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Bill Gates is now tackling Alzheimer’s with a huge investment in dementia research

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Bill Gates invests $50 million of his own money to fight Alzheimer's Disease

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Bill Gates invests $80 million into ‘smart city’ of the future

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Bill Gates Gives $50 Million To Fight Alzheimer’s

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Jeff Bezos becomes first billionaire since 1999 to have net worth over $100 billion 
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’s net worth has crossed the magical $100 billion mark. Amazon’s shares surged by more than two percent due to Black Friday sales. In the process, he became the first billionaire since 1999 to build a 12-figure net worth. According to Bloomberg, this year itself, worth of Bezos rose by around $34 billion. Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) stock climbed 2   Read More ...
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Warren Buffett and Bill Gates once revealed the best business decisions they ever made
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates have both founded highly profitable companies, so it's safe to say that they've made quite a few smart business decisions. In a 1998 panel discussion with students at the University of Washington's business school, the two billionaires pinpointed the best business decisions they ever made. Buffett said his best business decision was simply starting a career in investing because he enjoys what he does   Read More ...
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5 ways to help fight Alzheimer’s — according to Bill Gates
There are medicines and strategies to delay Alzheimer’s disease, but there’s nothing that successfully prevents it at the moment — but Bill Gates, philanthropist and one of the world’s richest men, is shelling out $50 million to try and change that. The Microsoft co-founder wrote in a blog post that his donation, a personal one not made through his foundation, was inspired by his own experiences with the disease, which runs in his family   Read More ...
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Chandrababu Naidu, Bill Gates attend AP AgTech Summit’s valedictory session
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu presided over the Valedictory session of AP AgTech Summit-2017 along with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Trustee Bill Gates in Visakhapatnam on Friday. The three-day-long event was organised by the State government along with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Dalberg Advisors. The summit, titled ‘Progressive Farmer, Smart Farming,’ focussed on innovative ideas, technologies and global best practices to push agricultural transformation in the State   Read More ...
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Bill Gates is now tackling Alzheimer’s with a huge investment in dementia research
Bill Gates is adding Alzheimer’s to the roster of causes he has put his money behind. The billionaire is investing $50 million of his personal money in the London-based Dementia Discovery Fund, which is a private-public collaboration that invests in innovative dementia research. He plans to invest at least another $50 million into other startups that are working on “less mainstream” approaches, but these have not yet been identified   Read More ...
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A.P. well poised to become a seed hub, says Bill Gates
Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates on Friday said modern plant breeding techniques, including DNA analysis, could double or even triple the annual increase in crop yield and lead to hardier varieties. In his valedictory address at the AP AgTech Summit here, he said the International Rice Research Institute had developed a flood-tolerant version of the popular rice variety known as ‘Swarna’ that could survive full submergence for more than two weeks   Read More ...
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Bill Gates positive to N. Chandrababu Naidu plea for tech help
Microsoft Corporation co-founder Bill Gates on Friday called for a two-pronged approach to focus on increasing productivity of smallholder farms and farmers and connecting them to markets to ensure reward for them for their hard work. Responding to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu’s request to provide technology to transform agriculture into a profitable sector and supplement the government’s efforts for improving health and nutrition and sanitation, Mr   Read More ...
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Bill Gates meets Yogi Adityanath, discusses investment opportunities in Uttar Pradesh
Microsoft founder Bill Gates on Friday met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at his office in Lucknow. The billionaire reached the UP Chief Minister’s office in Lucknow where he was received by senior state officials. He is accompanied by his wife Melinda Gates. Yogi and Gates discussed investment opportunities in UP. “A delegation led by Mr Bill Gates, founder of Microsoft Corp & Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation called upon #UPCM Shri #YogiAdiyanath at Shastri Bhavan, Lucknow,” tweeted CM’s office   Read More ...
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Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have more wealth than the bottom half of the country combined
It can be hard to grasp just how much money is concentrated in just a few hands in our lopsided economy today. But here's a start: The richest three people in the United States — Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett — together have more wealth than the entire bottom half of the country combined. To put an even finer point on it: That’s three people versus about 160 million people   Read More ...
