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Bill Gates' Post On Thailand's 'Condom King' Is A Must-Read

When philanthropist, author and the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, writes a tribute to someone, you can be sure it’s worth reading. About 11 hours ago, Mr Gates took to Instagram to speak about Mechai Viravaidya, a social activist from Thailand who is credited with promoting the use of condoms and encouraging responsible family planning in the country. Affectionately known as ‘Mr Condom’ or ‘The Condom King’ in his country, […]

Bill Gates Has Five Predictions For The World's Next 20 Years, And Some Of Them Are Just Scary

In a Reddit Ask-Me-Anything last night, Microsoft founder Bill Gates talked about where he sees the world and society heading, and what we can do to solve some of the issues coming our way. Here are some excerpts from the Q&A. It would be a good idea to sit down and read the rest of this story… How do you see automation affecting our economy over the next 10-20 years? […]

Bill Gates makes 100 million investment to eliminate Alzheimer's

Bill Gates makes 100 million investment to eliminate Alzheimer’s Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment, a personal one and not part of Gates’ philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer’s […]

Bill Gates again world's richest man; Trump slips

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s richest billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said on Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list for the fourth straight year. He was followed by Berkshire Hathaway chief Warren Buffett among the top 10 billionaires, a group heavily dominated by Americans, many of whom […]

Bill Gates explains how he defines success - and it has nothing to do with money or power

Whether it’s money, power, or fame, success means something different to everyone. For Bill Gates, it’s defined by two factors: making a difference and taking care of the people closest to you. “Warren Buffett has always said the measure [of success] is whether the people close to you are happy and love you,” Gates explained during a Reddit AMA , or “ask me anything,” on Monday, when asked about his […]

Bill Gates just made an alarming point about what could 'kill 10 million people in the next 30 years'

Forbes hosted its fourth annual Summit on Philanthropy. Bill Gates was included on a panel discussing what went wrong with the global response to the Ebola epidemic and how to better prepare for future threats. One of his main points? “There’s no need to panic about the next Ebola epidemic,” he said. Despite all our missteps the last time, now we’re better prepared, with more awareness, better tools, and a […]

Bill Gates, College Dropout: Don't Be Like Me

  Bill Gates is something of a model for education skeptics. Gates – like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Oprah Winfrey – dropped out of college. If they didn’t need a college degree, the skeptics suggest, maybe you don’t need one, either. Gates has just published a blog post with something of a reply: Yes, you do need one. “Although I dropped out of college and got lucky pursuing a […]


Bill Gates just described his biggest fear — and it could kill 33 million people in less than a year

  You would think that Bill Gates, the ever-so-friendly richest man in the world, wouldn’t be afraid of much. But as he recently told Ezra Klein at Vox, he does have some major fears for humanity. “I rate the chance of a nuclear war within my lifetime as being fairly low,” says Gates. “I rate the chance of a widespread epidemic, far worse than Ebola, in my lifetime, as well […]

Bill Gates drinks water distilled from human faeces

Bill Gates has drunk a glass of water made from human faeces, to showcase technology he said could provide clean water in the developing world. The Microsoft founder said he wanted to begin sending processing plants around the world after tests later this year. The project was welcomed by WaterAid, which said that it could particularly help in urban areas. According to the charity, some 748 million people worldwide lack […]