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"Mr. Gates was already working on his dream home before marrying Ms. Gates in 1994.... The place was 'a bachelor’s dream and a bride’s nightmare'..."

"... with 'enough software and high-tech displays to make a newlywed feel as though she were living inside a video game.'... After six months of discussions about whether the entire project should be scrapped, Ms. Gates decided to influence further construction by incorporating her preferences — and insisted on making the place a home for a family and not a lone tech wizard.... Perhaps Mr. Gates may now recommit himself to designing and building a smart house (though that may not be a challengin...
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Melinda Gates was upset and uncomfortable after she and Bill Gates met with Jeffrey Epstein, The Daily Beast reports

Bill Gates, Jeffrey Epstein John Lamparski/Getty Images, Associated Press A meeting between the Gates and Jeffrey Epstein in 2013 reportedly left Melinda upset. The Daily Beast reported Thursday that she warned her husband about his relationship with the sex offender. The New York Times previously reported that Gates and Epstein met several times between 2011 and 2013. See more stories on Insider's business page. A meeting between Bill and Melinda Gates and convicted sex offender Jeff...
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An article published in 1997 revealed that Bill and Melinda Gates had an agreement where he could spend one long weekend a year with his ex-girlfriend at her beach house in North Carolina

Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen A 1997 Time Magazine profile of Bill Gates delved into his love life and family life with Melinda Gates. Bill Gates reportedly had an agreement with Melinda where he would spend a long weekend with his ex every year. "We can play putt-putt while discussing biotechnology," Gates told Time. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 1997 Time Magazine profile of Bill Gates shared that he and Melinda Gates had an agreement where Bill could...
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An article published in 1997 revealed that Bill and Melinda Gates had an agreement where he could spend one long weekend with his ex-girlfriend at her beach house in North Carolina

Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen A 1997 Time Magazine profile of Bill Gates delved into his love life and family life with Melinda Gates. Bill Gates reportedly had an agreement with Melinda where he would spend a long weekend with his ex every year. "We can play putt-putt while discussing biotechnology," Gates told Time. See more stories on Insider's business page. A 1997 Time Magazine profile of Bill Gates shared that he and Melinda Gates had an agreement where Bill could...
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Bill Gates transferred $2.5 billion to Melinda on day they announced divorce

Bill Gates transferred $2.5 billion of stocks to his wife Melinda on the day she filed for divorce.According to securities filings, a holding company owned by Gates transferred shares in Canadian National Railway and AutoNation... [Author: [email protected]]
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Melinda Gates says wealthier countries should stop 'hoarding' COVID-19 vaccines and predicts the US will begin donating its supply

Melinda Gates at the "No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project" in New York in March 2015. Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP Melinda Gates told Financial Times editor Roula Khalaf that wealthier countries should stop "hoarding" COVID-19 vaccines. She predicts the US may begin donating its supply. Her interview during Financial Time's Global Boardroom event was pre-recorded before her divorce from Bill Gates was announced. See more stories on Insider's business page. Wealthier coun...
Tags: New York, Cdc, India, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Bbc, Bill Gates, Healthcare, World Health Organization, Vaccine, Bill, Melinda Gates, Gates, Financial Times, Melinda Gates Foundation


Bill and Melinda Gates bought a $43 million beach house in California last year- see inside

Bill Gates beach house. The Guiltinan Group Bill and Melinda Gates bought a beachfront home near San Diego, California.They reportedly paid $43 million for the six-bedroom, 5,800 square foot house.The mansion is part of a massive real estate portfolio that could be divided in the couple's divorce. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.Bill and Melinda Gates bought an oceanfront property near San Diego last year. Gates, who rose to prominence as co-founder of Microsoft, ...
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Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
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Bill Gates added a $43 million beachfront home to his sprawling real estate portfolio last year. Here's a closer look at his empire, which also includes a $130 million Washington mansion and horse ranches in Florida.

