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Bill Gates is coming to TC Sessions: Climate

Gates writes, “What we need now is a plan that turns all this momentum into practical steps to achieve our big goals.”. As we began the process of planning TechCrunch’s first-ever TC Sessions: Climate event, we put together a short list of dream speakers for the event. Since the outset, Gates’ name has been right at the top. Today, we’re excited to announce that the founder of Microsoft, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Breakthrough Energy, TerraPower and Cascade Investment (among others) will be joining us onstage at our inaugural event at UC Berkeley on June 14.
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Bill Gates: It’s ‘tragic’ if microchip conspiracy theories prevent people from getting the COVID vaccine

Sign up for the Fortune Features email list so you don’t miss our biggest features, exclusive interviews, and investigations. Conspiracy theories that Bill Gate's COVID-related philanthropy is a thinly veiled attempt to track people's movements are laughable, the Microsoft founder said Friday—but they're "tragic," he added, if they prevent individuals from getting vaccinated.
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Bill Gates knows philanthropy alone can’t solve inequality

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Facts Matter: Bill Gates not majority holder of U.S. farmland

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has been buying up farmland in the U.S., and recent posts claim he now owns a majority of the country's pastures. "Bill Gates is buying up the majority of American farmland and BlackRock is buying the majority of single family houses but I'm supposed to believe the biggest threat to us is Elon Musk buying Twitter?," read a Twitter post that was liked or shared more than 250,000 times.
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Bill Gates says he has COVID-19

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates said Tuesday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. Via Twitter, the billionaire philanthropist said he will isolate until he is again healthy. "I'm fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care," Gates wrote. The...
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Bill Gates tests positive for COVID-19

Bill Gates has tested positive for COVID-19. The Microsoft founder revealed he is "experiencing mild symptoms" of the coronavirus, while the 66-year-old billionaire noted his gratitude for having had his vaccinations and booster jab. On Tuesday (05.10.22), he tweeted: "I've tested positive for COVID. I'm experiencing mild symptoms and am...
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Bill Gates says he has COVID-19, experiencing ‘mild’ symptoms

Bill Gates said he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms. The 65-year-old Microsoft co-founder revealed the news on Twitter, saying he will self-isolate until he’s healthy. “I’ve tested positive for COVID. I’m experiencing mild symptoms and am following the experts’ advice by isolating until I’m healthy again,” he said in a tweet. “I’m fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted and have access to testing and great medical care,” he said in a follow-up tweet. The tech magnate’s Seattle-based Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is the most influential private foundation in the world, with an endowment of about $65 billion. The foundation...
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Bill Gates has Covid

New York (CNN Business) — Bill Gates said he has tested positive for Covid-19. The outspoken vaccine advocate said on Twitter he's "experiencing mild symptoms" and he's "following the experts' advice by isolating until I'm healthy again." Gates added that he's "fortunate to be vaccinated and boosted." The billionaire...
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