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17 books Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg think everyone should read

Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, two of the wealthiest and most successful people in the world, both credit reading as integral to their success. Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, reportedly reads 50 books a year. In 2015, Zuckerberg,...Show More Summary

Paris climate summit opens with Bill Gates, DiCaprio, but not Trump

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Two years after the landmark Paris climate accord, dozens of world leaders and philanthropists are back in the French capital on Tuesday for a summit where they are being urged to put their money where their mouth is – and help poorer countries deal with the impact of climate change....

6 novels Bill Gates thinks everyone should read

Bill Gates, the former CEO of Microsoft, has said he breezes through about 50 books a year — or about a book a week. Most of the books are nonfiction. But Gates recommends works of fiction with as much enthusiasm as the history or science books he loves so much. Here are the novels he thinks everyone should read. Show More Summary

Meet the significant others of Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, and more of America's richest people

• Many of the wealthiest people on earth are married to people who are very successful in their own right. • The world's top billionaires are married to an award-winning novelist, a pediatrician, and a powerful philanthropist, amongShow More Summary

The Gates Foundation hired a PR firm to influence the UN’s gene drives policy

Emails obtained from the University of North Carolina show that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hired a PR firm to try to influence the UN’s moratorium on the controversial new genetic extinction technology, reports Independent Science News. Show More Summary

Bill Gates’ Top 5 Favorite Books to Read This Winter

From tales of the Vietnam War to an ingenious comedian’s life story, here are five great reads recommended by Bill Gates for the holiday season: The Best We Could Do, by Thi Bui. This gorgeous graphic novel is a deeply personal memoir that explores what it means to be a parent and a refugee. Show More Summary

Bill Gates shares his 5 favorite books of 2017

Microsoft co-founder's choices include memoir from comedian Eddie Izzard, book on American poverty.        

Bill Gates has read nearly all 37 books by this scientist — here are 7 of his favorites

On Monday, Bill Gates released his annual list of favorite books that he read over the year. One of his recommendations was "Energy and Civilization: A History" by Vaclav Smil. This pick should come as no surprise — Gates has not been shy about his admiration of Smil's work. Show More Summary

Heard This True Bill Gates Story About the History of Windows?

Here are 15 true stories and quotes about Bill Gates and the rise of Microsoft Windows. Bill Gates became internationally recognized over the 1980s and 1990s thanks to his part in making personal computers a hugely important component of modern life. Show More Summary

Bill Gates’ 5 favorite books of 2017

This year’s list includes novels that dig into history, mental illness, and poverty.        

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads around 50 books per year, but only a select few make his annual list of favorites. Read more...

Bill Gates thinks you should read these 5 books - CNET

A celebrity comic's autobiography and a blunt tale of eviction in Milwaukee are just two of the billionaire's recommended reads.

Bill Gates give us his top 5 favorite books for winter reading

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If you're looking for something good to read during the holidays, you might want to check out one of Bill Gates' top five "amazing books" that he recommends for your winter 2017 reading list. "You can’t go wrong with one of these," he promises on his blog, Gatesnotes. Show More Summary

Code.org raises $12M to help more kids learn computer science

Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to improving computer science education, announced today that it has raised $12 million in new funding. The money comes from previous donors The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Infosys Foundation USA,...Show More Summary

Bill Gates' favorite reads of 2017 include Viet Thanh Nguyen's 'The Sympathizer' and Matthew Desmond's 'Evicted'

Bill Gates made his name in the world of computers, but he's also become known in the literary world as a not-so-secret book nerd. For the fifth year in a row, the Microsoft co-founder and prolific philanthropist has published a list of his five favorite books of the year. Gates unveiled his picks...

Code.org gets $12 million for computer science education from Gates Foundation and other groups

Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to increasing access to computer science education, announced today that it has received $12 million in new donations from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers, Infosys FoundationUSA, and others. Show More Summary

Here’s Bill Gates’s 2017 Holiday Reading List

Five books–from urban poverty to the history of energy–that the philanthropist says you should be reading this winter. Bill Gates just released his 2017 holiday reading list, part of a semi-annual effort to push the public toward five books that might expand how they think or feel. Show More Summary

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2017

Bill Gates reads around 50 books per year, but only a select few make his annual list of favorites. For the last several years, the Microsoft founder has chosen five titles that he enjoyed over the past year and published reviews of them on his Gates Notes blog. Here are his recommendations for 2017. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton in SF for World AIDS Day: ‘The fight began here’

In a sweeping speech marking World AIDS Day in Golden Gate Park, former President Bill Clinton on Friday told members of an attentive audience that in these turbulent political times they should remember that ordinary people have long...Show More Summary

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