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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,...
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 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


Iguanas with chips: Florida seeks solution to invasive reptile problem

‘Tag day’ initiative opposed by some owners of exotic petsState official ‘proud that Florida is looked at as a leader’From Key West’s high-summer Hemingway Days, in which bearded hopefuls vie for the title of best Papa lookalike, to the annual hunt for the elusive (and imaginary) skunk ape, Florida is renowned for its calendar of curiosities. Related: Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida Continue reading...
Tags: Florida, Animals, Pets, Environment, Life and style, World news, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Reptiles, Key West


India’s Mini-Craze for Bicycling Around the World

In the 1920s and 1930s, a dozen adventurous young riders went on the ultimate journey. In 2017, Anoop Babani, Goa-based former journalist, was recuperating from a cycling accident when he encountered a book from 1931, With Cyclists Around the World, written by three Indians who, in the days before widespread paved roads and satellite communications, had biked around the world. “A new China has been born in the world,” they wrote prophetically of one of their destinations. “Few see her; but th...
Tags: Europe, Books, Japan, Florida, New York, London, Indonesia, Life, China, Boston, India, Sports, America, San Francisco, Iran, Rome


Haunted former jailhouse in Florida is all yours for $140K

The property functioned as an active jail for 40 years before shuttering in 1968, when it became a tourist destination due to claims of paranormal activity at the site.
Tags: Florida, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Agent, Matthew Perry, News Brief, Watson Realty Corporation


Trousers and Neutral Dressing in Iceland

Jona Peturs (56) is an editor, blogger and writer who divides her time between Iceland and Florida. She documents her outfits on Instagram and her blog, The 50Plus Girl. She is a neutrals and trousers gal at heart whose style is a mix of Polished Modern Classic, Sporty Luxe and Hard Edge. Jona loves neutral tonal dressing, and is all about that coat and hat lifestyle — a must in Iceland. “My style has not evolved or changed much over the last five years, I guess I wear the same kind of pieces no...
Tags: Fashion, Florida, Iceland, Outfit Bloggers, Jona, Jona Peturs


True-crime fanatics on the hunt: inside the world of amateur detectives

They’ve got the time, the curiosity, the resources – and a thirst for true crime. Meet the amateur sleuths solving cases onlineIt was the phone call from a police detective that told Tricia Griffith she had been right all along. In 2008, and in her late-40s, she had given up a 25-year career in radio to work full-time on websleuths.com, an online forum whose members band together from all over the world to investigate unsolved crimes.The call she took from the detective was about Abraham Shakesp...
Tags: Florida, Crime, Life and style, Shakespeare, Abraham Shakespeare, Dorice `` Dee Dee '' Moore, Tricia Griffith


Give us a clue: inside the world of amateur crime solvers

They’ve got the time, the curiosity, the resources – and a thirst for true crime. Meet the amateur sleuths solving cases onlineIt was the phone call from a police detective that told Tricia Griffith she had been right all along. In 2008, and in her late-40s, she had given up a 25-year career in radio to work full-time on websleuths.com, an online forum whose members band together from all over the world to investigate unsolved crimes.The call she took from the detective was about Abraham Shakesp...
Tags: Florida, Crime, Life and style, Shakespeare, Abraham Shakespeare, Dorice `` Dee Dee '' Moore, Tricia Griffith


I flew on a $2 million 'personal' private jet that needs only one pilot and saw why it was among 2020's most popular private jets

Flying on a Cirrus Vision Jet. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider The Cirrus Vision Jet is among the newest personal private jets flying, and requires only one pilot to fly it. The $2 million plane allows pilots to fly farther and faster with minimal additional training. Proponents say it's the perfect alternative to the airlines because of jet's low operating costs, ease of use, and versatility. See more stories on Insider's business page. Most perceptions of private aviation inc...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Florida, New York, News, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Flying, Aviation, Airlines, Boeing


Lesson Learned: It ain’t over ‘til it’s over

In this column, real estate agents across the nation share stories of the lessons they’ve learned during their time in the industry. This week: Find out how South Florida’s Chad Carroll has grown his brand through patience and perseverance.
Tags: Florida, Lifestyle, Service, Radio, Luxury, Teams, Agent, Columns, Luxury Real Estate, South Florida, Chad Carroll, Lesson Learned, Luxury Real Estate Agent, Christy Edgar, Luxury Lens


