How Many Billionaires Are There, Anyway?

Forbes thinks there are 735 of them in America. Another count finds 927. Whatever the answer, the mystery is revealing — and the number is growing rapidly.

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A Teenager Tracked Elon Musk’s Jet on Twitter. Then Came the Direct Message.

Jack Sweeney, a freshman at the University of Central Florida, said that Mr. Musk raised privacy and security concerns about his popular Twitter account, @ElonJet.

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Who Is on the New Gates Foundation Board?

In the wake of Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates’s divorce, their foundation adds members to its new governing board.

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Elon Musk’s Latest Innovation: Troll Philanthropy

Some very wealthy people give their money away in an attempt to burnish their reputations. Not the Tesla C.E.O.

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Bill Gates Was Warned Over ‘Inappropriate’ Emails at Microsoft

Mr. Gates, who at the time was Microsoft’s chairman, had asked a female employee out on a date, a Microsoft spokesman said.

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Is Mark Zuckerberg a Man Without Principles?

The veteran tech journalist Walt Mossberg unpacks the Facebook Files with historical context and personal anecdotes.

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The World Wants Greenland’s Minerals, but Greenlanders Are Wary

The island has rare elements needed for electric cars and wind turbines. But protesters are blocking one project, signaling that mining companies must tread carefully.

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Bill Gates Says Epstein Relationship Was ‘a Huge Mistake’

“You know, there were lots of others in that same situation, but I made a mistake,” Mr. Gates told Anderson Cooper of CNN.

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Bill Gates Can Remove Melinda French Gates From Foundation in Two Years

Following their divorce, they will continue to work together for now at the foundation, which they gave an additional $15 billion in resources, and will add new independent trustees.

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Two-Year Trial Period for Gates Foundation After Divorce

Following their divorce, they will continue to work together for now at the foundation, which they gave an additional $15 billion in resources, and will add new independent trustees.

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Elon Musk and His Fellow Billionaires Are Not Superheroes

The American idealization of wealthy mavericks isn’t confined to the pages of comic books. 

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Warren Buffett and the Myth of the ‘Good Billionaire’

There is no way to be a billionaire in America without taking advantage of a system predicated on cruelty.

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The Fallout of Bill and Melinda Gates

The collapse of the world’s most philanthropic marriage makes us take a hard look at the image the couple tried to project. 

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A Culture of Fear at the Firm That Manages Bill Gates’s Fortune

At least four employees at the firm, Cascade Investment, complained to Mr. Gates about Michael Larson, his longtime money manager.

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Why Did We Think Bill and Melinda Gates Could Fix the World?

The Gates divorce is prompting people to ask hard questions about the foundation. Good.

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Bill Gates Had Reputation for Questionable Behavior Before Divorce

Melinda French Gates voiced concerns about her husband’s relationship with Jeffrey Epstein and a harassment claim against his money manager.

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The Gateses’ Public Split Spotlights a Secretive Fortune

Their marital estate is enormous and complex, containing assets as varied as stocks and farmland. Divvying it up could have implications for philanthropy.

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Why a Lifelong Republican Views Arizona’s Recount as Wrong

Bill Gates, an election supervisor in Maricopa County, says the audit of votes in his state is based on the lie of election fraud, and is “tearing at the foundations of our democracy.”

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The Separate Worlds of Bill and Melinda Gates

They built an empire that was essential in the pandemic. Now, their impending divorce makes personal a shift that confidants say was well underway in their philanthropic roles.

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Who Gets Bill and Melinda Gates’ Family Mansion?

Melinda Gates, at least, has been open about her desire to live in a smaller house.

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What the Gates Divorce Means for the Gates Foundation

The end of one marriage has implications for the 1,600 staff members who direct $5 billion in annual grants to 135 countries.

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Bill and Melinda Gates’ Divorce Has a Lot at Stake

The split of Bill and Melinda Gates raises questions about the fate of their vast fortune.

