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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, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol


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, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States


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 ...
Tags: Asia, Business, Florida, News, Microsoft, Washington, Life, Finance, Africa, US, America, Trends, Wealth, United States, Arkansas, Bill Gates


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...
Tags: Florida, Marriage, Microsoft, Bono, Life, Finance, Africa, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Ted, Relationship, Features, Munich, Nelson Mandela


‘It’s about self-love’: the black women busting beauty myths in west Africa

From Senegal to Nigeria, a growing wave of salons and small cosmetic companies are challenging colonial notions about how to wear and care for hairWomen kick the sand from their slippers, and ease into the cool comfort of a natural hair and skincare store in central Dakar. On the shelves are jars filled with handmade supplements of organic shea butter, coconut, castor and olive oils, sourced from across west Africa.In floral silk hijabs and abaya dresses, the women sit on sofas near the back of ...
Tags: Nigeria, Africa, Women, Senegal, Life and style, World news, Global development, West Africa, Women's Hair, Dakar


‘I blamed myself’: how stigma stops Arab women reporting online abuse

Women in the Middle East and north Africa say social codes leave them unable to talk about social media abuse as pandemic pushes sexual harassment off the streetsThe first pornographic picture sent shivers of shock through Amal as she stared in horror at the phone screen. Until now, she had responded politely to the older man who had been messaging her on Facebook, hoping to deter his questions about her life with curt, one-word replies.More lurid pictures followed, some from pornographic magazi...
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Media, Bullying, Internet, Africa, Women, Social Media, Life and style, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Digital Media, Middle East, Global development


Elon Musk's famous family includes a model, several millionaire entrepreneurs, and multiple sets of twins. Here are all the members of the Musk family tree.

Elon Musk with his mother, Maye Musk. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok Elon Musk has a large family that includes multiple millionaire entrepreneurs. Musk himself has been married twice and has six sons, including a baby with his partner, Grimes. Musk also has two siblings who founded companies and a CoverGirl model mother. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Elon Musk has had a wild life, but he's not the only member of his family who launched businesses, made millions, or...
Tags: Transportation, Twitter, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, California, Life, Africa, Los Angeles, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Paypal, Features, Canada, South Africa


Improve Your Health With These 5 Plants You Can Grow At Home

People often forget the significance of plants and take them for granted. With the influx of modern technology, having a green thumb is usually set aside. Plants are an essential resource; without plants, we wouldn’t have food, water, the air we breathe, and our climate would fail.  In this pandemic, our mental health can quickly falter due to less reward system, which causes stress. Our health may also falter from staying at home and not exercising, and focusing on different screens, e...
Tags: Asia, Fashion, Africa, Mental Health, Plants, Indoor Plants, Houseplants, Home Life, Dracaena, Spider Plant, Sansevieria, Spider Plant Spider Plants


Afro Influencers: how agency for Italy's black Tiktokkers is challenging prejudices

Social media influencers of African origin have banded together, using ‘fun activism’ to make their voice heardWhen Aida Diouf Mbengue made her debut on TikTok in 2019, it was partly to show solidarity with a Moroccan classmate who was being mocked for her dance clips on the social media app, but also to challenge prejudices.The 15-second sketch features Mbengue, who was born in Senegal and has lived in Bergamo, northern Italy, since the age of three, wearing her hijab on a street and looking at...
Tags: Europe, Business, Instagram, Celebrity, Youtube, Africa, Senegal, Life and style, Society, Italy, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bergamo, Tiktok, Diouf Mbengue, Mbengue


'Fun activism': how agency for Italy's black Tiktokkers is confronting prejudices

Social media influencers of African origin have banded together, using ‘fun activism’ to make their voice heardWhen Aida Diouf Mbengue made her debut on TikTok in 2019, it was partly to show solidarity with a Moroccan classmate who was being mocked for her dance clips on the social media app, but also to challenge prejudices.The 15-second sketch features Mbengue, who was born in Senegal and has lived in Bergamo, northern Italy, since the age of three, wearing her hijab on a street and looking at...
Tags: Europe, Business, Instagram, Celebrity, Youtube, Africa, Senegal, Life and style, Society, Italy, Black Lives Matter Movement, Bergamo, Tiktok, Diouf Mbengue, Mbengue


Was erwarten Frauen eigentlich von Umstandsmode?

