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Bill and Melinda Gates said they'll continue their philanthropy work after their divorce. Here are their biggest projects, including spending nearly $2 billion to fight COVID-19.

Bill and Melinda Gates have announced they are to divorce. Ted S. Warren/AP Bill and Melinda Gates said their divorce wouldn't get in the way of their philanthropic work. The couple set up the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in 2000, which focuses on health, education, and poverty. Here are the foundation's biggest projects. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates announced Monday that they're getting divorced after 27 years of marriage. They w...
Tags: Science, Microsoft, Nigeria, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Bill Gates, West Africa, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Time Magazine, Bill, Seattle, Philanthropy, Melinda Gates


Melinda French Gates will not change her name after her divorce, according to court documents

Melinda French Gates speaks onstage at a February 2019 event. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce, court documents show. Gates and her husband, the Microsoft founder Bill Gates, announced their divorce Monday. The two were married for 27 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda French Gates will not change her name as part of her divorce from Microsoft founder Bill Gates, court documents show.Accordin...
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Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage. Here's how the Microsoft cofounder spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates and his wife of 27 years, Melinda French Gates, are getting a divorce. Gates, the cofounder of Microsoft, has a fortune worth $130.5 billion. Gates indulges in a few luxuries, but he mainly spends through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their 27-year marriage.The couple announced the news in a statement...
Tags: Amazon, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, New York City, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth, Features


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


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


A GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

Ranking Member Michael McCaul (R-Tex.) questions witnesses during a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing looking into the firing of State Department Inspector General Steven Linick, on Capitol Hill, in Washington D.C., U.S., September 16, 2020. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS A Texas GOP congressman slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for his Cancun trip during winter storms that crippled the state. Rep. Michael McCaul said: 'When a crisis hits my state ... I'm not g...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Washington, Mexico, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Ted Cruz, House Of Representatives, Capitol Hill, Associated Press, State Department, Republican


GOP congressman from Texas slams Ted Cruz as it emerges he took his college roommate on Cancun trip

Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas. Kevin Dietsch/Pool via REUTERS Rep. Michael McCaul slammed Sen. Ted Cruz for going to Cancun, Mexico, during winter storms in Texas. "When a crisis hits my state, I'm there. I'm not going to go on some vacation," McCaul told CNN. Axios reported on Sunday that Cruz had invited his college roommate on the trip. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Republican Rep. Michael McCaul of Texas criticized Sen. Ted Cruz for flying to Cancun,...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Nbc, Mexico, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Gop, Ted Cruz, Associated Press, Houston, Princeton, Gates, Cruz


A GOP state lawmaker who fled Texas on a private jet said he did so for his family after his house flooded and the power went out

FILE: Texas state Rep. Gary Gates speaks with an Associated Press reporter in January 2020. AP Photo/ John L. Mone A Texas state lawmaker explained why he fled Texas on a private jet to Orlando this week. State Rep. Gary Gates said he left after he lost power and "30%" of his home flooded. Gates drew comparisons to Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who faced immense criticism for traveling to Mexico.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. A Texas state representative sparked a backlas...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, US, Trends, Gop, Ted Cruz, Associated Press, Gates, Cruz, Orlando, Orlando Florida, CANCUN Mexico, The Houston Chronicle


Bill Gates says Texas Governor Greg Abbot is wrong for blaming renewable energy for the state's blackouts

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates told Yahoo that Texas' Republican governor is "actually wrong" for blaming power outages on wind energy. The comments came after Abbott asserted that renewables were the cause of blackouts in the state.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Bill Gates weighed in on Texas Governor Greg Abbott's claims that renewable energy sources caused widespread power outages in the state, telling Yahoo Financ...
Tags: Energy, Politics, Texas, News, Microsoft, Yahoo, Climate Change, Trends, Bloomberg, Fox, North Dakota, Bill Gates, Gates, Abbott, Greg Abbott, United States of America


‘Crazy and evil’: Bill Gates surprised by coronavirus pandemic conspiracies

By Kate Kelland | Reuters LONDON  – Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist Bill Gates says he has been taken aback by the volume of “crazy” and “evil” conspiracy theories about him spreading on social media during the COVID-19 pandemic, but said on Wednesday he would like to explore what is behind them. In an interview with Reuters, Gates said the millions of online posts and “crazy conspiracy theories” about him and about top U.S. infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci had likely taken hol...
Tags: Business, Politics, Technology, London, News, Microsoft, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Bill Gates, World Health Organization, Bill, Biden, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci


