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    Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos were slammed as hypocrites for lecturing the world on the need to combat climate change by reducing carbon footprint while at the same time reportedly vacationing on superyachts off the coast of Turkey.  Multi-billionaire and Microsoft founder Gates celebrated his 66th birthday in Turkey in the company of fellow tycoon and Amazon founder Bezos on Friday. Bezos was among the 50 guests invited to Gates' private party beside the Mediterranean. It's not clear whether any of Gates' family helped him celebrate at his exclusive bash.  According to reports, Bezos traveled to Gates’ superyacht by helicopter. The Blue Origin founder is said to have made the 120-mile round trip journey by chopper from Govoka to the resort town of Fethiye. The jet fuel used to power helicopters emits 21.095 pounds of carbon dioxide per gallon burned. Since helicopters use up approximately 10.75 miles per gallon, Bezos’ helicopter emitted some 215 pounds of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Both Bezos and Gates are reportedly staying on superyachts - each of which emits 7,020 tons of carbon dioxide per...
    Multi-billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates celebrated his 66th birthday in Turkey in the company of fellow tycoon and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos on Friday. Bezos was among the 50 guests invited to Gates' private party beside the Mediterranean. It's not clear whether any of Gates' family helped him celebrate at his exclusive bash.  Gates - once the richest man on earth who has dropped to fourth on the Forbes Rich List ranking with $124 billion - transported his guests by helicopter from his $2million-a-week rental yacht 'Lana' to the Sea Me Beach club in Fethiye. Lana boasts a gym, jacuzzi, beach club, and swimming pool, Insider reported. After the party, Bezos - who is worth $177 billion, according to Forbes - was reported to have returned by helicopter to his yacht 'Flying Fox' docked in Gokova.   Attendees of the four-hour party were secured of their privacy in the lavish and secluded resort, as workers at the bash were prohibited from using their phones. Multi-billionaire and Microsoft founder Bill Gates celebrated his 66th birthday in Turkey in the company of...
    Canada’s federal government announced Thursday it will ban anyone without a “vaccine passport” — a certificate proving he or she has received a Chinese coronavirus vaccination — from boarding all planes, trains, and ships in Canada for foreign or domestic travel, starting October 30. Everyone 12 years old and older must present proof they have been “fully vaccinated” against the Chinese coronavirus “in order to board domestic or international flights departing from airports in Canada,” effective October 30, the government of Canada said in an update posted to its official travel website on October 21. A passenger wheels his luggage near an Air Canada logo at Toronto Pearson International Airport on April 1, 2020, in Toronto, Canada (Cole Burston/Getty Images). The “vaccine passport” system applies to “air passengers flying on domestic, transborder or international flights departing from airports in Canada, rail passengers on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and marine passengers on non-essential passenger vessels, including cruise ships on voyages of 24 hours or more.” Canada’s federal government is refusing to allow travelers the option to present a negative...
    BILL Gates is one of the richest men who has ever lived and regularly features high on the list of the world's wealthiest individuals. But how much is the Microsoft co-founder worth and is he the richest man in the world? Here's what we know... 3 Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft in 1975 Who is Bill Gates? Bill Gates is the founder of Microsoft. In 2000, he and his then-wife Melinda Gates worked together to form the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world with an endowment of $50billion. Bill Gates stepped down from the board of Microsoft on March 13, 2020, nearly 45 years after he founded the company with Paul Allen and 20 years after he stepped down as CEO in 2000. Gates grew up in Seattle, Washington with his two sisters and parents. He started Microsoft with Paul Allen after dropping out of college. 3Credit: Wikimedia Commons: Kuhlmann/MSC What is Bill Gates net worth? As of May 2021, Gates' net worth was estimated at roughly more than $130.5billion, according to Forbes....
    Ex-Microsoft boss Bill Gates was told by two top executives at the firm to stop sending flirtatious emails to a female employee he had propositioned while he was CEO and married to Melinda Gates more than a decade ago, it has been reported. The revelation comes just months after Gates' wife filed for divorce, claiming that the marriage was 'irretrievably broken.' The divorce was finalized in August. Despite the acrimonious end to their marriage, the former couple reunited over the weekend in Westchester County, New York for the wedding of their oldest daughter, 25-year-old Jennifer Gates. Jennifer Gates wed 30-year-old Egyptian equestrian Nayel Nasser in front of 300 guests at her 142-acre estate in North Salem, New York. The 2008 emails from Gates were sent to a midlevel employee at the software giant. They were later discovered by Microsoft executives. Gates was summoned to a meeting by the company’s top lawyer at the time, Brad Smith, and Lisa Brummel, the firm’s most senior human resources executive. During the meeting, Smith and Brummel told Gates that the emails were inappropriate and...
    The Best Drugstore Moisturizers Are Finally as Good as Those Found Online Injuries a big problem for Golden Knights with Pacioretty, Stone out © fotopress/Getty Images Bill and Melinda Gates' daughter has a lot to celebrate! Jennifer Gates, a 25-year-old medical student, tied the knot with Nayel Nassar, an Olympic showjumper, on Saturday. The eldest child of Bill and Melinda, Jennifer announced her engagement to Nassar in January 2020. The proud parents, who revealed in May that they've decided to end their own marriage after 27 years, also share Phoebe, 19, and Rory, 22 Since Jennifer shared her engagement news, the equestrian hasn't been shy about showing her love for Nayel, 30, on Instagram, sharing photos from their engagement shoot, and expressing her excitement to say I do. She also celebrated her nuptials with a bachelorette trip, and attended a bridal shower thrown by her mom. Keep reading to learn more about the 25-year-old Microsoft heiress. Jennifer and Nayel both graduated from Stanford  View this post on Instagram Jennifer graduated from the California Ivy League university in the spring of 2018 with...
