Tag: Bill Gates
Bill Gates: ‘My biggest fears for the world’
How should we react? Yesterday, Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft and former world’s richest person, outlined his greatest worries for the future of the world. Here are the big three.
Billionaires on a mission to cure the world
Should we rely on the mega-rich to solve the world’s problems? Yesterday Bill Gates announced he would put $50 million into his latest mission — to cure Alzheimer’s. Rejoicing all round?
Activists accuse richest US family of greed
This week a group of activists has revealed just how little America’s richest family, the Waltons, pay in to their own charitable foundation. Can they be justified in not donating more?
Facebook founder named top philanthropist
Mark Zuckerberg made his mark on the US philanthropic tradition by becoming last year’s biggest charity donor. But would it be better to let the state decide how money from the rich is spent?
Billionaire leaders of world rich list revealed
Forbes Magazine has released its annual list of the world’s richest people: an exclusive club of those who are not just millionaires, but billionaires. How did the super-rich reach the top?
Nuclear reactor for China despite Fukushima fears
Only days after the news of a fresh radiation leak in Japan, one of the world’s richest men is trying to set up a new nuclear plant in China. Is this madness – or could it save the planet?
Vaccine could spell the end for malaria
After decades of research, scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against malaria. A new vaccine halves the risk of catching the devastating disease.