Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world's richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year.
American billionaire Bill Gates has become a rage in China after he opened an account on Chinese messaging application WeChat and greeted his followers in Mandarin, the media reported on Tuesday. WeChat is the most widely used messaging application in China and has more than 800 million users, Efe news reported.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates will be world's first trillionaire in the next 25 years, according to a new research. According to research firm Oxfam International, the world would get its first trillionaire in the next 25 years, when Bill Gates becomes around 86 years old. A report by Oxfam International said that considering that Bill Gates' fortune is growing at 11 percent per year since 2009, he could become the world's first trillionaire soon. When Gates left Microsoft in 2006, his net worth was $50 billion, according to Oxfam. By 2016, his wealth had increased to $75 billion, "despite his commendable attempts to give it away through his Foundation," the report said.
Noting that India has great potential to become the most digitized economy globally in mere seven years, Microsoft founder Bill Gates has dubbed the government's demonetization measure as a "bold move" that will help in deflating the Indian shadow economy.
Differences over the smartphone and tablet business strained his relationship with Bill Gates, Microsoft's former CEO Steve Ballmer recounted in an interview to Bloomberg. If he could do it all again, Ballmer said he would have entered the mobile device market even earlier. When he finally did, Microsoft co-founder Gates and other members of the board disagreed, he said.
Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates continued his reign as the world's richest person with a net worth of $75 billion, according to Forbes' annual ranking of billionaires, with Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani leading the pack of 84 Indian billionaires in 2016. Forbes' 2016 list of the World's Billionaires includes 1,810 billionaires, down from a record 1,826 a year ago. Their aggregate net worth is $6.5 billion, $570 million less than last year.
Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates today promised to extend all support to Centre's efforts to expand the reach and effectiveness of sustainable sanitation services under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Mark Zuckerberg along with his wife Priscilla Chan have teamed up with Bill Gates to launch a global imitative to discover and invest in clean energy technologies around the world. This initiative, called Breakthrough Energy Coalition , also includes other tech moguls like Virgin founder Richard Branson, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Alibaba s Jack Ma.
In a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), Bill Gates announced that he has been working on a secretive project called Personal Agent with Microsoft. The company s co-founder said that the service will help people find important things. While he didn t offer more specifics, from the description the Project Agent seems like a fuse between Google Now and Cortana.
Founder of Microsoft Bill Gates' Bill and Melinda Foundation have funded many philathropic innovative projects that are bound to change lives across the world in the future. And as part of their effort to improve sanitation across the globe, Gates introduced a unique machine built by Janicki Bioenergy, an engineering firm based north of Seattle, that turns sewage waste into pure drinkable water and also generates electricity.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates has joined an anti-smoking campaign in China, home to the world's largest number of smokers, featuring in a music video as part of a social media drive against passive smoking. Gates plays a cameo in the Chinese anti-smoking music video, which is part of a social media campaign launched by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation of which he is co-chairman.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates topped Forbes' latest list of the 400 richest Americans for the 21st straight year. The list, released yesterday, was largely unchanged for 2014 and showed the rich getting richer. The combined wealth of those on the list rose 13 percent to $2.29 trillion, helped by a stronger US stock market.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk joined the list of tech execs that are participating in the refreshing Ice Bucket Challenge. After Bill Gates pulled off his nerdy yet Ice Bucket Challenge, he challenged Elon Musk to do the same.
After Tim Cook, Satya Nadella, Mark Zuckerberg, Phil Schiller and Sheryl Sandberg poured a bucket of ice water on themselves, under the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for ALS Association, more tech honchos are joining the fray as they are challenged by their peers. The new entrants to this movement are none other than Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and chairman of Microsoft Bill Gates.
Following Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp, the two founders of the popular mobile messaging service have now earned a new distinction a place in the Forbes's list of global billionaires. According to Forbes, 38-year-old Jan Koum, who ranks 202 in the list, is now worth $6.8 billion and 42-year-old Brian Acton (rank 551) is worth $3 billion.
With the Microsoft CEO likely to drag on for at least another month, that means we re in for several more weeks of leaks detailing all the reasons the search is taking so long in the first place. The Wall Street Journal has talked to some sources in Ford CEO Alan Mulally s camp and apparently one of the reasons that he decided to stay at Ford for at least another year was because he was worried about the influence that both Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer would have over his decision-making if they stayed on the board of directors.
With so many year-end lists ranking things that hit the headlines in 2013, philanthropist Bill Gates has a completely different list of good news in this year. Gates saw the world improving in 2013 with the most significant advancement in controlling polio, as he noted that an outbreak in the Horn of Africa was controlled in four months while India hadn t reported a single case in nearly three years.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is known for his company, his money and also for supporting various charities. But more often than not we forget that he is a normal human being and that he too must enjoy Christmas like the rest of us. Gates took part in Reddit s Secret Santa present exchange, and the overly excited girl who received a gift from him recounts her tale on Reddit.