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    Blackstone, Bill Gates join hands for Signature Aviation bid as Carlyle circles

    Blackstone and Cascade, which owns a near 20% stake in London-based Signature, are in advanced talks with the company about their proposal that involves a cash offer of 3.81 pounds per share, Blackstone said.

    Next four to six months could be worst of pandemic: Bill Gates

    In recent weeks, the US is experiencing record high cases, deaths and hospitalisations. "I thought the US would do a better job handling it," said Gates, who in 2015 had warned the world of such a pandemic.

    Bill Gates, the coronavirus and the quest to vaccinate the world

    If the initiative, aided by Gates’ fortune and focus, manages to help protect the world’s poor from a virus that has already killed more than 1.3 million people, it will affirm the strategies he has promoted in his philanthropic work, including incentives for drug companies.

    Throwback diaries: Bill Gates holding daughter Jennifer in a fruit basket will make you smile

    Jennifer Gates shared a picture of herself with parents Bill and Melinda, on Instagram.

    Conspiracy theories slow down Covid-19 vaccination drive in India

    While Facebook has banned anti-vaccine groups, other platforms such as Twitter and WhatsApp are fuelling vaccine rumours and fear mongering. One of the bizarre conspiracy theories doing the rounds is that billionaire Bill Gates is funding some vaccine manufacturers because he wants to reduce population growth!

    End 2020 on a good note, read 5 books recommended by Bill Gates, this holiday season

    Gates wrote that there were times when he wanted to dwelve deeper into social issues like Black Lives Matter protests.

    Global leaders hail India's scientific innovation, decisive action to combat COVID-19

    The Drug Controller General of India on Sunday approved the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine Covishield, manufactured by the Serum Institute and indigenously developed Covaxin of Bharat Biotech, for restricted emergency use in the country, paving the way for a massive inoculation drive.

    Bill Gates calls India’s digital finance approach a global model

    “If people are going to study one country right now, other than China, I’d say they should look at India,” Gates said at the Singapore Fintech Festival on Tuesday.

    Elon Musk becomes 2nd richest person on planet, overtakes Bill Gates

    Elon Musk, the charismatic chief of electric automaker Tesla, has overtaken Bill Gates to become the world's second richest person, according to the Bloomberg list of billionaires. The South African-born Musk, 49, added $7.2 billion in wealth on Monday alone following Tesla's latest surge. He now has an estimated $128 billion. The outspoken Musk, who is also cofounder of SpaceX, had already overtaken numerous luminaries in recent weeks, including Facebook Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg and Bernard Arnault, the head of French luxury giant LVMH.Elon Musk becomes 2nd richest person on planet, overtakes Bill Gates

    Elon Musk overtakes Bill Gates to grab world’s second-richest ranking

    The 49-year-old entrepreneur’s net worth soared $7.2 billion to $127.9 billion, driven by yet another surge in Tesla’s share price.

    Bill Gates lauds use of Aadhaar and NPCI in India

    Chairman of Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, in an exclusive conversation with TOI's Surojit Gupta, said the whole Aadhaar and NPCI digital financial system in India has proven to be once again a "huge asset". "Getting payments out through digital cash transfers, that has been a fantastic thing, and obviously, India has done that at a scale that no other country ever has," he said. "India was able to use its digital financial capability where Aadhaar and the overall NPCI payment system works very well," Gates further added.Bill Gates lauds use of Aadhaar and NPCI in India

    Digital India and India stack have made the country stand out: Satya Nadella

    “Bill Gates is always talking about how can we take what has been developed in India and make it available as a stack to all countries. So I think it's an inspired set of choices that came about because of the state prioritizing that digital infrastructure as a public good can help lift all companies and all citizens in India and that's great to see,” said Nadella.

    With first dibs on vaccines, rich countries have ‘cleared the shelves’

    While many poor nations may be able to vaccinate at most 20% of their populations in 2021, some of the world’s richest countries have reserved enough doses to immunize their own multiple times over.

    Reliance Industries to invest up to $50 million in Bill Gates' Breakthrough Energy Ventures

    “The capital contribution commitment of $50 million constitutes 5.75 per cent of the size of the fund contemplated at present. The said investment will be made in tranches over the next 8-10 years,” RIL said in a regulatory filing.

    Gates Foundation pledges $250 mn more for battle against COVID-19

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday pledged an additional $250 million to support the development of low-cost and easier to deliver treatments and vaccines against COVID-19.

    Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: Bill Gates on Vaccine

    Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivers a video message at the high-level side event "Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic".This event hosted by The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Kingdom, South Africa, and the UN Secretary-General aims to build stronger political consensus for a coordinated global response to COVID-19 and champion the importance and urgency of equitable access to new tools, especially effective vaccines. It also seeks to catalyze a step-change in support for the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT-A), the most promising solution for global equitable access to the tools needed to accelerate the end of the pandemic.Accelerating the end of the COVID-19 pandemic: Bill Gates on Vaccine

    Bill Gates Sr, father of Microsoft's co-founder, passes away at 94

    The cause was Alzheimer's disease, his family said in an announcement on Tuesday. William Henry Gates II was born Nov. 30, 1925, in Bremerton, Washington,

    Tesla market value crosses $500 billion in meteoric rally

    Shares of the electric-car maker have risen nearly 28% since the S&P Dow Jones Indices decided to add the company to the benchmark index from Dec. 21.

    9 mental models that can help boost your career

    Like any tool, a mental model is neither correct nor effective all the time. However, having many mental models gives you multiple paths to a good result. Here are a few great models to understand and use to supercharge your career.

    Adani’s wealth grows most on India rich list

    Adani is closely followed by Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries whose personal wealth, as reflected in his share of the Reliance group market cap, rose by $16.9 billion. Elon Musk of Tesla leads the table with his wealth surging $92 billion to $120 billion so far in 2020; while Jeff Bezos (of Amazon) and Zhong Shanshan’s (of Nongfu Spring) wealth has risen by $68 billion and $57 billion, respectively.

    Coronavirus pandemic is the catalyst to speed up technological changes, says Anand Mahindra

    "The crisis has shaken up the way we view the world and exposed the fault lines in our society. It has also emphasised the necessity for quick and relevant solutions for the new world that is rising from the ashes of the old," said Mahindra.

    Rich world could be close to normal by late 2021 if vaccine works: Bill Gates

    "By late next year you can have things going back pretty close to normal - that's the best case," Gates, 64, told The Wall Street Journal CEO Council. "We still don't know whether these vaccines will succeed," Gates said. "Now the capacity will take time to ramp up. And so the allocation within the U.S., and between the U.S. and other countries will be a very top point of contention."

    Bill Gates urges U.S. to help poorer countries get vaccines

    Gates said he has encouraged congressional lawmakers to consider adding $8 billion to the economic relief bill currently being debated that will be devoted to helping less-developed nations procure an eventual vaccine to stop the spread of Covid-19.

    The world should get a COVID-19 vaccine by early 2021, says Microsoft founder Bill Gates

    "I am optimistic that by early next year, of the six western constructs, probably three or four will have shown safety and efficacy, and four of those can be made at large scale and low cost, including AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson, Novavax and Sanofi," the co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation told the ET Global Business Summit.

    Work from home culture to continue even after pandemic ends: Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, who co-founded Microsoft and also the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, said he has not travelled for work this whole year.

    As we get a vaccine approved in the next 4 months, India can play a big role: Bill Gates

    ‘I hope the AstraZeneca vaccine works because then we will be able to start vaccinating people in India and other developing countries in the first half of next year.’

    ET Women’s Forum: Covid plans need women experts, says Melinda Gates

    Gates feels being a feminist means believing that every woman should be able to use her voice.

    India's role in production of COVID-19 vaccine critical in containing pandemic: Bill Gates

    In an exclusive interview to PTI, Gates, whose foundation is focusing on fighting the pandemic, called it the "next biggest thing" the world has been confronted with after the World War.

    Midwifing the vaccine: The When is visible but there’s much left to do on the Who and How

    The big ‘but’ butts into scalability. The usual sticking point of lab-to-arm is hugely multiplied when dealing with a totally new vaccine against a novel virus to be administered in the midst of a raging pandemic.

    On L&T boss's bookshelf: Biographies of Steve Jobs & Bill Gates, Alfred Sloan's 'My Years with General Motors'

    SN Subrahmanyan is also spending time playing chess and monopoly with his family.

    As we get vaccine approved in next 4 months, India can play a big role: Bill Gates at ET-GBS summit

    "I’m very hopeful that India, as we get a vaccine approved sometime in the next four months, can play a big role, but this is a huge challenge for a middle-income country", says says Co- Chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation at the ET-GBS summit.As we get vaccine approved in next 4 months, India can play a big role: Bill Gates at ET-GBS summit

    Modi, Shahrukh, Sudha Murty among most admired persons, says a UK-based survey

    YouGov, an internet-based market research and data analytics firm, said it conducted the survey from January to March this year. Modi figures at the fourth place after Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Xi Jinping in its list.

