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Bill and Melinda Gates waited until their youngest daughter turned 18 before they announced divorce, reports say

Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. REUTERS/Kamil Zihnioglu/Pool Bill and Melinda Gates announced on Monday they were divorcing. A source told People the timing related to their youngest daughter finishing high school. They also said a "combo of things" led to the split rather than one main reason. See more stories on Insider's business page. New details have emerged about the timing of the divorce of one of the world's richest couples, Bill and Melin...
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Bill and Melinda Gates' separation agreement likely took at least a year to figure out ahead of the divorce, an expert said

Win McNamee / Getty Images Win McNamee / Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates don't have a prenup, so they divided assets based on a separation agreement. A separation agreement is a private document in a divorce filing that splits up property. That agreement has likely been in the works for at least a year, a lawyer said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates filed for divorce in Washington state on May 3 and asked the court to follow a separation agre...
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Melinda Gates could become world’s second-richest woman

Lack of prenuptial agreement with Bill Gates could herald $73bn divorce settlement as fears focus on future of couple’s charityMelinda Gates, a philanthropist and campaigner for female empowerment, could be about to become the world’s second-richest woman, with a fortune estimated at $73bn.In her divorce petition filed on Monday at King County superior court in Seattle, Washington, Melinda Gates stated that her marriage to multibillionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, one of the richest men ...
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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...
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Melinda Gates calls her marriage to Bill 'irretrievably broken' in divorce filings, and says the couple are already separated

Bill and Melinda Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates' marriage is "irretrievably broken," according to the couple's divorce filings. The couple announced their upcoming divorce Monday after "a lot of work on our relationship." They first met at Microsoft in 1987, and have been married for 27 years. See more stories on Insider's business page. Before they announced their plans to get divorced on Monday, Bill and Melinda Gates had already separated, a...
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Bill and Melinda Gates reportedly didn't sign a prenup. With nearly $150 billion at stake, they will split their property according to a 'separation contract' they've agreed instead.

Bill and Melinda Gates. Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates never signed a prenup, according to divorce filings shared by TMZ. The couple announced their separation Monday. Bill Gates is worth an estimated $146 billion. The couple are splitting their property and debts according to a separation contract instead. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill and Melinda Gates never signed a prenuptial agreement, but they do have a "separation contract" that s...
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Bill Gates, Big Pharma and entrenching the vaccine apartheid

Waiving intellectual property restrictions on Covid-19 vaccines could help the developing world. But India and South Africa’s pleas are falling on deaf ears The post Bill Gates, Big Pharma and entrenching the vaccine apartheid appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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Rich countries leaving rest of the world behind on Covid vaccines, warns Gates Foundation

Deals struck by wealthy nations to secure treatments could leave the world’s poorest people unvaccinated without urgent actionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt could be too late for any kind of fair distribution of coronavirus vaccines because of the deals already made by rich countries, according to Mark Suzman, chief executive of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.Despite the unprecedented pace of scientific progress on the development of vaccines, he said it rema...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Poverty, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates Foundation, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, Coronavirus, Mark Suzman


$500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine

France, Spain, the European Commission and Britain as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have pledged money for equity in the treatment of Covid-19 The post $500m for Covid test, treat, vaccine appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
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'Covid has magnified every existing inequality' – Melinda Gates

Pandemic could result in a ‘lost decade’ for developing countries says co-chair of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in stark reportThe world’s poorest countries risk a lost decade of development unless leaders move quickly to help them recover from the fallout of Covid-19, Melinda Gates told the Guardian.The co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has committed $350m (£270m) to support the global response to the pandemic, said it was in the hands of the global community to deci...
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The FDA has shut down a Bill Gates-backed coronavirus testing program

The test requires an emergency use authorization, according to the agency
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EU offers 'heartfelt apology' to Italy over coronavirus response

Ursula von der Leyen voices regret as expert warns herd immunity still a way off in EuropeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU has offered “a heartfelt apology” to Italy for letting it down at the start of the coronavirus crisis as fresh evidence emerged that few European countries are likely to have achieved herd immunity as they begin cautiously lifting their lockdowns.As the World Health Organization warned that the continent remained firmly “in the eye of the st...
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Bill Gates Has Left Microsoft's Board

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has stepped down from his role on Microsoft’s board of directors, the company announced today.Read more...
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Melinda Gates: ‘I look for potential and then try to figure out how to scale it up’

The philanthropist and wife of Bill Gates on what she tells her kids, getting women into tech and the perils of wealthMelinda Gates is co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which she set up with her husband, Bill Gates. It is the largest private charitable organisation in the world and uses Microsoft’s billions in diverse philanthropic drives: supplying vaccines and birth control to developing countries and working to get the world’s 130 million girls not in formal education into sc...
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Gates Foundation-Xinova Tie-Up Aimed at Using Data to Fight Malaria

A pair of Seattle-based organizations want to harness big data to help combat a big global health problem: malaria.Xinova, which operates a global innovation network to help people turn ideas into real-world products and services, said Thursday it’s seeking proposals for improved management of data on medications and supplies used to prevent and treat malaria in northern Nigeria. Xinova said it plans to award the teams behind the two most promising ideas $10,000 in funding each, and help them p...
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Watching Bill Gates Boogie Down on 4/20 Makes Me Wish I Was Rich Enough to Feel Like Dancing

