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William H Gates III

, 47 , self made



Source: Microsoft


Net Worth: $40.7 bil


Home State: Washington


Marital Status: married , 2 children


Harvard University, Drop Out



Microsoft founder no doubt sleeping easier after settling pesky federal antitrust suit. This year the world's richest man will even get a little extra pocket change about $100 million from company's first shareholder dividend. Microsoft no longer the torrid growth machine it once was, but is weathering tech storm better than most. Having kicked himself upstairs to more cerebral job of chief software architect, Gates is busy working with developers to push Microsoft beyond the desktop into devices like tablet PCs, cell phones, TVs. Maintaining secrecy on next version of Windows (dubbed Longhorn, set for release in 2005), claims it's not just an upgrade. Meanwhile tackling global health and education with $24 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funds flowing to disease prevention (polio, AIDS), vaccine development; lately buying drug stocks. Diversifies own wealth via Cascade Investments: Corbis, stakes in Republic Services, Canadian National Railway, Gabelli Asset Management.

William H Gates III

, 47 , self made

Source: Microsoft
Net Worth: $40.7 bil
Home State: Washington
Marital Status: married , 2 children
Harvard University, Drop Out

Microsoft founder no doubt sleeping easier after settling pesky federal antitrust suit. This year the world's richest man will even get a little extra pocket change about $100 million from company's first shareholder dividend. Microsoft no longer the torrid growth machine it once was, but is weathering tech storm better than most. Having kicked himself upstairs to more cerebral job of chief software architect, Gates is busy working with developers to push Microsoft beyond the desktop into devices like tablet PCs, cell phones, TVs. Maintaining secrecy on next version of Windows (dubbed Longhorn, set for release in 2005), claims it's not just an upgrade. Meanwhile tackling global health and education with $24 billion Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Funds flowing to disease prevention (polio, AIDS), vaccine development; lately buying drug stocks. Diversifies own wealth via Cascade Investments: Corbis, stakes in Republic Services, Canadian National Railway, Gabelli Asset Management.

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May will speak alongside Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, also touching on the need to reduce malaria deaths, saying around 90 percent of Commonwealth citizens live in countries where the disease is endemic. Britain is already committed to spending half a billion pounds per year ...

Kenya's "pioneering" M-Pesa digital payments platform "has been a model for dozens of countries around the world," Gates said, speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London. The combined population of the Commonwealth, a group comprising of the U.K. and its ...
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman recently visited the US where he met with many top politicians and businesspeople. President Trump, Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, and others received a visit from the crown prince. Ellen R. Wald, author of "Saudi, Inc.: The Arabian Kingdom's Pursuit of Profit ...
Bill Gates continues his extraordinary legacy of philanthropy, recently committing $50 million to the fight against Alzheimer's. Through his personal giving and his foundations, Gates has had a major impact on challenging global issues, but his help is needed now in the middle of the American ... St. Louis
Who supports proficiency-based learning? The list includes Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates, Maine Gov. Paul LePage and at least 16 states, four in New England. MAINE'S PUSH FROM THE TOP. LePage has long been a supporter, and that has continued as the Legislature currently deals with proposals ...

Twenty years ago, the tech titan in the Senate hot seat was another Harvard dropout, Bill Gates, co-founder and chief executive of Microsoft. At the time, Microsoft was the most feared corporate powerhouse in America, and the target of government investigations for uncompetitive practices. Mr. Gates was ...
Today marks the 43rd anniversary of Microsoft. On April 4, 1975, billionaire Bill Gates co-founded the tech company with Paul Allen. Before starting the company, Gates was a tech-obsessed teen at the Lakeside School. As the billionaire recalled in a 2005 speech, his school helped foster his love ... Bill Gates
Even the most successful people have their limits, including billionaire philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates. During a Q&A with his wife Melinda and Lin-Manuel Miranda in New York City last month, one audience member asked Gates about his weaknesses when it came to ...
For a government that has swallowed more than it can digest, last week's extra portion from Bill Gates and TY Danjuma worsened its constipation. If Aso Rock knew in advance what Gates was going to say, it's doubtful if the government would have organised an extraordinary meeting of the National ...
Two decades ago, Bill Gates Sr., Tom Alberg and Tom Cable jointly sent a letter to friends and colleagues with an important ask. The trio of prominent Seattle business leaders wanted to stoke the region's tech economy, building on the success of Microsoft, Starbucks and a promising online bookseller ...
[Editor's Note: TLDR is GeekWire's daily news rundown, hosted by Starla Sampaco. Watch today's update above, subscribe to GeekWire on YouTube for every episode, check back weekday afternoons for more, and sign up for TLDR email updates below.] Seattle's socialist councilmember wants to tax ...
Bill Gates to guest star on geeky 'The Big Bang Theory' ... Leonard Hofstadter (Johnny Galecki) and Bill Gates, as himself, on Thursday's episode of “The Big Bang Theory. ... The scientific geniuses on long-running TV show “The Big Bang Theory” will get a visit from tech industry legend Bill Gates.
It's a big night for geeks and geeky TV on Thursday when Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates makes an appearance on “The Big Bang Theory.” CBS tweeted a preview of what to expect when the billionaire philanthropist appears as himself on the long-running comedy. And in a behind-the-scenes interview, ...
Bill Gates did not become the world's richest man by looking the other way when his money or investments are at stake. It doesn't appear he will start doing so in Nigeria. Last week, while giving a speech during a visit to the country, Gates delivered some harsh truths to Nigeria's leaders, including president ...
Today, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is one of the world's richest people, with a total net worth estimated at nearly $90 billion. But a little over four decades ago, Gates was a brash young software developer who was just getting ready to take center stage. In fact, it was this week in 1976 that a ...
Phoebe Gates, the 15-year-old daughter of Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, has apparently inherited her father's love of reading. In a new post on the Gates Notes blog, the two share a review of “Turtles All the Way Down,” by author John Green. Gates regularly offers up his opinion on books he's reading and ...

