billionaires

Investing Hints From the Newest Forbes Billionaires

When it comes to getting rich, the best textbook may be Forbes' billionaires list. After all, who better to show the right steps to financial freedom than the world's most successful men and women? And, with a new list fresh off the presses, what better time could there be to reap their wisdom?

The World's Richest Woman: How Gina Rinehart Earns her Billions

Most of the richest women in the world have one thing in common: It was their husbands or fathers who actually earned the wealth. But while Australian mining magnate Gina Rinehart inherited $75 million from her dad, it was by her own efforts that she multiplied that sum -- 386 times.

America's Wealthy Step Up to the Plate

This month, 12 more billionaire families committed to donate at least half of their wealth to charity by taking the Giving Pledge. Here are introductions to some of the new signatories and their pet philanthropic projects.

Top Stock Picks of Six Billionaire Investors

By the time the world's smartest investors tell the SEC what stocks they hold, most of the gains they were after are already priced in. But a few of the companies Warren Buffett, George Soros, and their billionaire buddies bought into still have a lot further to rise. Which ones? Read on ...

Richest Americans You've Never Heard Of

Microsoft's Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and Apple's Steve Jobs are all household names in addition to being among the wealthiest people in the country. But do you know Fred DeLuca, Peter Buck or Donald Hall? Probably not. Yet their products are likely an integral part of your daily life. So here is our list of the billionaires no one has heard of -- until now.