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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

An electric conundrum: Gates thinks EVs are the future of automobile industry but high price is a problem

Gates feels that the price might dissuade people from going electric.

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.

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.

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.

Jennifer Gates announces engagement to Stanford alum on Insta, Daddy Bill is ‘thrilled’

There’s a new ‘it’ couple in town.

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.

N Chandrasekaran becomes LinkedIn Influencer, joins PM Modi, Gates & Priyanka Chopra

Personalities like Branson, Mazumdar-Shaw, Oprah & Tendulkar are also a part of the influencers list.

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.

Bill Gates beats Jeff Bezos, reclaims the world's richest man title

The Amazon boss had ended Gates's 24-year run as the richest man in 2018.

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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

Indian health system improved significantly over last decade: Bill Gates

Bill Gates, philanthropist & Microsoft co-founder during launch function of book 'Health System for a New India: Building Blocks' stated that Improvements in Indian health system in the last decade are very significant. “Improvements in Indian health system in the last decade are significant. There are specific disease programmes and vaccine coverage has improved substantially. It was in 2011 that India had its last case of Polio,” said Bill Gates.Indian health system improved significantly over last decade: Bill Gates

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.

Jeff Bezos does it again, regains top spot as the world's richest man

Bill Gates is just $4.1 billion behind Bezos at number two richest, worth $105.8 billion.

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.

Cabinet gives ex-post-facto nod to MoC between health department, Gates Foundation

It covers areas of cooperation aimed at reducing maternal, neonatal and child morbidity and mortality, improve key nutrition outcomes by improving the reach, coverage and quality of essential primary health, immunization and nutrition services.

View: The perfect 'mediator' who can put an end to Tata Sons-Cyrus Mistry feud

Between Tata Sons and Cyrus Mistry, a bigger issue would be to find the perfect mediator.

Microsoft employees & interns mock company's Windows phone, 'developer' chant with quirky musical

The 8-minute-long video captures a timeline of Microsoft's milestones over the years.

Quantum Leap: Pedagogy gets a reboot with Artificial Intelligence

AI-enabled technologies are changing the one-size-fits-all model of classrooms. The world’s top technology billionaires are betting their philanthropic dollars on personalised learning. Smart education and learning market is in high demand globally and is forecasted to reach $423 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research.

When it comes to hurricanes, Trump's 'nuke them' idea not all that new

Trump is 73; and 60 years ago, nuclear panaceas for everything were all the rage.

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)."

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.

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.

Bill Gates is reading these books this summer; what's on your list?

High on Gates's summer selection for this year are books that deal with the idea of disruption.

Bill Gates no longer world's second richest, LVMH's Arnault climbs to No. 2

Gates has never ranked lower than No. 2 in the seven-year history of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.

Bill Gates praises Steve Jobs, says he 'cast spells' to bring back Apple from the dead

The Microsoft boss is in complete awe of once rival and competitor, Steve Jobs.

Why you should be part of the mutual fund SIP revolution

Don’t let the months and even years fool you—it’s the decades that matter, says Dhirendra Kumar.

Musk vs Gates: Microsoft boss pays Tesla a compliment; unimpressed Elon says he finds Bill 'underwhelming'

​Musk is no stranger to tweeting dismissively about fellow billionaires.

Monetary policy can't solve structural problems, it can only address cyclical shocks: Viral Acharya

Financial stability is a pre-requisite for money policy to get transmitted to real economy, he said.

Philanthropy is much more complex than running a business: Azim Premji

In March, Premji had executed a fresh bequest to his philanthropic chest, taking his total commitment to social impact to $21 billion and placing himself in the league of Bill Gates and George Soros.

RIL pips BP Plc to become 6th largest energy company

The stock — which has risen 36% so far this year — is trading at 21 times FY20 estimated earnings and 3.5 times book value. The RIL stock ended up 2.47% at Rs 1,547 on the BSE Wednesday. RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani, with a net worth of $58 billion, remains the richest Asian.