    JENNIFER Gates is the daughter of billionaire Bill Gates and his former wife, Melinda Gates. The 25-year-old is set to inherit a part of her father's fortune. 2Jennifer Gates is the oldest daughter of Bill and Melinda GatesCredit: Getty Images - Getty What is Jennifer Gates' net worth? According to Celebrity Net Worth, Jennifer Gates is worth around $20million. The oldest daughter of multi-billionaire Bill Gates, Jennifer is set to inherit some of her father's fortune. In 2017, Gates announced each of his three children, Jennifer, Phoebe, and Rory, would receive $10million each, and the rest of his money will go to the family's foundation. In August of 2021, Bill and Melinda Gates officially divorced. During their divorce proceedings, Melinda allegedly trust and estate lawyers to her legal team. Divorce experts say this could indicate she may have altered her children's inheritances. Most read in NewsTRAGIC REPORT R&B artist 'dies after being in car accident' as fans farewell young starMOST WANTED Laundrie's parents agree to help search as sleuths think he's in their gardenSHOCK...
    Melinda Gates and Jennifer Gates were spotted spending time together ahead of the much-anticipated wedding in Westchester this weekend. Melinda, 57, and Jennifer, 25, left The Plaza hotel in New York City on Wednesday after attending a luncheon. The mother-daughter duo were all smiles. Jennifer wore a white lace dress paired with nude heels and a white purse. Meanwhile, Melinda opted for an all-pink look. She wore a pink dress accessorized with a matching pink shawl and heels. Jennifer is set to marry Nayel Nassar, a professional showjumper. BILL GATES IS ALL SMILES AS HE ARRIVES IN NYC AHEAD OF DAUGHTER JENNIFER'S LAVISH WEDDING Melinda Gates, Jennifer Gates (Splashnews.com) Jennifer and Nassar reside on the East Coast, according to a Facebook post shared in February. Jennifer is currently an MD Candidate at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Jennifer revealed she didn't think she was smart enough to go to medical school, but was later convinced by mentors at Stanford University. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER "I am deeply interested in studying factors that...
    Jennifer will gather with her groom-to be Nayel Nassar and her freshly-divorced parents at a rehearsal dinner this evening in the stables of their 142-acre estate Beaming bride Jennifer Gates and her dashing groom stepped out on the deck of their home to enjoy a quiet moment on Friday with her recently divorced parents Bill and Melinda Gates, and her little brother. They posed for pictures on the deck then walked as a couple down the driveway, dancing and kissing. Preparations for the multi-million dollar wedding of Bill Gates' daughter are in full gear, with 25-year-old Jennifer planning to gather with her groom-to be Nayel Nassar and her freshly-divorced parents at a rehearsal dinner this evening in the stables of their 142-acre estate. An elaborate tent city has been set up on the property, and on Thursday potted trees were hauled in to block views of the venue from the roadway and give them some semblance of privacy. Beaming bride Jennifer Gates and her dashing groom stepped out on the deck of their home to enjoy a quiet moment on...
    Bill Gates has touched down in New York City for his daughter Jennifer Gates’ wedding this Saturday. The Microsoft founder, 65, grinned as he exited a helicopter at an NYC heliport with a small group of family and friends Thursday, dressed casually in jeans and a polo shirt and carrying a brown leather bag. The Microsoft founder landed in New York City Thursday.SplashNews.com Bill’s NYC arrival was far more understated than ex-wife Melinda Gates’, who also arrived via helicopter Monday while donning looks from several luxury brands, including a light pink Givenchy cardigan sweater and a black Balenciaga tote bag. Melinda, 57, filed for divorce from her billionaire ex in May, with the separation finalized by August. Bill Gates exits a helicopter with his luggage.SplashNews.com Just as Bill landed in the city, Melinda and daughter, bride-to-be Jennifer, 25, were snapped visiting a salon together in preparation for her weekend nuptials. The mother-daughter duo were snapped exiting Tribeca’s Salon M — which offers services including manicures, pedicures and massages — two days before Jennifer says “I do” to equestrian...
    The Gates to relaxation have opened. Jennifer Gates and mom Melinda Gates made time for some pampering hot on the heels of the Microsoft heiress’ upcoming wedding. The duo were snapped exiting Tribeca’s Salon M — which offers services including manicures, pedicures and massages — two days before Jennifer, 25, says “I do” to equestrian Nayel Nassar Saturday on her $16 million Westchester farm. Melinda Gates visits a salon in Tribeca ahead of her daughter’s wedding.BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID Melinda wore a white blouse, black pants and floral flats to the salon, while her eldest child donned a cream-colored coat and turtleneck, blue jeans and white sandals. Bride-to-be Jennifer Gates leaves a salon with her mother.Robert O Neil / SplashNews.com Melinda arrived in New York City via helicopter Monday, rocking a bevy of designer duds, including a light pink Givenchy cardigan and a black Balenciaga tote bag. The 57-year-old filed for divorce from billionaire Bill Gates — who has an estimated net worth of more than $132 billion — in May. The pair’s divorce was finalized that August. Jennifer is seen exiting...
