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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

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

Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage after 27 years

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates married in 1994, and the Microsoft cofounder said they were ending their union. The Gates spends much of their $130 billion fortune on charity through the Bill and Melinda Foundation. The pair have three children together. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates are ending their marriage of 27 years, the billionaire Microsoft cofounder tweeted on Monday."After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on o...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Trends, Bill Gates, Healthcare, Warren Buffett, Bill, Melinda Gates, Forbes, James Titcomb, Melinda, Tech Insider, Melinda Foundation, Tech Executives, Katie Canales

Coronavirus live news: just 1 in 5 Britons favours lifting lockdown as travel within China up 50% since April

YouTube deletes Covid-19 conspiracy theorist’s account; Warren Buffett optimistic; Rohingya refugees detained in Malaysia. Follow the latest updatesEurope’s tourism industry faces ruinWhere did Covid-19 come from?Coronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 7.16am BST The number of households with children going hungry has doubled since lockdown began, as millions of people struggle to afford food.New data from the Food Foundation shared exclusively with the Observer has r...
Tags: Europe, UK, Science, China, Africa, UK News, World news, Australia news, US news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, Infectious Diseases, Malaysia, Microbiology, Oxford

Coronavirus live news: European leaders join forces to find vaccine as France proposes 14-day quarantine on entry

YouTube deletes Covid-19 conspiracy theorist’s account; Warren Buffett optimistic; Rohingya refugees detained in Malaysia. Follow the latest updatesEurope’s tourism industry faces ruinWhere did Covid-19 come from?Coronavirus latest: at a glanceSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.16am BST Writing in the Independent newspaper, the leaders of France, Germany, Italy and Norway and senior EU officials said the outbreak had “caused devastation and pain in all corners of the world”. Related: Europ...
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Warren Buffett warns coronavirus could disrupt Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting, and calls Bill Gates his 'science adviser'

The famed investor pointed out the virus is "particularly tough on old people" and there will be "two guys on the stage whose combined age is 185."
Tags: Science, Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

The crypto whiz kid who bailed on a $4.6 million lunch with Warren Buffett pledged $1 million to support Greta Thunberg

Tron and BitTorrent CEO Justin Sun tweeted that he shares the 16-year-old climate-change activist's "passion to change the world."
Tags: Science, Warren Buffett, Bittorrent, Justin Sun, Greta Thunberg

Bill Gates Actually Made a Good Point About the Socialism Debate in America

Billionaires Bill Gates, Charlie Munger, and Warren Buffett were interviewed on CNBC this morning, and it wasn’t surprising to hear the three men defend capitalism. But it was surprising to hear Gates make a really good point about socialism. Or, at least a good point about how socialism is defined in the U.S.Read more...
Tags: Science, Money, America, Socialism, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Cnbc, Charlie Munger

Frothy markets turn dealmaker Warren Buffett into a bankroller

Berkshire Hathaway Inc's plan to inject $10 billion into Occidental Petroleum Corp's takeover bid for Anadarko Petroleum Corp extends Buffett's strategy of extracting high-yielding preferred shares and stock warrants to fatten his company's bottom line. The move came as the billionaire slogs through the fourth year of a drought in finding major acquisitions for Berkshire, which ended 2018 with nearly $112 billion of cash. Berkshire already owns more than 90 businesses such as auto insurer Geic...
Tags: Science, Warren Buffett, Berkshire, Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Occidental Petroleum Corp, Anadarko Petroleum Corp, Geico BNSF

Warren Buffett bankrolls Occidental's Anadarko bid with $10 billion

Occidental and Chevron are locked in the biggest oil-industry takeover battle in years as they eye Anadarko's prized assets in West Texas' huge Permian shale oil field. Anadarko on Monday agreed to start negotiations with Occidental, saying its bid could potentially be superior to Chevron's existing deal to buy Anadarko for $33 billion in cash and stock.
Tags: Science, Warren Buffett, Chevron, West Texas, Anadarko, Permian, Occidental

Buffett-Backed StoneCo Slips on Citi Cut as 2019 Rally Sputters

Shares of the Brazilian company -- which is backed by both Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway and Ant Financial, the Chinese financial services firm controlled by Jack Ma -- slid as much as 5.3 percent, though it subsequently pared that decline. The current valuation “already prices in most of the positive fundamentals for the next quarters, limiting further short-term re-rating,” analyst Felipe Salomao wrote to clients.
Tags: Science, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Jack Ma, Buffett, Citi, Felipe Salomao

Warren Buffett Joins the Crowd Struggling to Understand Oracle

Oracle, co-founded by Chairman Larry Ellison, releases limited breakdowns in its financial disclosures, meaning that investors don’t get a clear picture of the company’s effort to move its customers to the cloud -- software stored in Oracle data centers and accessed via the internet. When Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. bought a $2.1 billion stake in the third quarter, it looked like validation for the database giant. “Larry Ellison has done a fantastic job with Oracle,’’ Buffett said Monday...
Tags: Science, Larry Ellison, Warren Buffett, Cnbc, Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc

