Bill Gates, the world’s second richest person, has said he wants his fellow billionaires to pay much higher taxes. Gates, 64, has a net worth of $113.7-billion.
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This time it’s official. Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates overtook Amazon.com’s Jeff Bezos as the world’s richest person on Friday, reclaiming the top ranking for the first time in more than two years.
Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates says we would all be using Windows Mobile today instead of Android if an antitrust case had not been lodged against the software giant in the late 1990s.
Microsoft has won the sought-after Jedi cloud computing contract with the Pentagon, dealing a blow to the market leader, Amazon.com, which had been the front-runner.
Jeff Bezos is about to relinquish the title of world’s richest person to Bill Gates, as Amazon.com shares tumbled in late trading on Thursday.
Bill Gates, who knows a thing or two about antitrust investigations, doesn’t think it’s a good idea to break up the biggest US technology companies as some politicians have suggested.
US technology giants are headed for their biggest antitrust showdown with congress in 20 years as lawmakers and regulators demand to know whether companies such as Google and Facebook use their dominance to squelch innovation.
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Apple’s Steve Jobs was singular in his ability to take a company “on a path to die” and turn it into the world’s most valuable – in part by “casting spells”, billionaire Bill Gates said.