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Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

/ Jan 16, 2017

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

The gap between the superrich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday. Presenting ...

Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Mar 3, 2015

Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of billionaires

The world's richest person got even richer this year. And a basketball superstar-turned-owner made the list for the first time. Forbes said Monday that Bill Gates's net worth rose to $79.2 billion in 2015 from $76 billion last year. That put him at the top ...

Gates deposes Slim, reclaims billionaires' list top spot

Mar 4, 2014

Gates deposes Slim, reclaims billionaires' list top spot

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is once again top of the list of the world's richest people. Forbes magazine announced its ranking of the world's billionaires Monday. Gates, who led the list for 15 of the past 20 years, won the spot back from Mexican telecom mogul ...

Startup cooks up substitute for eggs

Dec 14, 2013

Startup cooks up substitute for eggs

by Terence Chea

The startup is housed in a garage-like space in San Francisco's tech-heavy South of Market neighborhood, but it isn't like most of its neighbors that develop software, websites and mobile-phone apps. Its mission is to find plant replacements for eggs. Inside, research chefs bake cookies ...