Bitcoin's Latest Test of $4,000 Resistance Comes Up Short: Chart

(Bloomberg) -- Bitcoin’s February rally has hit the skids in an all too familiar place. The biggest cryptocurrency dropped as much as 5.4 percent on Monday after closing just shy of its $4,000 resistance level on Friday. It probably didn’t help that Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Chairman Warren Buffett referred to Bitcoin as a “delusion” in a Monday morning interview with CNBC.
Tags: Science, Bitcoin, Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Bloomberg Bitcoin

California to phase in electric, fuel-cell transit buses: regulators

California air quality regulators voted on Friday to require that transit buses have zero emissions beginning in 2029, another step by the liberal-leaning state that sets it apart from the environmental policies of the Trump administration. The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously on the proposal to ramp up the use of battery electric or fuel-cell buses until 2029, at which point all new transit buses will have to be zero-emission vehicles. The move away from diesel buses will be a...
Tags: Science, California, Warren Buffett, Silicon Valley, Trump, Berkshire Hathaway Inc, California Air Resources Board, Proterra Inc

Report: Rich Guys Can't Find Anyone to Run Their Incredibly Vague Healthcare Company

Earlier this year, billionaires Jeff Bezos, Warren Buffett, and Jamie Dimon promised to launch a new partnership that would upend the healthcare industry and lower the cost of care for the employees of their very large companies. That has yet to come to fruition, in large part due to one very big problem: they can’t…Read more...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Science, Healthcare, Jp Morgan, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, Jamie Dimon, Jeff Bezos Warren Buffett, Healthcare Company

Warren Buffett Speaks to CEOs Going Political

When Warren Buffett held his annual investor- fest at the beginning of this month, he weighed in on CEOs taking stands on social issues.
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A data scientist in his 20s explains the secret to Warren Buffett’s optimism

A data scientist performed a sentiment analysis of Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters and found that he's a highly optimistic leader.
Tags: Science, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

The Number of Dollar Store Items The Richest Person In Every State Can Buy

Forbes recently released its list of the richest person in every state. But when we’re talking about so much money, it can be hard to wrap our heads around just how wealthy these people are. But don’t worry, Gizmodo is here to help.Read more...
Tags: Mark Zuckerberg, Science, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Gizmodo, Forbes, Charles Koch, Phil Knight, Richest People In Each State, Full Communism, Pierre Odimyar

Bill Gates warns against climate-change denial

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates recently spoke out against denying climate change during a student question-and-answer session at Columbia University in New York City earlier this month. Joined by voluntary tax-information sharer and fellow monied person Warren Buffett, the Microsoft founder also called for greater innovation in clean energy. He said, “Certain topics are so complicated like climate change that to really get a broad understanding is a bit difficult and particularly when pe...
Tags: Science, Design, News, Microsoft, Climate Change, New York City, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Columbia University, Gates

Buffett's company adds to stakes in Apple and Phillips 66 (Update)

Warren Buffett's company is taking an even bigger bite of Apple stock and adding to its already sizeable stake in Phillips 66.
Tags: Apple, Business, Science, Warren Buffett, Buffett, Phillips

Explaining Complex Information Visually

  Einstein predicted Gravitational Waves 100 years ago, and their existence has now been confirmed. “If scientists are still doing his homework from a 100 years ago,” says Stephen Colbert. He must have been pretty smart. Astrophysicist Brian Greene explains that gravitational waves are essentially ripples in the fabric of space, like what we see when we throw a pebble into a pond. Except for the waves occur in space itself. Einstein discovered general relativity in 1915, a year earlier. He fo...
Tags: Business, Science, Stephen Colbert, Marketing, Mit, Warren Buffett, Einstein, Ligo, Caltech, NSF, Greene, Charlie Munger, Brian Greene, Connections, Valeria Maltoni, UK Germany Australia

The big flaw in Warren Buffett's view of climate change

In an annual shareholder letter to be discussed next month, the “Sage of Omaha” claims that climate change poses no risks to insurers – but the claim flies in the face of growing scientific evidenceEach year, investors eagerly await Warren Buffett’s annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway’s shareholders. And well they might: under his leadership, Berkshire’s compounded annual growth rate from 1965 to 2015 was 20.8%, far better than the 9.7% achieved by the S&P 500. But this year, the storied “Sage o...
Tags: Business, Science, Climate Change, Environment, Guardian sustainable business, Insurance industry, Berkshire Hathaway, Omaha, Warren Buffett, E Coli, Berkshire

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