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  • Investor Carl Icahn updates "Fast Money" on what he wants to see happen to a company he calls a "very undervalued asset."

  • Icahn Takes Aim at Forest Labs     Monday, 2 Jul 2012 | 5:11 PM ET

    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn questioned the timing of certain stock sales by Forest Laboratories' CEO Howard Soloman today, and discusses his concerns over its corporate governance.

  • Can a Country Have Too Many Billionaires? Thursday, 28 Jun 2012 | 3:21 PM ET
    Carlos Slim

    A Morgan Stanley strategist has come up with a new yard-stick for national competitiveness: the billionaire indicator.

  • How Are the Rich Voting?     Tuesday, 26 Jun 2012 | 1:45 PM ET

    Affluent women are more likely to vote for Obama, but on the whole, affluent and wealthy voters are leaning toward Romney, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • UK Company Promises Moon Tourism by 2015 Wednesday, 20 Jun 2012 | 12:31 PM ET

    Excalibur Almaz will charge wannabe astronauts an average of £100 million for a six to eight month journey exploring deep space

  • Up-Armored Cars: Under the Hood Monday, 11 Jun 2012 | 11:58 AM ET
    When most people think of car safety features, what comes to mind is likely airbags, seatbelts, or anti-lock brakes. For the extremely wealthy, government officials, or expatriates living in high-risk areas overseas, something more secure is often needed to ensure their safety. To meet the demand, companies have sprung up around the world to customize vehicles for clientele of this nature, reinforcing and bulletproofing cars and trucks in a practice known as “up-armoring.” One such company is Ho

    To meet the demand, companies have sprung up around the world to  reinforce and bulletproof cars and trucks — a practice known as “up-armoring.”

  • Manhattan's Five Best $30 Million-Plus Apartments Friday, 8 Jun 2012 | 1:00 PM ET
    One 57 Manhattan

    High-end New York brokers were asked: If your client were spending $30 million or more, what five apartments would you show them?

  • Warren Buffett and his bodyguard, Dan Clark

    CNBC  flew to Nebraska to spend some time with Warren Buffett bodyguard Dan Clark during a two-day executive training session he organized for dozens of security guards.

  • Billionaire Security: Ultimate Protection Measures Wednesday, 6 Jun 2012 | 12:58 PM ET
    For the average American, a home alarm system may be the extent of his or her security detail. But for many of the super-rich, it’s another story. They’re taking security to a new high in technology and price.With billionaires worried about protestors, pirates and kidnappers, they’re fortifying their homes, yachts and even private jets with high-tech security. The price tag to equip homes of the super-rich can be as cutting edge as the technology. Entry-level protection for such homes routinely

    For the average American, a home alarm system may be the extent of his or her security detail. But the super-rich are taking security to a new high in technology and price.

  • The Mass Migration of the Super-Rich Tuesday, 29 May 2012 | 11:32 AM ET
    Switzerland

    Whether it’s wealthy French or Americans fleeing the prospect of higher taxes or wealthy Russians and Chinese trying to escape political uncertainty, millionaires and billionaires around the world are migrating like never before, according to government statistics and relocation experts.

  • The Shortage of Women Billionaires Friday, 25 May 2012 | 1:28 PM ET

    According to Forbes, only 8.5 percent of the world’s 1,226 billionaires are women.  Why aren't there more?

  • How to Marry a Chinese Billionaire Tuesday, 22 May 2012 | 12:27 PM ET

    In China, more than 2,800 women gathered to meet, and possibly marry, a group of 11 men purportedly worth a billion yuan.

  • New Millionaire 'To Do' & 'Not To Do' List     Friday, 18 May 2012 | 2:37 PM ET

    How new millionaires can hold on to their riches, with David Greenberg, Greenberg Capital founder and James Altucher, Formula capital managing director. "People would pass me on the street and ask to borrow money," says Altucher.

  • Should Facebook's Zuckerberg Get a Prenup?     Tuesday, 15 May 2012 | 7:30 AM ET

    Donald Trump, Trump Organization chairman & president, sounds off on whether Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg will obtain a prenuptial agreement if he marries his girlfriend, with the "Squawk Box" crew.

  • CNBC's Kate Kelly reports on the details of legendary energy trader and billionaire hedge fund manager John Arnold choosing to retire and dedicate himself to philanthropy.

  • Sperling on Today's 'Buffett Rule' Vote     Monday, 16 Apr 2012 | 2:08 PM ET

    The Senate is set to vote on the "Buffett Rule," President Obama's tax proposal that would require people making more than a million dollars a year to pay a minimum tax rate of 30 percent. Gene Sperling, White House economic adviser, shares the Administration's perspective.

  • Super Rich Spared So Far by IRS Audit Task Force Thursday, 12 Apr 2012 | 1:05 PM ET
    The IRS building in Washington, D.C.

    Despite the Internal Revenue Service's promise to bring new scrutiny to the super rich, a new report finds that of nearly 8,300 individuals with income of $10 million or more, as few as a dozen may have been audited.

  • 'Buffett Rule': Tax Policy or Politics?     Tuesday, 10 Apr 2012 | 1:26 PM ET

    Discussing President Obama's tax proposal, with Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities and Dan Mitchell, Cato Institute.

  • A Private Jet With Space for Both the Rolls-Royces Saturday, 7 Apr 2012 | 6:00 PM ET
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal

    Defying the economic slump, celebrities, corporate titans and Internet entrepreneurs in recent years have upgraded to bigger planes, with leather seats, plush bedrooms and opulent boardrooms.

  • Why Aren't High Net Worth Investors Acting on Optimism? Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 3:22 PM ET

    Like other Americans, high net-worth investors are feeling upbeat about the economy’s near-term fortunes of late, according to a new survey. So why aren't they diving into the stock market?