Last week marked Bill Gates’ annual Mosquito Week, and it seems he celebrated the end of it by hitting the Miami club scene.Read more...
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Sick of fruits and veggies going bad? This second skin doubles their life spans

The world has a food spoilage problem. Could Apeel Sciences help with its concept of giving fresh produce a 'second skin' to keep it fresh for up to twice as long? Some big names think so. The post Sick of fruits and veggies going bad? This second skin doubles their life spans appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Kofi Annan remembered by Melinda Gates

8 June 1938 - 18 August 2018The philanthropist remembers the Nobel peace prize winner and UN secretary general who she worked with in the fight against global poverty• Stephen Hawking remembered by Bernard Carr• Read the Observer’s obituaries of 2018 in fullIt was 2012, and somewhere on a cassava and banana farm in rural Tanzania, there were four of us standing in a circle: me, two farmers named Joyce and Elijah, and the former secretary general of the United Nations, Kofi Annan.Elijah and Joyce...
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How To Get Leadership Right, According To The CEO Of The Bill And Melinda Gates Foundation

"When you really count on somebody and you're asking them to contribute in a meaningful way, people are amazing."
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Hope for male 'pill' breakthrough after huge cash injection

Dundee University researchers receive $1m funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationResearchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they have potential. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...
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Search for male contraceptive pill gets $1m cash injection

Dundee University researchers receive funding boost from Bill and Melinda Gates FoundationResearchers at a Scottish university hope to make a breakthrough in the long hunt for a male pill, thanks to a grant of more than $900,000 that will allow them to screen thousands of existing drugs to see if they have potential. Related: Male pill could be on horizon as trials yield positive results Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Technology, Education, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Higher Education, Bill Gates, Dundee, Contraception and family planning, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill, Dundee University


Apeel Sciences is combating food waste with plant-derived second peels

In a world bursting with abundances like self-driving cars and robotic personal assistants, you would think that basic needs like sustainable food sourcing and distribution would be a problem of the past. But that couldn’t be further from the truth. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), every year roughly a third — 1.3 billion tons — of food grown for consumption is lost or wasted. In industrialized countries like the U.S., this results in a loss of $680...
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Last Chance to Save on What’s Hot in Seattle Biotech

There’s just one week left before Xconomy’s latest biotech event, “What’s Hot in Seattle Biotech.” Don’t let the clock run out while you can still save some cash on a ticket. Next Tuesday, June 12, we’re bringing together some of the Emerald City’s top life science entrepreneurs, scientists, and investors to discuss the strengths and challenges of Seattle’s life science community. Don’t wait to register—our Procrastinator’s Special ends soon and it’s your last chance at a discount. Speake...
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How to Wipe Out Malaria for Good

There are three things the world needs to do in order to make malaria a memory
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Bill and Melinda Gates urge Trump to respect people and to not cut foreign aid

Gates foundation letter urged the president to treat women and minorities with more respect and warned against cutting aid to the developing world Donald Trump should treat people – especially women – with more respect, and continue investments in poorer countries for the sake of global security, the world’s leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday. Continue reading...
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Bill and Melinda Gates: Trump budget could lead to millions of global deaths

In Gates foundation letter, philanthropists argue for importance of foreign aid ‘even in an “America first” mindset’The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said the proposed Trump administration budget could directly lead to millions of preventable deaths around the globe, due to proposed vast cuts to foreign aid and development funds.“US generosity: if that goes away, even a 10% cut would mean 5 million deaths over the next decade,” Gates said at an event to launch the Bill and Melinda Gates ...
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The Facebook community has already raised over $2 million for Giving Tuesday

November 28 is Giving Tuesday, and Facebook users have already raised over $2 million. Those funds will be matched by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, while Facebook is waiving fees all day. The post The Facebook community has already raised over $2 million for Giving Tuesday appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Resolve health initiative aims to save 100m lives worldwide

Lead by Dr Tom Frieden, the Resolve initiative hopes to save millions with interventions such as epidemic preparedness, salt reduction and a trans fats banA new initiative to save 100 million lives globally through simple interventions such as cutting down on salt and banning trans fats, as well as getting countries prepared for epidemics like Ebola, is being launched with $225m of philanthropic funding.At the helm is Dr Tom Frieden, former director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in th...
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Red Nose Day USA: 5 Questions With Comic Relief Inc. CEO Janet Scardino

Thursday, May 25th is the annual Red Nose Day in the US, a spinoff of the British annual fundraiser by Comic Relief. It’s a great example of the intersection of business, brands and social purpose, with the continuing support of NBCUniversal, Walgreens, M&M’s—and a host of celebrities and other supporters, not least of which is the public who give so generously every year. Co-founded by Brit wits—Love Actually screenwriter/director Richard Curtis (who has produced a special follow-up short) ...
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Bio Roundup: Trumpcare Flails, Spinraza Sales, Batten OK & More

To judge the first 100 days of a new administration is, as many pundits have pointed out, an odd vestige of history, more convenient than significant. Which is why we’ll start this week’s roundup with our 99-day evaluation of the Trump administration—at least when it comes to healthcare and the life sciences. In healthcare, nothing the administration has done is starker than its failure so far to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, perhaps the signature promise o...
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