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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...
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Tig Notaro Animated Stand Up Special Coming to HBO This Summer

Here’s something groundbreaking for you comedy fans: HBO is going to release the first-ever fully animated stand-up special. I’m not entirely sure how that even works, but the special comes from Tig Notaro. Notaro selected Six Point Harness, whose credits include Hair Love, Lazor Wulf, Guava Island, and Waffles + Mochi, to produce the animation for the special. Tig Notaro, who has a role in the upcoming Zack Snyder zombie heist flick Army of the Dead, is set to lead an animated stand-up spec...
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Anne Heche Says Ellen DeGeneres Didn’t Want Her To ‘Dress Sexy’

The "Donnie Brasco" actor implied on TikTok that she'd selected a "hippie" look in 1998 at DeGeneres' insistence.
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Mark Cuban told Ellen DeGeneres she should accept dogecoin as payment for her show's merchandise - and it's better than a lottery ticket

TV host Ellen DeGeneres and 'Shark Tank' investor Mark Cuban. Steven Ferdman/Brooks Kraft/Getty Images Mark Cuban told Ellen DeGeneres she should accept dogecoin as payment for her merchandise. He said owning dogecoin is better than a lottery ticket, and it's a great way to learn about crypto. After Cuban's appearance on the show, DeGeneres said she still wasn't sure she understood dogecoin. Sign up here for our daily newsletter, 10 Things Before the Opening Bell. Billi...
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Ellen DeGeneres Is Jumping on the NFT Craze (EXCLUSIVE)

Ellen DeGeneres, notorious aficionado of internet culture and memes, is the latest to get swept up in the mania for non-fungible tokens — better known as NFTs. DeGeneres is set to drop her first-ever NFTs next week, with proceeds from the stunt to be donated to Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen food-relief organization. NFTs […]
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Ellen DeGeneres jokes a 'demon' took over Portia de Rossi's body before surgery

DeGeneres provided a health update following de Rossi’s appendectomy.
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10 of the richest LGBTQ people in the world

Tim Cook and Giorgio Armani are worth billions. Steve Granitz & Vittorio Zunino Celotto / Getty There are a few LGBTQ people in the world who are billionaires and millionaires.  DreamWorks' co-founder David Geffen and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel are worth over $5 billion.  Giorgio Armani's is worth $8.9 billion, while Michael Kors is worth $600 million. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. While the elite group of billionaires and millionaires lacks diversity, some member...
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‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ to Stay Dark Next Week Amid COVID Spike in California

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” will stay dark next week amid the growing alarm about rising COVID-19 infection rates in Los Angeles County and the rest of California. The syndicated daytime talk show has been airing reruns since Dec. 10 when DeGeneres announced that she had contracted the coronavirus. The show had hoped to resume production […]
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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...
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Ellen DeGeneres tests positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres announced Thursday that she has tested positive for COVID-19. “Hi everyone, I want to let you all know that I tested positive for COVID-19,” DeGeneres wrote in a social media post. “Fortunately I’m feeling fine right now. Anyone who has been in close contact with me has been notified, and I am following all proper CDC guidelines. “I’ll see you all again after the holidays. Please stay healthy and safe.” pic.twitter.com/8pKdgCXY1z — Ellen...
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What 22 successful people were doing in their teens and early 20s

One of Joe Biden's first jobs was as a pool lifeguard in a predominantly Black community in Wilmington, Delaware. Mark Makela/Getty Images When thinking about extremely successful people, it can be hard to imagine what they were doing when they were younger. By their 20s, many of the most successful people in the world were on the road to their future careers. As teenagers, Jeff Bezos was flipping burgers at McDonald's and Mark Zuckerberg was building computer programs. Visit Business ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Work, Career, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spacex, Elon Musk, UK, Kim Kardashian, Microsoft, Arianna Huffington, Washington Post, Jay Z, Senate, America


Ellen DeGeneres' apology blasted by current and former employees

Ellen DeGeneres' apology evidently didn't go over well with a number of her current and former employees.For the first time on her show, DeGeneres addressed allegations of a toxic workplace environment at The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday. In her opening monologue, she said she's "so sorry to the people who were affected" and that she takes "responsibility for what happens at my show." But BuzzFeed News spoke to current and former employees who criticized DeGeneres' response and...
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How Ellen DeGeneres’ Return Monologue Fell Short (Column)

In her second career iteration as a talk-show host, Ellen DeGeneres has been buoyed by generalities. Her show’s success lies in the degree to which it could conceivably be for any viewer; other than an occasional tension thrumming under the show’s studious politeness when DeGeneres is at odds with a guest, the show is sanded […]
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Ellen DeGeneres Addresses Toxic Workplace Allegations on Her Show, Promises ‘New Chapter’

Ellen DeGeneres addressed reports of mistreatment and misconduct behind the scenes at “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” in her opening monologue of the season. In the seven-minute opener, DeGeneres apologized “to the people that were affected” and said she is “taking responsibility for what happens at my show.” “As you may have heard, this summer there were […]
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Ellen DeGeneres show is back in business; “And yes, we’re gonna talk about it”