    More On: melinda gates Melinda Gates traveling with presidential-grade security in New York Do Bill and Melinda Gates have more secrets to come out amid divorce? Melinda Gates could be angling to change kids’ $10M inheritance in split Bill Gates spends ‘quality time’ with elder daughter Jennifer amid divorce Divorcée Melinda Gates touched down in New York City dressed to impress. Billionaire Bill Gates’ ex-wife was spotted arriving at the Big Apple via helicopter on Sunday wearing all designer-label duds. The price tag for the casual but chic outfit?Close to $5,000. First up: A light pink Givenchy cardigan sweater that retails for $1,790. Melinda also appeared to be wearing Givenchy low-top sneakers that cost $495 and carrying a black Balenciaga tote bag that retails for $1,290. The 57-year-old finished the ensemble with a pink animal-print face mask. Melinda finalized her divorce from Bill — the fourth-richest person in the world — two months ago after 27 years of marriage. They previously said in a joint statement, “Over the last 27 years, we have raised three incredible children and...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Melinda French Gates, already one of the world’s most prominent philanthropists, will now take on the job of publisher. Gates has formed a nonfiction imprint with Flatiron Books, a division of Macmillan. The imprint, announced Tuesday by Macmillan, is called Moment of Lift Books and will launch with three releases about women and girls, starting in 2023. “While we’ve made tremendous progress towards gender equality in recent decades, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disproportionately affect women’s lives and livelihoods,” Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and founder of Pivotal Ventures, said in a statement. “As the world works to advance an equitable recovery, Moment of Lift Books will publish visionaries who are helping ensure women’s voices and perspectives are not left behind. I hope their stories will inspire readers to join in the global fight for equality.” Planned releases include a book on refugee women by Jina Krause-Vilmar, president and CEO of Upwardly Global, and “Radical Inclusion,” a book about allowing pregnant women to attend school in Sierra Leone, by...
    Bill Gates has floundered while being grilled on his past dinners with Jeffrey Epstein, awkwardly trying to draw a line under the concerns raised by the interviewer by saying, 'Well, he's dead.' The Microsoft founder, 65, first met Epstein at his Manhattan townhouse in 2011 after the financier had been convicted of soliciting sex from a minor in 2008. His continued meetings with Epstein, until at least 2013, are reported to have remained 'a sore spot' for Melinda which factored into their divorce which was announced this year after 27 years of marriage. PBS presenter Judy Woodruff asked: 'You had a number of meetings with Jeffrey Epstein, who - when you met him 10 years ago - was convicted of soliciting prostitution from minors. What did you know about him when you were meeting with him, as you've said yourself, in the hopes of raising money?' Gates immediately started stammering and fidgeting with his ring finger as he replied: 'Uh, you know, I had dinners with him. Uh, I regret doing that. He had relationships he said with people he said...
    Newly-divorced Melinda Gates managed to put her marriage woes aside this past weekend in order to throw her eldest daughter an intimate bridal shower at the $125 million lakefront eco-mansion she once shared with her ex-husband Bill.  The 57-year-old philanthropist played party host for the celebration, which took place in the grounds of the sprawling 66,000-square-foot property, with images shared by bride-to-be Jennifer revealing the group enjoyed drinks while overlooking the lake - before sitting down to an outdoor meal.  In the photos, which were posted on Instagram, the 25-year-old bride and her mother are seen laughing and smiling alongside their guests, with Jennifer praising her mom in her caption, writing: 'Thank you for this incredibly special celebration, @melindafrenchgates.'  The equestrian enthusiast and medical student - who announced her engagement to Egyptian show jumper Nayel Nassar, 30, in January 2020 - went on to thank the 'amazing women' who attended the party, which included several of her closest friends and family members.  Celebration: Newly-divorced Melinda Gates (right) hosted a bridal shower for her eldest daughter Jennifer (center) at the...
    Bill and Melinda Gates attend the Presidential Medals of Freedom ceremonies in the East Room of the White House in Washington, November 22, 2016.Yuri Gripas | Reuters LONDON – Bill and Melinda Gates have backed a U.K. start-up that's trying to design new drugs with artificial intelligence software. Oxford-headquartered Exscientia announced Wednesday that it has signed a four-year deal worth up to $70 million with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The start-up, which competes with the likes of BenevolentAI, said it will use part of the funding to try to develop novel antiviral pills that could be used to treat Covid-19 and stop future pandemics from spreading. Exscientia is focusing on developing treatments for Covid-19 and other coronaviruses, as well as influenza and animal-to-human virus Nipah, which can cause respiratory problems. "The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic underscores the urgency to develop safe and effective broad-spectrum drugs to expand our armory against viruses and their variants," Exscientia CEO Andrew Hopkins said in a statement. Exscientia's "small molecule therapeutics" aim to fight the parts of viruses that are least likely to...
