Oct 5- Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it will spend over $1 billion to buy its Seattle corporate headquarters in what will be the United States' biggest commercial real estate deal so far this year for a single location.
Oct 5- Amazon.com Inc said on Friday that it will spend more than $1 billion to buy its corporate headquarters in Seattle from Microsoft Corp co-founder Paul Allen's investment firm. Amazon said it expects to close the deal in the fourth quarter.
According to Bill Gates, nearly 2.6 billion people, 40 percent of the world's population, do not have access to clean sanitation. This results in the deaths of approximately 1.5 million children under five every year. The problem is that the modern toilet, whose design and technology has not changed much since its conception in 1775, requires a lot of water and energy, both of which are in short supply in much of the developing world.
TrueCar.com, an automotive information website, conducted a study of the most popular vehicles in the most affluent zip codes. Check out what they found.
An analysis of the billionaire signers of the Giving Pledge shows that most of them are bankers and financiers who are older than 65 and give to health and education causes.
"In the month since I posted my Great Summer Reading list," Gates writes, "I was pleasantly surprised to see the number of people who responded with their book recommendations."
Want to innovate, want to create? The author of, "RUSH: Why We Thrive in the Rat Race" offers some advice saying it begins by getting out of the office.
Many people want to spend their later years in an environment that makes them feel like they’ve stumbled upon a secret paradise.
Shares of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway continue to rally, closing at a fresh 16-month high. Berkshire's performance will be one of the topics covered when Buffett appears live on "Squawk Box" tomorrow (Thursday) morning at 7:30 am ET.
Warren Buffett says he's not a "card-carrying" Democrat. He explains why, and covers a number of other topics, in this video of his appearance before the Economic Club of Washington.
While Mark Zuckerberg’s daily wealth gyrations may be new, the phenomena of sudden wealth loss is not. It is now part of the world of wealth, where a growing number of personal fortunes are made and lost in the volatile stock market.
In making his case, says most major wealth creation comes from doing what other people consider insufferably boring.
It's not everyday you can find people to take the opposite side of a trade from Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, but then gold is not your average trade.
"The challenge with currencies is all the big ones have some difficulty," says Bill Gates. "It's not like the Americans have solved their deficit." Meanwhile Warren Buffett also shares his view on currencies.
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.