• Mark Zuckerberg asked Bill and Melinda Gates what advice they would give to their younger selves - here's what they said

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg asked Bill and Melinda Gates what advice they would give their younger selves if they could go back in time.
    Bill Gates said that he regrets not realizing earlier that having many different skill sets makes you more intelligent - not just a high IQ.
    Melinda Gates replied that she wishes she trusted herself more.
    On Tuesday, Bill and Melinda Gates participated in an interview at Hunter College in New York City, where they fielded questions about their philanthropy, career, and marriage from audience members and Facebook Live.
    Toward the end of the event, which...
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  • Melinda Gates explains how she and Bill can work together without fighting

    Melinda Gates explains how she and Bill can work together without fighting

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    Bill and Melinda Gates are among the most famous married couples who work together in the world.
    Both of them work at their charitable foundation, which they say employs 1,500 people in offices on four continents.
    One question they are frequently asked is how they deal with disagreements as they jointly run their foundation.
    Melinda Gates had some insightful answers about how to co-lead with someone who has a reputation as a demanding boss.
    Bill Gates has never had a reputation for being the easiest guy to work with. Back when he was CEO of Microsoft, he was pretty much known as a...
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates talk taxes, feminism, President Trump

    Bill and Melinda Gates talk taxes, feminism, President Trump

    8 days ago - By Chron

    Bill and Melinda Gates say they're concerned about some of President Donald Trump's policies and statements. Here are excerpts from their recent interview with The Associated Press:
    GIVING PLEDGE
    Bill Gates says he's met with Trump twice since he took office. The Microsoft co-founder hasn't asked Trump to sign "The Giving Pledge," a movement Gates founded that asks billionaires to commit to donating most of their wealth to charity.
    "We've never had a direct conversation about that," Gates said. "It's always a voluntary thing, and as I do dinners, I meet with a lot of people but never...
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  • Inside the marriage of Bill and Melinda Gates, who met at work, live in a $124 million home, and will leave their children only a small fraction of their fortune

    8 days ago - By Chron

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    The founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, married Melinda French in 1994.
    They met at Microsoft when Melinda was brought on a product manager - she initially turned down Bill's request for a date at a company picnic.
    Today, they run the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which has an endowment of $40.3 billion.
    Melinda French was less than impressed when her boss asked her out on a date.
    It was 1987, and the recent Duke graduate had just joined Microsoft as a product manager. CEO Bill Gates approached her at a company picnic and asked if she'd be interested in grabbing...
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  • Bill and Melinda Gates say it's unfair they are so rich

    Bill and Melinda Gates say it's unfair they are so rich

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    In the 2018 Gates Letter , Bill and Melinda Gates answer the question, "Is it fair that you have so much influence?"
    They both responded that it's unfair that their wealth opens doors that are closed for most people.
    The Gates' added that is one reason why they started their philanthropic foundation, which aims to steer funding toward ideas and programs that can alleviate poverty and inequality around the world.
    Critics of the Gates Foundation say it has become too big and powerful to fully scrutinize.
    Bill Gates is the second richest person on Earth - which affords him a lot of power. He...
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