Toilet-invading iguanas among invasive species now banned in Florida

Distraught pet owners can get permits for creatures including pythons and lizards but state wants trade and breeding to stopFlorida is known as a state with a fondness for the exotic, from its long history of accommodating religious cults to the Bubble Room restaurant where every day is Christmas Day. But now time is running out for one type of eccentric Floridian: those who own or breed exotic and invasive reptiles and other non-native animals. Related: Miami Beach imposes emergency Covid cur...
Tags: Florida, Animals, Pets, Environment, Life and style, World news, US news, Wildlife, Conservation, Endangered Species, Invasive Species, Miami Beach, Bubble Room


States with tech-heavy economies could see less long-term damage to their job markets from the pandemic

Westend61/Getty Images BLS published employment growth projections that take into account the impact of the pandemic. Brookings used those projections to see how growth differs from the baseline in different states. Tourism-heavy states, like Nevada, see the biggest percent differences. See more stories on Insider's business page. DC and Massachusetts may experience smaller changes to their employment growth because of the pandemic than other states, based on a new Brookings report.Ma...
Tags: Florida, Maps, Massachusetts, US, Careers, Employment, Trends, Economy, Ap, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Hawaii, Associated Press, Nevada, States, Dc, Projection


15-year-old charged with fatally shooting real estate agent

A Florida agent was fatally shot inside his car after a 15-year-old teen reportedly held him at gunpoint and made him withdraw $1,000 from an ATM.
Tags: Facebook, Florida, Technology, Nbc, Lifestyle, Bank Of America, Radio, Agent, John Murphy, News Brief, Broward County Jail, Beverly Carter Foundation, Henry Lee Lewis III, Homeinc Realty, Stefano Barbosa


‘Worst house on the street’: Brutally honest Florida listing goes viral

"The roof leaks, the floor creaks, and there's a terrible draft," Future Home Realty's Philippa Main wrote in the listing description.
Tags: Florida, Technology, Instagram, Listings, Lifestyle, Radio, Hgtv, News Brief, Realtor.com, Future Home Realty, Philippa Main, Zillow Gone Wild


Sephora at Kohl’s List of Locations Opening Soon

As you know Sephora will be opening inside of Kohl’s stores and I have a list of all the locations that will be getting this beauty upgrade! Sephora announced their partnership in early December and early this week they unveiled the information of which Kohl’s stores would be getting a Sephora. There are a total of 200 locations and Kohl’s website will even begin carrying a selection of brands from Sephora in Fall 2021. New York is getting 22 stores being the state that has the most locations...
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How to Quit Porn

This article series is now available as a professionally formatted, distraction-free paperback or ebook to read offline at your leisure.  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. If you’re reading this, you or someone you know is trying to quit porn and are looking for some help in doing so. Here’s the...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Life, Superman, Research, Turkey, Kkk, Jesus, God, Victoria, Crossfit, Kennedy, Aristotle, Wilson, Ku Klux Klan, Gabe


Assorted Fab Finds

This week’s list of top picks includes items across several seasons, and some new-to-me brands. Some of the items earned a place in my new yoga capsule, and some were winners on my clients. Although I’m not yet shopping with clients in person, they continue to update me on their fab finds, which I can in turn pass on to you.  1. Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra Creating a yoga capsule from scratch means I’ve fitted a lot of sports bras in the last few months. I found most of them quite uncomfortabl...
Tags: Fashion, Florida, California, Nike, Ralph Lauren, Sacai, Foxcroft, Wacoal, Fab Find, Hobbs Outerwear Hobbs, Nike Sporty Midi Skirts Nike, Alfani Swing Top


The 30 highest-paying jobs in Texas, where everything's bigger - including the salaries

Petroleum engineers make an average of $172,890 a year. Spencer Platt/Getty Images People are moving to Texas; Austin in particular has recently gained interest among some executives and tech companies. Using data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, we found the 30 jobs with the highest average salaries in the Lone Star State. As with many other states, the top categories were mainly filled by medical professions. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. There seems to be a lot...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, California, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Earth, Features, Austin, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Silicon Valley, Chemical, Seattle, Zillow, Airline


Russian Trolls and the Information Wars

Surprisingly, the most powerful source of false information is neither Trump nor the Russian trolls. It’s a unique American business model that drives the false information. With all the hullaballoo about false information, the Russian trolls and Trump's ritualized falsehoods on Twitter, I’ve been at a loss to understand the reality and the actual facts behind all that’s going on. So I was delighted to see the data and insights in an article by Vera Tolz in the December 3 issue (“Shortcuts”)...
Tags: Florida, Politics, UK, Minnesota, Congress, Washington, Russia, Marketing, US, Careers, West, Tennessee, Pentagon, States, Oxford University, Republican


