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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

Bill Gates
Tycoons Who Prefer Leaving Their Fortunes to Charity Rather Than Their Children

By IBTimes AU Special

Some wealthy people leave a large part of their fortune to their family and donate a little amount to charity. But some prefer to leave their fortune to charity rather than their children. (Jul 15)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, WARREN BUFFETT, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

Pre-rolled marijuana joints are pictured at the Sea of Green Farms in Seattle, Washington
Marijuana School in U.S. – Probable Celebrity Teachers

By IBTimes AU

United States is going to have its first school of pots. Here is a humorous look at the probable teaching staff at the marijuana school: (Jul 08)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, LADY GAGA

Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.
Beyonce & Jay Z Lead BET Awards Amid Divorce Buzz, Rapper Cuts All Ties with Rachel Roy - Reports

By IBTimes AU

Currently on their highly-anticipated "On the Run" tour, power couple Beyonce and Jay Z are making a lot waves on their latest family feud, cheating allegations and nominations on the 2014 BET Awards. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: JUSTIN BIEBER

Jay Z and Beyonce Knowles arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala Benefit celebrating the opening of "Charles James: Beyond Fashion" in Upper Manhattan, New York, May 5, 2014.
Beyonce and Jay Z 'Diss' Justin Bieber at On the Run Concert, 'Even The Greatest Can Fall'

By IBTimes AU

According to reports, Beyonce and Jay Z are stirring some drama when they dissed Justin Bieber at their "On the Run" concert in Miami on June 25. The couple displayed the crooner's mugshot for all their fans to see and mocked him saying, "Even the greatest can fall. (Jun 30)

MORE TOPICS: HOLLYWOOD, JUSTIN BIEBER

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Bill Gates Could Become World's First Trillionaire

By IBTimes IN

Other contenders, who hold the potential to be the world's first trillionaire, include Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim and legendary US investor Warren Buffett. (May 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, WARREN BUFFETT, TELECOMS, INDIA, EMERGING MARKETS, LONDON

Gates to Support Xbox Spin-off from Microsoft

By IBTimes AU

Bill Gates publicly expressed support if CEO Satya Nadella will decide to spin-off the Xbox division from Microsoft (May 07)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT

Bill Gates to be World’s First Trillionaire

By IBTimes AU

Financial forecasters are rooting for Bill Gates to be the World’s First Trillionaire (May 07)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, FACEBOOK, INDIA, CREDIT SUISSE, INVESTMENT

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Bill Gates on Track to Own no Microsoft Stock in Four Years

By Reuters

Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. (May 03)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, STEVE BALLMER

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Top 10 Richest People in the World: Bill Gates Overtakes Carlos Slim Helu; Sheldon Adelson, Christy Walton and Jim Walton in the List

By IBTimes IN

The number of billionaires in the world has increased from 1,426 in 2013 to 1,645 this year with the aggregate net worth up from $5.4 trillion to $6.4 trillion. Here is list of 10 richest people in the world. (May 03)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, WAL-MART, WARREN BUFFETT, ORACLE, LAS VEGAS SANDS, MEXICO

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Bill Gates, in Communist Newspaper, Urges more in China to Help Poor

By Reuters

Microsoft (MSFT.O) founder Bill Gates on Monday took to the pages of the People's Daily, the mouthpiece newspaper of China's ruling Communist Party, to encourage people in China to do more for the poor. (Apr 28)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MICROSOFT, THE NEW YORK TIMES, NEW YORK, INVESTMENT