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Bill Gates

  1. just asking questions
    Bill Gates on the Pandemic: ‘You Hope It Doesn’t Stretch Past 2022.’The philanthropist shares his thoughts about COVID-19 vaccines, America’s failures, and when we can expect real global relief.
  2. just asking questions
    Bill Gates on What a Plan to Fight Climate Change Really Means“I have not seen anything that’s worthy of the word plan because a plan has to involve not just the U.S. doing something.”
  3. the epstein enigma
    Why Would MIT Need Jeffrey Epstein to Get Money From Bill Gates?MIT reportedly relied on Epstein, one of the world’s most toxic middlemen, to contact two famous philanthropists — which just doesn’t add up.
  4. microsoft
    Paul Allen Turned Microsoft Into a ColossusAfter convincing high-school friend Bill Gates to drop out of college and start a software company called Micro-Soft, Allen helped change the world.
  5. select all
    Jeff Bezos Is the Richest Person in the World AgainHe has $90 billion, which is a lot, according to economics.
  6. select all
    What Does Bill Gates Have to Live for Now That He’s Not the World’s Richest Man?Jeff Bezos has become the world’s richest man, as well as the world’s richest person who looks like a jacked J.K. Simmons.
  7. Clinton’s Initial VP List Included Bill Gates, Tim Cook, and Bernie SandersWikiLeaks reveals that a democratic socialist and the “billionaire class” were both early veepstakes contenders.
  8. Gates: Sometimes FBI Should Access Private DataThe ticking-time-bomb scenario comes to your phone.
  9. Bill Gates vs. Thomas PikettyThe world’s richest man goes head-to-head with the world’s favorite socialist public intellectual. 
  10. the most important people in the world
    Martha Stewart Would Kill Donald Trump, Marry Michael BloombergIn a game of FMK.
  11. custom condoms
    Bill Gates Wants a New Condom Patent, Like, NowThere’s a $1 million grant behind it.
  12. lifestyles of the rich and famous
    Bill Gates Just Can’t Seem to Get Rid of All This Pesky MoneyBeing  a billionaire is hard.
  13. excellent things
    Mark Zuckerberg Ups the Philanthropic Ante, Pledges the Bulk of His BillionsZuckerberg pledges the majority of his theoretical $6.9 billion.
  14. hollywood upgrades
    Real-Life Geeks and the Hollywood Stars Who Play ThemMark Zuckerberg isn’t the only techie to get the celluloid treatment.
  15. billionaires
    America’s Superrich Get Super-RicherBill Gates is still the wealthiest of them all.
  16. slideshow
    Sympathy for The Zuckerberg: Tech CEOs’ Youthful Indiscretions
  17. do-gooders
    Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Convince Other Billionaires to Follow SuitThirty-eight billionaires have signed on to give away half their wealth.
  18. obscene wealth
    Carlos Slim Helu Is the World’s Richest ManBloomberg is the top New Yorker on the list, with a cool $18 billion fortune.
  19. gossipmonger
    There’s a Reason Natalie Portman Is Keeping Her Ballet Lover a SecretIt’s another ballet dancer.
  20. gossipmonger
    Jake Gyllenhaal Is Trying to Win Reese Witherspoon Back, With Vintage DinnerwareThat would totally work for us. Then again, Jake giving us a Dixie cup would win us back.
  21. gossipmonger
    Angelina Jolie Gets So Angry That She Tears Brad Pitt’s Shirt OffThat’s what we do when we’re angry with Brad Pitt, too!
  22. a dating story
    Flirting With Proprietary InformationA dating story gone wrong.
  23. imagined conversations
    What Goes On in a Secret Billionaires Meeting?Oprah, Bloomberg, Buffett, and more extremely wealthy people held a secret meeting earlier this month.
  24. bright ideas
    How Cool Would a Microsoft Store Be in New York?About as cool as we would imagine.
  25. company town
    Now We’ll Get to See Even More of the Naked CowboyThe scourge of Times Square is getting his own reality-TV show. Meanwhile, a Cadwalader partner sues over the mold in his Hamptons house, and the ‘Times’ thinks we care too much about people’s personal lives (can’t imagine why), and more, in our daily roundup of industry news.
  26. white men with money
    Bloomberg, Gates Mercifully Decide Against Ruling WorldInstead, they’ll put their vast wealth toward preventing cigarette deaths in developing countries.
  27. gossipmonger
    Was Movie Airbrushing Not Enough for the ‘Sex and the City’ Girls?Plus gossip on Warren Buffett, 50 Cent, and Anne Hathaway, in today’s column roundup.
  28. white men with money
    Why Should Microsoft Try for First Place When It Can Buy Second?With this morning’s announcement that it had made a $44.6 billion offer to buy Yahoo, Microsoft continues a multi-year streak of indicating that it will settle for buying second place instead of battling its way to first. Can’t beat Google at its own game? Here’s an idea: Why not buy the company that’s literally choking on Google’s exhaust? No wonder Bill Gates decided to step back from the day-to-day in 2006. When you’ve ruled the world for a decade-plus, it’s little too much to constantly accept the silver medal.