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  • 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.

  • Putin on the Ritz? Vlad said to have billions Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 12:18 PM ET

    Speculation about Russian President Vladimir Putin's net worth is rife, but getting a true estimate is very difficult. A look at why.

  • Relatives challenging reclusive heiress' will Wednesday, 11 Sep 2013 | 7:56 AM ET
    Huguette was shy, but not sad. Her friends and the few relatives who knew her describe her as cheerful, gracious, stubborn, and devoted to her art and her charity to friends and strangers. She poses in a Japanese print dress at about age 37.

    A new book, "Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune," explores over-the-top wealth.

  • Sandy and Joan Weill make $100 million donation Tuesday, 10 Sep 2013 | 7:44 AM ET
    Sandy Weill

    Former Citigroup chief Sandy Weill tells CNBC he and his wife, Joan, are making an additional $100 million donation to Weill Cornell Medical College.

  • Who will get Simon Cowell's fortune? Not his son Friday, 6 Sep 2013 | 12:34 PM ET
    Simon Cowell

    With a son on the way, Simon Cowell is making it clear that his $350 million fortune will be given to charity rather than his children.

  • 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.

  • NY Post: Dr. Doom ordered to remove hot tub Tuesday, 3 Sep 2013 | 2:33 PM ET

    Nouriel Roubini has been ordered by NYC to remove his hot tub — often the site of wild parties with younger models — from his Manhattan penthouse's roof, according to a report.

  • A $690,000 watch is now part of Nadal's game Wednesday, 4 Sep 2013 | 12:02 PM ET

    Tennis great Rafael Nadal is one of the most obsessive, ritual-oriented players on the tour. And part of that ritual now includes a $690,000 watch.

  • How a Brazilian tycoon lost $25 billion Friday, 30 Aug 2013 | 10:40 AM ET
    Eike Batista

    Eike Batista pumped billions into EBX Group's companies even as share prices plunged. His own fortune—the world's seventh-biggest last year—has declined by more than $25 billion.

  • Singer selling $100 million worth of mansions Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | 12:02 PM ET
    Celine Dion's mansion in Jupiter Island, Florida.

    The singer is cashing out of the mansion market, listing two of her trophy properties in Florida and Montreal for a total of more than $100 million.

  • Recluse's $300 million estate on verge of split Friday, 16 Aug 2013 | 12:16 PM ET
    1930 file photo of copper heiress Huguette Clark.

    Settlement negotiations are being held to divide up the $300 million estate of heiress Huguette Clark. Her will stated that none of her fortune should go to distant relatives.

  • UAE royals' megayacht knocks Abramovich off top Wednesday, 14 Aug 2013 | 5:23 AM ET
    Azzam, thought to be the world’s largest yacht.

    They flaunt their cash around the world. Now the Emirati Royal Family rules the waves too after ranking first in a league table of owners of the world's biggest megayachts, knocking billionaire Roman Abramovich off the top spot.

  • Recluse's gold fortune heads to auction Tuesday, 6 Aug 2013 | 10:04 AM ET
    Mexican 50-peso gold pieces that belonged to Walter Samaszko Jr., who died in June 2012. They were set to be auctioned in Carson City, Nev.

    The final treasures of a quiet man who collected a fortune in gold coins will be auctioned off Tuesday in Nevada.

  • 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.

  • How much would you pay for candy from Buffett? Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 2:34 PM ET
    Warren Buffett

    Billionaire Warren Buffett is auctioning off an all-you-eat tour of the See's Candy factory in California to benefit an education nonprofit.

  • 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.

  • A lesson for Steve Cohen: When parties are bad PR Monday, 29 Jul 2013 | 1:51 PM ET

    From Steve Schwarzman to Sean Parker to Steve Cohen, billionaires who host ill-timed or ill-considered parties can quickly feel the PR pain.

  • The world's richest diamond owners Wednesday, 24 Jul 2013 | 8:00 PM ET

    We look at the world's 10 richest diamond owners that consist of collectors, dealers, business owners as well as investors who have stakes in some of the world's biggest diamond mines.

  • China's Luxe Tastes Spur Deal to Buy Yacht Maker Wednesday, 19 Jun 2013 | 3:08 PM ET
    Wang Jianlin, Chairman of the Dalian Wanda Group

    To meet China's demand for luxury goods, Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin plans to invest $1.6 billion on a yacht maker and a London hotel.

  • A Headhunter for the Wealthy Turns on Them Tuesday, 18 Jun 2013 | 6:21 AM ET
    Stephen A. Schwarzman, chairman of the Blackstone Group

    Adrian Barrie Smith, who recruits housekeeping staff for the wealthy, has sued several well-known Wall Street financiers and even the comedian Jerry Seinfeld.

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