Latest Bill Gates News

Gates Foundation takes up question of its own power

Jan. 17, 2023 11:30 AM EST

Does The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have too much power and influence? It's a question the foundation's CEO Mark Suzman raised in its annual letter released Tuesday that outlines the organization's priorities and announces its budget for the coming year. With $8.3 billion...

Editorial Roundup: West Virginia

Jan. 12, 2023 14:33 PM EST

The Herald-Dispatch. January 11, 2023. Editorial: Gates cautiously optimistic about WV’s energy future Microsoft founder and clean-energy investor Bill Gates brought a dose of optimism and a dose of realism to Appalachia when he visited Charleston on Monday. ...

Bill Gates made 2022's biggest charitable donation

Dec. 30, 2022 17:37 PM EST

The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of the 10 largest charitable gifts announced by individuals or their foundations totaled nearly $9.3 billion in 2022. The contributions went to large, well-established institutions, three of them private foundations and three universities to support...

Indian coal magnate Gautam Adani steps up green investments

Dec. 02, 2022 11:32 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — Asia’s richest man, Gautam Adani, made his vast fortune betting on coal as an energy hungry India grew swiftly after liberalizing its economy in the 1990s. He's now set his sights on becoming the world's biggest renewable energy player, by 2030, by promising to...

Election certification delays few, but a 'test run' for 2024

Nov. 30, 2022 15:24 PM EST

Before November, election officials prepared for the possibility that Republicans who embraced former President Donald Trump's lies about voter fraud would challenge the verdict of voters by refusing to certify the midterm results. Three weeks after the end of voting, such challenges...

GOP-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify election

Nov. 28, 2022 21:36 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Republican officials in a rural Arizona county refused Monday to certify the 2022 election despite no evidence of anything wrong with the count, a decision that was quickly challenged in court by the state's top election official. The refusal to certify by Cochise...

Lake seeks election records in suit against Arizona county

Nov. 25, 2022 18:18 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Kari Lake, the defeated Republican candidate for Arizona governor, has filed a public records lawsuit demanding Maricopa County hand over a variety of documents related to the election. Lake has refused to acknowledge that she lost to Democrat Katie Hobbs and has...

GOP Gov Ducey welcomes Dem Hobbs though no Lake concession

Nov. 23, 2022 17:32 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — Outgoing Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey said Wednesday his Republican administration will ensure an orderly transition to Democrat Katie Hobbs, his first public statement on her victory. Ducey met with Hobbs in his office more than a week after her victory became clear and...

2nd Arizona county delays certifying election, for now

Nov. 21, 2022 20:04 PM EST

PHOENIX (AP) — A second Republican-controlled Arizona county on Monday delayed certifying the results of this month's election as a protest against voting issues in Maricopa County that some GOP officials have blamed for their losses in top races including the contest for governor. ...

Foundations call for cooperation, some new pledges at COP27

Nov. 18, 2022 12:11 PM EST

As communities around the globe press their case at the COP27 conference in Egypt that climate damage is forcing migration and causing suffering as never before, philanthropic foundations pooled their resources to donate more than $2 billion to support climate adaptation projects. Overall, though...