Tag Archives: Bill Gates

27Jul/17
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos' space transportation company, Blue Origin,

Jeff Bezos becomes world’s richest man – Forbes

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 28, 2011) (REUTERS) – Amazon.com Inc Chief Executive Jeff Bezos has unseated fellow tech billionaire Bill Gates as the richest person in the world, profiting from the e-commerce company’s meteoric stock rise to reach a fortune of $90.6 billion, Forbes reported on Thursday (July 27). Continue reading

20Mar/17

Forbes’ 31st Annual World’s Billionaires Issue

Record Number of 2,043 Billionaires Made the 2017 List of the World’s Richest People

PLUS: President Trump’s Current Net Worth — $3.5 Billion – And The Global Web of Partners Cashing in on the 45th President

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28Nov/16

Uganda orders closure of schools backed by Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg

Ugandan authorities order the closure of a chain of Bridge International Schools, a for-profit international chain of schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg over concerns about poor sanitation and curriculum.

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23Nov/16

Obama presents his final Medal of Freedom at star-studded event

U.S. President Barack Obama presents his final Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Nation’s highest civilian honor, to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Ellen DeGeneres, Robert De Niro, Bill and Melinda Gates, architect Frank Gehry, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan, Robert Redford, Diana Ross, and Bruce Springsteen among others.
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21Nov/16

Bill Gates works with Swiss perfume company to make toilets smell better

Bill Gates has partnered with a perfume company in Switzerland in an effort to find a way to get rid of the repulsive smell of toilets. The project is aimed at encouraging people in the developing world to use toilets rather than defecate in open areas.
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20Jul/16

Bill Gates invests $5 billion in Africa development, health research

Tech magnate and philanthropist Bill Gates says his charity foundation will invest $5 billion over the next five years in African development, with a focus on health initiatives.

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25Jan/16

Britain and Bill Gates pledge 4.2 billion dollars to fight malaria

Britain will spend 500 million pounds (700 million US dollars) per year for the next five years to battle malaria in a partnership with Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates worth a total of 3 billion pounds (4 billion US dollars).

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02Dec/15

Zuckerberg philanthropy – ‘like’ it or not?

Mark Zuckerberg’s promise to give 99 percent of his and his wife’s Facebook shares to a new charity makes him one of a growing number of billionaire philanthropists. As David Pollard reports, his actions could make his business more popular but not everyone welcomes the trend. Continue reading

24Sep/15

Chinese President Xi visits Microsoft, calls for “open” and “secure” cyberspace

On state visit to the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping visits headquarters of tech giant Microsoft, meets with tech sector leaders and calls for building of “open” and “secure” cyberspace

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02Mar/15

Gates back on top of billionaires list, Jordan joins

Bill Gates tops Forbes rich list with $79.2 billion and basketball great Michael Jordan joins billionaires club.
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