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FALSE: COVID-19 not real, Bill Gates behind the disease

Jul 11, 2020 - 4:31 PM

The viral video contains several unproven conspiracy theories that were already debunked by fact checking organizations

FALSE: Bill Gates is developing COVID-19 vaccines with microchips

Jun 09, 2020 - 2:52 PM

There are no reports on studies being done on a COVID-19 vaccine with a microchip; Bill Gates has also denied the claim

FALSE: FBI arrests Bill Gates for creating coronavirus

May 21, 2020 - 4:45 PM

The photo of Bill Gates in the article is manipulated using a 2014 image of American mobster Vincent Asaro

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates leaves board

Mar 14, 2020 - 7:37 AM

The 64-year-old stopped being involved in day-to-day operations at the firm more than a decade ago, turning his attention to the foundation named after him and his wife, Melinda

GATES. Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, speaks to the gathering during the inauguration of the 8th International Conference on Agriculture Statistics in New Delhi on November 18, 2019. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP

Gates Foundation launches initiatives for coronavirus treatment, home testing kits

Mar 10, 2020 - 4:15 PM

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation establishes a $125 million fund with Wellcome and Mastercard that's aiming for effective antiviral therapies

GATES. Co-chair and Trustee of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, speaks to the gathering during the inauguration of the 8th International Conference on Agriculture Statistics in New Delhi on November 18, 2019. File photo by Money Sharma/AFP

$14 billion goal in sight for fighting AIDS, TB, malaria

Oct 11, 2019 - 8:04 AM

Promises for replenishment money are made at meeting in France of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

FUNDS. (From left) Irish rock band U2 singer Bono, Microsoft founder, Bill Gates and French President Emmanuel Macron attend the announcement of the final amount raised for the Global Fund to Fight HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria on October 10, 2019, in Lyon, central eastern France. Photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Netflix documentary examining Bill Gates' post-CEO life arrives September 20

Aug 27, 2019 - 2:42 PM

The 3-part series on Bill Gates' life after Microsoft is directed by Davis Guggenheim, director of 'An Inconvenient Truth' and 'He Named Me Malala'

GATES. Bill Gates and director Davis Guggenheim engage in a discussion in a still provided by Netflix. Photo from Netflix

Bezos, Gates and Buffett still top the world's ultra rich – Forbes

Mar 05, 2019 - 10:14 PM

According to the list by Forbes, the riches of Jeff Bezos, 55, have swelled by $19 billion in one year and he is now worth $131 billion

TOP 3. According to Forbes, Jeff Bezos remains the world's richest person, followed by Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. Bezos file photo by David Ryder/AFP; Gates file photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock; Buffett file photo by AFP

Bill Gates brings jar of poop at China's toilet expo

Nov 07, 2018 - 11:43 AM

According to UNICEF, 892 million people worldwide have no choice but to defecate in the open

GATES. Microsoft founder Bill Gates talks next to a container with human feces during the "reinvented toilet expo" in Beijing on November 6, 2018. Photo by Nicolas Asfouri/AFP

Duterte on ICC, 2018 Forbes’ Richest List, Cayetano on West PH Sea | Midday wRap

Mar 07, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Henry Sy still leads Filipinos on Forbes' 2018 billionaires list

Mar 07, 2018 - 9:55 AM

The number of Filipinos on the list drops from 14 last year to 12 this year, but their combined net worth increases from $45.8 billion to $55.2 billion

Bill Gates giving $50M for Alzheimer's research

Nov 14, 2017 - 11:09 AM

'We've seen scientific innovation turn once-guaranteed killers like HIV into chronic illnesses that can be held in check with medication. I believe we can do the same (or better) with Alzheimer's,' says Gates

GATES. This file photo taken on October 26, 2016 shows US philanthropist Bill Gates, of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation speaking at the Grand Challenges Annual Meeting 2016 in central London. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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Jul 28, 2017 - 1:41 PM

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Bezos drops back to 2nd, after being world's richest for a few hours

Jul 28, 2017 - 9:34 AM

The net worth of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos falls back to 88 7 billion just hours after hitting 90 5 billion due to a temporary rise in Amazon stock

Jeff Bezos photo by David Ryder/AFP. Bill Gates from AFP

Amazon's Jeff Bezos becomes world's richest person

Jul 27, 2017 - 11:52 PM

Forbes magazine says its real time tracking of personal fortunes showed Bezos with a net worth of 90 5 billion ahead of the 90 billion for Gates

