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. Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of the world's richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... Emphasising how robots could boost inequality, the report proposed that there might be a “need to introduce corporate reporting requirements on the extent and proportion of the contribution of robotics and AI to the economic results of a company for the purpose of taxation and social security contributions”. The public reaction to Delvaux’s proposal has been overwhelmingly negative, with the notable exception of Bill Gates, who endorsed it. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....”. The richest person in the world remains Microsoft founder Bill Gates, who saw his fortune grow by $11bn to $86bn. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....5bn (£58bn), according to the Forbes World’s Billionaires rankings. Only Microsoft’s Bill Gates ($86. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Why robots should be taxed if they take people's jobs | Robert Shiller image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 11:18:12 AM
.... Emphasising how robots could boost inequality, the report proposed that there might be a “need to introduce corporate reporting requirements on the extent and proportion of the contribution of robotics and AI to the economic results of a company for the purpose of taxation and social security contributions”. The public reaction to Delvaux’s proposal has been overwhelmingly negative, with the notable exception of Bill Gates, who endorsed it. ...
Bill Gates tops Forbes' rich list but Trump's wealth slips image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:17:00 PM
. Microsoft founder Bill Gates again tops Forbes' list of the world's richest people, in a year when the number of billionaires rose 13% to 2,043. ...
Snapchat IPO: Evan Spiegel tries to sell investors on his top product – himself image
.... Lynton and his wife, Jamie Alter, became early investors in the company after seeing their daughters use the service. Those who come to the Snapchat party now will be hoping Spiegel can make them money, too, and perhaps emerge as the new Steve Jobs to Zuckerberg’s Bill Gates. ...
Brad Stone: ‘We should watch Uber and Airbnb closely’ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of January 2017 08:00:18 AM
.... Perhaps an industry’s immunity is related to the size of each individual transaction. You state that the founders of Airbnb and Uber are very different from Bill Gates, Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg… How?For all their strengths, Gates, Page and Zuckerberg are not charismatic communicators or storytellers. ...
Eight men own more than 3.6 billion people do: our economics is broken | Mark Goldring image
.... But painting these individuals as the villains would be unfair. The eight include some of the world’s largest philanthropists and those, such as Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, who have spoken out against the shocking scale of inequality in the world. ...
World's eight richest people have same wealth as poorest 50% image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 12:01:08 AM
....The world’s eight richest billionaires control the same wealth between them as the poorest half of the globe’s population, according to a charity warning of an ever-increasing and dangerous concentration of wealth. In a report published to coincide with the start of the week-long World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Oxfam said it was “beyond grotesque” that a handful of rich men headed by the Microsoft founder Bill Gates are worth $426bn (£350bn), equivalent to the wealth of 3. ...
The tech industry won't save us – or the planet – from Trump's excesses | Kate Aronoff image
.... Al Gore – now making a modest fortune as a green-tech investor – was optimistic about the potential for finding “common ground” with Trump on climate following a recent meeting with him. “[I]n this energy space,” Bill Gates said after his own meeting with Trump, “there can be a very upbeat message that [Trump’s] administration [is] going to organize things, get rid of regulatory barriers, and have American leadership through innovation. ...
Fossil fuel divestment funds double to $5tn in a year image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of December 2016 04:00:31 PM
....Fossil fuel divestment has been criticised as gesture politics, as the investments are sold on, or unrealistic due to world’s current dependence on fossil fuels. Bill Gates called fossil fuel divestment a “false solution” in 2015, although the $40bn Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has now sold off 85% of its fossil fuel investments. ...
GSK's Andrew Witty: the man who sold the world cheaper medicines image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 07:00:09 AM
....”. Later, he helped instigate a meeting of all the big company CEOs in London with Bill Gates to pledge to help end the neglected tropical diseases that affect millions in poor countries yet are unheard of in the west, such as leishmaniasis and trachoma. ...
India mobile payments surge after shock banknote move image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 10:30:13 AM
....Even small-scale retailers such as fruit and vegetable market traders have started to sign up for the services. Many economists and even Microsoft founder Bill Gates have welcomed Mr Modi's initiative, which is aimed at wiping out corruption. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of November 2016 12:13:10 AM
....The firm's pilot project is in Dakar, Senegal, and can now treat the waste of 50,000-100,000 people. Its water was declared "delicious" by Bill Gates who has funded it through his foundation. ...
