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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
Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

Nader suggests a billionaire's run for presidency

WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader said the super-wealthy should run for president as the only ones capable of breaking through the two-party logjam.
Bill Gates takes to Reddit to clarify new position at Microsoft

Bill Gates takes to Reddit to clarify new position at Microsoft

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Bill Gates answered questions on Reddit about his return to day-to-day operations at Microsoft, saying he will work with the new CEO on product development.
Ananth Baliga
Microsoft names new CEO and a new chairman

Microsoft names new CEO and a new chairman

REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. software giant Microsoft Corp. said Satya Nadella, vice president of its Cloud and Enterprise unit, would replace Steve Ballmer as chief executive officer.
Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new chief executive

Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new chief executive

SEATTLE, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Microsoft on Tuesday announced that Satya Nadella will become the company's third CEO, and will take over from Steve Ballmer effective immediately.
Ananth Baliga
Man gets 3 1/2 years for stealing Kim Kardashian's identity

Man gets 3 1/2 years for stealing Kim Kardashian's identity

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Feb. 1 (UPI) -- A Florida man who attempted to transfer thousands of dollars from Kim Kardashian's bank account into his own was sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.

Bill Gates opposes cutting foreign aid based on 'myths'

SEATTLE, Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates says the United States should not cut aid to poor countries "at the cost of people dying."

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014.
By United Press International

Index: Billionaires' aggregate net worth $3.7T in 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- The richest people in the world got even richer in 2013, with U.S. software mogul Bill Gates leading the way, the Bloomberg Billionaires Index indicated.
Bill Gates plays secret Santa for Reddit user

Bill Gates plays secret Santa for Reddit user

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 20 (UPI) -- A Reddit user said in her post on the website she was shocked to find the secret Santa who sent her items from her wish list was Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
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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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