Daftar 20 orang terkaya Indonesia versi Forbes

Mar 21, 2017 - 12:36 PM

Bos Microsoft Bill Gates masih menempati peringkat teratas dalam daftar orang terkaya di dunia

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Jan 16, 2017 - 12:00 PM

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BATTLE VS FAKE NEWS. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg speaks at the so-called 'Facebook Innovation Hub' in Berlin, Germany on February 25, 2016. File photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

Energy innovation is focus of Gates-led $1 billion fund

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:29 PM

The venture will finance emerging energy breakthroughs that can deliver affordable and reliable zero carbon emissions says a statement from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

BILL AND MELINDA GATES. US President Barack Obama presents Bill and Melinda Gates with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 22, 2016. File photo by Saul Loeb/ AFP

Global Fund collects almost $13B to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

Sep 18, 2016 - 8:10 AM

Created as a public private initiative the Global Fund has so far spent 30 billion on programs to fight the 3 deadly diseases around the world with most going to Africa

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stands with young people after announcing that the Global Fund's goal to raise enough money to save 8 million more lives has been met during the closing of the Fifth Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal, Quebec, September 17, 2016.  Geoff Robins/AFP

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Feb 24, 2016 - 11:55 AM

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Bill Gates urges balance, discussion in iPhone unlock case

Feb 23, 2016 - 6:31 PM

UPDATED Gates holds the belief that with the right safeguards there are cases where the government on our behalf – like stopping terrorism which could get worse in the future – that that is valuable

BILL GATES. Microsoft Corp. founder Bill Gates speaks during a panel session at the 46th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, in Davos, Switzerland, January 22, 2016. Photo by Laurent Gillieron/EPA

Britain, Bill Gates to spend £3B to fight malaria

Jan 25, 2016 - 9:54 AM

Chancellor George Osborne and Gates announced £3 billion 4 28 billion 4 billion euros in funding over the next 5 years for research and to support efforts to eliminate the mosquito borne disease

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates. File photo by Cole Burston/EPA

Rich nations vow billions for climate initiatives

Nov 30, 2015 - 10:00 PM

With the Paris climate summit opening rich countries seek ways to help poor nations go green

epa05047609 People rally to promote climate protection in Rome, Italy, 29 November 2015. The 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) is held in Paris from 30 November to 11 December. The aim is to reach an international agreement to limit greenhouse gas emissions and curtail climate change. EPA/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

Zuckerberg, Gates make bid for universal Internet access

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The pledge is part of a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 Other supporters include Wikipedia s Jimmy Wales and U2 frontman Bono

TITANS. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Photos from respective Facebook pages.

Dua sisi Steve Jobs dalam film dan dokumenter barunya

Sep 09, 2015 - 4:50 PM

Mendiang Steve Jobs merupakan sosok yang sangat menarik untuk dikaji Baik ketika ia masih hidup maupun setelah meninggal Jobs masih merupakan subjek yang banyak dikupas di buku dan film

STEVE JOBS. Film yang diadaptasi dari biografi ini tak saja mengungkap kesuksesan, namun juga sisi gelap Steve Jobs. Foto screengrab dari Youtube

Measuring national well-being for beginners

Jun 12, 2015 - 5:03 PM

People who live in the happiest countries have built stronger social support and honest and accountable government

Binay on bank accounts: 'I even beat Bill Gates!'

May 15, 2015 - 3:59 PM

Vice President Jejomar Binay insists that he earned his wealth through hard work and that he remains frugal to this day even collecting coins to save money

PH LANDSCAPE. Vice President Jejomar Binay addresses the Employers Confederation of the Philippines on May 15, 2015. Photo by Ayee Macaraig/Rappler

Hacker who stole from Bill Gates arrested in PH

Apr 10, 2015 - 2:16 PM

Bulgarian Konstantin Simeonov Kavrakov 32 had been arrested in Paraguay before for banking fraud high tech crime forgery and commercial fraud according to Philippine police

Bill Gates deputy visits PH for rice research updates

Apr 08, 2015 - 4:32 PM

2nd UPDATE Pamela Anderson a director of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been meeting with IRRI officials but reports say the world s richest man himself also visited

Bloomberg, Gates launch anti-tobacco industry fund

Mar 19, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The Anti Tobacco Trade Litigation Fund aims to combat the tobacco industry s use of international trade agreements to threaten and prevent countries from passing strong tobacco control laws

An Indian man smokes a cigarette on 'World No Tobacco Day' in Bangalore, India on 31 May 2014. Jagadeesh NV/EPA

Apple Watch, Mobile World Congress 2015, techpreneurs in Forbes' richest (TechRap)

Mar 08, 2015 - 11:14 AM

The Apple Watch among others will be launched Monday What s the latest in the Mobile World Congress? And who are the techpreneurs in Forbes Magazine s richest list?

