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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 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


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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The 4 main types of procrastinators and how to not be one of them, according to 2 accountability coaches

Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert. Courtesy of Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert Ali Schiller and Marissa Boisvert are the co-owners of Accountability Works, where they coach professionals on accomplishing their goals without sacrificing their health. They say that there are four main types of avoidance archetypes, or procrastinators: the performer, the self-deprecator, the overbooker, and the novelty seeker. Figuring out which group you're in can help you break out of your procrastination...
Tags: Productivity, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Procrastination, Brian, Nordic, Melinda, Contributor 2019, Original Contributor, Ali Schiller, Marissa Boisvert Courtesy of Ali Schiller, Marissa Boisvert Ali Schiller, Marissa Boisvert


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


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


Whose Uglass Skants (Skirt Pants) Are These?

There’s so much WTF going on in the fashion industry these days, it’s hard to keep up. A few months ago, LuvvNation roasted this Oregon Trail frock that was as expensive as it was ugly. But that dress doesn’t seem so bad in comparison to…whatever this is. I don’t understand these pants. AND they have the nerve to look like wool. These bastards are itchy too?? These are the pants they make prisoners of war wear. To hurt their dignity AND their skin. And the worst part is that these are for sale ...
Tags: Fashion, Wtf, Rihanna, Rebecca, Karen, Paris, Humor, Jesus, Donald Trump, Wanda, Catherine, Kristen, Sarah, Dick Van Dyke, Trump, Cam Newton


Inside Brian Wilson’s room: The famed Beach Boy - Salon

How much did Brian Wilson collaborate on the movie or cooperate with you and give you permission to tell his story? Both Brian and Melinda, his wife, were
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Bill and Melinda Gates have invested $140 million in new PrEp pump device

For those currently on PrEP, the days of having to take a pill every day could be numbered. Massachusetts-based pharmaceutical company Intarcia Therapeutics is moving forward with plans to market a subcutaneous device that would deliver a daily dose of the anti-retroviral medicine. Related: Bill Gates Continues Mission To Save World, You They’ve just secured $206 million in funding to better research the mini-osmotic pump; a tiny implant that is inserted beneath the skin in order to treat chron...
Tags: Feature, Life, Massachusetts, Aids, Hiv, Lifestyle, Bill Gates, Bill, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Marriage Equality, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Truvada, Prep, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation


The Ultimate '90s YA Book Canon

There's one problem with dubbing anything the "best" or "ultimate collection" of its kind: No one in the history of time (or, at least, the internet) is ever in total agreement about what belongs on the list.Fair 'nuff, right? The assessment is entirely subjective, no matter how unbiased we fancy ourselves to be. Pandering to different tastes — especially when we're talking about popular entertainment — makes an already difficult task infinitely less possible. Add to that the fact that there ar...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hawaii, Ohio, Emma Watson, Random House, Jonas, Andy, Dawn, Elizabeth, Blume, Martin, Rachel, Dirk, Milo


YA Novels That Will Get You Through College

Young adult novels have a strange reputation in the world of academia as being books that are meant for kids, and not for us wise, old scholars. Surprisingly, though, 55% of young adult novels are actually purchased by adults, particularly adults between the ages of 33 and 44, according to a 2014 report. As a YA writer myself, I have faced a good amount of criticism from my peers in my graduate writing program who believe that anything called young adult could never be consider literary—but I’m...
Tags: California, College, Life, Book Reviews, Netflix, Alaska, Selena Gomez, Lists, Mars, John Green, David Levithan, Clay, Hazel, Melinda, Augustus, Caitlin



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