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Warren Buffett Resigns from the Gates Foundation

Mr. Buffett, a longtime friend of Mr. Gates, did not give a reason for his action, which comes weeks after the couple announced their divorce.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is now also the company's chair, becoming the first person since Bill Gates to hold both roles at the same time

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella may be on a "the M&A warpath" analysts say. Insider asked analysts which companies and startups might be next. Reuters/Lucas Jackson Microsoft's board elected CEO Satya Nadella to be the company's chair on Wednesday. The last person to hold both positions at the same time was Bill Gates in 2000. Nadella has recently tried to distance himself from Gates' leadership style. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft's board elected S...
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Melinda French Gates is reportedly meeting with White House officials and lawmakers to discuss paid leave for workers and other issues

Gates Foundation Co-Chair Melinda Gates participates in a panel discussion during the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund Spring Meetings April 20, 2017 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Melinda French Gates is meeting with Biden officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill, advisors told Axios. She would meet lawmakers this week to discuss issues such as paid leave, the advisors said. French Gates visited the White House on Monday to meet Chief of Staff Ron Klain, Axios reported. See ...
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Bill Gates released his 5-book summer reading list, themed around the conflict between humans and nature

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates released his summer reading list on Monday. Gates recommended five books that he said examine humanity's relationship with nature. The list features four non-fiction books - including Barack Obama's memoir - and one novel. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has released his annual summer reading list for 2021.This year, Gates said the theme connecting his reading list is the relati...
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Potatoes for McDonald's fries are reportedly grown on Bill Gates' farmland in fields so vast that you can see them from space

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Paul Richards/AFP via Getty Images Bill Gates is the largest private farmland owner in the US. According to NBC, land that he owns in Washington state is used to grow potatoes that make McDonald's fries. These potato fields are reportedly so vast that you can see them from space. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates is the largest private farmland owner in the US - and according to a new report from NBC, potatoes that make McDonal...
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Bill Gates' affairs were an open secret and someone in Melinda's inner circle hired a private investigator before she filed for divorce, report says

Melinda French Gates and Bill Gates. Frederic Stevens/Getty Vanity Fair has published new details on the Gateses' marriage. The report said Bill Gates had affairs that were an open secret to those around him. Someone close to Melinda French Gates also worked with a private investigator, the report said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Since Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced they were divorcing last month, multiple reports have called into question the bill...
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Warren Buffett may have missed out on Microsoft's IPO because of Liberty Media's John Malone

Warren Buffett. Getty Images Warren Buffett potentially missed out on Microsoft's IPO because of Liberty Media's John Malone. Malone told the investor that he wouldn't buy the software stock due to competitive threats. The media mogul later said he'd be "bigger than Warren Buffett" if he spun off fewer companies. See more stories on Insider's business page. Warren Buffett may have declined to invest in Microsoft's IPO because of a media mogul's bad advice.John M...
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Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are building a $1 billion 'next-generation' nuclear reactor in Wyoming

Warren Buffett (left) and Bill Gates are coming together to build a nuclear reactor in Wyoming. Frederic J. Brown/Getty; Insider Bill Gates' and Warren Buffett's companies picked Wyoming for their first advanced nuclear reactor. Gates said the Natrium plant would be better-performing, safer, and less expensive than a traditional plant. Wyoming's state governor said the project would create hundreds of well-paid jobs. See more stories on Insider's business page. Billionaire ...
Tags: Microsoft, US, Trends, Wyoming, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, DOE, Gates, Buffett, Reuters, Gordon, PacifiCorp, Mark Gordon, US Department of Energy DOE, World Nuclear Association, NATRIUM


Bill and Melinda Gates might shake up their charity to protect it after their divorce, which could include bringing in outside directors, according to a report

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation may soon shake up its governance. The foundation is considering adding a board and bringing in outside directors, per a report. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are said to want to protect the charity after their divorce. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are considering shaking up their $50 billion foundation by bringing in outsi...
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Bill and Melinda Gates might shake up their Foundation to protect it after their divorce, which could include bringing in outside directors, according to a report

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may soon shake up its governance. The foundation is considering adding a board and bringing in outside directors, per a WSJ report. Gates and French Gates want to protect the foundation after their divorce, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are considering shaking up their $50-billion foundation by bringing in outside...
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Bill and Melinda Gates might shake up their Foundation to protect it after their divorce, which could include bringing it outside directors, according to a report

Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates. Michele Crowe/CBS via Getty Images The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation may soon shake up its governance. The foundation is considering adding a board and bringing in outside directors, per a WSJ report. Gates and French Gates want to protect the foundation after their divorce, sources said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are considering shaking up their $50-billion foundation by bringing in outside...
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Should Microsoft Have Kept Mum On Gates, Nixed Employee Board Representation?