    Bill and Melinda Gates' daughter Jennifer has posted a sweet birthday tribute to her mother, calling her a 'one-of-a-kind mom, woman, and hero' - just two weeks after the billionaire couple finalized their divorce.  Jennifer, 25, shared two images of herself and her mother in honor of the latter's 57th birthday on Sunday, posting both a childhood photo, as well as a more recent snap.  Along with the pictures, Jennifer - who is a medical student in New York - also shared a message of support for her mother, who has spent the last three months hammering out a divorce settlement with Bill that will see the former couple splitting their estimated $130 billion fortune.    Bill and Melinda finalized their divorce at the start of the month, three months after they announced that they were splitting after 27 years of marriage - and amid ongoing allegations that the Microsoft founder sexually harassed employees at the computer company. Tribute: Bill and Melinda Gates' daughter Jennifer posted a touching birthday tribute to her mother on Sunday, calling her a 'one-of-a-kind mom,...
    We Found a Fall Yankee Candle at 40% Off, So You Can Kick Autumn Off Early This Year Ravens activate Lamar Jackson from COVID-19 list On this week’s episode of Us Weekly‘s “Hot Hollywood” podcast, the hosts reveal the winner of Red Robin’s “Spiciest Story of the Week” —and the title goes to Paul Rudd, who has not aged at all since audiences were introduced to him in 1995 movie Clueless. © Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP/Shutterstock Paul Rudd. 'Clueless' Cast: Where Are They Now? Read article Asma Khan, owner of Darjeeling Express in London, opened up about meeting Rudd and shed some light on the mystery that all of Hollywood wonders — how the actor never seems to age. “He just looks so happy. I think the reason why he looks so young is because he’s a good man,” Khan told Insider on Tuesday, August 3. “Both of his kids were with him both times; he’s a very family man. I think he’s a man at peace and that shows.” © Provided by US Weekly Paul Rudd. The hosts also look...
    BILL Gates and disgraced sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein first formed a friendship over a decade ago. Gates ended his relationship with Epstein after he creeped out his wife Melinda, 2Bill Gates has a $125billion net worthCredit: Reuters Were Bill Gates and Jeffrey Epstein friends? Gates' and Epstein's relationship was publicized in 2018, seven years after their first meeting. They claimed their meetings focused on philanthropy. "I met him. I didn't have any business relationship or friendship with him," Gates told the Wall Street Journal in 2019. "I didn't go to New Mexico or Florida or Palm Beach or any of that," he explained. 2Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of having sex with an underaged woman as well as sex traffickingCredit: Getty "There were people around him who were saying, hey, if you want to raise money for global health and get more philanthropy, he knows a lot of rich people." The New York Times also claimed Gates sent an email about Epstein to colleagues in 2011 after their introduction, saying: "His lifestyle is very different and kind of intriguing although it...
    Microsoft founder Bill Gates regrets his gatherings with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financial manager who was accused of child sex trafficking, he told CNN Wednesday."It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there," Gates said.Speaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper Wednesday, Gates said he only met with Epstein in the hopes of raising more money to deal with global health issues."I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge," Gates said. "When it looked like that wasn't a real thing, that relationship ended."MORE: Bill and Melinda Gates divorce was in the works for 2 years, one factor was Epstein connection EMBED More News Videos Bill and Melinda Gates have been in the process of getting divorced for two years, according to The Wall Street Journal, and one factor was revelations that Bill had spent time with Jeffrey Epstein. In July 2019, federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment accusing Epstein of...
    (CNN) — El fundador de Microsoft, Bill Gates, lamenta sus reuniones con Jeffrey Epstein, el adinerado gerente financiero que fue acusado de tráfico sexual infantil, le dijo a CNN el miércoles. “Fue un gran error pasar tiempo con él, darle la credibilidad al estar allí”, dijo Gates. Hablando con Anderson Cooper de CNN el miércoles, Gates dijo que solo se reunió con Epstein con la esperanza de recaudar más dinero para tratar los problemas de salud global. Es oficial: Bill y Melinda Gates ya están divorciados 0:47 “Tuve varias cenas con él, ya sabes, con la esperanza de que pudiera surgir lo que dijo sobre la obtención de miles de millones de dólares de filantropía para la salud mundial a través de los contactos que tenía”, dijo Gates. “Cuando pareció que eso no era algo real, esa relación terminó”. En julio de 2019, los fiscales federales en Nueva York revelaron una acusación penal que acusaba a Epstein de haber operado una red de tráfico sexual en la que abusó sexualmente de decenas de niñas menores de edad, acusaciones que habían...
    More On: bill gates Bill and Melinda Gates reportedly finalize their divorce America’s richest jilted wives join forces for megadonation Bill Gates opens up about divorce at Sun Valley, blames himself: source Scandal-scarred Bill Gates joins fellow billionaires at Sun Valley conference Bill Gates opened up about his recent divorce to Melinda French Gates in an interview on Wednesday and said his relationship to billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was a “mistake.” The Microsoft founder told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that his split with Melinda was a “very sad milestone,” and a source of “personal sadness.” Gates told the anchor that he and his ex-wife will continue their philanthropy work together, citing her “incredible strengths” in furthering the missions of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Melinda has said she will try to work with Bill on the foundation for at least two more years. “I’ve always enjoyed our work together,” Gates told CNN. “You know the two of us can go out and work with leaders and help build the organization, so that would be definitely the best...
