The Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist writes in the Wall Street Journal that the $10 billion he invested in three particular companies through the Bill & Melina Gates Foundation has brought much better returns than the S&P 500.
Thousands of business, political and cultural leaders from all over the world will return to the snowy mountains of Davos, Switzerland next week to discuss the latest global issues.
"A lot of people underestimate just how much innovation will make life better," said Gates.
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"Some people think it is corny, but I like the tradition," says Gates.
This is a meaningful metric, says Gates.
James Rogers is the founder of Apeel Sciences, a California startup that's looking to fight food waste, which costs the world $2.6 trillion each year.
Eric Schmidt isn't the only billionaire to credit luck. Warren Buffett says he won the "ovarian lottery" and Mark Zuckerberg says his own success building Facebook is due, in large part, to being born into a supportive family.
Ginkgo uses genetic engineering to design and print new DNA that can then be used for anything from killing antibiotic-resistant germs to creating self-fertilizing plants to making cheaper perfume.
Coinbase's CEO is joining the ranks of billionaires pledging to donate the majority of their wealth.
"Everything you will ever do as a leader is based on one audacious assumption. It's the assumption that you matter," say the authors of "The Leadership Challenge."
"Leadership is lonely, stressful, and takes a toll on people."
The Oracle of Omaha's advice holds when the market goes up or down.
"The way we all work is going to change," serial entrepreneur Richard Branson says.
The Senator from Vermont says the greed of the ultra wealthy is "having an unbelievably negative impact on the fabric of our entire country."
It offers "the trick for putting an end to our anxieties," Gates says.
This company dominated the tech industry in the 80s and 90s.
He used to dismiss it as "a woo-woo thing," but now he embraces it as a productivity hack.
He knows "it sounds extreme," he says.