Microsoft shares at new high as cloud focus pays off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of October 2016 01:31:13 AM
....The previous high was $59. 97 in December 1999, close to the peak of the dot-com boom, shortly before Steve Ballmer replaced Bill Gates as chief executive. ...
China tops US in numbers of billionaires image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of October 2016 07:13:28 AM
.... . Globally, the Forbes rich list is topped by Microsoft founder Bill Gates with $75bn, followed by Amancio Ortega of Zara and legendary investor Warren Buffett. ...
A man for all seasons image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of October 2016 11:05:02 PM
.... Under the agreements, Four Seasons leads the design of the new property, and runs it with near total control. The next big change came in 1986 when the business floated on the stock market, until in 2007 it was bought by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia. ...
Zuckerberg and Chan aim to tackle all disease by 2100 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of September 2016 07:32:40 PM
....But he cautioned that it would take years before the couple's fund led to the creation of new medical treatments and further time before they could be applied to patients. Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates - who has funded his own health research via the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - appeared at the event to praise the announcement. ...
How to become a billionaire image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 10th of September 2016 06:00:23 AM
....Technology is creating wealth, for a few people at least, in a manner unparalleled in economic history. Of the 13 richest in the world, eight made their money from tech, including Bill Gates (Microsoft), Jeff Bezos (Amazon), Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook), and Larry Page and Sergey Brin (Google). ...
Shy billionaire image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 9th of September 2016 06:57:46 PM
.... After all, he has 60 years' experience in fashion retail, built up from humble beginnings. According to Forbes magazine, experts in estimating the bank balances of the world's wealthiest, Mr Ortega's fortune overtook that of Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Wednesday and Thursday this week, before fluctuating share prices pushed it back into second place. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 11:00:14 PM
....Being so bored that you go to sleep is the worst look there is. Kay Whitmore, chief executive of Kodak in the 1990s, was more infamous for falling asleep in a meeting with Bill Gates, than for helping to run his company into the ground. ...
Amazon boss Bezos becomes world's third richest image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 08:52:07 PM
.... . According to Forbes estimates, Mr Bezos's fortune is only surpassed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, worth $78bn (£59bn), and the $73. ...
Brits wanted image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of June 2016 04:05:37 AM
....". It's not just access to the single market that could lure young techies to Berlin - there's also an entrepreneurial and pioneering atmosphere, and few companies better encapsulate this than ResearchGate, a social network for the scientific community with more than 10 million users, and with high-profile investors such as Bill Gates. ...
Bill  and Melinda Gates Foundation divests entire holding in BP image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 12th of May 2016 11:35:34 AM
....The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has sold off its entire holding in oil giant BP, in a move welcomed by fossil fuel divestment campaigners. Bill Gates has called the selling off of coal, oil and gas stocks a “false solution” to climate change, but the known investments of his foundation in major fossil fuel companies has fallen by 85% since 2014. ...
A brief guide to everything that’s annoying about Apple image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of April 2016 06:32:04 PM
....Apple has cash reserves greater than the GDP of most countries, accrued in part by depriving those countries of taxes, and exploiting their mineral resources. Bill Gates uses his fortune to cure malaria, Apple uses its fortune to . ...
Zero-hours contracts and dirty air: life as a ‘white van man’ | Peter Fleming image
....The service and knowledge economy is often touted as a cleaner and more environmentally friendly way of organising our society. Bill Gates once heralded this as the era of “frictionless capitalism”, a spotless, shiny and pollution-free world. ...
How offshore firm helped billionaire change the art world for ever image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 06:00:17 PM
....During the fortnight preceding the sale, 25,000 visitors had filed through Christie’s, eager to catch a glimpse of the paintings before they disappeared once more into private hands. The auction itself was a high-society event, with the cosmetics king Leonard Lauder and William H Gates, father of the Microsoft founder Bill Gates, squeezing into the packed halls. ...
New Crop – the vegan venture fund fighting for animal rights image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 6th of April 2016 08:37:24 PM
....New Crop has plenty of company. Over the years, several Silicon Valley venture funds and billionaire investors like Bill Gates and Li Ka-Shing have invested in startups such as Beyond Meat, Hampton Creek and Impossible Foods, which sell or intend to sell alternatives to conventional meat, dairy and egg products. ...