Bill Gates, world's second richest man, has defended his criticism of the Nigerian government when he spoke at the expanded national economic council meeting last week. DAILY POST recalls that at the meeting which was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Gates had said the execution ...
Bill Gates, world's second richest man, says the federal government's investments in young people, especially in areas of health and education, is not good enough. He said this in an interview with CNN. The co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation reiterated the comments he made when he ...
... demand machine-like behavior from humans. And, at their helm, have been machine-like humans. Diller, though, wasn't entirely dismissive of tech people's potential to embrace humanity. "When I met Bill Gates, I would say he had the emotional quotient of a snail. And now you can see him cry," he said.
"I told my friends... that Bill Gates is saying the truth. It is better we are told the truth about Nigeria's economy. It is better we say the truth." But Gate's message isn't a new one. Activists say they have been making frequent calls to invest in people, and end rampant corruption, all which have been ignored.
Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, is visiting Nigeria to see first-hand the progress the country is making on primary healthcare provision, polio eradication, nutrition and financial inclusion. He will be asking partners to prioritize supporting Nigeria's poorest people to ensure a sustainable and ...
In my note, I said that I had just seen Hamilton and that "as I walked out I saw Bill Gates walking out ahead of me. I wanted to catch up to him and ask him for his review of the show, or just a general comment about whatever he might want to say about the show, but I wasn't able to. Is there any way you could ...
Investors like Tyson and Cargill could put 'clean meat' on grocery shelves within three years. Traditional meat production is ecologically devastating, and a growing world population could make farm-raised animal meat unfeasible by 2050. Billionaires, including Bill Gates, say there is no way to produce ...
According to a press statement made available to PREMIUM TIMES on Wednesday, Mr. Gates, who is the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, will visit Nigeria to see the first-hand progress the country is making on primary healthcare provision, polio eradication, nutrition and financial inclusion ...
But since the start of 2018, Jeff Bezos has seen his net worth skyrocket compared to his billionaire peers. Right now, Bezos is at least $40 billion richer than anyone else on earth, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. At the close of the stock market on Tuesday, the index estimated Jeff Bezos' net ...
When Microsoft was under fire from the Justice Department in 1998 for forcing Internet Explorer down the throats of companies around the world, then-Chairman and CEO Bill Gates went into full bobbing-and-weaving mode. Or, as former Yahoo Finance host Jeff Macke describes it, Gates was a “total d—k,” ...
Bill Gates, Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gestures as he speaks during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland January 25, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse Bill Gates recently called Steven Pinker's new book, "Enlightenment Now," his "favorite book of all ...
Here's What You Can Learn About Active Retirement From Billionaire Bill Gates. Nearly 10 years after Bill Gates ... After earning recognition as the leader behind the push that got a personal computer in every home in America, Bill Gates retired from his career at Microsoft Corp. (MSFT - Get Report) a living ...
Alaska Airlines sued over pilot's alleged rape of co-pilot: Last June, an Alaska Airlines co-pilot was allegedly drugged and raped by her fellow pilot during their overnight stop in Minneapolis. Betty Pina is suing Alaska Airlines for its failure to hold Paul Engelien, her alleged attacker, accountable for the ...
President Donald Trump's lawyers are prepping for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller. Politico reports President Donald Trump's lawyers are gaming out possible questions and answers for a potential interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, citing two people familiar with the ...
After meetings with Ireland's prime minister and the American Petroleum Institute, President Trump on Thursday will sit down with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. The White House posted Trump's public schedule Wednesday evening. It includes a 3:30 p.m. ET meeting with Gates inside the Oval Office.
Good Thursday morning. WE ARE SITTING down this morning with BILL GATES just hours before he meets with PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP in the Oval Office. The billionaire philanthropist has been making the rounds in D.C. with lawmakers and agency officials in his quest to push for continued U.S. ...
Few billionaires have been more critical of Trump than Bill Gates, which is why it comes as a bit of a surprise that the two of them are meeting today. It's not known who requested the meeting. It seems unlikely to have been Trump since Trump tends to run the White House like a reality TV show, which calls ...