    Wadhwani Institute of AI testing tool to detect Covid-19 through cough patterns

    The idea behind the initiative is to help health care and civic authorities speed up testing by filtering out patients with Covid-19-like symptoms but without the infection.

    Coronavirus pandemic pushed 37 million into extreme poverty: Gates Foundation

    Citing a projection by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the report said the global economy will lose USD 12 trillion or more by the end of 2021 despite spending of USD 18 trillion in trying to stimulate growth around the world.

    COVID-19 has set global health progress back decades: Gates Foundation

    The Foundation's Goalkeepers report, which tracks progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of reducing poverty and improving health, found that in the past year, by nearly every indicator, the world has regressed.

    Elon Musk loses a Titan in six hours as Tesla share price plunges; wealth dips by $16 billion

    Tesla stock plunged 21 per cent in Tuesday’s session, logging its biggest daily percentage drop as the electric carmaker was excluded from a group of companies being added to the S&P 500.

    Indian pharma industry capable of producing COVID-19 vaccines for entire world: Bill Gates

    Speaking in a documentary -- COVID-19: India's War Against The Virus -- to be premiered on Discovery Plus this (Thursday) evening, Gates said India also faces a huge challenge due to the health crisis because of its gigantic size and urban centres with a lot of population density.

    Twitter accounts of Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk hacked in Bitcoin scam

    The ruse included bogus tweets from Barack Obama, Kim Kardashian, Kanye West & Joe Biden as well.

    Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

    The ruse included bogus tweets from former President Barack Obama, Democratic presidential front-runner Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg and a number of tech billionaires including Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Celebrities Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian West, were also hacked.

    Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others hacked to run Bitcoin Scam

    A number of high profile Twitter accounts including that of US presidential hopeful Joe Biden, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates and of Apple were simultaneously hacked on Wednesday by attackers to carry out what appeared to be a cryptocurrency scam. Twitter says it is investigating the issue. The company’s shares declined 2.3% post market.Twitter accounts of Obama, Biden, Elon Musk, Bill Gates and others hacked to run Bitcoin Scam

    PM Modi's 'proactive measures' in combating coronavirus impresses Bill Gates

    In a letter, Microsoft co-founder lauded the 'Aarogya Setu' digital app for coronavirus tracking & contact tracing.

    Business insights in the pandemic: The 2 books Bill Gates recommends from his bookshelf

    If you’re looking for insights to help navigate the Covid-19 economic fallout, here are two books Gates would recommend.

    Art of giving: Non-billionaire Indians pledge to give 50% of their wealth in charity

    The promise is only to give the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes either during their lifetime or in their will. It is not legally binding but there is moral accountability to one’s self and to each other.

    Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune surpasses $100 billion

    The staggering numbers have put Big Tech under increased scrutiny, with Zuckerberg, Bezos, Apple Inc. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook and Alphabet Inc. head Sundar Pichai testifying before Congress last month to defend allegations that their power and influence are out of control.

    Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft board to serve humanity

    The 64-year-old stopped being involved in day-to-day operations at the firm more than a decade ago, turning his attention to the foundation he launched with his wife, Melinda.

    Bezos, Zuckerberg and Musk have made $115 billion this year

    The mind-boggling accumulation of money underway in technology is unrivaled in speed and scale. No other group of executives has prospered to such a degree. Indeed, the world’s richest people are growing even richer, even faster, as the coronavirus pandemic upends the global economy and drives ever more activity online.

    Bridge, golf and mattress testing: Inside Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s many years of friendship

    Even in times of social distancing, Gates and Buffett are keeping their friendship strong with online bridge.

    Venture investors double their bets on faux meat startups

    This year’s biggest funding deals included Beyond Meat rival Impossible Foods Inc., which raised $500 million to support expansion of its vegan burgers, and Swedish oat-milk maker Oatly AB, which raised $200 million this month in a deal backed by Blackstone Group Inc. that values the company at $2 billion.

    Twitter says hackers 'manipulated' employees to access accounts

    Hackers accessed Twitter's internal systems to hijack some of the platform's top voices including U.S. presidential candidate Joe Biden, reality TV star Kim Kardashian, former U.S. President Barack Obama and billionaire Elon Musk and used them to solicit digital currency.

    Twitter says about 130 accounts were targeted in cyber attack this week

    In its latest statement, Twitter said that the hackers were able to gain control to a "small subset" of the targeted accounts, and send tweets from them.