Phones 4U founder: Hysteria over Brexit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of April 2016 10:12:39 AM
....This contradicted the BCC's pledge to adopt a neutral stance in the debate. Mr Caudwell is a noted philanthropist and in 2013 signed up to Bill Gates and Warren Buffett's Giving Pledge, which calls on billionaires to commit at least half their wealth to charity during their lifetime. ...
San Bernardino iPhone: US ends Apple case after accessing data without assistance image
....Related: Apple declares victory in battle with FBI, but the war continues. The case forced public leaders from Barack Obama to Bill Gates to declare where they stood on the balance between privacy and national security. ...
How London’s booming ‘butler class’ takes care of the wealthy elite image
.... The average assets under management of 157 single-family offices surveyed by Campden Wealth in 2015 was $662m. The uber-wealthy known to have family offices include Bill Gates, former Google boss Eric Schmidt, Oprah Winfrey, the Duke of Westminster, the Sainsbury and Goldsmiths families, and inventor James Dyson. ...
Will a lack of trust in robots hold back automation? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of March 2016 05:00:13 AM
....At the World Economic Forum in Davos at the start of the year, concern was raised that women would be among the worst losers from automation-linked job losses. Countering the concern was Microsoft founder Bill Gates who said that same labour could be used for other needs. ...
Can Medium bring civility to the web? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 3rd of March 2016 08:52:43 AM
....Almost entirely organically, Medium has become an outlet for people who already have the biggest audiences in the world. Think Bill Gates, Bono and even President Obama, who posted his State of the Union address on Medium, in full, before he delivered it to Congress. ...
Warren Buffett to shareholders: climate change is nothing to worry about image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 03:28:45 PM
....That sentiment, Ages said, is “a nice way of saying ‘we could be bankrupted by these catastrophes first’”. Related: Climate change: what Warren Buffett could learn from Bill Gates. ...
Revealed: The richest people in the world 2016 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 09:07:00 AM
....58bn, the fall is unlikely to win many votes of sympathy. Despite shedding £3bn of value, Bill Gates retained his title as richest person on the planet with a net worth of £53. ...
World's 20 richest people are $70bn poorer, says Forbes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of March 2016 01:35:19 PM
....As a result Slim is no longer the second-richest man in the world – and is merely fourth. Bill Gates is once again the wealthiest person in the world, although even the Microsoft founder’s fortune has dipped, from $79. ...
Judge backs Apple in new access fight image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 11:55:28 PM
....Apple's boss hits back at FBI conduct. Bill Gates calls for terror data debate. ...
Crunch time for Apple as it prepares for face-off with FBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of February 2016 04:00:11 PM
.... Google boss Sundar Pichai called the judge’s order a “troubling precedent”. Microsoft founder and world’s richest man Bill Gates seemed to think there ought to be a compromise available: “It is no different than [asking] ‘should anybody ever have been able to tell the phone company to get information? Should anybody be able to get at bank records?’” he told the Financial Times. ...
Apple asks court to reverse iPhone order image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 08:39:01 PM
....Apple's boss hits back at FBI conduct. Bill Gates calls for terror data debate. ...
'Hard questions' in Apple phone row image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 05:30:32 PM
.... . Earlier this week Microsoft founder Bill Gates said the row should prompt a debate about the access that law enforcement gets to data in terror investigations. ...
Beijing is new 'billionaire capital' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of February 2016 12:07:04 PM
....But he has not cracked the top 10 billionaires in Hurun's list, which is dominated by Americans. It is topped by Bill Gates with a net worth of $80bn, followed by investor Warren Buffett with $68bn. ...
Gates calls for terror data debate image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 11:22:41 AM
. The row between Apple and the FBI over access to a dead murderer's phone should start a debate about government requests for data, says Bill Gates. ...
VIDEO: Gates explains 'superpower' to help poor image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of February 2016 07:35:20 AM
....If you could choose one superpower, what would it be? . That's the question school children in the US put to Microsoft founder Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda, and their answers - more time, and more energy - led to a new outlook on how to help the world's poor. ...
