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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

From cafeteria workers to principals, here's what everyone makes in a public school

Elementary school teachers earn a median wage of $62,050 a year. Ariel Skelley/Getty Images May 3 to May 7 is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Public schools employ a wide variety of workers, including different kinds of teachers. Using BLS data from May 2020, here's how much workers in 35 public school positions typically make. See more stories on Insider's business page. 35. Fast food and counter workers earn a median of $25,510 a year and 121,970 are employed by public sc...
Tags: Education, Office, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Getty Images, Teachers, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Schools, Public Schools, Associated Press, Salaries, Ross, Oslo, Reuters

The life and career of Bernard Arnault, the luxury goods mogul who owns brands like Louis Vuitton - and whose wealth is surpassed only by Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk

Bernard Arnault is the chairman and CEO of LVMH, the world's largest maker of luxury goods. ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images Bernard Arnault briefly surpassed Elon Musk as the world's second-richest person this week. Arnault controls the massive luxury conglomerate LVMH Moët Hennessy - Louis Vuitton. Four of Arnault's children work at LVMH brands, including Louis Vuitton, Berluti, and TAG Heuer. See more stories on Insider's business page. When it comes to the world of l...
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21 high-paying careers for people who want to save the planet - and also have job security

Solar photovoltaic installers are expected to see 50.5% job growth by 2029. Reuters/Mike Blake April 22 is Earth Day, and there are many occupations out there related to the environment. Some green jobs, such as environmental engineering technicians, are expected to be in demand through 2029. Here are the 21 fastest-growing jobs within the renewable-energy sector and other green sectors. See more stories on Insider's business page. 21. Marketing managers are expected to see 6.7% jo...
Tags: New York, Jobs, Climate Change, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Features, Service, Solar, Lists, Nordic, Reuters, Rebecca Cook, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, BLS, Bureau of Labor Statistics This

Mark Zuckerberg's net worth has grown over $40 billion in the last year alone. Here's how the 36-year-old Facebook CEO makes and spends his $114 billion fortune.

Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta Mark Zuckerberg's fortune passed $100 billion last year, making him one of eight centi-billionaires. Zuckerberg drives an affordable car and wears basic clothes, but appears to splurge on real estate. Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, also invest in childhood education and medical research. See more stories on Insider's business page. It's been a challenging year for Mark Zuckerberg.He's testified befo...
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Volvo will set parental leave at 6 months for all staff globally as part of efforts to close its gender gap

Volvo's new parental leave policy is inclusive of all genders. Reuters Volvo has announced it will set parental leave at 24 weeks for all employees in all countries. CEO Håkan Samuelsson said the move would help reduce the gender gap and support career development. The policy is inclusive of all genders and also applies to adoptive, foster, and surrogate parents. See more stories on Insider's business page. Volvo has announced it will set parental leave for all parents at 24 weeks ...
Tags: Parenting, US, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Adoption, Gender Pay Gap, Volvo, Financial Times, Economist, Maternity Leave, Parental Leave, Nordic, Paternity Leave, Reuters

The 30 highest-paying jobs in America

Obstetricians and gynecologists are among the medical occupations at the top of the ranking. Orlin Wagner/AP Images Some US professions have workers earning a lot more than the annual average salary of $56,310. We found the occupations in America with the highest mean annual salaries in May 2020. The following are the highest-paying occupations based on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. See more stories on Insider's business page. 30. Postsecondary law teachers Unive...
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Supernatural stairway found on Zillow sends social media aflutter

Known as "witches stairs," a type of staircase sometimes seen in old New England homes, has been making the rounds on social media.
Tags: Facebook, Design, Technology, Lifestyle, Radio, Zillow, New England, Reuters, News Brief, Fine Homebuilding, Samir Mezrahi, Zillow Gone Wild, Laurie McDonel Sipe, Scott Schuttner

Tyler Perry is officially a billionaire - take a look at how the Hollywood mogul makes and spends his fortune

Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York in 2017. Associated Press Tyler Perry gave Meghan Markle and Prince Harry a home and security detail in Los Angeles. The billionaire is a Hollywood heavy-hitter, thanks to his Madea franchise and Tyler Perry Studios. Take a look at how he makes and spends his money. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Tyler Perry has an estimated net worth of $1 billion. He joined the seven-figure ranks of Oprah Winfrey, George Lucas, Joh...
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British Airways has reportedly sent its most iconic jet since the Concorde to be scrapped. See inside the plane that shuttled VIP flyers between New York and London.

