Wealth

The Alexander Team | Douglas Elliman Mansion on Indian Creek Island, Miami. The ultra-modern home stretches over 20,000 square feet on 2 acres overlooking Biscayne Bay. It has 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, a 3,000-square-foot master suite, rooftop lawn, chromotherapy spa, a 3D movie theater and two kitchens. It also has a 100-foot swimming pool. The
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Apple pulled a Facebook app from the App Store. It’s called Facebook Research, and its purpose was to let Facebook watch everything that its users did on the phone. Apple says the snooping app is too invasive, even if users consented to letting Facebook watch their every move. That raises some questions. How much social
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The strategic push comes amidst a broad shake-up in the private jet market. New apps have made it easier to book flights on-demand, while a glut of planes and competitors are all vying for a dominant share. VistaJet last year acquired XOJET, the on-demand charter company, while Directional Aviation bought U.K.-based PrivateFly, a digital booking
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A collection of skateboard decks sold at Sotheby’s Friday to a Vancouver collector for $800,000. Sotheby’s announced Friday morning that a young Vancouver collector, named Carson Guo, bought the set of 248 skate decks made by Supreme. The collection included all of the decks produced by Supreme between 1998 and 2018. It is the highest
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You don’t have to drive luxury cars or vacation on a remote island to know your net worth. In fact, it’s a simple equation that says a lot about your financial standing — whatever that may be. “It’s the first snapshot into an overall look at your finances,” said Michael LaRiviere, a certified financial planner
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Investing in global health organizations aimed at increasing access to vaccines created a 20-to-1 return in economic benefit, billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates told CNBC on Wednesday. Over the past two decades, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated “a bit more than $10 billion” into mainly three groups: the Global Alliance
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Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, said those in authority needed to reevaluate their systems in order to address poverty and tackle inequality. “Governments must now deliver real change by ensuring corporations and wealthy individuals pay their fair share of tax and investing this money in free healthcare and education that meets the needs
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The presidency of Donald Trump has indirectly helped the real estate market in South Florida, Miami property magnate Gil Dezer told CNBC on Thursday. Dezer, who runs his billionaire family’s real estate empire, said prices of his firm’s Trump-branded properties in Florida have been pumped up by the president’s popularity there. “We shouldn’t forget that
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In the wake of Nike’s 30th anniversary of the “Just Do It” campaign, the company just did it. The major retailer featured former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick in its ad campaign with the message: “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.” Has the Kaepernick gamble paid off? Plus, Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter’s
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Gianluca Colla | Bloomberg | Getty Images Visitors pass a giant model of a luxury A. Lange & Soehne wristwatch, manufactured by Lange Uhren GmbH, a watchmaking unit of Cie. Financiere Richemont SA. Spending on watches, jewelry, boats and other luxury goods could tumble because of the recent stock market jitters, according an analysis from
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The Consumer Electronics Show — CES — is how tech starts the year. It’s a massive event in Las Vegas with halls full of booths, wall-to-wall people and companies competing to convince the world that they own the future. Jon Fortt and Julia Boorstin were there for CNBC, interviewing executives, taking in the news and
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The ultra-wealthy don’t get caught up in the latest fads, pouncing on the next “new” thing. Take bitcoin, for example. The cryptocurrency took off in 2017, making instant millionaires out of some early investors. That spurred a lot of people to jump in and try their hand at making a fortune. That could be fine
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The economy’s supposed to be really good, if you look at the official numbers. According to the U.S. Labor Department, the unemployment rate was under 4 percent in July, which is a level that is often used to describe “full employment.” Everybody who wants a job has one. Except … not really. The system isn’t
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