    With the Dow breaching 14,000, investors have recovered the more than $8 trillion in wealth lost during the recession and millionaires are more numerous and more confident than they've ever been.