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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, ...
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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...
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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

Bill and Melinda Gates buy oceanfront mansion for $43M

The property, which sold in March, sits at 5,800 square feet.
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Top BEST 150 audio books (5-star audio book list) to read during covid19 home stay

After reading/listening to more than 1,000 books, here is my (growing!) list of 5-star favorites.  I am very stingy with my ratings/stars. If I really (really!) enjoy something, it gets 4-stars (or 4.5 stars).   5-stars are reserved for books I love so much I think everyone should read them ;)  I am not linking to Amazon (or other) to avoid making any money off this post--it is a public service. I get most of my books from the library (libby app or hoopla) but also buy from Chirp and audible.   ...
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Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save Available as a Free AudioBook and eBook: Features Narrations by Paul Simon, Kristen Bell & Stephen Fry

In 2009, Princeton philosopher Peter Singer published his practical handbook/manifesto The Life You Can Save: How to Do Your Part to End World Poverty. Bill and Melinda Gates called it “a persuasive and inspiring work that will change the way you think about philanthropy"--a book that "shows us we can make a profound difference in the lives of the world’s poorest.” Now, on its tenth anniversary, Singer has released an updated version of The Life You Can Save. And he's made it available as a fre...
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MacKenzie Bezos Just Pledged To Give Away At Least $17 Billion

MacKenzie Bezos, ex-wife of Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, just pledged to donate half of her wealth to charity via The Giving Pledge, an organization created by Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffett that invites billionaires to publicly dedicate more than half of their wealth to philanthropy.After her divorce, Bezos came away as the fourth-richest woman in the world with roughly $35.6 billion, which means she'll be giving away at least $17.8 billion."We each come by the gifts we have t...
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Rant & Rave: Noisy helicopters hover too long

Readers rant about noisy news helicopters, rave about free ticket to Melinda Gates lecture
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Melinda Gates reveals her marital struggles in hopes of empowering all women

Melinda Gates’ life experiences informed her new book, “The Moment of Lift,” which deals with maternal and newborn health, family planning, unpaid work, women in the workplace and more.
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Celebrate International Women's Day With These Beauty Deals

With a record number of women in Congress, women-owned businesses growing 2.5 times faster than the national average, and great minds like that of Melinda Gates working to achieve economic equality, it's clear women are not messing around when it comes to toppling the patriarchy (Beyoncé was right when she said we run this mutha...). And with all the ladies rising to the top, we’re getting closer and closer to closing the ridiculous pay gap that has women earning about 20% less, too.In short, t...
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Will Jeff Bezos Get Half of MacKenzie Bezos’s Fortune in the Divorce?

How much do you think Jeff Bezos will get in the divorce? I haven’t heard anyone ask that. I’ve only read headlines like How Much Could MacKenzie Bezos Get? and How Much Will Jeff Bezos Lose? In the Bezos marriage, the partners are equals. Jeff and MacKenzie started the company together. And they worked side by side. When the company was big and they had four kids, MacKenzie took half the load (kids) and Jeff took half the load (work). Why do people assume Jeff will be doling out money to Mac...
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Queen Elizabeth Just Made Ralph Lauren A Knight

Now we have concrete proof Queen Elizabeth II knows the power of fashion. Earlier this summer, we speculated the meaning behind the brooches Princes William and Harry's grandmother wore during Donald Trump's visit to London — shade! — and what message she was sending by wearing that hat to the Royal Wedding. But now we know that Her Royal Highness doesn't just view fashion as a way to have fun with us commoners.On Wednesday, WWD reported HRH named Ralph Lauren an Honorary Knight Commander of t...
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Karlie Kloss Got Married On A Thursday — & Wore Dior

Weekday weddings are tricky to pull off, but supermodel Karlie Kloss married Josh Kushner on Thursday, shared a photo from their nuptials on her Instagram. Her only caption was the date, accompanied by a heart emoji. View this post on Instagram 10.18.2018 ❤️ A post shared by Karlie Kloss (@karliekloss) on Oct 18, 2018 at 5:20pm PDT Though details about the model's big day are mum, we do know she wed Kushner in a Dior ...
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Russy D Sumariwalla: Towards a Planet-wide Culture of Non-Violence

