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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, ...
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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, ...
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 ...
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Bill Gates recently said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more during their marriage

Bill and Melinda Gates. Getty Images/Getty Images for Global Citizen Bill and Melinda Gates are separating after 27 years of marriage. In his Netflix documentary, Bill said one of his biggest regrets was not thanking Melinda more. The pair's divorce settlement is likely to be one of the largest ever. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they are separating after 27 years of marriage. They announced their divorce with separate s...
Tags: Amazon, Marriage, Microsoft, Entertainment, Life, Trends, Divorce, Relationship, Netflix, Hawaii, Bill Gates, Cbs, Bill, Jeff Bezos, Melinda Gates, Scott

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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Podcast #696: Theodore Roosevelt, The Last Romantic

Romanticism, not in terms of courtship and bouquets of roses, but as a philosophical approach to life which blossomed in the 19th century, embodies many tenets, including a nostalgia for the past, a heroic view of the world, a firm sense of right and wrong, and the idea that an individual can shape his own destiny, as well as have an outsized impact on the world. It is through this lens of Romanticism, my guest says, that we can best understand one of the most memorable, influential, and lege...
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A Moment of Frisson

Perfume PosseA Moment of Frisson First off, hat tip to Musette for her fabulous post on Bill Evans last week – she introduced me to Bill just a few weeks ago and he’s been the soundtrack around here ever since.  Second, it’s snowing. I’m guessing… Continue Reading → Perfume PosseA Moment of Frisson
Tags: Beauty, Bill, Ramblings, Bill Evans, Blame March

‘Finally paid off’: Adar Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, DCGI after Covishield gets final approval

Adar Poonawalla, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Serum Institute of India, thanked all stakeholders after Covishield got final nod in India.(REUTERS) ‘Finally paid off’: Adar Poonawalla thanks PM Modi, DCGI after Covishield gets final approval Even before getting the approval from the apex drug controller of India, Serum Institute of India stockpiled about 40-50 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine, taking a major risk. By | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times,...
Tags: News, Life, India, Astrazeneca, Bill, Oxford University, Gates Foundation, Forbes, Gavi, Melinda Gates Foundation, Serum Institute of India, Drugs Controller General of India DCGI, Indian Council of Medical Research ICMR, Adar Poonawalla, Covishield, Dr Harsh Vardhan

A history of the 30-year feud between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs, 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 cofounder Bill Gates and Apple cofounder Steve Jobs began building their companies right around the same time, and it was a natural catalyst for their rivalry.  While the two founders had periods of civility, at other times, they were at each other's throats.  Jobs insulted Gates' taste and imagination, while Gates once described Jobs as "weirdly flawed as a human being." But...
Tags: Apple, Jobs, Enterprise, Microsoft, Mac, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, Trends, Tech, Features, Macintosh, Xerox, Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer, Playboy

Bill Gates Suggestions For How To Become A Better Manager

The secret is to not just manage people Image Credit: Greg Rubenstein I don’t know about you, but I’m always open to getting some advice. Being a manager is hard work and I don’t claim to know how to do everything correctly. What I would really like is if someone that I really respected would take the time to point out what I should be doing in order to become a better manager. It turns out that, of all people, Bill Gates is willing to do just that. Hey, if he’s talking to me, then ...
Tags: Career, Microsoft, Careers, Bill Gates, Managers, Human, Bill, Empower, Perfection, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Jim Anderson, Pandemic, Mental Health Days, COVID-19, IT manager skills, IT manager training

The 3 Reasons Friendships End

With many relationships, the reasons they end are clear. Two people who are dating realize they’re not compatible in some way and don’t have a future together. A married couple decides they can’t stand living with each other anymore. Business partners split to pursue divergent goals. A boss fires an employee for stealing from the company; or an employee quits when his boss doesn’t give him a desired promotion. Why a friendship ends isn’t always so obvious, however, nor is how one...
Tags: Life, Friendship, Time, Bill, West Coast, East Coast, Dante, Lacy, Rawlins, Ohio University, Relationships & Family, A Man's Life, Bill Not, Bill Rawlins

This Veteran's Day, Broader Your Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

According to the U.S. Government Accountability Office, as of June 2019, 200,000 service members transition from military to civilian life annually. In the last several years, the federal government has taken many steps to support them — including the Joining Forces Initiative in 2011, which called for companies to hire and train 1.5 million military veterans and their spouses, and the the Forever GI Bill passed in 2017, which ensures that student veterans can take advantage of the educational b...
Tags: Navy, Iraq, Careers, Management, Communication, Afghanistan, Current Affairs, Bill, Best Practices, Gallup, Micron Technology, U S Government Accountability Office, DeVry University, Thiel, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Military Times

Bill Gates has warned of an impending pandemic for years. Here's how he's dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, from pledging $100 million to fight the outbreak to becoming Warren Buffett's 'scientific adviser.'

