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Bill Gates told CNBC that Mark Zuckerberg reminds him of himself in "certain ways." Meanwhile Warren Buffett says there's a "certain similarity" between Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. "They both have this intense focus," he tells CNBC's Becky Quick.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates talks to CNBC's Becky Quick at the annual Berkshire shareholder meeting in Omaha, Nebraska. He addresses Buffett's prostate cancer diagnosis, his feelings about the shareholder meeting, gold, and billionaires agreeing to give away their money.
All six partners at Andreessen Horowitz are committing to donate at least half of their lifetime income from venture capital investments to charity.
A lobbying group that promoted the law at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case has started to lose support from business groups, including Coca-Cola, Kraft Foods, McDonald's, PepsiCo and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Billionaires can buy every toy that catches their fancy, including antique cars, jumbo jets, and spaceships. What are some of the toys the world’s billionaires have bought?
Gary Shenk, Corbis CEO, discusses the launch of an online music service aimed at licensing songs for professional use, and which major companies will provide the music to customers.
Check out some of the billionaires from all over the world who have added a major sports team or two to their portfolios.
It’s rare for the world's leading pharmaceutical companies and other partners to work together to tackle an urgent global health issue. It’s time for this to change and our new coordinated effort – unlike previous siloed, disease-by-disease approaches – is the first step.
How do the best entrepreneurs manage to succeed so often and so convincingly?
Bill Gates is one of the richest men in the world. He's also changed the way we work and live. We take a look at his life from whiz kid to self-made billionaire to philanthropist.
In his new book, “The Power of Storytelling: Captivate, Convince or Convert Any Business Audience Using Stories from Top CEOs" Jim Holtje shares the stories of those corporate legends who inspired their employees with their deeds and with their tales.
Howard Buffett, Warren's oldest son, was the subject of an in-depth profile on the CBS News program 60 Minutes over the weekend. He's shown as a hands-on Nebraska farmer who likes to harvest his own crops.
In his last years, Steven P. Jobs veered from exotic diets to cutting-edge treatments as he fought the cancer that ultimately took his life, according to a new biography to be published on Monday. The New York Times reports.
In February, Steven P. Jobs had learned that, after years of fighting cancer, his time was becoming shorter. He quietly told a few acquaintances, and they, in turn, whispered to others. And so a pilgrimage began. The New York Times reports.
From computers to cruise lines, these 10 CEOs made it to the top without a college degree and defied the idea that to be successful, you have to have a diploma.
A gallery of protesters and pie-throwers and the public figures they have tormented.
Warren Buffett has made his scheduled annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. After six years, Buffett has donated a total of 132.4 million Berkshire Class B shares, worth $10.3 billion at today's closing price.
Last winter I reported that Mark Zuckerberg would be the subject of a comic book. Turns out it was a hit. The publisher says he sold out just on pre-orders. Now a sequel is in the works, the story has been optioned for a potential movie, and a comic book is coming out next month about Steve Jobs.
One bright spot at Microsoft is the company's gaming and home entertainment division. It is relying on Xbox 360 and Kinect to create new buzz and consumer demand for a firm that has struggled in recent years.
In May 2011, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg bought a $7 million home in Palo Alto, California. Click to see the homes of CEOs in sectors such as technology, energy, fashion and more.