Wealth

Here’s about 18 minutes, uncut, from the last part of Jon Fortt’s Fortt Knox interview this week with rapper and entrepreneur Fat Joe. They’re in the back of Fat Joe’s UPNYC store in Washington Heights, days after he dropped latest album “Family Ties,” a collaboration with hit-making producer and rapper Dre. The album features features
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Martin Barraud | Getty Images A majority of Americans say the economy is only benefitting the wealthy, despite record-low unemployment and rising wages. A poll by Pew Research Center found that 69% of Americans say the economy is helping the wealthy, while hurting the poor, those without college degrees and the middle class. Responses also
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What to buy for the frequent-flying road warrior who sees it all in their travels? Here are creative gadgets that can make upcoming 2020 travel that much more comfortable. Wireless earphones: Nuheara’s IQbuds Boost Nuheara IQbuds Boost Courtesy of Nuheara. Eliminate the endless noise pollution of airports, planes, trains and city life with these wireless
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Charles Taylor | Getty Images There are less than four weeks left in the year, and your chances of a holiday gift at work are looking pretty good. About 2 in 3 companies anticipate giving workers a year-end bonus or perk, according to new data from Challenger, Gray & Christmas. The Chicago-based recruiting firm polled 250
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Elon Musk, chief executive officer of Space Exploration Technologies Corp. (SpaceX) and Tesla Inc., speaks during an event at SpaceX headquarters in Hawthorne, California, U.S., on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Elon Musk testified under oath he’s not sure know how much he’s worth. The Tesla and SpaceX
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In the late 1990s Andy Jassy pitched a wild idea to his boss and mentor, Jeff Bezos: what if Amazon developed another business…this one, in the cloud. Two decades later, it’s Amazon’s most profitable division – one that Jassy continues to head up as the CEO of Amazon Web Services. Jon Fortt sat down with
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Rather than a wealth tax, successful businessman and businesswomen should be pushed to donate more, according to e-commerce billionaire Michael Rubin. “There has to be more pressure on entrepreneurs, when they create great value, to give back,” Rubin told CNBC’s “Squawk Box” on Monday. “I always bank on an entrepreneur to give back and get
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jeffbergen | E+ | Getty Images The average American is in poor financial health. Those with credit cards carry more than $5,5000 in debt and, according to the American Psychological Association, 81% of Americans say that money is a significant source of stress in their lives. Despite the struggle, the basics of personal finance are
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LVMH chair Bernard Arnault speaks at the Viva Technology conference in June 2017 in Paris, France Chesnot | Getty Images Bernard Arnault, chairman and CEO of luxury goods brand LVMH, has overtaken Bill Gates to be named the world’s second-wealthiest person by Forbes. According to Forbes’ Real-Time Billionaires List, the French businessman added an estimated
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Passengers entering customs at Miami International Airport, ranked among the bottom five for immigration processing by Airside Mobile. JodiJacobson | iStock Unreleased | Getty Images If you’re traveling abroad this Thanksgiving weekend, you might want to think about waiting until the very last minute to fly home. That’s because you’ll find some of the shortest
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Abigail Disney, speaks during the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S., on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Patrick T. Fallon | Bloomberg | Getty Images Abigail Disney, the heiress to the world-renowned entertainment firm, has endorsed the proposed wealth tax from Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren, slamming the wealthy people that are
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Apple CEO Tim Cook and President Donald Trump were in Texas this week, in a high stakes photo-op at the factory in Austin where Apple’s Mac Pro computer is assembled. Cook no doubt wants to make it hard for the president to put tariffs on Mac Pro components. Cook has said unless Apple continues to
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Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers bashed presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren‘s tax proposals on Tuesday, arguing they go too far and could ultimately hurt the American economy. “I don’t think that taxation approaching confiscatory is remotely feasible and, if it was tried, would have catastrophic economic consequences,” the former economic advisor to Barack Obama said
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Lloyd Blankfein, then chairman and chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., smiles during a discussion at the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. Andrew Harrer | Bloomberg | Getty Images Lloyd Blankfein hit back at Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Thursday, after she
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Ferrari Roma Source: Ferrari Ferrari unveiled a new front-engine V-8 powerhouse called “the Roma” on Wednesday in its namesake city, expanding its offering of more comfortable touring rides. The company isn’t saying much yet about the Roma, its price or its exact features. But the car looks a bit like a coupe version of the
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Personal computer pioneer Michael Dell on Tuesday defended free market capitalism as the most effective system to drive entrepreneurship and jobs. “If you look at the number of jobs that have been created by the free enterprise system, this is the best thing going,” the Dell Technologies founder said in a “Squawk Box” interview. “We
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