The Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it would donate up to $100 million to help combat the outbreak of a new coronavirus (2019 nCoV) that erupted in China s Wuhan city in December and has so far hospitalized over 24,000 people globally and killed 492, as of Wednesday.The Gates Foundation said the funding will be used to improve detection, isolation and treatment of people diagnosed with the virus and protect at risk populations in underdeveloped regions, such as Africa and South Asia.
The Bill amp;amp; Melinda Gates Foundation announced an immediate commitment of up to $100 million for coronavirus relief on Wednesday. The commitment is a ten fold increase from the foundation s initial $10 million pledge announced last month. amp; amp;
It takes a special type of person to become the partner of a high powered tech executive: From long weeks at work to intense stress, the spouses of CEOs have probably seen it all. Like most other industries, many of the top executives in tech are partnered up. Not all of them are married ndash; Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey and Apple CEO Tim Cook appear to be single, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has an on again, off again relationship with singer Grimes, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is newly divorced and back in the dating game.
TOKYO As 2019 drew to a close, Microsoft co founder and billionaire Bill Gates published a blog post that took many readers by surprise. "I think the rich should pay more than they currently do, and that includes Melinda and me," he wrote, referring to his wife.Gates noted that the U.S. government depends "overwhelmingly" on taxing income from labor wages and salaries. Instead, he argued it should raise the capital gains tax to draw more revenue from stock investments and real estate. The system "isn''t fair," he wrote. "I don''t see any reason to favor wealth over work the way we do today."
In 2017, it emerged Gates was donating 64 million Microsoft shares, worth about $4.6 billion, which reduced his stake to just over 1 percent. Since its launch, the 64 year old has poured money into the philanthropic charity he runs with his wife, the Bill Melinda Gates Foundation, which helps to eradicate disease and improve healthcare in developing nations.On the rich list, he is second only to Amazon''s Jeff Bezos. So, after distilling his Microsoft stake and donating billions to charity, it begs the question: how on earth is Gates maintaining that vast fortune?
But you can #x27;t really go wrong with books especially the ones recommended by Bill Gates. And while the Microsoft co founder has shared hundreds of his favorite reads, there #x27;s one in particular that has been given the ultimate seal of approval: "The Rosie Project, " by Graeme Simsion.Gates was introduced to the book by his wife Melinda, who "kept stopping to recite parts of it out loud " to him, he said in a 2016 interview with The New York Times. "Eventually, I decided to take a look. I started it one night at 11:00 p.m. and stayed up with it until 3:00 a.m. "
Earlier this year, he participated in a Reddit ”Ask Me Anything. ” In fact, on Wednesday, Reddit named it as the most ”upvoted ” AMA of the past year with around 110,000 upvotes. Redditors asked the Microsoft founder everything from ”when was the last time you wrote code ” to ”what ''s your favourite prime number. ” Among all these Redditors, there was one Redditor who asked "What makes you happy?" and surprisingly, Gates, who is currently worth $110 billion, didn ''t answer money. In response to the question, Gates said, ”Some one recently said that when your children are doing well it really is very special and as a parent, I completely agree. ” For those who are not aware, He and Melinda Gates have three children: Jennifer (23), Rory (20) and Phoebe (17).
"If there was one wish I had for India, it would be to get rid of malnutrition because that reduces the potential of those kids so dramatically and their ability to provide and learn are reduced. It''s like 15 IQ points go away," Gates said at a Livemint event.He added that health is his preferred sustainable development goal (SDG). Even his philanthropic venture the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) has global health as its main areas of focus.
Prime minister Narendra Modi in the early hours of Wednesday, received the Goalkeepers award in New York from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) for his government;s commitment to sanitation, in the form of the Swacch Bharat Mission.Accepting the award from Bill Gates, Modi said that he is doing so on behalf of the 130 crore people of India who owned the mission and lived it in their daily lives to make it a success, thus pulling up the rural sanitation share of India from 40% to 100% in just five years between 2014 and 2019.
Also Read: Janhvi Kapoor, Rajkummar Rao starrer RoohiAfza scheduled for April 2020 release"It is a cause that is extremely close to me for very personal reasons," Arjun said.The 34 year old who is looking forward to meeting those little brave hearts added, "I will do whatever it takes to bring awareness to cancer, support as many who are affected by it and try and tell as many that only our spirit can make us fight this disease."Not only will he light up the sea link, but Arjun will also hand over roses and gifts to the kids who will be joining him for this occasion.World Rose Day is observed each year in the memory of 12 year old Melinda Rose from Canada. She was diagnosed with Askin's Tumour, a rare form of blood cancer.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends a conference in Russia in 2017. (Photo: Kremlin cc)An award for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is drawing increased criticism this week from rights advocates who are concerned because of Modi's human rights record in India and Kashmir and who called to rescind the honor.
ISLAMABAD: Microsoft co founder Bill Gates reiterated the pledge of his Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation for the continued support to eliminate polio from Pakistan, in a letter written to Prime Minister Imran Khan.
The event, which is hosted by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, brings together leaders and influencers from across the world who work in various areas of social development in their respective countries.The two day event sees multiple thought leaders presenting data, case studies and keynote speeches that relate to the UN s Sustainable Development Goals, also known as Global Goals .
World s fourth richest person, Warren Buffet, is again making a huge contribution to five charities. This is one of the biggest gifts Warren Buffet is giving to charities.Warren Buffet announced on Monday that he wants to donate shares of Berkshire Hathaway Company of $3.6 billion to five charities namely, Bill amp; Melinda Gates Foundation, Sherwood Foundation, Buffet Foundation, NoVo Foundation, and Howard G. Buffet Foundation.
Melinda Gates speaks onstage at Oprah s SuperSoul Conversations at PlayStation Theater on February 05, 2019 in New York City. Bryan Bedder Getty Images for TH PNG Melinda Gates is glad more women than ever ran for and were elected in the US midterm elections last fall.
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ABU DHABI, 1st May, 2019 (WAM) In his official Twitter account, Bill Gates, Co chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said, "The world 's historic progress to #endpolio would not be possible without the strong commitment of partners like His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and the UAE. #39; #39; Bill Gates made the remarks following the launch of the Polio Endgame Strategy 2019 2023, which will guide the programme and its partners to overcome the final hurdles to eradication and move toward sustaining a polio free future.In support of the strategy and to encourage additional commitments, a pledging event will be hosted this November at the #39;Reaching the Last Mile Forum #39; in Abu Dhabi, a gathering of leaders from across the global health space held once every two years.