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


Tommy Hilfiger dumps $45 million Greenwich mansion for sunny Florida

Just about everybody seems to be moving to Florida — including Hilfiger, who dumped his $47.5 million Greenwich mansion for warmer pastures. 
Tags: Fashion, Florida, Hilfiger, Tommy Hilfiger


I'm a former Broadway actress who makes over $8,000 a month running a digital marketing company. Here's how I set my prices and find new clients.

Rachel Schur is an actress and digital marketing small business owner. Lauren Desbgerg Rachel Schur Chase, 33, is a Broadway actress and the founder of Schur Thing Media. When Broadway shut down in March due to the pandemic, Schur Chase began to expand her social media management side hustle into a full-time small business. She helps brick-and-mortar retailers launch online shops, mentors fellow stage actors who want to build an online presence, and manages clients' social media accounts a...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Instagram, Nbc, Small Business, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Social Media Marketing, Chicago, Broadway, Tina Fey, Melbourne, Annie, Actress


Author James Patterson on the moment his life changed direction, his working style, and his best career advice

James Patterson is the author of bestselling books like "Alex Cross" and "Michael Bennett." Stephanie Diani Dan Schawbel is a bestselling author, speaker, entrepreneur, and host of the "5 Questions with Dan Schawbel" podcast, where he interviews world-class humans by asking them just five questions in under 10 minutes. He recently spoke with James Patterson, author of numerous New York Times bestselling books including the recently released "The Last Days of John Lennon." Patterson says th...
Tags: Books, Podcast, Florida, New York City, John Lennon, US, Careers, The Beatles, Trends, Strategy, Author, Harvard, New York Times, Bill Clinton, Paul Mccartney, University of Florida


Bed Bath and Beyond Closes 200 Stores in 2021 Through 2023

Sadly, we all know Bed Bath and Beyond has been in trouble for a while and will close 200 locations starting February 2021 and through the next two years. The 40 something stores below are the ones slated for closure by the end of February. This is unrelated to the pandemic as Bed Bath and Beyond had plans to close locations for a while now. I actually like the store a lot but I only ever browse when I go there and end up ordering the item from Amazon and getting it like 50% or more cheaper b...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, New York, Minnesota, US, Wyoming, Beauty, Arkansas, Tennessee, Yuba City, Colorado Springs, Glen Allen, Slidell, Peoria, Kokomo, Harmon


The life of Donald Trump Jr., who once lived out of a truck, didn't speak to his father for a year, and spent 2020 campaigning with his girlfriend

Donald Trump Jr., 42, is President Donald Trump's eldest child. Andy Cross/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post / Getty Donald Trump Jr., eldest son of President Donald Trump, is an executive vice president of the Trump Organization. The 43-year-old, who has five children, has lived the majority of his life in the shadow of his father and younger sister Ivanka, but since his dad became president, his outspoken, anti-political-correct stance has come into its own. While Ivanka and his father...
Tags: Facebook, New York Post, Florida, Politics, Usa, New York, London, News, Abc, Washington Post, Washington, Life, White House, Russia, New York City, America


The good, bad and ugly of owning a historic home amid the pandemic

What homes are optimal for living and working through stay-at-home orders and social distancing? It may depend on lifestyle and what a buyer is willing to put up with.
Tags: Florida, Design, Windows, New York City, Lifestyle, Radio, Idaho, Fires, New Homes, Agent, Rhode Island, Minimalist Design, Boise, Newport, Hudson Valley, The Corcoran Group


Spicing Up Zoom Client Meeting With Oral Sex

Partner apparently fired after video surfaces.
Tags: Florida, Law, Sex, Legal Ethics


Experience: I was abandoned as a baby

My foster parents took in more than 100 kids, but I was one of only two they adoptedI was hours old when my birth mother threw me away by a dumpster. She was a drug addict, I’ve since been told, and couldn’t handle looking after me. When I was discovered, the police called child services who immediately put me into foster care. My foster parents took in more than 100 foster kids during their lives, but I was one of only two they adopted. They were nearing 70, so adopting a newborn baby wasn’t pa...
Tags: Florida, Children, Life and style, Society, Fostering



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