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Bill Gates Made These 15 Predictions Back in 1999 -- and It's Scary How Accurate He Was

His forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient

In the book, Gates made 15 bold predictions that at the time might have sounded outrageous.But as Markus Kirjonen, a business student, once noted on his blog, Gates' forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient.Here are the 15 predictions Gates made just about ...

by Matt Weinberger  | February 02, 2019 06:00:00
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Bill Gates Reveals His Ultimate Measure of Success -- And How Warren Buffett Helped Him Realize It

It's not about net worth or name recognition

Perhaps it’s unsurprising, but Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates -- who was unseated from his top spot on the world’s richest billionaires list by Jeff Bezos in part because he has given much of his fortune to others through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation ...

by Nina Zipkin  | January 10, 2019 08:00:00
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Entrepreneurs Are the Celebrities of the Business World

Why are entrepreneurs so compelling and how does their value translate for good?

The concept of auctioning celebrity experiences for charity is not new -- we know that walking the red carpet with Bradley Cooper or getting on stage with Beyoncé can raise thousands of dollars for nonprofits. That's why, early on at Charitybuzz, our entire business ...

by Ben Erwin  | December 07, 2018 06:00:00
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The 5-Hour Rule Used by Bill Gates, Jack Ma and Elon Musk

The most successful people are also the likeliest to devote an hour a day to reading and learning

You just walked in the door from an exhausting day at work. You’re hungry and spent, just wanting to catch your breath for a minute. You grab something to eat and then veg out in front of the TV. Next thing you ...

by John Rampton  | August 02, 2018 12:00:00
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The 5 Books Billionaire Bill Gates Recommends for Summer Reading

The Microsoft co-founder's 2018 picks 'wrestle with big questions'

Whether you're headed to the beach this summer or just looking for some thought-provoking writing to immerse yourself in during your commute, multibillionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates has you covered. Each year, the Microsoft co-founder releases a list of five books he recommends for ...

by Lydia Belanger  | May 25, 2018 12:00:00
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6 Valuable Lessons About Money From the World's Most Famous Billionaires

Find out what Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey and Jack Ma think about managing all that cash.

 Managing your money, for both your business and in your personal life, can be a daunting prospect. With the new year, many of us are thinking about how we can best allocate our resources and set budgets that will help reap the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | May 13, 2018 08:00:00
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The Unusual Hobbies of 8 of the World's Most Successful Business Leaders

Ukulele anyone?

When you’re growing your business, it’s understandable that you would want to pour all your focus into making sure it's a success.But don’t forget to make some time for the things that you enjoy the most. Not only are those activities mentally ...

by Nina Zipkin  | March 23, 2018 12:00:00
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Billionaire Bill Gates Is Not a Fan of Cryptocurrencies

The Microsoft co-founder voiced concern about the anonymity of cryptocurrencies

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is no fan of cryptocurrencies, which he says have become a vehicle for crime, and in some cases can result in people's deaths.During a Reddit AMA on Tuesday, Gates said the anonymity of the web means cryptocurrencies can mask money ...

by Michael Kan  | March 06, 2018 06:00:00
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Mark Zuckerberg Asked Bill and Melinda Gates and Lin-Manuel Miranda What Advice They'd Give Their Younger Selves

'Asking for a friend'

Who among us wouldn’t want Bill and Melinda Gates or Lin-Manuel Miranda as mentors?This week, the trio headlined a talk at New York’s Hunter College to, as Melinda Gates described it on her Facebook page, have “a conversation about why we think ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 21, 2018 02:00:00
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This is How Billionaire Philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates Settle Disagreements

The spouses and Gates Foundation founders give insight into how their working partnership has evolved over time

As is their tradition, today Bill and Melinda Gates put out their annual letter detailing what the Gates Foundation has accomplished over the past 12 months and their goals for the future.For the 2018 letter, the couple opted to organize their thoughts in the ...

by Nina Zipkin  | February 16, 2018 02:00:00
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Bill Gates and Steve Jobs Raised Their Kids Tech-Free -- and It Should've Been a Red Flag

Gates recognizes technology as useful for a student's development, not as entertainment

Psychologists are quickly learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains.Research has found that an eighth-grader's risk for depression jumps 27 percent when he or she frequently uses social media. Kids who use their phones for at least three hours a day are ...

by Chris Weller  | October 28, 2017 08:00:00
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Billionaire Bill Gates Tweets Advice to New Graduates

The Microsoft co-founder turned to Twitter to share some great advice

You don’t need to graduate from an Ivy League to hear a commencement address from a successful leader or celebrity. Bill Gates is offering graduates advice for free -- all you have to do is check out his Twitter feed.On Monday, the Microsoft ...

by Rose Leadem  | May 19, 2017 12:00:00
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The Top 10 Richest People in the World, According to Bloomberg

Bill Gates is still number one, but Warren Buffett got ousted from his number two spot.

The Bloomberg Billionaires Index as of March 31, showed some movement.The daily index tracks and analyzes the net worths of the richest people in the world, and is updated at the close of every trading day on Wall Street. Typically, the men on it don’t change ...

by Rose Leadem  | April 01, 2017 06:00:00
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