• World's priciest necklace tests demand for bling Tuesday, 15 Oct 2013 | 12:17 AM ET

    With a price tag of $55 million, the world's most valuable necklace is expected to test demand for ultra-high-end jewelry in Asia.

  • Steve Cohen 'pruning' art Monday, 14 Oct 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Steve Cohen 'pruning' art

    According to The New York Times, Steve Cohen is selling at least 3 important paintings, including a famous Warhol that could fetch more than $20 million. CNBC's Robert Frank has the details.

  • Zuckerberg wants his privacy Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:56 PM ET
    Zuckerberg wants his privacy

    Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg paid more than $30 million for four homes near his own to guard against development. CNBC's Robert Frank, and Adam Sank of NBC's "Last Comic Standing."

  • 'Mini' Biltmore Estate up for sale Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 2:54 PM ET
    'Mini' Biltmore Estate up for sale

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports on a mansion in Asheville, North Carolina up for sale. A close look at why the home is like a "mini" Biltmore.

  • Why the rich are donating less Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 12:00 AM ET
    Why the rich are donating less

    Wealthy Americans annually give more than $316 billion to charity, but some think that's not enough. Robert Frank talks about why the rich are tightening their purse strings to charities.

  • Why the wealthy don't give more to charity Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 11:36 AM ET
    Charity Philanthropy

    Studies suggest the American wealthy could be even more generous than they already are, so why don't they give more? It depends who you ask.

  • Where are the ultra-rich finding their next home? Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 8:00 AM ET
    View of seaport in the sunlight, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Cote d'Azur, South France

    The French Riviera hasn't lost its cachet, topping the list of prime residential enclaves for the ultra-wealthy, according to research from Savills.

  • Jimmy Choo lacked 'creative vision' for shoe design Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 2:01 AM ET

    Tamara Mellon, the co-founder of the luxury brand Jimmy Choo, told CNBC that her former business partner Choo did not have the "creative vision" to design shoes.

  • Can the wealthy save holiday spending? Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 5:00 PM ET

    Drool over the Neiman Marcus catalog if you want, but the real question is whether the wealthy will spend this holiday season.

  • US created 90% of world's new millionaires Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 3:43 PM ET
    Wealth United States

    So you want to be rich? Stay stateside, home of 1.7 million of the 1.8 million millionaires created in the past year.

  • Banksy's NYC street show draws fans and defacers Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Street artist Banksy's balloon heart is shown defaced in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

    The anonymous graffiti artist, whose works have sold for as much as $1 million, is himself being vandalized.

  • Post-Bloomberg NYC? Socialites express fears Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 12:54 PM ET
    Mayor Michael Bloomberg

    As Mayor Michael Bloomberg's long reign draws to a close, some of New York's ealthiest expressed alarm at a future without the billionaire at the city's helm.

  • My megayacht's bigger than yours Wednesday, 9 Oct 2013 | 10:56 AM ET
    Megayacht Musashi

    A peek inside Feadship, one of the world's most prestigious makers of megayachts, including those for Steve Jobs and Larry Ellison.

  • In New York, the billionaires have all the fun Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 3:09 PM ET
    A yacht in New York City.

    Inequality is all relative. It now takes at least $100 million to matter in New York, leaving many wealthy feeling disadvantaged.

  • Billionaire John Arnold donates amid shutdown Tuesday, 8 Oct 2013 | 1:10 PM ET
    Billionaire John Arnold donates amid shutdown

    CNBC's Robert Frank reports John Arnold pledged up to $10 million to fund head start programs that were closed because of the government shutdown.

  • Crane fails in Manhattan Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 1:48 PM ET
    Crane fails in Manhattan

    A sky crane appeared to be raising a load of concrete when it failed at one of Manhattan's tallest residential towers. CNBC's Robert Frank reports the site of the incident is at the same building known for an infamous crane failure during Superstorm Sandy.

  • Egg-sized diamond sells for record $30 million Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 12:06 PM ET
    The oval white diamond that was auctioned Monday.

    Diamond prices keep breaking records. The latest is a 118-carat, flawless D-diamond auctioned by Sotheby's for $30.6 million.

  • Sotheby's eye-popping 118-carat diamond sets record price

    The most expensive white diamond ever sold at auction went for a record-breaking $30.6 million, reports CNBC's Robert Frank.

  • Hottest ZIP codes for megahome sales Monday, 7 Oct 2013 | 11:33 AM ET
    Beverly Hills topped Manhattan in sales of mega-home this year. This home on the secluded Hanover Drive in Beverly Hills is listed at $15.9 million. The grounds of this five-bedroom home include a stone patio with fireplace, pool, cabana, guesthouse and lighted tennis court.

    The megahome market continues to surge. Here's a look at the top markets.

  • A "stupid" law on cash transactions in Italy is killing the luxury fashion sector, the CEO of a luxury tailor told CNBC.


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