Big Tech rejoiced over Biden's inauguration day promises on immigration and climate change - but Mark Zuckerberg and Elon Musk were notably silent

President Joe Biden waves after being sworn in during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on Wednesday. Big Tech leaders gave public statements congratulating Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. They welcomed Biden's policies on climate change and immigration, in particular. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. As Biden was sworn ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Cook, Microsoft, Congress, Washington, White House, US, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Tesla


Trump issues wave of pardons and commutations to Russia probe defendants, former GOP lawmakers, Blackwater guards, and Border Patrol agents

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump issued a wave of pardons and commutations to 20 people on Tuesday. Included on the list were two associates who were ensnared in the FBI's Russia investigation, as well as multiple former Republican congressmen who were convicted of or pleaded guilty to several felonies. Also included were four Blackwater guards who were implicated in the 2007 massacre of 17 Iraqi civilian...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Congress, Abc, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Chicago, Gop, Washington Dc, Republican, Donald Trump, Pardon


Trump pardons 2 Russia probe defendants, multiple former GOP lawmakers, and Blackwater guards convicted in connection to Iraqi massacre

President Donald Trump at the White House on November 26, 2020. Erin Schaff - Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump issued a wave of pardons and commutations to 20 people on Tuesday. Included on the list were two associates who were ensnared in the FBI's Russia investigation, as well as multiple former Republican congressmen who were convicted of or pleaded guilty to several felonies. Also included were four Blackwater guards who were implicated in the 2007 massacre of Iraqi civilians, ...
Tags: Politics, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Gop, Republican, Johnson, Donald Trump, Pardon, Border Patrol, Gates, Trump, Duncan Hunter, Reuters


Bill Gates has been warning of a global health threat for years. Here are 12 people who seemingly predicted the coronavirus pandemic.

Bill Gates has previously said the world needs to prepare for a pandemic the way it prepares for war. Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Bill Gates predicted that the next four to six months "could be the worst of the epidemic" in an interview with CNN on Sunday. Gates, flu and disease experts, and government officials have been warning of a pandemic for years. There's also speculation that pop culture, such as books and movies, "predicted" the novel coronavirus. While some of these predictions are con...
Tags: Books, Science, Obama, Washington, Government, White House, China, Massachusetts, Time, US, Trends, Cnn, Features, Foreign Affairs, United States, Bill Gates


Bill Gates has been unseated as the world's second-richest person. Here's how he spends his $129 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates has an estimated net worth of $129 billion. Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images Bill Gates, who has an estimated net worth of $129 billion, is no longer the world's second-richest person. Elon Musk unseated Gates' title, but Gates is still one of three people in the world with a net worth over $100 billion. While Gates indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billions on charity through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and plans t...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Elon Musk, News, Microsoft, Australia, California, Washington, New York City, Nigeria, US, San Francisco, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Wealth


Bill Gates said the transition between presidential administrations is 'complicating' the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines, but 'we'll get through this in a positive way'

Bill Gates is seen in October 2019. Nicolas Liponne/NurPhoto via Getty Bill Gates said that, while the transition of administrations "is complicating" the vaccine distribution process, he believed "we'll get through this in a positive way," he said during a segment of CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. Pfizer and BioNTech's vaccine was approved for emergency use by the Food and Drug Administration on Friday. Moncef Slaoui, the head scientist of the federal vaccine initiative Operation W...
Tags: Texas, News, Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Transition, Bill Gates, Food And Drug Administration, Fda, Pfizer, Vaccine, Biden


Ivanka Trump gave a deposition in a lawsuit accusing the Trump Organization of misusing the president's inauguration funds, and Melania's ex-friend is next

Ivanka Trump. Alex Wong/Getty Images Ivanka Trump was deposed by Washington, DC investigators on Tuesday in connection to a lawsuit on alleged misuse of inaugural funds, according to a court filing.  The lawsuit in question was filed by the Washington, DC District Attorney's office in January 2020. It alleges that the Presidential Inaugural Committee enriched the Trump Organization by overpaying to use the Trump International Hotel in DC for President Donald Trump's inauguration events in ...
Tags: Politics, New York, White House, New York City, Trends, Getty Images, Washington Dc, Vogue, News UK, Hotel, Fox News, The New York Times, Biden, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Gates


