MacKenzie Bezos pledges half her fortune to charity

Business 05/28/19, 11:15

MacKenzie Bezos, who finalized her divorce from Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos earlier this year, is pledging to give away half her fortune to charity. The novelist said Tuesday that she signed The Giving Pledge, a campaign to get the ultra-wealthy to pledge at least half their fortune to charitable ...

Melinda Gates talks ‘brash’ Microsoft culture in new book

Business 04/22/19, 12:13

Looking back at her time as an early Microsoft employee, Melinda Gates said the brash culture at the famously tough, revolutionary tech company made her want to quit, but that she didn't discuss it with her boyfriend, and later her husband, Bill Gates, the company CEO who embodied that culture."That ...

‘Courage’ special brings author Brené Brown to Netflix

Entertainment 04/18/19, 11:15

Brené Brown's books on shame, vulnerability and courage have given her A-list fans like Oprah and Melinda Gates and made her a go-to leadership consultant for both Pixar and the Seattle Seahawks.But Brown, a research professor at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, thought she'd spend her ...

Bill, Melinda Gates unfazed by criticism of wealthy giving

Business 02/12/19, 13:56

Bill and Melinda Gates are pushing back against a new wave of criticism about whether billionaire philanthropy is a force for good. The couple, whose foundation has the largest endowment in the world, say they are not fazed by recent blowback against wealthy giving. It's come in high-profile moments at the ...

Using feces, Bill Gates pushes clean-toilet technology

Tech 11/06/18, 06:43

Placing a jar of feces on a pedestal next to him, billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates made a plea Tuesday for the safe disposal of human waste as he kicked off a "Reinvented Toilet" Expo in China."You might guess what's in this beaker — and you'd be right. Human feces," the ...

Melinda Gates speaks on smoothing the shift to digital age

Tech 10/19/18, 00:54

Instead of destroying jobs and leaving legions of people without work, the digital revolution can open doors to unseen opportunities and industries, but only if everyone has access to the internet and the ability to use it, Melinda Gates said in a recent interview with The Associated Press.The Bill and ...

Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

Tech 09/18/18, 06:26

Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder's signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation as the world's largest philanthropy issued its latest "Goalkeepers" ...

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