Latest Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation News

Buffett giving annual stock gifts worth $3.6B to 5 charities

Jul. 1, 2019 4:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Investor Warren Buffett is continuing to give his fortune away. On Monday, he disclosed a donation of $3.6 billion in Berkshire Hathaway stock to five foundations. Buffett, who is Berkshire's chairman and CEO, has now given away stock worth roughly $34 billion since he started...

Ex-executive at bankrupt private equity firm pleads guilty

Jun. 28, 2019 5:04 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former top executive at a Dubai-based emerging markets firm that coaxed the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.S. government to invest in feel-good projects pleaded guilty Friday, saying he was wrong to be silent as his firm exaggerated its finances to win over new investors....