Fresh blood to help fight malaria image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Saturday 20th of February 2016 04:12:20 PM
.... . Only last month George Osborne, the Chancellor, pledged £500m a year from the nation’s coffers to fight the disease, alongside £140m from the Gates Foundation, the organisation founded by Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and wife Melinda. ...
How the sharing economy is transforming the freelance landscape image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 08:10:17 AM
.... Users can access the mid-market exchange rate too. When in 1994 Bill Gates said, “Banking is essential, but banks are not”, it was surely this kind of innovation he had in mind. ...
VIDEO: What's the point of an expensive MBA? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 12th of February 2016 12:54:54 PM
. Bill Gates, the late Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg; apart from making billions they all have one thing in common - they are all college dropouts. ...
Startup success means knowing when to hand over the reins image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 2nd of February 2016 08:45:41 AM
....”. Throughout business history there have been high profile figures, such as Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, who have founded and developed their own companies. ...
Bill Gates recalls rivalry with 'genius' Steve Jobs on Desert Island Discs image
. Bill Gates speaks about his relationship with the late Apple founder Steve Jobs and chooses a song in memory of their work together shaping the technology of the modern age, in an appearance on BBC Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs on Sunday. ...
Want to do good at work? Here's where to find a job in the sustainability market image
....Another intiative, the Breakthrough Energy Coalition (BEC), also hopes to transform the green energy market by focusing on electricity generation and storage, transportation, industrial use, agriculture and energy system efficiency. Launched in November by 28 billionaires, including Bill Gates, it plans to circumvent the current research structure, which it says is too rigid. ...
VIDEO: DiCaprio to Gates: Davos highlights image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 24th of January 2016 09:13:12 AM
....It's been that time of year when the rich and powerful - as well as the simply famous - head to a Swiss mountain village to discuss the big issues of the day and attempt to put the world to rights. Here are some video highlights of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, including appearances by actor Leonardo DiCaprio, Davos founder Klaus Schwab and philanthropist Bill Gates. ...
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VIDEO: Gates: reasons to be happy in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 03:26:31 PM
. Why does Bill Gates think we should be happy in 2016?. ...
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VIDEO: Gates: US 'should take more' refugees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 10:38:07 AM
. The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told the the BBC that the United States "should set a better example" by taking in more refugees. ...
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Gates: US 'should take more' refugees image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 22nd of January 2016 09:43:12 AM
. The billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has told the BBC that the United States "should set a better example" by taking in more refugees. ...
Leonardo DiCaprio blasts greedy oil companies: 'Enough is enough'  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Thursday 21st of January 2016 12:28:00 PM
....And he urged the world to switch to existing renewable energy, which he said would not only save the planet but also make economic sense by saving $42trillion in energy cost savings. He praised Microsoft and Facebook founders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg for committing to a zero emissions future. ...
Davos 2016: eight key themes for the World Economic Forum image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 19th of January 2016 06:00:17 AM
.... Last summer, tests showed that Merck’s experimental ebola vaccine was 100% effective in providing immunity to a disease that killed more than 11,000 people last year. But the world will always face new threats: Bill Gates is to lead a discussion on how to prepare for the next pandemic. ...
A rough guide to surviving Davos image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 18th of January 2016 12:05:14 AM
....i. am and Formula 1's Sebastian Vettel will be jostling for pole position against Bill Gates, Bono, Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Canada's Justin Trudeau. ...
The five ethical stories that will define the next decade image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of January 2016 02:43:06 PM
....The divestment campaign has had some significant recent successes, including the Church of England divesting from tar sands oil and coal last April and Californian lawmakers passing a bill in September requiring the state’s two largest pension funds to divest from coal. Last summer, Bill Gates announced that he would invest $2bn in renewable technologies, and in November it was announced that entrepreneurs including Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Richard Branson were to form the Breakthrough Energy Coalition to support early-stage clean energy companies. ...
Terrified of cold calling? How to succeed at sales as an introvert image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 7th of January 2016 08:33:35 AM
. At a time when being loud and overly confident can seem like the key character traits of a successful entrepreneur, it might be reassuring to know that some of the most successful business people of our time – Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Larry Page – are all introverts. ...
Where is the boss big enough to admit: ‘I’m not worth it’? | Deborah Hargreaves image
....Except that even when chief executives perform disastrously and are fired, they usually do so with a big pay-off. And for every Bill Gates who builds up their company into a multibillion-dollar force there are many time-servers who have worked their way through the ranks without taking big risks. ...
