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  • Forget home flipping, billionaires flip superjets Monday, 11 Nov 2013 | 11:06 AM ET
    Gulfstream G650

    While most of the private jet market is weak, some owners of Gulfstream's top-of-the-line G650 are “flipping” the planes for big profits.

  • Twitter honchos hit $4 billion jackpot Thursday, 7 Nov 2013 | 11:21 AM ET
    Left to right: Jack Dorsey, Biz Stone, Evan Williams and Dick Costolo

    After Twitter's IPO, co-founders Evan Williams and Jack Dorsey, along with CEO Dick Costolo, saw their combined paper wealth soar to about $4 billion.

  • What rich men want (and don't want) in a woman Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 1:21 PM ET

    Wealthy men say in a survey that they prefer a good body over a pretty face. Among other revelations, a nice smile is more important than great hair.

  • Meet the 'average' global billionaire Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 11:35 AM ET

    A new report says the combined fortunes of the world’s billionaires have doubled since the financial crisis, but what do we know about them?

  • Bubble watch: Is this investment about to pop? Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 5:09 PM ET
    Pablo Picasso's "Tete" at Christie's in New York.

    Lackluster sales at a recent Christie's auction may not be a sign that the frothy art market is finally breaking down.

  • Billionaire club in Asia grows as Europe's shrinks Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 1:15 AM ET

    Asia churned out the highest number of billionaires globally in 2013, a stark contrast to Europe - which saw a decline in its ultrawealthy population.

  • China's richest man snaps up $28 million Picasso art Wednesday, 6 Nov 2013 | 12:47 AM ET
    Wang Jianlin

    China's Dalian Wanda Group, founded by the country's richest man Wang Jianlin, snapped up a Picasso painting for $28.2 million at a Christie's auction.

  • China's rich buying up yacht companies Tuesday, 5 Nov 2013 | 11:00 AM ET
    A yacht made by Sunseeker International.

    Wealthy Chinese may not be buying many big yachts. But they are buying up big yacht companies. A look at what's driving the trend.

  • Calls to raise taxes for the rich are growing Monday, 4 Nov 2013 | 11:45 AM ET
    Bill Gross

    Calls to tax the rich are suddenly reaching higher volume, whether it's Bill Gross' “Scrooge McDuck” blog or a ballot measure in Colorado to make high earners pay for schools, or New York's Bill de Blasio’s tax proposal.

  • Wealthy steer from yachts despite higher stocks Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 11:15 AM ET
    Trinity Carpe Diem II

    Stocks have not only recovered but also reached new highs, yet yacht sales and prices are still under water.

  • Here are 10 ways yachts are going high tech Friday, 1 Nov 2013 | 2:24 PM ET

    Here are some examples of the cutting-edge updates—both essential and indulgent—that shipbuilders are making to stay in the race.

  • Debt battle deals blow to wealthy's confidence Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET

    Two new surveys find that the debt cliffhanger in Washington earlier this month left top investors badly shaken.

  • Who's the richest person in your state? Wednesday, 30 Oct 2013 | 7:00 AM ET
    Bill Gates

    Wealth-X has put together a list of all 50 states with their top wealth-holders. A look at how the states stack up.

  • Batista vies for biggest loser as $34 billion vanishes Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 12:41 PM ET
    Eike Batista

    Eike Batista declared in 2011 that he would soon become the richest man in the world. Instead, he may become known for the largest personal-wealth loss.

  • Hottest luxury market isn't what you think it is Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 10:47 AM ET
    A woman enters the Hermes International store on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif.

    In a big twist, a recent survey of top luxury CEOs lists North America as the most important market for growth over the next five years.

  • Rich snatch up homes in the Hamptons Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    This two-story oceanfront home in Amagansett recently sold for $11 million. It has four bedrooms, two baths and a tennis court.

    Real estate sales in the Hamptons posted the strongest third-quarter results in eight years.

  • Reviled 'rich girl' calls critics 'idiots' Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 11:13 AM ET
    Rachael Sacks

    Rachael Sacks said she has no intention of apologizing or flip-flopping on her views about wealth discrimination. A person's a person, she seems to argue, no matter how rich.

  • Ultimate Hilfiger accessory: His $80 million condo Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 8:00 PM ET
    Tommy Hilfiger list his $80million penthouse at Plaza.

    Fashion tycoon Tommy Hilfiger is listing his duplex at the Plaza Hotel for $80 million, making it one of the most exclusive condo listings in Manhattan.

  • Wealthy could lose big if Fed stops money flow Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 12:33 PM ET

    While the wealthy don't show any signs of worrying about the effects of tighter money, they should be, according to economist Marc Faber.

  • Miami—the new Hamptons? Friday, 18 Oct 2013 | 1:35 PM ET
    The Apogee South Beach, one of Miami's most expensive towers

    Wealthy young New York families are making up for the removal of Latin Americans as buyers of luxury digs, real estate pros say.

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