12 Filipinos in Forbes’ 2015 billionaires’ list

Mar 04, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Henry Sy the Philippines richest climbs to 73rd from 2014’s 97th ranking

World must prepare for 'war' vs global pandemic – Bill Gates

Jan 28, 2015 - 11:03 AM

Bill Gates says the risk of a worldwide pandemic meant it was reckless not to act now

ADVOCATE. US billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates is pictured at an interview with Agence France-Presse in Berlin on January 27, 2015. Tobias Schwarz/AFP

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon and Bill Gates drink 'poop water'

Jan 22, 2015 - 9:47 PM

So which did you think it was? Glass one or Glass two?

Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

Sep 19, 2014 - 8:53 AM

It looks like there are some technological materials that will be able to maintain a condom barrier with a very thin thin material Gates said in New Delhi

CONDOMS. Orange-colored condoms on sale in a condom shop in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 24 June 2014. Rob Van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

WATCH: Zuckerberg, Timberlake, Fallon take on ice bucket challenge

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:01 PM

Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Mark Zuckerberg is bravely dumping ice cold water over their heads in an attempt to raise money for the ALS Foundation

Microsoft's Gates reclaims title as world's richest

Mar 04, 2014 - 9:26 AM

US tech tycoon Bill Gates beats Mexico s Carlos Slim in Forbes Magazine s 2014 world s billionaires list

WORLD'S RICHEST. Microsoft's Bill Gates reclaims top spot on Forbes Magazine's world's billionaires list for 2014. AFP PHOTO

Rappler Newscast | February 5, 2014

Feb 05, 2014 - 8:19 PM

The PH will not apologize to Hong Kong The Senate Congress and Customs rate poorly in fighting corruption Bill Gates is no longer Microsoft chair

Gates shifts role at Microsoft, new CEO named

Feb 04, 2014 - 10:23 PM

UPDATED Microsoft names Satya Nadella as new CEO; Gates will devote more time to the company on the board as founder and technology advisor

LINE OF SUCCESSION. (From L-R) Microsoft founder & technology adviser Bill Gates, new CEO Satya Nadella, and former CEO Steve Ballmer in an image released by Microsoft. Image courtesy Microsoft

Being young is not a hindrance

Jan 26, 2014 - 11:44 AM

Insights from a Global Shaper going to the World Economic Forum

Microsoft tops expectations with record revenue

Jan 24, 2014 - 6:35 AM

Microsoft reported net income of 6 56 billion on revenue that hit a record high of 24 52 billion in the quarter that ended December 31

RECORD REVENUE. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer addresses shareholders during the Microsoft Shareholders Annual Meeting November 19, 2013. Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images/AFP

Change of outlook resolutions for 2014

Jan 02, 2014 - 7:59 AM

Whenever we think of resolutions they seem to always be tied to an objective we cannot tangibly reach

Reinventing the toilet

Oct 08, 2013 - 9:48 PM

A project aims to tap India s expertise in manufacturing to make toilets more accessible for the poor

Bill Gates the unknown explores Ghana's health progress

Mar 27, 2013 - 1:32 PM

Bill Gates foundation has been on a high profile campaign to improve health by increasing vaccinations in poorer nations

ADVOCACY. Bill Gates (L) at the Awutu health clinic in Ghana. Photo courtesy of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

US tech sector rides on rich list

Mar 04, 2013 - 11:47 PM

America s technology sector remained a driving force for the world s billionaires

Bill Gates a warmer person now - Aquino

Jan 27, 2013 - 8:42 PM

The world s second richest man has become a warmer person after focusing on philanthropic work says President Benigno Aquino III

CHANCE MEETING. President Aquino and the world's second richest man, Bill Gates, briefly met and chatted on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima took a picture of the two and posted this on Twitter

Developing nations to get $2.6-B for family planning

Jul 12, 2012 - 9:50 AM

Rich nations and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation said they had pledged more than 2 6 billion dollars towards family planning in developing countries at a summit in London Wednesday July 11