Wealth

Amid concerns about trade wars and political dysfunction, the wealthiest investors are padding their cash cushions. Members of TIGER 21, a group of more than 600 individuals with at least $10 million to invest, increased their allocation toward cash and cash equivalents to 12% from 10% during the firstquarter, according to the group’s quarterly report.
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Owner of the New England Patriots Robert Kraft walks on the field prior to the game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 17, 2017 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Chris Graythen | Getty Images Sport | Getty Images A Florida judge on Monday handed New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft a
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Millennials have hugely unrealistic expectations about when and how much they will inherit, according to new research. According to the investment management firm Charles Stanley, millennials expected to be left an average £129,380 ($168,450) — but official statistics showed that the average inheritance in the U.K. is currently £48,000, while the median inheritance is £11,000.
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Uber is set to go public in the biggest IPO of a U.S. company since Facebook seven years ago. It probably will be valued at around $90 billion. Why does it matter? Facebook changed the way we socialize and the way we advertise. Google changed the way we search and watch video. Uber, as much
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Questions raised by progressives in the 2020 presidential race about whether capitalism still works for America reflect mistaken beliefs about how prosperity is created, global investor Barry Sternlicht told CNBC on Tuesday. “The left does not understand that companies need to make money in order to invest in new projects and new businesses,” said Sternlicht,
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Officials from the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office in Florida have been interviewing customers of JetSmarter about the private jet company’s business practices and communications, according to JetSmarter customers. The scope and nature of the inquiries are unclear. In a statement to CNBC from JetSmarter and its new owner Vista Global, the company denied JetSmarter
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Philanthropist Melinda Gates is calling on religious and political leaders to embrace the role that birth control can play in helping lift families out of poverty. “No country in the last 50 years has escaped poverty without making sure that women have access, voluntary access, to contraceptives,” the co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates
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Billionaire philanthropist and former tech executive Melinda Gates is urging parents to vaccinate their children because it “saves lives.” In an interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick that aired Wednesday, Gates said she is “very frustrated” by the growing misinformation efforts of anti-vaccination activists, a vocal fringe in the U.S. who oppose inoculations. They believe, contrary
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Capitalism vs. socialism? For Melinda Gates, the choice is simple. “What I know to be true is I would far rather live in a capitalistic society than a socialist society,” Gates said in an interview with CNBC’s Becky Quick that aired on “Squawk Box ” on Wednesday. “I think when we stop and think of what we
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Millennials are being squeezed out of the world’s middle class as incomes stagnate and costs rise, according to research by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In a report published Wednesday, the 36-nation intergovernmental economic body said younger people were struggling to make it into that bracket, while those who were already included
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Private jet company Vista Global agreed to acquire JetSmarter, betting that the value of JetSmarter’s technology will outweigh the controversy and lawsuits still dogging the company. Terms and price weren’t disclosed. The deal, once approved, will be an equity swap, with JetSmarter investors receiving equity in Vista Global. Vista said it plans to integrate JetSmarter’s
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Dorsey isn’t the only tech executive who takes in a tiny salary. Other founders, including Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Alphabet’s Larry Page, earn only $1 a year in salary, opting instead for compensation tied to company performance. Despite the paltry pay packet, Dorsey netted $80 million in 2018 after selling 1.7 million shares of his
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