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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.

Bill Gates

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Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts. "I need to pay higher taxes," Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with CNN's Fareed ...
At least 17 people were shot dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas high school near Ft. Lauderdale, and many more injured, on Valentine's Day. the suspect is a 19-year-old former student who was reportedly expelled from the school. As we've reported, schools around the country have adopted ...

While announcing the list of finalists, Bill Gates went ahead and thanked Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai. In the video, Bill Gates emphasized the role of education in a society saying, "Education is like a master ...
As Mike Lynch and his entourage cruised the calm Mediterranean on his yacht last summer he knew they were sailing towards choppier waters. Navigating the next few months would require all his analytical brilliance. Six years earlier the entrepreneur had confirmed his place among Britain's super-rich by ...
In a conversation with Lin-Manuel Miranda in New York City on Tuesday, following the launch of their Annual Letter, Bill and Melinda Gates fielded questions from audience members, fans watching live and even Mark Zuckerberg, who sent in a question via facebook: "If you could go back and give your ...
Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Elon Musk have all demonstrated similar traits that helped them become successful. All three are "Shapers" -- they use their strategic imagination to develop visions but simultaneously keep track of implemention details. Each leader has shown they can communicate their desire ...

If you saw the video of Boston Dynamics' robot dog opening up a door for its fellow robot dog this week and were summarily frightened into believing the end is nigh, you are not alone. But also this week, billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates gave reason to press pause on any apocalypse scenarios.
Finalists for the prestigious Global teacher Prize organised by the London-based Varkey Foundation have officially been announced. The Top 10 Finalists are educators from South Africa, Australia, Brazil, United States, The Philippines, Belgium, Colombia, Turkey, Norway and the UK. The eventual winner ...
Privacy vs. Security: Bill Gates warns tech giants that offering user privacy as a product feature could result in intervention by government. Gates raised concerns about companies protecting privacy of mass-murdering criminals including nuclear and bio terrorists. Photo credit: Andy Thornley / Flickr (CC BY ...
As the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates is certainly no stranger to technological advancement. In a recent interview with Axios, however, the businessman and philanthropist voiced his concerns over the potential negative impact such advances could have -- issues that he'll delve more deeply into with the ...
During a live Q&A on Tuesday, a college student asked Bill Gates what worries him at work. Gates admitted that juggling the non-engineering components of running a business - hiring, managing, accounting - has made him feel nervous in the past. He added that the Trump Administration's influence on the Gates ...
The nominations were announced by technology billionaire Bill Gates. education is the "master switch" for progress in society and individual lives, said Mr Gates. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist revealed the top 10 teachers in the Global Teacher Prize organised by the Varkey Foundation, with the winner to ...
All of us have moments from our past that make us cringe in embarrassment and memories where we'd like to go back and give our younger selves either a stern talking or an encouraging hug. That's even true, apparently, if you spent your 20s founding a billion-dollar company that would one day make ...
Public-health phenomena aren't typically classified as "beautiful," but Bill Gates knows when he sees a good thing. On February 16, the billionaire philanthropist tweeted a chart describing the decline of child-mortality figures between 1990 and 2015. Among children five years and younger, advances and ...
Bill Gates said he wished he had better understood the value of different kinds of intelligence. "I was so naive about different skill sets. I thought if somebody had a high IQ, they could be good at everything. And the idea that you needed to blend these different types of skills together, that always continued to ...
Once the world's richest man, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has marked a decade since transitioning away from the tech giant to focus on philanthropy. He said he's had two meetings with Trump, where they discussed innovation in education, energy and health -- including vaccines, which Trump has ...
Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, Bill Gates lose $10B in market plunges. By Jade Scipioni Published February 09, 2018 ... Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, who got bumped to the second spot on the world's rich list, lost a mere $2 billion, putting his net worth at $89.3 billion. investors have been on a five-day roller ...