Why strong ties between business and government matter image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 4th of January 2016 10:21:23 AM
. “Honestly,” said Bill Gates during the COP21 meeting in Paris earlier this month, “I’ve been a bit surprised that the climate talks historically haven’t had R&D on the agenda in any way, shape, or form. ...
Did our 2015 sustainable business predictions make the grade? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 31st of December 2015 02:30:28 PM
.... What would really make this a standout trend would be more, and more ambitious, public-private partnerships to break sustainability out of a business-driven rut. The newly formed Breakthrough Energy Coalition, whose members include more than 20 billionaires such as Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, could mark a major step in the right direction. ...
Carbon neutral technology provides power to rural communities in east Africa image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 16th of December 2015 01:13:37 PM
. As the United Nations chases a climate deal in Paris and after the White House released Bill Gates’ climate research plan, we are proud to announce our contribution to the solution for climate change: Entrade Energiesysteme AG and Pamoja Cleantech AB have launched a joint endeavour to increase access to clean energy technologies in Sub-Saharan Africa. ...
Brandtone makes Gates deal to promote family planning image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 14th of December 2015 12:22:28 PM
.... . The foundation, owned by Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and his wife, has awarded Brandtone a grant to try to educate women about family planning methods through their mobile phones. ...
Zara owner dismisses China slump fears as it reports 20% profit rise image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 10th of December 2015 03:13:56 PM
....Inditex, the owner of clothing retailer Zara, has said it is optimistic about its prospects in China despite the slowing economy, claiming mid-market brands were not feeling the pinch. It came as the group, whose founder, Armancio Ortega, briefly overtook Bill Gates as the world’s wealthiest man this year, reported an overall sales rise of 16% to €14. ...
Carlos Slim: biography of Mexico's richest man penetrates 'cloak of silence' image
.... Osorno eventually gained access to him for seven hours over three separate meetings. Osorno may have convinced Slim to speak; however, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates and investment guru Warren Buffett, two of the men who regularly vie with him for the title of world’s richest man, were among 400 people who turned down interview requests. ...
Mark Zuckerberg's billion-dollar chance to change the world image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 11:01:19 PM
.... . Consider the leadership that Bill Gates is showing on renewable energy innovation. ...
Time to get real about the true value of the FTSE  image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 08:22:48 PM
.... Zuckerberg is one of a growing breed of philanthropists who have earned their fortunes in the world of business and want to apply the same zeal, business practices and often market forces that have helped make them money to giving it away. In 2010, for example, Bill Gates, the then chairman of Microsoft, announced he was going to spend $10bn over the subsequent decade in an attempt to develop vaccines that would eradicate some diseases. ...
Givers that keep on giving: the world's top philanthropists image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of December 2015 04:05:35 PM
.... Rockefeller and Carnegie built their fortunes using methods outlawed today such as predatory pricing and strike-breaking but deployed their money for the common good. Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, the richest people in the US, have encouraged other wealthy people to give away at least half their fortunes, either in their lifetime or in a will. ...
Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan announce baby girl – and $45bn charity initiative image
....But it’s not the executive’s first foray into charity, nor the first this week. Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Richard Branson and others announced an initiative to invest in new energy sources to stem the rising tide of climate change on Monday. ...
Kingfisher swoops on solar power to reduce reliance on National Grid image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 1st of December 2015 05:29:05 PM
....This year, Ikea, the world’s biggest furniture retailer, pledged to spend €1bn (£700m) on renewables as part of its plan to generate all the energy required by its shops and factories from clean sources by 2020. Meanwhile, the billionaires Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg and Sir Richard Branson have joined a coalition of high-profile entrepreneurs who have pledged to spark a “new economic revolution” based around clean energy. ...
How to invest like ... JD Rockefeller, the richest man who ever lived image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 10th of November 2015 09:12:09 AM
Vladimir Putin named the most powerful person in the world in Forbes 2015 list image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 4th of November 2015 04:54:00 PM
....It is the first year that a US president, leader of the richest nation on the planet, has not made it into the top two places on the list and signals the administration's waining influence in the world. British prime minister David Cameron squeezes into the top ten at number eight on the list, but is below Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Pope Francis. ...

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