theodp writes: Video of Microsoft's Annual Shareholder Meeting in Dec. 2019, at which the company's Board of Directors dismissed the idea that employee Board representation was necessary to combat issues -- including sexual harassment -- takes on new significance in light of the company's response to a recent WSJ report that Bill Gates left the Microsoft Board in March 2020 amid a probe launched in late 2019 into a prior relationship with a staffer that was deemed inappropriate. "Microsoft recei...
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At least 7 people who allegedly witnessed workplace misconduct of Bill Gates' money manager were paid settlements, NYT reports

Michael Larson, business manager for Cascade Investment LLC, attends the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference on July 10, 2014 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Scott Olson/Getty Images Bill Gates' money manager Michael Larson was accused of making racist, sexist remarks to employees, The New York Times reported. Cascade Investment paid settlements to at least seven people who witnessed Larson's behavior, The Times reported. Larson denied "some but not all" of the allegations of misconduct de...
Tags: News, Trends, New York Times, Bill Gates, The Times, Bill, Times, Melinda Gates, Gates, Gates Foundation, Cascade, Larson, Sun Valley Idaho, Settlements, Tech Insider, Michael Larson


Bill Gates' money manager reportedly told a Black employee she lived 'in the ghetto,' made sexual comments about female colleagues, and was accused of exposing himself to a bike-shop manager

A source told The New York Times that Melinda Gates' body language during events hinted that she was unhappy. The soon-to-be-ex couple are seen during a TED conference in 2014. YouTube/TED Michael Larson, the Gates' money manager, made racist and sexual comments, according to a NYT report. The report reveals new details about a previous sexual harassment allegation against Larson in 2017. The new report follows other emerging details regarding Gates' personal life following new...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Divorce, New York Times, Bill Gates, The Times, The New York Times, Bill, Times, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Black, Gates Foundation, Cascade


A Culture of Fear at the Firm That Manages Bill Gates’s Fortune

At least four employees at the firm, Cascade Investment, complained to Mr. Gates about Michael Larson, his longtime money manager.
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Bill Gates' money manager reportedly told a Black employee she lived 'in the ghetto' and made sexual comments about female colleagues

A source told The New York Times that Melinda Gates' body language during events hinted that she was unhappy. The soon-to-be-ex couple are seen during a TED conference in 2014. YouTube/TED Michael Larson, Bill Gates' money manager, made racist and sexual comments, according to a NYT report. The report reveals new details about a previous sexual harassment allegation against Larson in 2017. The new report follows other emerging details regarding Gates' personal life following ne...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Divorce, New York Times, Bill Gates, The Times, The New York Times, Bill, Times, Melinda Gates, Wall Street Journal, Gates, Black, Gates Foundation, Cascade


Why you should try Melinda Gates' 'word of the year' strategy instead of setting big, lofty goals

Melinda French Gates. Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for THR Big, lofty goals can be demotivating - try focusing on how you want to feel in the moment instead. Melinda Gates does this by choosing a 'word of the year' instead of making New Year's resolutions. Gates says focusing her attention on the moment creates more powerful change than a long-term goal. See more stories on Insider's business page. Those who dream big dreams are often advised to set big goals. But there are a ...
Tags: Motivation, Microsoft, Goals, Trends, Strategy, Bill Gates, Word Of The Year, Fast Company, Melinda Gates, Gates, Gates Foundation, Resolutions, Nordic, New Year's Resolutions, James Clear, Melinda


Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates said none of the 8 presidents he served would recognize the GOP today, saying its values are 'hard to find these days'

Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates on "Face the Nation" on May 23, 2021. CBS Robert Gates told CBS on Sunday that traditional GOP values "are hard to find these days." He said none of the presidents he served, including 5 Republicans, would recognize the party now. Trump's election claims "gives an opportunity to America's enemies to say America is a declining power," he said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates rebuked the Repu...
Tags: Politics, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Gop, News UK, Cbs, Cia, Republican Party, Republican, Donald Trump, Gates, Robert Gates, Trump, Capitol, Former Defense


Bill Gates hoped his friendship with sex offender Jeffrey Epstein would help him win the Nobel Peace Prize, report says

Bill Gates (R) and Jeffrey Epstein (L). Lintao Zhang/Getty Images/Rick Friedman/Corbis via Getty Images/Insider Bill Gates' was friends with Jeffrey Epstein because he wanted to win the Nobel Peace Prize, the DailyBeast reported. Gates reportedly turned a blind eye to the convicted pedophile's reputation as he pursued the Prize. The Nobel Peace Prize "is what Bill wants more than anything else in the world," an ex-staffer said. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill ...
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All the times Bill Gates reportedly engaged in questionable conduct before he and Melinda Gates announced their divorce

