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  • Mega-Broker to Rich Dolly Lenz Departs Elliman Wednesday, 12 Jun 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    I. Dolly Lenz, vice chairwoman, Prudential Douglas Elliman

    I. Dolly Lenz, who has brokered more than $8 billion in deals over 25 years and has long been on the top real-estate deal-makers in New York, is leaving Douglas Elliman Real Estate.

  • Slim Supports Low Interest Rates     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim thinks the central banks' easy money is all good, with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera spoke with Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim about why he thinks Mexico is the best place to invest right now. And, Fast Money trader Josh Brown reveals how he's managing his bearish call on Microsoft.

  • Carlos Slim's Wallet Takes A Hit     Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 10:10 AM ET

    The billionaire telecom titan has slipped in rankings of the world's richest men, reports CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera.

  • United Airlines' Elite Flyers: Stop Climate Change Tuesday, 11 Jun 2013 | 9:13 AM ET
    Tom Steyer speaks at Global Green USA's Millennium Awards at Fairmont Miramar Hotel on June 8, 2013 in Santa Monica, California benefiting the places, the people and the planet in need.

    A group of United Airlines' most frequent flyers, including billionaire investor Tom Steyer, asked the airline to stop blocking climate change actions.

  • In an exclusive interview, telecom titan Carlos Slim provides his take on Mexico's regulation of the telecom industry, which could force him to breakup America Movil.

  • In an extensive interview with CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, billionaire Carlos Sims explains why he is not concerned about new regulations which could force the tycoon to overhaul his telecom business. Slim also comments on his contributions to philanthropy in an effort give back to Mexican society.

  • 2nd Richest Man on Wealth & Happiness     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 4:54 PM ET

    Carlos Slim has lost money from shares of America Movil, and according to estimates from Bloomberg and Forbes, Bill Gates is once again the richest man in the world, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Key to Getting Rich: Work, Risk or Luck? Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 4:51 PM ET

    Some of the wealthy say luck played a role in their success, but many say other factors played a bigger role.

  • Carlos Slim's Philosophy on Wealth     Monday, 10 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM ET

    Carlos Slim, one of the world¿s richest men, sheds light on his philosophy on wealth by reading poetry in Spanish from Kahlil Gibran¿s ¿The Prophet.¿

  • Prince Alwaleed Suing Forbes for Libel     Friday, 7 Jun 2013 | 1:32 PM ET

    Saudi Arabia's Prince Alwaleed bin Talal is suing Forbes for libel, reports CNBC's Robert Frank. Forbes estimated his wealth at $20 billion and Prince Alwaleed says he's worth $29.6 billion.

  • Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud and wife Princess Amira

    Savoy Hotel owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has decided to sue Forbes, claiming the magazine has underestimated his fortune.

  • Sale Puts Price on Peek Inside the Literary Mind Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 4:43 PM ET
    Jack Kerouac

    Two stunning collections of literary letters are up for sale in New York for more than $5 million.

  • Big Business of Art     Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:58 PM ET

    The world's 2,170 billionaires have an average of $31 million each of art, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Top 10 Billionaire Art Collections Thursday, 6 Jun 2013 | 2:36 PM ET
    A woman bids at auction.

    A new study found that the world's 2,170 billionaires hold an average of $31 million each of art, equal to 0.5 percent of their net worth. Here are the top 10 holders.

  • Global Luxury Sales Growth Could Halve This Year Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 5:35 PM ET

    Bain & Co. predicts that growth in luxury sales will be up to 50 percent slower this year than last. The main reason: Chinese are breaking away from their gift-giving culture and trying not to be ostentatious.

  • Say Hello to the New Hedge Fund: The Family Office Wednesday, 5 Jun 2013 | 10:36 AM ET

    Family offices are becoming major players in financial markets. A string of billionaire hedge funders have transformed their funds into family offices. Could SAC be next?

  • Saudi Prince Spends $19.5 Million at Disneyland Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 3:09 PM ET
    Disney character Mickey poses in front of the Sleeping Beauty Castle at Disneyland park outside Paris, France.

    Disneyland likely says it gives visitors to its theme parks the royal treatment, but if you want to see the park through the eyes of a real prince be prepared to pay up.

  • Ladies Who Lunch Drive Up Drinking Rate Among Rich Tuesday, 4 Jun 2013 | 10:28 AM ET

    A slew of recent studies argue that more wealth brings better health: from longer lives to lower disability rates. But wealth may bring a negative side-effect to one group: ladies who lunch, who tend to drink more than is recommended.

  • Steve Martin May Profit on Sale of St. Barts Villa Monday, 3 Jun 2013 | 12:33 PM ET
    Actor, comedian, writer, playwright, producer and banjo musician Steve Martin.

    Actor Steve Martin is listing his villa in the posh Caribbean island of St. Barts for 8.75 million euros, or about $11.4 million. If he gets what he's asking, he'll score a nice profit on its sale.