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Climate change: Gates Foundation pledges $300 million to help farmers in Africa, Asia - Premium Times

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $300 million (about N108 billion) in grants to support agricultural research which would help poor farmers to adapt to the consequences of climate change. The foundation announced the commitment, which will ...

Microsoft valdrá un billón de dólares y podría superar a Apple y Google - Entrepreneur

Microsoft valdrá un billón de dólares y podría superar a Apple y Google. La empresa fundada por Bill Gates está otra vez más cerca de Apple y Google en cuanto a valor. Sedún un analista de Wall Street Microsoft valdrá un billón de dólares en 2020 ...

Bill & Melinda Gates foundation to allocate $300M to agricultural research in Africa and Asia, by 2020 - Ecofin Agency: Economic information from Africa

(Ecofin Agency) - The Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, will allocate between 2018 and 2020, $300 million to agricultural research in African and East Asian nations which are weakened by the global warming. This was disclosed yesterday by the foundation ...

What is Bill Gates' net worth, is he the richest man in the world and what does his foundation do? - The Sun

How much does he make in a day in 2017? Based on Gates' estimated net worth, he's tipped to make more than $240 million (approximately £187 million) a day this year. Billionaire Bill claims you need a basic grasp of science, engineering and economics ...

Gates Foundation gives $15M to complete funding for new Univ. of Washington computer science building - Brinkwire (press release)

A rendering of the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering. (Photo via LMN Architects). The University of Washington's new computer science building is now fully funded thanks to a $15 million gift from the Bill & Melinda ...

Bill and Melinda Gates give $15 million to complete UW building that bears their names - Seattle Times

“We wanted to celebrate the naming and the Friends of Bill and Melinda, without confusing this with the entirely separate gift from the Gateses.” In all, more than 350 people donated to the project, including many contributions from alumni. In a ...

EU and Gates put up $600M for food security in face of climate change - Devex

Neven Mimica, the EU development commissioner, welcomed the chance to work together on “critical gaps in agricultural and food systems R&D.” Also on Tuesday, the Gates Foundation launched the One Planet Fellowship with the BNP Paribas Foundation and ...

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Commits $300M (€255M) to Help Farmers in Africa and Asia Cope with Climate Change - ReliefWeb

PARIS, Dec. 12, 2017 — Today at the One Planet Summit in Paris, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pledged $300M (around €255M) over the next three years (2018-2020) to support agricultural research that will help the world's poorest farmers better ...

Patapsco boys rout Sparrows Point in season opener - Dundalk Eagle (blog)

Joe Cepero of Patapsco drived to the basket for two of his nine points against Sparrows Point. Photo by Bill Gates. Josh Hardy of Patapsco scored eight points during the Patriots' win over Sparrows Point. Photo by Bill Gates. Derrell Strickland ...

Rebuilding Sparrows Point holds off Eastern Tech 36-33 - Dundalk Eagle (blog)

Sparrows Point rolled over Eastern Tech 64-6 when the two teams met last season as the Pointers won 13 of the 14 matches. Last week in this season's opener on Dec. 5, the Pointers and Mavericks each won seven matches as Sparrows Point held on for a 36 ...

Follow the money: investors lead charge on climate change - New Jersey Herald

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, left, Sir Richard Branson, right, and special envoy to the U.N. for climate change Michael Bloomberg, second right, arrive for a meeting of philanthropists funding climate projects as part of the Climate Summit, at the ...

Cardiff Students Achieve National STEM Competition Success - Business News Wales

A team of students from Fitzalan High School in Cardiff are the runners-up in the British Science Association's coveted Youth Grand Challenges – a new education initiative in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The students, Maya ...

EU and Gates foundation pledge €500 million for innovations in agriculture - EURACTIV

The European Union together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation pledged on Tuesday (12 December) more than €500 million over the next three years for research and innovation in agriculture. The EU, which is the largest donor for development aid ...

Letters to the Editor, Dec. 13, 2017: Stop griping about taxes and get a job - Richmond.com

I can't believe that the sole motivation of Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, was to become a billionaire. I believe his billions are a byproduct of his genius, which has enriched the lives of so many in this country and around the world. And ...

Nation & World Briefs - The Recorder

PARIS — More than 50 world leaders are joining bankers, energy magnates and others Tuesday in Paris for a summit that President Emmanuel Macron hopes will give new momentum to the fight against global warming — despite U.S. President Donald Trump's ...

Billionaire Bill Gates Predicted Netflix's Success 2 Decades Ago ... - nwitimes.com

Early in Netflix's (NASDAQ: NFLX) history, the biggest concern was the company's non-conventional business model. In what's become a cautionary tale for lack of vision and missed opportunity, in 2000.

Success of Paris deal depends on both government and business - The New Paper

French President Emmanuel Macron hosted a major One Planet climate summit yesterday, with dozens of world political leaders and a host of other key players, including Bill Gates, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Bloomberg in attendance. The meeting ...

Is Apple's CEO Tim Cook using Windows to read his emails? Probably not - WindowsLatest (blog)

Bill Gates recently announced during a Fox TV interview, that he is using an Android phone with lots of Microsoft apps. Bill Gates was actually invited on a Fox TV show and during the interesting interview, Gates admitted that he uses an Android phone ...

9 of the world's best private ski resorts - MyWabashValley

This is skiing the uber-rich way. Becoming a member at the Yellowstone Club in the Rockies of Montana means potentially riding the lifts with just Bill Gates or Justin Timberlake for company. The limited-membership club charges an initial fee of $300 ...

Financing takes priority in fighting climate change - RFI

media French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes Philanthropist and co-founder of the Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates for a lunch at the Elysee Palace as part of the One Planet Summit in Paris. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer. French president Emmanuel Macron ...

William Henry "Bill" Gates III is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, together with Paul Allen, he co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books.

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Gates in June 2015
Born William Henry Gates III
(1955-10-28) October 28, 1955 (age 61)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Residence Medina, Washington, U.S.
Alma mater Harvard University (drop out)
Years active 1975–present
Net worth US$84 billion (December 2016)
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Spouse(s) Melinda Gates (m. 1994)
Children 3
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William H. Gates III

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, entrepreneur, investor, author, and philanthropist. In 1975, together with Paul Allen, he co-founded Microsoft, which became the world's largest PC software company. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of chairman, CEO and chief software architect, and was the largest individual shareholder until May 2014. Gates has authored and co-authored several books.

Since 1987, Gates has been included in the Forbes list of the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest from 1995 to 2007, again in 2009, and has been since 2014. Between 2009 and 2014, his wealth doubled from US$40 billion to more than US$82 billion. Between 2013 and 2014, his wealth increased by US$15 billion. Gates is currently the richest person in the world, with an estimated net worth of US$84 billion as of December 2016.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. He has been criticized for his business tactics, which have been considered anti-competitive, an opinion that has in some cases been upheld by numerous court rulings. Later in his career, Gates pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect for himself. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie (chief software architect) and Craig Mundie (chief research and strategy officer). Ozzie later left the company. Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He stepped down as chairman of Microsoft, in February 2014, taking on a new post as technology adviser to support newly appointed CEO Satya Nadella.