A new global wealth report from market research firm Wealth-X shows the percentage of the world's 2,825 billionaires who confirmed donations to Covid-19 related causes between January and May.
There were 2,825 billionaires in 2019 with a combined net worth of $9.4 trillion, according to a new report from the market research firm WealthX.
Due to coronavirus school closures, students could be losing 30% of reading gains and 50% of math skills, according to a new report. Educational organizations, including Scholastic, have rolled out special programs to help kids stay on track.
"You're about to enter the beginning of the second phase of your life, which is totally different than the first," billionaire Bridgewater Associates' founder Ray Dalio tweeted. "You need to learn what it's like and how to be great at it."
Bill Gates said he's optimistic a safe and effective vaccine could emerge in 18 months, though it could be as short as 9 months or up to two years.
Covid-19 has infected more than 3.2 million people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 232,817 people.
How Hannu Rajaniemi, co-founder and CEO at Helix Nanotechnologies, pivoted his business from working to build a cancer vaccine to inventing a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.
Airlines in the Asia Pacific are expected to see a 50% fall in passenger demand for the year compared to 2019, IATA says.
Gates said the world must advance its treatments, vaccines, testing, contact tracing and policies for opening up, in order to stop the virus.
Covid-19 has infected more than 2.7 million people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 190,303 people.
Microsoft President Brad Smith said Friday that the company's relationship with Bill Gates still is strong, despite the co-founder leaving the board last month.
Bill Gates said the White House should not withhold funding for the World Health Organization during a global pandemic.
Dow futures turned positive Thursday after the Federal Reserve unveiled details of its much-anticipated Main Street lending program and other iniatives.
Dow futures turned positive Thursday after the Federal Reserve unveiled details of its much-anticipated Main Street lending program and other initiatives.
COVID-19 has infected more than 1,579,600 people around the world as of Thursday, killing at least 94,500 people.
The Microsoft co-founder sees poor students getting hit the hardest as schools close down across the U.S.
In an interview with PBS Newshour, Bill Gates explained his predictions about a COVID-19 vaccination and what life may look like in six to 12 months.
U.S. stock futures point to a gain for the Dow at Wednesday's open after blue chips gave up an over 900-point surge in the prior session.
Gates predicted things won't "go back to truly normal until we have a vaccine that we've gotten out to basically the entire world."
Bill Gates says the coronavirus pandemic is forcing some of his climate change work to the back burner, but the work being done fighting the coronavirus is also paving the way for future climate change work in productive ways.