*Pfizer, Merck rise as results beat expectations. NEW YORK, July 29- U.S. stocks rose Tuesday on news about a spinoff in the telecommunications sphere that sent most stocks in the sector soaring and on better-than-expected results from Pfizer and Merck.» Read More
Forget about golden parachutes. Mason may be the first CEO in modern-day capitalism to get a lead parachute.
Guessing the number of billionaires in the world (or even in a single country) is just that -- a guessing game. But it's a highly profitable and increasingly popular one.
Less than a year after buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai, Oracle chief Larry Ellison has purchased Island Air, a local airline that factors in his development plans.
"Penta-millionaires," those worth $5 million or more, are happier than the merely rich, a new study shows.
New York State's coffers are up $1.6 billion over last year, but the increase is due mostly to the wealthy shifting income into 2012 to avoid higher 2013 taxes.
The richest Americans pay to influence U.S. policy toward cost cutting to benefit themselves, said a new study. But they could also be doing the right thing for the economy.
Wealthy Chinese are buying more luxury goods — just not at home. Here's where they're spending their money.
Silvio Berlusconi's resurgence and the rise of a foul-mouthed populist comedian have thrown Italy's weekend election wide open, with deep uncertainty over whether the poll can produce a positive outcome.
DataDirect CEO Alex Bouzari discusses the cloud computing industry, and what he has planned for his business this year.
Dennis Tito, who paid a reported $20 million for a ride on a Russian spacecraft, is said to be backing a privately funded, possibly manned, shot at Mars.
Just three months after Hong Kong rolled out a tough new round of property cooling measures, home prices have again climbed to record highs with demand unusually strong for new flats.
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.
Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner are launching a new foundation with designs on the Nobel Prizes, with CNBC's Jon Fortt.
Harvard leads all universities with some 52 billionaire alumni with a collective fortune of $205 billion, according to a global list of universities.
Billionaire investor Dan Loeb is trimming back his position in Herbalife, reports CNBC's Scott Wapner.
American millionaires say they are better off than they were at their 2007 peak.
Mystery surrounded the appearance of Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich's 533-foot yacht, Eclipse, at a berth in mid-town Manhattan.
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)
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.
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.