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May 17, 2013

Bill Gates world’s richest man again, based on Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2013

Bill Gates world's richest man again, based on Bloomberg Billionaires Index 2013
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Bill Gates is the world’s richest man again, a title he last earned in 2007 via the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. According to a report at Bloomberg.com today, Friday, May 17, 2013, Gates‘ fortune is now valued at $72.7 billion, up 16 percent year-to-date. He is the chairman and co-founder of tech giant Microsoft. Bill Gates […]


Mar 5, 2013

Forbes list of billionaires 2013: Number of world’s billionaires increased by 210

World's Billionaires Forbes 2013 List
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Forbes richest list 2013 Credit: Forbes The Forbes 2013 list of billionaires has increased to 1,426 individuals, about 210 more than last year’s lineup. About 30 percent of the world’s billionaires are from the US with 442. Other top sources of billionaires were from the Asia-Pacific and Europe with 386 and 366 respectively. Mexico‘s telecom […]


Jan 4, 2013

100 Richest People in the World: Carlos Slim Helu Stays on Top of Billionaires List

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The top 100 richest people in the world got richer in 2012 by $241 billion, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index (BBI) as of January 3, 2013. BBI, a daily ranking of the world’s 100 wealthiest individuals, indicates that these billionaires increased their combined net worth to $1.9 trillion at the end of 2012. Among the […]


Dec 19, 2012

Zuckerberg donating $500 million worth of Facebook stocks to Silicon Valley Charity

Zuckerberg donating $500 million worth of Facebook stocks to Silicon Valley Charity
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Mark Zuckerberg is donating $500 million worth of Facebook stocks to a Silicon Valley charity, according to a post by the CEO on his social network page on Tuesday, December 18, 2012. Mark Zuckerberg Image Credit: Facebook The 28-year-old Facebook CEO is reportedly donating about 18 million shares to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, a […]


Dec 6, 2012

Forbes Most Powerful People 2012: US President Obama Leads World’s Top 20 List

World's Most Powerful People 2012 List led by US President Barack Obama
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The list of the World’s Most Powerful People for 2012 was released by Forbes on Wednesday, December 5, 2012. US President Barack Obama led the top 20 list of individuals who showed great influence around the world this year. Forbes‘ complete 2012 rankings include several state leaders, businessmen, philanthropists and financiers. Hundreds of candidates were […]


Aug 15, 2012

Toilet of the future: Gates Foundation ‘Reinvent the Toilet Fair’ winners announced (Photo)

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Bill Gates of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 the so-called “toilet of the future”, or the Reinvent the Toilet Fair winners, wherein California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in the US won the grand prize for their unique design of toilet, as shown in the photo below. Reinvent the […]


May 31, 2012

Latest Top 40 richest list of Bloomberg does not include Mark Zuckerberg, as Facebook stock falls

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The latest Top 40 richest list of the daily Bloomberg Billionaires Index does not include Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, after Facebook stock recently fell to about 9.6 percent. Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg Image Credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images As explain at Bloomberg.com on on Wednesday, May 30, 2012, Mark Zuckerberg‘s wealth dropped […]


Mar 8, 2012

Forbes List Of Billionaires 2012: List Includes 128 New Billionaires, Slim Retains Top Spot

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Forbes logo Image Credit: Forbes Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, with an estimated worth of $69 billion, is still the top billionaire in the Forbes magazine’s list of the world’s billionaires for 2012, released on Wednesday, March 7, 2012.(Check the 2012 Forbes List of Philippine Billionaires here) Ranked second in the billionaire’s list is Microsoft Corp […]


Jun 14, 2011

Bill Gates, Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization Raises $4.3 Billion

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Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has declared a $1 billion donation for the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) program, according to reports by several international news sites. Bill Gates Image Credit: Paul Hackett Microsoft co-founder, Bill Gates, has recently shifted his focus from technology dominance to philanthropy efforts that include providing vaccines for […]


Sep 23, 2010

Forbes 400: Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg now richer than Apple CEO Steve Jobs

Forbes 400: Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg now richer than Apple CEO Steve Jobs
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Forbes has recently released its annual list top 400 richest Americans, and Bill Gates was on top of them. But here is an exciting fact to know, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is now richer than Apple CEO Steve Jobs, while another co-founder of Facebook Dustin Moskovitz was the youngest billionaire at 26 with $1.4 billion […]