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  • Aug 11- On a trip to Beijing a decade ago, Bill Gates was asked by a senior government official how much money Microsoft Corp made in China.

  • Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is $1.6B richer Friday, 25 Jul 2014 | 8:40 AM ET
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers the opening keynote at the Facebook f8 conference in San Francisco.

    Facebook's record close on Thursday, fueled by earnings, added $1.6 billion to CEO Mark Zuckerberg's bottom line. USA Today reports.

  • Buffett's gift to Gates Foundation is biggest ever Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:47 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett at a 2006 news conference announcing Buffett's plans to give billions to the Gates Foundation

    Warren Buffett's annual gift to the Gates Foundation is worth a record $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year.

  • Buffett donates $2.8 bln to Gates, family charities Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 4:17 PM ET

    July 15- Warren Buffett this week donated $2.8 billion of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, as part of the billionaire's plan to give away nearly all of his wealth. About 16.6 million shares, worth more than $2.1 billion, went to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which focuses on education, health and poverty problems.

  • Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Sheldon Adelson teamed up on a New York Times op-ed to discuss the country's immigration system. CNBC contributor James Pethokoukis, and CNBC's John Harwood, discuss immigration reform.

  • 140 things you don't know about Twitter Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 2:47 PM ET
    Bird was the word as Twitter founders and executives were all smiles on the day the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2013.

    Think you know all there is to know about Twitter? Think again.

  • Meet the eccentric guy who fed the homeless lunch Wednesday, 25 Jun 2014 | 5:00 PM ET
    Chinese billionaire philanthropist Chen Guangbiao, chairman of Jiangsu Huangpu Renewable Resources Utilization.

    Chinese magnate and philanthropist Chen Guangbiao hosted a charity lunch for the homeless in New York City's Central Park on Wednesday.

  • Is this antenna start-up Gates' next blockbuster? Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 9:40 AM ET
    Nathan Kundtz,  founder and chief technology officer of Kymeta

    Kymeta is marketing an antenna that will simplify the satellite connection needed for broadband Internet on the go, anywhere in the world.

  • The egg comes first—no chicken necessary Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:09 AM ET
    Josh Tetrick, founder and CEO of Hampton Creek Foods

    Hampton Creek Foods plans to crack the caged-egg industry, replacing an unhealthy, inhumane agricultural system with plant-based 'eggs.'

  • Tesla isn't the only upstart gearing up in Detroit Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 | 6:00 AM ET
    Amit Soma, president and COO of EcoMotors

    More power with less fuel, and being built right in Detroit's backyard. That's EcoMotors Motor City pitch, and Bill Gates is on board.

  • Psst…Wanna buy a knighthood? Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 11:25 AM ET

    For those looking for a knighthood, a London firm claims it can quietly guide a nomination from daydream to reality.

  • Want to close wealth gap? 'Make smart sexy again' Thursday, 12 Jun 2014 | 1:02 PM ET

    The burgeoning gap between rich and poor can be halted by embarking on a financial literacy revolution, said an advisor to presidents on solving wealth inequality.

  • MADRID, June 12- Spanish billionaire Esther Koplowitz could sell some of her stake in the holding company that controls builder FCC as part of a debt restructuring deal, said a source who is working on the refinancing. FCC shares were the top gainers on Thursday morning on Spain's benchmark index, up 4.75 percent to 17.64 euros per share.

  • Competition is stiff to manage tech billions Tuesday, 10 Jun 2014 | 9:43 AM ET

    IPOs and the mass of acquisitions in tech are producing a newly rich class; money managers fight to handle the wealth.

  • UPDATE 1-Gates Foundation sells stake in Britain's G4S Saturday, 7 Jun 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    LONDON, June 7- Microsoft Corp co-founder Bill Gates has sold his entire stake in G4S Plc, the British security firm trying to bounce back from a series of scandals that have hurt its reputation and profits.

  • Billionaires who could buy your town Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 10:50 AM ET

    "When someone's worth $77 billion, you're not talking about how much house they can buy. You're talking about how much city they can buy," Redfin's Nela Richardson says.

  • NEW YORK, June 2- For many single or childless individuals, the question of how to distribute their worldly wealth after they die is wide-open and complicated.

  • LONDON, May 16- British outsourcing group Bunzl is on the lookout for acquisitions in India, its chief executive said on Friday, and is ready to pounce when it finds the right opportunity to tap into the world's tenth-largest economy.

  • CNBC Transcript: Buffett, Munger and Gates Monday, 5 May 2014 | 2:17 PM ET
    Bill Gates, Charlie Munger and Warren Buffett participate in a "selfie" taken by CNBC's Becky Quick in Omaha. In a live interview, Buffett said based on his experiences with college students who visit Omaha, selfies are "all the rage." The estimated net worth of the three men in the picture: $143.1 billion.

    This is an unofficial transcript of Warren Buffett, Charlie Munger and Bill Gates appearing live with Becky Quick on CNBC's "Squawk Box," Monday, May 5, 2014.

  • Gates: New CEO pushes Microsoft to move faster Monday, 5 May 2014 | 10:13 AM ET
    Bill Gates at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting in Omaha, Nebraska.

    Sitting next to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, Gates also said he's excited about taking a more hands-on approach again at Microsoft.