    MICROSOFT founder Bill Gates admitted that it was a "huge mistake' to share "several dinners" with disgraced pedophile Jeffrey Epstein. The tech mogul also said he felt "sadness" having finalized his divorce with his wife-of-27 years, Melinda. 4Bill Gates admitted it was a 'huge mistake' to share 'several dinners' with EpsteinCredit: CNN 4Gates reportedly met Epstein numerous timesCredit: Handout via New York Times Bill told CNN Wednesday that he had "concerns" about shamed financier Epstein, MailOnline reports. The Microsoft co-founder said: "I had several dinners with him hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts he had might emerge. "When it looked like that wasn't a real thing that relationship ended.” Gates said: "It was a huge mistake to spend time with him and give him the credibility of being there." Gates' spokesperson told Insider in June that Bill had "absolutely no business partnership or personal friendship" with Epstein and any meetings were for philanthropy. The tech mogul met with Epstein on several occasions, The New York Times reported. In an...
    (CNN)Microsoft founder Bill Gates regrets his gatherings with Jeffrey Epstein, the wealthy financial manager who was accused of child sex trafficking, he told CNN Wednesday. "It was a huge mistake to spend time with him, to give him the credibility of being there," Gates said. Bill and Melinda Gates have been working on their divorce since 2019, WSJ reportsSpeaking with CNN's Anderson Cooper Wednesday, Gates said he only met with Epstein in the hopes of raising more money to deal with global health issues. "I had several dinners with him, you know, hoping that what he said about getting billions of philanthropy for global health through contacts that he had might emerge," Gates said. "When it looked like that wasn't a real thing, that relationship ended."In July 2019, federal prosecutors in New York unsealed a criminal indictment accusing Epstein of having operated a sex trafficking ring in which he sexually abused dozens of underage girls, allegations that had circulated around the politically connected businessman for years.Read MoreThe well-connected hedge fund manager previously evaded similar charges when he secured a...
    Anderson Cooper interviewed Bill Gates on Wednesday night for a discussion that was mostly about the Gates Foundation and its efforts to help end the pandemic. However, the CNN host didn’t exactly ease into the interview. Though Gates seemed prepared for the uncomfortable questions, that didn’t make the beginning of the interview any smoother. “Since we last spoke there’s been more reporting about certain topics,” noted Cooper. “I wanted to ask you a couple of questions about that. I know you feel some things have been misreported.” Cooper asked about Gates’s divorce from his wife Melinda, which was finalized on Monday. “On a personal level, how are you doing?” The Microsoft founder called it “a sad milestone” and called her a “great person and that partnership that we had coming to an end is a source of great personal sadness.” He noted that he and Melinda will attempt to continue working together through the Gates Foundation. “There’s a couple of things, reporting that’ve been out there I want to ask you about,” said Cooper. “I think it’s no one’s business what...
    SEATTLE — The divorce of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates has been finalized. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced in May they were ending their 27-year marriage and on Monday a King County Superior Court judge signed the dissolution decree. The New York Times reports the court documents didn’t detail how they would divide their assets. Bill Gates was formerly the world’s richest person and his fortune is estimated at about $150 billion. They met after she began working at Microsoft as a product manager in 1987. The two were married in 1994 in Hawaii. The Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment worth about $50 billion. It has focused on global health and development and U.S. education issues since incorporating in 2000. The two have said they will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, The Bill and...
    Bill and Melinda Gates' divorce has been finalized nearly three months after they announced their 27-year marriage had come to an end.   The billionaire Microsoft founder, 65, and his wife, 56, shocked the world when they took to Twitter to break the news of their divorce back on May 4.  They tweeted that they 'no longer believe we can grow together as a couple' but they will still continue to work together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Three months later a judge of the Superior Court of the State of Washington for King County signed off on the divorce on Monday. There was no prenup and the couple instead divided their assets based on a separation contract with undisclosed terms. The settlement between Gates, whose net worth is estimated at more than $130billion, and his ex could leave Melinda with over $65billion, TMZ reported. Melinda has also indicated that she will keep Gates as her last name. When reflecting on his marriage with Melinda Gates was reportedly on the verge of tears at last month's ‘billionaire summer camp’ as...
    Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has officially divorced from his wife of 27 years, Melinda, Fox Business reported. A judge officially signed off on their divorce, according to documents obtained by Fox Business. The couple previously announced their decision in May. “We have raised three incredible children and built a foundation that works all over the world to enable all people to lead healthy, productive lives,” they said in a statement at the time. “We ask for space and privacy for our family as we begin to navigate this new life.” (RELATED: Bill And Melinda Gates Are Getting Divorced) The Microsoft co-founder announced his and his wife’s divorce in May of 2021. https://t.co/juSL1wFapk — FOX 10 Phoenix (@FOX10Phoenix) August 2, 2021 “This marriage is irretrievably broken,” the court filings read, according to Fox Business. The filings also detailed that neither Bill nor Melinda will receive any spousal support as a result of the divorce. The two will adhere to the stipulations of their “separation contract” which is a verbal agreement the two made when they decided to divorce, Fox Business reported. As...
    New York (CNN Business)Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are officially divorced, after a judge approved their split on Monday. The powerhouse couple — who met at Microsoft (MSFT) in 1987 and married in 1994 — announced in May that they would be ending their marriage after 27 years, saying, "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple in this next phase of our lives." French Gates filed the petition for divorce in King County, Washington. The couple's divorce agreement was pursuant to a separation contract, which is not public. Neither person will pay spousal support, according to court documents filed Monday. No other financial details are included in publicly available documents. As of Monday, Gates' net worth was around $152 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, which means he and French Gates could each be worth around $76 billion following the divorce. French Gates does not plan to change her name, according to court documents. Read MoreMicrosoft names CEO Satya Nadella as chairmanWhen the couple first announced their divorce, they said they would continue to...