From times immemorial, humankind, in its brief history on planet Earth, has caused and experienced for itself unimaginable horrors and carnage. Violence is commonly used to settle disputes or to gain advantage over others. This is amply documented and evident even today as I write. Not only have we humans annihilated the lives of hundreds of millions of other humans, but we have eradicated precious creations such as art, architecture, sculptures and monuments representing the finest products of ...
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A Week In New York City On A $70,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Today: a programmer working in tech who makes $70,000 per year and spends some of her paycheck this week on a white orchid.Occupation: ProgrammerIndustry: TechAge: 23Location: New York, NYSalary: $70,000Paycheck Amount (2x/month): $1,955Monthly ExpensesRent:...
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How The Grammys Are Acknowledging Its Woman Problem

Following their announcement in March that Tina Tchen, former chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, would head up the Recording Academy's Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, the Grammys have a released a list of people on the task force. Among the musicians and music industry folk on the list is the very woman who called out the Academy for their underrepresentation of women.Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder and director of the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, was one of the primary author...
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Angela Merkel clings to top spot in Forbes 100 most powerful women list

German chancellor beats Theresa May, Melinda Gates and Sheryl Sandberg to first place, despite hit to authority in electionsHer stature may have taken a hit after the recent German elections, in which she won a fourth term as chancellor with diminished authority, but Angela Merkel remains the most powerful woman in the world, according to Forbes. Merkel has topped the Forbes list of the 100 most powerful women for the seventh consecutive year, and for the 12th time in total. Continue reading...
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Melinda Gates On Breastfeeding: It's Natural, But It Sure Ain't Easy

We’ve all heard the statistics: Breastfeeding is the absolute gold standard in infant nutrition. Studies suggest it prevents everything from diarrhea to pneumonia to diabetes to obesity. A World Bank vice president once said that if breastfeeding were a new technology, its inventor would deserve a joint Nobel Prize in medicine and economics.For all of these reasons, I chose to breastfeed my three kids, and I’ve also worked through our foundation to help empower women in developing countries to ...
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More Girls Are Getting Into Computer Science & We Couldn't Be Happier

The gender gap in STEM, or science, technology, engineering and math, isn’t exactly surprising. According to the National Girls Collaborative Project, women only make up 29% of the STEM workforce. But there is some hope amid all that gender disparity; more and more girls are taking science, engineering and technology classes in school. In particular, one subject is thriving: computer science.According to, an organization that runs AP Computer Science Principle courses for underrepresen...
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Why We Need To Question Ivanka's Fund For Women Entrepreneurs

Last week at the G20 Summit, the World Bank announced the creation of a new $1 billion fund to help support women’s entrepreneurship in developing nations, thanks in part to the work of Ivanka Trump. According to the World Bank, currently 70% of small and medium-sized businesses in developing countries owned by women simply can’t get the financial services to meet their needs, or they are altogether shut out by financial institutions. This fund is a very important step in addressing some of the...
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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,...
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Tory Burch, Kerry Washington, & More Want You To #EmbraceAmbition

To coincide with International Women's Day and Women's History Month, Tory Burch (and her namesake foundation) has teamed up with all of your favorite celebrities on a new social campaign, aptly named #EmbraceAmbition, which aims to counter the double standard that exists around ambition, and how it's typically considered to be a positive trait in men, but a negative one in women.Set to the tune of Sia's inspiring "Unstoppable," the PSA-style video brings attention to the discrepancies between ...
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The World's Most Powerful Women Share Their Best Leadership Advice

In 2017, everywhere we turn, we are presented with the undeniable power of women — at protests, town halls, and political events across the country. Despite so many differences — age, race, socioeconomic background — we have united around a common cause. And no one can slow us down.Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate the power of women by featuring 12 female leaders from around the world. Women Deliver, a leading global advocate for the health, rights, and wellbeing of girls and w...
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