    Twitter says about 130 accounts were targeted in cyber attack this week

    Accounts of celebrities and political figures including Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk were hacked during the cyber attack on Wednesday. Twitter added that it was continuing to assess whether hackers were able to access private data of the targeted accounts.

    Twitter breach a big lesson for all sectors on cyber security preparedness: Saket Modi

    ‘Imagine what the other sectors will be doing if a sophisticated attack like this happens’

    Bill Gates-led fund invests in making lithium mining more sustainable

    About 75% of the world’s lithium is trapped in underground deposits of briny water that contain a mixture of salts. The typical way to recover lithium is to pump the water to the surface into miles-long salt ponds and let the water evaporate.

    Biden, Gates, other Twitter accounts hacked in Bitcoin scam

    Unidentified hackers have broken into the Twitter accounts of technology moguls, politicians, celebrities and major companies in an apparent Bitcoin scam.

    Watch: PM Modi interacts with Bill Gates via video conferencing on global response to Covid-19

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with co-chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates via video conferencing on May 14. The dignitaries discussed global response to COVID-19. They also discussed about the importance of global coordination on scientific innovation and R&D to combat COVID-19 pandemic. PM Modi underlined the conscious approach that the India has adopted in its fight against the health crisis-an approach based on ensuring public engagement through appropriate messaging. He appreciated health related work being done by Gates Foundation not only in India but also in many other parts of world, including for coordinating global response to COVID-19. Watch: PM Modi interacts with Bill Gates via video conferencing on global response to Covid-19

    Mark Zuckerberg loses $7 billion as firms boycott Facebook ads

    Mark Zuckerberg just became $7.2 billion poorer after a flurry of companies pulled advertising from Facebook Inc.’s network.

    COVID-19: Bill Gates lauds PM Modi's leadership in combating coronavirus in India

    Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has commended Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership and his government's "proactive measures" such as lockdown and expansion of focused testing in combating the COVID-19 pandemic in India. According to officials, Gates, in a letter to Modi, said he was glad that the Indian government is fully utilizing its exceptional digital capabilities in its COVID-19 response and has launched the 'Aarogya Setu' digital app for coronavirus tracking, contact tracing, and to connect people to health services.COVID-19: Bill Gates lauds PM Modi's leadership in combating coronavirus in India

    Bill Gates wants you to sleep more in 2020 and here’s why

    Gates credits a book for helping him understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.

    View: State governments can be better armed financially to fight Covid-19 by issuing public health bonds

    If state governments spend on public health now, chances are high that their residents will be healthier and earn more later. State governments can exploit this ‘virtuous cycle’ to tax their more prosperous residents in the future and repay the bonds. In contrast, raising taxes now could potentially act as a hindrance to economic recovery.

    Amazon teams up with Bill Gates-backed group to deliver coronavirus test kits

    The Seattle Coronavirus Assessment Network, a group of medical, public health and research organizations, is collecting nasal swabs from a sample of people across King County and Seattle to learn how the infection is spreading in the areas.

    Not missiles, microbes: Bill Gates had warned the world of an epidemic 5 yrs ago

    The 64-year-old said that the world had invested very little in a system to stop an epidemic.

    The simple strategy fuelling the growth of Bill Gates’ fortune

    The Gates fortune had about $60 bn of equity assets as of Monday, according to Bloomberg.

    In LinkedIn note, Bill Gates invokes old & lasting friendship with Warren Buffett; being a mentor to Nadella

    The 64-yr-old tech titan on Saturday stepped down from the boards of MS, Berkshire Hathaway.

    Need easier US residency rules for students: Lobby group backed by Bill Gates, Zuckerberg

    At present, international students can switch to a one year period of Optional Practical Training (OPT) after they graduate, but they eventually have to apply for an H-1B visa to continue working in the country. The US issues 65,000 H-1B work permits each year, with a further 20,000 visas going to applicants with an advanced US degree.

    Bill Gates & Heliogen: People, places and things beyond headlines

    Bill Gates on philanthropy, investing and his new venture Heliogen.

    View: What Bill Gates gets wrong about fossil fuels

    Gates’s history makes him peculiarly ill-suited to understand how damaging debt divestment can be.

    Why Bill Gates bullish on India despite economic growth hurdles

    Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates spoke to Times Now’s Editor-in-Chief Rahul Shivshankar on Monday. Gates spoke on several issues, including India’s economy, welfare schemes.Why Bill Gates bullish on India despite economic growth hurdles

    Watch: Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

    Philanthropist and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi in the national capital.Watch: Bill Gates meets PM Narendra Modi in Delhi

    India has potential for very rapid economic growth, says Bill Gates

    India has the potential for "very rapid" economic growth over the next decade, Bill Gates has said.

