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# Bill Gates

Last year
# factcheck
Debunked: Conspiracy theory 'documentary' repeats long-disproven claims about Covid vaccines
‘Died Suddenly’ is heavy on gruesome medical imagery, but light on facts
# Oxfam
World's ten richest men doubled their wealth during Covid, report finds
It also found that the wealth of Ireland’s nine billionaires has increased by 58% to €49.7 billion since the start of the pandemic.
All time
# Microsoft
Bill and Melinda Gates announce they are ending their marriage
The couple have been married for 27 years.
# Covid-19
Lewis Hamilton says he was 'misinterpreted' over Bill Gates anti-vax post
Hamilton shared a post on social media that accused Gates of lying about a coronavirus vaccine.
# response
Bill Gates says he is 'optimistic' about battle against Covid-19
The US billionaire said medicines and vaccines should be given to those most in need, not “highest bidders”.
# debunked
Debunked: No, Anthony Fauci did not say a Covid-19 vaccine must be delivered to people without 'proper studies'
Fauci has been falsely quoted on a number of social media posts.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Bill Gates didn't brief the CIA in 2005 about a vaccine to immunise religious fanatics
The hoax video shows a man who has a passing resemblance to Gates – but it’s a hoax.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, Anthony Fauci and the WHO are not being charged with genocide
The false message being shared on Facebook claims they are due to appear before a human rights tribunal next week.
# debunked
Debunked: No, Italy does not want to charge Bill Gates with crimes against humanity
The claim has its origins in a speech made by Sara Cunial, a member of the Italian Parliament.
# factcheck
Debunked: No, researchers did not 'invent' the coronavirus in 2015
Posts speculating about the origin of the virus have been widely shared in recent weeks.
# stepping down
Bill Gates quits Microsoft board to spend more time on philanthropy
He started the company with Paul Allen in 1975.
# sanitation
Bill Gates brings jar of human waste on stage to make point about lack of toilets in developing world
Gates has previously used shock tactics to draw attention to his disease-battling efforts.
# Bill Gates
Ellen DeGeneres asked Bill Gates to guess the price of everyday products and it's painful to watch
Unsurprisingly, he is quite out of touch.
# prime position
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is now the world's richest person
The entrepreneur leapfrogged Microsoft’s Bill Gates, who’s been at the top spot for the past four years.
# Money Money Money
The 20 most common hobbies of the richest people in the world
Who doesn’t like collecting cars and football teams?
# Genius
Bill Gates never attended any of the classes he signed up for at Harvard - but got A's anyway
Apart from that one course in organic chemistry.
# microsoft landing
The rise of Bill Gates, from Harvard dropout to richest man in the world
He’s worth about €80 billion.
# taking sides
Now Bill Gates is taking the FBI's side in its stand-off against Apple
The co-founder of Microsoft says Apple should comply with the order as it’s a specific case.
# Testing times
Bill Gates is betting on a test that could change cancer treatment
“We must diagnose cancer earlier.”
# follow my lead
Ten quotes about leadership from the most powerful people in the world
“There’s nothing wrong with being ambitious.”
# waste not want not
Bill Gates is helping to turn poo into drinking water - and even drank some himself
Like a science-pioneering, life-saving magician.
# pacific property porn
Bill Gates's architect has dreamed up another utopia with this Pacific paradise
Prepare to drool.
# minted
These are the college degrees you need to do if you want to be filthy, stinkin' rich
And first on the list is ‘don’t do a degree’ – just like 32% of the top 100 richest people in the world who have no third level education whatsoever.
# Must reads
Here are some of the top business books to read in 2015
Pick up some inspiration from some of these…
# through the keyhole
One of the most extraordinary (and decadent) houses in the US is on sale for $85 million...
Let’s have a nose around.
# open the flood gates
Bill Gates accepts Mark Zuckerberg's ice-bucket challenge with delightfully nerdy results
Yay, he did it!
# Microsoft
This is how drastically your Windows computer has changed over the years
It’s now safe to turn off your computer.
# Disease
The deadliest creature on the planet? It's not even close
Humans? Pretty deadly. Lions? Not even in the top 10.
# Change
Bill Gates: People don't realise how many jobs will soon be lost to computers
Many jobs will replaced by software automation, or ‘bots’.
# grandmaster flash
It only took 79 seconds for this guy to beat Bill Gates at chess
He’s the world’s best chess player, and he’s only 23.
# world poverty
"By 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world" - Bill Gates
The entrepreneur-turned-philanthropist today released an annual letter, aimed at tackling what he called “the three myths” about poverty.
# ah thanks bill
Bill Gates did a Secret Santa with someone on the internet
He gave her a stuffed cow. Sound?
# Madiba
"He taught us how to come together and believe in ourselves": The world reacts to Mandela's death
From Obama, Clinton and Ban Ki-moon to Bill Gates, Bono and Pelé — figures from around the world have been paying tribute…
# login
Bill Gates says CTRL-ALT-DELETE was a mistake
Did you try turning it off and turning it back on again?
# private spaceships
The new space race, and the startups looking to profit from it
Whether for personal dreams of adventure or for profit, these companies are doing the engineering and basic science needed to get humans into space.
# Philanthropy
"These are the countries where I'm the least known" - Bill Gates visits Ghana
The foundation set up by Bill Gates has been on a high-profile campaign to improve health in poor countries.
Column: Eyes on Ireland to defend the EU aid budget
Bill Gates was right to highlight global poverty with Enda Kenny during his recent visit to Dublin – because Ireland is the country charged with brokering an agreement on overseas aid, writes Hans Zomer.
# Meet and Greet
21 pictures of Enda Kenny meeting famous people
Our leader meets a lot of people and there are plenty of them who are pretty famous….
# Bill Gates
In pictures: Bill Gates meets Irish leaders
The billionaire Microsoft founder was visiting to discuss development aid priorities for Ireland’s EU Presidency.