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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 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

I ate like Warren Buffett for a week - and it was miserable

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett Rick Wilking/Reuters I ate like Warren Buffett for a week. Buffett does not eat very healthy. My body felt terrible by the end of the week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history.He also has a really weird diet.Buffett's diet of sugary soda, junk food, and limited vegetables has reached legendary status.The Berkshire Hathaway CEO drinks about five cans of Coca-Cola products...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Hbo, New York, Coca Cola, Obamacare, Colorado, NYC, Opinion, Jay Z, Life, New York City, Trends, Markets, Bloomberg, Turkey

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

Jack Ma hasn't been seen in 2 months after clashing with Chinese regulators. Here's a look at how the Alibaba and Ant Group founder got started as a scrappy underdog and amassed a $50 billion fortune.

Jack Ma. VCG/VCG via Getty Images Jack Ma, the billionaire founder of Alibaba and Ant Group, hasn't been seen in over two months, leading many to speculate that Ma is missing. Ma recently sparred with Chinese officials over Ant's planned initial public offering and the size and scope of Alibaba. The IPO has since been shelved and Alibaba is being investigated by antitrust regulators. Multiple sources say Ma is simply laying low amid the crackdown on his businesses. Ma, who founded Alibaba ...
Tags: Usa, New York, Yahoo, Ebay, Life, Finance, China, Ipo, Softbank, US, San Francisco, Trends, Wealth, Bloomberg, Features, Harvard

From rich kid to first daughter: The life of Ivanka Trump

Ivanka Trump, 38. Jemal Countess / Getty Images Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump's eldest daughter, has lived her life in the public eye. The 39-year-old has been a business executive, runway model, socialite, doting mother, and key advisor in her father's administration. Here's a closer look at her life, career, and time in the White House. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Ivanka Trump has lived her life in the public eye.Born to then real-estate mogul Donald Trump ...
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I quit my job during the pandemic to start my own media company. Here are 10 things I've learned, and my advice to aspiring entrepreneurs.

At the start of the pandemic, Polina Marinova quit her job to devote herself full-time to building her own media company. Polina Marinova Polina Marinova is the founder and author of The Profile, a newsletter that features interesting longform profiles on successful people and companies. Marinova started The Profile in 2017 while working as an editor and writer at Fortune Magazine. At the start of COVID-19 pandemic, she decided to quit her job and begin working on The Profile full-time. Af...
Tags: New York, Beyonce, Jobs, Advice, Careers, NFL, Entrepreneurs, Trends, Nba, Silicon Valley, Ben Horowitz, Benjamin Franklin, Andrew Cuomo, Fortune, Malcolm Gladwell, Nordic

7 charts that show the glaring gap between men's and women's salaries in the US

US Rep. Ilhan Omar poses for a photo with fellow panelists at a town hall meeting on gender pay gap and equity on April 24, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen / Stringer/Getty Images This year's Women's Equality Day is on August 26, to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment ensuring women the right to vote throughout the United States, though women of color wouldn't fully secure that right until decades later.  Even though a lot of progress has been made, the gend...
Tags: Wage Gap, News, Minnesota, California, Life, Senate, US, Careers, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States, Wyoming, American Express, Louisiana

Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything (#399)

Photo by Pasi Salminen “When you feel like you’re not productive, it’s not necessarily because you’re lazy or because you have bad habits, it’s because you’re not working on the right projects and you haven’t found the ones that are intrinsically motivating and meaningful to you.” — Adam Grant Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. He is an expert in how we can find motivation and meaning, and...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Productivity, Lifestyle, Davos, Harvard, New York Times, Nba, Kevin Rose, Bob, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, Sheryl Sandberg, University Of Michigan, The Tim Ferriss Show, Don

Fortune's 2018 Businessperson Of The Year Is A Woman — For The First Time Ever

Every year, Fortune rolls out its famed Businessperson of the Year list. Comprised of individuals who meet a number of financial metrics — including profit increases, revenue, stock performance, and shareholder returns — the Businesspeople of the Year are deemed to be the standout CEOs in a sea of "so-so" counterparts. And this year, for the first time ever, a woman has come in at number one.Tricia Griffith is the CEO of Progressive Corporation, one of the largest car insurance providers in the...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Microsoft, Boston, United States, Fortune, Progressive, Griffith, Progressive Corporation, Tricia Griffith, Ohio Griffith

If Black Women Don't Sell Magazines, Why Are They All Over The September Issues?