A British Airways Airbus A318 aircraft. Thomas Pallini/Business Insider British Airways is scrapping the all-business class jet that only served the London-New York route. The Airbus A318 stretched only eight rows and was fitted with luxurious lie-flat seats.  The flight used London's smaller City Airport to directly connect the Big Apple with London's financial district.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. British Airways just dealt a blow to its premium customers as ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Planes, New York City, Trends, Features, Atlantic, Netherlands, Concorde, Airbus, Boeing

Inside the marriage of Washington power couple Ted and Heidi Cruz, who played Aladdin's 'A Whole New World' at their wedding and spend most of their time in separate states

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and Heidi Cruz have been married since 2001, and have two daughters. Alex Wong/Getty Images Sen. Ted Cruz is facing backlash for traveling to Mexico while Texas faces a deadly winter storm.  Cruz's wife, Heidi Cruz, is no stranger to the scrutiny that comes with being a politician's spouse. Here's a full timeline of Ted and Heidi Cruz's two-decade-long relationship.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Sen. Ted Cruz is back in the spotlight afte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Marriage, Washington, Mexico, Life, Senate, Disney, US, Trends, Ted, Features, Austin, Atlantic, Ted Cruz, New York Times

36 photos that show how Tom Brady evolved into an NFL and fashion icon

Theo Wargo / Staff / Getty Images Tom Brady is a six-time Super Bowl champion, securing his spot as the greatest quarterback of all time. He is also the husband of the world's highest-paid supermodel, Gisele Bündchen, he is the second-highest-paid NFL player of all time, and in addition to being an NFL icon, he has become somewhat of a fashion icon off the field. Brady's fashion sense had humble beginnings. Below we take a look at how his style has evolved over the years. Visit the Busine...
Tags: Life, Sports, NFL, Trends, Features, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Michigan, Patrick Swayze, Met Gala, Stephen Curry, Reuters, Tom, Brady, Mike Segar, Gisele Bündchen

Amazon just announced a major shake-up to its senior ranks, with Jeff Bezos' second-in-command replacing him later this year. Here are the other high-powered executives behind some of the biggest CEOs in tech.

Andy Jassy, left, and Jeff Bezos. Mike Blake/Reuters; Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images CEOs at some of the biggest tech companies rely on No. 2 execs to help them get the job done. Some may go on to run the company one day, while others may leave for big opportunities elsewhere.  For example, Jeff Bezos' No. 2, Andy Jassy, has just been named the future CEO of Amazon.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Life at the top of the world's most valuable tech companies isn't eas...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Hollywood, Shonda Rhimes, Enterprise, Youtube, Careers, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Features, Getty Images, Larry Page

Amazon's Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, have weathered a tabloid scandal, possible interference from a foreign government, and now, Bezos stepping down as CEO. Here's where their relationship began and everything that's happened since.

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. Simon Stacpoole/Offside / Contributor Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Lauren Sanchez were publicly outed as a couple in January 2019. Since then, they have both finalized their divorces and embarked on a whirlwind romance. Now, Bezos has announced that he'll step down as Amazon CEO in the third quarter. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's been a turbulent two years for Jeff Bezos and his girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez. In...
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Sign up for top stories straight to your phone or desktop, handpicked by our team. Reuters You can now follow Business Insider on Telegram for the day's top stories and best reads.Stories are curated by our team, with daily roundups of news that you need to know.We'll also keep you updated with the biggest breaking news stories.If you have a Telegram account, all you have to do is open up our channel and click 'Join' to subscribe.Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Read the ...
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Biden will be the first president to use the new Air Force One - here's what we know about the $5.3 billion aircraft

Air Force One. w_p_o/ The current Air Force One aircraft are scheduled to be upgraded with the replacements to soon be delivered to Andrews Air Force Base for use by the president and his staff.  The Boeing 747-8i aircraft will be replacing the aging models first used by President George H.W. Bush in the early 1990s. Despite cost-saving efforts by President Donald Trump, the replacement program is still estimated to cost $5.3 billion. The most recognizable plane in the worl...
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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...
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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

Inside Blair House, the presidential guest house that's bigger than the White House and known as the 'world's most exclusive hotel'

President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit former President George W. Bush and former First Lady Laura Bush at Blair House on December 4, 2018. Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Blair House is the presidential guest house, just steps from the White House. People call it the "world's most exclusive hotel" because heads of state, royalty, and presidents-elect stay there as guests of the commander in chief. Blair House was built in the 1820s as a family's home,...
Tags: Politics, UK, News, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Washington, Life, Senate, White House, Wikipedia, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Spain, Features, Hillary Clinton

Nancy Pelosi was just re-elected as House Speaker - here's how she went from San Francisco housewife to the most powerful woman in US politics

A 20-year-old Nancy Pelosi and John F. Kennedy. Pelosi Facebook Nancy Pelosi was re-elected to serve as House Speaker on January 3, 2021, the only woman to hold the position.Since first running for office at age 47, Pelosi has managed to become the most powerful woman in Washington. It's been a long road, but with impressive fundraising skills and a political sixth sense, Pelosi has managed to break gender barriers and break her way into the notorious old boys' club on Capitol Hill.Here's h...
Tags: Politics, News, Obama, Congress, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Defense, Israel, Women, US, Careers, America, San Francisco

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

2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers

Jeff Bezos appears to be creating a massive Beverly Hills estate worth as much as $175 million. Here's everything we know about his record-breaking Southern California compound.