    One of the largest divorces in history is officially complete. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates finalized their divorce on Monday, according to filings submitted in King County, Washington. It was not immediately clear how they planned to divide their assets; the pair signed a “separation contract” that was not filed with the court. Melinda French Gates, who will retain her last name, will almost certainly emerge as one of the richest women in the world. Forbes currently pegs their combined net worth at more than $131 billion. The co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—the planet’s largest private charity—announced their divorce in May. In the months since, Bill Gates has been engulfed in a media frenzy over allegations of impropriety. As The Daily Beast reported in May, he allegedly had a more extensive relationship with Jeffrey Epstein than was previously known publicly, which caused a strain on the couple’s marriage. Because the pair have no children under 18, the divorce order does not include any child support. The filing says that any other “post-secondary support” is outlined...
    In this article MSFTBill and Melinda French GatesChris Ratcliffe | Bloomberg | Getty ImagesMicrosoft Co-Founder Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates have gotten divorced after 27 years of marriage. A Monday filing with the King County Superior Court of Washington made the move official, three months after the couple announced their plan to split up. Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates were among the most prominent couples in global business, having once worked together. They traveled together and participated in joint media interviews. Melinda French Gates had been uncomfortable with her husband's connection with billionaire investor Jeffrey Epstein, and after media outlets published details on the bond between the two men, she hired divorce lawyers, the New York Times reported in May. Monday's filing says neither spouse asked for a name change, but it doesn't give insight into everything that will be changing. A separation contract was not filed with the court. While the two have agreed to keep working together on philanthropy, it's possible that collaboration will also end along with the marriage. Last month the Bill & Melinda...
    More On: bill gates America’s richest jilted wives join forces for megadonation Bill Gates opens up about divorce at Sun Valley, blames himself: source Scandal-scarred Bill Gates joins fellow billionaires at Sun Valley conference Melinda Gates agrees to quit foundation if she can’t work with Bill Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates and estranged wife Melinda finalized their divorce Monday — months after they first announced their split, a report said. A judge formally signed off on the pair’s divorce, TMZ reported, citing court documents. The gossip outlet did not specify the name of the judge or where the documents were filed. The Microsoft co-founder and his wife announced they were breaking up after 27 years of marriage in May. The pair founded the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation while they were together and built it into one of the largest charitable organizations in the world. He was listed as the fourth richest person in the world by Forbes this year with an estimated $124 billion fortune. Filed under bill gates ,  billionaires ,  melinda gates , ...
    Billionaire tech exes Mackenzie Scott - formerly MacKenzie Bezos - and Melinda French Gates teamed up to donate nearly $50million to fund gender-equality projects.  Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos - who Forbes says is the richest person in the world at a value of over $200billion - has been criticized for years for not sharing his mega-wealth.    The two philanthropists - along with the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman - awarded $10million each to four projects as part of the The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, a funding competition launched in June 2020 with the goal of expanding women’s power and influence in the US.  Two additional finalists were given $4million each for the projects, which were chosen from a pool of more than 500 proposals submitted from across the country. Melinda French Gates (left) and MacKenzie Scott, along with along with the family foundation of billionaire Lynn Schusterman - awarded $10million each to four projects as part of the The Equality Can’t Wait Challenge and an additional $4million each to two finalists  French Gates is going through a divorce with...
    More On: melinda gates Melinda Gates agrees to quit foundation if she can’t work with Bill Melinda Gates spotted without wedding ring at first appearance since divorce Bill Gates was an office bully who opposed diversity efforts, report claims Bill Gates is a potato farmer, hoeing for McDonald’s fries The divorcee and soon-to-be divorcee of two of the richest men in the world are teaming up to give away $40 million to four organizations that promote gender equality. Melinda French Gates, the estranged wife of Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ ex-wife Mackenzie Scott announced the donation together. The awardees were selected through the Equality Can’t Wait Challenge, hosted by French Gates’ investment firm Pivotal Ventures and supported by Scott and her science teacher husband Dan Jewett. Billionaire philanthropist Lynn Schusterman’s family foundation also supported the donation. “The awardees are strong teams working on the front lines and from within communities to help women build power in their lives and careers,” Scott, who divorced Bezos in 2019 and quickly became the world’s richest woman, said in a statement. “And best...
    New York (CNN Business)In a powerful philanthropic pairing, Melinda French Gates and McKenzie Scott have teamed up to direct $40 million to advancing the power and influence of American women over the next decade. The donation is being awarded to winners of the Equality Can't Wait Challenge, a competition hosted by French Gates' investment firm Pivotal Ventures, with financial support from Scott and her husband, Dan Jewett, as well as from the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies. The challenge billed itself as "the first competition centered on gender and equality in the U.S. with an award of this magnitude and ... an opportunity to invest in and empower women leaders." The four contest winners — which were chosen from among 550 applicants — proposed various creative ways to empower and improve the lives of women and gender non-conforming people in the United States. They include establishing publicly supported infrastructure for childcare and other forms of caregiving; creating training for women interested in software development careers; accelerating young women's trajectories through college and their early careers; and growing "impactful businesses...