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Bill and Melinda Gates Are Divorcing

The couple’s separation is likely to send shock waves through the worlds of philanthropy, public health and business.

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Stop Whining About Big Government

The narrative that the private sector drives innovation is only half the story.

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Bill Gates Is Worried About Bitcoin’s Carbon Footprint

It’s all about the carbon footprint.

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Why Bill Gates Is Worried About Bitcoin

It’s all about the carbon footprint.

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Bitcoin’s Climate Change Impact Is Under Scrutiny

As companies and investors increasingly say they are focused on climate and sustainability, the cryptocurrency’s huge carbon footprint could become a red flag.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #bitcoin-currency, #corporate-social-responsibility, #gates-bill, #greenhouse-gas-emissions

Can Bill Gates Vaccinate the World?

How the Microsoft founder is changing the way the world is vaccinated and, potentially, the course of the pandemic.

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Innovation, Not Trees. How Bill Gates Plans to Save the Planet.

He has billions to donate for crises from coronavirus to climate change, and more hope now that Trump is out of office.

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Book Review: ‘How to Avoid a Climate Change Disaster,’ by Bill Gates

In “How to Avoid a Climate Disaster,” the billionaire Microsoft founder lays out his concerns for the earth and some concrete ideas for the future.

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Bill Gates Has Always Sought Out New Reading Recommendations

“I used to ask my teachers what their favorite books were and make my way through the lists they gave me.”

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13 New Books to Watch For in February

Show-business biographies of Mike Nichols and Tom Stoppard, environmental treatises by Bill Gates and Elizabeth Kolbert, debut novels of life online and more.

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Yes, Facebook Has Become a Menace

It’s not too late for the government to take back power from Big Tech.

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The Bill-Melinda Gates Romance Started With a Rejection

She recounts her evolution to feminist in her new memoir.

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Melinda Gates Interview: Coronavirus, Masks and Inequality

One of the richest women in the world devoted decades to preparing for a pandemic.

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Bill Gates, the Virus and the Quest to Vaccinate the World

The billionaire is working with the W.H.O., drugmakers and nonprofits to defeat the coronavirus everywhere, including in the world’s poorest nations. Can they do it?

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Masayoshi Son, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Bill Gates and More Will Speak at the DealBook Online Summit

We have questions for Dr. Anthony Fauci, Masa Son, Senator Elizabeth Warren and more.

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Google Antitrust Fight Thrusts Low-Key C.E.O. Into the Line of Fire

Sundar Pichai, chief executive of Google’s parent company for less than a year, already faces the internet giant’s biggest threat in its 22 years.

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JPMorgan Sends Workers Home After Coronavirus Case

Sending workers home after a colleague tests positive for the coronavirus will be a fact of life for months to come.

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Bill Gates Sr., Who Guided Billionaire Son’s Philanthropy, Dies at 94

He channeled support for campaigns to eradicate polio, reduce infant mortality, build schools and help find an AIDS vaccine — among other causes.

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Bill Gates on Coronavirus, Vaccines and Global Health

The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid

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There’s No Home Remedy for Coronavirus Lies

My fellow Somali-Americans are being taken in by anti-vaccine disinformation.

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Bill Gates Is the Right Tycoon for a Coronavirus Age

He’s everywhere, this lavender-sweatered Mister Rogers for the curious and quarantined.

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F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates

The program allows people in the Seattle area to easily take a coronavirus test at home. Researchers say such testing is essential for future monitoring of the virus.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #food-and-drug-administration, #gates-bill, #king-county-wash, #research, #seattle-wash, #tests-medical, #washington-state

Global Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine Intensifies

Governments, companies and academic labs are accelerating their efforts amid geopolitical crosscurrents, questions about safety and the challenges of producing enough doses for billions of people.

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Bill Gates, at Odds With Trump on Virus, Becomes a Right-Wing Target

The Microsoft co-founder turned philanthropist has been attacked with falsehoods that he created the coronavirus and wants to profit from it.

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