Beyoncé’s Vogue September 2018 cover was unprecedented and historic — perhaps not journalistically or visually, but certainly for what it represented for fashion publishing as a whole. “When I first started, 21 years ago, I was told that it was hard for me to get onto covers of magazines because Black people did not sell,” Beyonce told writer Clover Hope. “Clearly that has been proven a myth. Not only is an African-American on the cover of the most important month for Vogue, this is the first e...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Jennifer Lawrence, Beyonce, Rihanna, Vogue, The Guardian, Nielsen, Oprah Winfrey, Fortune, Alexandra Shulman, Naomi Campbell, Black, Charles Whitaker, Nielson, Gugu Mbatha Raw

T-Mobile: Sometimes People Strategy is Zigging When Everyone Else Is Zagging...

This blog is generally about HR.  One thing about HR though - the best HR leaders generally help their clients (internal leaders of business units and functional areas) think differently about business problems.  Since the solution to most business problems generally involve workforce alignment and OD issues, it stands to reason that HR people could have something valuable to say. But a lot of us allow the status quo to go on even if we think there's a better way.  We're busy. We've got shit to ...
Tags: Workplace, Careers, Culture, Innovation, Fortune, Communications, Od, T Mobile, Legere, Kris Dunn, Sometimes People Strategy, Callie Field T Mobile

Ciate Hollywood & Fortune Glitter Flips

Hollywood Ciate Hollywood Glitter Flip ($19.00 for 0.10 oz.) is a bright, medium red with cool, blue undertones and flecks of fuchsia, ruby red, and silvery pink shimmer and glitter. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly on the lips. The texture was rather fluid to the point where it was hard to control the flow and spread of the product on the lips, so a lip brush might be necessary for really crisp, clean edges. It dried down fairly quickly, felt heavier and c...
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"My first job, believe it or not, was canning bacon for the Vietnam War. We would wrap the bacon up in little cans so they could ship it overseas."

"It really was a family company then. Oscar was still there. My father worked at Oscar Mayer. My father-in-law worked here. Two of my brothers. It’s like that with everybody. We were all family."From an article in Isthmus about the closing of the Oscar Mayer plant in Madison, Wisconsin. The fate of what will happen to the Oscar Mayer site is still unknown. Buckley hopes another employer takes over the facility.“I’d love to see another company come in that would give people a living wage and bene...
Tags: Meat, Law, Careers, Commerce, Iowa, Oscar, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Warren Buffett, Bacon, Vietnam, Illinois, Heinz, Fortune, Madison, Kraft

Your Horoscope This Week

New York Fashion Week is still a month-and-a-half away, but the world could feel like a giant step-and-repeat right now. (Is that Kim Kardashian West in a sheer Dior number?) All week long, the flamboyant sun and fierce Mars stroll arm-in-arm down Leo's catwalk. Turning heads and getting recognition for our hard work should be the goal. But make it all about you, instead of getting caught up in a game of compare and despair. The sun and Mars can inflate the competitive vibes and even puff up eg...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Pinterest, Snapchat, Netflix, Leo, Mars, Fortune, Mercury, Virgo, Scorpio, Capricorn, Kim Kardashian West, Don, New York Fashion Week, Chris Hayes

The Perils of Your Company Culture Becoming Sales-Focused (Above All Else)...