    Combination showing Melinda French Gates (L) and Mackenzie Scott.Getty Images MacKenzie Scott and Melinda French Gates partnered up Thursday to give away $40 million to four organizations that promote gender equality. The projects, which were awarded $10 million each, are focused on gender equality in caregiving, tech, higher education and minority communities. An additional $8 million was split between two finalists working on issues of domestic violence and training young women "to flex their political power." The recipients were selected as part of the Equality Can't Wait Challenge, which was hosted by Gates' investment company Pivotal Ventures, with support from Scott and her husband Dan Jewett, and billionaire philanthropist Lynn Schusterman's foundation. The awardees were selected from a pool of more than 550 applicants. "We can break the patterns of history and advance gender equality, but we must commit to lifting up organizations, like the ones receiving awards today, that are ready to lift up women and girls," French Gates said in a statement. Scott added the awardees are "strong teams working on the front lines and from within communities...
    TECH mogul Bill Gates was outspoken about the coronavirus vaccines during their development. In fact, Gates said that Covid-19 medication and future vaccines should be distributed to people who need them the most and not to “the highest bidder.” 2Bill Gates tweeted a photo of himself receiving his first dose of the Covid vaccine in January 2021Credit: Twitter @billgates Is Bill Gates vaccinated against Covid? During the development of the Covid jab, Gates warned against the vaccine going to the higher bidder, claiming "we'll have a deadlier pandemic." “If we just let drugs and vaccines go to the highest bidder, instead of to the people and the places where they are most needed, we’ll have a longer, more unjust deadlier pandemic,” Gates said last year at a remote Covid-19 conference hosted by the International AIDS Society. “We need leaders to make these hard decisions about distributing based on equity, not just on market-driven factors." As the Covid vaccines began rolling out to the public in January 2021, Gates was among those recipients. On January 22, 2021, Gates tweeted a photo...
    (CNN)Here is a look at the life of Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft.PersonalBirth date: October 28, 1955Birth place: Seattle, WashingtonBirth name: William Henry Gates IIIRead MoreFather: William Henry Gates II, attorneyMother: Mary (Maxwell) Gates, schoolteacherMarriage: Melinda (French) Gates (January 1, 1994-present) Children: Phoebe Adele, 2002; Rory John, 1999; Jennifer Katharine, 1996Education: Attended Harvard University, 1973-1975Other FactsWas No. 1 on the Forbes World's Billionaires List for 12 consecutive years from 1995 to 2007. As of 2019, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has issued $54.8 billion in grant payments to charitable causes. Microsoft is the world's largest software company.Timeline1968 - Begins programming computers at age 13. 1972 - While still in school, co-founds Traf-O-Data, a company which analyzes local traffic patterns.Summer 1972 - Congressional page for the US House of Representatives.1975 - Drops out of Harvard and co-founds Microsoft (formerly Micro Soft) with Paul Allen.1977-1982 - President of Microsoft.1980 - Develops MS-DOS (Microsoft Disk Operating System) for IBM. Two million copies are sold by 1984, and by the early 1990s, more than 100 million copies are sold.1981-2014 - Chairman of the...
    Those hoping to get a selfie with Melinda Gates while she’s in town will be bitterly disappointed. Spies spotted the soon-to-be-former Mrs. Bill Gates at private club Zero Bond on Thursday surrounded by a total of six bodyguards and three SUVs. A veteran of the celebrity scene said they’d never seen such a strike force, adding that even the biggest stars have just two cars in their coterie. They said a detail the size of Gates’ is usually reserved only for people in the top levels of government, or former presidents. BILL, MELINDA GATES' SPLIT AFTER 27 YEARS OF MARRIAGE WAS DUE TO A ‘COMBO OF THINGS’: REPORT Melinda Gates seen on the streets of Manhattan on July 08, 2021 in New York City. (James Devaney/GC Images) We’re told she also went by famed Tribeca comfort food spot Bubby’s and has been staying at a trendy downtown hotel. Of course, Melinda is in the middle of a peculiar divorce from Microsoft co-founder and occasional world’s richest man Bill Gates, amid reports that he had a five-year affair with...
    BILL Gates reportedly blamed himself for his divorce from Melinda as he "spilled" about their split at the Sun Valley billionaires conference. The Microsoft co-founder reportedly spoke about he and Melinda's divorce after 27 years of marriage at the exclusive Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference last week. 2Gates arrived at the Sun Valley Conference last weekCredit: Getty 2Bill and Melinda split after 27 years of marriageCredit: Reuters One attendee told The New York Post that during an "off the record" Q&A session, Gates "fessed up to messing up" his marriage. "He basically referred to the fact that it [the divorce] was his fault," the source said. "He did seem a bit emotional about it," the source added. "He might have been on the verge of tears." The outlet reported that Gates did not use the word "affair" when discussing the end of his nearly three-decade-long marriage. Another attendee told the outlet that Gates' candor was "very moving." Most read in NewsSHOT DEADIndian Red Boy's autopsy expected after rapper shot dead while on Instagram LiveGUNNED DOWNLatest updates as rapper KTS...
