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Bill Gates

William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is ranked consistently one of the world's wealthiest people and the wealthiest overall as of 2009. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books. Read More

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Articles About Bill Gates

Joe Belfiore, vice president of the operating system group at Microsoft, dances on piano keys played through a Windows Xbox application during the company's "build" conference in San Francisco
5-Year-Old Becomes 'Security Researcher' at Microsoft after Exposing Security Flaw in Microsoft Xbox

By IBTimes AU

Kristoffer Von Hassel is a 5-year-old boy who apparently exposed a security flaw in Microsoft Xbox. Result: Now he has got a job in the largest personal-computer software company in the world. (Apr 07)

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Bill Gates
Bill Gates Wants China to Encourage Wealthy Chinese to be More Giving

By Reuters

China should do more to encourage wealthy Chinese to donate to charitable causes and to make philanthropy a common practice in the world's most populous country, Microsoft (MSFT.O) co-founder Bill Gates said on Sunday. (Apr 07)

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Billions with Tropical Diseases Lack Proper Treatment
Billions with Tropical Diseases Lack Proper Treatment: Donors Fund to Fight NTDs

By IBTimes IN

Billions of people across the world require proper treatment for the little-known tropical diseases, which can effectively do as much damage as HIV, tuberculosis and malaria. (Apr 04)

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is pictured in this handout photo
Hasta La Vista Windows XP: Microsoft Officially Discontinues Tech Support, Leaves Users ‘on Their Own’

By IBTimes AU

Microsoft is no longer going to provide any technical support for Windows XP (Mar 26)

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Bill Gates: 'Robot Apocalypse' on the Way! Is Software Automation Stealing the Pie from Humans?

By IBTimes AU

Bill Gates, Microsoft co-founder and one of the richest men in the world, spoke at the American Enterprise Institute at Washington DC. (Mar 18)

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The World’s Richest in Technology: Bill Gates Tops Again, Zucherberg is 2013 Top Earner

By IBTimes AU

Technology can produce wealth, when tapped rightfully. When Forbes gives its list of the world’s wealthiest people, topping the list is no less than a man from technology – Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates. Another figure from tech, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is the top earner of the year. (Mar 05)

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Gina Rinehart
Despite Sliding Down 10 Places in Forbes Magazine’s Rich List, Australia’s Wealthiest Person Gina Rinehart Grew Fortune by $700M in 2013 to $17.7B (VIDEOS)

By IBTimes AU

Most of the world's billionaires get only richer by the day. The only thing that changes is often their ranking on the rich list compiled by publications like Fortune and BRW. (Mar 05)

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Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited
Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani has $18.6 Billion; Richest Man on Earth Bill Gates has $76 Billion

By IBTimes IN

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of India's Reliance Industries has emerged as the richest Indian with a net worth of $18.6 billion. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, WAL-MART, WARREN BUFFETT, LARRY PAGE, MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, ORACLE

University Student Wins Miss Canada, One More Indian Success Story in West

By IBTimes AU

Priya Madaan was just another university student from Windsor. However, everything changed when the 18-year-old was crowned Miss Canada 2014. (Mar 04)

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Bill Gates Reclaims Top of Forbes Billionaire List from Mexican Mogul

By Reuters

Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women. (Mar 04)

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