Bill Gates reckons an airborne disease could kill 30 million people by 2019. Yet despite his warning, a fund set up to prevent outbreaks of disease ... Bill Gates has warned that deadly airborne viruses could kill 30million people in just a year. The Microsoft billionaire, 62, fears deadly pathogens could wipe ...
Bill Gates once dominated the tech industry, and until recently was the richest man in the world (until Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos took the crown this past year). Now he's set his sights on a new project: revolutionizing the toilet. Know more in the last two decades for being a humanitarian and philanthropist, ...
Warren Buffett, left, Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates stand together, Sunday, June 25, 2006, in New York, shortly after Warren Buffett's historic announcement that he was donating roughly $30 billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Gates Foundation. (Gates Foundation Photo). "We have been ...
Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet for over 2 billion people who lack access to clean water. His foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has backed a waterless toilet, called The Nano Membrane Toilet. Gates hopes to install the toilet in poor urban areas -- before he scales it out to rural areas.
US stocks took a deep plunge plunge yesterday, with the Dow Jones industrial average (DJIA) dropping 1,175 points, or 4.6% to close down at 24,345.75. The DJIA is a price-weighted average of 30 significant stocks traded on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq. It came as investors reacted to ...
On Monday, Feb. 5, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted, and at one moment, fell nearly 1,600 points, making it the biggest single-day point drop in history. And as U.S. stocks slipped and slid, so did the wealth of the world's richest. The fortunes of the super-rich, like Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, ...
In 2017, Bill Gates told Business Insider that: 'Epidemiologists say a fast-moving airborne pathogen could kill more than 30 million people in less than a year.' He said that although it might be hard for people to get their heads round it, up to 100 million people died in during the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918 ...
Bill Gates farm Bill Gates and his team on a farm in Karsana, Abuja, Nigeria in 2006. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced that it will invest $40 million into a nonprofit that researches livestock vaccinations and genetics. One goal is to breed higher-yielding dairy ...
One of The Abraaj Group's funds is being audited after four investors, including Bill Gates, are questioning why the Dubai-based private equity firm hasn't spent their money. Abraaj's $1 billion health-care fund, which started raising capital in 2015, builds healthcare infrastructure in emerging markets across ...
It could also make Harvard superstar physicist David Keith, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and oil sands magnate Norman Murray Edwards more money than they could ever dream of. The idea is grandiose yet simple: decarbonise the global economy by extracting global-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) ...
Starting in April, Alaska airlines will feature the new series of six short videos, "How Computers Work," that the Seattle-based computer science nonprofit Code.org has created as part of its CS Discoveries course. The video series begins with an introductory segment by Bill Gates, in which the Microsoft ...
Microsoft founder Bill Gates and surgeon-writer-physician Dr. Atul Gawande explain how medical knowledge is making impacts on health care. At the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and others announced plans to put $180 million in efforts to eradicate malaria.
It's the stuff of silicon Valley legend: In 1980, a young Bill Gates convinced IBM that his tiny startup, Microsoft, was the perfect choice to provide the operating system for its new PC. The problem was that Microsoft didn't actually have an operating system to sell. So Gates scrambled to buy one from a startup ...
Despite their sometimes fluffy reputations and occasionally ethically compromised viewpoints, tech evangelists are important, don't let anyone tell you otherwise. The right passionate voice behind the right technology platform or piece of hardware can sometimes spell the difference between fostering a ...
Davos, Switzerland -- Bill Gates animated, gesticulating, stops himself mid-sentence. "This is way more than even you guys may want to know," he says. He's speaking with Devex at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting here, talking about the science and technology behind the push to eradicate ...
It's no secret that Bill Gates is an avid reader, regularly posting on social media about the books that have inspired him and taught him something new. Now, in a new blog post, Gates reveals the title that he describes as "my new favorite book of all time." It is called Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, ...
Alaska airlines, Bill Gates team up with Code.org to teach how computers work. Originally published January 30, 2018 at 5:35 pm Updated January 30, 2018 at 6:06 pm. Code.org's newest video series, teaching about how computers operate, features Bill Gates. (Code.org). A new series of short videos will feature Bill Gates ...