President Donald Trump will sit down with billionaire Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Thursday. The two are scheduled to meet this afternoon inside the Oval Office, according to Trump's public schedule released by the White House. The meeting is closed to press. A spokesperson for ...
Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates must like what he sees in Ecolab Inc.: In recent days his investment fund has spent nearly $100 million buying up stock in the St. Paul-based water and hygiene-products company. The Star Tribune reports on the new stock purchases by Gates' Cascade Investment ...
The investment arm of Bill Gates has increased its holdings in Ecolab Inc. to 10.1 percent of the company. Cascade Investment LLC — already the largest shareholder in the St. Paul-based global provider of water, hygiene, and energy products and services — purchased 694,343 additional shares of ...
If you're not sure where to steer your career, you may want to take advice from self-made billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder, who frequently works with industry-disruptors and reads books about the future of humanity, has an idea of what backgrounds will be the most in-demand from here on ...
Bill and Melinda Gates were good friends of Rosling, and before he died he had one last request, which the couple detailed on Bill Gates' blog in February 2017. "He simply hoped that we would promise to keep spreading the message he was so passionate about: that the world is making progress, and that policy decisions ...
Microsoft's (ticker: MSFT) founder paid $177 million for 1.33 million more shares of Ecolab (ECL), a water, hygiene and energy technology and services firm, from March 7 through March 9. Gates bought the stock for about $133.14 each on average. Gates made the purchases through his Cascade ...
Bill and Melinda Gates were good friends of Rosling, and before he died he had one last request, which the couple detailed on Bill Gates' blog in February 2017. "He simply hoped that we would promise to keep spreading the message he was so passionate about: that the world is making progress, and that policy decisions ...
Ellen DeGeneres quizzed Gates on his knowledge of grocery prices, and he failed miserably at guessing the cost of laundry detergent and other staples. The cost of groceries varies depending on where you live — we put together a list of the average cost of food staples in 25 major cities across the US.
To offset public distrust, we need more influential people like Bill Gates to help spread scientifically accurate information about GMOs. "If you want farmers in Africa to improve nutrition and be competitive on the world market, you know, as long as the right safety things are done, that's really beneficial," Gates ...
"There was a certain urgency to everything we were doing to stay ahead that meant the speed of activity was very high," Gates said. "I miss this a bit. I had to take Think Weeks twice a year just to step back and see what the longer term trends were. Now I work on things like malaria where I wish there was ...
Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) co-founder Bill Gates sees an inevitable crash of the financial markets in the near future, of the same magnitude as the 2008 downturn that led to the Great Recession and millions of jobs lost. Last week, Gates, the second-richest individual in the world after Amazon.com Inc.'s (AMZN) ...
It is a question that was solved on Monday, when tennis number one Roger Federer teamed up with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for an exhibition tennis match. The unlikely pair took on top-ranked American tennis player Jack Sock and NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Savannah Guthrie for a charity game ...
The 2008 financial crisis led to the Great Recession and millions of jobs lost. It took years for America to recover and many citizens still feel the ripple effects. According to Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, though, we should be braced for another one. During a Reddit "Ask Me Anything" last week, when Gates ...
Other top columnists on this site have already brought your attention to Steven Pinker's recently published Enlightenment Now, which Bill Gates calls his "favorite book of all time." I read it last week (while on vacation), and I think I know why Gates praises it so highly. (Note: The observations below about ...
Bill Gates may be worth $91 billion, but he still cooks his own soup and finds time to binge watch NBC's "This Is Us" with his wife. The billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist shared several peeks into his personal preferences and daily life during a recent "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who has an estimated net worth of $92.1 billion, says there are three distinct moments in his life where he truly felt successful: high school, his 20s and his 30s. In a recent "Ask Me Anything" session on Reddit, Gates was asked, "When did you consider yourself a success?".


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