The rise and fall of White House COVID-19 advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who had Trump's ear and fought with experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Dr. Scott Atlas resigned from the White House coronavirus task force on Monday, after less than four months on the team.  President Donald Trump brought Atlas onto the task force in August, after he had appeared on Fox News for months, echoing the president's anti-lockdown opinions.  Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, Nbc News, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Michigan


The rise of White House COVID-19 adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, a lockdown skeptic who has Trump's ear and is worrying experts like Fauci

Dr. Scott Atlas (right) speaks at White House press conference on September 23, 2020, as President Donald Trump (left) looks on. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty President Donald Trump brought Dr. Scott Atlas, a vocal anti-lockdown critic, onto his coronavirus task force in August. Atlas is a healthcare-policy expert who works at the Hoover Institute, a conservative think tank at Stanford University. He is not an infectious-disease expert. Yet according to reports, Trump is sidelining other publi...
Tags: Politics, Science, Washington Post, Cdc, Senate, White House, US, Trends, Cnn, Atlas, Bill Gates, News UK, National Institutes of Health, Fox News, Npr, Getty


Here are all the famous people Jeffrey Epstein was connected to

American financier Jeffrey Epstein (L) and then-real-estate developer Donald Trump (R) pose together at the Mar-a-Lago estate, Palm Beach, Florida, 1997. Davidoff Studios/Getty Images Epstein, a financier and registered sex offender, was known for jet-setting with the likes of Bill Gates, President Bill Clinton, and Prince Andrew, the third child of the UK's Queen Elizabeth. Wall Street billionaire Leon Black paid Epstein at least $50 million in consulting and other fees between 2012 and 2...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Florida, UK, New York, Hollywood, London, News, Labor, Saudi Arabia, Finance, New York City, Africa, US, Barack Obama


Bill Gates blasts US response to COVID-19: 'Most governments listen to their scientists, not attack them'

Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times; Samantha Lee/Business Insider In a CNBC interview on Wednesday, Bill Gates said the US was lagging behind other countries on testing and mask-wearing.  The Microsoft cofounder also accused the US government of attacking its top scientists.  "Most governments take advantage of their scientists and listen to them. They don't undermine them and attack them," Gates said. It was "mind-blowing" that coronavirus tests in the US take longer to proce...
Tags: Microsoft, White House, US, Trends, United States, New York Times, Bill Gates, World Health Organization, Bill, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Gates, Cnbc, Gates Foundation, Mastercard, Trump


EXCLUSIVE: Mueller's star witness says cooperating in the Russia probe was like 'political waterboarding' and wants Trump to pardon him

Rick Gates, former campaign aide to U.S. President Donald Trump, departs federal court in Washington after being sentenced to 45 days in prison. Reuters Former deputy Trump campaign chairman Rick Gates rewrote history in a wide-ranging interview with Insider and in his upcoming book, "Wicked Game: An Insider's Story on How Trump Won, Mueller Failed, and America Lost." Gates pleaded guilty in 2018 to making false statements to the FBI and conspiracy against the US. He later testified in cou...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington, Russia, US, America, Trends, Fbi, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Gates, Trump, Flynn, Mueller, Barr


Rick Gates, Trump's former deputy campaign chairman and a star witness in the Mueller probe, shares new 2016 details in forthcoming book

Rick Gates, former campaign aide to US President Donald Trump, departs federal court in Washington. Reuters Rick Gates, former deputy campaign chairman for Trump's 2016 campaign, has written a book that gives a  look deep inside Trump's election and the Mueller probe. Gates himself was a star witness in Mueller's investigation, testifying that he had committed crimes at former boss Paul Manafort's direction. In an exclusive excerpt, Gates breaks down the moments leading up to Trump becomin...
Tags: Politics, Washington, White House, Russia, US, America, Trends, Indiana, New York Times, Donald Trump, Gates, Excerpt, Amtrak, Trump, Mike Pence, Book Excerpt


Melinda Gates says the economy is 'built on the backs of women's unpaid labor' and if Congress won't do something to fix it, the US won't be able to fully reopen

Melinda Gates proposed the question: How does our economy actually function? The answer, she said, is on the foundation caregivers lay. John Lamparski/Getty Images Speaking at Thursday's 2020 Texas Conference for Women, billionaire philanthropist and investor Melinda Gates spoke out about how political and corporate leaders need to address childcare and eldercare in America.  She said the US economy is "built on the backs of women's unpaid labor" and that leaders need to embr...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Washington, Politico, US, America, Trends, Strategy, Diversity, Bill Gates, Bill, Inequality, Melinda Gates, Gates, Nordic, Mckinsey


