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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 ...

Eight men hold the wealth of half the planet: Oxfam

World / Social Issues 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

Business 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

Business 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 ...