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Bill Gates defends the rise of new technologies like AI
Microsoft founder Bill Gates gave an optimistic speech Tuesday on the rise of new technologies and how they will impact human society in years to come. Speaking at the Misk Global Forum in Riyadh, he said that the benefits of these advancements, like artificial intelligence (AI), outweigh any potential pitfalls. "We need to solve these infectious diseases ... We need to help health care workers do their job   Read More ...
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Bill Gates' charity is offering $10 million to 'innovators' who can solve the world's challenges
Bill Gates' charitable foundation is putting up $10 million to fund ideas aimed at improving education, eradicating poverty, and stopping climate change, among other causes. On Tuesday, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced a partnership with the MiSK Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic organization established by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. The MiSK Grand Challenges initiative will fund 100 "innovators" with $100,000 each   Read More ...
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Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer's — and it's personal
Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that Gates says has struck members of his own family. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, which destroys memory and other mental processes, and so Gates said he is investing his own money into the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public partnership to search for a solution   Read More ...
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Bill Gates invests $50 million of his own money to fight Alzheimer's Disease
LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Bill Gates announced he's investing of his own money to fight Alzheimer's Disease. According to the Alzheimer's Association, people have a 50 percent chance of developing the disease after the age of 85. Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer's. Gates wrote on his website he has personal experience with the disease, as several men in his family have had it   Read More ...
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Bill Gates giving $50 million for Alzheimer’s research
Gates, in an entry on his blog, said he was making the investment from his personal fortune and not with his charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Of all the disorders that plague us late in life, one stands out as a particularly big threat to society: Alzheimer’s disease,” Gates said. “Scientists have yet to figure out what exactly causes Alzheimer’s or how to stop the disease from destroying the brain,” he said   Read More ...
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Bill Gates spends $80 million to create a "smart city" in Arizona
What do you get for the man who has everything? His own city, apparently. An investment firm run by Microsoft founder Bill Gates is buying up 25,000 acres in Arizona to create a planned community. The firm, Belmont Partners, has spent $80 million to launch development on a large plot of land is about 45 minutes west of downtown Phoenix, in a region called the West Valley   Read More ...
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Bill Gates giving $50 million for Alzheimer's research
Washington, United States | AFP | Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates announced Monday that he is investing $50 million to fund research into treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. Gates, in an entry on his blog, said he was making the investment from his personal fortune and not with his charitable Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. “Of all the disorders that plague us late in life, one stands out as a particularly big threat to society: Alzheimer’s disease,” Gates said   Read More ...
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Bill Gates invests $80 million into ‘smart city’ of the future
Former Microsoft CEO Bill Gates (Photo: the Toronto Star) One of Bill Gates' firms have invested $80 million into almost 25,000 acres of land, west of Phoenix in Arizona to build a 'smart city'. The proposed community, called ‘Belmont’, will have high-speed communications infrastructure, autonomous cars and data centres. "Belmont will create a forward-thinking community with a communication and infrastructure spine that embraces cutting-edge technology, designed around high-speed digital networks, data centres, new manufacturing technologies and distribution models, autonomous vehicles and autonomous logistics hubs," Belmont Partners said in a news release   Read More ...
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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s
SEATTLE — Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s   Read More ...
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Bill Gates is funding a futuristic 'smart city'
Bill Gates wants to build a futuristic community in Arizona. A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs. It's unclear how much former Microsoft CEO Gates, who owns Belmont's parent company Cascade Investment, will be involved in the effort   Read More ...
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Bill Gates’ upcoming visit excites twitterati
The visit of American billionaire, philanthropist and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation Bill Gates has created a lot of expectation among the denizens who have taken to the microblogging site Twitter to express their feelings. Mr. Gates will attend the valedictory of the three-day AP Ag Tech Summit on November 17 during his brief visit from Lucknow. The event is being organised jointly by the Confederation of Indian Industry and the State government   Read More ...
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Bill Gates is donating $50 million to fund Alzheimer's research
Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer's   Read More ...
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A firm tied to Bill Gates invested $80 million in an Arizona 'smart' city, report says
A firm tied to Bill Gates is involved in an $80 million investment in a "smart" city in Arizona, according to property records viewed by the Arizona Republic. The yet-to-be developed community on the west side of Phoenix would have a freeway running to Reno, Nevada, and would be developed around "solar power and electric distribution systems, autonomous auto testing, broadband, and data centers," according to a press release   Read More ...
