You might not think of Bill Gates as a big social networking presence, but, believe it or not, the tech mogul has the 29th most followers on Twitter of the 50 celebs on Zimbio's 50 Most Influential Celebs Online list! That's right, he has 11,588,630 followers, and counting. Perhaps there are a lot of people out there hoping to find the keys to success and forturne through his 160-character messages. Regardless, Gates made an impressive mark on social networking this year and earned him a spot...Read Full Story
(Photo: Getty Images)Bill Gates has more money than most of us can even comprehend, so much money that he's actually tired of making more. Instead, he just wants to make the world a better place, and now the the computer tycoon turned socially conscious philanthropist is taking on birth control.Yup, as part of his foundations Grand Challenges in Global Health Initiative, Gates and company have issued the following directive: Develop the next generation of condom. Why do we need a "next...Read Full Story
Where Microsoft founder Bill Gates is scheduled to speak, large crowds gather, that's pretty much a no-brainer. So, when Gates spoke at the Technology, Entertainment and Design Conference Thursday in Long Beach, Calif. it was no surprise to see a massive gathering of techies, politicians, celebrities and journalists. What was surprising was Gates' unorthodox tactic of releasing mosquitoes into the audience to convince the crowd that malaria is a serious problem in underdeveloped countries. As...Read Full Story
If you've seen the Jerry Seinfeld-Bill Gates Microsoft ads, and found yourself totally confused, don't worry, you're not the only one. The ads have only been running for two weeks, and already Microsoft has confirmed they will pull the plug.Maybe it's because they were confusing, or because in the end they really weren't funny, either way, they received serious criticism and really didn't make any sense.Maybe it's something about Gates and Seinfeld as traveling companions that just makes the...Read Full Story
Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates, co-founder of the software giant, plans to give up his day-to-day duties at Microsoft in 2008.