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Bill Gates has amassed a multimillion-dollar property empire. His portfolio includes Florida horse ranches, a Washington mansion, and a San Diego beach house. Now, that property may be divided in his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has amassed a property empire over the years. From his $130 million Washington mansion nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0," to Florida horse ranches,...
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Melinda French Gates will not change her name after her divorce, according to court documents

Melinda French Gates speaks onstage at a February 2019 event. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce, court documents show. Gates and her husband, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced their divorce Monday. The two were married for 27 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, court documents show.Accordin...
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Bill Gates is America's biggest owner of private farmland, and his 242,000 acres could be split in his divorce

Bill and Melinda Gates. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Bill Gates owns more private farmland in the US than anyone else, an analysis by The Land Report found. His 242,000 acres of farmland stretch across 18 states from Washington to Florida, according to the report. The land could be split between the Microsoft founder and his wife Melinda Gates after their divorce. See more stories on Insider's business page. The Microsoft cofounder and philanthropist Bill Gates owns 242,000 acres of ...
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Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda French Gates, are getting a divorce. Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has a fortune worth $130.5 billion. Gates indulges in a few luxuries, but he mainly spends through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage.The couple announced the news in a statement...
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Inside the life of Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer, an elite equestrian who stands to inherit 'a minuscule portion' of her father's $130 billion fortune

An accomplished equestrian, Jennifer Gates will reportedly receive a "minuscule portion" of her father's wealth. Richard Shotwell/AP Images Jennifer Gates, 24, is the eldest child of the philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates. Gates is set to receive a "minuscule portion" of her father's wealth. Here's what the life of the billionaire Microsoft cofounder's eldest daughter is like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Gates, 25, is the eldest daughte...
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Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced. Here's a look inside their 27-year marriage, from meeting at work, to having 3 kids, to spending $45 billion on philanthropy.

Bill and Melinda gates are splitting up, the Microsoft co-founder announced on Monday. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, announced he and his wife, Melinda, will divorce. Gates married Melinda French in 1994 after the two met at work. The two run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $49.8 billion as of 2019. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are getting divorced.The billionaire Microsoft founder an...
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Bill Gates disagreed with sharing 'the recipe' for the coronavirus vaccines, but it doesn't mean he's refusing to expand production in developing nations

Microsoft cofounder and former CEO-turned philanthropist Bill Gates. Elaine Thompson/AP Photo Bill Gates is being accused of refusing to share COVID-19 vaccine formulas with developing nations. The source of that accusation is a Sky News interview with Gates - but he doesn't say that. Instead, Gates speaks to the difficulties of ramping up vaccine production in untested facilities. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Bill Gates has advocated for pandemic preparednes...
Tags: Health, Science, Microsoft, India, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Vaccine, Sky News, Vaccines, Gates, Johnson Johnson, Ben Gilbert, Pandemic, Tech Insider, Coronavirus


Elon Musk tweeted then deleted an anti-vaccine cartoon featuring Bill Gates. Here's where their simmering feud began and how it's escalated amid the pandemic.

Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times The Elon Musk-Bill Gates feud dates back to early 2020 when Gates commented on electric cars. The two moguls appear to fundamentally disagree about the coronavirus as well. In April, Musk tweeted and deleted an anti-vaccine cartoon featuring Gates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates and Elon Musk don't exactly see eye to eye.While the Microsoft billionaire and the T...
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Elon Musk took a swipe at Bill Gates and Microsoft Zune with an edited version of an anti-vaccination cartoon

Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Tesla CEO Elon Musk took a swipe at Bill Gates and Microsoft Zune with an edited political cartoon. The cartoon depicted Gates using the COVID-19 pandemic to reintroduce the MP3 player. "Soon u will feel strange desire for Zune ..." Musk wrote. He later deleted the tweet. See more stories on Insider's business page. Tesla CEO Elon Musk used an anti-vaccine political cartoon to take a swipe at Bill ...
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Bill Gates says companies have gone from staying private too long to going public too soon and that he's avoiding 'low quality' SPACs

Elaine Thompson/AP Bill Gates believes some companies may be going public too soon amid a SPAC boom. The billionaire said he will be sticking to "higher quality" SPACs in this environment. Gates emphasized the need for "extreme" disclosures to protect investors from early-stage investing risks. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Bill Gates said he believes companies have "flipped" from staying private too long to going public too soon, in an intervie...
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A history of the decades-long feud between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, whose love-hate relationship spurred the success of Microsoft and Apple