Bill Gates. Gus Ruelas/Reuters For years, Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates has warned the world of a severe, impending pandemic. In a 2015 TED Talk, Gates said that "we're not ready for the next epidemic." In 2017, Gates wrote in an op-ed article for Business Insider that the next epidemic could be "a super contagious and deadly strain of the flu." Gates has called the coronavirus a "once-in-a-century pathogen," and his charitable organization, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has comm...
Tags: New York, Microsoft, Washington, Life, US, Trends, Features, Rome, Xi Jinping, Bill Gates, Alibaba, Food And Drug Administration, Argentina, Who, Cbs, Berkshire Hathaway

Meet the 10 richest documented Russian billionaires, who have a collective net worth of almost $180 billion

Putin with Vladimir Potanin, the richest man in Russia that we know of. Mikhail Klimentyev/TASS via Getty Images The 10 richest Russian billionaires in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, have a collective net worth of almost $180 billion. They are investors, businessmen, and owners of popular football clubs. Some of these men also have close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is conspicuously absent from the list. Meet the 10 richest known Russian billiona...
Tags: New York, London, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Life, Russia, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, New York Times, Moscow, Warren Buffett, Boris Johnson, Bill, Kremlin, Melinda Gates

Bill Noble's Spirit of Place Paints a Grand yet Personal Portrait

Spirit of Place is the ideal book for any plant lover or even, the serious plantsperson.  While 2020 is turning out to be, at the very least, a rather stressful year for nearly everybody on our planet, at least it does seem to be offering us some very good escape mechanisms - mainly, gardening books. The most recent one to end up on my nightstand is "Spirit of Place' by Bill Noble (Timber Press, 2020). While Timber Press wrote and asked me if I would review this book, I should say t...
Tags: Lifestyle, Bill, Vermont, New England, Himalaya, Matt Mattus, Dan Hinkley, North Hill, Wayne Winterrowd, Joe Eck, Ken Druse, Bill Noble, Bill Noble Timber Press 2020 While Timber Press

Meet the 15 richest people in finance, who have a collective net worth of over $300 billion

Warren Buffett takes the top spot. Bill Pugliano/Getty The wealthiest people in finance, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Forbes Billionaires List, have a collective net worth of almost $300 billion.  Included in the mix are self-made tycoons like Warren Buffett, as well as people who have inherited their wealth, like Fidelity scion Abigail Johnson.  From legendary investors to high-flying bankers, here, in ascending order, are the 15 richest people in finance. All ranks a...
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Inside the almost 30-year friendship of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, who didn't even want to meet and now have each other on speed dial

Both Gates and Buffett credit their tremendous success to their laser focus. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have been best friends for almost 30 years. Initially, they weren't interested in meeting each other — but they hit it off right away. They've partnered on political and philanthropic ventures, and mentored each other along the way. To mark Buffett's 90th birthday, Gates wrote in a blog post that, "of all the things I’ve learned from Warren, the most important thing might be what fr...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Microsoft, Yahoo, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Friendship, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Intel, Features, New York Times, Billionaires, Sheldon Adelson

Experience: I thought I’d never meet my newborn son

Our baby was on the way when Thailand banned commercial surrogacy. Clinics were raided. Calls and emails went unansweredMy husband and I were on holiday in Greece when the email arrived to tell us we were having a baby. Our surrogate was pregnant after the first embryo transfer. This was the news Bill and I had dreamed of; it was our final attempt at parenthood, whatever the outcome. We had been trying to have a baby for nine years, and I had experienced five miscarriages. We were emotionally an...
Tags: Family, Greece, Australia, Pregnancy, Life and style, Australia news, Thailand, Asia Pacific, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Bill, Surrogacy, Bangkok

Podcast #633: The World and Vision of Lakota Medicine Man Black Elk

When he was nine years old in 1872, Black Elk, a member of the Lakota tribe, had a near-death vision in which he was called to save not only his people but all of humanity. For the rest of his life, Black Elk’s vision haunted and inspired him as he took part in many of the seminal confrontations between the Lakota and the U.S. government, including those at Little Bighorn and Wounded Knee.  My guest today is the author of a biography of this native holy man. His name is Joe Jackson and his bo...
Tags: Podcast, Life, US, West, Bill, Joe, Joe Jackson, SIOUX, Lakota, Wabasha, Joe Joe, Black Elk, Little Bighorn, Vision of Lakota Medicine Man Black Elk, John Neihardt, Black Elk Speaks

‘Howard’ Review: A Soulful Tribute to the Man Behind Disney’s Most Beloved Animated Classics

“To our friend Howard, who gave a mermaid her voice and a beast his soul, we will be forever grateful.” The dedication to the lyricist behind some of Disney’s most beloved animated hits that runs in the closing credits of Beauty and the Beast is brief but beautiful — which is a fitting description of the life of Howard Ashman, whose amazing life was cut short by AIDS in 1991, right on the cusp of what would be his greatest and most lasting achievement. It’s a fitting description too for Howard,...
Tags: Movies, Documentary, New York City, Disney, Features, Movie Reviews, Beauty, Broadway, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Little Mermaid, Bill, Ken Burns, Angela Lansbury, Baltimore, Belle, White

