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  • The JOBS Act Frees Hedge Funds to Advertise Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 4:32 PM ET
    Help Wanted sign

    The JOBS act enables hedge funds and private equity firms to solicit investors directly, instead of through third parties, which typically vet the firms before introducing them to clients, raising new risks to small investors unaccustomed to the complex and risky strategies the firms deploy.

  • Is Tiger the New Hemline for Stocks? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:15 PM ET
    Tiger Woods

    But as Tiger Woods tees off today at the Masters Tournament in Augusta as the favorite for the first time since his private life blew up in the late fall of 2009, the stock market has finished a bracing first quarter.

  • For Gates-Like Wealth, Look Beyond Wall Street Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 1:06 PM ET
    Bankers Bonus

    It is harder than ever to become one of the world’s wealthiest individuals by working on Wall Street. Profits are getting crimped as new regulations put the brakes on some of Wall Street’s riskiest — and most lucrative — practices. Compensation is falling. And stocks, a large part of industry pay, are under pressure.

  • 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?

  • The Man Who Brought Riches to the Powerful Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:59 AM ET
    Richard Rainwater

    The list of those whose careers have been made or influenced by billionaire investor Richard Rainwater reads like a guide to contemporary American business.

  • Time to Sell Penthouse. The Russians Have Cash Wednesday, 4 Apr 2012 | 10:47 AM ET
    New York City

    The real estate market in the United States may still be slumping, but its high end is enjoying a remarkable updraft, propelled by money flowing in from all corners of the globe, including from developing countries like Brazil, China and India. But no group is consistently writing bigger checks than the Russians.

  • Out of One Frying Pan, and Into Another Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:57 PM ET
    Ahmass Fakahany, restaurateur and former Merrill Lynch executive.

    Former Merrill Lynch co-president Ahmass Fakahany is applying what he learned on Wall Street to his swiftly growing restaurant empire.

  • The 10 Richest MLB Owners Tuesday, 3 Apr 2012 | 4:23 PM ET
    With the 2012 MLB season getting under way, the biggest moves in baseball’s off-season were focused on the teams rather than the players. The league shook up the playoff structure, adding an additional one game wild-card round, while also announcing that the Houston Astros will become an American League team in 2013. More recently, the financially troubled L.A. Dodgers were auctioned off, with a record-breaking bid of $2.15 billion coming in from an investment group that included former NBA star

    With all the money involved in the sport, the question remains: who are the richest owners in baseball? Click ahead for the Top 10.

  • Billionaire Toys Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 5:15 PM ET
    There are few sensations that can beat the thrill of a frivolous purchase. After struggling all month to make sure that the rent, bills and car payments are paid in a timely fashion, it can be downright exhilarating to blow a big chunk of change on something unnecessary.Sadly, the thrill passes once the next billing cycle kicks in. That $300 pair of shoes may have seemed like a well-deserved extravagance, but now it’s starting to feel like an ill-advised and anxiety-provoking mistake.The morning

    Billionaires can buy every toy that catches their fancy, including antique cars, jumbo jets, and spaceships. What are some of the toys the world’s billionaires have bought?

  • Gadgets for the 'One Percent' Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 3:22 PM ET

    Early adopters want technology that pushes the envelope. Here are some of the elite electronics that let you play at the cutting edge.

  • Warren Buffett

    A lawsuit in Ohio may call into question Warren Buffett’s commitment to paying his fair share of taxes.

  • The New Trophy Nanny Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 2:03 PM ET
    Child with money

    Elite nannies can make up to $180,000 these days, as long as they can speak Mandarin, cook a four-course meal, and get your children into the right circles.

  • How an Acquisition Fund Burnishes Reputations Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 2:01 PM ET

    Most museum collections depend on the kindness of benefactors who donate only paintings they own or like. At a few lucky institutions, donors have established funds dedicated to new, and important, acquisitions.

  • Should Philanthropy Be Anonymous? Monday, 2 Apr 2012 | 1:56 PM ET
    World in Hand

    Trevor Neilson, president of Global Philanthropy Group, argues that putting a face to big donations inspires others and raises the profile of charitable giving.

  • Gabe Newell, co-founder and managing director of video game development and online distribution company Valve Corporation.

    As video games increasingly compete with the movies for America’s entertainment dollars, gaming kingpins like Gabe Newell have become equivalent to the Samuel Goldwyns and Irving Thalbergs of last century.

  • London, New York Top Cities for Wealthy: Report Wednesday, 28 Mar 2012 | 4:40 AM ET
    London Bridge

    London and New York are still the most important cities for the super-rich despite stiff competition from the emerging economies, a report into attitudes of the wealthy has revealed.

  • Where the ‘One Percent’ Live Tuesday, 14 Feb 2012 | 9:28 AM ET
    UHNW population: 1,855 With an UHNW population that nearly doubles that of Atlanta, Dallas is home to 1,855 individuals worth at least $30 million, according to Wealth-X. The Dallas area is home to major companies like AT&T, Dean Foods, Texas Instruments and Southwest Airlines. Some of the richest residents include billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot, oil magnate Ray Lee Hunt and leveraged buyout billionaire Harold Simmons.

    Who are the one percent, and where are they from? According to Wealth-X, the United States is home to 57,860 such individuals. Find out which cities they call home.

  • US States With the Most Millionaires 2011 Wednesday, 26 Oct 2011 | 12:18 PM ET
    Each year, analyzes national data on millionaire households to reveal which states attract the most high-income families.Data from Phoneix shows a list of states with the highest percentage of millionaires by population, while the overall number of millionaire households in the US has increased nationwide for the first time in two years. In 2009, there were 5.14 million millionaire households, compared to 5.56 million in 2010, an increase of approximately 7.6% that saw nearly every US state incr

    Each year, Phoenix Marketing International analyzes national data on millionaire households to reveal which US states attract the most high-income families.

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