Eine Schwangerschaft ist alles andere als ein Spaziergang: von den Strapazen der Wehen, über schreckliche Geburtsanekdoten, die du am liebsten für immer aus deinem Gedächtnis verbannen würdest, bis hin zu der Herausforderung, dich mit deiner besseren Hälfte auf einen Namen für euer Baby zu einigen. Dir Gedanken darüber zu machen, was du anziehen sollst, erscheint im Vergleich zu den massiven Veränderungen, die du gerade durchmachst, eher unwichtig. Bei näherem Hinsehen aber wirst du bemerken, wi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Africa, Nike, Welt, Marie, Energie, Arbeit, Trotz, Marken, Rolle, Milch, Wandel, Brust, Frau, Fleck


Nina Wadia on breaking through & giving back to society

Grab an icepick, start climbing the ladder: Nina Wadia on breaking through & giving back to society Nina Wadia, who rose to fame in the 1990s with the iconic comedy sketch show ‘Goodness Gracious Me’, received an OBE for contributions to entertainment and charity in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021. ‘ iGlobal’ caught up with the former ‘EastEnders’ star to hear about her life and achievements, and how she came to be one of the most pioneering Global Indians on British television, insp...
Tags: UK, London, Film, Life, China, India, Africa, US, Bbc, Canada, Albert Square, Leicester, Shakespeare, Oxford Street, Bombay, Cabinet Office


Ervad Yazad T Bhadha: Spotlight on Youth Organizers of 8WZYC

Introducing Ervad Yazad T Bhadha-  8WZYC Secretary & Speakers Liaison Officer My name is Ervad Yazad Tehmuras Bhadha and I am the Resident Priest for the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (ZTFE), London and am taking on the role as Secretary for the 8th World Zoroastrian Youth Congress (8WZYC). I graduated in 2012 in the field of commerce from the Byramjee Jeejeebhoy College of Commerce (BJCC) and then completed my Masters in Commerce 2 years later from Mumbai University. I was then appointed...
Tags: Asia, Europe, UK, London, Congress, Life, India, Africa, British Library, SOAS, Pahlavi, School of Oriental, Soas University of London, ZTFE, Mumbai University, Zoroastrian Community


This is how much you need to be worth to be in the richest 1% in the US - and other countries

Marin Tomas/Getty Images The US has the highest number of ultra-high net worth individuals. You need $4.4 million in the US to be in the richest 1%, according to the 2021 Knight Frank Wealth Report. Monaco had the highest barrier to entry, requiring $7.9 million to crack into the 1%. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Curious to know what the cutoff is to be in the wealthiest 1%? The new annual Wealth Report from Knight Frank breaks the numbers down for the US and oth...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, News, Indonesia, Life, Singapore, India, Africa, US, Trends, Wealth, South Africa, Switzerland, Argentina, Kenya, Monaco


The Pompous Legacy of the Persian Language in India

From to ‘Hind’ and ‘Hindostan’ to ‘Chashma’ and ‘Biryan’, the words you know and the language and history you don’t. Persian “The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust.” This is not a quote without context. The India of today (2021, can you believe it!) often forgets its own history, and it is understandable to forget what hinders in the process of moving on. The seasons, clocks and life itself teaches us the art of mov...
Tags: Asia, Life, India, Africa, Iran, Army, Delhi, South Asia, Dhaka, Gujarat, Rumi, Bengal, Urdu, Calcutta, Persia, Farsi


Archaeologists Find the Earliest Work of “Abstract Art,” Dating Back 73,000 Years

Image by C. Foster Art, as we understand the term, is an activity unique to homo sapiens and perhaps some of our early hominid cousins. This much we know. But the matter of when early humans began making art is less certain. Until recently, it was thought that the earliest prehistoric art dated back some 40,000 years, to cave drawings found in Indonesia and Spain. Not coincidentally, this is also when archaeologists believed early humans mastered symbolic thought. New finds, however, have shift...
Tags: Google, Art, Indonesia, College, Life, Africa, Spain, History, South Africa, New York Times, Johannesburg, Lascaux, Picasso, Haaretz, Facebook Twitter, University of Bergen


Moufida Tlatli, first Arab woman to direct a feature film, dies aged 73

Tunisian director of multi-award-winning The Silences of the Palace broke the mould with films about the trauma suffered by generations of womenMoufida Tlatli, the pioneering Tunisian film-maker hailed as the first Arab woman to direct a feature film, has died aged 73. News media said that she died on Sunday, with the news confirmed by the Tunisian ministry of culture.Tlatli remains best known for her breakthrough 1994 feature The Silences of the Palace, a lyrical study of a woman’s return to an...
Tags: London, Film, Africa, Women, Life and style, World news, Culture, Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia, Drama films, Moufida Tlatli, Tlatli


Job diary: I charge up to $300 for 'snake massages' that help people de-stress and reduce pain. Over 20,000 people have signed up for my sessions.

