A global wealth tax and not a consumption tax will fix wealth inequality around the world, economist and author Thomas Piketty told CNBC.
This Ivy League school is the alma mater for seven chief executives who led their companies' IPOs last year.
CNBC's Sue Herera reports on this hour's top headlines, including McDonald's weaker than expected sales, and Carl Icahn winning a seat on Manitowoc's board.
CNBC's Robert Frank reports on the top tech donors in 2013. There was a huge amount of giving by the under-40 tech crowd.
America's 50 top givers in 2014 donated $9.8 billion to charity, up 27.5 percent from the top 50 gifts in 2013, according to a new report.
The number of billionaires in the world grew by 222 in 2014, bringing the total to a record 2,089, according to a new report. Here's how much they own.
Researchers need to develop measures for safe artificial intelligence before businesses and consumers widely adopt it, experts said.
During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" discussion Wednesday, Bill Gates said that we should be worried about AI becoming too powerful.
Massachusetts vs. Washington, home states of the two Super Bowl teams. Which state has the better economy and quality of life?
Sheryl Sandberg and Melinda Gates touched on topics from disease and poverty to technology in a wide-ranging interview on Friday.
Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sue Desmond-Hellman, The Gates Foundation CEO, discuss the benefits of investing in philanthropy, including social impact bonds.
Judith Rodin, Rockefeller Foundation, and Sue Desmond-Hellman, The Gates Foundation CEO, discuss the importance of developing partnerships between private and public companies to provide vaccines and health care for the world's poor.
Back on this week, the World Economic Forum in Davos is as big as ever with lofty ambitions to match.
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos turns 51 Monday. We look at how fast he accumulated his wealth on a per-day basis, comparing that to other billionaires.
As CES wraps up Friday, the ending date of Jan. 9 has particular significance to techies. It's the eighth anniversary of Apple's iPhone launch.
Bill Gates is a true believer in technology and to prove it he drank water made from human waste.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates both agree on the same key factor to achieving success in anything you do.
Warren Buffett is second only to Bill Gates in the race to being richest person in the world.
Technology is driving business. Leaders with engineering degrees from Ivy schools have an advantage, the CNBC NEXT List reveals.
Microsoft rallied after it reported fiscal-first quarter earnings that topped expectations, boosted by better-than expected cloud software sales.