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  • Murdoch's prized $29.7 million yacht up for sale Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM ET
    Rosehearty yacht interior

    Less than three months after filing for divorce from his wife of 14 years, Rupert Murdoch has listed the family's 184-foot sailing yacht, the Rosehearty, for $29.7 million.

  • The Brazilian behind your Budweiser and Whopper Thursday, 29 Aug 2013 | 11:26 AM ET
    Jorge Paulo Lemann in 1986

    In the U.S., Jorge Paulo Lemann is virtually unknown, even though he's behind Heinz ketchup, Burger King and Budweiser beer, Bloomberg Businessweek reports.

  • Twitter counters Murdoch in heated Aussie election Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 7:13 AM ET

    Rupert Murdoch's crusade to oust Kevin Rudd in Australia's general election has given rise to a heated social media campaign inside a campaign, as Twitter, Facebook and other digital platforms become the weapons used by some to try to outflank Murdoch's "old media".

  • Europe's slowdown forces Finland to turn to Russia Sunday, 11 Aug 2013 | 5:56 AM ET

    After decades of pursuing trade with western Europe, Finland is becoming dependent on Russia again as that country's burgeoning middle class and wealthy investors provide opportunities for growth lacking in recession-hit Europe.

  • Billionaires: New faces of 'newsies'     Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:04 AM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin updates us on recent acquisition deals for trophy publishing assets by high-net-worth individuals. Steven Levy, Wired senior writer, provides insight into Jeff Bezos-Washington Post deal.

  • Meet the new wealthy: The cash hoarders Sunday, 4 Aug 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Since the financial crisis, the wealthy have become the nation's top cash hoarders, filling up deposit accounts and money markets at a rapid clip.

  • Yes, the rich are different: They don't retire Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 12:57 PM ET

    When asked "At what age do you expect to retire?" nearly one-third of those with annual earnings of $750,000 or more answered "over 70." Fifteen percent say they never plan to retire.

  • The truth behind Peter Buffett's philanthropy rant Wednesday, 31 Jul 2013 | 12:18 PM ET
    Peter Buffett

    Billionaire Warren Buffett's son Peter recently sparked a huge debate over the role of philanthropy with an op-ed he published. A look at the arguments that continue to rage on days later.

  • The acquisition is said to be one of the billionaire's top three holdings, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.

  • Murdoch's estranged wife brings in legal big guns Tuesday, 30 Jul 2013 | 10:59 AM ET
    Don Arnold | WireImage | Getty Images

    Wendi Deng has hired the well-known New York attorney William Zabel to represent her in her divorce from Rupert Murdoch, CNBC has learned.

  • Billionaire Carlos Slim may buy Dutch telco KPN Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 3:28 AM ET
    Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim.

    Dutch telecom group KPN's main shareholder America Movil has ended an agreement to limit its holding to below 30 percent, a sign it may bid for the whole company.

  • Hamptons beach home sales hit record Thursday, 25 Jul 2013 | 4:07 PM ET

    It's hot in the Hamptons this summer! Real estate sales shot up 23% in the second quarter, topping $1 billion.

  • Warning sign: Overseas real estate purchases slow Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 2:24 PM ET
    A balcony overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at the Trump Hollywood condominiums in Hollywood, Fla. Latin Americans have contributed to ending the real estate crisis in South Florida by snapping up luxury condos, but recent data shows foreign sales are slowing.

    Slowing economies in places like China and Brazil are weighing on the real estate market as foreign purchases of U.S. property slowed in the 12 months ended in March, a new report said.

  • What is rich? Study takes a crack at the answer Monday, 22 Jul 2013 | 4:13 PM ET

    Everyone has their own definition of what it means to be rich, but a new study from UBS has a cold, hard answer: $5 million—with at least $1 million of that in cold, hard cash.

  • Booking a $500,000 flight? There's an app for that Thursday, 18 Jul 2013 | 12:56 PM ET

    Last month, a wealthy Middle Eastern family paid $500,000 to charter a private jet. What was unusual was the way the family booked: through an Iphone app.

  • Three fantasy toys for the super-rich Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 2:37 PM ET

    Summertime seems to bring out a rash of "fantasy" products for the super-rich—crazy trophy toys that are either too crazy or cutting-edge even for today's super-rich. A look at three of the best we've seen.

  • Delivering Alpha: Paulson's next bet     Tuesday, 16 Jul 2013 | 11:44 AM ET

    CNBC's Kate Kelly provides a preview of CNBC's "Delivering Alpha" conference tomorrow in New York City. Today, a look at why hedge fund billionaire John Paulson is getting bullish on housing.

  • How the rich get a big real estate tax break Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 4:05 PM ET

    The few who can afford to shell out tens of millions for an apartment in one of the new condominiums being built across New York City may find a perk in real estate tax breaks, the New York Times reports.

  • Buffett's secret to giving away billions Monday, 15 Jul 2013 | 1:32 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    In a video clip for an online course on philanthropy, Warren Buffett says he follows Adam Smith's division of labor. "I make it and somebody else gives it away."

  • Most expensive car ever sold for $29 million Friday, 12 Jul 2013 | 12:06 PM ET

    A 1954 Mercedes Benz Formula One racer just became the most expensive car ever sold at auction, having fetched $29 million.