Following a summer hiatus marked with rumors, scandals, investigations and staff shakeups, The Ellen Degeneres Show is officially returning to television on Monday, September 21. In a statement, DeGeneres vowed to address the controversy during the season premiere. “I can’t wait to get back to work and back to our studio,” said DeGeneres. “And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it.” AdBridg.cmd.push(function() { AdBridg.display("div-gpt-ad-inarticle1"); }); How deep into “it” Ellen will venture is...
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Rosie O’Donnell: Ellen DeGeneres Has ‘Some Social Awkwardness’

She said she has "compassion" for DeGeneres, who spent the summer in a fog of accusations of workplace toxicity.
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The Making of Ellen DeGeneres, the Nicest Person on Television

Ellen DeGeneres was supposed to host the 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards on September 16, 2001. But in the wake of September 11, the awards show was canceled twice, until finally, on November 4, DeGeneres hosted a more casual ceremony, to a seemingly reluctant crowd. It was an undoubtedly difficult task, to usher in…Read more...
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A brand and reputation management expert says that Ellen DeGeneres is trying to 'deflect to protect'

Eric Schiffer, Chairman of Reputation Management Consultants, told Insider he met DeGeneres at the Emmys and there was "an arrogance about her."
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Ellen DeGeneres Tells Her Staff That 3 Top Producers Are Out

After former employees described a toxic workplace, the facade is cracking at her namesake talk show.
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3 producers exit DeGeneres' show amid workplace complaints

Three producers of “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” have exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks. Executive producers Ed Glavin and Kevin Leman and co-executive producer Jonathan Norman have “parted ways” with the long-running daytime series, a spokesperson for producer Warner Bros. said in a statement Monday. An internal company investigation of claims about the show was prompted by a BuzzFeed News r...
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‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Elevates DJ tWitch to Co-Executive Producer (EXCLUSIVE)

Ellen DeGeneres’ resident DJ Stephen “tWitch” Boss has been named a co-executive producer at the daytime talk show, two individuals familiar with the decision told Variety. The news was announced during a highly emotional address from DeGeneres to her “Ellen Show” staff on Monday, where she confronted months of reports of a toxic work environment […]
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‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Ousts Three Top Producers (EXCLUSIVE)

“The Ellen DeGeneres Show” has overhauled its senior production team in the wake of accusations of racial insensitivity, sexual misconduct and other problems in the work environment at the long-running daytime talk show. The news was delivered to “Ellen” staffers Monday afternoon during a staff meeting in which DeGeneres spoke via a videoconference call. Three […]
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So Ellen DeGeneres is not as nice as we thought? She’s been saying that all along

Staff on DeGeneres’s talkshow have denounced its ‘toxic’ environment. The host may not be to blame, but she has always been spikier than her public image What on earth is going on with Ellen DeGeneres?Kate, by emailThings are not well in Ellen land. Things have been worse, but let’s catch up on the current situation first. Continue reading...
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Ellen: hit talkshow in crisis amid revelations of toxic workplace culture

Host DeGeneres pledges changes amid allegations of sexual misconduct and racism behind the scenesIt is one of the most popular talkshows on American daytime television, with powerhouse ratings based on a saccharine reputation for niceness.But now Ellen, hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, one of America’s biggest celebrities, has been plunged into crisis after revelations of a toxic workplace culture and sexual harassment that is turning the show into another #MeToo scandal. Continue reading...
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Ellen DeGeneres Sends Emotional Apology to Staff; EP Ed Glavin Expected to Depart

Following the launch of an investigation into the workplace culture at her daytime talk show, Ellen DeGeneres has personally addressed her staff and apologized for numerous, unspecified transgressions on set. DeGeneres acknowledged a culture that did not reflect the values with which she started the 17-year-old franchise, and pledged to do better. In addition, insiders […]
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‘Ellen DeGeneres Show’ Workplace to Be Reviewed by WarnerMedia

The decision to start an investigation followed the publication of articles that included interviews with employees who complained of discrimination and mistreatment.
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Roy Horn lives, China lied, and Murder Hornets Swarm America, in this week’s dubious tabloids

Perhaps they should have told that to Horn before they buried him, since he died last week. “Big Cat Showman Roy Has Nine Lives!” proclaims the rag’s happy headline. The Las Vegas magician’s “amazing recovery” from coronavirus comes “after being treated with the wonder drug remdesivir!” It truly is a wonder drug if it’s brought Horn back from beyond the grave. Or could the ‘Enquirer’ have simply got another one very wrong? “China Lied About Where COVID-19 Started!” screams the ‘Enquirer’ cover, ...
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A former bodyguard for Ellen DeGeneres said his experience with the host was 'kind of demeaning'

The former security official said DeGeneres never said hello to him when he worked with the talk-show host at the 2014 Oscars.
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You Don’t Have to Emerge From Quarantine a Beautiful Butterfly

Here’s a chill, no-frills, take-it-or-leave-it guide on how to distract yourself in a pandemic — without home gyms, heavy reading or juice cleanses.
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Bill Gates just dropped $43 million on an oceanfront home in California. Here's how he spends his $102 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates just purchased a $43 million 5,800-square-foot home in Del Mar, California, reported Katherine Clarke for The Wall Street Journal. Gates has an estimated net worth of $102 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 and Melinda Gates Foundation, and plans to give away most of his fortune. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Bill Gates just expanded his real es...
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