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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 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,...
Tags: Florida, Microsoft, California, Washington, Saudi Arabia, Life, US, San Francisco, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features, Wyoming, House, Billionaires, Bill Gates


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 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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Nearly 500 new billionaires joined the ranks of Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk last year as the world's richest became $5 trillion richer

From left: Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos; Tesla CEO Elon Musk; LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault; and Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images; Britta Pedersen-Pool/Getty Images; Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images; Elaine Thompson/AP Photo The world's richest are $5 trillion richer than they were one year ago, according to Forbes. Executives like Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and Bernard Arnault all saw massive gains amid the pandemic. Meanwhile, 2020 was a period of economic uncertainty and j...
Tags: Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Life, US, Trends, Tesla, Getty Images, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Lvmh, Forbes, Bezos


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...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Mark Zuckerberg, Books, Arianna Huffington, Steve Jobs, Washington, Finance, Careers, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Strategy, Tesla


Bill Gates on the climate crisis: ‘I can't deny being a rich guy with an opinion’

In an exclusive extract from his new book, the Microsoft founder explains why we need to cut carbon emissions to zero – even if he is an ‘imperfect messenger’There are two numbers you need to know about climate change. The first is 51bn. The other is zero.Fifty-one billion is how many tons of greenhouse gases the world typically adds to the atmosphere every year. Zero is what we need to aim for. To stop the warming and avoid the worst effects of climate change, humans need to stop adding greenho...
Tags: Energy, Microsoft, Climate Change, Environment, Life and style, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Bill Gates, Carbon capture and storage (CCS


As Jeff Bezos steps down as Amazon CEO, feast on his giant RE portfolio

From LA to Seattle and even West Horn, Texas, Bezos owns property all across the country. As he prepares to step down as Amazon's CEO, Inman takes a glimpse at his portfolio.
Tags: Amazon, La, Listings, Lifestyle, Barack Obama, Radio, Luxury, Bill Gates, Howard Schultz, Jack Warner, Starbucks, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Warner Brothers, Blue Origin


Jeff Bezos is stepping down as Amazon CEO. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images After 27 years, Jeff Bezos announced he is stepping down as CEO of Amazon on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from l...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


Jeff Bezos just turned 57. Here's how he built Amazon into a $1.56 trillion company and became the world's richest person.

Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos. David Ryder/Getty Images Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is turning 57 on Tuesday. Bezos launched Amazon in 1995. The company has since grown to one of the most valuable, powerful companies on the planet with a market value of $1.56 trillion.  Bezos has gone from a New York hedge-funder to the richest man in the world, but in the process, he's weathered a high-profile divorce and hacking scandal, faced antitrust scrutiny from lawmakers, and everything in between.  ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, New York, Texas, Microsoft, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Life, Germany, India, New York City, US, America


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


Change Your Perception of the World and You Will Change Your Life

   [LSD] is “one of the two or three most important things I’ve done in my life” – Steve Jobs Steve Jobs once faulted Bill Gates for not taking LSD when younger: He’d be a broader guy if he had... By Harrison Barnes
Tags: Featured, Steve Jobs, Careers, Bill Gates, Life Lessons, Lsd, Steve Jobs Steve Jobs, Getting Ahead, How to Succeed, Perceptions Work, Acid, A. Harrison Barnes, Perception Of Fact


I'm a 29-year-old Instagram influencer who made $17,000 in one month. Here's how I turned my love of fruit into a lucrative business.

Marley Mauvais is a food content creator and Instagram influencer. Photo: @sudophotography, @zenial.pro Marley Mauvais is a 29-year-old fruit influencer and plant-based content creator who lives in New Jersey. In 2019, she started an Instagram account to share her fruit-based recipes with others, and slowly began to make and sell the products and home remedies she used. In September, Marley recorded her first five-figure month, making $17,000 from a combination of sales on her website as w...
Tags: Amazon, Food, Instagram, Small Business, New York City, Careers, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Usps, New Jersey, Bill Gates, Marley, Oprah, Bet, Nordic, My Instagram


8 free classes from Bill Gates' favorite websites that you can sign up for right now to teach yourself to code

These online courses are free. Getty Images/ Maskot If you find yourself at home with a lot of free time on your hands, consider learning the basics of coding. Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates said he loves Khan Academy and Code.org. Here are eight free online courses on everything from JavaScript to SQL, from the platforms recommended by Gates. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. To help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, which is again spiking across the country, mil...
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Common Job Interview Questions – Bill Gates’ Cheat Sheet

Common job interview questions may result in uncommon or suboptimal answers. Listen to Bill Gates for his thoughts on the topic. For your legal job interview, do your research and get multiple perspectives on topics such as how to answer salary questions, what questions you should be asking at the interview, how to prepare for an in-house interview, and last but not least, how to ace the in-house counsel job interview. Keep in mind that you may be asked questions that are uncommon, unusual and u...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Careers, Bill Gates, Steph Curry, Inc, Legal Job Interview


‘I want to give my child the best’: the race to grow human breast milk in a lab

Thought up by a tired new mother, and now backed by Bill Gates, manufactured human milk sounds like the stuff of science fiction. But just how liberating will it be?Dr Leila Strickland became a mother when she was a few months away from completing her postdoctorate fellowship in cell biology at Stanford University. She spent the first three months of her son’s life “at home on maternity leave, relentlessly struggling to breastfeed. I was having a hard time producing enough milk.” She never expec...
Tags: Family, Science, Life and style, Breastfeeding, Health & wellbeing, Bill Gates, Parents and parenting, Stanford University She, Leila Strickland


Mexico's richest man lives a surprisingly frugal life for a billionaire. Take a look at the life of Carlos Slim, who owns Sears Mexico and has lived in the same house for 40 years.

