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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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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Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

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Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Covid-19 Vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

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Can the World Learn From South Africa’s Vaccine Trials?

Vaccine trials are often done in wealthier countries. Scientists say the South Africa experience proves the value of trials in the global south.

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Piecing Together the Next Pandemic

From a small lab in Cambodia, Dr. Jessica Manning is on the lookout for emerging diseases.

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Foreign Aid Is Having a Reckoning

The Black Lives Matter movement has given leaders from the Global South new traction for change.

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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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Why Students Can’t Get Laptops

A surge in worldwide demand for low-cost laptops has created shipment delays and pitted desperate schools against one another.

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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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Melinda Gates On Covid-19: It’s Time to Demand More of All Our Leaders

“We have to vote for the right people. And then we have to hold our leaders accountable,” the philanthropist said.

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This Company Boasted to Trump About Its Covid-19 Vaccine. Experts Are Skeptical.

Inovio, a Pennsylvania biotech company, has spent years claiming to be on the cusp of important vaccines. It has never brought one to market.

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Indian Billionaires Bet Big on Head Start in Coronavirus Vaccine Race

The world’s largest vaccine producer, the Serum Institute, announced a plan to make hundreds of millions of doses of an unproven inoculation. It’s a gamble with a huge upside. And huge risks.

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How Novavax Won $1.6 Billion From Operation Warp Speed For Coronavirus Vaccine

Novavax just received the Trump administration’s largest vaccine contract. In the Maryland company’s 33-year history, it has never brought a vaccine to market.

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In Poor Countries, Many Covid-19 Patients Are Desperate for Oxygen

Aid agencies are scrambling to get oxygen equipment to low-income countries where the coronavirus is rapidly spreading.

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F.D.A. Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus

New findings, scientists say, will speed up the mass production of affordable self-collection kits that can be dropped in the mail.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Research Gets $8 Billion in Pledges From World Leaders

The E.U. organized a teleconference to raise money for coronavirus vaccine research, drawing contributions from around the world.

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In the Race for a Coronavirus Vaccine, We Must Go Big. Really, Really Big.

We should commit tens of billions toward a program.

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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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Start-Ups Jump the Gun on Home Kits for Coronavirus Testing

After a federal warning, companies have stopped marketing kits that let consumers collect their own saliva or throat swabs and send them to labs.

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