RIL m-cap nears Rs 10 lakh crore; Mukesh Ambani now world's 12th richest man

On a year-to-date basis, Mukesh Ambani's wealth increased by $13.70 billion to $58 billion.

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw gets lifetime achievement award

Bill Gates, co-chair, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, gave away this award to Mazumdar-Shaw in New Delhi on Nov 17 at an event to mark the celebration of 108th Foundation Day of ICMR. She was also recognised for her philanthropic efforts and providing better healthcare to people in India and globally through cost-effective life-saving therapies.

Niti prepares roadmap to improve India's health system

The roadmap has been outlined in a book titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms released on Monday. The book, which is a synthesis of all the discussions and efforts initiated at the national-level workshop held last year, could form the basis of the way forward for the health sector in the upcoming Vision Document of the Aayog in 2020.

Niti prepares roadmap to improve India's health system

The roadmap has been outlined in a book titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms released on Monday. The book, which is a synthesis of all the discussions and efforts initiated at the national-level workshop held last year, could form the basis of the way forward for the health sector in the upcoming Vision Document of the Aayog in 2020.

Amazon doing extremely well in India: Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, committed investment worth $5 billion in the Indian market in 2016.

Niti Aayog's report to reveal India's health system

The report, titled New India: Building Blocks - Potential Pathways to Reforms, will be released on Monday. The report reveals India’s health system as a story of multiple fragmentations at the level of payers and risk pools, healthcare services and at digital backbone running it, the Aayog said on Friday

What's on the menu at PM Modi's swearing-in ceremony? Kebabs, 'kormas' and 'Dal Raisina'

The dal, which will be served tonight, has reportedly been in process since Tuesday.

Jeff Bezos's ex-wife MacKenzie joins billionaire philanthropist club, pledges $13 mn to charity

The charitable organisation, founded in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, listed MacKenzie Bezos.

Jeff Bezos is set to lose his crown as world’s richest person

Microsoft has surged 38 per cent this year boosting the value of Gates’s 1 per cent stake.

These are the 20 richest people in the automotive industry

Some in this list are prominent, like Elon Musk. Others are not so much so, like Pallonji Mistry.

Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, & save $233 billion while at it

The reinvented toilet market could generate $6 billion a year worldwide by 2030, according to Gates.

Estonia wants Indians to set up shop, gives e-residency; Mukesh Ambani, Bill Gates among recipients

E-residency is a government issued digital ID available to anyone in the world.

Bill Gates says Steve Jobs cast ‘spells’ to keep Apple from dying

Bill Gates spoke of Jobs, the Apple Inc co-founder and chief executive officer who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011.

One thing Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos have in common: They both do the dishes every night

Here’s how doing mindless tasks are better for the top bosses - and you - in the long run.

View: Individual social responsibility, not corporate social responsibility, must be the mantra

The fear that capitalism might be failing forced 180 CEOs of the largest corporations in America to unveil last month a new statement of purpose.

View: The importance of being (like) Arun Jaitley

We should all strive to follow Arun Jaitley's private maxim, “If you’ve got it, don’t just flaunt it but use it to help others.”

$100 billion club! Bill Gates has just joined Amazon's Bezos

Gates’ fortune, now $100 bn on the nose, hasn’t reached such heights since the dot-com boom.

WeWork takes the startup - mania era to its logical extreme

WeWork’s “superpower,” to use a term apparently favored by its CEO, is taking those hallmarks from the unicorn era to their absolute extreme.

Can you calculate and manage risk? Here's what experts say

The idea that risk is something that can be easily calculated and managed is fundamentally wrong, even disastrous.

High expertise jobs easier to disrupt for AI: Vinod Khosla

AI will impact jobs. The question is when AI disrupts jobs, it will generate lots of income., says Vinod Khosla.

Here's how you can replicate Virat Kohli, Satya Nadella's reading list

Here are the books that some big names read or recommended in 2018.

