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Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement - Business Mirror

By Sally Ho | The Associated Press. SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to ...

I Designed Facebook, So If Someone's Going To Get Fired For This It Should Be Me - Zuckerberg To Recode - BloombergQuint

I think companies need to be learning organisms. We don't sell data. It'll take about three years to fully retool everything at Facebook Bill Gates has always been a mentor and an inspiration for me. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg discussed a wide ...

Microsoft: Letting This Bull Rampage On - Seeking Alpha

MSFT has turned around and is now growing rapidly in numerous sectors, mostly Internet-related. Credit must be given to CEO Satya Nadella, who has led MSFT to a stock that looks like the stock of the Bill Gates era. With numerous large and growing ...

Even-keeled bosses deserve plaudits for their steadiness - Financial Times

This is a striking contrast to his predecessor Steve Ballmer (who had trouble using what a parent would call his “inside voice”) and Microsoft founder Bill Gates, for whom business was an us-versus-them fight to the death. This soft approach has not ...

'You don't have to be Bill Gates to do this.' College donor Ruth Rovner's friendship is changing students' lives - Philly.com

That's OK, a college gift officer assured her: “You don't have to be Bill Gates to do this.” So she began in 2011 awarding a few $400 scholarships each year to deserving students for things like books and supplies. While the money helped, it was what ...

A night in the most expensive hotel in the world will cost you R1m - Briefly.co.za

The hotel has hosted the likes of Michael Jackson, Bill Gates and Richard Branson. PAY ATTENTION: Click “See First” under the “Following” tab to see Briefly.co.za News on your News Feed! You will have to cough up R1million if you want to spend in a ...

Who accepts Ethereum as payment 2018 (List of companies that accept Ethereum) – We accept Ethereum – Sun Jul 22 - Smartereum

... though every now and then there are rumors and some bombastic headlines about them joining. The answer to the question does eBay accept bitcoin payment will be “no“, as well. Still, don't lose hope. If Bill Gates believes in ethereum, why wouldn't you?

Buybacks are important for Warren Buffett, but don't expect one soon - Omaha World-Herald

As long as the four Buffett family donations and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation didn't sell their newly donated Berkshire shares immediately, our prediction was right. The price increase also made the jobs of the foundations tougher. Instead of ...

The Big Bang Theory's Best Moment Last Season Obviously Included Mark Hamill - Cinema Blend

The Big Bang Theory has been a fan favorite for years on CBS. In that time we've seen a slew of faces from science, science fiction, pop and nerd culture appear on the comedy. This past season was full of familiar faces, as people like Bill Gates and ...

Backlash Against “War on Cash” Reaches Washington & China - WOLF STREET (blog)

Cash, already with technological and generational trends stacked against it, faced an imposing array of enemies, including private banks, fintech firms, telecom behemoths, credit card giants, assorted NGOs, tech magnates like Bill Gates and Tim Cook, ...

Time to halt the growing 'skills gap' leaving middle-class jobs unfilled - The Hill

In addition, the bill (H.R. 5153) would address the education deficit in preparing students for career and college by providing a tax credit for donations to K-12 scholarship funds so that more children — particularly from low-income and working class ...

Wealth And Philanthropy: The World's 10 Richest Aren't The World's 10 Most Generous - Benzinga

That means Buffett's $2.4 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation was not represented in last year's list because it was included back in 2006 when Buffett made the $36-billion commitment. At the same time, some donors like Mark Cuban prefer ...

Bill Gates Invests in Alzheimer's Diagnosis Test - Assisted Living Facilities

Secondary to discovering a cure for Alzheimer's, perhaps the most pressing issue regarding the degenerative disease is increasing early detection. Billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Bill Gates decided to throw his weight behind the Alzheimer's ...

World has a new billionaire! It's not Bill Gates anymore, who stayed for 18 years as the richest man on earth - Zee Business

We all know Bill Gates he has been by far the longest richest man on earth. His intelligence through Microsoft made him kept going in the race, but now time is changing and this time it is e-commerce turn to show their power in the game of money. Guess ...

Jeff Bezos, richest man in the world, worth $150 billion - Market Business News

His net-worth is now more than what the second richest billionaire, Bill Gates, was ever worth. Even after the dot-com boom, Gates was estimated to have a net worth of $149 billion in 1999, considering today's inflation. Jeff Bezos became the richest ...

Bill Gates, All Blacks could kick-start NZ's World Cup football dream - New Zealand Herald

We would need a major sponsor, say someone like Bill Gates, but then Rennie and Smith could target whatever Kiwi talent they wanted – imagine if they could hunt down the most skilful rugby players and fully immerse them into a 24/7 development ...

Bill Gates funds biotech accelerator for Alzheimer's - ImpactAlpha

Gates is backing a $30 million venture philanthropy accelerator that will support early stage biotech companies working on Alzheimer's research, detection and diagnosis. The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation's Diagnostics Accelerator will make ...

Why Bill Gates backed a $30 million fight against Alzheimer's - Fast Company

With money put up by Bill Gates, Leonard Lauder, the Dolby family, and the Charles and Helen Schwab Foundation, a new $30 million venture fund addresses an obvious need in the fight against Alzheimer's: “It's a bit of a chicken and egg problem. It's ...

A good week for Jeff Bezos - Financial Mail

Step aside Bill. Take a hike, Warren. Getty who? Jeff Bezos has eclipsed all contenders to become the richest person in modern history with a personal pile of $150bn, thanks to Amazon's soaring stock price. To put that into perspective, he'd need to ...

William Watson: Why Jeff Bezos might not be as 'wealthy' as we think - Financial Post

As that Financial Post story reported, he did it earlier this week when his net worth cleared US$150 billion, which put him US$55 billion ahead of today's second-richest person, Bill Gates, and US$1 billion ahead of what Gates' wealth was in 1999 when, ...

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.


Bill Gates Chats with Ellen for the First Time

For the first time ever, Bill Gates sat down with Ellen, and he chatted about becoming a young billionaire, the trampoline room in his house, and the outstanding ...

'A Conversation with Bill Gates' Q&A at Harvard University

Join Bill for a wide-ranging student Q&A hosted by Provost Alan Garber and Dean Frank Doyle. Bill will take questions from the audience about various areas of ...

Billionaire Bill Gates Guesses Grocery Store Prices

Ellen tested Microsoft mogul Bill Gates' knowledge of grocery store prices with a game of "Bill's Grocery Bills."

Bill Gates Dishes About President Donald Trump Meetings In Exclusive Video | All In | MSNBC

Bill Gates talks about avoiding President Trump, bizarre questions about vaccines, and Trump-style stunts in exclusive video obtained by All In. » Subscribe to ...

Sweet Nostalgia with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

Bill and Warren meet up at Hollywood Candy in Omaha's Old Market. We follow them around as they reminisce about their favorite treats, Bill and Melinda's ...

BILL GATES - Before They Were Famous

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