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Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off.
Bill Gates opened a mock Ebola field hospital at the prestigious TED Conference as part of a call to be battle-ready for a deadly global epidemic.
The bulk of the roughly 3 billion dollars given by the Gates Foundation to foster agriculture in poor countries has been given to aid groups based in rich nations.
US philanthropist Bill Gates announced he will donate over $500 million to fight malaria and other infectious diseases in the developing world.
Three of the world's richest men -- Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Sheldon Adelson -- put aside their political differences to unite in scathing condemnation of US lawmakers' failure to implement immigration reform.
The world's wealthiest man Bill Gates would still pick up a $100 bill on the street, but he has no tips about how to get by on less than $100,000 a year.
Microsoft rebooted itself for a mobile future Tuesday, naming Indian-born Satya Nadella as its chief executive while founder Bill Gates sheds his title of chairman for a more hands-on role.
Microsoft is nearing a decision on its new chief executive, with Indian-born insider Satya Nadella the leading candidate, US media reported Friday.
Bill Gates said Tuesday that the world must commit to wiping out the remaining cases of polio and finally eradicate the disease despite squeezed aid budgets and violence plaguing vaccination efforts.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.
Bill Gates remains the richest person in the United States with a fortune of $66 billion in 2012, up 10 percent from last year.
Microsoft co-founder turned global philanthropist Bill Gates on Tuesday launched a search for a new toilet better suited to developing countries.
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