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Bill Gates is the richest man in the United States

Bill Gates is the richest man in the United States

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) --Bill Gates and Warren Buffett top the list of the 400 richest Americans with the Walmart Waltons taking four of the top ten spots.
Aileen Graef
Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba begins trading on NYSE

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba begins trading on NYSE

NEW YORK, Sept. 19 (UPI) --Jack Ma, founder of the e-commerce giant, the Alibaba Group, became the richest man in China when the company went public Friday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Frances Burns
No joke: Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $16.2M for ALS research

No joke: Ice Bucket Challenge has raised $16.2M for ALS research

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19 (UPI) --Beyond the videos, memes and headlines, the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has managed to raise over $16 million to aid in the fight against Lou Gehrig's disease.
Matthew Bradwell
Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg: I'll take the ice bucket challenge, and improve it

Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg: I'll take the ice bucket challenge, and improve it

SEATTLE, Aug. 15 (UPI) --Microsoft founder Bill Gates responded to Mark Zuckerberg's ice bucket challenge by "improving" upon it and challenging other prominent innovators to take part.
Matt Bradwell
Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

Lefties unite: It's International Left-handers Day

WASHINGTON, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Lefties are celebrating for the 22nd annual International Left-handers Day on Aug. 13, an event meant to celebrate their unique way of handling life.
Aileen Graef
Bill Gates takes vacation on $330M yacht

Bill Gates takes vacation on $330M yacht

CAGLIARI, Sardinia, Aug. 10 (UPI) --Bill Gates, family, rent yacht for $5 million a week for Sardinia vacation.
Danielle Haynes
Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

Massachusetts startup developing remote-controlled birth control implant

BOSTON, July 7 (UPI) --MicroCHIPS, a Massachusetts-based startup, has developed a hormonal contraceptive chip that can be implanted under the skin and controlled by wireless remote.
Kate Stanton
Jay Z, Beyonce show Justin Bieber's mugshot during Miami concert

Jay Z, Beyonce show Justin Bieber's mugshot during Miami concert

MIAMI, June 29 (UPI) --Justin Bieber appeared in a video montage of celebrity mugshots during Jay Z and Beyonce's On The Run tour stop in Miami last week.
Kate Stanton
Neil deGrasse Tyson illustrates how poor you are compared to Bill Gates [VIDEO]

Neil deGrasse Tyson illustrates how poor you are compared to Bill Gates [VIDEO]

MADISON, Wis., May 23 (UPI) --As the debate about wealth inequality heats up, a video of Neil deGrasse Tyson quantifying the real value of money for Bill Gates has gone viral.
Matt Bradwell
Bill Gates urges wealthy Chinese people to give to charity

Bill Gates urges wealthy Chinese people to give to charity

BEIJING, April 28 (UPI) -- Bill Gates, writing in Beijing’s People’s Daily, made a plea for the Chinese wealthy business elite to increase its philanthropy and donate to the poor.
Ed Adamczyk

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, April 4, 2014.
By United Press International
Steve Ballmer considers future, may step down from Microsoft board

Steve Ballmer considers future, may step down from Microsoft board

REDMOND, Wash., March 24 (UPI) -- Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is beginning to consider his future, and whether he will remain on the company's board of directors.
Ananth Baliga
Bill Gates: Snowden is no hero

Bill Gates: Snowden is no hero

March 14 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates said in an interview with the Rolling Stone that he does not think NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is a hero.
Aileen Graef
Bill Gates to Rolling Stone: Microsoft would have bought WhatsApp

Bill Gates to Rolling Stone: Microsoft would have bought WhatsApp

SEATTLE, March 14 (UPI) -- Bill Gates has said that Facebook and Google weren't the only companies looking to buy WhatsApp, Microsoft also wanted to buy the messaging app.
Ananth Baliga
Forbes: Richest are richer than ever

Forbes: Richest are richer than ever

NEW YORK, March 7 (UPI) -- According to Forbes magazine, there are more new billionaires than ever before and their collective worth has reached $6.4 trillion.
Aileen Graef
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Microsoft Corporation Chairman, Bill Gates, announced two new initiatives at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan on May 7, 2008. Gates introduced plans to develop Windows Media Center software, and Dreamspark, a new program designed for student developers.(UPI Photo/keizo Mori)
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William Henry "Bill" Gates III (born October 28, 1955) is an American business magnate, philanthropist, author and chairman of Microsoft, the software company he founded with Paul Allen. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. During his career at Microsoft, Gates held the positions of CEO and chief software architect, and remains the largest individual shareholder, with more than 8 percent of the common stock. He has also authored or co-authored several books.

Gates is one of the best-known entrepreneurs of the personal computer revolution. Although he is admired by many, a number of industry insiders criticize his business tactics, which they consider anti-competitive, an opinion which has in some cases been upheld by the courts. In the later stages of his career, Gates has pursued a number of philanthropic endeavors, donating large amounts of money to various charitable organizations and scientific research programs through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, established in 2000.

Gates stepped down as chief executive officer of Microsoft in January 2000. He remained as chairman and created the position of chief software architect. In June 2006, Gates announced that he would be transitioning from full-time work at Microsoft to part-time work, and full-time work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He gradually transferred his duties to Ray Ozzie, chief software architect, and Craig Mundie, chief research and strategy officer. Gates' last full-time day at Microsoft was June 27, 2008. He remains at Microsoft as non-executive chairman.

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