Bill Gates, the founder and former CEO of Microsoft, is still one of the richest Americans and thanks to a jump in stock price, his wealth has continued to grow during the past year.
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Bill and Melinda Gates have given $1 million to a Washington group attempting to create a new state gun safety law, and former Microsoft leaders have also donated hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Microsoft co-founder and former CEO Bill Gates has joined in the ALS ice bucket challenging, dumping a bucket of ice water on himself to bring awareness to the disease.
Bill and Melinda Gates were at Stanford today and gave the commencement speech for the graduating class of 2014; it was a joint speech by both Bill and Melinda and we posted the video after the jump.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said today in a TV interview that his previous sell off of his stock in the company will stop by the end of 2014, saying, "I'm going to retain a lot of Microsoft's stock."
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates said he would support the company's spinoff of its Xbox division if current CEO Satya Nadella proposed it, though he seemed to imply such a scenario is unlikely.
As expected, Bill Gates sold off more of his Microsoft stock options this week and with that action is no longer the biggest shareholder in the company he helped to found.
A Microsoft shareholder has filed a lawsuit against the company's board of directors, claiming mismanagement in dealing with the IE error that caused the EU to fine Microsoft for breaking an agreement
In a new interview, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says the company "would have been willing to buy" WhatsApp, but stopped short of saying it would have spent $19 billion, as Facebook eventually did.
Forbes has released its list of the richest people in the world and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is back on top, as Forbes now agrees with Bloomberg who put Gates in the top spot nearly a year ago.
Microsoft has announced that the company's co-founder Bill Gates will meet personally with one of the teams chosen as a finalist for the 2014 Imagine Cup competition.
The latest Reddit AMA session from Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates had him answering lots of different questions, including more about the company's new CEO, jumping chairs and Samuel L. Jackson.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates used the form of a cute animated video ahead of his Reddit AMA today to answer some common myths about himself and about aid to others.
Bill Gates took to Reddit today and described what his new role will include at Microsoft since he has stepped down as the Chairman of the Board following Nadella's CEO announcement.
Microsoft held a company rally today at its Redmond, Washington campus where employees got a chance to see all three of the company's CEOs (Bill Gates, Steve Ballmer and Satya Nadella) at once.
New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and company co-founder Bill Gates have said Microsoft will put increased emphasis on mobile devices and cloud computing as the company moves forward.
Microsoft has made a huge announcement today that not only is Satya Nadella the new CEO but also that Bill Gates will be stepping down from the Board of Directors and will serve in a new advisory role
Microsoft has just announced it hired a new CEO, Satya Nadella. He is a 20-year veteran at Microsoft, and is seen as a safe bet as the company moves forward in its transition to devices and services.
Satya Nadella, who's believed to be Microsoft's choice for its next CEO, has reportedly been meeting with Bill Gates to work out a time schedule for the Microsoft co-founder's increased involvement.
A new story claims, via unnamed sources, Microsoft's board of directors is in discussions to replace co-founder Bill Gates as chairman and repeated rumors that Satya Nadella will be its new CEO.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night and talked about possible future technology like "paper tablets" and also made an odd viral video.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates spoke briefly on television about the company's search for a new CEO, but added that he won't be returning to the company on a full time basis.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates has issued his 2014 annual letter from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, predicting that by 2035 there will be almost no "poor" countries in the world.
A new report claims Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will likely step down from his position on the company's board when a new chief executive is announced, possibly as early as the end of the month.
Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff said in a new interview Microsoft needs "to push the reset button on vision" and any new CEO will have to deal "with two CEOs looking over their shoulder."
A new report claims Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates will be "much more involved" with Microsoft when a new CEO is chosen, though that allegedly won't happen in January because of Gates' commitments.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates could finally become the company's second biggest shareholder sometime in 2014 if he keeps selling his stock at the rate that he has for the past several years.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates, who regained his title as "World's Richest Man" in 2013, saw his fortune increase by $15.8 billion last year to its current level of $78.5 billion.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has announced it has awarded grants to a number of new projects based on water, sanitation and hygiene, including one that could see cellphones powered by urine.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates sent some "Secret Santa" gifts as part of Reddit's holiday gift program to a woman named Rachel, which included a real cow bought in her name for a family in need.
South Park aired the third and final episode in its Xbox One-PS4 trilogy, which once again features an animated appearance by Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and more Game of Thrones references.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said Monday in a TV interview that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos' vision of delivering packages via automated flying drones is perhaps on the "over-optimistic end" of things.
The latest episode of South Park, which continues their Xbox One-PS4 storyline, features Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and chairman Bill Gates playing major roles.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates made a quick address at the company's shareholder meeting today where he gave a general update on the company's search for a replacement for retiring CEO Steve Ballmer.
In a new interview, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates says he will spend a "considerable time" working with whomever is selected to be the company's next CEO, and repeated he will not return as CEO.
Microsoft is said to be in early discussions with the Real Madrid soccer team to buy the rights to name the team's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium, while Bill Gates himself is reportedly part of the talks.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg are two of the people who are participating in the Hour of Code campaign, designed to help foster promote computer science education.
A new report from entertainment industry trade publication Variety names several new candidates for Microsoft's CEO position, though they seem unlikely to be chosen.
Microsoft chairman Bill Gates said last week that it was indeed "a mistake" to force users of Windows to press the Ctrl+Alt+Del keyboard combination to log into the OS.
Forbes' list of the richest people in the U.S. was updated today, and it's not a shock to learn that Microsoft chairman Bill Gates is on top of that list for the 20th straight year.
Former Microsoft executive Jeff Raikes has announced he will be departing his current job as CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation but apparently he is not a contender for Microsoft's CEO job.
A new report claims that Microsoft will move pretty quickly to name a new CEO for the company to replace Steve Ballmer, with one unnamed source stating, "This job will be filled sooner than later."
Outspoken Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff said in an interview today that he believes Microsoft should bring Chairman Bill Gates back as its CEO, at least on an interim basis.
In a new interview, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says Microsoft has been "resting on their markets that they built a long, long time ago and that's pretty dangerous."
The recently premiered JOBS movie has fallen flat with some critics and fans. Wouldn't it be great to see a similar movie based upon Apple's biggest competitor, Microsoft? The wait is over.
In a new interview, Microsoft chairman Bill Gates questions whether Google's plan to offer Internet access via balloons, Project Loon, will help kids in low income countries who are sick.
As part of his Microsoft Research Faculty Summit keynote today, chairman Bill Gates downplayed the use of wearable PCs in education and even jokingly discussed a future version of Microsoft Bob.
Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates will deliver the keynote speech at the annual Microsoft Research Faculty Summit, to be held in Redmond, Washington on July 15th. The keynote will be live streamed.
ResearchGate, a social networking service devoted to the scientific community, has announced it has raised $35 million in additional funds, including a contribution from Microsoft chairman Bill Gates.
Microsoft has released the introductory video for its Xbox One press conference today, featuring Bill Gates, J.J. Abrams, Steven Spielberg and lots of other game industry folks.