Serpentessa is a snake priestess and massagist. Courtesy of Serpentessa Serpentessa (not her real name) is a former professional belly dancer and a 'snake priestess' who uses snakes to conduct healing massages for her clients. For 33 years, she's been facilitating interactions between snakes and people, ranging from thrill-seekers and nature lovers to people suffering from PTSD. This is what her job is like, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers. Visit Business Insider's homepage for mo...
Tags: Greece, New York City, Africa, Careers, Trends, Massage, Snakes, Brazil, Nordic, Sophie, Sophia, New Paltz New York, Boas, Jenny Powers, Masseuse, BI-freelancer


The teenage taekwondo trainer fighting child marriage in Zimbabwe – photo essay

Natsiraishe Maritsa saw so many friends being forced into marriage that she started a campaign to drive out the practiceIt is 11am on a Sunday and Natsiraishe Maritsa, 17, is running through some workout drills with a group of sweating teenage girls from her neighbourhood in Epworth, a poor township nine miles (15km) south-east of the capital, Harare.On a normal Sunday, Maritsa and her friends would be attending church, but the strict 30-day lockdown imposed by the government earlier this month ...
Tags: Africa, Women, Sport, Life and style, Society, World news, Global development, Zimbabwe, Young People, Child marriage, Teenage pregnancy, Harare, Epworth, Natsiraishe Maritsa


Ten beds that changed the world, from King Tut to Tracey Emin

As long as there have been humans, there have been beds. Here are some landmark examplesBeds are as old as humanity itself. I sleep, therefore I am. Until last year, the first evidence for the use of plant mattresses – made up of layers of stems and leaves – was from 80,000 years ago. But a new study turned that on its head and dated the use of grass bedding to caves in southern Africa 227,000 years ago, which is when homo sapiens were just getting into their stride. Early humans put grass beddi...
Tags: Sleep, Sex, Africa, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Tracey Emin, Tut


The glamorous life of Tiffany Trump, the president's lesser-known daughter who just announced her engagement to her business executive boyfriend

Tiffany Trump is engaged to Michael Boulos, the son of owners of a multi-billion dollar conglomerate based in Nigeria. Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Taoray Wang President Donald Trump's daughter Tiffany announced her engagement to Michael Boulos on Tuesday. The 27-year-old law student has kept a lower profile than Ivanka, Eric, and Donald Jr.  She drew criticism in March 2019 for taking a trip to Serbia that cost taxpayers at least $23,000. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Congress, Abc, California, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, New York City, Nigeria, Africa, US, Los Angeles, Trends


In Bibi’s Kitchen – Vegan Recipes

I recently got a copy of In Bibi’s Kitchen, and I ran through it to see which recipes were vegan or easily veganizable (replacing milk/eggs). I realized as I was making my list that it might be helpful to other people considering the book. I think it’s a beautiful cookbook whether you’re vegan or not – but reading through it, I also found it fairly vegan friendly, and it’s also full of rich stories of countries and places and individuals (especially grandma’s) that live in or with her...
Tags: Africa, Toronto, Canada, Eritrea, HA, Vegans, Shiro, Watermelon juice, Vegan Cooking, African recipes, Cookbook review, Shahan Ful Mashed Lima, Onions Tomatoes and Chiles Buna Eritrean, Sabaayad, Raisins Shaah Cadays Somali Spiced Tea, Kenya Kachumbari Tomato


How companies can make DEI more than just a buzzword and actually alter their company cultures for the better, according to executives

Thomas Barwick/Getty As Insider's research on The Human Impact of Business Transformation found, empowerment and inclusivity are key drivers of a positive corporate culture.  Due in part to the social movements of 2020, companies are prioritizing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.  There is no quick fix, and companies will want to focus on more than just education. Reshaping a company requires a review of actions and processes that may otherwise go unchallenged.  Visit Business Ins...
Tags: Asia, Small Business, Africa, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Company Culture, Diversity, Williams, Deloitte, Sap, Nordic, Melville, TBWA, Diversity and Inclusion, PARMELEE


African fashion is on the rise, says Naomi Campbell: ‘And it’s about time!’

