Mar 20, 2013 06:23 EDT
They may build skyscraper mansions, travel by private jet and throw sumptuous wedding parties, but it seems India's super-rich are much slower at opening their wallets for charity.
Mar 05, 2013 12:04 EST
The recession ravaging Spain's economy has not held back Amancio Ortega, a railwayman's son from Galicia, who has just leaped to third place in Forbes magazine's listing of the richest people in the world.
Mar 04, 2013 16:47 EST
Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, Microsoft's Bill Gates and Zara fashion house boss Amancio Ortega of Spain topped the Forbes list of the world's billionaires Monday.
Mar 04, 2013 13:51 EST
A feared Mexican drug lord who made an unusual addition to Forbes' list of top billionaires has been dropped from the latest ranking because his assets are hard to calculate, the magazine said.
Mar 04, 2013 10:40 EST
America's technology sector remained a driving force for the world's billionaires, led by Microsoft's Bill Gates and other familiar names, a Forbes survey showed Monday.
Mar 03, 2013 06:06 EST
Fifteen years after he patented caller ID technology, Brazilian inventor Nelio Jose Nicolai is no millionaire.
Feb 27, 2013 11:50 EST
Tech billionaire Larry Ellison, who bought his own Hawaiian island last year, now has an airline to go with it.
Feb 27, 2013 08:45 EST
Sugata Mitra has been awarded a million-dollar TED Prize to pursue the promise of building schools in the Internet cloud where young minds can learn unfettered by grown-ups.
Feb 26, 2013 11:07 EST
Walking with wooden crutches because polio robbed him of the use of his legs, Aminu Ahmed Tudun-Wada is determined to prevent superstition and misinformation crippling efforts to vaccinate against the disease.
Feb 23, 2013 12:54 EST
Indian software tycoon Azim Premji said Saturday he has given $2.3 billion to an education charity that he controls, reportedly the biggest charitable donation in the country's recent history.
Feb 19, 2013 11:04 EST
Russia's Vladimir Potanin and Ukraine's Victor Pinchuk pledged Tuesday to give half of their fortunes to charity, becoming the first tycoons from ex-Soviet Union to join a global drive by the world's richest people to share their wealth.
Feb 12, 2013 12:26 EST
Nigeria charged two journalists and a controversial Muslim cleric Tuesday over a radio programme that allegedly repeated conspiracy theories about polio vaccinations days before deadly attacks on polio clinics.
Feb 08, 2013 21:54 EST
Gunmen killed at least 10 people in horrifying attacks on two Nigerian polio clinics, dealing a new blow to the campaign to wipe out the disease.
Feb 08, 2013 10:51 EST
Gunmen killed at least nine people at two Nigerian polio clinics on Friday, with one of the wounded health workers describing a horrifying attack that saw them trapped by fire.
Feb 08, 2013 06:59 EST
Gunmen attacked two polio clinics in the northern Nigerian city of Kano on Friday, killing nine people before fleeing, police and residents said.
Jan 30, 2013 16:21 EST
Bill Gates, one of the world's richest men and highest profile aid donors, said Wednesday he doesn't care if he's forgotten after his death -- as long as polio and other major diseases have been eradicated.
Jan 30, 2013 12:35 EST
Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the battle to eradicate polio was one of the toughest the world has faced, but said it could be conquered by 2018.
Jan 30, 2013 10:44 EST
South African mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe announced Wednesday he would give half his family's fortune to charity, becoming the first African to match a pledge made by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
Jan 30, 2013 08:13 EST
Mining billionaire Patrice Motsepe announced Wednesday he would give half his family's fortune to charity, becoming the first African to match a pledge made by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
Jan 30, 2013 05:43 EST
South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe announced Monday he would give half his family's fortune to a charity, matching a pledge made by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett.
Facts from the Wikipedia page:
Bill Gates at the World Economic Forum in Davos, 2007
|Born||October 28, 1955 |
Seattle, Washington, USA
|Residence||Medina, Washington, USA|
|Alma mater||Harvard University (dropped out in 1975)|
|Occupation||Chairman of Microsoft|
CEO of Cascade Investment
Co-Chair of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
|Net worth||▼US$50 billion (2009)|
|Spouse(s)||Melinda Gates (1994–present)|
|Children||Jennifer Katharine Gates (1996)|
Rory John Gates (1999)
Phoebe Adele Gates (2002)