What Managers Can Learn From Michael Jordan’s Leadership Style

Anyone who follows basketball knows who Michael Jordon was. He was one of the truly great players. Season after season he lead his team to success. It turns out that one of the reasons that his team was so successful was not just because of Michael’s incredible basketball talent, but also because of his leadership style. Is there something that managers can learn from Michael’s manager skills? What Made Michael Jordan So Good? There is a great deal known about how Michael Jorden interac...
Tags: Leadership, Careers, Success, Play, Michael Jordan, Nba, Emotions, Jordan, Bill, Chicago Bulls, Michael, Champions, Bulls, Cartwright, Championships, Dr Jim Anderson Blue Elephant Consulting

Indian drug mogul says Americans will pay too much for the Covid vaccine—and wants to change that

Adar Poonawalla is seizing on the Covid-19 fight to try to break down the policies protecting Big Pharma. Adar Poonawalla, chief executive officer of Serum Institute of India Ltd., says he’s in talks with Washington about clearing the way to sell some of his company’s earlier vaccine products in the U.S. market as low-cost generics. | Dhiraj Singh/Getty Images By SARAH WHEATON | Politico Adar Poonawalla may be the most important figure in the global vaccine race who isn’t working in a laborato...
Tags: Europe, Medicine, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, Life, India, Africa, Eu, West, Canada, Bill Gates, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Novartis, Bill

From hunger to abuse: how Covid-19 has affected women worldwide

Experts fear the pandemic may set gender equality back decades. Here, seven women explain the struggles it has brought and their hopes for the futureMore men than women may have contracted Covid-19 around the world, but experts have warned that the pandemic may set gender equality back by decades.Melinda Gates, the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said in a paper this week that policymakers risked prolonging the crisis and slowing economic recovery if they ignored the gendered ...
Tags: Science, Women, Life and style, World news, Global development, Bill, Melinda Gates, Melinda Gates Foundation, Women's rights and gender equality, Coronavirus outbreak

7 Things You Can Do Now to Lower Your Electric Bill

There are always a few obvious things that you can do to lower your electric bill. Once you get rid of those items, it can be a struggle to find ways to keep your household going and lower your bills. The good news is that there may be methods that you haven’t yet tried that could further lower your utility costs and increase the energy efficiency of your home. The following suggestions can be used right now to help chip away at your household budget. Let the Sun’s Heat into Your Home ...
Tags: Fashion, Utilities, Sun, Electricity, Energy Star, Bill, Energy Saving, Home Life, Electric Bill, Energy Efficient, Home Energy, Energy Usage

Neu auf Netflix: Auf diese Serien & Filme kannst du dich im Juni freuen

Mittlerweile haben wir so viele Monate in der Selbst-Isolation verbracht, dass wir kaum noch wissen, welcher Wochentag gerade ist – geschweige denn welches Datum wir schreiben. Und die vielen Feiertage machen die Sache auch nicht gerade leichter... (nichts gegen lange Wochenenden, natürlich!) Aber eines wissen wir ganz sicher: Der Sommer vor der Tür!Stück für Stück werden immer mehr Lockerungen vorgenommen und so haben an vielen Orten auch bereits die Freibäder wieder auf. Wenn du willst, kannst...
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Bill and Melinda Gates buy oceanfront mansion for $43M

The property, which sold in March, sits at 5,800 square feet.
Tags: Technology, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal, Bill, Melinda Gates, Select, News Brief, The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

Everything You Should Know About Amy Klobuchar’s Boyfriend Loophole Bill

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 19: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) is interviewed on MSNBC inside the spin room at Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino after the Democratic presidential primary debate on February 19, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Six candidates qualified for the third Democratic presidential primary debate of 2020, which comes just days before the Nevada caucuses on February 22. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) All eyes were on seven Democratic ca...
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5 Tips To Help Lower Your Grocery Bill

Food is probably your biggest expense aside from housing. After all, you always have to eat. So is there any way you can really cut back on this category? The easy answer is to stop going out to eat and spend more time cooking at home, but what if you’ve already done that and still can’t afford to be spending what you’re spending on food? The answer lies in your grocery bill. Just because you’re cooking your own food doesn’t necessarily mean you’re saving a lot of money. Groceries can cost a lo...
Tags: Amazon, Marketing, Lifestyle, Frugal Living, Walmart, Bill, Frugality, Amazon Fresh, Freshdirect

Hallmark Channel exec ousted one month after disastrous handling of LGBTQ commercial controversy

One month after pulling an advert featuring a same-sex couple, Bill Abbott, the CEO of Crown Media, parent company of Hallmark Channel, is out of a job. The drama started back in December, when the Hallmark Channel yanked a commercial featuring a same-sex couple getting married after receiving pressure from the antigay hate group One Millions Moms. At the time, Hallmark said it was doing so because the ad was “distracting from the purpose of our network, which is to provide entertainment value....
Tags: Life, Lifestyle, Ellen, Bill, Ellen Degeneres, Hallmark Channel, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Abbott, Perry, Mike Perry, Hallmark Cards, Bill Abbott, One Million Moms

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