The supermodel speaks from Lagos about inclusivity, her late grandma, and why she flies in a hazmat suitWith high-street brands collapsing and the world wearing sweatpants, 2020 has not been a stellar year for fashion. But at Arise fashion week, in Lagos, Nigeria, which concluded on Saturday, there were green shoots of hope, said Naomi Campbell. “There’s definitely a few stars here. I’m very impressed. Covid has brought out a lot of creativity in a lot of people.”Campbell flew to Nigeria last we...
Tags: Fashion, Celebrity, Nigeria, Africa, Life and style, UK News, World news, Fashion industry, Naomi Campbell, Fashion Weeks, Lagos, Campbell, Lagos Nigeria


Jacqueline Ngo MPII and Little Africa

Jacqueline Ngo MPII is on a mission which I greatly admire.   Her company, Little Africa, is dedicated to all things African in Paris. In the last five years Jacqueline has tirelessly been promoting the rich culture of the African community in Paris. She has accomplished this in numerous ways, first by creating a Little Africa tour, which is called La Goutte D’or in the 18th arrondissement just below Montmartre, and she shares the vivacious, colorful, neighborhood, that very few tourists ...
Tags: Travel, Fashion, Etsy, Africa, History, Usps, Paris, Fuji, Montmartre, Patrick, Jacqueline, Richard Nahem, Food & Gourmet Shops, Paris Guidebook, Little Africa, Jacqueline Ngo MPII


Experience: I steal from museums

I don’t consider myself a thief but an activist. I believe these objects should be given back to the African people they were taken fromI am a pan-African activist, campaigning for reparations for the crimes against African people committed during colonialism. Recently, I have taken matters into my own hands: I go to museums that exhibit African artefacts; I tell the truth about how these items were looted and stolen from Africa – and then I take them.I have been deeply political for as long as ...
Tags: Africa, Life and style, Culture, Museums, Colonialism, Democratic Republic of the Congo, KINSHASA, Zaire, Patrice Lumumba


Why It Had to Be Biden

The cover of this week’s Economist, that British bastion of business, intelligence, culture and policy, has a ragged, torn US flag flying over a government building. Above the flag is this lead: “Why it has to be Joe Biden.” In three articles, the magazine makes a strong case for Biden for the American voter. The subtitle of the first article summarizes their case: Donald Trump has desecrated America’s values. Joe Biden offers the prospect of repair and renewal. Though, happily, Joe Biden has wo...
Tags: China, Africa, Israel, US, Careers, America, Joe Biden, Iran, United States, Nato, Ben Franklin, United Nations, Congo, State Department, John Kerry, Biden


The life of Dana Perino: the rare Fox News anchor who's worried about being boring

Dana Perino at Fox News Channel Studios on July 31, 2018 in New York. John Lamparski/Getty Dana Perino, 48, is the host of Fox News' "The Daily Briefing," a commentator on the "The Five," and co-host of the Fox podcast "I'll Tell You What." At age six, Perino told her family that she would one day work in the White House. She studied journalism at graduate school, but after refusing to interview the mother of a murdered 2-year-old child, she decided the profession wasn't for her. Perino tr...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Post, Politics, England, New York, Isis, Texas, News, Obama, Abc, California, Washington Post, Glenn Beck, Washington, Scotland


Zanele Muholi's queer South Africa: 'I do not dare shoot at night. It is not safe'

The non-binary photographer chronicles the harsh realities of life for LGBTQ+ people in a hostile country. Ahead of a major Tate show, the artist reveals why ‘just existing is political’Amid the plethora of essays in the catalogue for Zanele Muholi’s forthcoming retrospective at Tate Modern, there is a moving testimony by Lungile Dladla, a South African lesbian. Entitled I Am Not a Victim but a Victor, it recounts how, on an evening in February 2010, she and a friend were accosted by an armed st...
Tags: Art, Photography, Gender, Activism, Protest, Africa, Race, Women, Life and style, Society, World news, Culture, South Africa, Art and design, Sexuality, LGBT rights


The 15 Spookiest Episodes of Old-Time Horror Radio

With our archives now 3,500+ articles deep, we’ve decided to republish a classic piece each Friday to help our newer readers discover some of the best, evergreen gems from the past. This article was originally published in October 2014. Before folks sat around the TV watching American Horror Story or classic movies like The Shining and Friday the 13th, they gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite weekly programs. Many of them were comedies or dramas, just like today’s television p...
Tags: England, London, Featured, Nbc, Life, La, Africa, Orson Welles, Vincent Price, Travel & leisure, Chicago, South America, Himalayas, Smith, Jay, Lake Mead



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