Nothing happens without sales.  Treat your salespeople right, because unless they kill something, nobody eats. For the reasons stated above, it's not wrong for the leaders of your company to want to transform your culture into a sales machine.  The problem happens when people who weren't hired to sell suddenly find themselves with quotas but no idea of what to do next. I was reminded of the perils of leaders trying to transform a decent culture into one that is purely revenue-focused by two thin...
Tags: Change, Communications, Compensation, Culture, Talent, Kris Dunn

Your Horoscope This Week

Had enough of the "Wham, bam, thank damn!" attractions? There's no disputing their place in our personal love trajectories. And with romantic Venus in hot-blooded Aries on and off since February 3, it hasn't been that easy to settle down in 2017. But this Tuesday, the love planet settles into a steadier groove as she hunkers down in stable-but-sensual Taurus until July 4. Cue up the slow jams and let things unfold in a more organic way. Venus governs the way we spend money, so this cy...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Time, Paris, Ikea, Leo, Jupiter, Cuba, Fortune, Venus, Libra, Virgo, Aries, Sagittarius, Pisces, Sparks

America Is FINALLY Getting This Iconic Chocolate Treat

For decades, the American sweet tooth has been deprived of one iconic chocolate treat. Though it isn’t fair, the Kinder Egg has been enthusiastically enjoyed internationally since its creation in 1974, but here in the U.S. they’re a no-go. You may have had a chance to try it if you’ve ever traveled abroad or had a friend bring one back to the states for you, but otherwise, there’s little chance you’ve ever gotten your hands on one.The surprise inside treat has been banned in America since its i...
Tags: Fashion, Music, America, Fda, Fortune, Ferrero International

World’s Greatest Leaders Tap Power of Connection

It’s encouraging to see more leaders identify connection as a primary factor contributing to their organization’s sustained success. Fortune magazine recently recognized Theo Epstein, President, Baseball Operations for the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball and the Cubs organization, as #1 on its world’s greatest leaders list. Last year the Cubs won the World Series and broke the franchise’s 108-year World Series title drought, the longest in professional sports. According to Tom Verducci,...
Tags: Leadership, Stanford, Careers, Los Angeles, Pope Francis, Cameron, Catholic Church, National Institutes of Health, Sports Illustrated, Boston Red Sox, Fortune, University Of California, Melinda Gates, Harvard Business Review, Chicago Cubs, University Of Michigan

McDonald's Employees Have New Uniforms & They're Not Lovin' It

Despite the now-iconic catchphrase, McDonald's employees are not lovin' their new uniforms. Earlier this month, the fast-food chain announced that it would be giving its staff uniforms a complete makeover, replacing the current look with a brand-new selection of pieces by designers Bindu Rivas and Waraire Boswell.Boswell's résumé reads like a who's who of Hollywood and the NBA: They've dressed Ryan Gosling, Bruno Mars, Ellen DeGeneres, Pharrell, and a slew of athletes such as Kobe Bryant, LeBro...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, Nba, Starbucks, Fortune, Tbt, Kevin Durant, McDonald, Boswell, New McDonald, McDonald x27, Kobe Bryant LeBron James, Bindu Rivas

LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette

Pirates of the Caribbean LORAC Pirates of the Caribbean Cheek Palette ($30.00 for 0.54 oz.) includes three highlighters and three blushes. The palette features the brand’s Light Source Illuminating Highlighter and Color Source Buildable Blush formulas. The highlighter formula is supposed to be buildable and luminous, but my experience with them was that they were quite pigmented–soft enough to blend them out or use a bit less for sheerer coverage, just not what I’d actually describe as bui...
Tags: Beauty, Fortune, Caribbean, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pirates, Bobbi Brown, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Cheek/Face Palette, Terry Savannah Love, Lorac Pirates, Caribbean Cheek Palette

Sam's Club Is Rolling Out Vino For The Masses

TJ's two-buck Chuck and Costco's Kirkland Signature Chardonnay are about to get a little more competition. Budget-conscious wine connoisseurs with a membership to Sam's Club will be able to snag some low-cost bottles when they're stocking up on bulk toilet paper and coconut water. Food & Wine reports that the warehouse club store is stocking its shelves with a private-label wine that retails for only $8.For now, the only option is a California Chardonnay, but lovers of red wine shouldn't fret. ...
Tags: Chuck, Fashion, Music, California, Sam, Fortune, Costco, Times Square, Napa Valley, Mark, TJ, Kirkland Signature, Sam s Club, Chandra Holt

