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  • SEATTLE, May 2- Bill Gates, the former chief executive and chairman of Microsoft Corp, will have no direct ownership in the company he co-founded by mid-2018 if he keeps up his recent share sales. Assuming no change to that pattern, Gates will have no direct ownership of Microsoft shares at all four years from now.

  • OMAHA, Neb., May 2- Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc is expected to attract about 38,000 people to Omaha, Nebraska this weekend for its annual shareholder weekend, including its annual meeting.

  • Jobs vs. Gates for No. 1 spot Wednesday, 30 Apr 2014 | 2:13 PM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Jobs is the easy choice, but Gates deserves equal billing, right? The reasoning behind our top picks--and why some didn't make the list at all.

  • Mossberg's 25 years of personal tech     Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 11:24 AM ET

    Walter Mossberg, Re/code co-executive editor, shares his thoughts on CNBC's 25 most influential list and looks at the biggest changes in technology over the last 25 years.

  • Bill Gates' Microsoft set how millions used a PC Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Snatched from IBM forevermore the lead position in designing software for PCs, with the dominant operating system, productivity software and browser.

  • Steve Jobs seized his chance to change the world Tuesday, 29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 AM ET

    Unleashed a frenzy of innovative products during his second spell at Apple that transformed not just the PC but everything from music to smartphones.

  • Will there be a trillionaire in the 21st century? Thursday, 24 Apr 2014 | 12:01 PM ET

    Income inequality is growing and the rich keep getting richer. In 25 years a serial entrepreneur with grand visions may cross the wealth threshold.

  • Apple’s deep pockets: What $159 billion could do Monday, 7 Apr 2014 | 7:58 AM ET
    Apple employees walk towards the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California.

    The maker of iPads and iPhones has a problem that anyone would like to have: What to do with a vast amount of cash. The New York Times reports.

  • Warren Buffett says you should tweet about these Wednesday, 2 Apr 2014 | 6:20 PM ET

    In a video created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Warren Buffett gives the school's chancellor some good advice on writing tweets.

  • Where Bill Gates 'fits in' at Microsoft     Friday, 14 Mar 2014 | 11:04 AM ET

    What will be the role of Bill Gates at Microsoft? Kara Swisher, Re/code co-executive editor, discusses Bill Gates' comments on Satya Nadella and change at Microsoft. CNBC's Jon Fortt provides insight.

  • Microsoft wanted to buy WhatsApp Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 5:25 PM ET

    In a Rolling Stone interview, Bill Gates said that Microsoft was also looking to buy the company, noting that it has a very large user base.

  • No bull, billionaires capture 7% of market's gains Friday, 7 Mar 2014 | 2:51 PM ET
    Ray Dalio speaks with CNBC at the 2014 WEF in Davos, Switzerland.

    Since the market bottom in 2009, America's billionaires have seen their fortunes and numbers soar to new records.

  • Forbes richest: Bill Gates back on top     Monday, 3 Mar 2014 | 10:53 AM ET

    Randall Lane, Forbes Magazine editor, discusses the magazine's annual billionaires list. Bill Gates is back on top for the first time in four years.

  • Forget Jobs, Gates—here are the names to know Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 11:29 AM ET
    Tim Berners-Lee

    When it comes to the most influential in tech, you might jump to Jobs and Gates. But here the names you really need to know, these pros say.

  • Tech giant faceoff: Steve Jobs or Bill Gates? Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 8:14 AM ET
    Steve Jobs and Bill Gates

    Determining who belongs on CNBC's list of business influencers has led to spirited debates. How about Steve Jobs and Bill Gates?

  • Battle of the tech titans: Jobs vs. Gates     Thursday, 20 Feb 2014 | 7:50 AM ET

    CNBC's Jon Fortt and Jane Wells square off on which major tech legend should be crowned king of Silicon Valley: Microsoft's Bill Gates or Apple's Steve Jobs.

  • Bill Gates-backed energy firm declares bankruptcy Wednesday, 12 Feb 2014 | 11:41 AM ET

    Optim Energy, an electric company owned by a Bill Gates investment fund, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after piling up losses in a depressed power market.

  • Kudlow: President Obama’s work trap Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 5:57 PM ET
    President Barack Obama repeats his message from his State of the Union address to raise the minimum wage at a Costco Store in Lanham, Md.

    A new CBO report Obamacare removes the incentive to work for many Americans. Larry argues that this creates a work trap instead of creating an opportunity ladder.

  • Beyond Steve Jobs: Tech's game-changers Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 1:08 PM ET

    Of course, when we talk tech game-changers there's Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. But do you know who Jony Ive or Hasso Plattner are? You should.

  • New MSFT CEO a ‘big deal' for Indians globally Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 | 3:43 PM ET
    Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft

    The appointment of Satya Nadella marked the ascension of another Indian-born executive to the top of a global powerhouse.