Tag: Bill Gates

Bill Gates calls for Covid-19 meds to go to those who need them, not highest bidders

Bill Gates has called for Covid-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the “highest bidder”. The billionaire philanthropist said that relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic. He stated that leaders needed to make hard decisions about distributing based on equity.

Bill Gates steps down from Microsoft’s board of directors

Microsoft’s founder and chairman Bill Gates has stepped down from the company’s board of directors for the first time in 44 years. He explains that he is stepping away from the company to focus more on his charitable endeavors such as global health, education etc. He added that he is by no means abandoning Microsoft and will maintain a passive role in the company as a leading advisor. 

Bill Gates is buying the world’s most expensive hydrogen-powered yacht

One of the richest men on earth, Bill Gates has ordered the first-ever hydrogen fuel cell-based yacht, the Sinot’s Aqua. The “Superyacht” costs $644 million, and is powered by two 1MW motors fuelled by supercooled hydrogen tanks. It has a 17-knot top speed (19.6MPH), it is capable of cross-ocean travel due to its 3,750-mile range.

Bill Gates’ daughter Jennifer engaged to Muslim beau Nayel Nassar

Bill Gates’ daughter, Jennifer Gates announced her engagement on Friday, to Egyptian show jumper Nayel Nassar in a heartfelt post on Instagram. Jennifer revealed in her Instagram post that Nassar, who helped Egypt qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, had proposed. The couple, who both attended Stanford University, each have a love for the equine sport.