Lorac Pirates Of The Caribbean Cheek Palette Review & Swatches

Lorac Pirates Of The Caribbean Cheek Palette ($30) arrives just in time for the Summer with a selection of Color Source Buildable Blush shades and Light Source Illuminating Highlighters. This palette is part of the limited edition Lorac’s Pirates of the Caribbean Collection inspired by the new movie that’s launching in May. When I originally saw the palette’s promo images I wasn’t sure if I needed or not and even after getting in my hands I still wasn’t sure if it was something I needed. Becaus...
Tags: Beauty, Jack, Fortune, Caribbean, Swatches, Blush, Highlighter, Pirates, Carribean, Ulta, Makeup Reviews, LORAC, Palettes, Spring Collections 2017, Summer Collections 2017, Lorac Pirates

Chipotle Just Hiked Up Its Prices & Burrito Lovers Aren't Happy

It’s been a while since we’ve heard mention of Chipotle in headlines, which was a welcome change of pace given all the news following around the chain over the past couple of years. After a nice break from trouble, however, Chipotle is getting flack once again thanks to a change it just made to prices.Fortune recently reported that the chain has quietly raised prices in 20% of its locations. This increase was unsurprisingly met with some disappointment. Seeing as the reason for the change is si...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Fortune, Chris Arnold, Alex Hanson, Brandon Spiegel

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing...

Back in late 2015, I reported on proactive moves by Salesforce to do pay equity increases across its workforce to eliminate any and all gender pay issues, job by job. Here's a rundown from the post: "In a panel at a conference organized by Fortune last week, Marc Benioff, the CEO of the cloud-based software company Salesforce, said that he recently ordered a review of all 17,000employees’ salaries to see if female employees’ pay was in line with those of male employees doing similar jobs. Accord...
Tags: Google, Careers, San Francisco, Compensation, Silicon Valley, Salesforce, Fortune, Litigation, Marc Benioff, DOL, Kris Dunn, Benioff, Employee Relations, U S Department of Labor DOL, Janette Wipper, Fortune Benioff

MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo

Fortune MAC x Min Liu Fortune Eyeshadow Duo ($29.50 for 0.08 oz.) contains a light pewter and a matte medium pink housed in a slim compact. It’s a more unique color combination, but it was harder to work with the two shades alone as the matte was thinner and the pewter was more sparkly and had less base color. MAC Min Liu Eyeshadow Duo Fortune 0...
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Um, What? Yahoo's New Male CEO Is Going To Get Twice As Much $$ As Marissa Mayer

After months — years? — of rumors about whether Marissa Mayer would leave Yahoo or be fired, we've gotten our answer. Mayer will be replaced once the company's deal with Verizon is finalized and will leave her role with a $23 million severance package. To anyone who isn't the CEO of a multi-billion dollar company, that is a lot of money, even though it is quite a cut from the $55 million Mayer was originally predicted to leave with as of last summer.But here's where things start looking pretty...
Tags: Verizon, Fashion, Music, Yahoo, IAC, Fortune, Marissa Mayer, Mayer, Siri Alexa, McInerney, Altaba, Thomas McInerney

Lessons From the Roman Art of War

Sometime in the late 4th or early 5th century, as the late Roman Empire stumbled along in the twilight of its power, an author of whom almost nothing is known compiled a book on the art of war to present to the emperor. Rome’s economy was soft, its politics corrupt, but what most concerned the author was the creeping disintegration of the one institution that at least kept those other two extant: the military. Like the rest of Roman society, its once mighty fighting force had fallen victim to ...
Tags: Life, Spain, Rome, Fortune, State, Calvary, Theodore Roosevelt, A Man's Life, Scipio Africanus, Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus, Vegetius, Epitoma Rei Militaris

Snapchat's CEO Makes HOW Much?!

Today, everyone is buzzing about Snapchat's long-awaited IPO filing, submitted yesterday, which will make its previously private stock available to the public. Why the curiosity? The filing reveals some fascinating insights.From the document, we found out just how many people use Snapchat each day (158 million at the end of 2016), what kinds of releases you can expect to see moving forward ("innovative and different camera products"), and how much the top executives are raking in.So, what's in ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Fashion, Music, Stanford, Sergey Brin, Evan Spiegel, Fortune, SPIEGEL, Picaboo

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