Bill Gates congratulates government on Ayushman Bharat, PM Modi thanks him

The world's largest ambitious health care scheme PM-JAY will cover medical and hospitalisation expenses for almost all secondary care and most tertiary care procedures.

Mukesh Ambani overtakes Larry Page, Sergey Brin to become 9th richest in the world

According to Forbes' 'The Real-Time Billionaires List', Ambani's 'real-time net worth' stood at $60.8 billion on Thursday.

Fusion energy startups see renewables leaving a gap in power market

Countries with limited space and poor solar conditions like the UK, as well as places with rapidly expanding power grids like India are ideally suited for fusion.

On BCG boss Janmejaya Sinha's reading list: 'Factfulness' by Hans Rosling

'Factfulness', Sinha says, changes some of the stereotypes people have.

Satya Nadella tops Fortune's Businessperson of the Year list; Ajay Banga, Jayshree Ullal also feature

Banga is ranked 8th, while Ullal comes in at the 18th spot.

Bill Gates goes into professor mode, tweets about economy with hand-drawn graph

According to the billionaire, the classic supply-demand economic model used worldwide no longer works.

The world now has three people worth more than $100 billion each

Arnault, chairman of LVMH, entered the ranks of centibillionaires on Tuesday as the luxury-goods maker climbed 2.9% to a record 368.80 euros a share.

Padma Shri handed over to Dr Subhash Kak in US

Kak has published on the history of science, the philosophy of science, ancient astronomy, and the history of mathematics.

Jack Ma's post-retirement plans: Philanthropy, teaching on China's richest man's mind

Ma, China’s richest man, is laying the groundwork for a future away from Alibaba Group.

What's common between Bill Gates and Kiran Nadar?

Both are committed to giving back to society, but they share love for a cards game.

From Sachin Tendulkar to Warren Buffett, big names who sold their hot wheels for a fortune

A 2006 Cadillac DTS belonging to the Berkshire Hathway boss attracted a bid of $122,500 in an online auction.

Barack Obama used race, personal chemistry, January 26 visit to win Narendra Modi on Paris Climate deal, says ex-aide

Obama made use of his race, developed a personal chemistry with Modi to win him over on Paris Agreement.

From Mukesh Ambani to Bill Gates, here are the real-life Santas

They don’t come riding sleighs with a sack of toys, but bring in big bucks to save the day.

Famous five! Bill Gates’s hot book picks of 2017

The world’s second richest man reads about 50 books a year.

Tech titan: Mark Zuckerberg becomes third-richest in the world with net worth of $81.6 billion

Zuckerberg, who trails only Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates, eclipsed Warren Buffett as FB's shares climbed 2.4 %.

Growing trend towards philanthropy in India: Bill Gates

Gates, Head of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, has donated nearly USD 1 billion in various projects in India in particular in fields related to health, and woman and child welfare.

Bean there done that: Satya Nadella’s advice for new Starbucks CEO

Kevin Johnson, the CEO of Starbucks, has a big – make it venti — challenge ahead of him.

For 10 yrs, Mukesh Ambani's Rs 15 cr annual pay unchanged; AM Naik, Pawan Munjal draw higher salary

While Naik, the Group Exec Chairman of L&T earned Rs 40.87 cr, the Hero MotoCorp CMD drew a pay of Rs 59.66 cr.

Simmering feuds: From Steve Jobs to Serena Williams, here are tales of other arch rivals

Recently, there was a face-off between Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova, who accused each of other lying.

What's common between Jack Ma, Bill Gates and Anand Mahindra?

Jack Ma is in good company, when it comes to shaking a leg or two, it seems!

Nerd quotient at 'The Big Bang Theory' just went up: Bill Gates to do a cameo in sitcom

The 62-year-old technocrat and philanthropist will guest star in an episode which will air next month.

Modi joins Putin, Jinping in Forbes top 10 most powerful people list

Chinese President Xi Jinping dethroned Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most influential person on the planet.

Billionaire list shows $1 trillion hit from 2018 market meltdown

The US had 584 billionaires, followed by Germany with 117.

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