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Bill Gates added a $43 million beachfront home to his sprawling real estate portfolio last year. Here's a closer look at his empire, which also includes a $130 million Washington mansion and horse ranches in Florida.

Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates. Susan Walsh/AP Photo Bill Gates has amassed a multimillion-dollar property empire. His portfolio includes Florida horse ranches, a Washington mansion, and a San Diego beach house. Now, that property may be divided in his divorce from his wife of 27 years, Melinda. See more stories on Insider's business page. Bill Gates has amassed a property empire over the years. From his $130 million Washington mansion nicknamed "Xanadu 2.0," to Florida horse ranches,...
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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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Inside the life of Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer, an elite equestrian who stands to inherit 'a minuscule portion' of her father's $130 billion fortune

An accomplished equestrian, Jennifer Gates will reportedly receive a "minuscule portion" of her father's wealth. Richard Shotwell/AP Images Jennifer Gates, 24, is the eldest child of the philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates. Gates is set to receive a "minuscule portion" of her father's wealth. Here's what the life of the billionaire Microsoft cofounder's eldest daughter is like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Jennifer Gates, 25, is the eldest daughte...
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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...
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SafeSport documents detail sexual abuse allegations against horse trainer Bob McDonald

Bob McDonald, a world renown equestrian trainer for more than four decades, was banned for life from the sport by the U.S. Center for Sport in June for “sexual conduct involving minors.” The lifetime ban stunned an American equestrian community that had witnessed McDonald’s rise to international prominence for his reputation for spotting equine talent and as the longtime coach and advisor to his now-wife Debbie McDonald, an Olympic equestrian medalist and currently a top advisor to the U.S. Olym...
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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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Steve Jobs' 22-year-old daughter, Eve, is modeling for venture-backed beauty brand Glossier

Eve Jobs. Jordan Strauss/AP Images Steve Jobs' daughter, Eve, is part of beauty brand Glossier's new holiday campaign.  The 22-year-old Stanford University student posted photos of herself on Instagram posing with Glossier lip gloss in a bathtub.  Jobs is the youngest child of the late Apple CEO and philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs. She is an accomplished show-jumper who has been ranked one of the world's top riders under age 25. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Steve ...
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Polarization has put America's democracy in peril. But on this Election Day, there are reasons to be hopeful that the US can heal.

A proponent of Adam Myron for Judge sits amongst political signs at the polling location inside at the Wellington Brand Library on November 03, 2020 in Wellington, Florida Bruce Bennett/Getty Images According to a newly commissioned poll, there are issues that Republicans and Democrats are deeply polarized on — including racial justice and the economy. This polarization is dangerous for our democracy, but there is some hope. There are basic freedoms and ideas Republicans and Democrats can ...
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Former Orange County horse trainer Robert McDonald banned for life

Robert McDonald, an internationally renown equestrian trainer formerly based in Orange County, was banned for life by the U.S. Center for SafeSport this week for sexual conduct involving minors. The alleged sexual conduct with minors took place in more than one state and involves more than one claimant age 14 and under, according to a person familiar to the investigation. McDonald, 73, who currently resides in Wellington, Florida and Hailey, Idaho, was also placed on the U.S. Equestrian Federati...
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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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Bill Gates is stepping down from the boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Here's how he spends his $98 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

On Friday, Bill Gates announced via LinkedIn that he's stepping down from the two public boards he serves on: Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway. Gates, who has a net worth of $98 billion, said he wants to "dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities." 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 ho...
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Inside the life of Bill Gates' daughter Jennifer, an elite equestrian who stands to inherit 'a minuscule portion' of her father's $110 billion fortune and is engaged to accomplished Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar

Jennifer Gates is the eldest child of philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates. She's an accomplished equestrian, just like Steve Jobs' daughter Eve. Gates graduated from Stanford University in 2018 with a degree in human biology and is currently attending medical school in New York City. She's engaged to Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nassar.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Jennifer Gates, the eldest daughter of Bill and Melinda Gates, announced her engagement to accomplished ...
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Bill Gates is once again the richest person in the world. Here's how he spends his $110 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

On Friday, Bill Gates regained the title of the richest person in the world from Jeff Bezos, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. Gates' net worth is $110 billion. In July, Gates was temporarily ranked as the world's third-richest person behind Jeff Bezos and LVMH's Bernard Arnault for the first time in at least seven years, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. While Gates indulges in a few luxuries, they make up only a fraction of his fortune. He mainly spends his billion...
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Bill Gates is celebrating his 64th birthday today in a 20-year-old hat. Here's how he spends his $108 billion fortune, from a luxury-car collection to incredible real estate.

Bill Gates turned 64 on October 28, 2019. Gates' net worth is $108 billion. In July, Gates temporarily lost his ranking as the world's second-richest person to LVMH's Bernard Arnault for the first time in at least seven years, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. 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...
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An Equestrian Was Shot by Her Olympic Trainer, Then Pummeled Online

LONG VALLEY, N.J. -- The gunshots rang out from the back porch of the farmhouse, a little ways off from the stables and Olympic-level dressage arena, the improbable sound rising over the 53-acre estate. A woman had been shot twice in the chest by a man well known not merely to her but also to just about everyone in the rarefied dressage community: Michael Barisone, an Olympic rider, the owner of the farm and the woman's trainer. The shooting was the shocking culmination of a landlord...
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Are You Related To Cassadee Pope?

