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Gates puts the Bill in billionaire as his fortune jumps to $90 billion

According to the latest Bloomberg Billionaire's Index, Bill Gates is now worth $90 billion, putting him well clear of the second wealthiest individual Inditex founder Amancio Ortega.

According to the latest Bloomberg Billionaire's Index, Bill Gates is now worth $90 billion, putting him well clear of the second wealthiest individual Inditex founder Amancio Ortega.

Environment

Bill Gates launches 'Breakthrough Energy Coalition' at COP21

It’s being called the billionaires’ coalition. Rubbing shoulders with the world leaders at COP21 in Paris, some high-tech gurus are adding their

It’s being called the billionaires’ coalition. Rubbing shoulders with the world leaders at COP21 in Paris, some high-tech gurus are adding their

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Leaders open UN climate conference with good intentions

World leaders from around 150 nations ranging from the United States to Tuvalu have opened their Climate Conference in Paris armed with high

World leaders from around 150 nations ranging from the United States to Tuvalu have opened their Climate Conference in Paris armed with high

Business

Zara's Ortega rivals Bill Gates for Forbes top spot

He briefly overtook Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world, according to Forbes. Amancio Ortega, the Spanish clothes billionaire who

He briefly overtook Bill Gates to become the richest man in the world, according to Forbes. Amancio Ortega, the Spanish clothes billionaire who

Business

Bill Gates back on top as the world's wealthiest

There are more of them, amounts are higher, they come from a greater number of countries and if you want to join them in the top 20you will need a

There are more of them, amounts are higher, they come from a greater number of countries and if you want to join them in the top 20you will need a

Business

Microsoft names Nadella as next chief executive

As expected, Microsoft has announced that Satya Nadella it so be its next top boss. The 22-year veteran of the company is currently the head of its

As expected, Microsoft has announced that Satya Nadella it so be its next top boss. The 22-year veteran of the company is currently the head of its

Business

Billionaire boom as the richest get richer

At the start of the year it is time to take stock of who has got the most money – and it seems the trend continues of the world’s richest people

At the start of the year it is time to take stock of who has got the most money – and it seems the trend continues of the world’s richest people

Business

Bill Gates buys into heavily indebted Spanish building firm

Shares in Spanish builder FCC surged on Tuesday after it announced that Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, had become its second largest

Shares in Spanish builder FCC surged on Tuesday after it announced that Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, had become its second largest

Business

Some Microsoft investors want Bill Gates gone - report

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates is reportedly under pressure from some of the company’s leading investors to step down as chairman. According to

Microsoft’s co-founder Bill Gates is reportedly under pressure from some of the company’s leading investors to step down as chairman. According to

Business

The richest get richer, young wealthy catching up

Yes, the rich really are getting get richer. The latest calculations of the wealthiest Americans showed that those at the top of the list are

Yes, the rich really are getting get richer. The latest calculations of the wealthiest Americans showed that those at the top of the list are

Business

End of an era as Microsoft's Ballmer to step down

In a surprise move, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said he is to retire. It comes just weeks after he announced a massive

In a surprise move, Microsoft’s Chief Executive Steve Ballmer has said he is to retire. It comes just weeks after he announced a massive

Business

Rich, rich and richer

There was a little bit of a shake up at the top in Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s wealthiest individuals this year. Mexican telecoms king

There was a little bit of a shake up at the top in Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s wealthiest individuals this year. Mexican telecoms king

News

Rich countries pledge millions to fund family planning

A group of rich countries have pledged 2.6 billion dollars over the next eight years to fund family planning services in poorer, developing

A group of rich countries have pledged 2.6 billion dollars over the next eight years to fund family planning services in poorer, developing

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Big boost to global vaccination campaign

A campaign to vaccinate millions of children in poor countries has received a major boost. Britain and the billionaire Bill Gates have been the

A campaign to vaccinate millions of children in poor countries has received a major boost. Britain and the billionaire Bill Gates have been the