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Gates joins Bezos as the only two members of the $US100 billion club

Gates joins Bezos as the only two members of the $US100 billion club

Of the world's 2,800 billionaires, 145 are worth at least $US10 billion, making them decabillionaires. Now, the world has two centibillionaires simultaneously.

  • by Devon Pendleton and Tom Metcalf

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Bill Gates has an idea on how to tax those with 'big fortunes'
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Bill Gates has an idea on how to tax those with 'big fortunes'

Bill Gates says it's appropriate for the wealthy to pay more taxes, and he thinks he knows the way to do it.

  • by Ros Krasny
Not a charade: Bill, Melinda Gates defend billionaire philanthropists
Bill Gates

Not a charade: Bill, Melinda Gates defend billionaire philanthropists

Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good.

  • by Sally Ho
'Sexist' data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say
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'Sexist' data is holding women back, Bill and Melinda Gates say

 "Sexist" data is making it harder to improve women and girls' lives, the world's leading philanthropic couple Bill and Melinda Gates said on Tuesday in an open letter.

  • by Sonia Elks
How Bill Gates aims to save $300b by reinventing the toilet
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How Bill Gates aims to save $300b by reinventing the toilet

Bill Gates thinks toilets are a serious business. "I never imagined that I'd know so much about poop," the billionaire philanthropist says.

'I've been preparing for ten years': Alibaba's Jack Ma outlines succession plans
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'I've been preparing for ten years': Alibaba's Jack Ma outlines succession plans

He helped found his company in his apartment 20 years ago, now China's richest man has outlined his next move.

  • by Lulu Yilun Chen
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Mark Zuckerberg tops Buffett to become world's third-richest man
Mark Zuckerberg

Mark Zuckerberg tops Buffett to become world's third-richest man

Shrugging off Facebook's data scandal, his wealth continues to rise. For the first time in history, the three richest people on earth made their fortunes in technology.

  • by Tom Metcalf & Jack Witzig
'Rat poison squared': Buffett, Gates take aim at bitcoin
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'Rat poison squared': Buffett, Gates take aim at bitcoin

Bitcoin is getting no love from two of the world's wealthiest men.

  • by Camila Russo & Katherine Chiglinsky
Bill Gates backs technology to change mosquitoes' DNA in fight to end malaria
Bill Gates

Bill Gates backs technology to change mosquitoes' DNA in fight to end malaria

Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes' DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, says Bill Gates.

  • by Kate Helland