Bill Gates says Tokyo Olympics' fate depends on vaccine rollout

National Jan 27, 2021

Bill Gates says Tokyo Olympics' fate depends on vaccine rollout

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said the Tokyo Olympics are "still possible" this year depending on the rollout of coronavirus vaccinations, Kyodo News reported on Wednesday. Gates, whose foundation has donated $1.75 billion towards efforts to fight COVID-19, told Kyodo that the next few months would ...

False Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

World May 28, 2020

False Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician's false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation. While Gates's vaccine programs on the continent have ...

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

Business / Tech Mar 14, 2020

Bill Gates leaves Microsoft board to focus on philanthropy

Bill Gates is stepping down from the board of Microsoft Corp., the company he co-founded in 1975 and built into the world's largest software maker, to devote more time to philanthropy. Gates, 64, has been scaling back his involvement in the company for more than ...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family

Business Oct 16, 2018

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at 65: family

Microsoft Corp. co-founder Paul Allen, the man who persuaded school-friend Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died on Monday at the age of 65, his family said. Allen left Microsoft in 1983, before the company ...