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Bill Gates Invests $100 Million of Personal Money to Fight Alzheimer’s
By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent. LONDON, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment - a personal one and not part of Gates' philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer's research, Gates said   Read More ...
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Bill Gates invests $80M to build smart city
Bill Gates wants to build a futuristic community in Arizona. A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs. It's unclear how much former Microsoft CEO Gates, who owns Belmont's parent company Cascade Investment, will be involved in the effort   Read More ...
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Bill Gates Investing $100M To Find Cure For Alzheimer’s
Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent (CNN) – It’s one of the holy grails of science: a cure for Alzheimer’s. Currently, there is no treatment to stop the disease, let alone slow its progression. And billionaire Bill Gates thinks he will change that. “I believe there is a solution,” he told me without hesitation. “Any type of treatment would be a huge advance from where we are today,” he said, but “the long-term goal has got to be cure   Read More ...
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Bill Gates invests $66m to help fund Alzheimer's research
Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $US50 million ($66 million) to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer's disease, a type of dementia that Gates says has struck members of his own family. There is no cure for Alzheimer's, which destroys memory and other mental processes, and so Gates said he is investing his own money into the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public partnership to search for a solution   Read More ...
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Bill Gates makes $50 million personal investment to combat Alzheimer's
Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer's   Read More ...
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Bill Gates Gives $50 Million To Fight Alzheimer’s
The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication   Read More ...
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Bill Gates Wants to Build a 'Smart City' With High-speed Internet and Driverless Cars
Billionaire Bill Gates is planning to turn an undeveloped part of Arizona into a smart city complete with the latest in technology.   Read More ...
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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's
SEATTLE — Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer's   Read More ...
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Bill Gates makes $50 million personal investment to combat Alzheimer's
Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement, Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer's   Read More ...
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Bill Gates Gives $50 Million To Find Cure For Alzheimer’s
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates says he’s giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s   Read More ...
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Bill Gates Makes $100 Million Personal Investment To Fight Alzheimer's
London: Billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is to invest $50 million in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a venture capital fund that brings together industry and government to seek treatments for the brain-wasting disease. The investment, a personal one and not part of Gates' philanthropic Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will be followed by another $50 million in start-up ventures working in Alzheimer's research, Gates said   Read More ...
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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's
SEATTLE (AP) - Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer's   Read More ...
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Bill Gates joins the fight against Alzheimer’s — and it’s personal
Billionaire Bill Gates is personally investing $50 million to help fund research to find a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, a type of dementia Gates says has struck members of his own family. There is no cure for Alzheimer’s, which destroys memory and other mental processes, so Gates said he is investing his own money in the Dementia Discovery Fund, a private-public partnership to search for a solution   Read More ...
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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's
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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer's
SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates says he's giving $50 million to help fight Alzheimer's disease. The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer's   Read More ...
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Bill Gates gives $50 million to combat Alzheimer’s
The Microsoft co-founder said Monday that the donation to the Dementia Discovery Fund is personal and not through his charitable foundation. The London-based private fund is backed by government, charities and pharmaceutical firms and seeks new treatments for the progressive, irreversible neurological disease. In a statement , Gates says men in his family have suffered from Alzheimer’s. He says he’s hopeful that in time Alzheimer’s could be a chronic condition treatable with medication   Read More ...
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Bill Gates ‘digs deep’ and invests $50 million to fight Alzheimer’s
Bill Gates has “dug deep” to join the fight against Alzheimer’s with a whopping $50 million investment in the Dementia Discovery Fund. Known for his philanthropy, Gates says this time the generosity is personal — at least in part. “It’s a terrible disease that devastates both those who have it and their loved ones,” Gates wrote Monday in his blog post   Read More ...
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Bill Gates invests $80 million to build Arizona smart city
Bill Gates wants to build a futuristic community in Arizona. A group associated with a Gates investment company has invested $80 million in a high-tech planned development outside Phoenix. The community in Belmont will be designed around high-speed networks, autonomous vehicles, high-speed digital networks, data centers, new manufacturing technologies and autonomous logistics hubs. It's unclear how much former Microsoft CEO Gates, who owns Belmont's parent company Cascade Investment, will be involved in the effort   Read More ...
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