Trump wanted his daughter Ivanka to be his vice presidential pick in 2016, according to a new book from the president's former deputy campaign chairman

President Donald Trump and senior adviser Ivanka Trump. Photo by Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Then-candidate Donald Trump wanted his daughter, Ivanka, to be his running mate in 2016, a former campaign aide writes in a new book. Rick Gates, who served as campaign deputy chairman in 2016, says in his new book that Trump pushed for her consideration as VP for weeks. "She’s bright, she’s smart, she’s beautiful, and the people would love her!" Trump said, according to Gates. Visit Business Insid...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, News, Russia, Trends, Bloomberg, Indiana, New York Times, Donald Trump, Gates, Trump, Mike Pence, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Mueller, Robert Mueller


Trump reportedly considered choosing Ivanka as his running mate in 2016

President Trump was reportedly eyeing a potential Trump-Trump ticket in 2016.According to an upcoming book by former Trump deputy campaign manager Rick Gates, Trump suggested naming his daughter Ivanka Trump as his running mate in 2016, The Washington Post and Bloomberg report."I think it should be Ivanka," Trump reportedly said. "What about Ivanka as my VP?"Gates writes that "we all knew Trump well enough to keep our mouths shut and not laugh" at the idea, per Bloomberg, as Trump went on to say...
Tags: News, Washington Post, White House, Bloomberg, Indiana, House, Gates, Newt Gingrich, Trump, Mike Pence, Pence, Ivanka, Ivanka Trump, Trump Trump, Newt, Gates Trump


Bill Gates says he struggles to trust the CDC and FDA because officials with 'crackpot theories' have sidelined top-notch experts

Bill Gates is seen in October 2019. Nicolas Liponne/NurPhoto via Getty Bill Gates is not sugarcoating how he feels about the US coronavirus response: It is bad.  He told STAT's Helen Branswell that the US response to the virus has "been a mismanaged situation every step of the way," and said: "it’s unbelievable — the fact that we would be among the worst in the world.” "You have people at the White House who aren't epidemiologists, you know, saying what a great job they've done," Gates als...
Tags: Science, News, Cdc, Washington, Stanford, White House, US, Trends, Bloomberg, Atlas, Public Health, Bill Gates, Capitol Hill, Fda, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee


Bill Gates Weighs In on US Pandemic Response, Encryption, and Grilling Tech Executives

Bill Gates gave a wide-ranging new interview to Wired's Steven Levy (also republished at Ars Technica.) The interview's first question: as a man who'd been warning about a pandemic for years, are you disappointed with the response of the United States? Bill Gates: Yeah. There's three time periods, all of which have disappointments. There is 2015 until this particular pandemic hit. If we had built up the diagnostic, therapeutic, and vaccine platforms, and if we'd done the simulations to underst...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Congress, Cdc, White House, Tech, Ars Technica, United States, Facebook Messenger, Bill Gates, Gates, Jesus Christ, Steven Levy, Mark, Congressional


Major Twitter hack pushes bitcoin scam on Obama, Joe Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Apple, Uber, Biden accounts, collects $$$$

This is quite a major hack. Now is a good time to change your password. Hackers pumping a cryptocurrency giveaway scam appear to have compromised the Twitter accounts of leading exchanges, individuals and at least one news organization. Hackers gained access to the official verified Twitter accounts of some of America’s most famous, wealthy, and powereful people and best-known brands, including: - Barack Obama – Joe Biden —Jeff Bezos —Bill Gates —Kanye West —Mike Bloomberg —Elon Musk —Apple - ...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Security, Twitter, Post, Business, Elon Musk, Technology, News, Nbc News, America, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, US news, Scams, Tech News


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Amazon sent an email to employees telling them to delete TikTok from their phones because of "security risks," then said the email was sent in error. TikTok's data-collection practices have come under scrutiny from US lawmakers.  Facebook is reportedly considering a "blackout" on political ads in the days running up to the US presidential election. Facebook hasn't officially decided whether it will introduce the ban and it's not...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft, California, Washington Post, White House, China, Ipo, US, Trends, CIO, Tesla, Bloomberg, Bill Gates, Ubisoft



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