    Bill Gates was reportedly on the verge of tears at last week’s ‘billionaire summer camp’ as he ‘fessed up to messing up’ his marriage to soon-to-be-ex-wife Melinda French Gates. The billionaire philanthropist opened up about his pending divorce to his wife of 27 years during an ‘off the record’ question-and-answer session at the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho last week, the New York Post reported. 'He fessed up to messing up,' one of the attendees told the Post. 'He basically referred to the fact that it [the divorce] was his fault.' The source added: 'He did seem a bit emotional about it. He might have been on the verge of tears.' Bill Gates is seen right alongside Chubb Limited CEO Evan Greenberg at the Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference in Sun Valley, Idaho on Thursday Gates was reportedly on the verge of tears at last week’s ‘billionaire summer camp’ as he ‘fessed up to messing up’ his marriage to soon-to-be-ex-wife Melinda French Gates Gates, 65, came under scrutiny after he and Melinda Gates...
    More On: bill gates Scandal-scarred Bill Gates joins fellow billionaires at Sun Valley conference Melinda Gates agrees to quit foundation if she can’t work with Bill Melinda Gates spotted without wedding ring at first appearance since divorce Bill Gates was an office bully who opposed diversity efforts, report claims Scandal-plagued Bill Gates opened up about his messy divorce at the exclusive Allen & Co. “summer camp for billionaires” last week in an “emotional” session that one attendee said had the Microsoft founder on the verge of tears, The Post has learned.  During an “off the record” Q&A session that followed his talk on climate change, CNBC host Becky Quick asked Gates about his divorce from Melinda, his wife of 27 years, and the future of the Gates Foundation.  “He fessed up to messing up,” an attendee said. “He basically referred to the fact that it [the divorce] was his fault.” “He did seem a bit emotional about it,” the attendee added. “He might have been on the verge of tears.”  Gates did not use the word “affair” when discussing...
    More On: melinda gates Do Bill and Melinda Gates have more secrets to come out amid divorce? Melinda Gates could be angling to change kids’ $10M inheritance in split Bill Gates spends ‘quality time’ with elder daughter Jennifer amid divorce Bill and Melinda Gates’ divorce hot topic at Miami finance party Those hoping to get a selfie with Melinda Gates while she’s in town will be bitterly disappointed. Spies spotted the soon-to-be-former Mrs. Bill Gates at private club Zero Bond Thursday surrounded by a total of six bodyguards and three SUVs. A veteran of the celebrity scene said they’d never seen such a strike force, adding that even the biggest stars have just two cars in their coterie. They said the size Ms. Gates detail is usually reserved only for people in the top levels of government, or former presidents. We’re told she also went by famed Tribeca comfort food spot Bubby’s and has been staying at a trendy downtown hotel. Of course, Melinda is in the middle of a peculiar divorce from Microsoft founder and occasional world’s-richest-man,...
    More On: bill gates Scandal-scarred Bill Gates joins fellow billionaires at Sun Valley conference Melinda Gates agrees to quit foundation if she can’t work with Bill Melinda Gates spotted without wedding ring at first appearance since divorce Bill Gates was an office bully who opposed diversity efforts, report claims Bill Gates managed an appearance last week at Allen & Co.’s “summer camp for billionaires” in Sun Valley, Idaho — but he wasn’t exactly a barrel of fun.  After flying into the tech-and-media conference late, the scandal-plagued Microsoft co-founder attended an exclusive dinner hosted by former Allen & Co. President Herb Allen, breaking bread with heavy hitters including Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg on Thursday night, sources said. Gates was also seen walking and talking with Zuckerberg on Thursday, Variety reported. The next day, Gates gave a talk on climate change and even opened up about his divorce in a Q&A session, attendees said. Nevertheless, the legendary tech tycoon seemed “agitated” throughout his stay and brushed off other attendees who tried to come up and talk to...
    New York (CNN Business)Editor's Note: A version of this story appeared in CNN Business' Nightcap newsletter. To get it in your inbox, sign up for free, here. CO-PARENT TRAP Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates are giving themselves a two-year trial period to see if they can co-parent their multibillion-dollar charitable foundation baby. When the couple announced their divorce two months ago, they said they would both stay on as co-chairs of the Gates Foundation, which they set up together more than 20 years ago. But on Wednesday, the foundation's CEO announced a contingency plan "to ensure the continuity of the foundation's work." That's a nice way of saying they realize the capital-T Truth that working with one's ex is an exceptionally terrible idea.Read MoreHere's the deal: They'll try running this thing in parallel for a bit, but if they can't stand it, Bill will essentially buy Melinda out so that she can do her own philanthropic work. She would receive "personal resources" from her ex-husband — resources that would be "completely separate from the foundation's endowment," the foundation's CEO...
    By HALELUYA HADERO | Associated Press NEW YORK — Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates will continue to work together as co-chairs of their foundation even after their planned divorce. However, if after two years Gates and French Gates decide they cannot continue in their roles, French Gates will resign her positions as co-chair and trustee, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday. If French Gates resigns, Gates would essentially buy her out of the foundation, one of the world’s largest private charitable organizations, and she would receive resources from him to do her own philanthropic work. The resources received would be separate from the foundation’s endowment, according to the announcement. Mark Suzman, the foundation’s CEO, said in an interview with The Associated Press that the announcement was made so the former couple could be “transparent about an agreement they’ve made with each other.” “That is part of the private agreement between the two of them as part of their wider divorce agreement,” Suzman said. “They’ve both assured me, individually and together, and in the way they’ve been showing...