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Bill and Melinda Gates take a $1 million stand for gun control

The couple donates $1 million to support a Washington state initiative that would require criminal background checks on firearm sales at gun shows and online.

By August 27, 2014

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Bill Gates-funded super bananas ready for human testing

Genetically modified bananas loaded with vitamin A are scheduled to go into human trials in the US with the aim of improving nutrition in Africa.

By June 16, 2014

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Bill Gates tops Forbes list of 400 richest people in America

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg saw the biggest jump in wealth among all the people on the list, earning him the No. 11 spot.

By September 29, 2014

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Bill Gates no longer Microsoft's largest individual shareholder

Stock sale puts Gates in second, behind fellow former CEO Steve Ballmer.

By May 4, 2014

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Bill Gates reclaims 'world's richest person' title with $76B

For the first time in four years, Microsoft's chairman beats out telecom mogul Carlos Slim. Other tech execs grace the list this year, including Ellison, Page, Bezos, Zuckerberg, and some newcomers.

By March 3, 2014

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Bill Gates' next project: condoms for the developing world

Gates has granted Manchester University £62,000 to research making condoms out of a new material.

By November 23, 2013

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Bill Gates: Prioritizing Internet access before malaria research is 'a joke'

It seems that the Microsoft chairman would like Facebook and Google billionaires to pay attention to eliminating diseases afflicting the poor, in addition to wiring up the planet.

By November 1, 2013

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Bill Gates predicts no poor countries by 2035

In his foundation's annual letter, Gates says it's a myth that poorer countries cannot become wealthier.

By January 21, 2014

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Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and the parting of the ways

Ballmer gets the blame for Microsoft's recent lackluster stock performance and assorted product misses, and so should Bill Gates and rest of the company's board of directors.

By August 26, 2013

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Bill Gates talks tech with Rolling Stone

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Microsoft founder Bill Gates dropped a few tech tidbits, including that Microsoft "was willing to buy" WhatsApp. He's also no Edward Snowden fan (no surprise).

By March 13, 2014