After a brief flirtation with novels and comic memoirs, Bill Gates is getting back to big ideas. The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist has found his new "favorite book of all time," Steven Pinker's Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, science, Humanism, and Progress. It makes sense that Gates, ...
tycoon Bill Gates has revealed his dad has Alzheimer's -- and he has concerns over his own brain remaining "intact." The Microsoft guru, 62, said Bill Gates Sr, 92, was "deeply affected" by the condition. Bill Gates has opened up about his fear of losing his brain faculties to Alzheimer's in. AP:Associated ...
Bill Gates has revealed that his father has Alzheimer's and that he fears he too will get the disease. Mr Gates, the billionaire founder of Microsoft, revealed that his 92-year-old father was "deeply affected" by the degenerative condition as he pledge a new fund to find a cure for the disease. Mr Gates, 62, said ...
In recent years, Bill Gates has started dipping his toes into unusual pools of creativity. The grand high emperor of Microsoft is already working on a sprawling, futuristic "smart city" to be built in the Arizona desert, but now he has a second project to devote his time to - he's going to engineer the perfect cow.
Bill Gates Is Working With Geneticists to Create the "Perfect" Cow. Creative Commons ... An Edinburgh-based nonprofit, GALVmed (Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines) just received $40 million from Bill Gates to conduct genetic research with this aim in mind. "You can have a cow that is four ...
... Melinda Gates Foundation). Bill Gates has a new favorite book, dethroning a book that has stayed at the top spot for more than a decade. The book is "Enlightenment Now" by cognitive scientist Steven Pinker. Pinker examines 15 metrics of human progress, making the case that life is far better today than it has ever been.
Legendary physicist Stephen Hawking says that AI has the potential to be the "worst event in the history of our civilization." But billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has added a bit of levity to the conversation. Gates says AI will mean longer vacations. "Well, certainly we can look forward to the idea that ...
Bill Gates and Steven Pinker made the case for being optimistic about the direction of the world -- in ending wars, in philanthropy, in reducing poverty -- in an interview with the New York Times' Philip Galanes. Why it matters: The overall attitude about the way things are going is seemingly negative, but ...
Bill Gates has funded genetic research into how to create the perfect cow -- one that will produce more milk and be able to withstand temperatures beyond that of the average cow. The Microsoft founder has invested $40 million (£28 million) in the Global Alliance for Livestock Veterinary Medicines, ...
The first two things you notice when you walk into Bill Gates's private office, just outside Seattle, are a wall-size installation of the periodic table with a sample of each chemical element in its own glass-fronted vitrine and handsome bookshelves that reach nearly to the ceiling. science and the written word, ...
"Well, certainly we can look forward to the idea that vacations will be longer at some point. If we can actually produce twice as much as we make today with less labor, the purpose of humanity is not just to sit behind a counter and sell things, you know?" It's an interesting idea, considering that nearly every ...
The world's two richest people Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos can do one thing that most company founders can't and it's contributed to their success over the years: Run their own businesses, according to billionaire David Rubenstein. "Running companies is different than getting them off the ground," says ...
"Cutting-edge" agriculture research projects in Edinburgh have been backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Mr Gates joined International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt at an event at the University of Edinburgh. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is providing funding of $40m for research ...
billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Thursday joined Arif Masood Naqvi, founder and CEO of the Abraaj Group, on a health-care panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Other panelists included World Health Organization Director General Tedros Adhanom, ...
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says President Trump · Donald John TrumpTrump: If there's no wall, there's no DACA fix Trump appears to call out Samsung over missing FBI text messages Trump commerce pick told lawmakers he would look at reversing Obama move on internet oversight: report MORE's ...
Bill Gates may be $915.6 billion away from becoming the world's first trillionaire, but new research suggests he's closer than some might think. A new Oxfam report on wealth and inequality, entitled "An economy for the 99%," finds super-rich people like Gates have seen their wealth collectively grow by ...


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