Cassadee Blake Pope was born on August 28, 1989, West Palm Beach, Florida. While attending Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. The project disbanded before being signed and in 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael “Jersey” Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine...
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Oil Steady as Market Awaits Inventory Data, China Trade Deal - Bloomberg

Oil Steady as Market Awaits Inventory Data, China Trade Deal - Bloomberg:Oil closed little changed as traders awaited updates on the U.S.-China trade front and a report on American crude stockpiles.Futures switched between gains and losses in New York on Tuesday, settling less than 1 percent lower. Investors are waiting for the next catalyst from U.S.-China trade talks or shifts in the Venezuelan regime, according to Thomas Finlon, director of Energy Analytics Group Ltd in Wellington, Florida. M...
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Are You Related To Cassadee Pope?

Cassadee Blake Pope was born on August 28, 1989, West Palm Beach, Florida. While attending Wellington High School in Wellington, Florida, Pope formed the band Blake with good friend Mike Gentile. The project disbanded before being signed and in 2008, she and Gentile along with Alex Lipshaw, Michael “Jersey” Moriarty, and Elliot James founded the pop punk band Hey Monday. Hey Monday released their first studio album, Hold on Tight, in October 2008. Pope wrote two songs and co-wrote the other nine...
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Oil at Three-Year High as U.S. Stock Decline Adds to Supply Risk - Bloomberg

Oil at Three-Year High as U.S. Stock Decline Adds to Supply Risk - Bloomberg:Crude closed at a 3 1/2 year high amid shrinking stockpiles in the U.S., disruptions at Libyan ports and other worldwide supply risks. Futures rose 1 percent in New York on Thursday. Rapidly draining American surpluses are compounding real and envisioned supply interruptions in Canada, Iran, Venezuela and North Africa. Inventories stowed at the biggest U.S. pipeline hub in Cushing, Oklahoma, plunged more than 8 percent ...
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There's a budding rivalry between the daughters of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, Stanford classmates who compete outside of the world of tech

• Eve Jobs and Jennifer Gates are fierce competitors. • Unlike their fathers, their rivalry has nothing to do with the world of tech. • Both Stanford college students are top equestrians. Bill Gates and Steve Jobs had a rivalry for the ages. Both pushed a vision of what the future of technology would look like. Over the years, they occasionally worked together, and oftentimes feuded. Today, their daughters Jennifer Gates, 21, and Eve Jobs, 19, also compete against one another, from time to tim...
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This relatively unknown town in Florida has become a playground for the richest of the rich

Every winter, the small town of Wellington, in southeast Florida, experiences a tremendous influx of some of the wealthiest people in the world. From the Springsteens to the Bloombergs, to the families of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, to Arab sheikhs and South American billionaires, it's a congregation of people with spectacular quantities of money. No, they aren't gathering for some sort of business affair. They're coming for WEF: the Winter Equestrian Festival, which takes place every year from J...
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This relatively unknown town in Florida has become a playground for the richest of the rich

Every winter, the small town of Wellington in Southeast Florida experiences a tremendous influx of some of the wealthiest people in the world.  From the Springsteens, to the Bloombergs, to the families of Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, to Arab sheikhs and South American billionaires, it's a congregation of people with spectacular quantities of money.  No, they aren't gathering for some sort of business affair. They're coming for WEF: the Winter Equestrian Festival, which takes place every year from ...
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Steve Jobs' beautiful 18-year-old daughter is taking the equestrian world by storm

Steve Jobs' 18-year-old daughter Eve is an up-and-coming force in the equestrian world.  The recent high school graduate enjoys riding horses and has even competed against Bill Gates' daughter in an event.  We checked out her Instagram account for a look inside her fabulous life.  SEE ALSO: Matt Lauer just put this gorgeous Hamptons mansion on the market for $18 million DON'T FORGET: Follow Business Insider's Lifestyle page on Facebook! Eve is an avid equestrian. Instagram Embed:http://instag...
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Hemmings Find of the Day – 1948 Lincoln Continental cabriolet

Lincoln’s Continental disappeared from the market following the 1948 model year, and wouldn’t make another appearance until 1956, when Continental reemerged as a stand-alone marque. For those seeking a drop-top Continental with a flathead V-12, 1948 was the last of the line, which adds to the appeal of this 1948 Lincoln Continental cabriolet, for sale on Hemmings.com. A Classic Car Club of America (CCCA) Full Classic, this example is also a former CCCA National Senior first-prize winner, resto...
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Watch: Marine Surprises Wife With Return With Help of Mall Santa

Marine Lance Corporal Peter Allen surprised his wife, Kellie Allen, with his early return for Christmas by sneaking behind her in a photo with a mall Santa in Wellington, Florida on Dec. 23, 2015.
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Tinmouth man charged with wire fraud in Florida court

BENNINGTON >> A Vermont man is being charged with wire fraud in a Florida district court after texting a defense witness in a manslaughter trial that he could have a relative assure a hung jury for $500,000 or an acquittal for $1 million. James Perron, 48, of Tinmouth, was arrested near Albany on Oct. 26, according to an affidavit filed by the FBI on Nov. 7. According to the affidavit, Kris Kampsen, a resident of Wellington, Florida, and a defense witness in the manslaughter retrial of John Good...
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