Bill Gates on November 6, 2019, in New York City. Mike Cohen/Getty Images for The New York Times Bill Gates has engaged in inappropriate conduct at work on multiple occasions, according to news reports from The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Several accusations have surfaced since Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their divorce on May 3. Gates' also had a deeper relationship with Jeffrey Epstein than previously known which, according to the news reports, was a point...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Enterprise, Microsoft, Labor, Congress, America, Trends, Features, New York Times, Bill Gates, The Times, The New York Times, Sexual Harassment, Melinda Gates


Satya Nadella addresses Bill Gates controversies: 'The Microsoft of 2021 is very different from the Microsoft of 2000'

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella: ""The Microsoft of 2021 is very different from the Microsoft of 2000 to me and to everyone at Microsoft." Microsoft Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addressed controversies surrounding Bill Gates for the first time. "The Microsoft of 2021 is very different from the Microsoft of 2000," Nadella said on CNBC Friday. Several unnamed Microsoft employees told NYT Gates' behavior made them feel uncomfortable. See more stories on Insider's business page. Microsoft C...
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Bill Gates' controversies could help Melinda during - and after - the split. Divorce and PR experts say Bill's 'guilt window' and gaining public sympathy give her the upper hand.

Ted S. Warren/AP Experts in PR and divorce said Melinda French Gates benefits from recent news about Bill Gates. Various outlets reported Bill Gates had made women at Microsoft feel uncomfortable at work. The news can provide Melinda more public sympathy, and might help her when negotiating a settlement. See more stories on Insider's business page. Experts say Melinda French Gates is winning the public opinion battle after announcing her divorce from Bill after 27 years of marriage.A...
Tags: News, Microsoft, Washington, Life, Trends, Wealth, Divorce, United States, Billionaires, Bill Gates, Ibm, Watson, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The New York Times, Bill, Jeff Bezos


Bill Gates was wearing his wedding ring at a virtual event nearly 2 weeks after announcing his divorce

A screenshot of Bill Gates during a virtual conference on Wednesday. US Chamber of Commerce/Insider Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates announced their divorce on May 3. Gates's talk at a virtual event Wednesday was his first public appearance since the announcement. He was seen in the virtual conversation with his wedding band on his left ring finger. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates was seen wearing a wedding band on his left ring finger during a virtual ev...
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Bill Gates reportedly transferred another $850 million in shares to Melinda, taking total transfers since their divorce to nearly $4 billion

Bill and Melinda Gates are divorcing after 27 years of marriage. REUTERS/Kamil Zihnioglu/Pool Bill Gates transferred $850 million in shares to Melinda French Gates last week, the Wall Street Journal reported. The reported transfer of shares in the equipment manufacturer Deere equates to around 7% of Gates' stake in the company. French Gates has now received nearly $4 billion worth of stock from Gates since their divorce announcement. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bil...
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Bill Gates left Microsoft amid affair investigation

Microsoft has said that it investigated Mr Gates' attempt in 2000 "to initiate an intimate relationship".
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"Mr. Gates and Ms. French Gates met at work. He was technically her boss. He ran Microsoft..."

"... and she began working there in 1987 as a product manager the year after she graduated from college. Throughout their relationship, the two have played up the cute aspects of their office romance. He flirted with her when they sat together at a conference, then asked her out when they ran into each other in a company parking lot, according to Ms. French Gates, who described their relationship’s beginnings during a public appearance in 2016. Long after they married in 1994, Mr. Gates would ...
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How Many Times Did Bill Gates Meet with Jeffrey Epstein?

How many times did Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates meet with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein before Epstein died in 2019? Just a few months after Epstein’s death, we learned about three meetings between Gates and Epstein from an article in the New York Times. But an explosive new report from the Daily Beast claims…Read more...
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10 things in tech you need to know today

Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Anthony Bolante/Reuters Good morning and welcome to 10 Things in Tech. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here.Let's get started.1. Microsoft board members reportedly launched an investigation in 2019 into a relationship between Bill Gates and a staffer. A Gates spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal that "there was an affair almost 20 years ago which ended amicably," and that Gates' decision to step down from the board in 2020 was unrelated. More...
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10 Things in Politics: Lawmakers are sick of Marjorie Taylor Greene

Good morning! We hope you had a great weekend. Today is Tax Day.Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:How Marjorie Taylor Greene became the Voldemort of CongressIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected calls for a cease-fireThe demise of 'thoughts and prayers'One thing to lo...
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Bill Gates crafted a public image as a likable, nerdy do-gooder. Office affairs, 'uncomfortable' workplace behavior, and Epstein ties reveal cracks in his facade.

Gates Courtesy of the Gates Foundation For years, Bill Gates has forged a nerdy, likable public image, with his many philanthropic efforts. This persona, in contrast with the more outspoken, eccentric billionaires of his time, made him more relatable. But his advances toward female employees, his hiring of dubious characters to manage his money, and links to Jeffrey Epstein have revealed a darker side to him. See more stories on Insider's business page. For decades, Bill Gates has craf...
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