Carlos Slim is the wealthiest man in Mexico by far. Cario Lopez-Mills/ AP Carlos Slim is the richest person in Mexico, worth an estimated $43.6 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. The 80-year-old Mexican billionaire controls America Movil, the largest mobile-phone operator in Latin America, and holds stakes in several other publicly traded companies, including The New York Times. Slim also owns Sears Mexico, which has been growing and opening up new stores despite the cha...
Tags: Google, Mexico, Life, New York City, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Features, New York Times, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Mexico City, Time Magazine, Jordan, Fifth Avenue, Jeff Bezos


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


Bill Gates says Elon Musk couldn't be confused with Steve Jobs and that electric cars are 'far easier' than other climate change technology

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Bill Gates doesn't think it's fair to call Elon Musk "the next Steve Jobs," the billionaire philanthropist said during an interview on Bloomberg TV Thursday. When asked by Bloomberg's Erik Schatzker if Musk was indeed the next Jobs, Gates replied: "If you know people personally, that kind of gross oversimplification seems strange. Elon’s more of a hands-on engineer; Steve was a genius at design and picking people ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Microsoft, Climate Change, Steve Jobs, Life, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Gates, Steve, Billionaire, Musk, Elon, Erik Schatzker


What a dream retirement plan looks like for 10 of the richest CEOs in America

Bill Gates has already retired as CEO, but Warren Buffett is still going strong. Rick Wilking/Reuters Retirement is inevitable, even for the world's richest CEOs. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk will retire eventually.  While some of the world's richest CEOs say they can't imagine retiring, others fantasize about alternate lives as a bartender or living in space. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's hard to im...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Life, Retirement, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, Epic, Bill Gates, Michael Dell, Berkshire Hathaway


20 quotes from self-made billionaires that will change your outlook on money

Oprah Winfrey has some advice for you. AP/Themba Hadebe Anyone can build wealth, but your beliefs about money can affect how much wealth you'll build. Just consider the world's self-made billionaires — they got where they are today because of their attitudes toward money and success. These quotes about money from self-made billionaires are sure to inspire you. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Building wealth is possible regardless of your financial situation or education...
Tags: Google, Quotes, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Money, Microsoft, Washington Post, Ebay, Life, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, Wealth, Features, Larry Page, Sheldon Adelson


5 ways to overcome setbacks and believe in yourself again

Refocusing your priorities after a major setback can help you believe in yourself again. People Images/Getty Images Believing in yourself is how you can overcome even the harshest of setbacks. Sometimes failures are your fault and sometimes they're not, but it's important to recognize the difference and learn from your past mistakes.  Align your short- and long-term goals, and find a mentor to help you achieve them. Once you reach those goals, celebrate them as wins — big and small.  Visit...
Tags: Elon Musk, Advice, Failure, Careers, Entrepreneur, Trends, Strategy, Confidence, Bill Gates, Mistakes, Focus, Warren Buffet, Nordic, Don, Stephen Covey, Contributor


Jeff Bezos has gotten $70 billion richer in the past 12 months. Here are 11 mind-blowing facts that show just how wealthy the Amazon CEO really is.

Jeff Bezos is so rich that an average American spending $1 is comparable to Bezos spending $1.9 million. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Jeff Bezos is the the world's richest person, with a net worth of $183 billion, according to the Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. In August 2020, the Amazon CEO became the first person in history to be worth $200 billion, although his net worth his since dipped from that peak. Since the beginning of March, as most of the world's richest people have been l...
Tags: Amazon, London, Microsoft, Life, Elizabeth Warren, US, America, Trends, Wealth, Walmart, Bloomberg, Features, Getty Images, Britain, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Harvard University


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...
Tags: Microsoft, Indonesia, Life, Finance, Boston, India, New York City, US, NFL, Trends, Investment, Bloomberg, Banking, Features, Chicago, Harvard


Meet Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of Zoom, who has made over $12 billion since March and now ranks among the 400 richest people in America

Zoom founder Eric Yuan speaks before the Nasdaq opening bell ceremony on April 18, 2019 in New York City. Kena Betancur/Getty Images Eric Yuan, the founder and CEO of video conferencing startup Zoom Technologies, Inc., built a $35 billion video conferencing empire in nine years. Yuan got the idea for Zoom while trying to find a way to connect with his long-distance girlfriend. The 50-year-old billionaire's net worth jumped 396.5% to $17.7 billion in 2020 so far, as the rest of the world su...
Tags: Japan, UK, New York, California, Life, China, New York City, America, San Francisco, Trends, Tech, Cisco, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features, United States


The 15 richest people in the fashion industry, ranked

Delphine Arnault, Bernard Arnault, Rihanna, and Alexandre Arnault at the Fenty launch in May 2019 in Paris. Julien Hekimian/Getty Images for Fenty Business Insider has compiled a list of the richest people in the fashion industry, based on Forbes' Real Time Billionaires ranking and Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The list includes designers, founders, CEOs, and heiresses who have made their fortunes in fashion, from haute couture to fast fashion. Fashion's richest billionaires are behind lux...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Fashion, Japan, Salma Hayek, France, Life, China, Germany, US, Oklahoma City Thunder, Trends, Nike, Spain, Bloomberg, New York Times



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