Steve Jobs, left, and Bill Gates. Beck Diefenbach/Reuters; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Microsoft's Bill Gates and Apple's Steve Jobs never quite saw eye-to-eye. While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats. Jobs insulted Gates' taste, while Gates described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs never quite got along.O...
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55 influential business and leadership books that can instantly boost your management skills

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon; Alyssa Powell/Insider Reading is a common denominator among successful people in business.New information and perspectives help us grow smarter, more innovative, and more resilient over time.Below, you'll find 55 of the most influential business books ever - including memoirs and psychology books.If you want to be successful, you should read about 500 pages per day. Or, that's what you ma...
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Bill Gates told Reddit users he plans to fly less and eat more synthetic meat as part of efforts to reduce his carbon footprint

Bill Gates. AP On Friday, Bill Gates said he planned to fly less and eat more synthetic meat to cut carbon emissions. The Microsoft co-founder was speaking during an Reddit Ask Me Anything session. He also said driving electric cars and installing solar panels at home were part of his strategy. See more stories on Insider's business page. On Friday, Bill Gates said that in an effort to cut his carbon consumption, he will fly less and eat synthetic meat more often. The Microsoft co-fou...
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Bitcoin's energy consumption has jumped 80% since the beginning of 2020, according to a study from Cambridge

The bitcoin price broke past the vaunted $50,000 mark for the first time on Tuesday Cesc Maymo/Getty Images Bitcoin now uses 80% more energy than it did at the beginning of 2020. Bitcoin uses 128 terawatt-hours annually, according to estimates from Cambridge. The cryptocurrency is responsible for 0.59% of total worldwide energy consumption. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bitcoin's energy consumption has jumped 80% since the beginning of 2020 amid a meteoric rise for t...
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Bill Gates advised against investing in Bitcoin, saying cryptocurrencies damage the environment

Gates spoke out against bitcoin citing environmental damages caused by the cryptocurrency. Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates criticized bitcoin's environmental impact in an interview. Speaking to CNBC's Andrew Ross Sorkin, he said it used more electricity than any other method. Cambridge University analysis suggested bitcoin used more energy than Argentina, the BBC reported. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates is o...
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Elon Musk and Bill Gates have sparred over everything from the coronavirus to electric cars. Here's where their simmering feud began and how it's escalated amid the pandemic.

Elon Musk and Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP; Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Elon Musk and Bill Gates have been feuding over everything from the coronavirus to electric cars. Gates critiqued Musk over his statements about the coronavirus and his focus on rockets. Musk has tweeted about Gates and publicly referred to him as a "knucklehead." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates and Elon Musk don't exactly see eye to eye.While the Microsoft billionaire an...
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Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos have been publicly feuding for over 15 years. Here are all the biggest rivalries that have formed between some of the world's most high-powered tech leaders.

Jeff Bezos, left, and Elon Musk. Katherine Taylor/Reuters/Axel Springer While there are many close friendships in Silicon Valley, there are also plenty of feuds. Some appear to be friendly rivalries, like Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison. Others are more contentious: Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, for example, have been feuding for years.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for rivalries. In a place where world-changin...
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What cryptocurrency's booming values mean to owners' taxes

While GameStop's valuations captured a lot of attention because so-called ordinary investors were taking down the Wall Street pros, another investing sector also has been exploding. Cryptocurrency is riding a new wave of popularity, with a not-so-ordinary guy helping here, too. Elon Musk, who threw his social media support behind the video game retailer with his Gamestonk!! Tweet last month, now has helped push bitcoin's price sharply higher with pro-crypto tweets. That his electric car company...
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Bill Gates says he's not bullish on bitcoin as it uses 'a lot of energy' - and warns people who aren't as rich as Elon Musk against buying into the boom

Bill Gates. Getty Images for All In WA Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates told Bloomberg he isn't bullish on bitcoin, and warned against jumping into the trade.People who don't have as much money to spare as Tesla CEO Elon Musk should watch out, he said.The climate activist thinks that anonymity behind bitcoin transactions is not a good thing.Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell.Bill Gates, the world's third-richest person, is not a fan of bitcoin, partly for...
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A GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., U.S., September 16, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS A Texas GOP congressman slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for his Cancun trip during winter storms that crippled the state. Rep. Michael McCaul said: 'When a crisis hits my state ... I'm not g...
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