Here's what it would take for one of the richest men alive to cross the next great divide.
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 20- When it comes to fighting malaria, Bill Gates and Ray Chambers are both inspired and concerned: With victory in sight, will the world's new leaders commit to finally beating this persistent parasite? "The imponderable is what happens with President Trump," said Chambers, the United Nations special envoy for malaria.
Bill Gates says governments and private organizations need to make "substantial investments" to prepare for a bioterrorism attack.
**HomeServices of America Inc, a unit of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, on Tuesday said it has purchased the Houlihan Lawrence residential real estate firm, its second foray into the New York City area this month. **German carmaker Volkswagen said it would not produce or sell any Audi cars with SAIC Motor Corp until at least 2018, seeking first to...
Jan 18- The foundation created by billionaire Bill Gates and his wife Melinda plans to sell 60 million Class B shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc donated by Warren Buffett, reflecting the fellow billionaire's desire that proceeds be spent on charitable works. In a regulatory filing on Tuesday, the Bill& Melinda Gates Foundation said the sales would occur from...
The eight tycoons' net worth, as calculated by Forbes magazine, was cited Monday by anti-poverty activists Oxfam in a report highlighting income inequality. Gates co-founded Microsoft in the mid-70s, growing it into the world's biggest software company and helping to make computers a household item. He quit as CEO in 2000 and pledged to devote his fortune to his...
DAVOS, Switzerland— The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global...
DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 16- Just eight individuals, all men, own as much wealth as the poorest half of the world's population, Oxfam said on Monday in a report calling for action to curtail rewards for those at the top. As decision makers and many of the super-rich gather for this week's World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, the charity's report suggests the...
Analysts are slashing their forecasts for wearables, as some manufacturers bow out of the market altogether, The Financial Times reports.
The Microsoft co-founder shares insights into the jobs of tomorrow.
The billionaire co-founder of Microsoft says being a 'fanatic' sets successful people apart.
From personal finance classics to new releases, these titles can help you turn next year into a lucrative one.
Reddit user Aerrix Laurel was "flabbergasted" when she received a large package from the Microsoft founder last Friday.
A lesson in soft skills helped founder Manny Medina get ahead.
Rand has been dead for almost 35 years, but her novels and philosophical tracts are still top sellers, especially in the United States.
Dec 19- Asset manager Legg Mason Inc said on Monday its largest shareholder, Chinese billionaire Tianqiao Chen's Shanda Group, plans to increase its stake in the company to up to 15 percent. Shanda, which bought a 10 percent stake in Legg Mason from activist investor Trian Fund Management LP in April, had a 10.4 percent stake as of July 6. The business lured millions...
After a bruising election for tech, industry entrepreneurs and investors are finding ways to cope with a new reality.
The Microsoft co-founder tells CNBC innovation is key to making clean energy more attractive on a cost basis.
President-elect Donald Trump has an opportunity to establish "American leadership through innovation," Bill Gates tells CNBC.
Billionaire Bill Gates tells CNBC that a deterioration in trade relations with China would not be a good deal.