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Space mining set to produce world's first TRILLIONAIRE in galactic gold rush - Daily Star

Renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson: “The first trillionaire there will ever be is the person who exploits the natural resources on asteroids. “There's this vast universe of limitless energy and limitless resources. “I look at wars fought over ...

Link Tank: Bill Gates Supports Earth-Monitoring Cameras - Brinkwire (press release)

Bill Gates and other investors are backing a plan to install Earth-monitoring cameras that will observe from space 24/7. Elon Musk's OpenAI is paying researchers millions of dollars to find a way to protect humanity from the dangers of unregulated ...

Bill Gates Backs EarthNow, a Live Surveillance Project for the Entire Planet - Beebom (blog)

A new space imaging startup EarthNow recently announced its intent to “deploy a large constellation of advanced imaging satellites that will deliver real-time, continuous video of almost anywhere on Earth.” The startup, which is the latest company to ...

Bill Gates Points at Education and Health as Key Sectors to Improve Equality - Latin American Herald Tribune

WASHINGTON – Bill Gates, philanthropist and cofounder of Microsoft, said on Saturday that education and health are two key sectors to help improve equality in the world. Speaking at a conference held during the 2018 Spring Meetings of the International ...

Bill Gates Pledges $1 Billion to Fight Malaria as Experts Fear Resurgence - Brinkwire (press release)

This week, Microsoft founder Bill Gates announced the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation would invest $1 billion in the fight against malaria. Speaking at the London Malaria Summit on Wednesday, he urged global leaders to unite in fighting the ancient ...

Yankees-tested meatless sausage is going national at Whole Foods - Bend Bulletin

The next generation of vegan meat includes sausage made from peas, beets and coconut oil. And you can have one with a beer while watching the Yankees play in the Bronx. Beyond Meat, the plant-based protein company backed by Bill Gates and Tyson Foods ...

Bill Gates Backs Plan for Earth-Monitoring Cameras - PCMag Middle East (press release) (blog)

Bill Gates is backing a plan to install a "constellation" of cameras in space that monitor the entire surface of Earth in real time, 24/7. What could go wrong, right? SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son, satellite internet entrepreneur Greg Wyler, and Airbus ...

Govt to tie up with firm of Bill Gates to train teachers- The New Indian ... - The New Indian Express

COIMBATORE: The School Education Department has plans to train teachers, in collaboration with a company owned by Bill Gates, to improve teaching methods, said Education Minister K A Sengottaiyan said here on Friday.The department is also taking steps ...

Eye in the Sky: Bill Gates Backs Real Time Global Satellite Surveillance Network - Sputnik International

EarthNow plans to use OneWeb's technology to equip each satellite with "an unprecedented amount of onboard processing power, including more CPU cores than all other commercial satellites combined." The satellites will also use machine learning to ...

Four Harvard Teens Set Up Plympton Crypto Hedge-Fund - cryptona.co (press release)

Harvard: Just like Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates transformed the operating system software in the 1970s, and Mark Zuckerberg, another Harvard student, helps revolutionized social networking thirty years later. The latest generation of Harvard students ...

PSBJ Interview: Former Microsoft CIO Jim DuBois worked for Gates, Ballmer and Nadella - Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)

We went to Barcelona for three months and used a place there as our home base while we traveled all over Europe and North Africa. How did Microsoft change during your tenure? I was watching a video Bill and Melinda Gates did for their annual report ...

RBI must stop starving the economy - The Sunday Guardian

While Bill Gates may have complimented Government of India for the unprecedented step of withdrawing 86% of the country's currency at less than four hours' notice, several tens of millions of those in far more straitened circumstances than Gates were ...

In a post truth era, Bill Gates' 'factfulness' is refreshing - Telegraph.co.uk

Is the world going to hell in a handcart, as many suspect, or is it in truth getting notably better? Instinctively, we tend to think the former, and certainly things do on a number of fronts seem to be degenerating fast. Just to cite a few random ...

Ruto presides over first-ever chicken auction at Kampi Kuku - Daily Nation

Deputy President William Ruto on Saturday presided over the first-ever chicken auction at Kampi Kuku at Kamagut in Uasin Gishu County. Dressed in a white shirt, black trouser, a grey tie and a white cap written 'Jamaa wa Kuku,' the DP said that he had ...

Publishers turn backs on 'macho' heroes for new generation of male role models from Microsoft founder Bill Gates to ... - Daily Mail

The first book is called 'Stories for Boys Who Dare to Be Different' by Ben Brooks, and will feature stories from 100 men such as Bill Gates, Salvador Dali, Benjamin Zephaniah and Stormzy. It will be followed up in September by The Good Guys: 50 ...

Bill Gates sees promise of emerging vaccine technologies as drug resistance rises - Seattle Times

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates sees emerging vaccine technologies as one of the most promising realms in the pursuit of new medicines amid the rising threat of drug-resistant strains of deadly diseases. Vaccines that use a mirror image of DNA to ...

While tragedy surrounds some billionaires, others are breaking new ground - The National

Bill Gates. When it comes to making an impact on the future of medicine, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is looking to new vaccine technology and research on the bacteria that inhabit your gut. Vaccines that use a mirror image of DNA to halt the ...

Bill Gates Invests In $1 Billion Project To Surround The Earth With Livestreaming Satellites - Celebrity Net Worth

A new company called EarthNow wants to keep a bigger, faster, and sharper eye on the planet we all call home, and it now counts Bill Gates among its chief investors. The company recently announced the closing of its first round of financing, which in ...

Tanzania to Eliminate Malaria By 99 Per Cent By 2020, VP Explains - AllAfrica.com

The meeting was led by Mr Trevor Mundel, President of Global Health for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Mr James Whiting, Executive Director of Malaria No More UK. The Malaria Summit, London was attended by 14 Heads of State and Government ...

Roger Federer Reveals How He Handles Defeat Today Compared To Younger Days - International Business Times

Roger Federer revealed how he handles defeat today compared to his younger days following his listing in Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People for 2018. The Swiss legend was notably on the cover of the magazine that annually produces a list of ...

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.