Alex Wong/Getty Images; Los Angeles County/Pictometry Back in February, Bezos became the new owner of the Warner estate, a sprawling compound in Beverly Hills, California, that he purchased for $165 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.  The estate features a 13,600-square-foot mansion, two guesthouses, a pool, and a tennis court.  Then, in August, both Variety and Daily Mail reported that Bezos had become the new owner of an adjacent house, which he is said to have purchased for...
Tags: Amazon, New York Post, Real Estate, New York, Hollywood, California, Life, Los Angeles, Trends, Strategy, Tech, Spain, Features, Michelle Obama, Beverly Hills, Manhattan

The life and career of billionaire Oracle cofounder and international playboy Larry Ellison, who just announced he's leaving Silicon Valley for Hawaii

Larry Ellison. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images Larry Ellison, the founder and CTO of Oracle, has a net worth of $75.2 billion, according to Bloomberg's Billionaires Index. But Ellison hasn't had the tech world's typical path to success. He dropped out of college twice and didn't become a billionaire until age 49. Over the years, he's built Oracle into a $180 billion behemoth whose former employees have gone on to start companies like Salesforce.  He's also become a lavish spender, owning several h...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, Texas, Enterprise, California, Steve Jobs, Washington, Life, White House, US, America, Trends, Tech, Tesla, Bloomberg, Features

Embraer's brand-new $21 million private jet that can fly non-stop from New York to London just entered service with Flexjets as its first operator

Flexjet's first Embraer Praetor 600. Embraer Flexjet just took delivery of the world's newest private jet, the Embraer Praetor 600.  The $21 million jet can seat nine passengers in Flexjet's configuration and fly over 4,000 nautical miles, enough to fly from the US to Europe.  Embraer announced the plane in 2018 with Flexjet scooping up the first models as part of a $1.4 billion order.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The world's newest private jet has touched down ...
Tags: Travel, Transportation, Europe, New York, London, Air Travel, Life, Planes, US, Trends, Canary Wharf, Features, Flying, New Jersey, Brazil, Airbus

Ex-Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at 46. Here's how the iconic entrepreneur went from selling pizzas from his Harvard dorm to leading the shoe company he sold to Amazon for $1.2 billion

FilmMagic/Getty Images Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has died at the age of 46.  Hsieh, a Harvard grad, went from selling pizza out of his dorm room to establishing himself as an eccentric and well-liked entrepreneur.  In his first year at the company, Zappos went from almost nothing in sales to $1.6 million.  Hsieh moved Zappos headquarters to Las Vegas, Nevada, and began an initiative to make the city another Silicon Valley. He announced in August he was retiring after more than 20 years at the...
Tags: Amazon, News, Microsoft, Washington Post, Careers, San Francisco, Trends, Strategy, E-commerce, Features, Getty Images, Harvard, Connecticut, Retail, Silicon Valley, Las Vegas

The 25 best US cities for veterans to live, ranked

Members of the US armed forces hold a flag during the Veteran's Day parade in New York. Reuters According to the Veterans Association, there are currently more than 19.5 million veterans living in America. However, when it comes to adjusting to civilian life, some areas of the country are better for veterans than others. WalletHub ranked the 100 largest US cities in four major categories — employment, economy, quality of life, and health — to determine the best cities for veterans to l...
Tags: New York, Texas, US, Careers, America, Trends, Strategy, Features, Veterans, Veterans Day, United States, Veteran, Nebraska, Oklahoma, West Coast, US Navy

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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The wild life of billionaire Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, who eats one meal a day, has faced attempted oustings, and had to defend his company in front of Congress

Jack Dorsey at the digital fair dmexco in Cologne, Germany, September 13, 2017. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Jack Dorsey cofounded Twitter in 2006, and the company has made him a billionaire. He is famous for his unusual life of luxury, including a daily fasting routine, regular ice baths, and a penchant for dating models. Dorsey holds two CEO jobs at Twitter and Square, and managed to avoid being ousted by activist investor Eliott Management in February 2020. On Octo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, South Korea, Twitter, New York Post, Japan, Elon Musk, Hollywood, Obama, Congress, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Senate, White House

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