Microsoft founder Bill Gates now has his own account on WeChat, the most popular social network in China with more than 800 million monthly active users.
Gates first joined the Tencent-owned messaging app on Saturday with a 30-second video clip welcoming Chinese netizens to his account in Mandarin, according to Mashable.
Bill Gates, who currently has a net worth of $84.8 billion, could possibly be the world’s ever (publicly known) trillionaire.
If the Microsoft co-founder can somehow sustain the rapid growth of his business for the next 25 years, the world will see the first ever confirmed trillionaire.
In a recent blog post, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates posed the following question: If you were living on $2 a day, what would you do to improve your life?
This is a real question almost 1 billion people have to answer due to extreme poverty, and one Gates set out to answer. Through his Foundations work, he believes that anyone who is living in extreme poverty should raise chickens. He provided the following reasons:
John Sculley is the former CEO of Apple Computers who was hired by Steve Jobs in 1983. He’s best known as the man who ousted Steve Jobs From Apple in 1985. From there up until Jobs’ death, both men never repaired their relationship.
While Sculley at the time was hired for his experience, it appears that he was able to learn a few things from two young and rising tech titans at the time. He told Quarts in a newly released interview:
One Reddit user asked Gates to reveal one of his fondest memories from his days at Harvard, which turned out to be how Gates never went to the classes he signed up for but still managed to get A’s — except for one time.
In the early days of Microsoft, a workaholic Bill Gates had an unusual way of tracking how long his employees worked.
In an interview with the BBC’s Kirsty Young on Radio 4, Gates revealed some details about his youth and his college days with Paul Allen, who would later become Microsoft’s co-founder, including the time he memorized all of his employees license plates:
Spanish retail tycoon Amancio Ortega briefly topped Bill Gates as the richest man on Earth.
The elusive multi-billionaire is the owner of apparel company Zara, which has over 6,000 stores in over 89 countries.
Add the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the small but growing list of companies who offer their workers paid long-term parental leave or unlimited time off.
In a statement posted to LinkedIn, Steven Rice, the foundation’s chief human resources officer, announced that the nonprofit organization’s new parental leave program would grant up to 52 weeks paid leave to mothers and fathers during the first year of their child’s birth or adoption.
A talented Colombian artist known for his funny caricatures of obese soccer players created a series of illustrations of celebrities standing next to their younger selves.
Everyone has stress in their lives, but not everyone deals with it in a constructive way. Business leaders especially must learn how to manage their stress effectively so that their companies, employees and their own personal lives don’t end up eroding as a consequence.
Late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, for instance, took a Zen-like approach and advised those with busy minds to slow down in order to find calm and clarity. Meditation is an age-old practice that is effective in achieving that clearer headspace.
In January, Bill Gates drank water that nearly 10 minutes before consumption was feces. Gates did this to illustrate the astonishing ability of a new machine called the Janicki Omniprocessor, a self-powered machine that turns human waste into clean drinking water.