    Every entrepreneur in India has the potential to be a Dhirubhai Ambani or Bill Gates: Mukesh Ambani

    Saying that India has transformed tremendously over the past two decades -- from a $300 billion economy in early 1990s to becoming a $3 trillion economy in 2020 -- Ambani stressed that India is on track to become one of the top three economies of the world.

    China's Xi Jinping writes letter to Bill Gates, thanks him for foundation's 'generosity' in the fight against coronavirus

    The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has committed up to $100 mn to fight the outbreak.

    Melinda Gates gives a 'D-minus' to Trump administration for handling Covid-19 crisis

    The philanthropist stressed the need for more testing and contact tracing to curb the spread in America.

    View:Why Covid-19 has sparked a boom in conspiracy theories

    Conspiracy theories flourish in lockdown. They are attempts to end uncertainty and the anxieties it causes by creating an explanation even when, or especially when, there seems to be no clear explanation. When faced with a virus whose origin, real impact and future prognosis are all unclear, rather than accept our bewildering helplessness, it is easier to clutch at an imagined cause.

    Jeff Bezos loses world's richest man title to Bill Gates

    Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has lost the title as the world's richest man, paving the way for tenacious Bill Gates to grab the top spot after Amazon's lacklustre Q3 results resulted in Bezos losing nearly $7 billion in stock value.

    Need to hold China accountable for spread of coronavirus: US

    Over the past few weeks, the Trump Administration has ramped up its rhetoric against China, accusing it of being non-transparent and holding it responsible for the spread of coronavirus across the world.

    BR Shetty: The staggering rise and incredible fall of a billionaire

    BR Shetty landed in Abu Dhabi with $8 in 1973 and turned his sweat into a personal fortune worth billions.

    Gates Foundation to give $150 million more to combat COVID-19 globally

    The foundation's new USD 150 million commitment will fund the development of diagnostics, therapeutics, and vaccines, as well as new efforts to provide partners in Africa and South Asia with resources to scale their COVID-19 detection, treatment, and isolation efforts, it said.

    Bill Gates says Big Tech companies shouldn’t be broken up

    But splitting the company in two, and having two people doing the bad thing-- that doesn’t seem like a solution, Gates said.

    The story behind Bill Gates's birthday hat, that's been in the family for 20 years

    The billionaire's 64th birthday was celebrated in typical, time-honoured tradition: With a top hat and several edible goodies.

    Bill Gates and Hike CEO Kavin Mittal’s reading lists have one thing in common: A book about sleeping

    Both founders credited Matthew Walker’s 'Why We Sleep' with improving their sleep quality.

    World’s richest lose $444 billion after hellish week for markets

    The World Health Organization has thus far refrained from declaring it a pandemic.

    Coronavirus crackdown: Facebook bans ads with false claims about COVID-19

    Facebook had previously banned ads, along with regular unpaid posts that spread conspiracy about the virus.

    Bill Gates praises Bihar government, says state has made progress against poverty & disease

    The Gates Foundation has been working with the state government to ensure health and education.

    Greater private sector innovation, digital tools key to quality healthcare services in India at low cost: Bill Gates

    Bill Gates, who is currently on a three-day visit to India, said: "Our biggest work has been broadly in the health area helping to get new vaccines introduced, helping to look at innovations in some of the disease-specific areas, like tuberculosis or visceral leishmaniasis (VL) or lymphatic filariasis (LF)."

    With a fortune of $110 bn, Bill Gates beats Bezos to become world's richest man

    Bezos would be far richer if he and MacKenzie Bezos hadn’t divorced.

    Most tech can be shaped to have more benefits than negatives: Bill Gates

    Gates is on a three-day visit to India to assess the work that his foundation is carrying out here.

    India to host 8th global conference on agri-statistics; Bill Gates to address

    Agriculture Minister Narendra Singh Tomar and two ministers of state for agriculture will be present at the event, which is expected to see a participation from 108 countries and over 600 delegates.

    Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said Monday that he plans to spend $10 billion of his own fortune to help fight climate change. Bezos, the world's richest person, said in an Instagram post that he'll start giving grants this summer to scientists, activists and nonprofits working to protect Earth. Bezos said that he will call his new initiative the Bezos Earth Fund.

    From oil and automobiles to AI, ML: How tech has changed world's billionaires

    The gilded age of capitalism was followed by the Great Depression.

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